Best Of 2012: Food & Drink

Reader's Poll Results

Best Farmers Market

Marin

Marin Civic Center

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.472.6100.

Napa

St. Helena Farmers Market

Crane Park, St. Helena. 707.486.2662.

Sonoma

Santa Rosa Farmers Market

Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.522.8629.

Honorable Mention

Sebastopol Farmers Market

Downtown Plaza, Sebastopol. 707.522.9305.

Best Organic Farm

Marin

Marin Roots Farm

www.marinrootsfarm.wordpress.com

Napa

Forni-Brown Gardens

900 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. 707.942.6123.

Sonoma

Laguna Farm

1764 Cooper Road, Sebastopol. 707.823.0823.

Honorable Mention

Green String Farm

3571 Old Adobe Road, Petaluma.707.778.7500.

Best Bakery

Marin

Ponsford's Place

117 Shaver St., San Rafael.

Napa

Model Bakery

1357 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.8192.

Sonoma

Village Bakery

7225 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol.707.829.8101.

1445 Town & Country Drive, Santa Rosa.707.527.7654.

Honorable Mention

Wild Flour Bread

140 Bohemian Hwy., Freestone. 707.874.2938.

Best Barbecue

Marin

Roadside BBQ

5000 Northgate Mall #135, San Rafael.415.479.7200.

Napa

Buster's BBQ

1207 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. 707.942.5605.

Sonoma

BBQ Smokehouse Restaurant

6811 Laguna Park Way, Sebastopol.707.575.3277.

Honorable Mention

BBQ Spot

3448 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.707.585.2616.

Best Burger

Marin

Phyllis' Giant Burgers

2202 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.0866.

924 Diablo Ave., Novato. 415.898.8294.

Napa

Gott's Roadside

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

Superburger

1501 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.546.4016.

10070 Main St., Penngrove. 707.665.9790.

Best Pizza

Marin

Boca Pizzeria

1544 Redwood Hwy., Corte Madera. 415.924.3023.

454 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. 415.883.2302.

Napa

Ca' Momi Enoteca

610 First St., Napa. 707.257.4992.

Sonoma

Mombo's Pizza

1880 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.707.528.3278.

560 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.823.7492.

Honorable Mention

Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar

53 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa.707.544.3221.

Best Frozen Dessert Shop

Marin

Three Twins Ice Cream

641 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael.415.492.8946.

Napa

Yo'Belle

3900 Bel Aire Plaza #E, Napa. 707.226.1899.

Sonoma

Screamin' Mimi's

6902 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol.707.823.5902.

Honorable Mention

Cold Stone Creamery

2324 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa.707.578.1811.

2280 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.707.571.1888.

301 S. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma.707.762.1824.

Best Cupcakes

Marin

Susie Cakes

310 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae.415.461.2253.

Napa

Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar Napa

3816 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa.707.240.4004.

Sonoma

Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar

404 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.707.703.4228.

Honorable Mention

Moustache Baked Goods

381 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.707.395.4111.

Best Candy / Chocolate Shop

Marin

Powell's Sweet Shoppe

879 Grant Ave., Novato.415.898.6160.

Napa

Anette's Chocolate Factory

1321 First St., Napa.707.252.4228.

Sonoma

Viva Cocolat

110 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma.707.778.9888.

Honorable Mention

Sonoma Chocolatiers

6988 McKinley St., Sebastopol.707.829.1181.

Best Chocolatier

Marin

Emporio Rulli

464 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 415.924.7478.

Napa

Anette's Chocolate Factory

1321 First St., Napa. 707.252.4228.

Sonoma

Sonoma Chocolatiers

6988 McKinley St., Sebastopol.707.829.1181.

Honorable Mention

Gandolf's Fine Chocolate

www.gandolfsfinechocolate.com

Best Cafe / Coffeehouse

Marin

Aroma Cafe

1122 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.459.4340.

Napa

Napa Valley Roasting Company

948 Main St., Napa. 707.224.2233.

1400 Oak Ave., St. Helena. 707.963.4491.

Sonoma

Flying Goat Coffee

324 Center St., Healdsburg. 707.433.8003.

10 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1202.

Honorable Mention

A'Roma Roasters

95 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Best Breakfast

Marin

Theresa & Johnny's

817 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.259.0182.

Napa

Gillwoods

1320 Napa Town Center, Napa.707.253.0409.

Sonoma

Howard's Station Cafe

3811 Bohemian Hwy., Occidental.707.874.2838.

Honorable Mention

Willow Wood Market Cafe

9020 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.0233.

Best Brunch

Marin

Crepevine

908 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.257.8822.

740 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa.707.577.8822.

Napa

Brix Restaurant

7377 St. Helena Hwy., Napa.707.944.2749.

Sonoma

Willow Wood Market Cafe

9020 Graton Road, Graton.707.823.0233.

Honorable Mention

Flamingo Resort Hotel

2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Best Diner

Marin

Bubba's Diner

566 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo.415.459.6862.

Napa

Butter Cream Bakery & Diner

2297 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.255.6700.

Sonoma

D's Diner

7260 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol.707.829.8080.

Honorable Mention

Dierk's Parkside Cafe

404 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.707.573.5955.

Best Deli

Marin

Michael's Sourdough

3095 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael.415.485.0964.

42 Digital Drive #8, Novato. 415.883.5110.

Napa

Genova Delicatessen

1550 Trancas St., Napa. 707.253.8686.

Sonoma

Mac's Delicatessen

640 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.3785.

Honorable Mention

Arrigoni's Deli & Cafe

701 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.707.545.1297.

Best Sandwich Shop

Marin

Michael's Sourdough

3095 Kerner Blvd., Ste. L, San Rafael.415.485.0964.

42 Digital Drive #8, Novato.415.883.5110.

Napa

Giugni's Deli

1227 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.3421.

Sonoma

Giovanni's Italian Deli

173 Pleasant Hill Ave. N., Sebastopol.707.823.1331.

Honorable Mention

Mac's Delicatessen

630 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.707.545.3785.

Best Outdoor Dining

Marin

The Garden Restaurant

333 Enfrente Road, Novato.415.883.9277.

Napa

Angele

540 Main St., Napa. 707.252.8115.

Sonoma

French Garden

8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

Honorable Mention

Underwood Bar & Bistro

9113 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.7023.

Best Dining After 10pm

Marin

Sol Food

903 Lincoln Ave. & 811 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.451.4765.

Napa

Morimoto Napa

610 Main St., Napa. 707.252.1600.

Sonoma

Underwood Bar & Bistro

9113 Graton Road, Graton.707.823.7023.

Honorable Mention

Russian River Brewing Co.

725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.2337.

Best Spot to Dine Solo

Marin

Sol Food

903 Lincoln Ave. & 811 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.451.4765.

Napa

Oxbow Public Market

644 First St. #D, Napa. 707.226.6529.

Sonoma

Willow Wood Market Cafe

9020 Graton Road, Graton.707.823.0233.

Honorable Mention

Peter Lowell's

7385 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol.707.829.1077.

Best Caterer

Marin

Indian Peach Food Company

11201 Hwy. 1. #204, Pt. Reyes Station.415.663.8478.

Napa

Piper Johnson

2450 Foothills Blvd., Calistoga. 707.942.5432.

Sonoma

Park Avenue Catering

591 Mercantile Drive, Cotati.70.793.9645.

Honorable Mention

A La Heart Catering

600 Wilson St., Santa Rosa. 707.527.7555.

Best Server

Marin

Ziggy at George's Nightclub

842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Napa

Allison at Carpe Diem Wine Bar

1001 Second St., Napa. 707.224.0800.

Sonoma

Stephanie Monteleone at La Rosa Tequileria & Grille

500 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.3663.

Honorable Mention

Shelley Schreiber at Sweet T's

2097 Stagecoach Road #100, Santa Rosa. 707.595.3935.

Best Chef

Marin

Heidi Krahling, Insalata's

120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. San Anselmo.415.457.7700.

Napa

Ken Frank, La Toque Restaurant

1314 McKinstry St., Napa. 707.257.5151.

Sonoma

Duskie Estes, Zazu Restaurant

3535 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa.707.523.4814.

Honorable Mention

Mark Malicki, Casino Bar & Grill

17000 Bodega Hwy., Bodega. 707.876.3185.

Best Restaurant

Marin

Buckeye Roadhouse

15 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley.415.331.2600.

Napa

Carpe Diem Wine Bar

1001 Second St., Napa. 707.224.0800.

Sonoma

First Place Tie

Underwood Bar & Bistro

9113 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.7023.

Zazu

3535 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa.707.523.4814.

Honorable Mention

El Coqui

400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.542.8868.

Best New Restaurant

Marin

Savory Orient

1025 C St., San Rafael. 415.459.4593.

Napa

La Condesa

1320 Main St., St. Helena.707.967.8111.

Sonoma

Forchetta/Bastoni

6948 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol.707.829.9500.

Honorable Mention

Hole in the Wall

972 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Ste. 100, Sebastopol. 707.861.3777.

Best Chinese

Marin

Ping's Mandarin Restaurant

817 Francisco Blvd. W., San Rafael.415.492.1638.

Napa

Golden Harvest

61 Main St., St. Helena.707.967.9888.

Sonoma

Gary Chu's Gourmet Chinese Cuisine

611 Fifth St., Santa Rosa.707.526.5840.

Honorable Mention

China Room

500 Mission Blvd. #E, Santa Rosa.707.539.5570.

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

Bistro 29

620 Fifth St., Santa Rosa.707.546.2929.

Best Indian

Marin

Lotus Cuisine of India

704 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.5808.

Napa

Neela's

975 Clinton St., Napa. 707.226.9988.

Sonoma

Sizzling Tandoor

409 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.707.579.5999.

1280 Healdsburg Ave. #101, Healdsburg.707.433.2954.

Honorable Mention

Himalayan Tandoori & Curry House

969 Gravenstein Hwy., Sebastopol.707.824.1800.

Best Italian

Marin

Il Davide

901 A St., San Rafael. 415.454.8080.

Napa

Oenotri

1425 First St., Napa. 707.252.1022.

Sonoma

Cucina Paradiso

114 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.707.782.1130.

Honorable Mention

LoCoco's Cucina Rustica

117 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.2227.

Best Japanese / Sushi Restaurant

Marin

Sushi to Dai For

816 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.721.0392.

Napa

Morimoto Napa

610 Main St., Napa. 707.252.1600.

Sonoma

Hana Japanese Restaurant

101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park.707.586.0270.

Honorable Mention

Sushi Tozai

7531 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol.707.824.9886.

Best Mediterranean

Marin

Hanna's Italian Mediterranean Restaurant

1700 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.6252.

Napa

Brassica

641 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.0700.

Sonoma

East West Cafe

128 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.

Honorable Mention

East West Restaurant

557 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa.707.546.6142.

Best Mexican

Marin

Taqueria San Jose

615 Fourth St., San Rafael.415.455.0999.

Napa

Villa Corona

3614 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa. 707.257.8685.

Sonoma

Mi Pueblo Taqueria

800 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.707.762.8192.

108 Kentucky St., Petaluma.707.769.9066.

7600 Commerce Blvd., Cotati.707.795.7600.

Honorable Mention

Martha's Old Mexico

305 N. Main St., Sebastopol.707.823.4458.

Best Seafood

Marin

Fish

350 Harbor Drive, Sausalito. 415.331.3474.

Napa

Morimoto Napa

610 Main St., Napa. 707.252.1600.

Sonoma

Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar

403 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.707.433.9191.

Honorable Mention

The Tides Wharf

800 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3652.

Best Thai

Marin

Thep Lela Mill Valley

615 Strawberry Village, Mill Valley.415.383.3444.

Napa

Mini Mango

1408 West Clay St., Napa. 707.226.8884.

Sonoma

Sea Thai Bistro

2323 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.8333.

500 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma.707.766.6633.

Honorable Mention

Jhanthong Banbua

2400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.707.528.8048.

Best Vietnamese

Marin

Saigon Village

720 B St., San Rafael. 415.453.3505.

Napa

Bui Bistro

976 Pearl St., Napa. 707.255.5417.

Sonoma

Simply Vietnam

966 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa.707.566.8910.

Honorable Mention

Pho Vietnam

711 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa.707.571.7687.

Best Vegetarian

Marin

Cafe Gratitude

2200 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.824.4652.

Napa

Ubuntu Restaurant

1140 Main St., Napa. 707.251.5656.

Sonoma

Gaia's Garden

1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.707.544.2491.

Honorable Mention

Slice of Life

6970 McKinley St., Sebastopol.707.829.6627.

Best Bartender

Marin

Steven Schaefer, George's Nightclub

842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Napa

Steve Distler, Carpe Diem Wine Bar

1001 Second St., Napa. 707.224.0800.

Sonoma

Frank Dice, Underwood Bar & Bistro

9113 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.7023.

Honorable Mention

Ryan Walker, Stout Brothers

527 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.636.0240.

Best Bar

Marin

George's Nightclub

842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Napa

Carpe Diem Wine Bar

1001 Second St., Napa. 707.224.0800.

Sonoma

Underwood Bar & Bistro

9113 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.7023.

Honorable Mention

Hopmonk Tavern

230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.7308.

691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Best Dive Bar

Marin

Silver Peso

450 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 415.924.3448.

Napa

Henry's Cocktail Lounge

823 Main St., Napa. 707.257.3008.

Sonoma

Wagon Wheel

3320 Mendocino Ave,, Santa Rosa. 707.546.1958.

Honorable Mention

Round Robin

616 Mendocino Ave,, Santa Rosa. 707.575.1354.

Best Cocktails

Marin

George's Nightclub

842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Napa

Morimoto Napa

610 Main St., Napa. 707.252.1600.

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 Brewpub

Marin

Marin Brewing Company

1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur.415.461.4677.

Napa

Silverado Brewing Co.

3020 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena.707.967.9876.

Sonoma

Russian River Brewing Co.

725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.2337.

Honorable Mention

Hopmonk Tavern

230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol.707.829.7308.

691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Best Microbrew

Marin

Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant

15 Rowland Way, Novato. 415.898.4677.

Napa

Downtown Joe's Brewery & Restaurant

902 Main St., Napa. 707.258.2337.

Sonoma

Pliny the Elder, Russian River Brewing Co.

725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.2337.

Honorable Mention

Lagunitas IPA

1280 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma.707.769.4495.

Best Microdistillery

Napa

Charbay Winery & Distillery

4001 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena.707.963.9327.

Best Wine List

Marin

123 Bolinas

123 Bolinas St., Fairfax. 415.488.5123.

Napa

First Place Tie

La Toque

1314 McKinstry St., Napa. 707.257.5157.

Bounty Hunter

975 First St., Napa. 707.255.0622.

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.

Best Winetasting Room

Marin

Rick's Wine Cellar

207 Corte Madera Ave., Corte Madera.415.927.9466.

Napa

1313 Main

1313 Main St., Napa. 707.258.1313.

Sonoma

Claypool Cellars

6761 Sebastopol Ave. #111, Sebastopol.707.861.9358.

Honorable Mention

Woodenhead Winery

5700 River Road, Santa Rosa. 707.887.2703.

Best Sauvignon Blanc

Napa

Honig Wine

850 Rutherford Road, Rutherford. 707.963.5618.

Sonoma

Merry Edwards Wines

2959 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol.707.823.7466.

Honorable Mention

Ferrari-Carano

8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg.707.735.2200.

Best Chardonnay

Napa

Rombauer Vineyards

3522 Silverado Trail, St. Helena.707.963.5170.

Sonoma

La Crema Winery

3690 Laughlin Road, Windsor. 707.528.6278.

Honorable Mention

Kendall-Jackson Winery

5007 Fulton Road, Fulton. 707.571.8100.

Best Sparkling Wine

Marin

Point Reyes Vineyards Winery

12700 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.1552.

Napa

Schramsberg Vineyards

1400 Schramsberg Road, Calistoga.707.942.4558.

Sonoma

J Vineyards & Winery

11447 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg.707.431.4500.

Honorable Mention

Korbel Champagne Cellars

13250 River Road, Guerneville.707.824.7000.

Best Cabernet

Sonoma

Silver Oak

24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville.707.944.8808.

Honorable Mention

Martin Ray Winery

2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa.707.823.2404.

Best Syrah

Napa

Failla Wines

3528 Silverado Trail N., St. Helena.707.963.0530.

Sonoma

Woodenhead Winery

5700 River Road, Santa Rosa. 707.887.2703.

Honorable Mention

Unti Vineyards

4202 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg.707.433.5590.

Best Pinot Noir

Napa

Etude Wines

1250 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa.707.257.5300.

Sonoma

Kosta Browne Winery

2064 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol.707.823.7430.

Honorable Mention

La Crema Winery

3690 Laughlin Road, Windsor. 07.571.1504.

Best Zinfandel

Napa

Ca' Momi Winery

www.camomiwines.com

Sonoma

Seghesio Family Vineyards

700 Grove St., Healdsburg. 707.433.3579.

Honorable Mention

Wilson Family Winery

1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. 707.433.4355

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