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Hot List 2019

Whatever you’re looking for in and around Washington County, we have the scoop on where to find it. We asked the experts. You voted, HM readers, and we listened.

• Dining •

Asian Restaurant

House of Kobe

2nd Place: Nikko Japanese Steak & Seafood
3rd Place: Imperial Chinese


Bakery

Sanders’ Cookie Jar Bakery

2nd Place: Safron Bakery Café
3rd Place: Tricked Out Treats Dog Bakery


Barbecue

Hempen Hill BBQ

2nd Place: Mission BBQ

3rd Place: The Smokin' Toad


Beer Selection

Foster’s on the Point

2nd Place: Warehouse Taproom
3rd Place: The Wooden Keg


Breakfast

Franco's Cafe and Lounge

2nd Place: Hagerstown Family Diner
3rd Place: Pura Vida Coffee


Burger

Foster’s on the Point

2nd Place: Rik's Café
3rd Place: Warehouse Taproom


Casual Restaurant

Foster’s on the Point

2nd Place: Nuppy's
3rd Place: Zach Greenlee's Trackside Steak & Seafood


Caterer

Leiters’ Fine Catering

2nd Place: Ernst's Market
3rd Place: Rhubarb House


Chef

Arik Mills, Rik's Café

2nd Place: Zach Greenlee, Zach Greenlee's Trackside Steak & Seafood
3rd Place: Jay Zuspan, 28 South


Cocktail

Orange Crush, Foster’s on the Point

2nd Place: Mediterranean Mule, Foster’s on the Point
3rd Place: Rika Rita, Rik's Café


Coffee House

Pura Vida Coffee

2nd Place: Rooster Moon Coffee House
3rd Place: The Nook


Crab Cake

Schula's Grill & Crab House

2nd Place: Foster’s on the Point
3rd Place: Nick's Airport Inn


Dessert

Pura Vida Coffee

2nd Place: Sweetsies’ Eats & Treats
3rd Place: Rik's Café


Happy Hour

Foster’s on the Point

2nd Place: Rik's Café
3rd Place: Zach Greenlee's Trackside Steak & Seafood


Ice Cream/Frozen Treat

Sweetsies’ Eats & Treats

2nd Place: The Meadows Original Frozen Custard
3rd Place: Nutter's Ice Cream


Italian Cuisine

Dolce

2nd Place: Cafe Italia Restaurant & Pizzeria
3rd Place: Olive Garden


Latin-American Cuisine

Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant

2nd Place: Cacique
3rd Place: Fajita Grande


Liquor Store

Long Meadow Wine and Liquors

2nd Place: Galaxy Liquors
3rd Place: The Wooden Keg


Lunch To-Go Spot

Foster’s on the Point

2nd Place: The Plum
3rd Place: Pura Vida Coffee


New Restaurant

Nuppy's

2nd Place: Zach Greenlee's Trackside Steak & Seafood
3rd Place: The Art Gastropub


Outdoor Seating

Stadium Tavern

2nd Place: The Art Gastropub
3rd Place: Pura Vida Coffee


Outstanding Service

Foster’s on the Point

2nd Place: Rik's Café
3rd Place: Pura Vida Coffee


Overall Restaurant

Foster’s on the Point

2nd Place: Rik's Café
3rd Place: House of Kobe


Pizza

Rocky's NewYork Pizza –S. Potomac St.

2nd Place: Tony's Pizza and Italian Restaurant
3rd Place: Ledo Pizza


Sandwich

Foster’s on the Point

2nd Place: Pura Vida Coffee
3rd Place: Rik's Café


Seafood

Schula's Grill & Crab House

2nd Place: Jimmy Joy's Log Cabin Inn
3rd Place: Nick's Airport Inn


Special Occasion/Romantic Spot

Nick's Airport Inn

2nd Place: House of Kobe
3rd Place: Rik's Café


Steak

Foster’s on the Point

2nd Place: Zach Greenlee's Trackside Steak & Seafood
3rd Place: Rik's Café


Subs

Sweetsies Eats & Treats

2nd Place: Hartle's Subs
3rd Place: Turtle's Subs


Vegetarian Options

Mango Grill

2nd Place: Hempen Hill BBQ
3rd Place: Pura Vida Coffee


Washington County Tradition

Krumpe's Do-Nut Shop

2nd Place: House of Kobe
3rd Place: Nick's Airport Inn


Wine Selection

Nick's Airport Inn

2nd Place: Rik's Café
3rd Place: Long Meadow Wine and Liquors


Wings

Foster’s on the Point

2nd Place: The Yellow House
3rd Place: Stadium Tavern


• Entertainment •

Attraction for Kids

SkyZone Trampoline Park

2nd Place: Pediatric Movement Center
3rd Place: Discovery Station


Family Fun Spot

Discovery Station

2nd Place: SkyZone Trampoline Park
3rd Place: Tilt Studios


Festival/Special Event

Bonanza Extravaganza

2nd Place: Augustoberfest
3rd Place: Krumpe's Do-Nut Drop


Golf Course

Black Rock Golf Course

2nd Place: Beaver Creek Country Club
3rd Place: Fountain Head Country Club


Hometown Sports Team

Hagerstown Suns

2nd Place: Boonsboro Warriors
3rd Place: Williamsport Wildcats


Local Band

Kix

2nd Place: Staff Infection 
3rd Place: The Push


Museum

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

2nd Place: Discovery Station
3rd Place: Rural Heritage Museum


Place to Work Out

Ruff Fitness

2nd Place: Strength Camp Hagerstown 
3rd Place: Planet Fitness


Radio Station

106.9 The Eagle

2nd Place: 104.7 WAYZ
3rd Place: WJEJ Radio


 

• Business •

Antique Store

Beaver Creek Antiques

2nd Place: Mansion Chic
3rd Place: Antique Crossroads


Appliance Store

Spichers Appliances

2nd Place: Lowe’s
3rd Place: Best Buy


Auto Dealer

Hagerstown Honda

2nd Place: Sharrett Auto Stores
3rd Place: Younger Toyota


Auto Repair

Wholesale Tire Outlet

2nd Place: Sullivan's Virginia Avenue
3rd Place: Spanky's Used Cars


Bank

Middletown Valley Bank

2nd Place: Orrstown Bank
3rd Place: The Columbia Bank


Barber Shop

Tailor Made Cuts

2nd Place: Slow Down Barbershop & Lounge
3rd Place: Williamsport Barbershop


Bed & Breakfast

Elmwood Farm B & B

2nd Place: Inn Boonsboro
3rd Place: Stoney Creek Farm


Bookstore

2nd and Charles

2nd Place: Wonder Book
3rd Place: Turn the Page


Childcare

Little Blessings Childcare

2nd Place: Ritchey's Totlot
3rd Place: Hagerstown Children's School


Computer Service & Support

Bridged Technology

2nd Place: Innovative, Inc.
3rd Place: My Tech


Day Spa

Sagittarius Salon & Spa

2nd Place: Bella Salon & Spa
3rd Place: Bodyworks Massage Center


Design & Marketing Agency

Worx Graphic Design

2nd Place: HighRock Studios
3rd Place: Copyquik Printing & Graphics


Electronic Store

Best Buy

2nd Place: Spichers Applicances
3rd Place: Hunt Audio


Florist

TG Designs

2nd Place: Charles A Gibney Florist
3rd Place: Rosemary's Florist


Garden Supply & Landscape

Sunny Meadows Garden Center 

2nd Place: Lovell's Nursery 
3rd Place: Groundskeeper, Inc.


Formalwear Shop

Ingram's Mens Shop

2nd Place: Potomac Bridals
3rd Place: Men’s Wearhouse


Grocery Store

Martin’s

2nd Place: Aldi
3rd Place: Weis


Hair Salon

Bella Salon & Spa

2nd Place: Sagittarius Salon & Spa
3rd Place: Kalon Hair Studio


Heating/Air Conditioning

Hagerstown Heating & Cooling

2nd Place: Total Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning
3rd Place: McIntire HVAC & Electric


Homebuilding Company

Willoughby Construction and Consulting

2nd Place: Mt. Tabor Builders
3rd Place: I Can Build It


Home Renovation Company

Kellgard Contracting

2nd Place: I Can Build It
3rd Place: R.M. Henry & Sons


"I wish Hagerstown had..."

Trader Joe’s

2nd Place: Wegmans
3rd Place: Dave & Buster’s


Insurance Agency

Wright-Gardner Insurance

2nd Place: Larry Michaels, State Farm
3rd Place: Keller Stonebraker Insurance


Interior Design

Diamond Homes & Interiors

2nd Place: La Rouge Vintage
3rd Place: Staged Above


Jewelry Store

R. Bruce Carson Jewelers

2nd Place: Littman Jewelers
3rd Place: Zales


Law Firm

Dolina Hobbs Law

2nd Place: Harbin Law Office
3rd Place: Lobley Law Office


Massage Therapy

Bodyworks Massage Center

2nd Place: Sagittarius Salon & Spa
3rd Place: Bella Salon & Spa


Pet Grooming

Unique Pet Grooming

2nd Place: Dippin' & Klippin' Dog Grooming
3rd Place: Pawsabilities Pet Salon


Photography Studio

Melisa Conroy Photography

2nd Place: SR Photo Studio
3rd Place: Wertman Photography


Plumbing Service 

Bob Jones Plumbing & Heating

2nd Place: Scotty's Plumbing
3rd Place: Western Maryland Plumbing & Heating


Real Estate Office

Mackintosh Realtors

2nd Place: CENTURY 21 Market Professionals
3rd Place: Real Estate Today


Second-Hand Shop

Act II

2nd Place: Mansion Chic
3rd Place: Finders Keepers


Senior Living Community

Homewood At Williamsport

2nd Place: Williamsport Retirement Community
3rd Place: Somerford House & Place


Tattoo Shop

Temple Art Tattoo Studio

2nd Place: Olde Line Tattoo
3rd Place: Yours Truly Tattoo


Towing/Roadside Service

Antietam Towing

2nd Place: Reliable Towing & Recovery
3rd Place: Wrenches & Wreckers


Women's Boutique

S the Boutique

2nd Place: Mansion Chic
3rd Place: 2 Blondes Apparel


 

• Professionals •

Attorney

Tom Dolina, Dolina Hobbs Law

2nd Place: Victoria Lobley, Lobley Law Office
3rd Place: David Harbin, Harbin Law Office


Bank Teller

Pam Deck, Orrstown Bank

2nd Place: Wrenae Kline, The Columbia Bank
3rd Place: Donna Stevens, M & T Bank


Dentist

Dr. Richard Prather DSS, Dental Design Studio

2nd Place: Dr. J. Bruce Burley, Hagerstown Smiles 
3rd Place: Dr. Richard Porac, Porac & Bachtell


Family Doctor

Vincent A. Cantone M.D., Meritus Health

2nd Place: Tania Ruth Crussiah M.D., Meritus Health
3rd Place: Joy Melton, CRNP, AGNP-C, Meritus Health


Financial Planner

Steve Bass, Raymond James

2nd Place: Ken Smith, Sterling Financial Management 
3rd Place: Tyler Hornbeck, Edward Jones


Insurance Agent

Megan Prince, Keller Stonebraker 

2nd Place: Steve Swayne, State Farm
3rd Place: Larry Michaels, State Farm 


Medical Specialist

Tina Snyder, Pediatric Movement Center

2nd Place: Johanna Fangmeyer, Hagerstown Dermatology
3rd Place: Rose Wood, Eyecare Professionals


Personal Trainer

David Ruff, Ruff Fitness

2nd Place: Tina Fraley, Zeal Fitness
3rd Place: Jordan Foster, OneLife Fitness


Real Estate Agent

Julie Fritsch, Mackintosh Realtors

2nd Place: Jason Hose, Mackintosh Realtors
3rd Place: Patti Perez, Mackintosh Realtors


Teacher

Erica Fleming, Williamsport Elementary 

2nd Place: Brittany Buhrman, Hickory Elementary
3rd Place: Ralph Weaver, North Hagerstown High


Veterinarian

Tara Cumley, Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown

2nd Place: Jenn Dolan, Cumberland Valley Vet
3rd Place: Virginia Scrivener, Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown