Categories 1 - 23 are voted on by you. You decide who is the best. The Golden Foodie Awards is for the chef driven and/or independent restaurants. Foodies vote during the "Golden Dine Out" that takes place in Orange County this August. For the voting schedule CLICK HERE.
1. Mexican - Where do you get the best Mexican food?
2. Vegetarian - Where do you go to get your favorite vegetarian cuisine?
3. Pizza - An all time favorite. What restaurant/chef makes the best pizza?
4. Beer - What restaurant or bar offers the best beer line up?
5. American Cuisine - Whether it’s Classic or New American Cuisine, who makes the best?
6. Cocktail - What eatery, bar or restaurant offers the BEST in libations?
7. Italian - What restaurant/chef serves the most scrumptious Italian food?
8. French - What restaurant/chef makes the most divine French cuisine?
9. Steak - Who makes the best?
10. Wine List - What establishment or restaurant offers the most superb vino selection?
11. Mixologist - Whether you call it Bartender or Mixologist it really does not matter. Who is your favorite?
12. Indian Cuisine - Where do you go to get your favorite Indian Cuisine?
13. Burger - Possibly the most iconic dish in America. Who makes your favorite burger?
14. Asian - The best Asian Cuisine in Orange County is? Tell us your favorite.
15. Mediterranean - Tell us who you think makes the most delish Mediterranean food.
16. Californian - It’s fresh and colorful! Who makes the best?
17. Superior Service Award - You know it when you receive it. What eatery consistently offers Superior Service?
18. Seafood - What restaurant/chef serves the most fantastic seafood?
19. Sushi - Who has the best sushi in town? We need to know!
20. Tacos - These tacos are so great, they have serious cravability. Where do you get them?
21. Most DELICIOUS Dessert - Sweet endings, who serves the best dessert?
22. Happy Hour - Where is your favorite place to get happy? What eatery offers the best Happy Hour menu?
23. Best OC Food Writer - You just can’t get enough of reading this food writer’s articles.
■ The Golden Chef Award – voted by Guild
■ The Golden Pastry Chef Award – voted by Guild
Please note categories are subject to change as well as new categories will be added.