Voltaggio may get an editorial nod from 'Food & Wine,' though.
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The two Cali chefs both have 23% of the vote.
Though the Bay Area dominates in the California region, L.A.'s Michael Voltaggio is most likely to win this popularity contest.
Bauer calls the last year "the most exciting" for restaurants "in more than a quarter century," meaning his entire tenure at the Chronicle. Thus a bunch of restaurants had to fall off the list.
She also dined at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen in St. Helena.
Food & Wine is doing a poll this year, separate from their editorial choices for Best New Chefs, for "The People's Best New Chef."
The acclaimed Etoile chef, only 27, actually started his training pretty early via his grandparents' restaurant: The French Laundry.
Katie Lee and a mystery beau, not to mention Christy Turlington and Ed Burns, all drop in on Napa; Luke Wilson eats at Slanted Door.
The five rising stars for 2010 include Charlie Kleinman at Wexler's, Timothy Hollingsworth at The French Laundry, and Joshua Skenes at Saison.