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Best of the North Bay 2009

Food & Drink

Reader's Picks


Best Food Producer

Marin

Star Route Farms

95 Olema-Bolinas Road, Bolinas. 415.868.1658.

Napa

Wallaby Yogurt Company

110 Mezzetta Court, Ste. B., American Canyon.

707.553.1233.

Sonoma

Amy's Organic Foods

2330 Northpoint Pkwy., Santa Rosa. 707.578.7270.

Honorable Mention

Clover Stornetta

www.cloverstornetta.com

Best Organic Farm

Marin

Fresh Run Farms

615 Horseshoe Hill Road, Bolinas

415.868.2313.

Napa

Forni Brown Gardens

1214 Pine St., Calistoga

707.941.6123.

Sonoma

Laguna Farms

1764 Cooper Road, Sebastopol

707.823.0823.

Honorable Mention

Love Farms

126 North St., Healdsburg

707.433.6274.

Best Caterer

Marin

Indian Peach Food Company

80 Fourth St., Ste. 194, Pt. Reyes Station

415.663.8478.

Napa

Piper Johnson Catering

2450 Foothill Blvd., Ste. G, Calistoga

707.942.5432.

Sonoma

A La Heart Catering

600 Wilson St., Santa Rosa

707.527.7555.

Honorable Mention Tie

Park Avenue Catering Co.

591 Mercantile Drive, Cotati

707.793.9645.

Sally Tomatoes

1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park

707.665.9472.

Best Bagel

Marin

Marin Bagel Co.

1560 Fourth St., Ste. 1016, San Rafael

415.457.8127.

Napa Golden Bagel 3240 Jefferson St., Napa

707.258.1413.

Sonoma

Grateful Bagel

300 S. Main St., Sebastopol

707.829.5220.

1015 Fourth St., Santa Rosa

707.527.7530.

Honorable Mention

Sonoma Valley Bagel Co.

515 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa.

707.526.1631.

Best Bakery

Marin

Redhill Cake & Pastry

908 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo

415.457.3632.

Napa

Buttercream Bakery

2297 Jefferson St., Napa

707.255.6700.

Sonoma

Village Bakery

7225 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol

707.829.8101.

1445 Town & Country Drive, Santa Rosa

707.527.7654.

Honorable Mention

Della Fattoria

141 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma

707.763.0161.

Best BBQ

Marin

Smokey's Sandwich Shop

21 Golden Gate Drive, Ste. K., San Rafael

415.456.2808.

Napa

Buster's BBQ

1207 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga

707.942.5605.

Sonoma

Lombardi's Gourmet BBQ & Delicatessen

3413 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma

707.773.1271.

101 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati

707.795.3354.

Honorable Mention

Porter Street Barbeque

500 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati

707.795.9652.

Best Burger

Marin

Lark Creek Inn

234 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur

415.924.7766.

Napa

Taylor's Refresher

933 Main St., St Helena

707.963.3486.

644 First St., Napa

707.224.6900.

Sonoma

Mike's at the Crossroads

7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati

707.665.9999.

Honorable Mention

Carmen's Burger Bar

1612 Terrace Way, Santa Rosa

707.579.3663.

Best Pizza

Marin

Lo Coco's Authentic Italian Pizzeria

631 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael

415.472.3323.

638 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo

415.453.1238.

Napa

Azzurro Pizzeria e Enoteca

1260 Main St., Napa

707.255.5552.

Sonoma

Mombo's Pizza

1880 Mendocino Ave., Ste. B., Santa Rosa

707.528.3278.

560 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol

707.823.7492.

Honorable Mention

Old Chicago Pizza

41 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma

707.763.3897.

Best Seafood

Marin

Seafood Peddler

100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael

415.460.6669.

Napa

Downtown Joe's

902 Main St., Napa

707.258.2337.

Sonoma

Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar

403 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg

707.433.9191.

Honorable Mention Tie

The Tides Wharf

800 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay

707.875.3652.

GTO Seafood House

234 S. Main St., Sebastopol

707.824.9922.

Best Vegetarian

Marin

Cafe Gratitude

2200 Fourth St., San Rafael

415.824.4652.

Napa

Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio

1140 Main St., Napa

707.251.5656.

Sonoma

Slice of Life 6970 McKinley St., Sebastopol

707.829.6627.

Honorable Mention

East West Restaurant

557 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa

707.546.6142.

Best Deli

Marin

Andy's Local Market

688 Point San Pedro Road, San Rafael

415.456.5730.

Napa

First Place Tie

Vallerga's

3385 Solano Ave., Napa

707.253.2621.

Genova Delicatessen

1550 Trancas St., Napa

707.253.8686.

Sonoma

Traverso's

106 B St., Santa Rosa

707.542.2530.

Honorable Mention

Aioli—A Gourmet Delicatessen

6536 Front St., Forestville

707.887.2476.

Best Ice Cream

Marin

Fairfax Scoop

63 Broadway, Fairfax

415.453.3130.

Napa

Napa Valley Creamery

2967 Jefferson St., Napa

707.265.8486.

Sonoma

Screamin' Mimi's

6902 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol

707.823.5902.

Honorable Mention

Clover Stornetta

www.cloverstornetta.com

Best Juice Bar

Marin

Planet Juice

343 Third St., San Rafael

415.457.8115.

Napa

First Squeeze Cafe & Juice Bar

1126 First St., Napa

707.224.6762.

Sonoma

Juice Shack

www.juiceshack.com

Honorable Mention

Fruit In Motion

3 Fourth St., Petaluma

707.776.4559.

Best Chef

Marin

Jason Lee, Jason's Restaurant

300 Drakes Landing Road, Greenbrae

415.925.0808.

Napa

Ken Frank, La Toque

1314 McKinstry St., Napa

707.257.5157.

Sonoma

Tony Najiola, Central Market

42 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma

707.778.9900.

Honorable Mention

Mark Malicki, Saint Rose Cafe

9890 Bodega Hwy., Sebastopol.

707.829.5898.

Best Waitperson

Marin

Kimberly Knoblauch, Depot Garden Restaurant

718 B St., San Rafael

415.456.9151.

Napa

Micah violet, Rutherford Grill

1180 Rutherford Road, Rutherford

707.963.1792.

Sonoma

Ellen Horther, Mosaic Restaurant & Wine Lounge

6675 Front St., Forestville

707.887.7503.

Honorable Mention

Alysia Andriola, Rocker Oysterfeller's

14415 Coast Hwy. 1, Valley Ford.

707.876.1983.

Best Breakfast

Marin

Bobby's Cafe

1617 Fourth St., San Rafael

415.454.4444.

Napa

First Place Tie

Gillwoods Cafe

1313 Main St., St. Helena

707.963.1788.

1320 Napa Town Center, Napa.

707.253.0409.

Andie's Cafe

1042 Freeway Drive, Napa

707.259.1107.

Sonoma

Willow Wood Market & Cafe

9020 Graton Road, Graton

707.823.0233.

Honorable Mention

Howard's Station Cafe

3611 Bohemian Hwy., Occidental

707.874.2838.

Best Brunch

Marin

Sam's Anchor Cafe

27 Main St., Tiburon

415.435.4527.

Napa

Silverado Resort

1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa

707.257.0200.

Sonoma

Willow Wood Market & Cafe

9020 Graton Road, Graton

707.823.0233.

Honorable Mention

Starlight Wine Bar & Restaurant

6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol

707.823.1943.

Best Diner

Marin

Cafe Z Epicerie

282 Bon Aire Center, Greenbrae

415.461.9444.

Napa

Taylor's Refresher

At Oxbow Public Market, 644 First St., Napa

707.224.6900.

Sonoma

D's Diner

7260 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol

707.829.8080.

Honorable Mention

Hallie's Diner

125 Keller St., Petaluma

707.773.1143.

Best Decadent Restaurant

Marin

Lark Creek Inn

234 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur.

415.924.7766.

Napa

La Toque

1314 McKinstry St., Napa

707.257.5157.

Sonoma

Cyrus

In the Le Mars Hotel, 29 North St., Healdsburg

707.433.3311.

Honorable Mention Tie

Stark's Steakhouse

521 Adams St., Santa Rosa

707.546.5100.

The Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

7871 River Road, Forestville.

707.887.3300.

Best Dining After 10pm

Napa

Bouchon Restaurant

6534 Washington St., Yountville

707.944.8037.

Sonoma

Underwood Bar & Bistro

9113 Graton Road, Graton

707.823.7023.

Honorable Mention

Starlight Wine Bar & Restaurant

6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol

707.823.1943.

Best Inexpensive Dinner

Marin

Sol Food

901 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael

415.451.4765.

732 Fourth St., San Rafael

415.451.4765.

Napa

Pica Pica Maize Kitchen

Inside Oxbow Public Market, 610 First St., Napa

707.251.3757.

Sonoma

Flavor

96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa

707.573.9600.

Honorable Mention

Taqueria Mi Pueblo

800 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma

707.762.8192.

Best Outdoor Dining

Marin

Pier 15

15 Harbor St., San Rafael

415.256.9121.

Napa

AngÈle

540 Main St., Napa

707.252.8115.

Sonoma

Dempsey's Restaurant & Brewery

50 E. Washington St., Petaluma

707.765.9694.

Honorable Mention

Mosaic Restaurant & Wine Lounge

6675 Front St., Forestville

707.887.7503.

Best Spot to Dine Alone

Marin

Kamikaze Sushi Bar

223 Third St., San Rafael

415.457.6776.

Napa

Downtown Joe's

902 Main St., Napa

707.258.2337.

Sonoma

Willow Wood Market Cafe

9020 Graton Road, Graton

707.823.0233.

Honorable Mention

Peter Lowell's

7385 Healdsburg Ave., Ste. 101, Sebastopol

707.829.1077.

Best Wine List

Marin

Rick's Wine Cellar

207 Corte Madera Ave., Corte Madera

415.927.9466.

Napa

Tuscany

1005 First St., Napa

707.258.1000.

Sonoma

Willi's Wine Bar

4404 Old Redwood Hwy., Santa Rosa

707.526.3096.

Honorable Mention

Cyrus

In the Le Mars Hotel, 29 North St., Healdsburg

707.433.3311.

Best Restaurant

Marin

Hanna's Italian Mediterranean Restaurant

1700 Fourth St., San Rafael

415.457.6252.

Napa

French Laundry

6640 Washington St., Yountville

707.944.2380.

Sonoma

Underwood Bar & Bistro

9113 Graton Road, Graton

707.823.7023.

Honorable Mention

Mosaic Restaurant & Wine Lounge

6675 Front St., Forestville

707.887.7503.

Best New Restaurant

Marin

Jason's Restaurant

300 Drakes Landing Road, Greenbrae

415.925.0808.

Napa

Bottega Napa Valley

6525 Washington St., Yountville

707.945.1050.

Sonoma

Scopa

109-A Plaza St., Healdsburg

707.433.5282.

Honorable Mention

Stark's Steakhouse  

521 Adams St., Santa Rosa

707.546.5100.

Best Chinese

Marin

Yu Shang Mandarin Restaurant & Sushi Bar

180 Bellam Blvd., San Rafael

415.457.4199.

Napa

Rice Garden 1312 Trancas St., Napa

707.226.7979.

Sonoma

Gary Chu's Chinese

611 Fifth St., Santa Rosa

707.526.5840.

Honorable Mention

Kirin Restaurant

2700 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa

707.525.1957.

Best French

Marin

Left Bank

507 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur

415.927.3331.

Napa

Bistro Jeanty

6510 Washington St., Yountville

707.944.0103.

Sonoma

La Gare

208 Wilson St., Santa Rosa

707.528.4355.

Honorable Mention

The French Garden

8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol

707.824.2030.

Best Indian

Marin

India Palace Restaurant

707 Redwood Hwy., Mill Valley

415.388.3350.

Sonoma

Sizzling Tandoor

409 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

707.579.5999.

Honorable Mention

Pamposh Fine Indian Cuisine

52 Mission Circle, Ste. 110, Santa Rosa

707.538.3367.

Best Italian

Marin

Il Davide

901 A St., San Rafael

415.454.8080.

Napa

Bistro Don Giovanni

4110 Howard Lane, Napa

707.224.3300.

Sonoma

Cucina Paradiso

114 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma

707.782.1130.

Honorable Mention

Ca'Bianca Ristorante Italiano

835 Second St., Santa Rosa

707.542.5800.

Best Japanese/Sushi

Marin

Kamikaze Sushi Bar

222 Third St., San Rafael

415.457.6776.

Napa

Sushi Mambo

1202 First St., Napa

707.257.6604.

Sonoma

Sushi Tozai

7531 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol

707.824.9886.

Honorable Mention

Hana Japanese Restaurant

101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park

707.586.0270.

Best Mediterranean

Marin

Hanna's Italian Mediterranean Restaurant

1700 Fourth St., San Rafael

415.457.6252.

Napa

Small World Restaurant

932 Coombs St., Napa

707.224.7743.

Sonoma

Aram's Cafe

131 Kentucky St., Petaluma

707.765.9775.

Honorable Mention

East West Cafe

128 N. Main St., Sebastopol

707.829.2822.

Best Mexican

Marin

Puentez Taqueria

243 Third St., San Rafael

415.721.7992.

Napa

Armadillo's

1304 Main St., St. Helena

707.963.8082.

Sonoma

Mi Pueblo Taqueria

800 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma

707.762.8192.

Honorable Mention

Martha's Old Mexico

305 N. Main St., Sebastopol

707.823.4458.

Best Thai

Marin

Tavan Thai Restaurant

1518 Fourth St., San Rafael

415.459.7111.

Sonoma

Sea Thai Bistro

2323 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa

707.528.8333.

500 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma

707.766.6633.

Honorable Mention Tie

Jhanthong Banbua

2400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

707.528.8048.

Thai House

525 Fourth St., Santa Rosa

707.526.3939.

Best Cafe/Coffeehouse

Marin

Marin Coffee Roasters

546 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo

415.258.9549.

1551 S. Novato Blvd., Novato

415.892.8373.

Napa

Calistoga Roastery

1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga

707.942.5757.

Sonoma

Flying Goat Coffee

324 Center St., Healdsburg

707.433.3599.

10 Fourth St., Santa Rosa

707.575.1202.

Best Brewpub

Marin

Marin Brewing Co.

1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur

415.461.4677.

Napa

Downtown Joe's

902 Main St., Napa

707.258.2337.

Sonoma

Russian River Brewing Co.

725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa

707.545.2337.

Honorable Mention

Dempsey's Restaurant & Brewery

50 E. Washington St., Petaluma

707.765.9694.

Best Bartender

Marin

Sam Gulbrandson, Marin Joe's

1585 Casa Buena Drive, Corte Madera

415.924.2081.

Napa

Patty Campbell, Downtown Joe's

902 Main St., Napa

707.258.2337.

Sonoma

Tiffany Ranney, Jasper O'Farrell's & Round Robin

Jasper: 6957 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol

707.829.2062.

Round Robin

616 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.575.1354.

Honorable Mention

Frank Dice, Underwood Bar & Bistro

9113 Graton Road, Graton

707.823.7023.

Best Cocktails

Marin

Nickel Rose

848 B St., San Rafael

415.454.5551.

Napa

Martini House

1245 Spring St., St. Helena

707.963.2233.

Sonoma

Underwood Bar & Bistro

9113 Graton Road, Graton

707.823.7023.

Honorable Mention

Stark's Steakhouse

521 Adams St., Santa Rosa

707.546.5100.

Best Cabernet

Marin

Pacheco Ranch Winery

235 Alameda del Prado, Novato

415.883.5833.

Napa

Rombauer Vineyards

3522 Silverado Trail, St. Helena

707.963.5170.

Sonoma

Silver Oak Cellars

24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville

707.857.3562.

Honorable Mention

Rodney Strong Vineyards

11455 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg

707.431.1533.

Best Chardonnay

Marin

Ross Valley Winery

343 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo

415.457.5157.

Napa

Rombauer Vineyards

3522 Silverado Trail, St. Helena.

707.963.5170.

Sonoma

La Crema

235 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg

707.431.9400.

Honorable Mention Tie

De Loach Vineyards

1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa

707.526.9111.

Chateau St. Jean

8555 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood

707.833.4134.

Best Pinot Noir

Marin

Ross Valley Winery

343 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo

415.457.5157.

Napa

ZD Wines

8383 Silverado Trail, Napa

707.963.5188.

Sonoma

La Crema

235 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg

707.431.9400.

Honorable Mention

Moshin Vineyards

10295 Westside Road, Healdsburg

707.433.5499.

Best Sauvignon Blanc

Marin

Ross Valley Winery

343 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo

415.457.5157.

Napa

Provenance Vineyards

1695 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford

707.968.3633.

Sonoma

Hanna Winery

9280 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg

707.431.4310.

Honorable Mention

Sbragia Family Vineyards

9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville

707.473.2992.

Best Syrah

Napa

A Dozen Vintners

3000 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena

707.967.0666.

Sonoma

Woodenhead Winery

5700 River Road, Forestville

707.887.2703.

Honorable Mention

Kokomo Winery

4791 Dry Creek Road at Timber Crest Farms, Healdsburg

707.433.0200.

Best Zinfandel

Napa

V. Sattui Winery

1111 White Lane, St. Helena

707.963.7774.

Sonoma

Kokomo Winery

4791 Dry Creek Road at Timber Crest Farms, Healdsburg

707.433.0200.

Honorable Mention

Seghesio Family Vineyards

14730 Grove St., Healdsburg

707.433.7764.

Best Sparkling Wine

Marin

Pt. Reyes Vineyards Winery

12700 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station

415.663.1011.

Napa

First Place tie

Domaine Chandon

1 California Drive, Yountville

707.944.8844.

Mumm Napa Valley

8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford

707.967.7770.

Sonoma

J Winery

11447 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg

707.486.3838.

Honorable Mention

Korbel Champagne Cellars

13250 River Road, Guerneville

707.824.7000.

Best Winetasting Room

Marin

Rick's Wine Cellar

207 Corte Madera Ave., Corte Madera

415.927.9466.

Napa

Artesa Vineyards & Winery

1345 Henry Road, Napa

707.224.1668.

Sonoma

First Place Tie

Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves

9711 W. Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg

707.473.9171.

Mantanzas Creek Winery

6097 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa

707.528.6464.

Honorable Mention

Woodenhead Winery

5700 River Road, Forestville

707.887.2703.


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