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Best of the North State 2019:Best Salad Cheesecakes Unlimited

BEST SALAD Went to 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: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 you’re 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

W hen 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: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 ; 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

BEST BAKERY

From the Hearth Café

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.

The dilemma about going to From The Hearth Café might be . guring out just what to order o their

delicious and deep menu.

From the Cuban to the Bu alo chicken to the

French dip, From The Hearth Café’s hot sandwiches are sublime and served how you like it with your choice of a side dish. And then there’s the burgers, wraps and rice bowls, all made with the freshest ingredients to your liking and served with FTH’s divine bread. And don’t forget to get French fries – the side

dish that Best Of voters chose over all others.

With so many options – and locations – perhaps it’s time to make From The Hearth Café a staple of your weekly lunch routine. That way you can sample

everything they have to o er and decide what you

like best.

RUNNERS UP:

. Cheesecakes Unlimited

. GoodTimes Pizza

Best Bakery, Lunch, Business Lunch, Resturant

BEST RESTAURANT

From the Hearth Café

1292 College View Drive, Redding; 530-424-2233

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 W hether it’s the cool, college vibe of the College View Drive location or the urban feel of the Market Street location, From The Hearth delivers quality food with a great atmosphere.

A fun and friendly sta can help you pick out the perfect dish o their amazing menu – it’s hard because everything looks so darn good – or,mix you up a drink in a snap. And you can sit inside or out – the College View’s back patio is an oasis, while the outdoor seating on The Promenade is great for relaxing and people watching.

RUNNERS UP:

. Cattlemens

. Clearie’s Restaurant and Lounge

Best Lunch

F rom burgers to sandwiches, From the Hearth’s menu presents anepicurean dilemma – what to order.

And it really depends on what you’re in the mood for. From the

Cuban to the Buffalo chicken to the French dip, From the Hearth’s hotsandwiches are sublime and served how you like it with your choice of a side dish. And then there’s the burgers, wraps and rice bowls, all made with the freshest ingredients to your liking and served with FTH’s divine bread.

In order to truly enjoy what From the Hearth has to o er, looks like

repeat visits are in order.

RUNNERS UP:

. Cheesecakes Unlimited

. WIlda’s Grill

BEST BAKERY

 From the Hearth has quickly become a north state staple for its delightful meals and quaint, cozy cafes. But the genesis of FTH began as a bakery back in 2008, when Spencer Tang purchased the bakery that specializes in sublime sourdough.

Today, From the Hearth creates gourmet food, but its breads continue to delight. Carried inHoliday, Raley’s, Safeway,R& R Meats and other retailers, From The Hearth’s bread remains as good as it did a decade ago.

RUNNERS UP:

. Sublime Cake Design

. Sweet Spot

Best Business Lunch

Whether meeting at the College View Drive restaurant or the new and remarkable Market Street location in the downtown Mall, you’re bound to impress that prospective client.

A full menu of sandwiches, soups and other delightful fare is only half the attraction. Spacious, but cozy tables allow you to discuss business in a casual, but productive manner. The friendly staff is quick too a suggestion and quicker to get your order out.

And on a nice sunny afternoon, what better way to meet than outside on The Promenade?

RUNNERS UP:

. Cheesecakes Unlimited

. C.R. Gibbs American Grille

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 Bakery | 2018 Redding Searchlights BOTNS

BEST BAKERY

From the Hearth Café

1292 College View Drive, Redding; 530-424-2233

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 From the Hearth has quickly become a north state staple for its delightful meals and quaint, cozy cafes. But the genesis of FTH began as a bakery back in 2008, when Spencer Tang purchased the bakery that specializes in sublime sourdough.

Today, From the Hearth creates gourmet food, but its breads continue to delight. Carried inHoliday, Raley’s, Safeway,

R& R Meats and other retailers, From The Hearth’s bread remains as good as it did a decade ago.

Best Bakery 2018

RUNNERS UP:

. Sublime Cake Design

. Sweet Spot

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 Burger in Redding

BEST BURGER

The Habit Burger Grill

1020 E. Cypress Ave., Redding; 530-223-1027 www.habitburger.com Try The Habit once and, well, it’ll become a habit.

Daily baked buns, perfectly grilled burgers and the freshest produce available all go into making the delightful Charburger.

Started in Santa Barbara in 1969, The Habit has grown and become a Redding staple for burger lovers. But The Habit also o ers salads, sandwiches, and the perfect

shakes and malts. Every burger is fresh, never frozen, and the salads are fresh and made-to-order. The complementary condiment bar lets you dress up your burger just the way you like it.

In addition to food that keeps you coming back, The Habit is also dedicated to philanthropy and frequently gets involved with fundraisers.

One bite and you’ll be back.

RUNNERS UP:

. Bartel’s Giant Burger

. Damburger