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Hot List 2018

Hot List 2018

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: Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant


Sanders’ Cookie Jar Bakery 

2nd Place: Safron Bakery & Café
3rd Place: Krumpe’s Do-Nuts


Hempen Hill BBQ 

2nd Place: Mission BBQ 
3rd Place: The Smokin’ Toad 

Beer Selection

Foster’s On The Point 

2nd Place: Cushwa Brewing Company
3rd Place: Antietam Brewery 


Hagerstown Family Diner 

2nd Place: Cracker Barrel
3rd Place: Pura Vida


Foster’s On The Point 

2nd Place: Five Guys 
3rd Place: Alekos 2 Go

Casual Restaurant

Rik’s Café 

2nd Place: Foster’s On The Point 
3rd Place: Schula’s Grill & Crab House


Leiters’ Fine Catering

2nd Place: Hempen Hill BBQ
3rd Place: Rhubarb House


Arik Mills—Rik’s Café 

2nd Place: Nicole Marie — Foster’s On The Point 
3rd Place: E. Jay Zuspan III — 28 South


Orange Crush—Foster’s On The Point 

2nd Place: Dirty Local—Rik’s Café 
3rd Place: Light My Fire—Warehouse Tap Room

Coffee House

Rooster Moon 

2nd Place: Pura Vida
3rd Place: Public Square Café

Crab Cake

Nick’s Airport Inn 

2nd Place: Foster’s On The Point 
3rd Place: Schula’s Grill & Crab House


Foster’s On The Point

2nd Place: Rik’s Café
3rd Place: Schula’s Grill & Crab House

Happy Hour

Foster’s On The Point 

2nd Place: Primanti Bros. 
3rd Place: Schula’s Grill & Crab House 

Ice Cream/Frozen Treat

Sweetsies’ Eats & Treats 

2nd Place: Nutter’s Iced Cream 
3rd Place: Maugansville Creamery 

Italian Cuisine

Carmine’s Creative Italian Cuisine 

2nd Place: Dolce 
3rd Place: Café Italia

Latin-American Cuisine

El Ranchero 

2nd Place: Los Amigos 
3rd Place: Fajita Grande

Liquor Store

Longmeadow Liquors 

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

Lunch To-Go Spot

Foster’s On The Point 

2nd Place: Alekos 2 Go 
3rd Place: Washington Chicken

New Restaurant

Foster’s On The Point 

2nd Place: Warehouse Tap Room 
3rd Place: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Outdoor Seating

Stadium Tavern 

2nd Place: Warehouse Tap Room 
3rd Place: Creekside Inn

Overall Restaurant 

Rik’s Café 

2nd Place: Foster’s On The Point 
3rd Place: Schula’s Grill & Crab House

Outstanding Service

Rik’s Café 

2nd Place: Foster’s On The Point 
3rd Place: Pura Vida Coffee


Rocky’s New York Pizza 

2nd Place: Café Italia 
3rd Place: Warehouse Tap Room


The Gourmet Goat 

2nd Place: The Plum 
3rd Place: Desert Rose Café


Schula’s Grill & Crab House 

2nd Place: Nick’s Airport Inn 
3rd Place: Chic’s Seafood

Special Occasion/Romantic Spot

Rik’s Café 

2nd Place: Nick’s Airport Inn 
3rd Place: House Of Kobe


Foster’s On The Point 

2nd Place: Texas Roadhouse 
3rd Place: Nick’s Airport Inn

Sub Shop

Hartle’s Subs

2nd Place: Jersey Mike’s Subs
3rd Place: Turtle’s Subs

Vegetarian Options

Hempen Hill BBQ 

2nd Place: Mango Grill 
3rd Place: Nick’s Airport Inn

Washington County Tradition

Krumpe’s Do-Nuts 

2nd Place: Nick’s Airport Inn 
3rd Place: Pennsylvania Dutch Market

Wine Selection

Nick’s Airport Inn 

2nd Place: Big Cork Vineyards
3rd Place: Olney Winery


The Yellow House 

2nd Place: Foster’s On The Point 
3rd Place: Stadium Grill And Tavern


• Entertainment •


Attraction For Kids

Sky Zone Trampoline Park 

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

Family Fun Spot 

Family Recreation Park 

2nd Place: Discovery Station 
3rd Place: City Park

Festival/Special Event


2nd Place: Krumpe’s Do-Nut Drop 
3rd Place: Quad State Beer Fest

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


2nd Place: Staff Infection 
3rd Place: The South Mountain Breed


Washington County Museum Of Fine Arts 

2nd Place: Discovery Station 
3rd Place: Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum

Place To Workout

Ruff Fitness Training Center 

2nd Place: Planet Fitness 
3rd Place: YMCA of Hagerstown

Radio Station

106.9 FM The Eagle 

2nd Place: 1240 AM WJEJ 
3rd Place: 104.7 WAYZ 27

• Business •


Antique Store

Mansion Chic 

2nd Place: Repurposed And Refined 
3rd Place: Beaver Creek Antique Market

Auto Dealer 

Hagerstown Honda 

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

Appliance Store

Spichers Appliances & Electronics

2nd Place: Lowe’s Home Improvement 
3rd Place: Home Depot

Auto Repair

Wholesale Tire Outlet 

2nd Place: Keplinger’s Automotive Center 
3rd Place: Martin’s Garage


Middletown Valley Bank 

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

Barber Shop

Slow Down Barbershop + Lounge 

2nd Place: Williamsport Barber Shop 
3rd Place: Pete’s Barber Shop

Bed & Breakfast

Elmwood Farm

2nd Place: Inn BoonsBoro 
3rd Place: Beaver Creek Inn & Spa


2nd & Charles 

2nd Place: Turn The Page 
3rd Place: Booksavers


Girls Inc. Of Washington County 

2nd Place: Bright Beginnings Childcare
3rd Place: Branch Family Childcare

Computer Service & Support

Bridged Technology 

2nd Place: Glessner Technologies 
3rd Place: Innovative, Inc.

Day Spa

Sagittarius Salon & Spa 

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

Design & Marketing Agency

High Rock Studios 

2nd Place: Worx Graphic Design 
3rd Place: DM Designs

Electronic Store

Best Buy 

2nd Place: Spichers Appliance & Electronics
3rd Place: Hunt Audio Video


Chas. A. Gibney Florist & Greenhouse

2nd Place: Roostervane Gardens
3rd Place: Ben’s Flower Shop

Garden Supply & Landscape

The Groundskeeper, Inc. 

2nd Place: Sunny Meadows Greenhouse
3rd Place: Lovell’s Nursery

Formalwear Shop

Ingram’s Mens Shop 

2nd Place: Potomac Bridals
3rd Place: J&B Bridals & Tuxedos

Grocery Store

Martin’s Food

2nd Place: Weis Markets
3rd Place: Aldi

Hair Salon

Sagittarius Salon & Spa 

2nd Place: Bella Salon And Spa 
3rd Place: Salon Pure

Heating/Air Conditioning

Total Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning 

2nd Place: Hagerstown Heating & Cooling 
3rd Place: McIntire HVAC And Electric

Homebuilding Company

I Can Build It, LLP 

2nd Place: Willoughby Construction and Consulting 
3rd Place: Oliver Homes


Ruff Fitness 

2nd Place: Planet Fitness 
3rd Place: YMCA Of Hagerstown

I Wish Hagerstown Had…

Dave & Buster’s 

2nd Place: Wegmans 
3rd Place: Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Insurance Agency

Farmers Insurance, Emily Keller Agency

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

Interior Design

Diamond Homes & Interiors 

2nd Place: Canal View Candle & Barrel Co.
3rd Place: Mansion Chic

Jewelry Store

Mansion Chic

2nd Place: R. Bruce Carson Jewelers
3rd Place: REEDS Jewelers

Law Firm

Dolina Hobbs Law 

2nd Place: Antietam Law Group
3rd Place: Cooke & Kline LLC

Massage Therapy

Bodyworks Massage Center

2nd Place: Sagittarius Salon & Spa 
3rd Place: Indigo Moon Amber Sun 

Pet Grooming

Dippin & Klippin Dog Grooming

2nd Place: Bow Wow Station And Spa
3rd Place: Muddy Paws Pet Groomers

Photography Studio

Melisa Conroy Photography 

2nd Place: Raynor Photography 
3rd Place: Anderson Photographs

Plumbing Service

Larry & Sons 

2nd Place: Uphome Renovations & Plumbing
3rd Place: Fridinger-Ritchie Plumbing And Heating TIE for 3rd with Scotty’s Plumbing

Real Estate Office 

Mackintosh Realtors 

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

Second-Hand Shop

Mansion Chic 

2nd Place: Act II 
3rd Place: Goodwill Retail Center

Senior Living Community

Homewood Retirement Center

2nd Place: Diakon Senior Living Services
3rd Place: Williamsport Retirement Village

Tattoo Shop

Olde Line Tattoo 

2nd Place: Yours Truly Tattoo
3rd Place: Temple Art Tattoo Studio

Towing/Roadside Service

Antietam Towing 

2nd Place: NexTow 
3rd Place: Reliable Towing  & Recovery

Woman’s Boutique

Mansion Chic 

2nd Place: S The Boutique 
3rd Place: Zelda’s Boutique

• Professionals •



Chester H. Hobbs IV—Dolina Hobbs Law

2nd Place: Thomas J. Dolina—Dolina Hobbs Law
3rd Place: John R. Salvatore—Salvatore & Morton, LLC

Bank Teller

Pam Deck—Orrstown Bank 

2nd Place: Wrenae Kline—Columbia Bank 
3rd Place: Jaynese Murfin—Columbia Bank


Dr. Richard B. Prather III—Dental Design Studio Inc. 

2nd Place: Dr. J. Bruce Burley—Hagerstown Smiles 
3rd Place: Dr. Allan Thomas Bacon II—Dr. Allan Thomas Bacon II, DDS

Family Doctor

Dr. Matthew G. Beckwith —Meritus Family Medicine

2nd Place: Dr. Allen Ditto—Potomac Family Medicine 
3rd Place: Dr. Tu T. Bui—Hagerstown Family Medicine

Financial Planner

Steve Bass—Fulton Financial Advisors

2nd Place: Ken Smith—Sterling Financial Management 
3rd Place: Cindy Everly—Everly Financial Services

Insurance Agent

Emily Keller—Farmers Insurance

2nd Place: Larry Michaels—State Farm 
3rd Place: Katie Clutz—Keller Stonebraker

Medical Specialist

Tina Snyder—Pediatric Movement Center 

2nd Place: Johanna Fangmeyer—Hagerstown Dermatology & Skincare
3rd Place: Brenna Bacon Ranieli—Hagerstown Health & Chiropractic

Personal Trainer

Dave Ruff—Ruff Fitness 

2nd Place: Chad Smith—Fitness Revolution 
3rd Place: Shawn Scales—Planet Fitness

Real Estate Agent

Jason Hose—Mackintosh Realtors 

2nd Place: Julie Fritsch—Mackintosh Realtors 
3rd Place: Cathy Wantz—Real Estate Today


Brittany Buhrman—Hickory Elementary 

2nd Place: Jonathan Taylor–Boonsboro Middle School 
3rd Place: Karleigh Marceron—Pangborn Elementary


Dr. Tara Cumley—Animal Health Clinic Of Funkstown 

2nd Place: Dr. Jennifer Dolan—Cumberland Valley Veterinary Clinic 
3rd Place: Dr. Daniel A. Franklin—Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital