2020 Best of Pinal County

We have our Best of Pinal County results for you, a detailed guide to the best providers of goods and services here, selected by our readership. These are the people and businesses who really give the Golden Corridor its shine, making it pop for residents and visitors alike.

Our many, many categories are broken down into people, pets, services, lifestyle, shopping and food and drink, covering most all the facets of your life here in this “just right” slice of the desert between Phoenix and Tucson.

It’s always a joy for us to recognize and celebrate excellence in our community, and Pinal County teems with it! Our readers turn to the tried and true (Airport Tavern, Cook E Jar) and the new (Taco Giro Mexican Grill) for their favorite meals and fixin’s, and Bay of Islands Massage and Spa is their go-to for a relaxing day at the spa.


For getting two different kinds of workouts, WickedFitt came out on top as best gym and Maricopa’s Leaf and Feather Farm reached new heights as our best nursery.

And don’t forget the people and organizations who give our area its heart and soul, like everybody’s favorite bartender Diann Prechel at everybody’s favorite wine and karaoke destination A Latte Vino, or most esteemed nonprofit CASA of Pinal County and its volunteer court representatives for foster kids.

This is just a sneak peek at this year’s award winners, the people and places who’ve helped make our hometown shimmer, no matter what else is going on in the world. Read on to see who they are, and then thank them for all they do!


Best of Food & Drink

Bakery
Sa Morz Bakery

Barbecue
Bubba’s BBQ Pit

Breakfast
Big House Café

Burrito
Mi Amigo Ricardo Mexican Restaurant

Chinese
Big Wa Chinese Restaurant

Coffee Shop
Deadlift Coffee

Cookie
Cook E Jar Bakery & Cafe*

Deli
L’Grande Cafe*

Dive Bar
Airport Tavern*

Donuts
Bosa Donuts

Fine Dining
BeDillon’s Restaurant

Food Truck
Sauce Boss Gourmet Mobile Catering

Local Food Product
Bread – Bakery in Coolidge

Margarita
Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant

Mexican
Ochoa’s Restaurant

New Restaurant
Taco Giro Mexican Grill & Seafood

Pizza
Dell’s Pizza & Sports Bar

Sushi
Lucky Sushi & Chinese Restaurant

Wine Bar
A Latte Vino*


Best of Lifestyle

Casino
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino

City Park
Carr McNatt Park

Escape Room
Grande Escape

Festival
Downtown Street Fair in Casa Grande

Fitness Studio | Gym
WickedFitt

Golf Course – Public
Francisco Grande Hotel And Golf Resort

Hiking Trail
Casa Grande Mountain

Karaoke Bar
A Latte Vino*

Live Music Venue
A Latte Vino*

Movie Theater
UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle

Museum
The Museum of Casa Grande

Nonprofit
CASA of Pinal County

Parade
City of Casa Grande Electric Light Parade

Performance Theater
BlackBox Theater

Place to Take Kids
City Parks

Place to Take Visitors
Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Place to Volunteer
CASA of Pinal County

Place to Watch a Game
Dell’s Pizza and Sports Bar

Running | Fitness Event
City of Casa Grande Community Recreation Center

Staycation Resort
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino


Best of Pets

Animal Clinic
Casa Grande Animal Hospital

Animal Rescue – Large
& Small Animals
Valley Humane Society*

Animal Shelter
Valley Humane Society*

Dog-Friendly Store
BowWow Meow Thrift Store

Animal Entertainer
Wildman Phil

Pet Grooming
Jason’s Mobile Grooming


Best of Shopping

Butcher Shop
The Box Meat Shop

Craft | Hobby Store
JOANN

Custom Apparel
Abiding Impression Screen Printing & Embroidery – Ben Quail*

Farmers Market
Indoor Market at Promenade Mall

Furniture
Jones Furniture

Jewelry
Amy’s Jewelry

Kitchenware | Appliances
Bed Bath and Beyond

MISC (Shirts/Signs)
Abiding Impression Screen Printing & Embroidery*
Printwear

Music
Messiah

Nursery | Plants
Leaf and Feather Farm – Maricopa
(business has since closed)

Outdoor Decor
Lowe’s

Place to Buy Art
Street Fair – Casa Grande

Place to Buy Gifts
Christian Book Store

Place to Buy Souvenirs
Cracker Barrel

Second-Hand Clothing
Cream of the Crop

Wedding Gowns
Dillard’s


Best of People

Artist | Artisan
Erica Herman

Author
J.A. Jance

Band | Musician
Hank Gooday

Bartender
Diann Prechel, A Latte Vino*

Elected Official
Donna McBride, Councilwoman,
City of Casa Grande

MISC –
Chuck Goldsmith – Knights of Columbus Florence


Best of Services

Attorney
Morgan “Alex” Alexander, Alexander Law Offices

Auto Dealership – Preowned
Heritage Motors

Auto Repair
Service King Collision Casa Grande

Bank | Credit Union
Pinal County Federal Credit Union

Barber
Col’ CuTz

Car Wash | Detailing
N & B Hand Car Wash

Caterer
Helen’s Kitchen and Catering

Chiropractic Center
ChiroHealth

Day Spa
Bay of Islands Massage & Spa

Dentist
Agave Dentistry

Insurance
Gephardt Insurance Group

Medical Practice
Sircle Pain Clinic

Optometrist | Vision Care
Professional Eye Care Associates

Orthodontist
Walton Orthodontics – Dr. Grant Walton

Skin Care Salon
Skin Diva Aesthetics Studio

Tattoo Studio
Outlaw Ink

*Multiple Category Winner