Monday, March 19, 2007

MARCH 19, 2007

You voted... We counted. Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural Mom's Choice Awards-- the businesses you voted as being the most family friendly in Bakersfield!

Best Restaurant for Families:
John's Incredible Pizza

Best Pizza
Rusty's Pizza

Best Ice Cream

Best Healthy Meal For Kids
Sequoia Sandwich Co.

Best Kids Meal

Best Kids Buffet
John's Incredible Pizza

Best Place For A Birthday Party
John's Incredible Pizza

Best Place To Get A Birthday Cake

Best Activity Center
Pump It Up

Best Park
The Park at Riverwalk

Best Place To Buy Children's Clothes

Best Place To Buy Children's Shoes
Payless Shoe Source

Best Place To Buy Children's Books
Barnes and Noble

Best Grocery Store
Food Maxx

Best Movie Theater
Edwards Cinema (Marketplace)

Best Sports Entertainment
Bakersfield Condors

Best Place For A Haircut
Cool Cuts 4 Kids

Best Music Lessons
Harmony Road

Best Family Photographer
The Picture People

Best Children's Entertainer
Bobo The Clown

Best Day Care
My Gym

Best Preschool (TIE)
Kern County Head Start
Little Country Christian School

Best Gym
My Gym

Best Pediatrician
Dr. Sze Ho

Best Dentist
Dr. Daniel Launspach

Best Annual Event:
Kern County Fair

Best Parent's Night Out Restaurant
Tahoe Joe's

It was Friday night and I realized St. Patrick's Day was less than 24 hours away, and I was overwhelmed with a horrible realization. I had not had a Shamrock Shake from McDonalds this year. "How could this be?", I asked myself. Well, the thing is although I'd been to McDonalds recently, it seems they're NOT SERVING Shamrock Shakes. At the McDonalds on 7th Standard Road, the girl I talked to at the drive thru had no idea what a Shamrock Shake was (What? Does she live in a cave?). She says depending on the owner, some McDonalds may have them, and some may not. Sooooo... if you know where they are serving Shamrock Shakes, let us know! Email me at Based on the response we got this morning, our listening audience will thank you!