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Best of Food and Drink 

click to enlarge Nina Tillman, who works at Lima's Pharmacy, winner for Best Pharmacy, with Ray Schick, owner of neighboring Stars Hamburgers, winner of Best Burger and Milkshake. - PHOTO BY JILLIAN BUTOLPH
  • Photo by Jillian Butolph
  • Nina Tillman, who works at Lima's Pharmacy, winner for Best Pharmacy, with Ray Schick, owner of neighboring Stars Hamburgers, winner of Best Burger and Milkshake.

Food

Bakery

Brio Breadworks

1309 11th St., Arcata; 822-0791; www.briobaking.com

Second Place: Ramone's Bakery & Cafe

Third Place: Old Town Coffee & Chocolates

BBQ

Sammy's BBQ & Catering

1709 Fifth St., Eureka; 443-4227; www.sammysbbqcatering.com

Second Place: Humboldt Smokehouse

Third Place: Southside Mike's Bar-B-Que

Breakfast

Big Blue Cafe

846 G St., Arcata; 826-7578; Second Place: The Greene Lily

Third Place: The Village Pantry Family Restaurant

Breakfast Sandwich

McIntosh Farm Country Store

1264 Giuntoli Lane, Arcata; 822-0487; www.mcintoshfarm.com

Second Place: Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe

Third Place: Big Blue Cafe

Buffalo Wings

Humboldt Brews

856 10th St, Arcata; 826-2739; www.humboldtbrews.com

Second Place: Six Rivers Brewery

Third Place: Eel River Brewing Co.

Burger

Stars Hamburgers

1535 G St., Arcata; 826-1379;

2009 Harrison Ave., Eureka; 445-2061

Second Place: Sixth and E Neighborhood Eatery

Third Place: Surfside Burger Shack

Fourth Place: Humboldt Brews

Burrito

Esmeralda's Mexican Food

328 Grotto St., Eureka; 442-0887;

www.esmeraldasmexicanfood.com

Second Place: Tako Faktory

Third Place: Taqueria La Chiquita

Chinese Restaurant

Liu's Oriental Cuisine

823 Broadway, Eureka; 269-2618; www.liuseureka.com

Second Place: Hunan Village

Third Place: Szechuan Garden

Deli

Eureka Natural Foods

1450 Broadway, Eureka; 442-6325;

2165 Central Ave., McKinleyville; 839-3636

www.eurekanaturalfoods.com

Second Place: Wildberries Marketplace

Third Place: North Coast Co-op

Fourth Place: Murphy's Deli

Donut

Don's Donuts, Pizza & Deli

933 H St., Arcata; 822-6465;

Second Place: Happy Donuts

Third Place: Donut Mill

Eats in SoHum

Cecil's New Orleans Bistro

773 Redwood Drive, Garberville; 923-7007; www.garbervillebistro.com

Second Place: Nacho Mama

Third Place: Sicilito's Pizzeria

Fish & Chips

Eel River Brewing Co.

1777 Alamar Way, Fortuna; 725-2739; www.eelriverbrewing.com

Second Place: SALT Fish House

Third Place: Humboldt Brews

Food Truck

Speedy Taco Truck

1223 Broadway, Eureka; 442-1626;

Second Place: Southside Mike's Bar-B-Que

Third Place: Simmer Down Caribbean Cafe

Fourth Place: Tako Faktory

Free Chips & Salsa

Rita's Margaritas & Mexican Grill

1111 Fifth St., Eureka; 443-5458; 427 W. Harris, Eureka; 476-8565 855 Eighth St. Ste. 3, Arcata; 822-1010 www.ritashumboldt.com

Second Place: Esmeralda's Mexican Food

Third Place: La Patria Mariscos & Grill

French Fries

Arcata Pizza & Deli

1057 H St., Arcata; 822 4650; www.arcatapizza.com

Second Place: Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe

Third Place: Surfside Burger Shack

Grilled Cheese

Queso Kings Grilled Cheese Bar

252 Loleta Dr., Loleta; 733-5470; www.quesokings.com

Second Place: Old Town Coffee & Chocolates

Third Place: Surfside Burger Shack

Grocery Store

North Coast Co-op

25 Fourth St., Eureka; 443-6027;

811 I St, Arcata; 822-5947

www.northcoast.coop

Second Place: Eureka Natural Foods

Third Place: Wildberries Marketplace

Hot Dog

Wolf Dawg

525 Second St., Eureka; 442-3294;

Second Place: Costco Wholesale

Third Place: Bulldoggies of Humboldt

Ice Cream

Livin' the Dream Ice Cream

1 F St., Bayfront One, Eureka; 407-3508; www.humboldticecream.com

Second Place: Arcata Scoop

Third Place: Fresh Freeze Drive-In

Italian Restaurant

Abruzzi Ristorante

780 Seventh St., Arcata; 826-2345; www.abruzziarcata.com

Second Place: Mazzotti's Old Town

Third Place: La Trattoria

Juice Bar

Wildberries Marketplace

747 13th St., Arcata; 822-5211; www.wildberries.com

Second Place: Eureka Natural Foods

Third Place: Humboldt Juice Works

Late-Night food

Toni's 24 Hour Restaurant

1901 Heindon Road, Arcata; 822-0091;

Second Place: Don's Donuts Pizza & Deli

Third Place: Taco Bell

Fourth Place: Denny's

Local Chef

Josh Wiley at 511 Restaurant

511 Second St., Eureka; 268-3852; www.fiveeleveneureka.com

Second Place: Gary Holler at The Greene Lily

Third Place: Jeff Dunker at DD's Steakhouse

Local Chocolatier

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate

4 W. Fourth St., Eureka, 798-6010; www.dicktaylorchocolate.com

Second Place: Old Town Coffee & Chocolates

Third Place: Humboldt Chocolate

Locally Made Food

Cypress Grove Chèvre

1330 Q St., Arcata; 825-1100;

www.cypressgrovechevre.com

Second Place: Brio Breadworks

Third Place: Josh Fox Bread

Meat Market/Counter

Eureka Natural Foods

1450 Broadway, Eureka; 442-6325;

2165 Central Ave., McKinleyville; 839-3636

www.eurekanaturalfoods.com

Second Place: Ferndale Meat Co.

Third Place: Myrtle Avenue Market & Deli

Mexican Restaurant

Esmeralda's Mexican Food

328 Grotto St., Eureka; 442-0887;

www.esmeraldasmexicanfood.com

Second Place: Carmela's Mexican Restaurant

Third Place: Rita's Margaritas & Mexican

Fourth Place: Pachanga Mexicana

Milk Shake

Stars Hamburgers

1535 G St., Arcata; 826-1379;

2009 Harrison Ave, Eureka; 445-2061

Second Place: Fresh Freeze Drive-In

Third Place: Surfside Burger Shack

Natural Food Store

Eureka Natural Foods

1450 Broadway, Eureka; 442-6325;

2165 Central Ave., McKinleyville; 839-3636

www.eurekanaturalfoods.com

Second Place: North Coast Co-op

Third Place: Wildberries Marketplace

New Restaurant

Humboldt Bay Bistro

1436 Second St., Eureka; 443-7339; www.humboldtbaybistro.com

Second Place: The Diver Bar & Grill

Third Place: Savory Grill & Cafe

Onion Rings

Sixth and E Neighborhood Eatery

603 E St., Eureka; 445-8783; www.6thande.com

Second Place: Toni's 24 Hour Restaurant

Third Place: Surfside Burger Shack

Fourth Place: AA Bar & Grill

Pie

Slice Of Humboldt Pie

828 I St., Arcata; 630-5100;

www.sliceofhumboldtpie.com

Second Place: Marie Callender's

Third Place: The Village Pantry Family Restaurant

Pizza

Paul's Live From New York

665 Samoa Blvd., Arcata; 822-6199; 604 F St., Eureka; 442-5800

www.paulslivefromnewyorkpizza.com

Second Place: Babe's Pizza & Pasta

Third Place: Smug's Pizza

Salad

Eureka Natural Foods

1450 Broadway, Eureka; 442-6325;

2165 Central Ave., McKinleyville; 839-3636

www.eurekanaturalfoods.com

Second Place: The Greene Lily

Third Place: The Village Pantry Family Restaurant

Sandwich

Hole in the Wall

590 S G St., Arcata; 822-7407

1331 Broadway, Eureka; 443-5362;

Second Place: Central Sandwich

Third Place: North Coast Co-op

Seafood [TIE]

SALT Fish House

761 Eighth St., Arcata; 630-5300; www.saltfishhouse.com

Sea Grill

316 E St., Eureka; 443-7187;

www.seagrillrestauranteureka.com

Second Place: Jack's Seafood

Steak

AA Bar & Grill

929 Fourth St., Eureka; 443-1632;

Second Place: Shamus T Bones

Third Place: Double D Steak & Seafood

Sushi Restaurant

Sushi Spot Arcata

670 Ninth St., #101, Arcata; 822-1221;

www.sushispotarcata.com

Second Place: Masaki's Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

Third Place: Tomo Japanese Restaurant

Thai Restaurant

Annie's Cambodian Cuisine

1917 Fifth St., Eureka; 442-1556;

Second Place: Pho Thiên Long

Third Place: Siam Orchid Thai Cuisine

Vegan Options

Wildflower Cafe & Bakery

1604 G St., Arcata; 822-0360;

www.wildflowercafebakery.com

Second Place: Bless My Soul Cafe

Third Place: Japhy's Soup & Noodles

Vegetarian Options

Bless My Soul Cafe

29 W Fifth St., Eureka; 443-1090;

www.blessmysoulcafe.com

Second Place: Japhy's Soup & Noodles

Third Place: Wildflower Cafe & Bakery

Fourth Place: North Coast Co-op

click to enlarge Bill Chino, of Plaza Grill, winner for Best Happy Hour, with Natalie Walston, manager of Plaza, Best Furniture Store - PHOTO BY JILLIAN BUTOLPH
  • Photo by Jillian Butolph
  • Bill Chino, of Plaza Grill, winner for Best Happy Hour, with Natalie Walston, manager of Plaza, Best Furniture Store

Drink

Bar

Logger Bar

510 Railroad Ave., Blue Lake; 668-5000;

Second Place: Richards' Goat Tavern & Tea Room

Third Place: The Speakeasy

Bartender

Cameron, The Speakeasy

411 Opera Alley, Eureka; 444-2244;

Second Place: Jessica, AA Bar and Grill

Third Place: Greg, Salt Fish House

Bloody Mary

The Alibi

744 Ninth St., Arcata; 822-3731; Second Place: Cafe Waterfront

Third Place: Richards' Goat Tavern & Tea Room

Brewery

Mad River Brewing Company & Tasting Room

195 Taylor Way, Blue Lake; 668-4151; www.madriverbrewing.com

Second Place: Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe

Third Place: Redwood Curtain Brewing Co.

Coffee House

Old Town Coffee & Chocolates

211 F St., 445-8600

502 Henderson St., Eureka; 442-1522; www.oldtowncoffeeeureka.com

Second Place: Because Coffee

Third Place: Northtown Coffee

Coffee Roaster

Humboldt Bay Coffee Company

535 Third St., Eureka; 444-3969;

www.humboldtcoffee.com

Second Place: Old Town Coffee & Chocolates

Third Place: Muddy Waters Coffee Co.

Dive Bar

The Alibi

744 Ninth St., Arcata; 822-3731; Second Place: Shanty

Third Place: Ernie's

Happy Hour

Plaza Grill

780 Seventh St., Arcata, 826-0860; www.plazagrillarcata.com

Second Place: Carter House Inn

Third Place: Five Eleven

Fourth Place: Shamus T Bones

IPA

Eel River Brewing Co.

1777 Alamar Way, Fortuna; 725-2739; www.eelriverbrewing.com

Second Place: Redwood Curtain Brewing Co.

Third Place: Mad River Brewing Co.

Local Beer

Steelhead, Mad River Brewing Co.

195 Taylor Way, Blue Lake; 668-4151;

www.madriverbrewing.com

Second Place: Tangerine Wheat, Lost Coast Brewery

Third Place: Imperial Golden Ale, Redwood Curtain Brewing Co.

Local Hard Cider

Humboldt Cider Company

3750 Harris St., Eureka; 798-6023; www.humboldtcidercompany.com

Second Place: Wrangletown Cider Company

Local Spirit

Redwood Rye Whiskey, Humboldt Craft Spirits

Eureka; 499-9999; www.humboldtcraftspirits.com

Second Place: Boldt, Alchemy Distillery

Third Place: Vodka, Humbolt Distillery

Fourth Place: Vodka, Dutch and Dewey Distillery

Fifth Place: Moonshine, Jewell Distillery

Margarita

Rita's Margaritas & Mexican Grill

1111 Fifth St., Eureka; 443-5458 427 W. Harris, Eureka; 476-8565 855 Eighth St., Suite 3, Arcata; 822-1010 www.ritashumboldt.com;

Second Place: Logger Bar

Third Place: Fiesta Grill & Cantina

Martini

The Speakeasy

411 Opera Alley, Eureka; 444-2244;

Second Place: Richards' Goat Tavern & Tea Room

Third Place: Five Eleven

Specialty/Seasonal Beer

Raspberry Lambic Six Rivers Brewery

1300 Central Ave., McKinleyville; 839-7580;

www.sixriversbrewery.com

Second Place: Macadamia Nut Porter, Six Rivers Brewery

Third Place: Watermelon Wheat, Lost Coast Brewery

Sports Bar

Humboldt Brews

856 10th St, Arcata; 826-2739; www.humboldtbrews.com

Second Place: AA Bar & Grill

Third Place: Sidelines Sports Bar

Winery

Moonstone Crossing Winery

1000 Moonstone Cross Road; Trinidad; 677-3832

www.moonstonecrossing.com

Second Place: Fieldbrook Winery

Third Place: Briceland Vineyards Winery

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