2017 Best of Broad Run Results

In the first ever Best of Broad Run survey, readers selected their favorite of the many stellar businesses and organizations that serve our community. We are grateful for all the local businesses that contribute to the Broad Run area, and offer our congratulations to all. Readers, we especially appreciate your participation and opinions in this year’s survey.

BEST SERVICES

ACCOUNTING FIRM

Marshall Consulting Group

With helpful financial tools and a dedication to client relationships, Marshall Consulting Group has been acknowledged as the best accounting firm in Broad Run. MCG serves both individuals and businesses with accounting services, business consultation, tax preparation, and more.

2. Broad Run Accounting Service Inc.

3. TIE: Quality First Tax Services, LLC | Updegrove, Combs, McDaniel & Wilson, P.L.C.

AUTO/TRACTOR REPAIR

TIE The Plains Service Center & Evergreen Auto Service

This competitive category ended in a tie for first place. The Plains Service Center provides auto repair with excellent customer service, earning much praise from online reviewers. Evergreen Auto Service, located in New Baltimore, has built a solid reputation for honest, affordable, quality work.

2. Rick’s Auto Body

3. TIE: Piedmont Trailer & Equipment | Unlimited Auto Body-Collision

BANK

The Fauquier Bank

Readers, you have voted The Fauquier Bank as the best bank in Broad Run. This locally-owned bank has served our area with needs-responsive resources since its establishment in 1902. With such a strong orientation around community and local interests, the bank has many established branches in the area, including The Plains.

2. BB&T

3. Middleburg Bank

BARBERSHOP/HAIR SALON

Iva Bella Salon

The team at Iva Bella Salon, led by professional stylist James Cornwell, has been voted by you, our readers, as the best hair salon. Beauty is unique and personal, and the salon offers consultations and custom cuts to help you achieve your special look.

2. Rock-N-Barbers

3. Timeless Manes

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION

Great Meadow Foundation

A nonprofit organization “dedicated to the preservation of open space for community use,” the Great Meadow Foundation maintains a 380-acre center for field events and a steeplechase course in The Plains. Founder Arthur W. “Nick” Arundel purchased the farm in 1982, and it has since continued to host popular outdoor attractions and events for the community’s enjoyment.

2. Marshall Volunteer Fire Department

3. The Plains Volunteer Fire Department

CONTRACTOR/HANDYMAN/PLUMBER

Cooley Service Company

Readers have selected Cooley Service Company as the best home services business. A branch of Foley Home Services, Cooley Service Company is located in Marshall and offers residential and light commercial plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. They specialize in responsive and professional work.

2. TIE: Gold Cup Fencing & Stables Inc. | Bob Bell & Son

3. TIE: Miller Brothers, Inc. | Morgan Oil Corporation

NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER

Broad Run Nursery

Thanks to your votes, readers, Broad Run Nursery has been awarded the best nursery/garden center in the Broad Run area. A feature offered by The Farm at Broad Run, the nursery is open from March through November with a large selection of seasonal plants and gardening equipment. Consider stopping by to meet your gardening needs with their high-quality selection, or have all your questions answered by their knowledgeable and friendly staff.

2. TIE: CFC Farm & Home | Tractor Supply, Marshall location

3. Village Green

VETERINARIAN OFFICE

New Baltimore Animal Hospital

With a trustworthy, skilled staff and the best in vet diagnostic and imaging technology, New Baltimore Animal Hospital has gained your approval as the best veterinarian office. Their dedicated doctors receive much praise for their care and kindness. New Baltimore Animal Hospital has been locally owned and operated for the past 33 years.

2. Marshall Veterinary Clinic

3. Paws for Holistic Pet Care

WAIT STAFF

Old Salem Cafe

Readers, you have shared your opinions regarding the best wait staff in the area, and have selected Old Salem Cafe as the winner. Open seven days a week, this versatile eatery in Marshall offers home-cooked food—and an outstandingly friendly, competent wait staff that has earned praise from online reviewers and from our readers.

2. The Front Porch

3. Northside 29

BEST ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

ANNUAL EVENT

TIE Marshall’s Christmas Parade & Vint Hill Fall Festival

Instilling a sense of community, all our local annual events bring us together for a fun time! However, readers felt that two annual events merited a tie for first place. The Marshall Christmas Parade features local floats from businesses, bands, and volunteer organizations on Marshall’s Main Street, all in the name of a festive holiday spirit. The Vint Hill Fall Festival celebrates the arrival of autumn with vendors, food trucks, and local performances, and is located on Aiken Drive in Vint Hill.

2. Virginia Gold Cup Races (Spring)

3. Fourth of July Celebration at Great Meadow

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Old Bust Head Brewery

Need ideas for the next girls night out? Readers have spoken, and selected the best spot as Old Bust Head Brewery. Beer tasting tours, special events with menus provided by local restaurants, and a dedication to environmental sustainability and community investment make this brewery a fantastic place to hang out with your girlfriends. Old Bust Head Brewery is located on Farm Station Road in Warrenton.

2. Old Salem Cafe

3. The Front Porch Market and Grill

SATURDAY NIGHT DATE SPOT

Field & Main Restaurant

Located on Main Street and Marshall, Field & Main Restaurant has garnered your vote as the best Saturday night date spot in the Broad Run area. A varied, high-quality food menu, a warm and attentive staff, and a relaxing atmosphere make this charming restaurant a first choice for date night.

2. The Front Porch Market and Grill

3. Girasole

BEST SHOPPING

UNIQUE STORE

Red Truck Bakery

For special treats and interesting sweets, Red Truck Bakery has been selected by you as the best unique store in Broad Run. Located in Marshall, the bakery sells fresh seasonal pies (personally endorsed by President Barack Obama), cakes like the double-chocolate moonshine or Alma Hackney’s rum cake, and treats with names such as slumps, grunts, crisps, and pandowdies.

2. Gentle Harvest

3. The Front Porch Market and Grill

BEST FOOD & DRINKS

All Around Restaurant

Old Salem Cafe

Your votes have selected Old Salem Cafe as the best all around restaurant in Broad Run. Delivered with exceptional service (which earned first place in the best wait staff category), the traditional American home cooking menu includes sandwiches, soups, and seafood. Their outdoor patio provides a relaxing location in which to enjoy a delicious meal.

2. The Front Porch Market and Grill

3. Northside 29

BAKERY/DESSERTS

Red Truck Bakery

Readers, you have chosen Red Truck Bakery as the best bakery/dessert option. Also the winners of the unique store category, the bakery produces many delicious treats. They are participants in the Piedmont Environmental Council’s “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” campaign, and are nationally recognized for their delectable baked goods. Stop by at their Marshall location and try one of their seasonal pies, croissants, or daily goodies.

2. Gentle Harvest

3. Green Maple Market

BREAKFAST PLACE

Northside 29

In the mood for breakfast comfort food? Northside 29 was voted the best breakfast place in the Broad Run area. Located off Lee Highway in Warrenton, Northside 29 provides a variety of traditional dishes on their breakfast menu. Choices range from omelets and breakfast sandwiches to Mama Chock’s homemade biscuits and gravy, and even feature gluten-free breakfast menu items.

2. Old Salem Cafe

3. Red Truck

BUSINESS LUNCH

The Front Porch Market and Grill

For the best businesses lunch, readers have recommended The Front Porch. With professional service and a comfortable atmosphere that includes outdoor seating options, the restaurant serves a lunch menu complete with appetizers, soups and salads, rustic pizzas, sandwiches, and entrees. The Front Porch is located in The Plains, and is a great option the next time you need to meet over a great meal for business purposes.

2. The Railstop

3. Gentle Harvest & Old Salem Cafe

COFFEE

Little Fox’s Java & Gifts

For your coffee fix, readers have voted Little Fox’s Java & Gifts as the place to go for the best coffee. A charming, comfortable shop in Marshall, they offer gifts and sweets…and incredible coffee. Their cappuccinos and lattes are backed by claims of perfect coffee bliss from many online reviews, and even non-coffee drinkers tagging along can enjoy rich hot chocolate with whipped cream or a chai tea latte.

2. TIE: Happy Creek Coffee | Vint Hill Coffee

3. Red Truck Bakery, Marshall location

OUTDOOR SEATING

The Front Porch Market and Grill

The Front Porch has captured your approval, readers, as the winners of three separate categories: the business lunch, outdoor seating, and one more category not yet revealed in the Best of Broad Run results. To earn your votes as the best outdoor seating in Broad Run, The Front Porch offers a gorgeous view to enjoy from seating options that are relaxing and cozy even when the weather turns a little chilly–they even provide customers blankets so they may enjoy the outdoor area.

2. Girasole

3. TIE: The Farm Brewery at Broad Run | Old Salem Cafe

PIZZA

Spitony’s Pizza

Local ingredients, family recipes, and freshly-made dough, sauce, and mozzarella combine to make the best pizza—according to survey participants—in the Broad Run Area. You have selected Spitony’s Pizza for tasty, high-quality pizza with plenteous menu and topping options. Bring the whole family to enjoy any of their three pie sizes, or enjoy their individually sized pizzas.

2. Joe’s Pizza

3. Anthony’s XIV Pizza

PLACE FOR A COCKTAIL

The Front Porch Market and Grill

Already the winners of best business lunch and outdoor seating, The Front Porch Market and Grill’s third winning category is best place for a cocktail. Choose from a generous selection of fine wines, craft beers, or cocktails to enjoy in a relaxed bar atmosphere.

2. Old Salem Cafe

3. TIE: Old Bust Head Brewery | Girasole

TAKE OUT

Spitony’s Pizza

For take-out options on either a busy night or a relaxing evening at home, Spitony’s Pizza is the best place to go according to you, our readers. Their quality, local, fresh ingredients have earned them the best pizza category, but their famous nine-inch subs, sandwiches, and other menu options with the same quality of ingredients are just as tasty. Serving our area since 1975, they are located on Lee Highway.

2. Old Salem Cafe

3. TIE: Foster’s Grille | Joe’s Pizza

Congratulations

Every business and organization in the area serves this community well! We appreciate everyone’s contribution to our local flavors, commerce, and amenities. Our category winners lead the way in excellence in products and services, and we look forward to another year of supporting all local businesses. To our readers, thank you for your participation in this competition.

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