Congratulations to the 2015 Readers Choice Award winners

Readers Choice Award 2015The winners of the Readers Choice Awards — chosen by you, the readers of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The Sun and Redlands Daily Facts — were recently announced.

There are two sets of winners: one for the Daily Bulletin and one for The Sun and Facts.

On the Bulletin side, the big winner was Pine Haven Cafe in Upland, which won in four categories: American Cuisine, Brunch, Buffet and Power Lunches. Other multiple winners for the Bulletin were Rancho Cucamonga’s Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, chosen for Best Wine Selection and Best Steak; Upland’s Spaggi’s for Best Italian and Best Catering; and Rancho Cucamonga’s historic Sycamore Inn, winning the Best Ambiance and Best Romantic Restaurant categories.

The big winner for The Sun and Facts was The Castaway in San Bernardino, winning the Best Ambiance, Best Brunch and Best Romantic Restaurant categories. It’s also the only multiple winner for the two papers.

Everyone agreed on Wienerschnitzel for Best Hot Dog and In-N-Out for Best Burger, as well as Fleming’s for Best Wine Selection. Beyond that, there weren’t any other places where the two sets of winners overlapped, however, there were some good choices. For instance, readers of the Bulletin chose San Biagio’s Pizza in Upland for Best Pizza, while Sun and Facts readers chose The Gourmet Pizza Shoppe in Redlands.

Best Brewery went to Dale Bros. Brewery on the Bulletin side and Hangar 24 Craft Brewery on the Sun and Facts side, which I agree are both great breweries.

Here’s the full list of winners:

The Sun/Redlands Daily Facts

Best Ambiance: The Castaway (San Bernardino)
Best American Cuisine:
The Tartan (Redlands)
Best Asian Cuisine: Taste of Thai (San Bernardino)
Best Bakery/Dessert/Cupcake Shop: SweetPea and Me Bakery Boutique (Redlands)
Best Bar: Celebrities (San Bernardino, Yucaipa)
Best Barbecue: Famous Dave’s (Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Brewery: Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (Redlands)
Best Brunch: The Castaway (San Bernardino)
Best Buffet: HomeTown Buffet (Loma Linda, Rialto, Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Burger: In-N-Out (San Bernardino, Highland, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Coffee Shop: DJ’s (San Bernardino)
Best Deli/Sandwich Shop: Jersey Mike’s Subs (Redlands, Fontana, Rialto, Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Donut Shop: 3D Donuts (Highland) | Foster’s Donuts (Redlands) (tie)
Best Family Restaurant: Sundowners (San Bernardino, Fontana)
Best Happy Hour: Applebee’s (Redlands, Highland, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Health Food: Clark’s Nutrition (Loma Linda)
Best Hot Dog: Wienerschnitzel (various locations)
Best Indian Cuisine: Naan Cafe (Redlands)
Best Italian Cuisine: Isabella’s (Redlands) | Napoli (Loma Linda) (tie)
Best Mexican Cuisine: Cuca’s (Redlands, Rialto, Highland, Loma Linda, Mentone, Yucaipa)
Best Pizza: Gourmet Pizza Shoppe (Redlands)
Best Place to Have a Martini: Ḿu Restaurant (Redlands)
Best Power Lunches: Caprice Cafe (Redlands)
Best Romantic Restaurant: The Castaway (San Bernardino)
Best Seafood: Red Lobster (San Bernardino)
Best Steak: Black Angus (San Bernardino) | Outback Steakhouse (San Bernardino) (tie)
Best Sushi: Miyagi Sushi (San Bernardino)
Best Wine Selection: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Yogurt/Ice Cream: à la minute (Redlands)

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Best Ambiance: Sycamore Inn (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best American Cuisine:
Pine Haven Cafe (Upland)
Best Asian Cuisine: Szechuwan Garden (Montclair)
Best Bakery/Dessert/Cupcake Shop: Nothing Bundt Cakes (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Bar: BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Barbecue: Lucille’s (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Brewery: Dale Bros. Brewery (Upland)
Best Brunch: Pine Haven Cafe (Upland)
Best Buffet: Pine Haven Cafe (Upland)
Best Burger: In-N-Out (Ontario, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, La Verne)
Best Catering: Spaggi’s (Upland)
Best Coffee Shop: Starbucks (various locations)
Best Deli/Sandwich Shop: Upland German Deli (Upland)
Best Donut Shop: Upland Donuts (Upland)
Best Family Restaurant: Corky’s Kitchen and Bakery (Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Eastvale, Upland, Pomona)
Best Happy Hour: Yard House (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Health Food: Sprouts Farmers Market (Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Claremont, Chino Hills)
Best Hot Dog: Wienerschnitzel (various locations)
Best Indian Cuisine: Haandi (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Italian Cuisine: Spaggi’s (Upland)
Best Mexican Cuisine: Casa Sanchez (Ontario)
Best Pizza: San Biagio’s Pizza (Upland)
Best Place to Have a Martini: Sushi Martini (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Power Lunches: Pine Haven Cafe (Upland)
Best Romantic Restaurant: Sycamore Inn (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Seafood: King’s Fish House (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Steak: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Sushi: Ken’s Japanese Restaurant (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Wine Selection: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (Rancho Cucamonga)
Best Yogurt/Ice Cream: Yogurtland (Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, Chino, Chino Hills, La Verne, San Dimas, Claremont, Fontana, Eastvale)