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20th Annual Best of Orange County

4 years ago by in ( Hotspots , News , Restaurants , Shopping , Welcome to Brea )

    After many months of preparation the Orange County Register’s 20th annual Best of Orange County (People’s Choice Awards & Critics’ Picks) arrived at our doorsteps this Sunday morning. The Register’s Best of Orange County is a well conglomeration of readers’ picks, critics’ choices, and register picks to determine the best of the best in Orange County.

      As a fan page and blog consisting of “All things Brea,” we will focus on the readers’ picks. With almost 12,000 voters determining the top three categories in 70 categories, Brea did not manage to be chosen for best overall shopping venue, i.e., Brea Mall, Brea Downtown, however, many of our shopping, dining, and luxury lifestyle services were chosen. Following is a list, albeit not complete, of those establishments who were chosen for their fine amenities. Any thoughts? Comments?

        For shopping, dining & services (the guide displays top 3.) For our purposes, only Brea businesses are shown.

          Fitness Center

            1.24 Hour Fitness

              Grocery Store

                1.Trader Joe’s

                  2.Ralph’s

                    3.Sprouts

                      Organic Food Selection

                        2.Mother’s Market and Kitchen

                          3.Sprout’s Farmers Market

                            Pet Boutique

                              2.PetSmart

                                3.Petco

                                  Tech Store

                                    1.Apple Store

                                      Wine Selection

                                        2.Total Wine & More

                                          3.BevMo

                                            Day Spa

                                              1.Glen Ivy

                                                3.Massage Envy Spa

                                                  Retailers

                                                    1.Nordstrom

                                                      2.Macy’s

                                                        Food & Drink

                                                          Barbeque

                                                            1.Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

                                                              Breakfast

                                                                2.Kimmie’s Coffee Cup

                                                                  Brewery

                                                                    1.BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

                                                                      Steakhouse

                                                                        3.Outback Steakhouse

                                                                          Coffeehouses

                                                                            1.Starbucks

                                                                              3.The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

                                                                                Cookie

                                                                                  1.Mrs. Fields

                                                                                    Family-friendly Restaurant

                                                                                      1.Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants

                                                                                        Happy Hour

                                                                                          1.Yard House

                                                                                            2.El Torrito

                                                                                              Ice Cream

                                                                                                1.Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants

                                                                                                  2.Baskin-Robbins

                                                                                                    3.Cold Stone Creamery

                                                                                                      Italian Restaurant

                                                                                                        1.Lomeli’s Italian Restaurant

                                                                                                          Pizza

                                                                                                            1.ZPizza

                                                                                                              2.Round Table Pizza

                                                                                                                3.BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

                                                                                                                  Sandwich

                                                                                                                    1.Jersey Mike’s

                                                                                                                      2.Subway

                                                                                                                        Sunday Brunch

                                                                                                                          1. El Torito

                                                                                                                            2. Taps Fish House & Brewery
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  • Carolyn Campbell

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