Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Diablo Publications has released its award-winning special food issue, which highlights its 2012 Food Award winners. Judged by well-known food writers, Diablo food editors, and input from readers, this year’s November edition highlights long-time winners (Va de Vi, Prima, Esin, Oliveto, Wente), best new restaurants, favorite chefs, and the hottest dining destinations, and features some of the top restaurants’ signature dishes. The special food issue highlights the best of the East Bay and includes something for everyone. This year’s issue boasts 22 different categories.
The special food issue also has a companion event, Gourmet East Bay, which brings the issue to life, featuring many of the award-winning restaurants from the November issue. This year’s Gourmet East Bay was presented by Diablo magazine and Broadway Plaza, and sponsored by Sysco San Francisco. Gourmet East Bay had 30 of the top restaurants from the area featuring premier tastings; wineries from Livermore, Napa, and Lodi; as well as spirits tastings from Effen Vodka. There was also an exclusive raffle with proceeds supporting event beneficiaries Project Open Hand and Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
“November is one of our most anticipated issues of the year,” states Barney Fonzi, Group Publisher for Diablo Publications. “Diablo magazine’s signature event, Gourmet East Bay, offers our partners the opportunity to reach Diablo’s affluent readership, engage the community one-on-one, and align themselves with top-tier businesses, while also supporting important charities and the vital services they provide.”
About Diablo Publications For over 32 years, Diablo Publications has been creating award-winning publications, including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, the Walnut Creek Book, the Lamorinda Book, Diablo Arts, and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide. Covering travel, theater, lifestyle, and home design, Diablo Publications celebrates the people, places, and pleasure of the East Bay and North Bay. Diablo Publications’ custom content division, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), provides complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit diablomag.com or dcpubs.com.