Marin Tastemakers 2015

FOR OUR THIRD annual Marin Tastemakers feature we curated 30 foodie-favored dining and drinking spots throughout the county. To choose the hottest restaurants we asked you, our readers, for your favorite breakfast, lunch, bar bite, cocktail, dinner and dessert spots. We then turned the tables and asked your favorite chefs and restaurant owners where they like to go when they aren’t working. Our hope is to introduce you to a new dish or restaurant you might not have thought of trying. And for those who love to share on social media, please tag @marinmagazine and #marintastemakers as you explore. Remember, we have our Tastemakers 2015 challenge going on until May 4. Be the first person to eat at all 30 restaurants, snap a photo and post on instagram with the hashtag #marintastemakers to win a gift certificate!

Mimi Towle

Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.