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Best Bakery

Sonoma County

Village Bakery
7225 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol
707/829-8101;
1445 Town & Country Drive, Santa Rosa
707/527-7654

Honorable Mention:
Beth the Baker
171 Pleasant Hill Avenue N., Sebastopol,
707/823-1440

--Tie--

Michelle Marie's Patisserie
2404 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa
707/575-1214

Napa County

Napa Valley Ovens
1353 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-0777

Marin County

Bordenaves
1512 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/453-2957

--Tie--

Bovine Bakery
11315 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station
415/663-9420

Best BBQ

Sonoma County

Pack Jack BBQ
3963 Gravenstein Hwy. (Hwy. 116), Sebastopol 707/823-9929

Honorable Mention:
Porter Street BBQ
500 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati
707/795-9652

--Tie--

Rasta Dwight's
7981 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati
707/794-1268

Napa County

Smokehouse Cafe & Grill
1458 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-6060

Best Bagel

Sonoma County

Sonoma Valley Bagel
359 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa
707/526-6450;
515 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa, 707/526-1631;
2310 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 707/542-2435;
350 Rohnert Park Expressway, Rohnert Park, 707/585-8095

Honorable Mention:
The Grateful Bagel
300 S. Main St., Sebastopol
707/829-5220

Napa County

Golden Bagel Cafe
3240 Jefferson St., Napa
707/258-1413

Marin County

Corporate:
Noah's Bagel
1701 Grant St., San Rafael
415/898-3981

Best Burger

Sonoma County

Mike's Mean Burger
7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati
707/665-9999

Honorable Mention:
Sequoia Drive-In
1382 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol
707/829-7543

Napa

Red Rock Cafe
1010 Lincoln Ave., Napa
707/226-2633

--Tie--

Silverado Brewing Co.
3020 N. St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena
707/967-9876

Marin County

Flatiron Sports Bar & Late Night Grill
724 B St., San Rafael
415/453-4318

Best Breakfast

Sonoma County

Omelette Express
112 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/525-1690

Honorable Mention:
Lucy's Cafe
110 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/824-1379

Napa County

Cafe Sarafornia
1413 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-0555

Marin County

Bubbas Diner
566 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo
415/459-6862

Best Brew Pub

Sonoma County

Powerhouse Brewing Co.
268 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol
707/829-9171

Honorable Mention:
Third Street Aleworks
610 Third St., Santa Rosa
707/523-3060

Napa County

Silverado Brewing Co.
3020 N. St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena
707/967-9876

Honorable Mention:
Downtown Joe's Restaurant & Brewery
902 Main St., Napa
707/258-2337

Marin County

Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant
15 Rowland Way, Novato
415/898-4677

Best Brunch

Sonoma County

Howard Station Cafe
75 Main St., Occidental
707/874-2838

Honorable Mention:
101 Main Bistro & Wine Bar
101 S. Main St., Sebastopol
707/829-3212

Best Caterer

Sonoma County

A La Heart Catering
600 Wilson St., Santa Rosa
707/527-7555

Honorable Mention:
Pearson's & Co.
2759 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/541-3868

Napa County

Elaine Bell Catering Co.
707/963-5299

Best Chef

Sonoma County

Jefferey Madura
John Ash & Co.,
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa
707/527-7687

Honorable Mention:
Lisa Hemenway
Lisa Hemenway's Bistro,
1612 Terrace Way, Santa Rosa
707/526-5111

Napa County

Philippe Jeanty
Bistro Jeanty
6510 Washington St., Yountville
707/944-0103

Marin County

Bradley Ogden
Lark Creek Inn
234 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur
415/924-7766

Best Cider House

Sonoma County

Ace in the Hole Cider Co.
3100 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol
707/829-1223

Honorable Mention:
Third Street Aleworks
610 Third St., Santa Rosa
707/523-3060

Napa County

Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery
1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-4101

Best Cafe/Coffeehouse

Sonoma County

A'Roma Roasters
95 Fifth St., Santa Rosa
707/576-7765

Honorable Mention:
Coffee Catz
6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol
707/829-6600

Napa County

Gordon's Cafe & Wine Bar
6770 Washington St., Yountville
707/944-8246

--Tie--

Calistoga Roastery
1631 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-5757

Marin County

Caffe Valeska
1122 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/258-9020

Corporate:
Peet's Coffee & Tea
1701 Grant Ave., Novato
415/897-4920

Best Cocktails

Sonoma County

The Belvedere
727 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/542-1890

Honorable Mention:
The Eight Ball
8 Charles St., Cotati
707/795-9859

Napa County

Bouchon
6534 Washington St., Yountville
707/944-8037

--Tie--

Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery
1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-4101

Marin County

Sam's Anchor Cafe
27 Main St., Tiburon
415/435-4527

Best Bartender

Sonoma County

Tania Jervan
Pat's Restaurant,
16236 Main St. (Hwy. 116), Guerneville
707/869-9904

Honorable Mention:
Bruce Rhodes
Powerhouse Brewing Company,
268 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol
707/829-9171

Napa County

Jason Kowalski
Compadres Bar & Grill,
6539 Washington St., Yountville
707/944-2406

Best Deli

Sonoma County

Traverso's Gourmet Food & Wine
Third & B streets, Santa Rosa
707/542-2530

Honorable Mention:
Perry's Deli
1220 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/528-2704

Napa County

Nicola's Delicatessen & Pizzeria
1359 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-6272

Marin County

Perry's Deli
7380 Redwood Blvd., Novato
415/892-3240;
909 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael
415/456-4886

Best Diner

Sonoma County

Pat's Restaurant
16236 Second St., Guerneville
707/869-9904

Honorable Mention:
Pine Cone Restaurant
162 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/823-1375

Napa County

The Diner
6476 Washington St., Yountville
707/944-2626

Marin County

Bubbas Diner
566 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo
415/459-6862

Best Juice Bar

Sonoma County

Juice Shack
2154 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/522-6269;
1810 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/528-6131;
901 Village Court, Santa Rosa
707/522-6822

Honorable Mention:
Squeezer's Juice Bar
519 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/573-8080

Corporate:
Whole Foods Market
6910 Mckinley St., Sebastopol
707/829-9801

Napa County

Jamba Juice
623 Trancas St., Napa
707/256-3803

--Tie--

Calistoga Natural
1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-5822

Marin County

Jamba Juice
266 Northgate 1, San Rafael
415/491-7700

Best Ice Cream

Sonoma County

Screamin' Mimi's
6902 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol
707/823-5902

Corporate:
Baskin-Robbins
201 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
707/778-8646;
2700 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/526-3931

Honorable Mention:
Clo's Ice Creamery
557 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa
707/539-6100

Napa County

Swenson's
3138 Jefferson St., Napa
707/252-3212

Marin County

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth St., Pt. Reyes Station
415/663-8153

Best Local Food Producer

Sonoma County

Kozlowski Farms
5566 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Forestville
707/887-1587

Corporate:
Clover-Stornetta Farms Inc.
91 Lakeville St., Petaluma
707/778-8448

Honorable Mention:
Redwood Hill Farm Goat Dairy
10855 Occidental Road, Sebastopol
707/823-6246

Marin County

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth St., Pt. Reyes Station
415/663-8153

Best Organic Farm

Sonoma County

Laguna Farms
1764 Cooper Road, Sebastopol
707/823-0823

Honorable Mention:
Kokopelli Farm
707/829-8185

Napa County

Forni-Brown Vegetables
900 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga
707/942-6123

Best Spot for Dining Alone

Sonoma County

East West Cafe
128 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/829-2822

Honorable Mention:
Powerhouse Brewing Co.
268 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol
707/829-9171

Napa County

Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery
1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-4101

Marin County

San Rafael Joe's
931 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/456-2425

Best Inexpensive Dinner

Sonoma County

Main Sreet Station
16280 Main St., Guerneville
707/869-0501

Corporate:
Taco Bell
14 locations in the county

Honorable Mention:
Papas & Pollo Southwest Mesquite Grill
915 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol
707/829-9037

Napa County

Taylor's Refresher
933 Main St., St. Helena
707/963-3486

Marin County

Pine Cone Diner
60 Fourth St., Pt. Reyes Station
415/663-1536

Best Restaurant to Spend the Rent In

Sonoma County

John Ash & Co.
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa
707/527-7687

Honorable Mention:
Applewood Restaurant
13555 Hwy. 116, Guerneville
707/869-9093

Napa County

La Toque
1140 Rutherford Road, Rutherford
707/963-9770

Marin County

Lark Creek Inn
234 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur
415/924-7766

Best Outdoor Dining

Sonoma County

The Cantina
500 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/523-3663

Honorable Mention:
Dempsey's Restaurant & Brewery
50 E. Washington St., Petaluma
707/765-9694

--Tie--

Topolos at Russian River Vineyards
5700 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Forestville
707/887-1562

Napa County

Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery
1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-4101

Marin County

Station House Cafe
11180 State Route 1, Pt. Reyes Station
|415/663-1515

Best Dining After 10PM

Sonoma County

Main Sreet Station
16280 Main St., Guerneville
707/869-0501

Corporate:
Lyon's Restaurant
Five locations in the county

Honorable Mention:
Cantina
500 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/523-3663

Napa County

Bouchon
6534 Washington St., Yountville
707/944-8037

--Tie--

Hydro Bar & Grill
1403 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-9777

Best Restaurant

Sonoma County

Willow Wood Market Cafe
9020 Graton Road, Graton
707/823-0233

Honorable Mention:
Lucy's Cafe
110 North Main St., Sebastopol
707/824-1379

Napa County

Bistro Jeanty
6510 Washington St., Yountville
707/944-0103

--Tie--

The Culinary Institute at Greystone
2555 Main St., St. Helena
707/967-1010

Marin County

Station House Cafe
11180 State Route 1, Pt. Reyes Station
415/663-1536

Best Waitperson

Sonoma County

Maria Alvarez
Main Street Station, 16280 Main St., Guerneville
707/869-0501

Marin County

Rita Bornia
San Rafael Joe's, 931 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/456-2425

Best Chinese Food

Sonoma County

Gary's Chu Restaurant
611 5th St., Santa Rosa
707/526-5840

Honorable Mention:
Kirin Restaurant
2700 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/525-1957

Napa County

Soo Yuan
1354 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-9404

Marin County

Jenny Lowe's
Vintage Oak Shopping Center, Novato
415/892-8838;
38 Miller Ave., Mill Valley
415/388-8868

Best Japanese Food/Sushi

Sonoma County

Sushi Hana
6930 Burnett St., Sebastopol
707/823-3778

Honorable Mention:
Hana Japanese Restaurant
101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park
707/586-0270

Napa County

Sushi Mamba
1202 First St., Napa
707/257-6604

Marin County

Sushi To Dai For
869 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/721-0392

Best French food

Sonoma County

La Gare
208 Wilson St., Santa Rosa
707/528-4355

Honorable Mention:
Chez Peyo
2295 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol
707/823-1262

Napa County

Bistro Jeanty
6510 Washington St., Yountville
707/944-0103

Best Indian Food

Sonoma County

Sizzling Tandoor
409 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/579-5999;
9960 Hwy. 1 , Jenner
707/865-0625

Honorable Mention:
Tandoori Express
1880 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/543-8168

Napa County

Wapoo
1226 Washington St., Calistoga
707/942-4712

Best Mediterranean Food

Sonoma County

East West Cafe
128 N. Main St. , Sebastopol
707/829-2822

Honorable Mention:
Aram's Cafe
131 Kentucky St., Petaluma
707/765-9775

Napa County

Cin Cin
1440 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-1008

Best Mexican Food

Sonoma County

Martha's Old Mexico Grill
305 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/823-4458

Honorable Mention:
The Cantina
500 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/523-3663

--Tie--

Mexico Lindo Restaurant
9030 Graton Road, Graton
707/823-4154

Napa County

Compadres Bar & Grill
6539 Washington St., Yountville
707/944-2406

Marin County

Fernando's
1561 S. Novato Blvd., Novato
415/897-2425

Best Thai Food

Sonoma County

Thai House
525 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/526-3939

Honorable Mention:
Thai Pot
6961 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol
707/829-8889

Napa County

Siam Thai House
1139 Lincoln Ave., Napa
707/226-7749

Best Italian Food

Sonoma County

Italian Affair
1055 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/528-3336

Honorable Mention:
Mary's Pizza Shack
Eight locations in the county

Napa County

Bosko's Ristorante
1364 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-9088

Marin County

Rossetti Osteria Romana
510 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo
415/459-7937;
909 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/258-9555

Best Pizza

Sonoma County

Mary's Pizza Shack
Eight locations in the county

Corporate:
Round Table Pizza
2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa
707/526-6565;
1520 E. Washington St., Petaluma
707/762-1861;
6314 Commerce Blvd. N., Rohnert Park
707/584-7712;
131 S. Main St., Sebastopol
707/823-2573;

Honorable Mention:
La Vera
629 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/575-1113

Napa County

Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi Too
6772 Washington St., Yountville
707/944-0177

Best Seafood

Sonoma County

The Tides Restaurant
835 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay
707/875-3652

Honorable Mention:
Lucas Wharf
595 Highway 1, Bodega Bay
707/875-3522

Napa County

Brannan's Grill
1374 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-2233

Marin County

Seafood Peddler Restaurant & Oyster Bar
507 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael
415/460-6669

Best Vegetarian Food

Sonoma County

East West Cafe
128 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/829-2822

Honorable Mention:
Slice of Life
6970 McKinley St., Sebastopol
707/829-6627

Napa County

Calistoga Natural
1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-5822

Best Cabernet

Sonoma County

Clos du Bois Wine Inc.
19410 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville
707/857-1651

Honorable Mention:
Kenwood Vineyards
9592 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood
707/833-5891

Napa County

Charles Krug
2800 Main St., St. Helena
707/967-2297

Best Chardonnay

Sonoma County

Kendall Jackson
5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa
707/571-7500

Honorable Mention:
Glen Ellen Winery
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707/939-6277

--Tie--

Landmark Winery
101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood
707/833-0053

Napa County

Stonegate Winery
1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga
707/942-6500

Best Pinot Noir

Sonoma County

Kendall Jackson Wine Center
5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa
707/571-7500

Honorable Mention:
Clos du Bois Wine Inc.
1914 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville
707/857-1651

--Tie--

Honorable Mention:
Sonoma Creek Winery & Vineyards
23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma
707/938-3031

Napa County

Clos Pegase Winery
1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga
707/942-4981

Best Sauvignon Blanc

Sonoma County

Kendall Jackson Wine Center
5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa
707/571-7500

Honorable Mention:
Sebastiani Vineyards
389 Fourth St. E., Sonoma
707/938-5532

Napa County

Charles Krug
2800 Main St., St. Helena
707/967-2297

Best Syrah

Sonoma County

Kendall Jackson Wine Center
5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa
707/571-7500

Honorable Mention:
Clos du Bois Wine Inc.
19410 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville
707/857-1651

Napa County

Robert Mondavi Winery
841 Latour Court, Oakville
707/226-1395

Best Zinfandel

Sonoma County

Ravenswood
18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma
707/938-1960

Honorable Mention:
Topolos at Russian River Vineyards
5700 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Forestville
707/887-1562

Napa County

Charles Krug
2800 Main St., St. Helena
707/967-2297

Best Wine List

Sonoma County

J.M. Rosen's Waterfront Grill
54 E. Washington St., Petaluma
707/773-3200

Honorable Mention:
John Ash & Co
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa
707/527-7687

Napa County

The Culinary Institute at Greystone
2555 Main St., St. Helena
707/967-1010

Best Winery Tour

Sonoma County

Korbel
13250 River Road, Guerneville
707/824-7000

Honorable Mention:
Topolos at Russian River Vineyards
5700 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Forestville
707/887-1562

Napa County

Sterling Vineyards
1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga
707/942-3344

Best Winetasting Room

Sonoma County

Korbel
13250 River Road, Guerneville
707/824-7000

Honorable Mention:
Sebastopol Fine Wine Co.
6932 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol
707/829-9378

Napa County

V. Sattui Winery
1111 White Lane, St. Helena
707/963-7774

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