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Best Bagel

Sonoma Valley Bagel
515 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa, 526-1631;
2310 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 542-2435;
359 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa, 526-6450;
350 Rohnert Park Exp., Rohnert Park, 585-8095;
201 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, 769-0727

Honorable mention
Grateful Bagel
125 Keller St., Petaluma, 778-2234;
404 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 528-9080;
300 S. Main St., Sebastopol, 829-5220


Best Bakery/Overall

Village Bakery
7225 Healdsburg Ave.,
Sebastopol, 829-8101

Honorable mention
Downtown Bakery & Creamery
308 Center St., Healdsburg, 431-2719


Best Bakery/Pastries

Renaissance Pastry
525 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 544-2253

Honorable mention
Michelle Marie's Patisserie
2404 Magowan Drive (Montgomery Village), Santa Rosa, 575-1214


Best Barbecue

Pack Jack Bar-B-Que Inn
3963 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol, 829-9929

Honorable mention
Porter Street Barbeque
500 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati, 795-9652


Best Bartender

Ryan at Santa Rosa Brewing Co.
458 B St., Santa Rosa, 544-4677

Honorable mention
John at Moonlight Bar and Grill
515 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 526-2662


Best Bread

Artisan Bakers
750 W. Napa St., Sonoma, 939-1765

Honorable mention
Great Harvest Bread Co.
170 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa, 577-0021;
9074 Brooks Road, Windsor, 837-9322


Best Breakfast

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

Honorable mention
Hank's Creekside Restaurant
2800 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 575-8839


Best Brew Pub

Third Street Aleworks
610 Third St., Santa Rosa, 523-3060

Honorable mention
Santa Rosa Brewing Co.
458 B St., Santa Rosa, 544-4677


Best Brunch

Sweet River Grill & Bar
248 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa, 526-0400

Honorable mention
Omelette Express
112 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 525-1690


Best Burger

Juicy Burger
527 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 525-8865

Honorable mention
Broiler Burger
3020 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 526-1414


Best Business Lunch

Checkers
523 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 578-4000

Honorable mention
Portofino
535 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 523-1171


Best Chinese

Gary Chu's Gourmet Chinese Cuisine
611 Fifth St., Santa Rosa, 526-5840

Honorable mention
King Hwa
636 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol, 823-1113


Best Cocktails

Belvedere
727 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 542-1890

Honorable mention
Portofino
535 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 523-1171


Best Cuppa Coffee

Wolf Coffee
614 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 524-8036;
1810 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 546-9653;
336 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa, 524-8039;
722 Village Court (Montgomery Village), Santa Rosa, 524-8038

Honorable mention
Sonoma Coffee Co.
521 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 573-8022


Best Dive Bar

440 Club
434 College Ave., Santa Rosa, 542-2550

Honorable mention
Moonlight Restaurant & Bar
515 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 526-2662


Best French

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

Honorable mention
Chez Peyo
2295 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol, 823-1262


Best Ice Cream

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

Honorable mention
Clo's Ice Creamery
557 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, 539-6100;
259 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, 763-9636


Best Indian

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

Honorable mention
Taj Mahal
535 Ross St., Santa Rosa, 579-8471


Best Italian

Italian Affair
1612 Terrace Way, Santa Rosa, 528-3336

Honorable mention
Union Hotel Pizza & Pasta Co.
1007 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa, 544-3444; 3703 Main St., Occidental, 874-3555


Best Japanese

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

Honorable mention
Shogun
2350 Midway Drive (Montgomery Village), Santa Rosa, 575-5557


Best Juice Bar

Squeezer's
519 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 573-8080

Honorable mention
Juice Shack
1810 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 528-6131


Best Mexican

Viva Mexico
841 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol, 823-5555;
630 Third St., Santa Rosa, 546-7777

Honorable mention
Cantina
500 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 523-3663


Best Microbrew

Lagunitas

Honorable mention
Santa Rosa Brewing Co. 2-Rock


Best Outdoor Dining

Cantina
500 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 523-3663

Honorable mention
Topolos at Russian River Vineyards
5700 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Forestville, 887-1575


Best Pizza

Mary's Pizza Shacks
(Check phone book for location near you)

Honorable mention
La Vera Pizza
629 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 575-1113;
840 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, 765-1113


Best Restaurant/New

Johnny Garlic's
8988 Brooks Road S., Windsor, 836-8300;
tied with
Lucy's Cafe
110 N. Main St., Sebastopol, 829-9713

Honorable mention
The Girl and the Fig
13690 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, 938-3634


Best Restaurant/Established

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

Honorable mention
Johnny Garlic's
1460 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa, 571-1800


Best Seafood

Lucas Wharf
595 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay, 875-3522

Honorable mention
The Tides Wharf
835 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay, 875-3652


Best Sushi

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

Honorable mention
Yao-Kiku
2700 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa, 578-8180


Best Thai

Thai House
227 Southwest Blvd., Rohnert Park, 795-4013;
525 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 526-3939

Honorable mention
Thai Pot
6961 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol, 823-1324


Best Vegetarian

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

Honorable mention
Slice of Life
6970 McKinley St., Sebastopol, 829-6627


Best Waitperson

Molly at Checkers
523 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 578-4000

Honorable mention
Anita at Breakaway Cafe
239 Boyes Blvd., Boyes Hot Springs, 996-5949


Best Wine/Red

Clo du Bois Merlot

Honorable mention
Ravenswood Zinfandel


Best Wine/White

Murphy Goode Fume Blanc

Honorable mention
Alderbrook Sauvignon Blanc


Best Wine Bar

Gaffney's Wine Bar
404 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 542-8463

Honorable mention
Twisted Vines Fine Wines
16 Kentucky St., Petaluma, 766-8162


Best Winetasting Room

Korbel Champagne Cellars
13250 River Road, Guerneville, 887-2294

Honorable mention
Paradise Ridge Winery
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa, 528-9463

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From the March 26-April 1, 1998 issue of the Sonoma County Independent.

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