Sunday, August 19, 2007

Official 2007 Best Of Readers Poll Winners

As selected by the readers of the Monterey County Weekly

The Best of Monterey County winners were selected by the Weekly's readers in a poll that ran in the issues of Feb. 1-7 and Feb. 8-14.

Best Grocery Store:Trader Joe's
Best Selection Of Liquor:Bottles N Bins
Best Wine Market:Rancho Cellars
Best Seafood Market:Sea Harvest Fish Market
Best Organic Produce Market:Whole Foods Market
Best Gourmet/Kitchen Shop:Clementine's Kitchen
Best Neighborhood Market:Bruno's Market & Deli

Best Happy Hour:The Mucky Duck Restaurant & Bar
Best Pub:The Crown & Anchor
Best Martini:Lallapalooza Restaurant
Best Margarita:Baja Cantina & Grill
Best Neighborhood Bar:The Mucky Duck Restaurant & Bar
Best Drink With A View:Schooners Bistro On The Bay
Best Selection Of Wines By The Glass:Rio Grill
Best Selection Of Beers On Tap:The Mucky Duck Restaurant & Bar
Best Place To Shoot Pool:Easy St Billiards
Best Bar For Darts:Penny Farthing Tavern
Best Sports Bar:Knuckles Historical Sports Bar
Best Singles Bar:The Mucky Duck Restaurant & Bar
Best Coffeehouse:Starbucks Coffee
Best Movie Theater:Osio Plaza Theatre
Best Place To Hangout After The Movie:Cafe Noir

Best New Restaurant of 2006:Cantinetta Luca
Best Restaurant More Than 10 Years Old:Fishwife Seafood Cafe
Best Restaurant In Monterey County:Pacific's Edge
Best Restaurant/Big Sur:Cielo At Ventana
Best Restaurant/Carmel:Casanova Restaurant
Best Restaurant/Carmel Valley:Will's Fargo Restaurant
Best Restaurant/Marina:AJ Spurs
Best Restaurant/Monterey:Montrio Bistro
Best Restaurant/North County:Phil's Fish Market & Eatery
Best Restaurant/Pacific Grove:Passionfish
Best Restaurant/Pebble Beach:Roy's At Pebble Beach
Best Restaurant/Salinas:Hullaballoo Restaurant

Best Restaurant/Sand City:Papa Chano
Best Restaurant/Seaside:Fishwife Seafood Cafe
Best Restaurant/South County:The Windmill
Best Breakfast:First Awakenings
Best Cheap Eats:Turtle Bay Taqueria
Best Place For A Business Lunch:Tarpy's Roadhouse
Best Family Restaurant:Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
Best Chinese:Tommy's Wok
Best French:Fifi's Bistro Cafe
Best Indian:India's Clay Oven
Best Italian:Little Napoli
Best Japanese/Sushi:Robata Grill & Sake Bar
Best Korean:Orient Express

Best Mediterranean:Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant
Best Mexican:Peppers Mexicali Cafe
Best Thai:Yangtse's Taste Of Thai
Best Appetizers:Montrio Bistro
Best Outdoor Dining:Forge In The Forest Restaurant
Best Restaurant For Vegetarians:Tillie Gort's
Best Restaurant For Steak:Whaling Station Prime Steaks & Seafood
Best Restaurant For Seafood:Monterey Fish House
Best Clam Chowder:Old Fisherman's Grotto
Best Restaurant To Splurge:Marinus At Bernardus Lodge
Best Wine List:Passionfish
Best Restaurant For Romantic Dining:Pacific's Edge
Best Bakery:Layers
Best Bagels:Bagel Bakery
BEst BBQ:Curly's BBQ
Best Burger:In & Out Burger
Best Burrito:Chipotle Mexican Grill
Best Calamari:Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria
Best Deli Sandwich:Compagno's Market & Deli
Best Butcher Shop:Grove Market
Best Cheese Selection:The Cheese Shop Inc
Best Takeout Food:Tommy's Wok
Best Cup Of Coffee:Acme Coffee
Best Desserts:Rosine's Restaurant
Best Ice Cream:Coldstone Creamery
Best Pizza:Gianni's Pizza
Best Salads:Crazy Horse Restaurant
Best Juice/Smoothies:Jamba Juice
Best Local Red Wine:Bernardus Winery
Best Local White Wine:Talbot Vineyards
Best Local Beer/Brewery:English Ales Brewery

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