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Best of the Coosa Valley 2023 winners announced

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – After months of nominations and voting, this year’s Best of the Coosa Valley winners have been revealed.

Thank you to those throughout the Coosa Valley that voted! Let’s see if your nominee and/or vote got the top spot in 2023.

Below is a comprehensive list of each category and the winner of Best of the Coosa Valley for said category:

FOOD & DRINK

  • Asian – Tokyo Sushi, Hibachi, & Asian
  • Atmosphere – Harvey’s on Noble
  • BBQ – Good Ole Boys BBQ
  • BBQ Sauce – Good Ole Boys BBQ
  • Beer Selection – Pizza & Pint
  • Biscuits – Jack’s
  • Breakfast – Jack’s
  • Business Lunch – Old Town Grille
  • Catering – Cater Up!
  • Coffee – Cuppa Grace Cafe and Coffee Shop
  • Desserts – Heavens Gold Cakes
  • Donuts – Lickin’ Good Donuts and Coffee
  • Food Truck – Doug’s BBQ
  • French Fries – Chick-fil-A
  • Fried Chicken – Chick-fil-A
  • Gas Station Food – Big Daddy’s
  • Hamburger – Good Ole Boys BBQ
  • Hot Dog – Ernie’s Hot Dogs
  • Ice Cream – Blue Bell Creameries
  • Italian – Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
  • Locally Owned Restaurant – L’Acosta Mexican Restaurant
  • Margarita – El Vaquero’s
  • Mexican – El Vaquero’s
  • Most Affordable Meal – L’Acosta Mexican Restaurant
  • Pizza – Pizza & Pint
  • Ribs – Doug’s BBQ
  • Romantic Dinner – Arrington at Pursell Farms
  • Serve/Wait Staff – Chick-fil-A
  • Sub/Sandwich – Subway – Hwy 21
  • Sweet Tea – Milo’s Hamburgers
  • Takeout – Good Ole Boys BBQ
  • Wine Selection – Fermenters Market at The Rex
  • Wings – Good Ole Boys BBQ

SHOPPING & SERVICES

  • Accountant – Roy Strickland Jr.
  • Accounting Firm – Strickland Accounting & Tax
  • Appliance – Boothe Appliance
  • Attorney – Ben Robbins
  • Auto Loan Provider – Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union
  • Bank – Southern States Bank
  • Barber – Ronnie Forbus
  • Barber Shop – Ronnie’s Barber Shop
  • Boat and Marine Dealer – Sylacauga Marine & ATV
  • Builder/Construction – Reams Custom Homes
  • Car Wash – Rudd’s Laundromat & Self-serve Car Wash
  • Cell Phone Store – Verizon Authorized Retailer – Cellular Sales
  • Clothing Boutique – Mercantile on Broadway
  • Credit Union – Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union
  • Customer Service – Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union
  • Electrician – All Air & Electric Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Equipment Rental – Conn Equipment Rental Co.
  • Financial Planning – Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union
  • Florist – The Lily
  • Funeral Home – Radney-Smith Funeral Home
  • Furniture Store – Furniture Masters
  • Gas Station – Allen Brew Market – Hwy. 280
  • Gift Shop – Marble City Pharmacy
  • Grocery Store – Piggly Wiggly Hwy 280/Ft. Williams
  • Hair Salon – The Beauty Loft on Broadway
  • Heating and Air Conditioning – Sleeping Giant Heating & Cooling
  • Home Improvement Specialist – Chip Edwards
  • Home Improvement Store – Vansandt Hardware And Supply Co.
  • Hospitality – Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union
  • Insurance Agent – Albia Steers
  • Insurance Agency – ALFA Insurance – Sylacauga
  • Internet Service Provider – Sylacauga Utilities Board
  • Lawn Care – Deweese Lawn Care
  • Outdoor Outfitters – Trailwares
  • Pawn Shop – Garris Specialties Inc.
  • Pest Control – Alabama Termite & Pest Control
  • Photographer – Blue Arrow Photography
  • Plumbing – Ponder Plumbing
  • Real Estate Agency – Front Porch Realty
  • Real Estate Agent – Becky Bolton
  • Roofer – Ingram Roofing
  • Storage Facility – Adding Space Self Storage – Sylacauga
  • Stylist – Kelsey Payton
  • Towing – Merkel’s Anytime Towing

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

  • Attraction – Blue Bell Creameries
  • Entertainment Venue – Harvey’s On Noble
  • Family Entertainment – Santa Magic
  • Local Band/Entertainment – Patrick Barnett Music
  • Local Event – Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade
  • School Band – B.B. Comer Marching Sound of Gold
  • Winery – Morgan Creek Vineyards

HEALTH & FITNESS

  • Certified Personal Trainer – Whitney Wheeler
  • Chiropractor – Dr. Leonard Gingles
  • Dentist – Dr. Rick Redmond – Southern Smiles of Sylacauga
  • Dermatologist – Dr. Mackey
  • Doctor – Dr. Emily McInnis
  • Eye Doctor – Dr. Stacy Cantley – Family Eye Care of Sylacauga
  • Gym – Level Up Sports Training & Wellness
  • Internal Medicine – Clifton Garris, MD
  • Medical Group – Sylacauga Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Nurse – Tiffany Collier
  • Nursing Home – Sylacauga Health and Rehab Services
  • Orthodontist – Greystone Orthodontics – Jana Roberts
  • Pediatrician – Dr. Rekha Chadalawada – Sylacauga Pediatrics
  • Pharmacist – Jared Johnson
  • Pharmacy – Marble City Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapist – Todd Malone – Star Physical Therapy
  • Rehab Center/Physical Therapy – Star Physical Therapy
  • Retirement Community/Assisted Living – Spring Terrace Assisted Living
  • Surgeon – Dr. Juan Campos – Coosa Valley Medical Center
  • Urgent Care – MainStreet Family Care

LOCAL

  • Cause/Non-profit Organization – The Feral Dogs of Avondale Mills
  • Church/Place of Worship – Grace Baptist Church
  • Community Organizer/Activist – Randy Clark
  • Elementary School – Indian Valley Elementary School
  • First Responder – Jarrod Cunningham
  • Government Official – Ben Robbins
  • High School – Sylacauga High School
  • Locally Owned & Operated Business – Trailwares
  • Middle School – Nichols-Lawson Middle School
  • Neighborhood – Taylor Estates
  • Place to Work – Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union
  • Staycation – Wind Creek State Park
  • Wedding Venue – Ridge Pointe Events Venue

AUTOMOTIVE

  • Auto Body Shop – Collier Motors
  • Auto Detail – Rudd’s
  • Auto Service – Wright Tire & Service
  • Car Salesperson – Alice Ricks
  • Mechanic – Brian Childers
  • Oil Change – Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers
  • Place to Buy a New Car – Toyota of Sylacauga
  • Place to Buy a Used Car – Robo Motors
  • Tire Shop – Wright Tire & Services

SPORTS & RECREATION

  • Golf Course – FarmLinks at Pursell Farms
  • High School Athlete – Kamore Harris
  • High School Head Coach – Coach Adam Fossett – B.B. Comer Football
  • High School Team – B.B. Comer Football Team
  • Outdoor Facility/Recreation – Pinhoti Outdoor Center/Flagg Mountain
  • Park – Central Park
  • Park Ball Team – Sylacauga Little League
  • Shooting Range/Facility – CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park

PETS

  • Pet Groomer – Mutt Cuts
  • Supplies – Oak Grove Feed & Tack LLC
  • Veterinarian – Dr. Andrew Gilliland – Sylacauga Veterinary Hospital


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