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The Best of the North Bay 2004

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Readers' Choice


Best Art Gallery

Sonoma
Moca at the LBC
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 707.527.0297.

Honorable Mention
A Street Gallery and Studios
312 S. A St., Santa Rosa. 707.578.9124.

Napa
Ca'toga Galleria D'arte
1206 Cedar St., Calistoga. 707.942.3900.

Marin
Gallery Route One
11101 Route 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

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Best Ballet Company

Sonoma
Ballet California
569 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.537.0140.

Napa
Silverado Ballet
617 Wilson St., Napa. 707.255.9233.

Marin
Marin Ballet
100 Elm St., San Rafael. 415.453.6705.



Best Band

Sonoma
The Poyntlyss Sistars Band
www.psband.net; 707.579.3411.

Honorable Mention
Wonderbread 5
www.wonderbread5.com; 415.447.4730.

Napa
Wonderbread 5
www.wonderbread5.com; 415.447.4730.

Marin
Vinyl
www.vinylgroove.com. 415.927.2113.



Best Dance Company

Sonoma
Salsa Fresca at Ellington Hall
3535 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.545.6150.

Honorable Mention
Flamenco Arts Co.
2337 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.544.0909.

Napa
Black Sheep Belly Dance
www.blacksheepbellydance.com; 707.546.6366.

Marin
Happy Feet Dance School
15 Montford Ave., Mill Valley. 415.381.0811.



Best Dive Bar

Sonoma
Red's Recovery Room
8175 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Cotati. 707.795.9810.

Honorable Mention
Round Robin
616 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1354.

Napa
First Place Tie
Susie's Bar
1365 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.6710.
Pancha's
6764 Washington Court, Yountville. 707.944.2125.

Marin
Old Western Saloon
Highway 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.1661.



Best Free Entertainment

Sonoma
North Light Books and Cafe
550 East Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.792.4300.

Honorable Mention
A'roma Roasters
95 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Napa
Calistoga Inn and Brewery
1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.4101.

Marin
19 Broadway
19 Broadway Ave., Fairfax. 415.459.1091.



Best Festival

Sonoma
Health and Harmony Festival
P.O. Box 7040, Santa Rosa. 707.861.2035.

Honorable Mention
Apple Blossom Festival
P.O. Box 178, Sebastopol. 707.823.3032.

Napa
Mustard Festival
www.mustardfestival.org; 707.259.9020.

Marin
Sausalito Art Festival
www.sausalitoartfestival.org; 415.332.3555.



Best Music Festival

Sonoma
Russian River Blues Festival
www.rrfestival.com/blues; 510.655.9471

Honorable Mention
Jazz on the River
www.rrfestival.com/jazz; 510.655.9471.

Napa
Robert Mondavi Concert Series
7801 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville. 888.769.5299.

Marin
'Sweethearts of the Radio' KWMR 89.3-FM
11431 Route 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.0905.



Best Movie Theater

Sonoma
Rialto Cinemas Lakeside
551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.539.9771.

Honorable Mention
Roxy Stadium 14
85 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.522.0330.

Napa
Cameo Cinema
1340 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.9779.

Marin
Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.454.1222.



Best Museum

Sonoma
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Honorable Mention
Sonoma County Museum
425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Napa
Sharpsteen Museum
1311 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.5911.

Marin
Bolinas Museum
48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

Best Music Venue

Sonoma
McNear's Mystic Theatre
23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Honorable Mention
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7006.

Napa
First Place Tie
Downtown Joe's Restaurant and Microbrewery
902 Main St., Napa. 707.258.2337.
1351 Lounge
1351 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1969.

Marin
First Place Tie
Rancho Nicasio
1 Old Ranchero Road, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.
Sweetwater
153 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.2820.



Best Outdoor Art Event

Sonoma
Arttrails
www.artrails.org; 707.579.2787.

Honorable Mention
Art in the Park
www.santarosarec.com; 707.543.3737.

Napa
Mustard Festival
www.mustardfestival.org; 707.259.9020.

Marin

Sausalito Art Festival
www.sausalitoartfestival.org; 415.332.3555.



Best Performing Arts Center

Sonoma
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7006.

Honorable Mention
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3434.

Napa
Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main St., Napa. 707.226.7372.

Marin
The Marin Center
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6400.



Best Place to Dance

Sonoma
Sidelines
3125 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.636.1700.

Honorable Mention
Last Day Saloon
120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.5876.

Napa
1351 Lounge
1351 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1969.

Marin
Rancho Nicasio
1 Old Ranchero Road, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.



Best Radio Personality

Sonoma
Bill Bowker at KRSH 95.9-FM
3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.588.0707.

Honorable Mention
Jeff Blazy at KXFX 101.7-FM
1410 Neotomas Ave. Ste. 200, Santa Rosa. 707.543.0100.

Napa
Jamie Miller at KVYN 99.3-FM
1124 Foster Road, Napa. 707.258.1111.

Marin
Susan Deixler at KWMR 89.3-FM
11431 Route 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.0905.



Best Spot for Intelligent Conversation

Sonoma
A'roma Roasters
95 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Honorable Mention
North Light Books and Cafe
550 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.792.4300.

Napa
Cafe Society
1000 Main St., Napa. 707.256.3232.

Marin
Drakes Beach Cafe
Drakes Beach Road, Inverness. 415.669.1297.



Best Spot for Mindless Chatter

Sonoma--Independent
A'Roma Roasters
95 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Sonoma--Corporate
Starbucks
www.starbucks.com.

Napa
Calistoga Roastery
1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5757.

Marin
Cafe Reyes
11101 Hwy. 1 N., Point Reyes Station. 415.663.9493.



Best Theater Troupe

Sonoma
Actors Theatre
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Honorable Mention
Santa Rosa Players
LBC, Merlot Theater, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 707.544.STAR.

Napa
Dreamweavers Theatre
1637 Imola Ave., Napa. 707.255.5483.

Marin
First Place Tie
Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Ave., San Rafael. 415.388.5208.
Marin Shakespeare Co.
P.O. Box 4053, San Rafael. 415.499.4485.



Best Teen Hangout

Sonoma
Phoenix Theatre
201 Washington St., Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Honorable Mention
Chop's
509 Adams St., Santa Rosa. 707.284.2467.

Napa
Calistoga Roastery
1631 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5757.

Marin
The Oasis Teen Center
1115 Third St., San Rafael. 415.453.8645.



Best Best-Kept Secret

Sonoma
Metrodome Salon & Skin
Skin: 730 Third St. (707.578.9590); hair: 740 Third St. (707.566.0611), Santa Rosa.

Honorable Mention
Fusion Fitness
791 Lombardi Court, Ste. 101, Santa Rosa. 707.542.4500.

Napa
Bounty Hunter
975 First St., Napa. 707.257.2202.

Marin
Gallery Route One
11101 Hwy., 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.


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