July 31, 2022

Best of the Best 2022

4.5 min read| Published On: July 31st, 2022|

By Akers Editorial

Best of the Best 2022

4.5 min read| Published On: July 31st, 2022| 0 Comments|

The readers have spoken, and here are the Best of the Best. 

Key: Percentage of total votes in category, *runner-up

Best Healthcare Providers

Cardiologist

Dr. Theresa Mills, Cardiovascular Associates  | 18.90%

*Dr. Samuel Goss, Cardiovascular Associates  | 17.73%

Chiropractor

Dr. Jeffrey Glover, Glover Chiropractic | 22.99%

*Dr. Jonathan Wise, Wise Chiropractic | 20.47%,

Dental Hygienist

Ashley Morton, Main Street Dentist | 29.56%

*Mary Brooker, Main Street Dentist & Tavares Dentist | 22.36%

Dentist

Dr. Teddy Bland, Mid Florida Pediatric Dentistry | 32.68%

*Dr. Stephanie Lacquaniti, Lacquaniti Dental  | 13.51%

Dermatology

Dr. Colleen MacInnis, MacInnis Dermatology | 28.39%

*Dr. Kevin Chun, Lake Dermatology | 26.34%

Medical Imaging

Lake Medical Imaging | 67.91%

*AdventHealth Imaging | 20.04%

Audiology

Lake Ear, Nose & Throat | 76.24%

*Citrus Hearing Clinic | 12.42%

Massage therapist

Dawn Coulliette, Mia Bella Salon & Spa | 31.33%

*Diedre Healey, Hand & Stone Massage | 22.39%

Physical therapist

Cheryl Harris, Lake Centre For Rehab | 39.65%

*David Moulder,Mount Dora Physical Therapy Specialist | 38.64%

Nurse Practitioner

Danielle Mathis, Advanced Primary Care | 16.90%

*Michelle Reisman, Silver Lake Pediatrics | 15.51%

Funcitonal Medicine/ Nutritionist

Gretta Ellis, Ellis Integrative Medicine | 50.03%

*Lori Esarey, Total Nutrition & Therapuetics | 49.97%

OB-GYN

Dr. Doug Moffett, Lake ob-gyn Associates of Mid-Florida | 22.94%

*Dr. Mamie Rogers, AdventHealth Medical Group ob-gyn at Waterman | 20.25% 

Physician’s Assistant

Keith Hester, PA Hester Family Care & Bariatric Medicine | 36.18%

*Larry Blevins, Village Institute Of Plastic Surgery | 26.93%

Oncologist

Dr. Maen Hussein, Florida Cancer Specialists | 37.34%

*Dr. Jennifer Cultrera, Florida Cancer Specialists | 24.63%

Optometrist

Dr. Glenn Pieschke, Mid Florida Eye Center | 37.70%

*Dr. Adria Young, Lake Eye Associates | 31.47%

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Keith Charles, Mid Florida Eye Center | 30.77%

*Dr. Greg Panzo, Mid Florida Eye Center | 23.55%

Orthodontist

Dr. Christopher Escott, Escott Orthodontics | 41.21%

*Dr. Dave Wollenschlaeger, Wollenschlaeger Orthodontics | 27.01%

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Jon Radnothy, Radnothy Orthopaedic Center | 29.71%

*Dr. Alfred Cook, Advanced Orthopedics Institute | 21.99%

Pediatrician

Dr. Rafael A. Cheas, Silver Lake Pediatrics  | 32.16%

*Dr. Denis Diaz, AdventHealth Pediatrics | 19.96%

Pharmacist

Jim Burry, Burry’s Pharmacy | 19.76%

*George Warren, Bay Pharmacy / Lake Pharmacy | 17.97%

General Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Richard Bosshardt, Bosshardt & Marzek Plastic Surgery Associates | 32.38%

*Dr. Peter Marzek, Bosshardt & Marzek Plastic Surgery Associates | 24.91%

Hospital

AdventHealth Waterman | 51.55%

*UF Health Leesburg Hospital | 22.60%

Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Dino Madonna, Face 2 Face Aesthetics & Wellness | 43.77%

*Dr. Danny Soares,Village Institute of Plastic Surgery | 36.43%

Podiatrist

Dr. Erik Zimmermann, Zimmermann Podiatry  21.10%

*Dr. Victor Torres, Lake Health Care Center | 17.69%

Primary Care/Internist Doctor

Dr. Dan Boggus, AEGIS Medical Group | 24.32%

*Danielle Mathis, Advanced Primary Care Associates | 17.30%

Urologist

Dr. Jack Cassell, Urology of Mount Dora | 34.64%

*Dr. Michael Fountain, AdventHealth Medical Group Urology at Waterman | 32.45%


Best Health, Beauty, Fitness

Hair Salon

Mia Bella Salon & Spa | 23.92%

*Style Diva Color Spa | 13.67%

Tattoo Parlor

Forever Stained | 31.35%

*Mr Williams Tattoo Co. | 26.94%

Gym / Fitness Center

Infinity Fitness | 57.51%

*CF Fitness | 15.82%

Nail Salon

Alina Nails | 30.95%

*Golden Nails & Tanning | 19.58%

Tanning

Spray Mobile Tanning, Lindsey Mallory | 46.79%

*Bronzed Beauty By Erika | 33.50%

Health / Medical Spa

Renew Day Spa | 30.45%

*Bella Toscana Luxury Med Spa | 28.45%

Plastic Surgery Clinic

Bosshardt & Marzek Plastic Surgery Associates | 40.68%

*Village Institute of Plastic Surgery | 32.46%

Barbershop

Razor Sharp Cutz | 31.63%

*The Country Barber | 17.76%


Best Professionals

Accounting Firm

Sandy Stokes, Pllc Cpa | 27.52%

*Wiley & Wiley | 24.05%

Law Office

Mike Graves, Public Defender | 21.01%

*Campione & Hackney Law | 19.04%

Insurance / Annuities Advisor

Kim Varnadore, State Farm | 17.44%

*Allen Bates, Bates Insurance Group | 13.74%

Hair Stylist

Emelly Rodea, Mia Bella Salon | 15.84%

*Savannah Zuk, Surface Salon | 14.33%

Personal Trainer

Al Cardiello, Infinity Fitness | 57.72%

*Tyrell Rachel, Infinity Fitness | 12.22%

Esthetician

Jennifer Shaw, Mia Bella Salon | 28.76%

*Megan Gregg, Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa | 21.04%

Financial Advisor

Tracy Belton, Belton Financial Group of Raymond James | 26.90%

*Nicole Wortsman, Edward Jones | 26.01%

Realtor

Brittany Knight, Berkshire Hathaway | 23.62%

*Lena Williams, Morris Realty & Investments | 15.46%

Permanent Makeup Artist / Microblading

Ashley Daniels, Arch & Ash Salon | 44.88%

*Tasha Williams, Bladed Beauty Bar | 33.60%

Interior Design

Allison Emily Interior Design | 37.10%

*Leah D. Connor Interior Design | 36.03% 

Local Band / Musician

Tie Rob Nichols | 17.49%, 

Tie Braxton Bennett | 17.49%

*David Oliver Willis | 17.39%

Photographer

Bonnie Whicher Photography | 28.34%

*Sierra Ford Photography | 20.45%

Videographer

Bonnie Whicher Photography | 57.25%

*John Coronado Photography | 26.12%

Volunteer

Danielle Daugherty | 35.82%

*Alan Reisman | 19.96%


Best Service Providers

Auto Detailer / Car Wash

BP Auto Spa | 24.02%

*Hayden’s Detailing Service | 20.51%

Bank / Credit Union

United Southern Bank | 36.37%

*Insight Credit Union | 17.58% 

Auto Service

South Bay Automotive | 35.46%

*Lake Sumter Transmissions | 32.13%

Locksmith

Martin’s Lock Shop | 37.20%

*Action Locksmith | 23.85%

Daycare

Cardiello Family Daycare | 47.86%

*First Academy Preschool | 13.45%

Private School

Mount Dora Christian Academy | 31.29%

*First Academy | 28.43%

Insurance Agency

Merrill Insurance | 24.11%

*State Farm Insurance, Kim Varnadore | 19.42%

Catering Company

Oakwood Smokehouse & Grill | 46.75%

*Gourmet Today | 24.33%

Moving Service

Two Men and a Truck | 66.16%

*Mitchell’s Moving | 13.90%

Computer / It Service

MMD Computers | 33.80%

*Lake County Computers | 29.27%

Self Storage

44 Self Storage | 31.39%

*Rolling Acres Self Storage | 26.88%

Graphics & Signs

Hunter Signs | 26.65%

*Eustis Sign Co. | 21.44%

Printers

Ford Press | 37.72%

*Data Graphics | 19.10%

Promotional Items

Striking Effect Promotions | 32.75%

*Data Graphics | 31.02%

Real Estate Agency

Morris Realty & Investments | 28.41%

*ERA Grizzard Real Estate | 24.20%


Best In-Home Service Providers

Home Inspector 

Florida Building Inspectorz | 36.33%

*Landmark Inspections | 22.12%

Commercial Builder

Lee Woods Construction | 36.66%

*RJ Builders | 19.21%

Home Builder

Kevco Builders, Inc. | 36.49%

*Baumgartner Renovations | 11.70%

Roofing Contractor

Eustis Roofing | 40.93%

*Scott’s Roofing | 26.83%

Building And Home Supply

Carter’s Ace Hardware | 67.14%

*Romac Building Supply | 22.63%

Flooring

The Floor Shoppe | 38.49%

*Pat’s Sales | 31.17%

Painting Contractor

Paynter’s Painting | 35.27%

*Alleycat Painting | 28.59%

Plumbing Contractor

Dunstan Plumbing | 30.80%

*Mike Scott Plumbing | 25.82%

Electrical / Solar Contractor

Lenhart Electric | 29.84%

*Electrical Works | 17.73%

Pool Contractor

T&D Pool & Spa Construction | 22.91%

*Premier Pool & Spa | 18.48%

Pest Control

B&C Pest Solutions | 26.34%

*Deans Services | 20.05%

Pool Service

Clements Pool Services | 46.36%

*Patriot Pool & Spa | 29.33%

Lawn & Landscape Services

Father & Son Landscaping | 30.41%

*Goney’s Nursery and Landscaping | 16.83%

Custom Carpentry / Remodeling

O’Brien Construction | 52.35%

*Specifics Woodwork | 26.97%

Heating & Air

Duct-Man Mechanical | 26.54%

*Munn’s Heating & Air | 22.28%


Best Shopping

Clothing Boutique

Prominent Fox Boutique | 35.99%

*Salty Mare | 26.68%

Gift Shop

Prominent Fox Boutique | 30.68%

*Peddler’s Wagon | 27.89%

Sporting Goods / Outdoors / Fishing

Brooker’s Bait & Tackle | 29.37%

*Owen’s Fishing & Marine | 28.01%

Motorcycle Dealership

Gator Harley-Davidson | 57.46%

*Seminole Power Sports | 22.20%

Auto Dealership

Vann Gannaway Chevrolet | 30.03%

*Jenkins Nissan, Honda & Hyundai | 18.64%

Furniture

Babette’s Furniture & Home Store | 51.62%

*Furniture Barn | 15.33%

Pet Items

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming | 28.04%

*Piglet’s Pantry | 27.41%

Boat Dealership

Nobles Marine | 40.54%

*Mount Dora Boating & Marina | 24.85%

RV Dealership

Campers Corner | 42.66%

*Lazy Days | 42.56%

Jeweler

Gold In Art Jewelers | 38.66%

*Merry Jewelers | 29.15%

Organic / Health Foods

The Health Basket | 43.26%

*The Green Apple | 15.96%


Best Food & Drink

Steak

Goblin Market | 40.40%

*1921 Mount Dora | 21.70%

Burgers

BTW Burgers Tacos Waffles | 29.06%

*Ramshackle Cafe | 21.91%

Mexican

Fiesta Grande Mexican Grill | 36.47%

*San Jose’s Original Mexican Restaurant | 25.01%

BBQ / Ribs

Oakwood Smokehouse & Grill | 37.55%

*Mission BBQ | 16.61%

Italian

Stavro’s and Sons | 27.98%

*Mount Dora Pizza & Subs | 25.77%

Pizza

Mount Dora Pizza & Subs | 30.39%

*Stavro’s and Sons | 25.00%

Dessert / Sweet Treats

Mystic Ice Cream | 29.16%

*Miz Kathi’s Southern Sweetery | 19.61%

Sushi

Wave Asian Bistro | 43.06%

*Momiji Sushi Bar | 14.79%

Wings

Cousin Vinnie’s Family Sports Restaurant | 37.56%

*Ramshackle Cafe | 21.65%

Seafood

Tiki West Raw Bar & Grill | 41.29%

*Red Crab Juicy Seafood | 22.22%

Craft Brewery

Wolf Branch Brewing Co. | 31.72%

*Bru Tap House | 25.46%

Cocktails

The Brick & Barrel | 31.38%

*HandleBar | 29.97%

Coffee Shop

Foxtail Coffee Co. | 22.70%

*Water Gypsy Coffee Co. | 17.84%

Winery

Lakeridge Winery | 62.24%

*Whispering Oaks Winery | 22.93%


Best Entertainment

Live Music

Ruby Street Grill | 30.22%

*Pisces Rising | 24.57%

Sports Bar

Ramshackle Cafe | 20.80%

*Crazy Gator | 20.14%

Gala / Fundraiser

Lake County Sheriff’s Boots, Buckles & Badges | 36.83%

*Stepping Out For Education | 23.00%

Wine Bar

Two Old Hags Wine Shoppe | 44.31%

*Bru Tap House | 24.92%

Festival / Event

Mount Dora Art Festival | 27.20%

*Leesburg Bikefest | 25.02%

Cigar Bar

Hemingway’s Wine Beer & Cigar Bar | 65.37%

*Garvino’s | 21.08%

Bowling

Lake Square Mall | 46.96%

*Lakeside Lanes | 34.51%

Event Venue

The Barn at Southern Oaks | 23.93%

*Sunsational Farms | 23.70%

Tourist Attraction

Sunsational Farms | 49.59%

*Atwood Family Farm | 22.57%


 

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