The Best of Silicon Valley 2013

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stephanie loller Metro's best of Silicon Valley 2013

Best Cupcakes

Kara's Cupcakes


Frost Cupcake Factory

Best Food Truck

Mogo BBQ

Sam's Chowdermobile

Chairman Bao

Best Coffee Roaster

Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co.

Barefoot Coffee

Orchard Valley Coffee

Best Chocolate Maker

Schurra's Fine Confections Fleur de Cocoa

Saratoga Chocolates

Best Tea Room

Lisa's Tea Treasures

Satori Tea Company

Fairmont Hotel Lobby

Best New Restaurant [open after 1/1/12]

Lou's Village

Dry Creek Grill

The Table

Best Restaurant [Culinary Excellence]


Nick's on Main/Nick's Next Door


Best Cajun Restaurant

Poor House Bistro

Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food [no listing]


Best Seafood Restaurant

McCormick and Schmick's

Pacific Catch

Fish Market

Best Ramen

Orenchi Ramen

Maru Ichi Japanese Noodle House

Kumako Ramen

Best Small Restaurant

Henry's Hi-Life

Naglee Park Garage

Nick's on Main/Nick's Next Door

Best Thai Restaurant

Krung Thai

Thai Orchid

Blue MangoX

Best Korean Restaurant

SJ Omogari

Korean Palace

Jang Su Jang

Best Ethnic Market

Mi Pueblo Food Center ** multiple locations

Ranch 99 ** multiple locations

International Food Bazaar

Best Pearl Teas

Fantasia Coffee & Tea ** multiple locations

Tapioca Express ** multiple locations

Quickly Tea Cafe ** multiple locations

Best Dim Sum

Ming's of Palo Alto



Best Latin-American Restaurant




Best Cuban/Caribbean Restaurant

Habana Cuba

Los Cubanos

Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill

Best French Restaurant

Le Papillon

La Fondue

Left Bank

Best Moderately Priced Italian Food

Maggiano's Little Italy


Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi Too

Best Mediterranean

Dish Dash


Cafe Artemis

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Falafel's Drive-In

Dish Dash

Kabul Afghan Cuisine

Best Greek Restaurant


Dio Deka


Best Malaysian Restaurant

Banana Leaf


Layang Layang

Best Pho

Pho 69

Pho Wagon

House of Pho

Best Steakhouse

Alexander's Steakhouse

Forbes Mill

Henry's Hi-Life

Best Barbecue

Henry's Hi-Life

Smoking Pig

Armadillo Willy's

Best Hawaiian



Big Island Barbeque [no listing]

Best Asian Fusion


Blowfish Sushi To Die For

Banana Leaf Restaurant

Best Asian Vegetarian

Blue Mango

Happy Bamboo

Vegetarian House

Best Vietnamese

Pho 69

Khanh's Restaurant


Best Vegetarian Overall

Good Karma Vegan Cafe

Falafel's Drive-In

Vegetarian House

Best Restaurant Patio

Aqui Cal-Mex, Willow Glen

Gordon Biersch, San Jose

El Burro

Best Desserts

Icing on the Cake

Peter's Bakery

Fleur de Cocoa

Best Donuts

Psycho Donuts


Manley's ** multiple locations

Best Pizza (Regional Chain)

Pizza My Heart ** multiple locations

Amici's ** multiple locations

Willow Street Pizza

Best Pizza (Independent)

A Slice of New York

Tony & Alba's


Best Burger

Kirk's Steakburgers 2388

St. John's Bar & Grill

Mojo Burger ** multiple locations

Best Ice Cream/Gelato

Dolce Spazio

Gelato Classico ** multiple locations

Palo Alto Creamery

Best Frozen Yogurt

Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt

Yogurtland ** multiple locations

Pinkberry ** multiple locations

Best Sushi

Yuki Sushi


Michi Sushi

Best Deli/Sandwich Shop


La Villa Delicatessen

Los Gatos Meats and Smokehouse

Best Late-Night Eats

Original Joe's

La Victoria

Flames Eatery & Bar

Best Microbrewery Food

Los Gatos Brewing Company

BJ's Brewery

Gordon Biersch

Best Dining Value

Aqui ** multiple locations

Sonoma Chicken ** multiple locations

Bill's Cafe ** multiple locations

Best Family Restaurant

Sonoma Chicken ** multiple locations

Bill's Cafe ** multiple locations

Hobee's ** multiple locations

Best Caterer

Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme

Blue Rock BBQ

A Catered Affair

Best Local Winery

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Testarossa Winery

Ridge Vineyards

Best Microbrewery

Gordon Biersch ** multiple locations

Los Gatos Brewing Company

Rock Bottom Brewery

Best Wine Bar

Wine Affairs


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