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2014 Best of Sonoma County Awards: Eating and Drinking Winners

In the 2014 Best of Sonoma County awards, the readers of The Press Democrat picked their choices in dozens of categories for the very best of what Sonoma County has to offer.

Winners will be honored publicly at a gala party on September 30th at Graton Resort & Casino and in a special Best of Sonoma County magazine. Winners, please RSVP for your two complimentary tickets to the gala event here. To purchase tickets to the event, please click here.

For official rules on the contest, click here. Questions about the contest? Send an email to info@pressdemocrat.com

Best of Sonoma County: Eating and Drinking categories

Best restaurant:

(WINNER) Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar

Honorable Mention:

Stark's Steak & Seafood

Flipside Steakhouse & Sports Bar

Best coffee:

(WINNER) Flying Goat Coffee

Honorable Mention:

Peet's Coffee & Tea

Acre Coffee



Best local zinfandel:

(WINNER) Wilson Winery

Honorable Mention:

Mazzocco Winery

Mauritson Wines



Best bartender:

(WINNER) Frank Dice-Underwood

Honorable Mention:

Stephanie Monteleone-La Rosa

Tim Kiessig - Flipside Steakhouse



Best late night eats:

(WINNER) In-N-Out

Honorable Mention:

Speakeasy

Zodiacs



Best vegetarian restaurant:

(WINNER) East West Café & Restaurant

Honorable Mention:

Slice of Life

Gaia's Garden



Best pizza:

(WINNER) Rosso's Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Honorable Mention:

Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria

Mombo's Pizza



Best happy hour:

(WINNER) Stark's Steak & Seafood

Honorable Mention:

Bravas Bar de Tapas

Front Room Bar & Lounge at Vintners Inn



Best kids menu:

(WINNER) Mary's Pizza Shack

Honorable Mention:

Flipside Steakhouse & Sports Bar

Jackson's Bar and Oven

Kin

McNear's Mystic Theatre



Best barista:

(WINNER) Timmy Lodhi, Flying Goat Coffee, Santa Rosa

Honorable Mention:

Claire Speichinger, Acre, Petaluma

Estefany Mendoza at Acre, Santa Rosa



Best Mexican restaurant:

(WINNER) El Farolito, Healdsburg

Honorable Mention:

Mi Pueblo, Petaluma

Agave Mexican Restaurant, Healdsburg



Best Italian restaurant:

(WINNER) Lococo's Cucina Rustica

Honorable Mention:

Scopa

Cucina Paradiso



Best breakfast / brunch:

(WINNER) Hank's Creekside Restaurant

Honorable Mention:

Jeffrey's Hillside Café

Dierks - Parkside & Midtown



Best local beer:

(WINNER) Lagunitas IPA

Honorable Mention:

Pliny the Elder, Russian River

Racer 5 IPA, Bear Republic



Best restaurant for a romantic meal:

(WINNER) John Ash & Co.

Honorable Mention:

Madrona Manor Restaurant

Stark's Steak & Seafood

La Gare



Best burger:

(WINNER) Superburger

Honorable Mention:

Mike's at the Crossroads

Carmen's Burger Bar



Best tasting room:

(WINNER) Chateau Diana Winery

Honorable Mention:

Wilson Winery

Mazzocco Winery

Martorana Family Winery



Best Asian restaurant:

(WINNER) Sea Thai Bistro

Honorable Mention:

Gary Chu's

Kirin Restaurant



Best neighborhood cafe:

(WINNER) Chloe's French Café

Honorable Mention:

Taylor Maid Farms - The Barlow

Sam's For Play Café

Piner Café



Best bakery:

(WINNER) Costeaux French Bakery

Honorable Mention:

The Village Bakery

Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar





Best chocolatier:

(WINNER) See's Candies

Honorable Mention:

Wine Country Chocolates

Recherche du Plaisir



Best bar:

(WINNER) John & Zeke's Bar

Honorable Mention:

Spoonbar

Zodiac's



Best artisan cheese-maker:

(WINNER) Cowgirl Creamery

Honorable Mention:

Bellwether Farms

Vella Cheese Company




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