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Poll Results

Best Art Gallery

Sonoma County

Quicksilver Mine Co.
154 North Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2416

Honorable Mention
A Street Gallery
312 South St., Santa Rosa. 707.578.9124.

Napa

First Place: Tie
Art on Main
1359 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.3350.

Hess Collection
4411 Redwood Road, Napa. 707.255.1144.

Marin

Gallery Route One
11101 Hwy. 1, Ste. 101, Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.


Best Ballet Company

Sonoma

Petaluma City Ballet & Petaluma School of Ballet
110 Howard St., Petaluma. 707.765.2660.

Honorable Mention
Ballet California
569 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.537.0140.

Napa

First Place: Tie
Jarvis Conservatory
1711 Main St., Napa. 707.255.5445.

Silverado Ballet
617 Wilson St., Napa. 707.255.9233.

Marin

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


Best Band

Sonoma

Poyntlyss Sistars
2646 Alton Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.3411.

Honorable Mention
5 AM

Napa

Poyntlyss Sistars
2646 Alton Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.3411.

Marin

Poyntlyss Sistars
2646 Alton Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.3411.


Best Dance Company

Sonoma

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

Honorable Mention
Dance Center
56 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.8277.

Napa

First Place: Tie
Flamenco Arts Co.
2337 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.544.0909.

Saketini
3900 Bel Air Plaza, Napa. 707.255.7423.


Best Dive Bar

Sonoma

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

Honorable Mention
Jasper O'Farrell's Pub & Restaurant
6957 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.823.1389.

Napa

First Place: Tie
Henry's Cocktail Lounge
823 Main St., Napa. 707.252.9815.

Pancha's
6764 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.2125.

Marin

Two AM Club
382 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.6036.


Best Free Entertainment

Sonoma

Jasper O'Farrell's Pub & Restaurant
6957 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.823.1389.

Honorable Mention
Murphy's Irish Pub
464 First St. E., Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Napa

Community Free Days at Copia
500 First St., Napa. 707.259.1600.


Best Festival

Sonoma

Health & Harmony Festival
P.O. Box 7040, Santa Rosa. 707.525.9355.

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

Napa

Napa Mustard Festival
707.259.9020; www.mustardfestival.org.

Marin

First Place: Tie
Fairfax Street Festival
142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 415.453.1584.

Mill Valley Art Festival
P.O. Box 300, Mill Valley. www.mvfaf.org.


Best Music Festival

Sonoma

First Place: Tie
Jazz on the River
510.655.9471; www.jazzontheriver.com/jazz/index.html.

Russian River Blues Festival
510.655.9471; www.jazzontheriver.com/blues/index.html.

Napa

Robert Mondavi Winery
8701 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville. 888.769.5299.

Marin

Fairfax World Music Festival
P.O. Box 544, Lagunitas. 415.299.0773.


Best Movie Theater

Sonoma

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

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

Napa

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

Marin

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


Best Museum

Sonoma

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

Honorable Mention
Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Napa

Napa Valley Museum
55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

Marin

The Marin Museum Of The American Indian
2200 Novato Blvd., Novato. 415.897.4064.


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 & Microbrewery
902 Main St., Napa. 707.258.2337.

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

Marin

19 Broadway
19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.0375.


Best Outdoor Art Event

Sonoma

ARTrails
Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County
529 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.2787.

Honorable Mention
Salute to the Arts
707.938.1133; www.salutetothearts.com.

Napa

First Place: Tie
Napa Mustard Festival
707.259.9020; www.mustardfestival.org.

Napa Valley Wine Auction
899 Adams St., St. Helena. 707.963.3388.

Marin

Sausalito Art Festival
415.331.3757; www.sausalitoartfestival.org.


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

First Place: Tie
Copia
500 First St., Napa. 707.259.1600.

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

Marin

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


Best Place to Dance

Sonoma

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

Honorable Mention
Flamingo Hotel
2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Napa

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

Marin

Dance Palace
503 B St., Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.


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

Dave Morey at KFOG 104.5 FM
55 Hawthorne St., Ste. 1000, San Francisco.


Best Spot for Intelligent Conversation

Sonoma

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

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

Napa

Zuzu
829 Main St., Napa. 707.224.8555.

Marin

Depot Bookstore & Cafe
87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 415.383.2665.


Best Spot for Mindless Chatter

Sonoma

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

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

Napa

Downtown Joe's Restaurant & Microbrewery
902 Main St., Napa. 707.258.2337.


Best Theater Troupe

Sonoma

Sonoma County Repertory Theatre
104 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.0177.

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

Napa

First Place: Tie
Napa Valley Repertory Theatre
937 Coombs St., Napa. 707.251.9126.

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

Marin

Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.


Best Teen Hang-Out

Sonoma

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

Honorable Mention
Phoenix Theatre
201 Washington Blvd., Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Napa

First Place: Tie
Skate Park
Clinton & Yajome, Napa.

Starbucks Coffee
663 Trancas St., Napa. 707.253.8552.
1340 Trancas St., Napa. 707.253.8552.
253 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.226.5251.

Marin

Northgate Mall
5800 Northgate Mall, San Rafael. 415.479.5955.


Best Best-Kept Secret

Sonoma

Zebulon's Lounge
21 Fourth St., Petaluma. 707.280.5501.

Honorable Mention
Syrah Restaurant
205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.568.4002.

Napa

Cafe Lucy Le Petit Bistro
1408 Clay St., Napa. 707.255.0110.

Marin

Toby's Feed Barn
11250 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.1223.

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From the March 20-26, 2003 issue of the North Bay Bohemian.

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