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Readers' Survey Winners

Food & Drink

Best Bagel:
Sonoma Valley Bagel Co.
515 Hahman Drive
Santa Rosa, 526-1631;
2310 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, 542-2435;
359 Coddington Center
Santa Rosa, 526-6450;
350 Rohnert Park Expressway
Rohnert Park, 585-8095

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

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

Best Bartender:
Dan Chipchase at
Town Square
482 First St. E.
Sonoma, 996-2922

and (tie)

Ray Blackwood at
The Old Vic
731 Fourth St.
Santa Rosa, 571-7555

Honorable mention:
Bill at Jasper O'Farrell's Pub and Restaurant
6957 Sebastopol Ave.
Sebastopol, 823-1389

Best Beer Selection--Retail:
Trader Joe's
3225 Cleveland Ave.
Santa Rosa, 525-1406

Honorable mention:
Beverages and More
2090 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa, 573-1544

Best Bread :
Village Bakery
7225 Healdsburg Ave.
Sebastopol, 829-8101

Honorable mention:
Great Harvest Bread Co.
170 Farmers Lane
Santa Rosa, 577-0021

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

Honorable mention:
East West Bakery Cafe
128 N. Main St.
Sebastopol, 829-2822

Best Brunch:
Chez Peyo
2295 Gravenstein Hwy. S.
Sebastopol, 823-1262

Best Burger:
Rocco's Freestone Corners
12750 Bodega Hwy.
Sebastopol, 823-7756

Honorable mention:
Sequoia Drive-In
1382 Gravenstein Hwy. S.
Sebastopol, 829-7543

Best Burrito:
Viva Mexico
841 Gravenstein Hwy. S.
Sebastopol, 823-5555

Honorable mention:
Papas and Pollo
915 Gravenstein Hwy. S.
Sebastopol, 829-9037

Best Business Lunch:
Checkers
523 Fourth St.
Santa Rosa, 578-4000

Honorable mention:
Cafe Lolo
620 Fifth St.
Santa Rosa, 576-7822

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

Honorable mention:
The China Room
500 Mission Blvd.,
Santa Rosa, 539-5570

Best Cocktails:
Mixx--An American Bistro
135 Fourth St.
Santa Rosa, 573-1344

Honorable mention:
Equus Restaurant
101 Fountain Grove Parkway
Santa Rosa, 578-0149

Best Coffee:
Wolf Coffee Co.
614 Fourth St.
Santa Rosa, 524-8036

Honorable mention:
A'Roma Roasters & Coffee House
95 Fifth St.
Santa Rosa, 576-7765

Best Deli:
Traverso's Gourmet Foods, Wines, & Liquors
Third and B streets
Santa Rosa, 542-2530

Honorable mention:
Food for Thought
6910 McKinley St.
Sebastopol, 829-9801

Best Desserts:
Michelle Marie's Patisserie
2404 Magowan Drive
(in Montgomery Village)
Santa Rosa, 575-1214

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

Best Dinner--Big Bucks:
Willowside Cafe
3535 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, 523-4814

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

Best Dinner--Under $10:
Viva Mexico
841 Gravenstein Hwy. South
Sebastopol, 823-5555

Honorable mention:
East West Bakery Cafe
128 N. Main St.
Sebastopol, 829-2822

Best Espresso Bar:
Cheeko's Corner
550 Gravenstein Hwy. N.
(in front of Fiesta Market)
Sebastopol, 829-9005

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

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

Best Fries:
Sequoia Drive-In
1382 Gravenstein Hwy. S.
Sebastopol, 829-7543

Honorable mention:
McDonald's Restaurants

Best Frozen Yogurt:
TCBY
969 Golf Course Drive
Rohnert Park, 585-8229;
1940 Piner Road
Santa Rosa, 545-8229;
170 Farmers Lane
Santa Rosa, 546-8229

Honorable mention:
Yogurt Farms
1224 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, 576-0737

Best Ice Cream:
Screamin' Mimi's
6902 Sebastopol Ave.
Sebastopol, 823-5902

Honorable mention:
Baskin-Robbins

Best Indian:
Sizzling Tandoor
409 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, 579-5999;
9960 Hwy. 1
Jenner, 865-0625

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

Best Italian:
Claudio's Trattoria
7531 Healdsburg Ave.
Sebastopol, 823-1531

Honorable mention:
Italian Affair
1612 Terrace Way
Santa Rosa, 528-3336

Best Japanese:
Sushi Hana
6930 Burnett St.
Sebastopol, 823-3778

Honorable mention:
Sakura Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
300 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, 523-1916

Best Juice Bar:
Juice Shack
1810 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, 528-6131

Honorable mention:
Juice, Java and Joy
14775 Third St.
Occidental, 874-9928

Best McDougall:
Sonoma Taco Shop
57 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, 525-8585;
913 Golf Course Drive
Rohnert Park, 585-2944; 953 Lakeville Ave.
Petaluma, 778-7921;
19235 Sonoma Hwy.
Sonoma, 935-1945

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

and (tie)

East West Cafe & Restaurant
2323 Sonoma Ave.
Santa Rosa, 546-6142

Best Mexican:
Viva Mexico
841 Gravenstein Hwy. S.
Sebastopol, 823-5555

Honorable mention:
Papas and Pollo
915 Gravenstein Hwy. S.
Sebastopol, 829-9037

Best Microbrewery:
Powerhouse Brewery
268 Petaluma Ave.
Sebastopol, 829-9171

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

Best New Restaurant:
Claudio's Trattoria
7531 Healdsburg Ave.
Sebastopol, 823-1531

Honorable mention:
101 Main Bistro and Wine Bar
101 S. Main St.
Sebastopol, 829-3212

Best Outdoor Dining:
Topolos at Russian River Vineyards
5700 Gravenstein Hwy. N.
Forestville, 887-1575

Honorable mention:
Kenwood Restaurant & Bar
9900 Sonoma Hwy.
Kenwood, 833-6326

Best Pasta:
Mary's Pizza Shack
(eight locations around the county)

Honorable mention:
La Vera Pizza
629 Fourth St.
Santa Rosa, 575-1113

and (tie)

Checkers
523 Fourth St.
Santa Rosa, 578-4000

and (tie)

Cafe Citti
9049 Sonoma Hwy.
Kenwood, 833-2690

Best Pizza:
Mary's Pizza Shack
(eight locations around the county)

Honorable mention:
Pizza Gourmet
1415 Fulton Road
Santa Rosa, 575-1677

Best Seafood:
Tides Wharf Restaurant
835 Hwy. 1
Bodega Bay, 875-3652

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

Best Sushi:
Sushi Hana, 6930 Burnett
Sebastopol, 823-3778

Honorable mention:
Sakura Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
300 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, 523-1916

and (tie)

Yao Kiku Japanese Restaurant
2700 Yulupa Ave.
Santa Rosa, 578-8180

Best Taco:
Viva Mexico
841 Gravenstein Hwy. S.
Sebastopol, 823-5555

Honorable mention:
Sonoma Taco Shop
57 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, 525-8585;
913 Golf Course Drive
Rohnert Park, 585-2944;
953 Lakeville Ave.
Petaluma, 778-7921;
19235 Sonoma Hwy.
Sonoma, 935-1945

Best Thai:
Jhanthong Banbua
2400 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, 528-8048

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

Best Vegetarian:
East West Bakery Cafe
128 N. Main St.
Sebastopol, 829-2822

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

Best Waitperson:
Maggi London at Café Europe
65 Brookwood Ave.
Santa Rosa, 526-2200

Honorable mention:
Darin Collins at Ravenous
117 North St.
Healdsburg, 431-1770

Best Wine--Red:
Kenwood Vineyards
9592 Sonoma Hwy.
Kenwood, 833-5891

Honorable mention:
Clos du Bois Wines Inc.
132 Mill
Healdsburg, 433-8268, or
19410 Geyserville Ave.
Geyserville, 857-3100

Best Wine--White:
DeLoach Vineyards
1791 Olivet Road
Santa Rosa, 526-9111

Honorable mention:
Kenwood Vineyards
9592 Sonoma Hwy.
Kenwood, 833-5891

Best Wine Selection--Restaurant:
John Ash & Co.
4330 Barnes Road
Santa Rosa, 527-7687

Honorable mention:
Mixx--An American Bistro
135 Fourth St.
Santa Rosa, 573-1344

Best Wine Selection--Retail:
Fiesta Market
550 Gravenstein Hwy. N.
Sebastopol, 823-9735

Honorable mention:
Traverso's Gourmet Foods, Wines, & Liquors
Third and B streets
Santa Rosa, 542-2530

Best Wine Tasting Room:
Korbel Champagne Cellars
13250 River Road
Guerneville, 887-2294

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

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