Category Archives: Events

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 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:Best Bar and Best Brewery 2019

Woody’s Brewing Company

1257 Oregon St., Redding

(530)768-1034  www.woodysbrewing.com 

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.

The best part about Woody’s – other than everything – is that a rotating beer list means you can find something that fits perfectly. Or you can keep trying the awesome variety of suds ordered by the locally-owned brewery that’s a habitual Best Of winner.

From Shasta Haze (an IPA with hints of pineapple, guava, and another citrus) to Pray for Powder Porter (a smooth balance of rich, dark malts with a hint of bitterness) to the famous … infamous … Hopzerker, Woody’s has whatever you’re thirsting for. Can’t decide? Get a sampler and take in all the hoppy goodness at

RUNNERS UP:

. Final Draft Brewing Co.

. The Dip

. Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge

. Vintage Public House

Woody’s Brewery Company

Best Outdoor Dining

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

View 202

202 Hemsted Drive, Redding;

530-226-8439 www.view202redding.com If there were ever a category and restaurant perfectly paired it’s Best Outdoor Dining and View 202.

The vistas are spectacular. The food is superb. The atmosphere is elegant.

The lounge-style patio overs sweeping views to the west of Redding – perfect at sunset – from high on the blues overlooking the Sacramento River. Comfortable couches, . Fire pits and cozy dining tables make for an enjoyable time with friends or that special someone.

Add View 202’s exquisite dining menu to drinks, lunch, brunch or dinner and it’s easy

to see why Best Of The North State voters keep choosing View 202.

RUNNERS UP:

. From the Hearth Café

. Mosaic

Best Coffee House

BEST COFFEE HOUSE

Dutch Bros.

Multiple North State locations www.dutchbros.com The largest, privately-held drive-thru coffee company in the nation,

Dutch Bros. isn’t just a place to stop

for something to drink – it’s like

visiting friends.

Perhaps that’s why Dutch Bros.

customers, dubbed the Dutch Ma. a, are . ercely loyal. And it doesn’t hurt that the co ees and other drinks are pretty dang good.

Dutch Bros. employees are fun, friendly and perky, and get you what you want quickly. It’s the perfect place to start your day or get a quick pickme- up in the late afternoon.

And Dutch Bros. is dedicated to its community. During the Carr andCamp . res, local Dutch Bros. and their

customers raised more than $400,000

in relief e orts.

RUNNERS UP:

. From the Hearth Café

. Starbucks

Best White Wine

BEST NORTH STATE WHITE WINE

Moseley’s Family Cellars

4712 Mountain Lakes Blvd., Redding 2158 Hilltop Drive, Redding 530-229-9463; www.moseleyfamilycellars.com When it’s time to a nice Chardonnay or Viognier, Moseley’s Family Cellars has you covered.

The repeat Best Of The North State winner knows how to make great wines and voters recognize that.

From the best grapes from quality vineyards through California (Napa, Sonoma, Lodi and north state), Moseley’s crafts each bottle with the wine lover in mind.

Their tasting rooms o er a chance to learn about their hand-crafted wines and their wine club o ers

perks to those who have a passion for the fruit of the vine.

RUNNERS UP:

. Alpen Cellars

. Tuscan Ridge Estate Winery


Best White Wine 2018

Best Butcher

BEST BUTCHER

R&R Quality Meats & Seafood

2159 East St., Redding; 530-241-7770  www.randrqualitymeats.net R & R’s website proudly displays Best of the North State for 11 years running. Time to update it because voters have again recognized R& R and what makes them the place to go for highquality meats and seafood.

Sure, you can buy steak just about anywhere, but R& R’s personal attention and large selection means customers can get what they want. From beef to pork to poultry and seafood, R& R o ers only the best – at competitive prices. Their new space – down the street from the old location – adds in the seafood element and is the go-to place for the freshest catches.

But you don’t win Best Butcher for a dozen years without quality meat and exceptional customer service.

RUNNERS UP:

. Bowman Meats

. Kent’s Meats and Groceries

Best Dinner

BEST DINNER

Clearie’s Restaurant and Lounge

1325 Eureka Way, Redding; 530-241-4535 

www.cleariesrestaurant.com 

A dinner at Clearie’s Restaurant and Lounge only feels like you’re in the big city.

After all, the menu looks like something you’d . nd at

a 5-star New York or Los Angeles restaurant.

At Clearie’s you can start with a tempting appetizer of steamer clams or fried mozzarella caprese and drinks before diving in to an entree that tastes as good as it sounds.

The only problem might be picking something o the

expansive Clearie’s menu. From grilled salmon to pan

seared duck to a . let mignon or a downright sublime

French onion mac-n-cheese, Clearie’s makes it hard to

choose. But when you . nally do, rest assured that the

quality comes through in each delicious bite.

But make sure to save room for dessert like the sinful bananas foster, crème brulee or apple pie chimichanga.

RUNNERS UP:

. Cattlemens

. Jack’s Bar & Grill

Best Dinner