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Wine & Dine

African

The Palace International 1104 Broad St. • Durham • 416-4922 • www.thepalaceinternational.com

finalists: Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant, Queen of Sheba

Appetizer

Red Room 510 Glenwood Ave. • Raleigh • 835-1322 • www.redroomraleigh.com

finalists: Lantern, Magnolia Grill, Sono

Bagels

Bruegger's Bagels various locations • www.brueggers.com

finalists: Bagels on the Hill, New York Bagel & Deli, Panera Bread, The Morning Times

Bang for Your Buck Restaurant

Hi5 510 Glenwood Ave. • Raleigh • 834-4335 • www.hi5raleigh.com

finalists: Chubby's Tacos, Cosmic Cantina, Toast

Bar Food

The Raleigh Times Bar 14 E. Hargett St. • Raleigh • 833-0999 • www.raleightimesbar.com

finalists: Hi5, The Federal, Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom

Barbecue

The Pit 328 W. Davie St. • Raleigh • 890-4500 • www.thepit-raleigh.com

finalists: Allen & Son, The Barbecue Joint, The Q Shack

Breakfast

Elmo's Diner 776 Ninth St. • Durham • 416-3823 • elmosdiner.com

finalists: Brigs, Parker and Otis, The Flying Biscuit Cafe

Burger in Durham County

Only Burger www.onlyburger.com

finalists: Char-Grill, Dain's Place, The Federal

Burger in Orange/ Chatham County

BUNS 107 N. Columbia St. • Chapel Hill • 240-4746 • bunsofchapelhill.com

finalists: Acme Food & Beverage Co., PT's Olde Fashioned Grille, Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom

Burger in Wake County

Char-Grill 618 Hillsborough St. • Raleigh • 821-7636 • www.chargrillusa.com

finalists: Five Guys, MoJoe's Burger Joint, The Raleigh Times Bar

Business Lunch

Toast 345 W. Main St. • Durham • 683-2183 • toast-fivepoints.com

finalists: MEZ, Sitti, Watts Grocery

Caribbean

Bahama Breeze 3309 Wake Forest Road • Raleigh • 872-6330 • www.bahamabreeze.com

finalists: Cuban Revolution, Jamaica Jamaica, Solomon's Restaurant

Catering

Rocky Top Hospitality 1705 E. Millbrook Road • Raleigh • 829-3771 • www.rockytophospitality.com

finalists: Catering Works, Green Planet Catering, Mediterranean Deli

Chef in Durham County

Amy Tornquist, Watts Grocery 1116 Broad St. • Durham • 416-5040 • www.wattsgrocery.com

finalists: Ben Barker, Magnolia Grill; Matt Kelly, Vin Rouge; Scott Howell, Nana's

Chef in Orange/ Chatham County

Andrea Reusing, Lantern 423 W. Franklin St. • Chapel Hill • 969-8846 • lanternrestaurant.com

finalists: Bill Smith, Crook's Corner; Chip Smith, Bonne Soiree; Kevin Callaghan, Acme

Chef in Wake County

Ashley Christensen, Poole's Diner 426 S. McDowell St. • Raleigh • 832-4477 • www.poolesdowntowndiner.com

finalists: Gayla Bonke, Chatham St. Café & Catering; Jason Smith, 18 Seaboard; Michael Lee, Sono

Chinese

P.F. Chang's China Bistro 4325 Glenwood Ave. • Raleigh • 787-7754 • www.pfchangs.com

finalists: Neo-China Restaurant, Red Dragon Chinese Restaurant, The Duck & Dumpling

Chocolate Confection

Escazu Artisan Chocolates 936 N. Blount St. • Raleigh • 832-3433 • www.escazuchocolates.com

finalists: Dolly Mama, The Chocolate Door, Twisted Fork

Comfort Food

Mama Dip's Kitchen 408 W. Rosemary St. • Chapel Hill • 942-5837 • www.mamadips.com

finalists: Elmo's Diner, Poole's Downtown Diner, The Pit

Crème Brûlée

Tribeca Tavern 500 Ledgestone Way • Cary • 465-3055 • www.tribecataverncary.com

finalists: Margaux's, Rue Cler, Ruth's Chris Steak House

Deli

Neal's Deli 100 E. Main St. • Carrboro • 967-2185 • www.nealsdeli.com

finalists: Jason's Deli, Morrisville Deli, Village Deli

Desserts

Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery 2000 Fairview Road • Raleigh • 856-8551 • www.hayesbartoncafe.com

finalists: Francesca's Dessert Caffe, Magnolia Grill, Twisted Fork

Dumplings

The Duck & Dumpling 222 S. Blount St. • Raleigh • 838-0085 • www.theduckanddumpling.com

finalists: Hong Kong, Jujube, Lantern

French

Vin Rouge 2010 Hillsborough Road • Durham • 416-0466 • www.ghgrestaurants.com/vinrouge/vinrouge.html

finalists: Bonne Soiree, Coquette Brasserie, Rue Cler

Fries

Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom 324 Blackwell St. • Durham • 433-0345 • www.tylerstaproom.com

finalists: Five Guys, Only Burger, The Federal

Greek

Spartacus Restaurant 4139 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. • Durham • 489-2848 • www.spartacusrestaurant.com

finalists: Mediterranean Deli, Taverna Agora, Taverna Nikos

Guacamole

The Raleigh Times Bar 14 E. Hargett St. • Raleigh • 833-0999 • www.raleightimesbar.com

finalists: Carrburritos, Dos Taquitos/ Dos Taquitos Centro, MEZ

Hot Dog

Snoopy's various locations • www.snoopys.com

finalists: Neal's Deli, Roast Grill, The Dog House

Ice Cream

Maple View Farm 100 E. Weaver St. • Carrboro • 967-6842 • www.mapleviewfarm.com

finalists: Cold Stone Creamery, Goodberry's Frozen Custard, LocoPops

Indian

Sitar Indian Cuisine 3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. • Durham • 490-1326 • sitarindiapalace.net

finalists: Mint, Royal India, Udupi Cafe Indian Vegetarian

Innovative Menu

bu•ku 110 E. Davie St. • Raleigh • 834-6963 • bukuraleigh.com

finalists: Chatham St. Café & Catering, Lantern, Revolution

Irish Pub

Tir na nOg Irish Pub & Restaurant 218 S. Blount St. • Raleigh • 833-7795 • www.tirnanogirishpub.com

finalists: Bull McCabes Irish Pub, Hibernian Pub, James Joyce

Italian

518 West 518 W. Jones St. • Raleigh • 829-2518 • www.518west.com

finalists: 411 West, Bella Monica, Gravy

Japanese

Sono 319 Fayetteville St. • Raleigh • 521-5328 • www.sonoraleigh.com

finalists: Akai Hana, Kanki, Waraji Japanese Restaurant

Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Elmo's Diner 776 Ninth St. • Durham • 416-3823 • elmosdiner.com

finalists: Milton's Pizza & Pasta, Red Robin, Twisted Fork

Late-Night Munchies

Cosmic Cantina 1920 Perry St. • Durham • 286-1875

finalists: Cook-Out, The Diner, Time-Out Restaurant

Local Pizza

Lilly's Pizza 1813 Glenwood Ave. • Raleigh • 833-0226 • www.lillyspizza.com

finalists: Amante Gourmet Pizza, Mellow Mushroom, Randy's Pizza

Mexican/ Latin American in Durham County

Dos Perros 200 N. Mangum St. • Durham • 956-2750 • dosperrosrestaurant.com

finalists: Chubby's Tacos, Taqueria La Vaquita, Torero's Mexican Restaurant

Mexican/ Latin American in Orange/ Chatham County

Fiesta Grill 3307 N.C. Highway 54 West • Chapel Hill • 928-9002 • www.fiestagrill.us

finalists: Carrburritos, Los Potrillos, Margaret's Cantina

Mexican/ Latin American in Wake County

El Rodeo 2400 Hillsborough St. • Raleigh • 755-9697

finalists: Dos Taquitos/ Dos Taquitos Centro, Los Tres Magueyes, Torero's Mexican Restaurant

Middle Eastern

Neomonde 3817 Beryl Road • Raleigh • 828-1628 • neomonde.com

finalists: Baba Ghannouj, Mediterranean Deli, Sitti

New Restaurant in Durham County

Dos Perros 200 N. Mangum St. • Durham • 956-2750 • dosperrosrestaurant.com

finalists: Beyú Caffé, Chubby's Tacos, Cuban Revolution

New Restaurant in Orange/ Chatham County

Butternut Squash 133E W. Franklin St. • Chapel Hill • 929-8199 • www.butternutsquashrestaurant.com

finalists: Cypress on the Hill, Kildare's, Neal's Deli

New Restaurant in Wake County

bu•ku 110 E. Davie St. • Raleigh • 834-6963 • bukuraleigh.com

finalists: Gravy, The Remedy Diner, Tribeca Tavern

Outdoor Dining in Durham County

Vin Rouge 2010 Hillsborough Road • Durham • 416-0466 • www.ghgrestaurants.com/vinrouge/vinrouge.html

finalists: Alivia's Durham Bistro, Guglhupf, Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom

Outdoor Dining in Orange/ Chatham County

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery 100 E. Franklin St. • Chapel Hill • 929-8676 • www.topofthehillrestaurant.com

finalists: Crook's Corner, Milltown, Weaver Street Market

Outdoor Dining in Wake County

Mellow Mushroom 601 W. Peace St. • Raleigh • 832-3499 • www.mellowmushroom.com

finalists: Boylan Bridge Brewpub, The Raleigh Times Bar, Tribeca Tavern

Pasta

Bella Monica 3121 Edwards Mill Road • Raleigh • 881-9778 • www.bellamonica.com

finalists: 411 West, Gravy, Piazza Italia

Pie

Twisted Fork 3751 Sumner Blvd. • Raleigh • 792-2535 • thetwistedfork.com

finalists: Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery, Scratch Bakery, The Remedy Diner

Restaurant for Carnivores

The Angus Barn 9401 Glenwood Ave. • Raleigh • 781-2444 • www.angusbarn.com

finalists: Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse, Chamas Churrascaria, The Pit

Risotto

Nana's 2514 University Drive • Durham • 493-8545 • www.nanasdurham.com

finalists: Piedmont, Pop's, The Federal

Romantic Restaurant

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern 330 Hillsborough St. • Raleigh • 829-3663 • www.second-empire.com

finalists: Lantern, Red Room, Vin Rouge

Salad

Whole Foods Market www.wholefoodsmarket.com

finalists: Chatham St. Café & Catering, Lilly's Pizza, The Raleigh Times Bar, Sweet Tomatoes

Sandwich

Toast 345 W. Main St. • Durham • 683-2183 • toast-fivepoints.com

finalists: Neal's Deli, Parker and Otis, Sandwhich

Seafood

Squid's 1201 N. Fordham Blvd. • Chapel Hill • 942-8757 • www.squidsrestaurant.com

finalists: 42nd St. Oyster Bar, blu seafood and bar, Michael Dean's Seafood Grill

Soup

Toast 345 W. Main St. • Durham • 683-2183 • toast-fivepoints.com

finalists: Panera Bread, The Oxford, Whole Foods Market

Steak

The Angus Barn 9401 Glenwood Ave. • Raleigh • 781-2444 • www.angusbarn.com

finalists: Metro 8 Steakhouse, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Sullivan's Steakhouse

Subs

Jersey Mike's www.jerseymikes.com

finalists: Jimmy John's, Sub Conscious, Subway

Sunday Brunch

Brigs www.brigsrestaurants.com

finalists: Bogart's American Grill, Humble Pie, Watts Grocery

Sushi

Sono 319 Fayetteville St. • Raleigh • 521-5328 • www.sonoraleigh.com

finalists: Akai Hana, Shiki Sushi, Waraji Japanese Restaurant

Taquería

Chubby's Tacos www.chubbystacos.com

finalists: Carrburritos, Dos Taquitos/ Dos Taquitos Centro, Taqueria La Vaquita

Thai

Sawasdee Thai Restaurant 3601-107 Capital Blvd. • Raleigh • 878-0049 / 6204-120 Glenwood Ave., Pleasant Valley Promenade • Raleigh • 781-7599 • www.sawasdeeraleigh.com

finalists: Sushi-Thai Restaurant, Thai Cafe, Twisted Noodles

Vegetarian Friendly

Sawasdee Thai Restaurant 3601 Capital Blvd., Suite 107 • Raleigh • 878-0049 • www.sawasdeeraleigh.com

finalists: Irregardless Cafe & Catering, Spotted Dog Restaurant & Bar, The Remedy Diner

Vietnamese

an 2800 Renaissance Park Place • Cary • 677-9229 • www.ancuisines.com

finalists: Banh's Cuisine, Dalat Oriental Restaurant, Lime & Basil

Waitstaff

Michael Dean's Seafood Grill 6004 Falls of Neuse Road • Raleigh • 790-9992 • www.michaeldeans.com

finalists: Elmo's Diner, The Borough, The Raleigh Times Bar

Wine List

The Angus Barn 9401 Glenwood Ave. • Raleigh • 781-2444 • www.angusbarn.com

finalists: Glasshalfull, Six Plates Wine Bar, West End Wine Bar

Wings

Carolina Ale House www.carolinaalehouse.com

finalists: Ba-Da Wings, Buffalo Wild Wings, Wild Wing Cafe

  • Congratulations to this year's winners and finalists!

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