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2014 Readers' Choice Awards - Dining & Drinks

10/01/2014 11:43AM ● By Style

Bricks Eats and Drinks – Photography by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

Favorite Overall Restaurant

1. Bricks Eats and Drinks
2. Taste
3. The Independent Restaurant and Bar

Favorite Ice Cream/Frozen Treat Place

1.    Zia’s Italian Caffé & Gelato Bar
2.    Cold Stone Creamery
3.    Whistle Stop Yogurt
Honorable Mention: Sweet Score


1.    Casa Ramos
2.    Cascada Restaurante and Cantina
3.    Freshmex Express Mexican Grill
Honorable Mention: Tijuana Taqueria

Favorite Pizza Place

1.    Brick Oven Pub
2.    Pizza Plus
3.    Papa Murphy’s

Favorite Breakfast Restaurant

1.    Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant & Bakery
2.    Diamond Springs Hotel
3.    Train Station Coffee Shop

Favorite Brunch Place

1.    ZacJack Bistro
2.    Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant & Bakery
3.    Sienna New American Grill

Favorite Burger & Fries Joint

1.    Old Town Grill
2.    Bones Roadhouse Bar and Grub
3.    Tom’s Burger and Frosty

Cozmic Cafe  photo by Dante Fontana  Style Media Group


1.    Cozmic Café
2.    Heyday Café
3.    Z Pie

Favorite Chinese Restaurant

1.    China City
2.    Diamond Chinese
3.    Hong Kong Inn

Favorite Seafood Restaurant

1.    Powell’s Steamer Co. and Pub
2.    The Snooty Frog
3.    New Haven Pub and Grill

Favorite Steakhouse

1.    Henry’s Steakhouse
2.    Fifty Grand Steakhouse
3.    The Snooty Frog

Favorite Italian Restaurant

1.    Papa Gianni’s Ristorante
2.    Visconti’s Ristorante
3.    Mama Ann’s Italian Deli & Bakery

Favorite Thai Restaurant

1.    Taste of Thai
2.    Chantara Thai Cuisine
3.    Thai Basil

Favorite BBQ Restaurant

1.    Back Forty Texas BBQ
2.    Hog Wild Bar-B-Que
3.    Sierra Smokehouse BBQ

Favorite Deli

1.    Gularte’s Pizza & Deli
2.    Mama Ann’s Italian Deli and Bakery
3.    Mr. Pickles

Favorite Salad Place

1.    Heyday Café
2.    Buttercup Pantry
3.    Z Pie

Favorite Bakery

1.    Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant & Bakery
2.    Sugar Lillie Bakery
3.    Sierra Rizing

Favorite Outdoor Dining

1.    Smith Flat House
2.    Placerville Brewing Co.
3.    The Independent Restaurant and Bar

Favorite Takeout Restaurant

1.    Allez!
2.    Back Forty Texas BBQ
3.    Old Town Grill

Amerikan Ichi Sushi  photo by Dante Fontana  Style Media Group

FAVORITE Sushi/Japanese Restaurant

1. Amerikan Ichi Sushi
2.    Shila Teriyaki and Sushi Bar
3.    Kobe Surf N Turf

Favorite Casual Restaurant

1.    Heyday Café
2.    Bricks Eats and Drinks
3.    Casa Ramos

Favorite Family Restaurant

1.    Diamond Springs Hotel
2.    The Original Mel’s Diner
3.    Casa Ramos

Favorite Waitperson

1.    Danette Inman at Brick Oven Pub
2.    Jesse Hernandez at It’s Personal Wines
3.    Jake Brekke at The Independent Restaurant and Bar

Favorite Chef

1.    John Sanders at Old Town Grill
2.    John Evans at ZacJack Bistro
3.    TIE: Keith Erickson at Heyday Café and Christian Masse at Allez!

Favorite Caterer

1.    Diane Wilkinson Catering
2.    The Barley Loaf
3.    Beth Sogaard Catering

Favorite Independent Coffee/Tea Place

1.    Caffe Santoro
2.    The Bean Barn
3.    TIE: Cuppa Coffee & More! and Centro Coffee House

Favorite Happy Hour Place

1.    Bricks Eats and Drinks
2.    Casa Ramos
3.    Durango’s Mexican Restaurant

Favorite Cocktail Place

1.    Cascada Restaurante and Cantina
2.    Casa Ramos
3.    Bricks Eats and Drinks

Favorite Wine Bar

1.    The Wine Smith
2.    Nello Olivo Wine Tasting Room
3.    Heyday Cafe

El Dorado Saloon  photo by Dante Fontana  Style Media Group

Favorite BAR

1.    El Dorado Saloon
2.    Bricks Eats and Drinks
3.    Casa Ramos

Favorite Bartender

1.    Stacy Calhoun at Casa Ramos
2.    Michelle Stahlman at Durango’s Mexican Restaurant
3.    Darren Pulley at El Dorado Saloon

Favorite Winery

1.    Nello Olivo Wines
2.    Boeger Winery
3.    Narrow Gate Vineyards
A very close #4: Crystal Basin Cellars

Favorite Sports Bar

1.    PJ’s Roadhouse
2.    Slingshots
3.    36 Handles

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