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Reader's Survey Winners

Food & Drink

Best Affordable Restaurant
Gold--Carpo's
Soquel, 476-6260
Silver--Rosa's Rosticceria
SC, 479-3536
Bronze--Riva Fish House
SC, 429-1223

Best Bakery
Gold--Gayle's Bakery
Capitola, 462-1200
Silver--The Buttery
SC, 458-3020
Bronze--Kelly's French Pastry
SC, 423-9059; Aptos, 662-2911

Best Barbecue
Gold--Cole's
Aptos, 662-1721; SC, 476-4424
Silver--Bobby's Can Cookin'
SC, 469-3101
Bronze--Rosa's Rosticceria
SC, 479-3536

Best Beer on Tap Selection
Gold--99 Bottles of Beer
SC, 459-9999
Silver--Seabright Brewery
SC, 426-2739
Bronze--Santa Cruz Brewing Co.
SC, 429-8838

Best Bread
Gold--Alfaro's Cafe and Bakery
SC, 426-9240
Silver--Kelly's French Pastry
SC, 423-9059; Aptos, 662-2911
Bronze--Gayle's Bakery
Capitola, 462-1200

Best Breakfast
Gold--Zachary's Restaurant
SC, 427-0646
Silver--Linda's Seabreeze Cafe
SC, 427-9713
Bronze--Walnut Avenue Cafe
SC, 457-2307

Best Brunch
Gold--Chaminade
SC, 475-5600
Silver--Emmanuelle's
SC, 469-9514
Bronze--Aragona's
Soquel, 462-5100

Best Burger
Gold--Carpo's
Soquel, 476-6260
Silver--Pontiac Grill
SC, 427-2290
Bronze--Jack's Hamburgers
SC, 423-4421

Best Burrito
Gold--Taqueria Vallarta
SC, 457-8226
Silver--Tacos Moreno
SC, 429-6095
Bronze--Jalapeños Taqueria
SC, 457-0159

Best Butcher Shop
Gold--Shopper's Corner
Silver--New Leaf Market
SC, 426-1299; Capitola, 479-7113
Bronze--Zanotto's
SC, 423-4994; SV, 438-4324

Best California Cuisine
Gold--Oswald
SC, 423-7427
Silver--Blacks Beach Cafe
SC, 475-2233
Bronze--Cafe Bittersweet
SC, 423-9999

Best Chinese Restaurant
Gold--O'mei Sichuan Restaurant
SC, 425-8458
Silver--China Szechwan Restaurant
SC, 423-1178
Bronze--Golden Buddha
Soquel, 479-0788

Best Coffeehouse
Gold--Jahva House
SC, 459-9876
Silver--SC Coffee Roasting Co.
SC, 459-0100
Bronze--Espresso Royale
SC, 429-9804

Best Cup of Coffee
Gold--SC Coffee Roasting Co.
SC, 459-0100
Silver--Jahva House
SC, 459-9876
Bronze--Peet's Coffee & Tea
SC, 457-8170

Best Deli
Gold--Zoccoli's Delicatessen
SC, 423-1711
Silver--Erik's DeliCafe
SC, 425-5353; Aptos 688-5656
Bronze--New Leaf Market
SC, 426-1299; Capitola, 479-7113

Best Desserts to Go
Gold--Gayle's Bakery
Capitola, 462-1200
Silver--The Buttery
SC, 458-3020
Bronze--Pacific Cookie Company
SC, 429-6905

Best French Fries
Gold--Carpo's
Soquel, 476-6260
Silver--McDonald's
SC, 423-6394
Bronze--Seabright Brewery
SC, 426-2739

Best Grocery Store
Gold--Shopper's Corner
SC, no phone
Silver--New Leaf Market
SC, 426-1299; Capitola, 479-7113
Bronze--Zanotto's
SC, 423-4994; SV 438-4324

Best Healthy Menu
Gold--Dharma's Restaurant
Capitola, 462-1717
Silver--Staff of Life Deli
SC, 423-8632
Bronze--Aragona's
Soquel, 462-5100

Best Hidden Secret
Gold--Emmanuelle's
SC, 469-9514
Silver--Papa's Church
SC, 426-5558
Bronze--Cooper St. Cafe
SC, 423-4925

Best Home Delivery
Gold--Take Out Taxi
Soquel, 479-1234
Silver--Pizza My Heart
SC, 426-2511; Capitola, 475-5714
Bronze--Round Table Pizza
SC, 426-1480; SC, 479-3466;

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt
Gold--Polar Bear Ice Cream
SC, 425-5188; SC, 425-1108
Silver--Yogurt Delite
SC, 429-6400; Capitola, 462-9393
Bronze--Marianne's Ice Cream
SC, 458-1447

Best Innovative Menu
Gold--Oswald
SC, 423-7427
Silver--India Joze
SC, 427-3554
Bronze--Pearl Alley Bistro
SC, 429-8070

Best Italian
Gold--Aragona's
Soquel, 462-5100
Silver--Ristorante Avanti
SC, 427-0135
Bronze--Ristorante Italiano
SC, 458-2321

Best Late-Night Eatery
Gold--The Crepe Place
SC, 429-6994
Silver--Saturn Cafe
SC, 429-8505
Bronze--El Palomar Taco Bar
SC, 425-7575

Best Local Wine
Gold--Bargetto's
Soquel, 475-2258
Silver--Bonny Doon Vineyard
Bonny Doon, 425-3625
Bronze--Storrs
SC, 458-5030

Best Local Wine Tasting Room
Gold--Bargetto's
Soquel, 475-2258
Silver--Bonny Doon Vineyard
Bonny Doon, 425-3625
Bronze--Storrs
SC, 458-5030

Best Lunch Under $5
Gold--The Bagelry
SC, 429-8049; SC, 425-8550;
Soquel, 462-9888
Silver--Asian Rose Cafe
SC, 458-3023
Bronze--El Palomar Taco Bar
SC, 425-7575

Best Mexican
Gold--El Palomar
SC, 425-7575
Silver--Rosa's Rosticceria
SC, 479-3536
Bronze--Taqueria Vallarta
SC, 457-8226

Best Microbrewery
Gold--Seabright Brewery
SC, 426-2739
Silver--Santa Cruz Brewing Co.
SC, 429-8838
Bronze--Boulder Creek Brewery
Boulder Creek, 338-7882

Best Muffins
Gold--Rebecca's Mighty Muffins
SC, 429-1940
Silver--Emily's Good Things to Eat
SC, 429-9866
Bronze--The Buttery
SC, 458-3020

Best Natural Foods Store
Gold--New Leaf Market
SC, 426-1299; Capitola, 479-7113
Silver--Staff of Life
SC, 423-8632
Bronze--Stapleton's/Just Basics
SC, 425-5888; Capitola, 479-0888

Best Neighborhood Market
Gold--Shopper's Corner
622 Soquel Ave., SC
Silver--New Leaf Market
SC, 426-1299; Capitola, 479-7113
Bronze--Zanotto's
SC, 423-4994; SV, 438-4324

Best New Restaurant
Gold--Oswald
SC, 423-7427
Silver--Clouds Downtown
SC, 429-2000
Bronze--Ostrich Grill
Capitola, 477-9181

Best Outdoor Dining
Gold--The Crepe Place
SC, 429-6994
Silver--Aldo's
SC, 426-3736
Bronze--Zelda's
Capitola, 475-4900

Best Picnic Spot
Gold--Natural Bridges
Silver--Henry Cowell Redwoods
Bronze--Wilder Ranch

Best Pizza
Gold--Pizza My Heart
SC, 426-2511; Capitola, 475-5714
Silver--Tony & Alba's Pizza
SC, 425-8669; Capitola, 475-4450;
Scotts Valley, 439-9999
Bronze--Pleasure Point Pizza
SC, 475-4999

Best Place to Splurge
Gold--Shadowbrook Restaurant
Capitola, 475-1511
Silver--Cafe Bittersweet
SC, 423-9999
Bronze--Library at Chaminade
SC, 475-5600

Best Produce Selection
Gold--Farmers' Market
Aptos, 728-5060; SC, 479-6100
Silver--New Leaf Market
SC, 426-1299; Capitola, 479-7113
Bronze--Sunnyside Produce
Soquel, 476-8904

Best Restaurant Desserts
Gold--Cafe Bittersweet
SC, 423-9999
Silver--Emmanuelle's
SC, 469-9514
Bronze--India Joze Restaurant
SC, 427-3554

Best Restaurant in SC County
Gold--Oswald
SC, 423-7427
Silver--Chez Renee
Aptos, 688-5566
Bronze--Papa's Church
SC, 426-5558

Best Restaurant Service
Gold--Shadowbrook Restaurant
Capitola, 475-1511
Silver--Oswald
SC, 423-7427
Bronze--Chez Renee
Aptos, 688-5566

Best Restaurant With a View
Gold (Tie)--Casablanca
SC, 426-9063
Gold (Tie)--Crow's Nest
SC, 476-4560
Bronze--Chaminade
SC, 475-5600

Best Romantic Restaurant
Gold--Shadowbrook Restaurant
Capitola, 475-1511
Silver--Casablanca
SC, 426-9063
Bronze--Gabriella Cafe
SC, 457-1677

Best Salads
Gold--Dharma's Restaurant
Capitola, 462-1717
Silver--Ristorante Avanti
SC, 427-0135
Bronze--Cafe Bittersweet
SC, 423-9999

Best Salad Bar
Gold--Fresh Choice
Capitola, 479-9873
Silver--Carpo's
Soquel, 476-6260
Bronze--Crow's Nest
SC, 476-4560

Best Sandwich
Gold--Zoccoli's Delicatessen
SC, 423-1711
Silver--Erik's DeliCafe
SC, 425-5353; Aptos, 688-5656
Bronze--Togo's Eatery
SC, 426-8441; Capitola, 476-7330

Best Seafood
Gold--Riva Fish House
SC, 429-1223
Silver--Cafe Rio
Rio Del Mar, 688-8917
Bronze--Crow's Nest
SC, 476-4560

Best Soup
Gold--Erik's DeliCafe
SC, 425-5353; SC, 458-1414; Aptos
688-5656; Capitola, 475-4646;
Scotts Valley, 438-4646
Silver--Aragona's
Soquel, 462-5100
Bronze--The Bagelry
SC, 429-8049; SC, 425-8550,
Soquel, 462-9888

Best Steak
Gold--Hindquarter Bar & Grille
SC, 426-7770
Silver--Crow's Nest
SC, 476-4560
Bronze--Portola House
SC, 476-2733

Best Sushi/Japanese
Gold--Pink Godzilla
SC, 464-2586
Silver--Mobo Sushi
SC, 425-1700
Bronze--Sukeroku
SC, 426-6660

Best Takeout
Gold--Asian Rose Cafe
SC, 458-3023
Silver--Boston Market
SC, 471-9777; Capitola, 477-0100
Bronze--O'mei Sichuan Restaurant SC, 425-8458

Best Taqueria
Gold--Taqueria Vallarta
SC, 457-8226
Silver--Tucson Taqueria
Scotts Valley, 439-8470
Bronze--Tacos Moreno
SC, 429-6095

Best Thai
Gold--Real Thai Kitchen
SC, 427-2559
Silver--Bangkok West
Soquel, 479-8297
Bronze--Star of Siam
Soquel, 479-0366

Best Vegetarian Offerings
Gold--Dharma's Restaurant
Capitola, 462-1717
Silver--Asian Rose Cafe
SC, 458-3023
Bronze--India Joze Restaurant
SC, 427-3554

Best Waiter
Gold--Don Williams, Shadowbrook
Silver--Mark Curtis, Pearl Alley
Bronze--Lou Delucia, Oswald

Best Waitress
Gold--Angela Hurwitz, Avanti
Silver--Joan Lintz, Clouds
Bronze--Joanne Corbett, Oswald

Best Wine List
Gold--Pearl Alley Bistro & Wine Bar
SC, 429-8070
Silver--Casablanca
SC, 426-9063
Bronze--Balzac Bistro
Capitola, 476-5035

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