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January 30, 2014

Marion County Development Commission Announces the 'Best of the Red Rock Area'

Pella — Hundreds of visitors and residents voted in the Best of the Red Rock Area contest sponsored by the Marion County Development Commission (MCDC) to promote hospitality and quality service throughout Marion County’s tourism industry.  Ballots were available September 1 through November 1, 2013 at www.redrockarea.com. 

Awards were given to the entities receiving the highest number of votes in each of 40 categories.  In addition, special recognition was given to the top ten, and the #1, vote getters in the areas of Events, Places to Eat, Places to Shop and Things to Do.

Award Recipients include

Food:


Best Salad – Applebee’s, Pella

Best Appetizer – Checkerboard Restaurant, Pleasantville

Best Pizza – George’s Pizza & Steakhouse, Pella

Best Cup of Coffee – Smokey Row Coffee Company, Pella

Best Ethnic Food – Casa Grande, Knoxville

Best Steak – Monarchs Restaurant & Lounge, Pella

Best Burger – Culver’s, Pella

Best Breakfast – Windmill Café, Pella

Best Sweet Treat – Jaarsma Bakery, Pella

Best Tenderloin – Northcote Locker & Wholesale Meats, Melcher-Dallas

Best Buffet – Pizza Ranch, Pella

Best Caterer – Central College, Pella

Places:

Best Wedding Reception Venue – Central College, Pella

Best Conference Venue – Central College, Pella

Best Hotel – Royal Amsterdam Hotel, Pella

Best B & B, Guest House or Cabin – Cordova Park Cabins, Otley

Best Place to Entertain Kids – Pella Aquatics Center, Pella

Best Place to Go On a Date – Peace Tree Brewing Company, Knoxville

Best Family Restaurant – Checkerboard Restaurant, Pleasantville

Best Bar or Pub – Peace Tree Brewing Company, Knoxville

Best Happy Hour – Applebee’s, Pella

Best Outdoor Eating Location – Reed’s Kone Korner, Knoxville

Best Campground – Howell Station Recreation Area, Pella

Shopping:

Best Antique Shop – Simple Treasures, Pella

Best Consignment or Thrift Store – Bibles for Missions Thrift Center, Pella

Best Gift Shop – The Next Chapter, Knoxville

Best Place to Purchase Locally Made Items – Jaarsma Bakery, Pella

Best Retail Curb Appeal – Boat’s Home Furnishings, Pella

Best Shop for Clothing, Jewelry and/or Accessories – Embellish, Pella

Best Shop for Fresh Meats – In’t Veld’s Meat Market, Pella

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