Best of Fair Oaks 2017

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG)  |  By Rich Peters, MPG Editor
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Todd Colston, (at right) is congratulated by Rich Peters, Editor at MPG. Todd is the owner of Velocity Pizza, which won the awards for “Best Restaurant,” “Best Pizza” and “Top Vote Getter.”

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - Northridge Country Club hosted the Chamber of Commerce’s “Best of Fair Oaks” awards ceremony on Thursday, January 25. The room was filled with community members and business owners, all coming together for a great evening to acknowledge and thank those who make Fair Oaks and the surrounding areas so great.

Velocity Pizza was the big winner of the night, taking home the honors of “Best Restaurant” and “Best Pizza” as well as being the top vote getter of the year. They were also nominated for “Best Brew Pub” but fell just short to Fair Oaks Brew Pub.

The Chicken Festival won for the “Best Event of the Year” with the Taste of Fair Oaks, Christmas in the Village and Fair Oaks Fiesta being nominated as well.

Fair Oaks Recreation & Park edged out Movies in the Park and Fair Oaks Theatre Festival for “Best Recreation & Entertainment” while the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks took home “Best Service Clubs” over FO Youth Advisory Board and the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce.

Fair Oaks Coffee House was awarded the all-important “Best Coffee” award over Dutch Bros, Peet’s Coffee Safeway, Starbucks -  Madison, Java Johnny’s and Dot’s Javita Café.

The award for “Best Home Business” went to Dot Boyd and Javita Coffee, edging out Diana Cralle’s Tupperware, Mysti Lingenfelter’s doTerra Essential Oils and Roselyn Barbray’s Optavia.

All votes were chosen by the people of Fair Oaks, members of the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce and readers of the American River Messenger newspaper. Votes were tabulated through the throughout 2017.

To see all of the 2017 winners go to

Thanks to everyone for coming out and making the night a great success. We hope to see you and your business at next year’s ceremony. To become a chamber member, go to and register today.