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Best Bakery

Sonoma

Village Bakery
7225 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.8101.
1445 Town and Country Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7654.

Honorable Mention

Michelle Marie's Patisserie
2404 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.575.1214.

Napa

Abc Baking Company
1517 Third St., Napa. 707.258.1827.

Marin

Bovine Bakery
11315 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.9420.

Best Barbecue

Sonoma

Porter Street Barbeque
500 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.795.9652.

Honorable Mention

Pack Jack Old-Style Barbecue
3963 Gravenstein Hwy., Sebastopol. 707.823.9929.

Napa

Red Rock Cafe
1010 Lincoln Ave., Napa. 707.226.2633.

Best Bagel

Sonoma

Sonoma Valley Bagel Co.
350 Rohnert Park Expressway W., Rohnert Park. 707.585.8095.
2194 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.579.5484.
515 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.526.1631.

Honorable Mention

Grateful Bagel
300 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.5220.

Napa

Golden Bagel Cafe
3240 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.258.1413.

Marin

Marin Bagel
1560 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.8127.

Best Burger

Sonoma

Mike's One Mean Burger
7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707.665.9999.
84 Corona Road, Petaluma. 707.769.1082.

Honorable Mention

Sequoia Drive-In
1382 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 707.829.7543.

Napa

Big D Burgers
1005 Silverado Trail, Napa. 707.255.7188.

Marin

Phyllis' Giant Burgers
2202 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.0866.

Best Breakfast

Sonoma

Omelette Express
112 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.1690.

Honorable Mention

Hank's Creekside Cafe
2800 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.8839.

Napa

Gillwoods
1313 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1788.
1320 Napa Town Center, Napa. 707.253.0409.

Marin

Station House Cafe
11180 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.

Best Brewpub

Sonoma

Third Street Aleworks
610 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.3060.

Honorable Mention

Powerhouse Brewing Co.
268 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.9171.

Napa

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

Marin

Marin Brewing Co.
1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677.

Best Brunch

Sonoma

Omelette Express
112 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.1690.

Honorable Mention: Tie

Michele's Restaurant

Seventh And Adams Streets, Santa Rosa. 707.542.2577.

Brasserie De La Mer
170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa. 707.636.7388.

Napa

Gordon's Cafe & Wine Bar
6770 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.8246.

Marin

The Dipsea Cafe
200 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley. 415.381.0298.

Best Caterer

Sonoma

A La Heart Catering
600 Wilson St., Santa Rosa. 707.527.7555.

Honorable Mention

Cafe Lolo
620 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.576.7822.

Napa

Melissa Teaff Catering
101 S. Coombs St., Napa. 707.254.8160.

Marin

Cafe Lolo
620 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.576.7822.

Best Chef

Sonoma

Josh Silver at Syrah Restaurant
205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.568.4002.

Honorable Mention

Jeffrey Madura at John Ash & Co.
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7687.

Napa

Ken Frank at La Toque
1140 Rutherford Road, Rutherford. 707.963.9770.

Best Cider House

Sonoma

Ace Cider Company
3100 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.829.1223.

Honorable Mention

Martinelli's Vineyard & Winery
3360 River Road, Windsor. 707.525.0570.

Best Cafe/Coffeehouse

Sonoma

Flying Goat Coffee
324 Center St., Healdsburg. 707.433.9081.
10 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1202.

Honorable Mention

Coffee Catz
6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.6600.

Napa

First Place: Tie

Cafe Society
1000 Main St., Napa. 707.256.3232.

Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company
948 Main St., Napa. 707.224.2233.
1400 Oak Ave., St. Helena. 707.963.4491.

Marin

First Place: Tie

Cafe Trieste
1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.7660.

Tully's Coffee
823 Grant Ave. E., Novato. 415.987.9972.
207 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.927.0471.

Best Cocktails

Sonoma

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

Honorable Mention

Lucy's
6948 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.9713.

Napa

First Place: Tie

Hydro Bar & Grill
1403 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9777.
1351 Lounge
1351 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1969.

Marin

Piazza D'angelo's
22 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.2000.

Best Bartender

Sonoma

First Place: Tie

Alissa Lopez at Last Day Saloon
120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.5876.

Heather Howard at Last Day Saloon
120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.5876.

Honorable Mention

Bruce Rhodes at Powerhouse Brewing Co.
268 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.9171.

Napa

Ben Robertson at Zuzu
829 Main St., Napa. 707.224.8555.

Marin

First Place: Tie

Joe Ward at Marin Brewing Co.
1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677.

Pete Arian at Silver Peso
450 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 415.924.3448.

Best Deli

Sonoma

Traverso's Gourmet Food & Wine

Third and B Streets, Santa Rosa. 707.542.2530.

Honorable Mention

Perry's Deli
1220 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.2704.

Napa

Genova Delicatessen
1550 Trancas St., Napa. 707.253.8686.

Marin

Tomales Bay Foods
80 Fourth St., Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.9335.

Best Diner

Sonoma

D's Diner
7260 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol., 707.829.8080.

Honorable Mention

Adel's
456 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.578.1003.

Napa

First Place: Tie

Gillwoods
1313 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1788.
1320 Napa Town Center, Napa. 707.253.0409.

Soscol Cafe
632 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.252.0651.

Marin

Cacti Resturant
1200 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.898.2234.

Best Juice Bar

Sonoma

Juice Shack
2154 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.522.6289.
1810 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.6131.
901 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 707.522.6822.

Honorable Mention, Independent

Difruitto's Juicery
6988 Mckinley St., Sebastopol. 707.829.3989.

Honorable Mention, Corporate

Whole Foods
6910 Mckinley St., Sebastopol. 707.829.9801.

Napa

First Place: Tie

Calistoga Natural
1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5822.

First Squeeze Cafe & Juice Bar
1126 First St., Napa. 707.224.6762.

Marin

Jamba Juice
266 Northgate One, San Rafael. 415.491.7700.

Best Ice Cream

Sonoma

Screamin' Mimi's
6902 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.823.5902.

Honorable Mention

Cold Stone Creamery
2324 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.578.1811.
301 S. Mcdowell Blvd., Petaluma. 707.762.1824.
6580 Hembree Lane, Windsor. 707.838.1821.

Napa

Cold Stone Creamery

Silverado Plaza, 651 Trancas St., Napa. 707.251.3707.

Marin

Cold Stone Creamery
1010 Court St., San Rafael. 415.258.0105.

Best Local Food Producer

Sonoma

Clover-Stornetta Farms

P.O. Box 750369, Petaluma. 707.778.8448.

Honorable Mention: Tie

Amy's Kitchen
2330 Northpoint Parkway, Santa Rosa. 707.578.7188.

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth St., Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.8153.

Marin

Woodlands Market
735 College Ave., Kentfield. 415.457.8160.

Best Organic Farm

Sonoma

Laguna Farms
1764 Cooper Road, Sebastopol. 707.823.0823.

Honorable Mention

Oak Hill Farm
15101 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen. 707.996.6643.

Napa

First Place: Tie

Forni-Brown Gardens
900 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. 707.942.6123.

Vine Village Inc., Premier Wine Vinegars & Olive Oils
4059 Old Sonoma Road, Napa. 707.255.4099.

Marin

Straus Family Creamery
P.O. Box 768, Marshall. 415.663.5464.

Best Spot For Dining Alone

Sonoma

East West Cafe
128 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.

Honorable Mention

Bear Republic Brewing Co.
345 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.431.7258.

Napa

Zuzu
829 Main St., Napa. 707.224.8555.

Marin

Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant
15 Rowland Way, Novato. 415.898.4677.

Best Inexpensive Dinner

Sonoma

First Place: Tie

Sonoma Taco Shop
947 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.525.9902.
935 Lakeville St., Petaluma. 707.778.7921.
100 Brookwood St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.8585.

Pepe's Mexican Restaurant
1079 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.571.7478.
2000 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa. 707.545.7425.

Honorable Mention

East West Cafe
128 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.

Napa

Don Perico Mexican Restaurant
1025 First St., Napa. 707.252.4707.

Marin

Lucinda's Mexican Food To Go
930 Redwood Hwy., Mill Valley. 415.388.0754.

Best Restaurant to Spend the Rent In

Sonoma

John Ash & Co.
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7687.

Honorable Mention

Madrona Manor
1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 707.433.4231.

Napa

La Toque
1140 Rutherford Road, Rutherford. 707.963.9770.

Marin

Manka's Inverness Lodge & Restaurant
30 Callendar Way, Inverness.
415.669.1034.

Best Outdoor Dining

Sonoma

Topolos At Russian River Vineyards
5700 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Forestville. 707.887.1562.

Honorable Mention

Martha's Old Mexico
305 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.4458.

Napa

First Place: Tie

Celadon
500 Main St., Ste. G, Napa. 707.254.9690.

Pinot Blanc
641 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.6191.

Marin

Station House Cafe
11180 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.

Best Dining After 10pm

Sonoma

First Place, Independent: Tie

The Cantina
500 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.3663.

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

First Place, Corporate

Lyon's Restaurant
722 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 707.762.4095.
190 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.528.9311.

Honorable Mention, Independent

Third Street Aleworks
610 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.3063.

Honorable Mention, Corporate

Denny's
115 Baker Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.542.2309.
1000 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.544.6880.

Napa

Zuzu
829 Main St., Napa. 707.224.8555.

Marin

San Rafael Joe's
931 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.2425.

Best Restaurant

Sonoma

Lucy's
6948 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.9713.

Honorable Mention

Willow Wood Market Cafe
9020 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.0233.

Napa

First Place: Tie

Zuzu
829 Main St., Napa. 707.224.8555.

Miramonte Restaurant And Cafe (D.B.A. Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen)
1327 Railroad Ave., St. Helena. 707.963.3970.

Marin

Manka's Inverness Lodge & Restaurant
30 Callendar Way, Inverness. 415.669.1034.

Best Waitperson & Restaurant

Sonoma

Ken Goldfine At Syrah Restaurant
205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.568.4002.

Honorable Mention

Maria Bova At La Strada
3660 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa. 707.585.1111.

Napa

Rian Mccarroll At Zuzu
829 Main St., Napa. 707.224.8555.

Best Chinese Food

Sonoma

Gary Chu's Restaurant
611 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.526.5840.

Honorable Mention

Kirin Restaurant
2700 Yulupa Ave., Ste. 3, Santa Rosa. 707.525.1957.

Napa

Asia Cafe
825 Main St., Napa. 707.224.0840.

Marin

Jennie Low's Chinese Cuisine
120 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.8838.
38 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.8868.

Best Japanese Food/Sushi

Sonoma

Hana Japanese Restaurant
101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.586.0270.

Honorable Mention

Sushi Hana
6930 Burnett St., Sebastopol. 707.823.3778.

Napa

Sushi Mambo
1202 First Napa St., Napa. 707.257.6604.

Marin

Sushi Ran
107 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 415.332.3620.

Best French Food

Sonoma

La Gare
208 Wilson St., Santa Rosa. 707.528.4355.

Honorable Mention

Chez Peyo
2295 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 707.823.1262.

Napa

Bistro Jeanty
6510 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.0103.

Marin

El Paseo
17 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.0741.

Best Indian Food

Sonoma

Sizzling Tandoor
409 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.579.5999.
9960 Hwy. 1, Jenner. 707.865.0625.

Honorable Mention

Annapurna
535 Ross St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.8471.

Napa

Bombay Bistro
1106 First St., Napa. 707.253.9375.

Marin

Avatar's
2656 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.8083.
15 Madrona St., Mill Valley. 415.381.8293.

Best Mediterranean Food

Sonoma

East West Cafe
128 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.

Honorable Mention

Aram's Cafe
131 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.765.9775.

Napa

Ristorante Allegria
1026 First St., Napa. 707.254.8006.

Best Mexican Food

Sonoma

Pepe's Mexican Restaurant
1079 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.571.7478.
2000 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa. 707.545.7425.

Honorable Mention

Martha's Old Mexico
305 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.4458.

Napa

Don Perico Mexican Restaurant
1025 First St., Napa. 707.252.4707.

Marin

Cacti Resturant
1200 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.898.2234.

Best Thai Food

Sonoma

Jhan Thong Banbua
2400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.8048.

Honorable Mention

Thai House
525 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.526.3939.

Napa

First Place: Tie

Siam Thai House
1139 Lincoln Ave., Napa. 707.226.7749.

Thai Kitchen
1222 Trancas St., Napa. 707.254.9271.

Marin

First Place: Tie

Bay Thai Cuisine
809 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.458.8845.

Thep Lela
411 Strawberry Village, Mill Valley. 415.332.3620.

Best Italian Food

Sonoma

First Place: Tie

Momma Donna's
117 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.578.6797.

Restaurant Capri
115 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.0815.

Honorable Mention

Pasta Bella
796 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 707.824.8191.

Napa

Green Valley Cafe
1310 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.7088.

Marin

La Ginestra
127 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.0224.

Best Pizza

Sonoma

Mary's Pizza Shack
535 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.538.1888.
101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.585.3500.
9010 Brooks Road, Windsor. 707.836.0900.
452 First St. E., Sonoma. 707.779.3883.

Honorable Mention

Mombo's Pizza
1880-B Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.3278.

Napa

Fazerrati's Pizza
1517 W. Imola Ave., Napa. 707.255.1188.

Marin

Stefano's Pizzeria
8 E. Blithdale Ave., Mill Valley. 415.383.9666.
225 Corte Madera Ave., Corte Madera. 415.924.9666.

Best Seafood

Sonoma

Gto's Seafood House
234 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.9922.

Honorable Mention

Tides Wharf Resturant
835 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3652.

Napa

Green Valley Cafe
1310 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.7088.

Marin

Seafood Peddler Restaurant & Oyster Bar
100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael. 415.460.6669.

Best Vegetarian

Sonoma

East West Cafe
128 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.

Honorable Mention

Slice Of Life
6970 Mckinley St., Sebastopol. 707.829.6627.

Napa

First Place: Tie

Calistoga Natural
1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5822.

Small World Cafe
932 Coombs St., Napa. 707.224.7743.

Marin

First Place, Independent

Roxanne's
320 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 415.924.5004.

First Place, Corporate

Whole Foods
414 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415.381.1200.
340 Third St., San Rafael. 415.451.6333.

Best Cabernet

Sonoma

First Place: Tie

Arbios Cellars
707.539.5641; www.arbioscellars.com.

Jordan Vineyard & Winery
1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg. 707.431.5247.

Ferrari-Carano
8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. 707.433.6700.

Honorable Mention

Kendall-Jackson
5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa. 707.571.7500.

Napa

Tudal Winery
1021 Big Tree Road, St. Helena. 707.963.3947.

Marin

Jordan Winery
1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg. 707.431.5247.

Best Chardonnay

Sonoma

Kendall-Jackson
5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa. 707.571.7500.

Honorable Mention

Kunde Estate Winery
10155 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood. 707.833.5501.

Napa

Plumpjack Winery
620 Oakville Cross Road, Oakville. 707.945.1220.

Best Pinot Noir

Sonoma

La Crema Winery
3690 Laughlin Road, Windsor. 707.571.1504.

Napa

Kent Rasmussen Winery
1001 Silverado Trail, St. Helena. 707.963.5667.

Best Sauvignon Blanc

Sonoma

Roshambo Winery
3000 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 707.431.2051.

Honorable Mention

Hanna Winery
5353 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa. 707.575.3371.
9280 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg. 707.431.4310.

Napa

Markham Vineyards
2812 St. Helena Hwy. N., St. Helena. 707.963.5292.

Marin

Hanna Winery
5353 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa. 707.575.3371.
9280 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg. 707.431.4310.

Best Syrah

Sonoma

First Place: Tie

Christopher Creek Winery
641 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg. 707.433.2001.

Pax Wine Cellars
3352 Coffey Lane, Ste. D, Santa Rosa. 707.591.0782.

Honorable Mention

Geyser Peak
22281 Chianti Road, Geyserville. 707.857.9463.

Napa

Haven's Wine Cellars
2055 Hoffman Lane, Yountville. 707.945.0921.

Best Zinfandel

Sonoma

Ravenswood Winery
18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma. 707.938.1960

Honorable Mention

Murphy-Goode Winery
4001 Hwy. 128, Geyserville. 707.431.7644.

Napa

Harrison Vineyards
1527 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena. 707.963.8271.

Marin

Limerick Lane Cellars
1023 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg. 707.433.9211.

Best Wine List

Sonoma

Willi's Wine Bar
4404 Old Redwood Hwy., Santa Rosa. 707.526.3096.

Honorable Mention

John Ash & Co.
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7687.

Napa

The Culinary Institute At Greystone
2555 Main St., St. Helena. 707.967.1010.

Best New Restaurant

Sonoma

Willi's Wine Bar
4404 Old Redwood Hwy., Santa Rosa. 707.526.3096.

Honorable Mention

Underwood Bar & Bistro
9113 Graton Rd., Graton. 707.823.7023.

Napa

Zuzu
829 Main St., Napa. 707.224.8555.

Marin

Fork Restaurant
198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 415.453.9898.

Best Winetasting Room

Sonoma

Korbel
13250 River Road, Guerneville. 707.824.7000.

Honorable Mention

Kendall-Jackson
5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa. 707.571.7500.

Napa

Franciscan Oakville Estate
1178 Galleron Road, St. Helena. 707.967.2159.

Best Vegan

Sonoma

Slice of Life
6970 Mckinley St., Sebastopol. 707.829.6627.

Honorable Mention

Sparks Restaurant
16248 Main St., Guerneville. 707.869.8206.

Napa

Calistoga Natural
1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5822.

Marin

Roxanne's
320 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 415.924.5004.

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