Real Estate Ray's Blog: Elk Grove's Best of Business, 2020

Elk Grove's Best of Business, 2020

Elk Grove's Best of Business, 2020

     It is time for this year's Elk Grove's Best of Business competition.  It is amazing the transformation Elk Grove has gone through since I  moved here in 1999.  We went from a few restaurants and traveling to South Sacramento to see a movie to a very vibrant community with plenty of wondrful companies.  Every company in the competition deserves our support, but I wanted to showcase a few of my favorites.  Of course, if you see a real estate agent that looks familiar (Testimonials), I would appreciate your vote. ;o)  Click here to vote for Elk Grove's Best of Business competition. 

My Top Choices

  • Best Local Non-Profit,  Runnin for Rhett-I belong to this organization as a participant, coach, and volunteer.  We are in the midst of coaching kids all over the Elk Grove/Sacramento area to prepare them for the Run Because You Can 5k coming up shortly. They all participate for free and 1,000 participants will get free running shoes.  We hope to do even more in the future!
  • Best Computer Repair, Flash Mobile Computers-I have used their services and they do a fantastic job.  They also catered my son's rehearsal dinner and our guests raved about their food and their service.
  • Best Mexican/Best Date Night Diner, Todo un Poco-This is my favorite Elk Grove Restaurant so I am really happy to be able to vote for it in two categories.  Great service!  Great ambiance!  Great food!
  • Best Elk Grove Brewery, Dreaming Dog Brewery-We are fortunate to have some great small breweries in Elk Grove, but Dreaming Dog is my favorite. Our running group has met there virtually from the day they opened and we have always been welcomed with open arms.  They have a great selection of tasy beer too!
  • Best Burger, Flaming Grill Cafe-You can't go wrong with their carnitas burger with its flavourful guacamole, homemade jalapenos, carnitas and juicy burger, but there are so many other wonderful burgers it is really hard to choose.  The specialty fries and great selection of beers are also a definite plus!
  • Best Local Coffee House, 18 Grams-This is our Sunday morning tradition, right after church.  I particularly like the Mexican Mocha!

Todo un Poco 18 Grams 

                   The Elvas!                                                                        Mexican Mocha

Runnin for Rhett    Flaming Grill Carnitas Burger

                          Runnin for Rhett                                                                           Carnitas Burger

Honorable Mention

Best Dessert, Leatherby's 

Best Indian Restaurant, India Kitchen

Best Italian Reastaurant, Palermo's

Best Pizza Place, Original Pete's

Best Breakfast, Stagecoach or Origingal Mike's Diner

Best Thai, Thai Chili, but Rao Thai Eatery is new and they have really excellent food.

It really is hard to choose with so many excellent companies.  It is fun to go through and vote for your favorites.  It is even more fun to get out and support them!  Vote here!



             eXp Realty of California, Inc

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, e-Pro

Past Client Testimonials   

3412 Babson Drive

Elk Grove, CA 95758




Comment balloon 12 commentsRaymond Henson, SRES, GRI • March 06 2020 04:09PM


Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI - What a great boast a post for local business!!! Isn't it wonderful when you have a great place to go after church for a good cup of coffee with family and friends. The places you listed sound pretty special! I hope you get lots of business from those business owners and their customers too!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 5 months ago

Good morning Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI - I am sure that the local businesses will appreciate your boost.  Great local shout outs.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 5 months ago

I love the first picture!  Is that a bloody mary that your Dad is drinking?  It looks like he is about to make a wonderful speech and have a toast.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 5 months ago

Raymond, sure looks like you and your friends are enjoying a great meal!  Nice to know where the best restaurants are!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 5 months ago

Hello Raymond,  Sound like you have some great places to enjoy in your area.  Good for you.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 5 months ago

Hello Raymond - you have obviously seen first-hand the changes in Elk Grove over the last twenty years and that speaks highly of you as well as your recommendations.  Good luck with your participation as best of the best too.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 5 months ago


What a wonderful post acknowledging the best of Elk Grove.  And this is a great way to promote the community!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 months ago

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, thank you and yes, 18 Grams is pretty unique and fun to visit.

Grant Schneider   , I think they will appreciate it.  One of the restaurant owners calls me Twitter Ray and treats my whole family special.

Brian England, I believe that is a Michelada.  They are very good and, knowing my dad, he probably is about to make a speech.      

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 5 months ago

Will Hamm  ,  We do have some great places to visit these days. It sure has changed over the last 20 years.

Michael Jacobs, thank you for sharing good luck  with me.  We have an incredible group of agents in Elk Grove that are very worthy.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel, we have sure enjoyed living here and have made some great friends. 

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 5 months ago

Joan Cox, I probably know the good restaurants way too well.  It is the reason training with Runnin for Rhett is so important! ;o)

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 5 months ago

This is very good information to share with are residents.

I would love to visit Dreaming Dog Brewery.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

I would love to treat you to Dreaming Dog when you make it to Elk Grove, Roy Kelley.  That would be quite a road trip for you though.  Thank you for stopping by!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 5 months ago