Readers’ Choice Winners
Mason & Deerfield Lifestyle is proud to present the winners of the second annual Best Of Mason & Deerfield Readers’ Choice Awards. From delicious food and drinks to helpful services and health providers, we have a thriving and vibrant place to live. All votes came from our readers and the community. Congratulations winners!
[Food + Beverage]
Two Cities Pizza Company
202 West Main Street, Mason
Two Cities Pizza is not just a meal. It’s an unforgettable experience. They bring competing styles from two iconic cities under one roof, New York-Style and Chicago-Style pizza. When you walk through their doors, you will be transported to the cities where these styles were born with a Wrigley Field wall, subway themed restrooms and Two Cities taxis. They strive to provide the most authentic ingredients, exceptional service and the New York and Chicago experience.
S.W. Clyborne Co. Provision & Spirits
5948 Snider Road, Mason
Clyborne’s was created by Scott and Erin Schmidt and Chef Will Wadsworth, all Mason residents, to bring a taste of urban dining to the Mason area. With an emphasis on high-quality and unique menu items, Clyborne’s offers a range of choices from award-winning steaks and fresh catch features to an incredible burger and fried bologna sandwich. Much of the menu is gluten-free or can be prepared gluten-free. Brunch is also served Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kidd Coffee & Wine Bar
653 Reading Road, Mason
Kidd Coffee & Wine Bar has been a Mason staple since 1999, built around a love of great-tasting coffee and welcoming service. They grind locally-roasted coffee beans fresh every morning to serve up the tastiest cup of coffee. They also have an excellent selection of boutique wines and a wide variety of craft beers. Perfectly complement your beverage with their baked goods and light fare. Whether you’re working or enjoying a drink with friends, it’s the place to be.
Graeter’s Ice Cream
5076 Natorp Blvd, Mason
Since 1870, four generations of the Graeter family have remained committed to handcrafting the best ice cream their customers have ever tasted. From humble beginnings serving ice cream from a cart in Cincinnati to the nationwide presence of Graeter’s Ice Cream today, the family has held to the ideals and processes they were founded on.
8584 Duke Boulevard, Mason
Located in Mason Ohio, Sonder Brewing crafts high-quality beer with a mix of story and community. The 15,200 square-foot building holds a 30-barrel brewhouse and features 2,000 square-feet of taproom space. The Sonder brewing team, led by Chase Legler, has more than 20 years of craft brewing experience, with a passion for quality and flavor. BrewRiver Kitchen serves a handmade selection of menu items and bar bites daily, including brunch Friday through Sunday.
[Home + Services]
HEATING & AIR
Air Authority Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
654 Reading Rd, Mason
Air Authority is a client-focused, results and performance-driven company offering residential and light commercial heating and air conditioning installation and service. Their first priority is customer satisfaction. They pride themselves on being a family-based company that’s involved in the Mason community and provides the best possible HVAC service.
CUSTOM HOME BUILDER
9349 Waterstone Blvd, Suite 100, Cincinnati
M/I Homes has been building new homes of outstanding quality and superior design for more than 40 years. Founded in 1976 by Irving and Melvin Schottenstein, and guided by Irving’s drive to always “treat the customer right,” they’ve fulfilled the dreams of more than 100,000 homeowners. Whole home building standards, independent energy efficiency testing, StyleSmart design services, comprehensive warranties, and helpful financial services go into each home they build.
1620 Oregonia Rd, Suite B, Lebanon
Staley Transformations is a family-owned and operated construction company. Their mission is to listen to their customer’s vision, then exceed it. They accomplish this by consistently improving the quality of their products, providing exceptional performance and adaptability, and serving with character and purpose that brings honor to God.
8601 Snider Rd, Mason
In 1916, William A. Natorp placed an ad for landscape services in a Cincinnati florist’s window and Natorp’s was born. He created a devoted following of customers by meticulously transforming their yards and gardens. When he couldn’t get the quality and diversity of plants that he was accustomed to in Europe, he decided to grow his own and began Natorp’s Nursery. Four generations later, Natorp’s has flourished into a four hundred acre nursery and a thriving landscape design and maintenance business.
INTERIOR DESIGN OR FURNISHINGS
9591 Fields Ertel Rd, Loveland
Founded in Erlanger, Kentucky in 1963 by Robert “Bob” Daniels, Furniture Fair’s name reflects his belief in offering quality home furnishings at fair prices with exemplary service. With many showrooms across the region today, Furniture Fair still is the best place for furniture at fair prices with quality service. They’re also involved in the community, with customers’ purchases helping them feed families, provide furniture for the needy, support veterans, and more.
5947 Deerfield Blvd Suite 104, Mason
Michelle Hudepohl, born in Texas and settled in Ohio, is the perfect combination of southern hospitality and midwestern tenacity. She is a Cincinnati-area market expert who stays on top of the latest data and trends. This means faster, better sales for her sellers, and a good price for her buyers. She is in the top 1% of Coldwell Banker West Shell (CBWS) agents and is the #1 CBWS agent in the Mason City School District.
HOME SERVICES (1)
Gilkey Window Company
3625 Hauck Rd, Cincinnati
Gilkey Window Company is a custom manufacturer and installer of high-performance vinyl and fiberglass windows and doors. When Mike Gilkey set out to engineer a better window, more than 40 years ago, he knew he had to fix the most common problems in the replacement window industry. Gilkey has always focused on windows, providing a higher level of product knowledge and a commitment to excellent customer service.
HOME SERVICES (2)
McSwain Carpets and Floors
5222 Bardes Road, Mason
McSwain Carpets and Floors provides high-quality carpeting, hardwood flooring and other flooring materials. Their business also offers expert installation of their products, with an eye to detail and the longevity of the flooring. They are a customer-service-oriented business, aiming to find the specific flooring choice that will match each customer’s specific needs. McSwain builds its reputation on trustworthiness and honesty.
117 E Main St, Amelia
Kanga Roof provides both residential and commercial roofing, siding and gutter replacements and repairs. They’ve been in business for 21 years are dedicated to providing customers with experienced, expert services while using only the best products and materials. As a long-time Cincinnati area business, they care about the community and their reputation as a business. They work hard to make sure customers are happy and satisfied with the work they do.
The Christian Village at Mason
411 Western Row Rd., Mason
The Christian Village at Mason has been part of the Mason community since 1987. They are a faith-based Life Plan Community owned and operated by Christian Village Communities, a local not-for-profit organization. Their beautiful 85-acre lakeside campus offers a full continuum of care including independent living Garden Homes, Assisted Living Garden Apartments, memory support, long-term nursing and short-term private rehabilitation suites. They believe it’s their staff and residents that truly make living there special.
[Medical + Services]
Mason Family Pet Hospital
770 Reading Rd, Suite B, Mason
Mason Family Pet Hospital was founded in 2003 by Mason native, Dr. Ruthann Fox Carr, with the goal of providing quality, affordable care for the pets in your family. Their doctors and staff are known for their friendly and caring nature. They see all types of pets including cats, dogs, rabbits, and other exotic pets. They are conveniently open six days a week including early mornings and most evenings.
The Dermatology Group, Inc.
5298 Socialville Foster Road, Mason
The Dermatology Group has a team of board-certified dermatologists at five locations dedicated to seeing patients of all skin conditions. Skin conditions affect your daily life; the sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you’ll have peace of mind. That’s why they are dedicated to quickly and accurately finding a diagnosis for all members of your family. Their dermatology team specializes in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services.
Cassinelli, Shanker and Baker Orthodontics
7242 Tylers Corner Suite A, West Chester
At the orthodontic office of Drs. Cassinelli, Shanker and Baker, their goal is to provide patients with the highest quality, state-of-the-art orthodontic care, in an environment that is comfortable and welcoming. Their board-certified orthodontists have years of hands-on training and experience in the newest orthodontic treatments with traditional braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign. A treatment plan is specifically designed for the unique goals and needs of each patient.
808 Reading Rd, Mason
Everybody’s Health has provided quality chiropractic care, massage therapy, physical therapy, nutrition and other wellness services to local residents for 17 years. They have four locations, seven chiropractic physicians and seven licensed massage therapists. Everybody’s Health cares about their patients and partners with them to advocate on their behalf, to help provide an improved quality of life. They celebrate each patient’s goals and successes and never treat them as numbers.
All Smiles Family Dental
409 Reading Rd., Mason
All Smiles Family Dental offers the personal relationship you’ve always wanted from your healthcare provider, with the technology and results you’ve always expected. The staff believes their purpose is to bridge the gap between fear of the dentist and the reward of having a wonderful smile. They listen carefully to their patients to understand their fears, wants and needs. With your input, they create smiles you can be proud of!
MEDICAL SPECIALIST (1)
Lindner Center of Hope
4075 Old Western Row Rd., Mason
The Lindner Center of HOPE is a non-profit, comprehensive mental health center and global leader, offering state-of-the-science diagnosis and treatment of the most pervasive mental illnesses of our time. Additionally, they have an international reputation for diagnostic assessments for adults, adolescents and children. Their research institute allows them to help advance the field and stay abreast of new treatment options.
MEDICAL SPECIALIST (2)
Amy Brenner, MD & Associates
6413 Thornberry Ct, Mason
Amy Brenner, MD & Associates employs a “whole body” approach to patient care. They offer only the best, industry-leading treatments with proven results to their patients. Their team of physicians, nurse practitioners, skincare specialists, wellness coach and staff offer exceptional care paired with cutting-edge technology to help patients be their best. They specialize in aesthetics, gynecology, sexual medicine, hormones, weight loss and wellness to help patients feel better, look better and live better.
Group Health TriHealth Physician Partners
6010 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason
Group Health TriHealth Physician Partners is one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in the region, providing a continuum of care for more than 200,000 patients each year. Since 1974, Group Health’s growing staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other qualified medical professionals has provided care in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and 18 specialties.
Mason Eye Center
6667 Western Row Road, Mason
Mason Eye Center is an optometric practice specializing in children, but they see people of all ages. Their new location near KeyBank and Skyline in Mason features a gallery with hundreds of eyewear frames and sunglasses. Dr. Ted Snyder has been on seven international missions to provide eye care to those in need, and has won numerous patient satisfaction awards. Mason Eye Center also has a five-star Google rating.
UC Health Physicians (Dr. Hardin)
7690 Discovery Dr #2700, West Chester Township
UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching – a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations.
[Retail + Entertainment]
ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION (FAMILY 1)
6300 Kings Island Dr, Mason
Kings Island, located in Mason, features more than 100 rides, shows and attractions with 15 roller coasters, including the world’s longest wooden (The Beast) and steel inverted (Banshee) roller coasters. New for 2020 is Orion, the park’s tallest, fastest and longest steel coaster featuring a 300 ft. first drop. For kids, there’s the award-winning Planet Snoopy. Admission includes the 33-acre Soak City Water Park.
ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION (FAMILY 2)
9568 Water Front Drive, West Chester
At Topgolf, their goal is to help you create unforgettable experiences with friends and family. Each venue features fun and competitive golf games for all ages in climate-controlled “bays” similar to a bowling lane. They have an impressive food and drink menu, full-service restaurant and bar and private spaces for groups of any size. Plus, HDTVs to watch the big game and a music selection that will make every visit feel like a party.
SALON OR DAY SPA
Kim Harper Salon and Spa
5150 Socialville Foster Rd, Mason
Since they opened in 2006, Kim Harper Salon and Spa has worked to build a welcoming culture and environment, unlike any other salon. Each team member is passionate about making a personal connection with clients and delivering the very best hair and skin services. They partner with Kevin Murphy, Davines, Bioelements and Wella to provide a handpicked selection of products that deliver beautiful results in the salon and at home.
Mason Community Center
6050 S Mason-Montgomery Rd, Mason
The Mason Community Center is at the heart of Mason’s mission for building a culture of wellness for the community. It was built in 2003 through a partnership with Mason City Schools, then expanded in 2010 by TriHealth. Mason residents have a unique opportunity for health and wellness through the Community Center’s amenities and programs for individuals of all ages including an indoor pool, personal trainers, nutritionists, health assessments and screenings, fitness classes and more.
Yelton Fine Jewelers
9263 Schulze Dr, West Chester
Yelton’s stellar customer service is part of their goal to be a “personal family jeweler,” providing long-term assistance and excellent direction to find the perfect jewelry. With everything from wedding bands and engagement rings to timepieces and fashion jewelry, Yelton Fine Jewelers has the beautiful, high-quality pieces locals want for themselves and the ones they love.
BOUTIQUE OR SPECIALTY STORE
Rose & Remington
9261 Governors Way, Cincinnati
Rose & Remington is a women’s chic and affordable lifestyle store full of contemporary clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decor and gifts. They offer a unique space where a mother and daughter can shop together.
KIDS ACTIVITY (PERFORMING ARTS)
School of Rock
755 Reading Road #1, Mason
School of Rock Mason is a performance-oriented music school that gets its students performing live onstage at real rock venues. The school offers lessons (guitar, bass, drums, keys, and vocals), performance programs and summer camps for kids age seven through high school. For adults, they offer beginner, intermediate and advanced programs.
EVENT SPACE OR PLANNER
Manor House Event Center
7440 S Mason Montgomery Road
Manor House of Mason provides elegance with a personal touch. Established in 1996, they’ve hosted hundreds of happy couples, corporate teams and families celebrating major life events. This premier event venue succeeds not only at providing an elegant space, but also in providing its clients with services that make hosting the event stress-free. The team at Manor House pulls out all of the stops to ensure that its clients are comfortable and the events go smoothly.
BANK OR CREDIT UNION
201 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking. They offer a full range of lending products: specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking; real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.
Wagner Law LLC.
4770 Duke Drive, Suite 100, Mason
Wagner Law is a boutique firm focusing on helping families in crisis. They practice in estate planning, probate, elder law and family law. They have decades of experience and a philosophy of compassionate representation. Nancy Wagner is the owner of Wagner Law, a practice she started in 2012, after an almost 20-year legal career. She utilizes her diverse experience, discipline and creative problem-solving to represent Cincinnati-area businesses and families.
506 Oak Street, Cincinnati
Dragonfly supports pediatric cancer patients and their families. Though treatment may end and illness may be cured or managed, the long-term effects of the emotional, physical and financial toll on the family unit can linger for years to come. While the importance of quality healthcare is a common shared value, Dragonfly Foundation maintains an urgent, passionate mission to offer families a holistic, uncompromising, fighting chance at well-being.
INSURANCE AGENCY OR AGENT
Bri Johnson – State Farm
3187 Western Row Rd. Ste 115, Mason
At State Farm, they take great pride in helping their clients protect their families, assets and income through outstanding Auto, Home, Renters, Life, and Disability Insurance products. As everyone’s needs are unique, they tailor each protection plan to fit the needs and budget of each individual client. They are honored to be a trusted resource in the community.
AUTO BODY OR REPAIR SHOP
Muennich Car Care
308 West Main Street, Mason
Muennich Car Care is a family-owned and operated full-service auto and light truck shop that has been providing honest, quality service in Mason, Ohio since 1983. The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified technicians at Muennich Car Care employ today’s latest automotive technology, and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.