Where to sip, savor, and shop. Who to depend on for health, beauty, home, and even more new categories this year featured in our Best of York 2019.

Best Cocktails & Fine Dining

The Left Bank

Continuing the tradition of one of York’s finest eateries and bars, chef Sean Arnold and his wife, Mandy, rise to the occasion by winning the 2019 best cocktails and fine dining categories. This restaurant’s 25-year-old legacy is in good hands, with their values based on fresh food with an abundance of flavor as well as a fine variety of wines ranging from sweet to dry, and a gorgeous array of cocktails to choose from, offering something for everybody. One of the most notable aspects of The Left Bank is happy hour, which is every Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The current cocktails during this time period are only $8 and customers can choose from the Dark and Stormy, an LB Manhattan with Maker’s Mark, the Hot and Dirty with house made pepper vodka, a mojito, Edelweiss, and an LB bourbon old fashioned. They also have various white, red, and rose wines for $7 and all draft beers for $5. The bar bites on special include the legendary LB calamari with banana pepper cream sauce for $8, an LB Caesar for $5, a mini burger for $5, and tuna tartar for $9. So, if you're in the York area and are looking for a happy hour to spend an evening at, experience the Best of York at The Left Bank.

120 N. George Street, York, PA | 717-843-8010 | leftbankyork.com

Best Server

Brigitte Brady, Victor's Italian Restaurant

Mark Sindicich, the owner of Victor’s Italian Restaurant, says that Brigitte Brady being voted the Best Server in York is well deserved. She has worked at Victor’s for more than six years and is excellent under stress. “She is a phenomenal server and a phenomenal person. Brigitte shows excellent poise under stressful situations,” says Mark. Her coworkers look up to her and believe her amazing people skills are what got her voted as best server.

554 S. Ogontz St., York, PA | 717-854-7958 | victorsofyork.com

Best Nutritionist

Jeter Wellness

Jeter Wellness offers education and guidance in creating a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Kim Jeter, the founder of Jeter Wellness, focuses on healing the body with focal points in Paleo, plant-based nutrition, and Nutritional Therapy Association philosophies. Kim has continued her education and has received certifications in whole food nutrition, iridology, Bach Flower remedies, biodecoding, hormone health, digestive health, and enzyme therapy.

1630 W. Market St., York, PA | 717-495-5792 | jeterwellness.com

Best Party Venue

Historic Ashland

If you're looking for a rustic yet sophisticated venue for an upcoming wedding, look no further than Historic Ashland. The 2019 winner for best venue, Historic Ashland is known for the beautiful property, which was founded by William Penn, Pennsylvania’s founder. The current owners, Jeffrey and Patti Nadu, transformed the property with new amenities and modern luxuries while simultaneously highlighting the rich history of the land.

Historic Ashland has three main buildings, the Mansion, the Lodge, and the Cottage. The Mansion is an ideal place for the bridal party to get ready for their big day with private suites, hair and makeup salons, and even a gourmet kitchen. The Cottage is a modern and masculine space for the groomsmen to get ready for the wedding ceremony with a full wooden bar, mini-fridge and original stone and wooden breams. Last but not least, The Lodge is a 10,000-square-foot space with breathtaking chandeliers, stone fireplaces, high ceilings, and a beautiful patio to host about 150 people for the wedding reception. According to Leah Nadu, the property's venue manager, “Ashland was created to be everything that other venues are not.

It is a classic, timeless event space with the ability to appeal to any style. It is not just another renovated barn, but a property embracing all styles, details, and trends. Ashland encompasses it all: private grounds, multiple event spaces, vast photo opportunities, on-site parking, present and accommodating staff, and much more. By combining the property’s historic charm with today’s amenities, Ashland is a distinct place for any momentous event.”

6219 Lincoln Highway Wrightsville, PA | 717-740-0090 | historicashlandevents.com


Small Star Art House

Small Star Art House is a unique art house that exhibits independent, foreign language, and documentary films curated for York. This intimate art space features more than 60 local artists and many community events throughout the year. The films are projected on a screen with a full surround sound system for an immersive experience.

232 W. Market St., York, PA | 717-885-9134 | smallstaryork.com


House of Gains

House of Gains started in started in 2017 after Matt Lane realized that the existing supplement companies and their ingredients didn’t meet his standards. Matt opened House of Gains to provide the lifting community with clean, trusted products. House of Gains is a supplement company with pure products that do not have fillers added. Their protein is made from 100 percent American products. You can find Matt’s products in 14 locations around Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Texas. Matt contributes some of his success to community-based outreach, including a food drive he organized in December.

2880 Carol Road, East York, PA | houseofgains.com


Bark of the Town Pet Grooming Salon

At Bark of the Town, they adhere to a “humanity over vanity” policy, ensuring that your pet is treated with the utmost care. There, you can treat your pet to the ultimate in pet grooming experiences. Their service is a step above traditional pet grooming. Bark of the Town offers specialized grooming by talented artists who are invested in the care of your pet. Bark of the Town strives to be different by offering your special pet personalized attention in a trendy, clean, stress-free, safe salon where you can be certain your experience will be more than just satisfactory. The groomers share a wealth of knowledge and experience and take their art very seriously, providing all pets with the same level of love and care that they give their own.

3755 E. Market St. # 2, York, PA | 717-751-0277 | barkofthetownyork.com


Miles Appliance

Since 1977, Miles Appliance has been delivering the best customer service and prices. Miles Appliance works with your budget and lifestyle, selling appliances, outdoor necessities, and bedding. They are proud to support their local community by reaching out to local churches, food pantries, and fire departments. With two locations, Miles Appliance makes it easy to find exactly what you need for your home.

2013 Springwood Road, York, PA | 717-600-8165 | milesappliance.com