Best of the Bay Contest

Where are the Best Scenic Roadways in the Bay Area?

August Best of the Bay Contest

Nominate and vote for the most amazing scenic roadways for a romantic night in The Bay Area. Your nomination/vote will enter you a chance to win a Dinner and Show of your choice* at the Mountain Winery! Already have a beautiful scenic road in mind? Visit any of the following stations to cast your vote: 96.5 KOIT, 102.9 KBLX, 99.7 NOW, or 98.5 KFOX.

Nominate until 8/15 @ 2:59pm Eastern

Vote starting 8/15 @ 3:00pm Eastern

Where are the Best Scenic Roadways in the Bay Area?

A. Muir Woods to Mt. Tam (Panoramic Highway)
B. Pacific to Santa Cruz (Highway 1)
C. The 49-mile scenic drive
D. Skyline Boulevard
E. The Sonoma Valley Winery Ramble
F. Berkeley Hills – Grizzly Peak Blvd/Wildcat Canyon Road

Where is the Best Place To Have A Picnic in the Bay Area?

Best Place to Have a Picnic in the Bay - KBLX The Barnes Firm Contest

Nominate and vote for your favorite location in The Bay Area to lay down a blanket and enjoy some snacks with your best friends! Your nomination/vote will enter you for a chance to win Dinner and a Show of your choice* at the Mountain Winery! If you already have a place in mind, choose any of the following stations to cast your vote: 96.5 KOIT, 102.9 KBLX, 99.7 NOW, or 98.5 KFOX.

Nominate until 7/15 @ 2:59pm Eastern

Vote starting 7/15 @ 3:00pm Eastern

Where is the Best Place To Have A Picnic in the Bay Area?

A. San Jose Rose Garden
B. Crissy Field
C. Hayward Japanese Gardens
D. Redwood National Park
E. Lake Merritt
F. Angel Island State Park

For more information on each picnic spot, visit our detailed blog.


Where is the Best Place to see fireworks in the Bay Area?

Best Place to Watch Fireworks in the Bay - KBLX The Barnes Firm Contest

Throughout 2019, Oakland personal injury lawyers at the Barnes Firm are sponsoring a series of radio contests across The Bay Area hosted by Bonneville San Francisco Radio Stations. The Contest, called the Best of the Bay, has all of The Bay Area involved in deciding the best brand for various categories announced each month. KBLX radio listeners in Oakland, San Francisco, and the surrounding areas have an opportunity to win trips to vineyards, concert tickets, and more!

This contest is BOOMING with excitement in the Bay Area! Check out which spots the San Francisco and Oakland community are able to choose from below. Already know your answer? Choose any of the following stations to vote which fireworks viewing spot you pledge your allegiance with: 96.5 KOIT, 102.9 KBLX, 99.7 NOW, or 98.5 KFOX.

What’s the Best Place to Watch Fireworks in the Bay Area?

A. Almaden Lake Park
B. Presidio of San Francisco
C. Groesbeck Hill Park
D. Pier 39
E. Discovery Meadow
F. Coit Tower
G. Don’t see your favorite? You can still enter in your go-to spot!

Nominate until 6/16 @ 2:59am Eastern 
Vote Starting 6/16 @ 3:00am Eastern
Voting ends 6/30


Best of the Bay Contest Grand Prize: Visit Mountain Winery

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Dinner and a Show at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA

The Mountain Winery Vineyards

The Mountain Winery is known for wine tastings, concert series, signature events, and the infamous Dinner & a Show. Although the foundation of the contest is based on battling for the Best Place to Watch Fireworks in the Bay Area, contest winners will enjoy more than a simple fireworks show!

The Mountain Winery’s Dinner and a Show is a full night catered to all your senses. Taste exclusive wines from their vineyard paired with delicious charcuterie and a sit-down 3-course meal. All food and beverage offerings will feature the highest quality local, seasonal, organic, sustainably farmed, drought-friendly ingredients possible (see the full menu here).

At Chateau La Cresta, the Best of the Bay contest winners will enjoy an exquisite 3-course Northern California meal while enjoying breathtaking views from the outdoor patios adjacent to the historic Chateau Building. After indulging, winners can choose one show of the following:

For more information about The Mountain Winery, visit their website to explore their hours, location, and property.


May's Best of Category: Burgers

Best Burger in the Bay - The Barnes Firm Contest

During the month of May, we were grillin’ up in the Best Burgers of the Bay. Check out which burgers were up to the test: Contestants could choose any of the following stations to vote which burger they pledged their allegiance with: 96.5 KOIT, 102.9 KBLX, 99.7 NOW, or 98.5 KFOX.

What’s the Best Burger in the Bay Area?

A. In-N-Out
B. Shake Shack
C. Smash Burger
D. The Habit
E. Super Duper
F. McDonald’s
G. The Counter
H. Barney’s
I. Five Guys

At Chateau La Cresta, May’s Best of the Bay contest winners also received a 3-course meal at The Mountain Winery while enjoying breathtaking views from the outdoor patios adjacent to the historic Chateau Building. After indulging, winners could choose one show of the following:

The Best of the Bay contest is promoted across radio, social media, and digital channels by KBLX and The Barnes Firm. You can follow The Barnes Firm’s social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Check back for more Best of the Bay contests in the coming months!

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Click here for official Contest Rules. 102.9 KBLX General Contest Rules Apply. Contest Entry Period: 5/1/19 at 12:00am through 5/31/19 11:59am. Prize: One (1) grand prize(s) will be awarded in the Contest. The winner will receive two (2) tickets to see a 2019 Mountain Winery show of their choice. Winners will receive a dinner at the Mountain Winery. Winners can choose one (1) show of the following: Hammer’s House Party on June 7, 2019, Ziggy Marley & Michael Franti on June 11, 2019 or June 12, 2019, Brit Floyd on July 3, 2019, Seal on July 13, 2019 or Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo & Melissa Etheridge on July 23, 2019. Verified winners only and available within thirty (30) days of Station’s receipt form of all required completed and signed documents prizes and another winner(s) will be selected. The Approximate Prize Value: $ $500. Winner(s) will be chosen from all eligible entries on or around 6/3/19. No purchase or payment of any kind is required to enter or win this contest.