And the Winners Are …

The Golden Foodie Awards winners are revealed!
golden foodie awards winners

Drumroll please … The Golden Foodie Awards, one of OC’s most prominent culinary events, have named their annual winners! A handful of the categories included Best Indian Cuisine, Best Cocktails, Best California Cuisine, Best New Restaurant, and Best Golden Chef and Pastry Chef. Check out the full list below to see which of your favorite chefs and restaurants won the golden title!

And the winners are …

Best Indian Cuisine

The nominees are:


The Clay Oven

Winner: Tamarind of London


Best Vegetarian Cuisine

The nominees are:

Zinc Café

Seabirds Kitchen

Winner: 118 Degrees


Best Burger

The nominees are:

Blk Burgrz

Mick’s Karma Bar

Winner: Slater’s 50/50


Best Beer

The nominees are:

Hopscotch Tavern

Slater’s 50/50

Winner: Provisions


Best Mexican Cuisine

The nominees are:

Anepalco’s Café

Sol Cocina

Winner: The Matador Cantina


Best Cocktails

The nominees are:


Arc Food and Libations

Winner: 320 Main


Best Mediterranean Cuisine

The nominees are:

Zov’s Restaurant


Winner: Rosine’s Mediterranean


OC Food Writer

The nominees are:

Dave Lieberman

Anita Lau

Winner: Cathy Thomas


Best Food Talk Radio

The nominees are:

Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen

SoCal Restaurant Show

Winner: The Fork Report with Neil Saavedra


Best Pizza

The nominees are:

Pizzeria Mozza

Pizzeria Ortica

Winner: Il Dolce Pizzeria


Best Italian Cuisine

The nominees are:

Antonello Ristorante

Cucina enoteca

Winner: Mare Culinary Lounge


Best French Cuisine

The nominees are:

The Cellar

Marché Moderne

Winner: Pinot Provence


Best Seafood

The nominees are:


Scott’s Restaurant and Bar

Winner: Bluewater Grill


Best Happy Hour

The nominees are:

Wildfish Seafood Grille

Anqi Gourmet Bistro and Noodle Bar

Winner: Chapter One: The Modern Local


Best Bartender

The nominees are:

Ryuichiro “Rich” Ohtsuka

Michelle Bearden

Winner: Koire Rogers, ARC


Best Tacos

The nominees are:

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant

Taco Rosa

Winner: Sol Cocina


Best California Cuisine

The nominees are:

370 Common

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine

Winner: Sealegs Wine Bar


Best American Cuisine

The nominees are:


Paul Martin’s American Grill

Winner: Arc Food and Libations


Best Sushi

Sushi Noguchi

Riptide Sushi

Winner: Bluefin Fine Japanese Cuisine


Best Asian Cuisine

The nominees are:


Ten Asian Bistro

Winner: AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar


Best Steak

The nominees are:

The Ranch Restaurant

Steakhouse 55

Winner: Selanne Steak Tavern


Best Wine List

The nominees are:

The Hobbit

Cucina enoteca

Winner: The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar


Most Delicious Dessert

The nominees are:

Vitaly Café

Waterline Restaurant

Winner: Maro Wood Grill


Best New Restaurant

The nominees are:

Little Sparrow

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar Newport Beach

Winner: Selanne Steak Tavern


Golden Pastry Chef

The nominees are:

Chef Heather Fisher

Chef Shelly Register

Winner: Chef David Rossi, The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon


Golden Chef Award

The nominees are:

Chef Alan Greeley

Chef Andrew Sutton

Winner: Chef Michael Rossi, The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon




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