2014 Macaroni Kid Brandon Gold Daisy Awards

VOTE NOW! Updated Standings! (as of 3/26/14)

March 27, 2014
THANK YOU to all our subscribers who have taken the time to nominate their favorite local businesses for our 1st Annual Macaroni Kid Brandon Gold Daisy Awards! Congratulations to our latest winner Judi S. Judi won a $25 gift card to the locally-owned Brandon area business of her choice just for voting!

Over the past few weeks, local families have shared with us their favorite businesses that make parents' lives easier and the best local places to entertain, stimulate and exhaust their kids.  Thank you for all the nominations!  We have compiled the results and submit to you the top nominations for your final vote in our 2014 Gold Daisy Awards!

Vote for your favorite businesses today!
The Gold Daisy Awards are like the game “She loves me, She loves me not,” where parents pick the best of the best. Macaroni Kid's Gold Daisy Awards recognize the most beloved local businesses for kids and families.  Daisies play a significant role with Macaroni Kid; since the inception of the company in 2008, daisies have been used as a way to recognize achievement within and the best of Macaroni Kid. 

Help us find the places families love in our community. Vote for the finalists today!  This final phase will be open through April 4th, 2014.  Winners will be announced in an upcoming newsletter mid-late April. The top choice in each category will receive a free one-year listing in our business directory, a badge to use on their website and a certificate to display at their location, plus the honor of knowing local families consider them one of the best! Plus a special bonus: the ONE business with the most votes overall will also win a free banner ad for one month! Finalists, look for materials to help you seek votes to arrive via email in the coming days.

As a thank you for participating, parents that vote for their favorites will be entered for a chance to win one of remaining $25 gift cards to the locally owned business of your choice, compliments of Macaroni Kid Brandon.รขโ‚ฌยจ

Click here to VOTE through 4/4/14

Stay tuned to our Macaroni Kid newsletter and our Mac Kid Facebook page for more details!

You must be a resident of the Brandon area-- including Riverview, Lithia & Fishhawk, Valrico, Seffner, Apollo Beach, Plant City and surrounding areas to vote. Fill in as many or as few categories as you would like. Voting will run from Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM through Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:59 PM. All eligible persons nominating and voting in the 2014 Macaroni Kid Brandon Gold Daisy Awards will be entered to win one of five $25 gift cards to a local Brandon area business of their choice. Drawings for gift cards will take place each week. Winners will be selected from all eligible entries using Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim the prize. You MUST be a subscriber and over 18 to nominate and vote. Only one nomination form accepted per email address.  By submitting your email, you are subscribing to our FREE weekly e-newsletter of family-friendly local events. You can subscribe here.

Standings as of 3/36/14-- NOT FINAL RESULTS! In some cases only a few votes separate first & last place!

  1. Art Monkey
  2. The Pottery Patch 
  3. Center Place
  4. The Drawing Point
  5. Music n Art
  1. Brandon School of Dance Arts
  2. TADA
  3. Dance Quest
  4. The Dance Center
  5. South Shore Rising Stars
  1. Golden City Gymnastics
  2. North Brandon Family YMCA
  3. Bay City Gymnastics
  4. Jumpin Gym Kids Gymnastics
  5. Jubilee Gymnastics
Martial Arts
  1. Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Center
  2. Lee Jacobs Christian Karate Center
  3. Pro Martial Arts Brandon
  4. Victory Martial Arts Academy
  5. Heavenly Warriors Martial Arts
  1. Music Showcase/FAOPA
  2. Delightful Sounds/Kindermusik - Aimee Carter
  3. Music with Mar. Classes Brandon/Valrico with Miss Angie
  4. Bonnie Synhorst Music Studio
  1. Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center
  2. YMCA Campo or Brandon
  3. Kinder Swim, Inc
  4. Cutri Swim Academy
  5. Watch Me Swim
Youth Sports
  1. i9 SPORTS
  2. Soccer Shots
  3. Tampa Dynamo FC
  4. West Florida Flames
  5. N Zone Sports
Other Classes
  1. Girls With Confidence
  2. Brandon Family Resource Center ~ Children’s Board Developmental Classes
  3. Playschool at Campo YMCA
  4. Tech PlayZone
  5. USA BMX Riverview
Birthday Party Location
  1. Pump It Up of Brandon
  2. The Alley At Southshore
  3. R & R Ranch
  4. Playtime Apollo Beach
  5. Art Monkey
Children's Party Entertainer
  1. Tampa Bounce House Rentals
  2. Mad Science
  3. Mr. Bones
  4. Dianne's FunnyFace Painting
  1. Moreno's Bakery
  2. Sweetie's Delights Bakery
  3. Cakes by Mylene
  4. Heavenly Sweet's
  5. Olive Parties
Indoor Playplace
  1. Boing! Jump Center Tampa
  2. Pump It Up of Brandon
  3. Chick-fil-A at Lake Brandon Village
  4. Playtime Apollo Beach
  5. Brandon Family Resource Center
  1. Alderman’s Ford Park
  2. Medard Park
  3. EG Simmons Park
  4. Lithia Springs Park
  1. All Persons Rotary Park (Rainbow Park on Parsons)
  2. Paul Sanders Park (AKA Tree Park)
  3. Davis Park
  4. Bertha & Tony Saladino Park
  1. Ana Maria Island
  2. Siesta Key
  3. Clearwater
  4. Little Harbor
  5. St Pete
Best Rainy Day Activity
  1. AMC Regency 20 Brandon
  2. The Alley At Southshore
  3. Art Monkey
  4. Playtime Apollo Beach
  5. The Pottery Patch
Live Theater
  1. Center Place Fine Arts
  2. Brandon Ballet
  3. Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre
  4. Music Showcase/FAOPA
  1. Publix
  2. Moreno's Bakery
  3. Sweetie's Delights
  4. Heavenly Sweet's
  5. The Original Leena's Chocolate
Date-Night Restaurant
  1. The Stein & Vine
  2. Circles Waterfront Restaurant
  3. Stonewood Grill
  4. Della's After Dark
  5. Shrimp Boat
Family Friendly Restaurant
  1. Chick-fil-A Valrico- East Brandon
  2. Fred's Market
  3. Chili's Grill & Bar Valrico
  4. Beef O Brady's on Kings
  5. Steak 'n Shake Riverview
  1. Parkesdale Farm Market
  2. Brandon Farms Market
  3. Hydro Harvest Farms
  4. Wolfe's Produce Market
  5. Collins Produce
Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
  1. Menchie's Winthrop Town Centre
  2. The Revolution Ice Cream Co.
  3. Kimi's Ice Cream and Sweets
  4. Art Monkey
  5. Purdy's Frozen Custard
  1. Formaggio's
  2. Babe's Pizza
  3. East Coast Pizza
  4. Park Square Pizza
  5. Cappy's Pizzeria Riverview
Childcare / Daycare
  1. The Village Early Learning Center
  2. Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center
  3. Open Arms Early Childhood Center ~ Lamb of God
  4. Kids R Kids Southshore
  5. Little Giants Learning Academy
Childcare (Drop In, Parents Night Out, Sitter Service)
  1. The Village Early Learning Center
  2. Open Arms Early Childhood Center ~ Lamb of God
  3. BFF Kidz
  4. Playtime Apollo Beach
  5. Kids R Kids Southshore
  1. First United Methodist Church of Brandon Preschool
  2. The Village Early Learning Center
  3. The Brandon, Riverview and SouthShore Montessori Schools
  4. Open Arms Early Childhood Center ~ Lamb of God
  5. First Presbyterian Preschool of Brandon
Tutoring Services
  1. Tutoring Club of Valrico
  2. Brandon Reading Clinic
  3. Kumon - Brandon East
  4. Mathnasium of Brandon
  5. Huntington Learning Center, Brandon, FL
Beauty Salon/Spa
  1. Divine Designs Salon & Spa - Brandon, Florida
  2. Reflections Hair Gallery and Spa
  3. Salon Roxy
  4. All About Beauty
  5. Rachel's Family Hair Salon
Gym or Fitness Program
  1. Campo Family YMCA
  2. LA Fitness - Brandon
  3. Anytime Fitness - Bloomingdale / Boyette / Brandon
  4. Asana Yoga
  5. Shapes Total Fitness - Brandon
  1. S&O Greenworks
  2. Green Lizard Lawn Care and Landscaping
  3. Tony's Lawn and Landscape
  4. TJay's Tree Service LLC
  5. Greener Cuts Lawn Care
Pest Control
  1. TNT Pest Control
  2. Your Green Team
  3. Cross Pest Control
  4. Alley Cat Pest Control
  5. Advanced Pest Control
Family Photographer
  1. Faithful Joy Photography
  2. lil' freckleface photography
  3. Simply Stroble Portraits
  4. Ney Serrano Photography
  5. Machiavelo Photography
  1. Ann Marie Vaughn w/ Remax Southshore
  2. Molly Rizzi of CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises
  3. Ray Chadderton, Keller Williams
  4. Nancy Dawsey, Signature Realty
  5. David E. Lovitch, Keller Williams Realty
Family Chiropractor
  1. Brandon Family Chiropractic
  2. Brandon Chiropractic Associates
  3. STRONGLIFE Chiropractic & Natural Health, P.A.
  4. Advanced Chiropractic
  5. My Family Chiropractic
Pediatric or Family Dentist
  1. Abdoney Pediatric Dentistry
  2. Carr Pediatric Dentistry, PA
  3. Brandon Dental Care
  4. Pediatric Dentistry of Brandon P.A.
  5. Dr. Ed Rahal Family Dentistry
  1. Pediatric Healthcare Alliance
  2. Healthpoint Pediatrics
  3. Premier Care Pediatrics
  4. Nadal Pediatrics
  5. Wee Care for Kids
  1. Abdoney Orthodontics
  2. Hess Orthodontics
  3. Busciglio Orthodontics
  4. Dr. Stubbs Orthodontics
  5. Dr. Hodge ~ Orthodontic Specialists of Florida
  1. Boyette Animal Hospital
  2. Brandon Lakes Animal Hospital
  3. Care Animal Hospital
  4. Four Paws Veterinary Hospital
  5. Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Thyroid Center
Vision Care
  1. Brandon Family Eye Care: Dr. Kent Siebolt
  2. Fishhawk Family Eyecare: Dr. Mary Lilly
  3. Pearle Vision Brandon: Dr. Ronald Pierce
Women’s Health Practitioner
  1. Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates: Dr. Armas and associates
  2. Women's Care: Dr. Whitehead and associates
  3. Bay Area OBGYN: Dr Saavedra and associates
  4. Women's Health and Wellness: Dr Zweibach and associates
  5. Sweet Child O' Mine:  Kim Verbarg, Licensed Midwife and associates
Kids' Consignment/Thrift Store
  1. Once Upon A Child Brandon
  2. Carousel Kids
  3. Lil' Sprouts- Children's Upscale Resale Store
  4. Kidz Galore & More
  5. Wee Boutique
Sports Shop - New or Used
  1. Dick's Sporting Goods - Westfield Brandon
  2. Play It Again Sports - Brandon, FL
  3. Gym Locker (part of Whats in Store)
  4. AJ's Bikes and Boards
  5. 1st Sporting Goods
Best Kept Secret
  1. Ruskin Family Drive-In
  2. Moreno's Bakery
  3. The Green Boutique
  4. Wee Boutique
  5. Little Habana Cafe
Best New Business
  1. The Revolution Ice Cream Co.
  2. Burger Monger
  3. Playtime Apollo Beach
  4. Wee Boutique
  5. Unik Nail Studio
Most votes
  1. Moreno's Bakery
  2. Chick-fil-A Valrico- East Brandon
  3. Menchie's Winthrop Town Centre
  4. Campo Family YMCA
  5. The Revolution Ice Cream Co.
  6. Art Monkey