The Best of Pinal: 2021

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

Our many categories are broken down into sections about 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 Tucson and Phoenix.

We’re thrilled to say participation in our survey is way up this year, so we have a broader base of voters sharing their recommendations with you. We’re thankful for all of them!


It’s always a joy for us to recognize and celebrate excellence in our community, and this year our voters are letting us spread the wealth even more, with tied winners in several categories. Our nominees and winners are getting more geographically diverse, with locations and services in Casa Grande, Maricopa, Superior, Florence, Picacho and Gold Canyon rising to the top of various lists.

Being the best of Pinal means you’re one of the go-to places in a region on the rise with new employers, new people and new ideas building on the strong foundation laid by farmers, ranchers, miners, builders, teachers and many others who recognized its potential.

The businesses and people you’ll read about are here for the long haul and will grow along with our county as it attracts more new, sustainable development to the desert. Read on to see who they are, and then thank them for all they do!

 

THE BEST OF SERVICES

Acupuncture
Casa Grande Community Acupuncture and Chiropractic

Attorney
Angel Raymond, Raymond Law, Maricopa

Auto Dealership
Jones Auto Center, Casa Grande

Auto Repair
Lugnut Auto Repair, Maricopa

Bank | Credit Union
Pinal Federal Credit Union, Casa Grande

Barber
Sports & Cuts, Maricopa

Car Wash | Detailing
Pro X Mobile Detailing & Auto Glass, Maricopa

Caterer
Helen’s Kitchen and Catering, Maricopa

Chiropractic Center
Happy Clam Chiropractic, Maricopa

Day Care | Preschool
Grow with Grace Learning Center, Casa Grande

Dentist
Yang and Horsley Dentistry, Casa Grande

Electrician
Brutinel Plumbing and Electrical, Casa Grande

Financial Services
Rudy Benitez, AnnieMac Home Mortgage, Casa Grande

Florist
Three G’s Flowers, Casa Grande
Rose’s Roses Flowers, Superior

Funeral Home
J Warren Funeral Services, Casa Grande, Eloy & Coolidge

General Contractor
Capital R Construction, Casa Grande
Absolute Homes, Casa Grande

Home Repair | Remodeling
JMC’S Remodeling, Casa Grande

Massage
Tina Blanchard, TREND Salon and Spa, Maricopa

Medical Practice
Banner Medical – Throughout the County

Medical Spa
Maricopa Wellness Center

Optometrist
Dr. Kenneth Jeffers, Professional Eye Care Associates, Casa Grande
Dr. Matthew Littlejohn, Casa Grande Eye Care

Orthodontist
Walton Orthodontics, Casa Grande

Painting
ACP Painting, Maricopa

Photographer
Victor Moreno Photography, Maricopa

Plumber
Two Brother’s Plumbing, Casa Grande

Physician
Kristina Donnay FNP-C, Maricopa Wellness Center

Real Estate Agent
Michael Schoenfeld, Yost Realty Group, Casa Grande

Real Estate Brokerage
ReMax Casa Grande, Yost Realty Group

Retirement Community
Cypress Point Retirement Community, Casa Grande

Salon/Spa – Hair | Skin | Nails
TREND Salon and Spa, Maricopa

School
Mission Heights Preparatory High School, Casa Grande

Skin Care Salon
Skin Diva Aesthetics Studio

Surgery Center/Clinic
Banner Casa Grande

Tattoo Studio
TZU Tattoo, Superior

Other
Gorilla Joe’s Pest Control, Maricopa
Spell it Out Co. Maricopa (Yard Signs)

THE BEST OF PEOPLE

Artist | Artisan
Cindy Patterson

Writer | Video Producer
John Stapleton

Bartender
Jennifer Korsten

Chef
Chris Spear

Elected Official
Donna McBride

 

THE BEST OF PETS

Animal Clinic
Maricopa Animal Hospital
Animal Medical Center of Casa Grande

Animal Rescue
Valley Humane Society, Casa Grande

Animal Shelter
Pinal County Animal Control, Casa Grande

Dog-Friendly Store
PetSmart, Casa Grande

Pet Grooming
Shaggy Chic Pet Grooming, Casa Grande

Pet Store
Earthwise Pet Supply, Maricopa

 


A Latte Vino, Casa Grande

THE BEST OF FOOD AND DRINK

Bar | Tavern
Airport Tavern, Casa Grande
McMashers Sports Bar & Grill,
Casa Grande

Breakfast | Brunch
Big House Cafe, Casa Grande
Cook-E-Jar Bakery and Cafe,
Casa Grande

Burger
Porter’s Cafe, Superior

Burrito
Nico’s Mexican Food, Casa Grande

Chinese
Lucky’s Sushi & Chinese Restaurant, Casa Grande
Hong Kong Kitchen, Casa Grande

Coffee Shop
Honeycutt Coffee and Wine Bar, Maricopa
Deadlift Coffee Shop, Casa Grande

Comfort Food
Big House Cafe,
Casa Grande

Dessert | Bakery | Cookie | Donut | Ice Cream
Sweet Cravings by Karla Wear, Maricopa

Dive Bar
Airport Tavern, Casa Grande

Food Truck
The Secret Ingredient, Casa Grande

Fine Dining | Special Occasion
BeDillions Restaurant, Casa Grande

Happy Hour
A Latte Vino, Casa Grande

Margarita
Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant,
Casa Grande

Mexican
Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant,
Casa Grande

Patio
Honeycutt Coffee and Wine Bar, Maricopa

New Restaurant
Hideout Steakhouse and BBQ,
Casa Grande
Silver King Smokehouse & Saloon, Superior

Sandwich
Creative Cafe, Casa Grande

Seafood
Taco Giro Mexican Grill & Seafood, Casa Grande

Steakhouse
Hideout Steakhouse and BBQ,
Casa Grande

Tacos
Taco Kings, Casa Grande

Wine Bar | Winery
Bruzzi Vineyard, Superior

 

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior

THE BEST OF LIFESTYLE

Casino
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino, Maricopa

Hiking Trail
Casa Grande Mountain Trail

Live Music Venue
Airport Tavern, Casa Grande

Museum
Pinal County Historical Museum, Florence

Nonprofit
CASA of Pinal County, Florence

Place to Take Kids
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Picacho

Place to Take Visitors
Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior

THE BEST OF SHOPPING

Butcher Shop
The Box Meat Shop, Maricopa

Craft | Hobby Store
Little 6 Industries!, Maricopa

Custom Apparel
Gold Canyon Embroidery & Boutique, Gold Canyon

Farmers Market
Superior Farm-to-Fantastic Market, Superior

Jewelry
Sommers Jewelry, Casa Grande

Nursery | Plants
Distinctive Earthscapes at The Avocado Nursery, Casa Grande

Outdoor Decor
Happy Adobe, Florence

Place to Buy Gifts
Random Boutique, Superior

Second-Hand Clothing
BowWow Meow Thrift Shop & Consignment of The Valley Humane Society, Casa Grande

Westernwear
C-A-L Ranch Stores, Casa Grande