Category Archives: Best of the North State 2018

Best of the North State 2019:Best Bakery goes to From the Hearth Cafe

BEST BAKERY

From the Hearth Café

1292 College View Drive, Redding; 424-2233

1427 Market St., Redding; (530) 424-2233

2650 Churn Creek Road, Redding; (530) 424-2233

638 Washington St., Red Blu ; (530)727-0616

1279 Pine St., Redding; (530) 691-4441 

www.fthcafe.com 

Before, From the Hearth had multiple locations throughout the North State, the delicious eateries began as a humble bakery in a north Redding warehouse.

FTH has grown and adapted but never forgotten its bakery roots. That’s evident in every dish they serve, whether it’s a delightful deli sandwich, gourmet burger or scintillating wrap.

Freshness you can taste in every bite awaits you at any of their locations across the North State.

And the best part about FTH’s diverse menu is that while it’s all freshly prepared, the menu will take you several times to taste it all. One bite and you’ll want to be back for sure.

RUNNERS UP:

. Sublime Cake Design

. Great Harvest Bread Co.

Best of the North State 2019:Best Bar goes to Woody’s Brewing Company

BEST BAR

Woody’s Brewing Company

1257 Oregon St., Redding

(530)768-1034 

www.woodysbrewing.com  find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WoodysBrewingCo/

Tough day at work? Great day at work? Just want to have a beer with friends? Well, Woody’s is the place in all three cases. Let’s face it, bars are supposed to be fun and Woody’s fits that bill.

A fun, casual atmosphere with a great bar to belly up to is only part of the lure. The food menu is to die for – the Cobb salad is sinfully good – and the rotating menu of beers makes each time you head to Woody’s a chance to try something new … and celebrate just about anything.

RUNNERS UP:

. Final Draft Brewing Co.

. The Dip

. Vintage Public House

. Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge

Best of the North State 2019: Best Restaurant went to Clearies Restaurant

BEST RESTAURANT

Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge

1325 Eureka Way, Redding; 241-4535 

www.cleariesrestaurant.com 

When you want to go out and spend your hard-earned money for a great night out, there’s really only one option that has everything – Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge.

When Robbie Clearie opened the restaurant in 2011, Redding history collided with her place located on the site that had been The Shack. In addition, she ordered up a few dishes from her grandfather’s restaurant – Doc’s Skyroom and Sports Bar.

Fast forward and Clearie’s is the go-to for a great night out and overall dining experience. From it’s amazing bar and attentive bar staff to ridiculous appetizers and a menu that looks like it was plucked from a New York or L.A. five-star restaurant, Clearie’s breaks the mold for great dining in Redding.

With its history and Robbie Clearie out to make her own history, it’s not hard to see why Best Of voters continually choose her place as the Best Restaurant.

RUNNERS UP:

Moonstone Bistro

Vintage Public House

Best of the North State 2019:Best Steakhouse Goes to Jack’s Grill

BEST STEAKHOUSE

Jack’s Grill

1743 California St., Redding;

(530) 241-9705 

www.jacksgrillredding.com

 If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. That sums up the experience at Jack’s Grill, a Redding eating institution for more than 80 years. Familiar, Reliable, Consistent, It’s a winning formula that Jack’s hasn’t messed with.

Jack’s only uses USDA choice beef and cuts the steaks fresh every day. Steaks come with fries or a baked potato, garlic bread and a green salad with your choice of house-made dressing.

Open for dinner every day except Sunday, Jack’s Grill has 17 bar seats and accommodates 46 in the dining room’s old-style booths and tables – many who will wait for a while to get a taste of that amazing steak. Despite its size, the restaurant averages between 150 and 200 customers each night.

Redding has known what the world is catching up on with all the media attention focused on Jack’s – if you want a steak done right, there’s only one place to go.

RUNNERS UP:

. Cattlemens

. Market Street Steakhouse

Best of the North State 2019:Best CHINESE FOOD Peter Chu’s Skyroom

BEST CHINESE FOOD

Peter Chu’s Skyroom

6751 Woodrum Circle No. 210, Redding

(530) 222-1364 

www.peterchus.com 

There’s a reason Peter Chu’s Skyroom keeps its lock on its Best Of the North State title.

Part of it is the friendly staff. Part of it is an amazing atmosphere. But mostly it’s the amazing food prepared fresh daily by chefs trained by Chu to his exacting standards.

From traditional recipes and global delicacies, Peter Chu’s dishes are crafted with the highest expectations and standards. From Mandarin to Szechwan to Hunan dishes, there’s something on the menu for anyone.

Don’t believe it? Take the word of Best Of voters who year after year proclaims Peter Chu’s as the go-to Chinese restaurant in the North State.

RUNNERS UP:

. New China

. Sailing Boat

Best of the North State 2019:Best Salad Cheesecakes Unlimited

BEST SALAD

Cheesecakes Unlimited

1135 Pine St., Redding

(530)224-1775 

www.cheesecakesunlimited.net 

Cheesecakes Unlimited opened in downtown Redding in 1991 and was an instant success. In fact, their loyal customer base kept growing so much they’ve had to move several times.

Though their cheesecake really is fabulous, Cheesecakes is perhaps best known for their amazing salads, something Best Of voters knows as top-notch.

With locally sourced vegetables and dressings made from scratch, it’s hard to miss with any of the salads. There are 11 on the menu, so choosing can be a challenge. The choices include tasty options like the Glazed Walnut Chicken with orange champagne vinaigrette and the Shrimp Pine nut with a garlic basil vinaigrette topped with blue cheese.

Cheesecakes Unlimited’s home in the old Pine Street School is as fun and fresh as its many delicious salads.

RUNNERS UP:

. From the Hearth

. Vintage Public House

Best of the North State 2019:Best Wine winner Moseley’s Family Cellar

BEST WINE

Moseley’s Family Cellars

4712 Mountain Lakes Blvd., Redding;

2158 Hilltop Drive, Redding;

(530) 229-9463

 www.moseleyfamilycellars.com 

Billy Joel famously sang “A bottle of red, a bottle of white, It all depends upon your appetite.”

Well, it doesn’t matter what your taste in vino is, guaranteed, Moseley’s Family Cellars has something to delight your senses.

The family-owned winery believes in great food and great wine – and the proof is in the pudding … and the wine bottles. From an amazing 2014 Gold Stripe Reserve Carr Fire Cabernet to a 2016 Chardonnay Beurre Blanc, there’s something for everyone at Moseley’s. And they offer bottles for purchase in addition to their tasting rooms that are perfect for a fun night out with friends.

And if “In Vino Veritas” holds firm, then the truth is that Moseley’s is your North State vintner extraordinaire.

RUNNERS UP:

. Vintage Public House

. Majestic Oak Family Cellars

Best of the North State 2019:Best Place For Date Goes to Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge

BEST PLACE TO TAKE A DATE

Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge

1325 Eureka Way, Redding; 241-4535 

www.cleariesrestaurant.com 

Whether you need to stoke those romantic reservations, keep them burning hot or are just looking to impress that special someone, Clearie’s is the clear choice for Best Of Voters.

But why? After all, there are plenty of nice restaurants in the North State. The answer lies in the details. Everything is scrutinized – the menu, the staff, the décor, the ambiance– so that your night out can be focused solely on the two of you.

In addition to quality service, the food is top-notch and varied with something for everyone’s palate. Then there are the little things which subtly add to the ambiance and experience. Things like clean restrooms, full salt and pepper shakers, cloth on the tables and bussers who discretely whisk away dirty dishes, so you can relax and enjoy the company.

RUNNERS UP:

. Mosaic Restaurant

. View 202

Best of the North State 2019:From the Hearth Cafe

BEST FRENCH FRIES

From the Hearth Cafe

1292 College View Drive, Redding; 424-2233 1427 Market St., Redding; 424-2233 2650 Churn Creek Road, Redding; 424-2233

638 Washington St., Red Blu

(530) 727-0616

1279 Pine St., Redding

(530)691-4441  www.fthcafe.com

  You come to From The Hearth for the tasty burgers and delightful sandwiches, but don’t forget about the French fries. After all, what’s a good burger without a classic side like fries?

And From The Hearth does French fries upright. Crisp, seasoned just right and generously piled on your plate, the fries are FTH are just waiting to complement your Cali Burger.

Add ketchup … or whatever you like to dunk your fries in … and you’ve just created the perfect meal.

RUNNERS UP:

. In-N-Out,

. Five Guys Burgers and Fries