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Congrats to this year's winners and finalists!

Best of the Triangle 2011: Readers' Choice poll winners and finalists 


Party with your Best of the Triangle winners and finalists

Come to our Best of the Triangle Party this Saturday, June 11, 4–10 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 534 Foster St. in downtown Durham.

  • Food and products for sampling and for sale from Best of the Triangle winners and finalists, including: Lilly's Pizza, Chubby's Tacos, Open Eye Cafe, Bull City Burger and Brewery, Foundation, Dos Perros, Capital Club 16, NOSH, Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe, Bulkogi Korean BBQ, Jimmy John's, The Meat House, Cameron Park Inn B&B, Catherine Callaway Jewelry, Carpe Diem Cleaning, The Scrap Exchange, PTA Thrift Shop, AMF Durham Lanes, Infuzion, Main Street Associates, Playmakers, Stage Door Dance, Dirt Road Designs, Auction Direct, Live Nation, Paul Friedrich, and more

  • Local bands Floating Action, American Aquarium, Girl Trouble, Sandbox

  • Fun stuff for the tykes, including performances by the Bouncing Bulldogs

  • Caricatures by V.C. Rogers and JP Trostle

  • On-site raffle for 2 Lenovo laptops, 2 Hopscotch VIP tickets, earrings from Jewelsmith, and more

Congrats to this year's winners and finalists!

Finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

And thank you to everyone who voted in this year's poll.

Special appreciation to Heather Brockel, Julie Hobbs, Oseye Laing, David Lorimer and Tecia Stewart, who assisted with this project.


Media

College radio station

88.1 WKNC NCSU
www.wknc.org

finalists
88.9 WSHA Shaw University
89.3 WXYC UNC
90.7 WNCU NCCU

Commercial radio station

105.1 G105 WDCG
www.g105.com

finalists
100.7 The River WRVA
102.3/ 102.5 The Pulse WWPL
99.9 The Fan WCMC

Local blog

Bull City Rising
www.bullcityrising.com

finalists
Carpe Durham
Endangered Durham
Goodnight Raleigh
New Raleigh

Local television personality

Greg Fishel, WRAL
www.wral.com

finalists
Barbara Gibbs, WTVD ABC11
Bill Leslie, WRAL
David Crabtree, WRAL
Pam Saulsby, WRAL

Nonprofit radio station

91.5 WUNC/ NPR
www.wunc.org

finalists
103.5 WCOM
88.1 WKNC NCSU
89.7 WCPE

Radio DJ

Bob Dumas, Bob & The Showgram G105
www.g105.com

finalists
Bob The Blade, 96rock
Kitty Kinnin, 100.7 The River
Salt & Demitri, 96rock


Goods

Antique store

Father & Son Antiques
107 W. Hargett St., Raleigh
919-832-3030, www.swankarama.com

finalists
Everything But Grannie's Panties
Hunt & Gather
Revival Antiques & Accessories
Whitehall At The Villa Antiques

Bead store

Ornamentea
509 N. West St., Raleigh
919-834-6260, www.ornamentea.com

finalists
Beadazzled
Rare Earth Beads
The Bead Store

Bike shop

The Bicycle Chain
Various locations
www.thebicyclechain.com

finalists
Back Alley Bikes
Flythe Cyclery
Performance Bicycle
The Clean Machine

Camera store

Peace Camera
421 W. Peace St., Raleigh
919-836-2222, peacecamera.wordpress.com

finalists
Camera Works
Southeastern Camera
Wolf Camera & Image

CD/record store

Schoolkids Records
2114 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
919-821-7766, www.facebook.com/schoolkids

finalists
Bull City Records
CD Alley
Offbeat Music

Children's clothing store

The Red Hen
201 Weaver St., Carrboro
919-942-4420, www.theredhen.com

finalists
Babiology
Baby Bear Resale Shop
Glee Kids

Children's toy store

The Play House Toy Store
702 Ninth St., Durham
919-286-1317, www.playhousetoys.com

finalists
The Children's Store
Ali Cat
Learning Express

Comic book store

Chapel Hill Comics
316 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-967-4439, www.chapelhillcomics.com

finalists
Capitol Comics
Foundation's Edge
Ultimate Comics

Consignment shop

The Stock Exchange
6120 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill
919-403-9977, www.chapelhillstockexchange.com

finalists
Fifi's Fine Resale Apparel
My Secret Closet
Revolver Consignment Boutique

Craft or gift shop

Zola Craft Gallery
626 Ninth St., Durham
919-286-5112, www.zolacraftgallery.com

finalists
Cameron's
Morgan Imports
Ornamentea

Dancewear

Footlights
10 W. Franklin St., Raleigh
919-832-4090, www.footlightsraleigh.com

finalists
Dance Design
Dance Etc.
Lululemon Athletica
Relevé Dancewear

Environmentally friendly store

Twig
99 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill
919-929-8944, www.twigliving.com

finalists
The Scrap Exchange
Vert and Vogue
Whole Foods Market

Florist

Fallon's Creative Flowers
700 St. Mary's St., Raleigh
919-828-4134, www.fallonsflowers.com

finalists
Chapel Hill Florist
Kelly Odom
Ninth Street Flowers
University Florist & Gift Shop

Garden store

Logan's
707 Semart Dr., Raleigh
919-828-5337, www.logantrd.com

finalists
Fifth Season Gardening Co.
Southern States
Stone Brothers & Byrd

Jewelry store in Durham County

Jewelsmith
2200 W. Main St., Durham
919-286-2990, www.jewelsmith.com

finalists
Hamilton Hill Jewelry
Jared - The Galleria of Jewelry
Light Years Jewelry
Reeds Jewelers

Jewelry store in Orange/Chatham County

Goldworks
201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill
919-932-1771, www.goldworks-nc.com

finalists
Catharine Callaway Jewelry
Grimball Jewelers
Light Years Jewelry
William Travis Jewelry

Jewelry store in Wake County

Bailey's Fine Jewelry
Cameron Village, 415 Daniels St., 919-829-7337
Crabtree Valley Mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave., 919-788-7500
www.baileybox.com

finalists
Cat Banjo
Diamonds Direct
Jared—The Galleria of Jewelry

Local bookstore

The Regulator Bookshop
720 ninth St., Durham
919-286-2700, www.regulatorbookshop.com

finalists
Flyleaf Books
Nice Price Books
Quail Ridge Books & Music

Local hardware store in Durham County

Triangle Pharmacy & True Value
1700 E. NC Hwy. 54, Durham, 919-544-1711
Woodcroft Shopping Center, 4711 Hope Valley Rd., Durham, 919-493-5722
www.triangletruevalue.com

finalists
Barnes Supply Co.
Public Hardware
Stone Brothers & Byrd

Local hardware store in Orange/Chatham County

Fitch Lumber & Hardware
309 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro
919-942-3153, www.fitchlumber.com

finalists
ACE Hardware
Dual Supply Co.
True Value

Local hardware store in Wake County

ACE Hardware
Various locations
www.acehardware.com

finalists
Briggs Hardware
Burke Brothers Hardware
Seaboard ACE Hardware

Local moving company

TROSA Moving
1820 James St., Durham
919-419-1059, www.trosamoving.com

finalists
Chapel Hill Moving Company
Quick Moves Moving Company
Two Men and A Truck

Local store to buy lingerie

Adam & Eve
Various locations
www.adamevestores.com

finalists
Cherry Pie
Night Gallery
Priscilla McCall's

Local wine store

Wine Authorities
2501 University Dr., Durham
919-489-2884, www.wineauthorities.com

finalists
3CUPS
The Wine Merchant
Total Wine

Local women's boutique

Vert and Vogue
905 W. Main St., Durham
919-251-8537, www.vertandvogue.com

finalists
Magpie
Scout and Molly's
Uniquities
Vaguely Reminiscent

Men's clothing

Vert and Vogue
Brightleaf Square, 905 W. Main St., Durham
919-251-8537, www.vertandvogue.com

finalists
Belk
JoS. A. Bank
Nordstrom

Place for kick-ass shoes

DSW
Various locations
www.dsw.com

finalists
Nordstrom
SRI Shoe Warehouse
Vaguely Reminiscent
Vert and Vogue

Place to buy a new vehicle

Chris Leith
11000 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest, 888-482-1325
10956 Star Rd., Wake Forest, 888-791-1026
www.chrisleith.com

finalists
Crown
Fred Anderson Toyota
Johnson Lexus
Performance Automall

Place to buy a pre-owned vehicle

CarMax
3809 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, 919-325-2273
8520 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 919-783-9494
www.carmax.com

finalists
Auction Direct USA
Chris Leith
Johnson Lexus
Triangle Imports

Place to buy a scooter

Combustion Cycles
911 E. Trinity Ave., Durham
919-688-5009, www.combustioncycles.com

finalists
Bikers Boulevard
Scooterz NC
Triangle Cycles

Place to buy a sleeping bag

REI
Various locations
www.rei.com

finalists
Dick's Sporting Goods
Great Outdoor Provision Company
Townsend Bertram & Company

Place to buy candy

A Southern Season
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill
919-929-7133, www.southernseason.com

finalists
Escazu Artisan Chocolates
Foster's Market
Parker and Otis

Place to buy erotic gifts

Cherry Pie
1819 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill
919-928-0499, www.cherrypieonline.com

finalists
Adam & Eve
Frisky Business Boutique
Priscilla McCall's

Place to buy last-minute gifts

Cameron's Gallery
201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill
919-942-5554, www.camerons-gallery.com

finalists
Accipiter
Epona & Oak
Morgan Imports
Vaguely Reminiscent

Place to buy musical instruments

High Strung Violins & Guitars
1116 Broad St., Durham
919-286-3801, www.highstrungdurham.com

finalists
Guitar Center
Harry's Guitar Shop
The Music Loft

Place to buy new furniture

Ecko
6740 Fleetwood Dr., Raleigh
919-781-0081, www.eckohome.com

finalists
Ambiente Furniture
Nowell's Furniture
Whitley Furniture Galleries

Retail beer selection

Sam's Quik Shop
1605 Erwin Rd., Durham
919-286-4110, www.samsquikshop.com

finalists
Carrboro Beverage Company
Peace Street Market
Total Wine

Retail cheese selection

Whole Foods Market
Various locations
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

finalists
A Southern Season
Trader Joe's
Weaver Street Market

Salvage/re-use business

The Scrap Exchange
Cordoba Center for the Arts, 923 Franklin St. Bay 1, Durham
919-688-6960, www.scrapexchange.org

finalists
Father & Son Antiques
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
PTA Thrift Shop

Store to buy eyeglasses

Specs Eye Care
701 Ninth St., Durham, 919-286-4426
Renaissance Village Shopping Center, 8202 Renaissance Pkwy., Durham

finalists
20/20 Eyeworks
Eye Care Associates
LensCrafters
Upchurch Optical Center

Video store

Avid Video
1918 Perry St., Durham
919-286-1104

finalists
Blockbuster
GameStop
North American Video

Vintage store

Father & Son Antiques
107 W. Hargett St., Raleigh
919-832-3030, www.swankarama.com

finalists
Beggars & Choosers
Dolly's Vintage
Time After Time Vintage Thrift Shop


Music & Clubs

Bartender in Durham County

Scott, Whiskey
347 W. Main St., Durham
919-682-6191, www.whiskeydurham.com

finalists
Brian, Dain's Place
Kym, The Pinhook
Laurabelle, Watts Grocery

Bartender in Orange/Chatham County

Gary, The Crunkleton
320 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-969-1125, www.thecrunkleton.com

finalists
Drew, The Wooden Nickel
Lee Waters, Orange County Social Club
Richard, Orange County Social Club

Bartender in Wake County

Liz, The Borough
317 W. Morgan St., Raleigh
919-832-8433, www.theboroughraleigh.com

finalists
Bobby, Raleigh Times
Jordan, Fai Thai
Schmitty, The Borough

Blues band

Th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee
www.facebook.com/thbullfrog

finalists
Chicken Fried Blues
Cool John Ferguson
Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos

Club DJ

Wesley Boz
PO Box 58492, Raleigh
919-494-2300, www.musicanddance.com

finalists
DJ Joey, Legends
DJ SPCL GST
Triple B

Dance club

Legends
330 W. Hargett St., Raleigh
919-831-8888, www.legends-club.com

finalists
Carolina Dance Club
Solas
The Pinhook

Dive bar

Slim's Downtown Distillery
227 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh
919-833-6557, www.slimsraleigh.com

finalists
DIVEbar
The Cave
The Green Room

Gay bar

Legends
330 W. Hargett St., Raleigh
919-831-8888, www.legends-club.com

finalists
Flex
The Borough
The Pinhook

Hip-hop act

The Beast
www.thebeastmusic.com

finalists
Inflowential
Juan Huevos
Kooley High

Jazz group

Peter Lamb And The Wolves
www.peterlambandthewolves.com

finalists
Atomic Rhythm All Stars
Brian Horton
The Countdown Quartet

Jukebox

Orange County Social Club
108 E. Main St., Carrboro
919-933-0669, www.orangecountysocialclub.com

finalists
Ba-Da Wings!
Fullsteam Brewery
The Green Room

Karaoke

The Pinhook
117 W. Main St., Durham
919-667-1100, www.thepinhook.com

finalists
Flex
He's Not Here
Napper Tandy's Irish Pub

Lesbian bar

Steel Blue
711 Rigsbee Ave., Durham
919-956-2583, www.clubsteelblue.com

finalists
Legends
The Borough
The Pinhook

Neighborhood bar in Durham County

The Federal
914 W. Main St., Durham
919-680-8611

finalists
City Beverage
Dain's Place
Fullsteam Brewery
The Pinhook

Neighborhood bar in Orange/Chatham County

Orange County Social Club
108 E. Main St., Carrboro
919-933-0669, www.orangecountysocialclub.com

finalists
Bowbarr
The Crunkleton
The Wooden Nickel

Neighborhood bar in Wake County

The Borough
317 W. Morgan St., Raleigh
919-832-8433, www.theboroughraleigh.com

finalists
Foundation
Lynnwood Grill
Raleigh Times

Open mic

Amplified Art
224 E. Martin St., Raleigh
919-745-1238, www.amplifiedgallery.com

finalists
Deep South The Bar
Jack Sprat Cafe
The Broad Street Cafe

Outdoor music venue

Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary
919-462-2052, www.boothamphitheatre.com

finalists
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh Amphitheater
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Place to chill in Durham County

Fullsteam Brewery
726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham
919-682-2337, www.fullsteam.ag

finalists
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
The Federal
The Pinhook

Place to chill in Orange/Chatham County

Weaver Street Market
Various locations
www.weaverstreetmarket.coop

finalists
Johnny's
Orange County Social Club
The Wooden Nickel

Place to chill in Wake County

Benelux Cafe
309 Blake St., Raleigh
919-763-5267, www.beneluxcafe.com

finalists
Ba-Da Wings!
Boylan Bridge Brewpub
The Borough

Place to hear country or bluegrass

The Pour House
224 S. Blount St., Raleigh
919-821-1120, www.the-pour-house.com

finalists
Blue Note Grill
Southland Ballroom
The Carolina Inn

Place to hear hip-hop

Cat's Cradle
300 E. Main St., Carrboro
919-967-9053, www.catscradle.com

finalists
Motorco Music Hall
Southland Ballroom
The Pour House

Place to hear jazz or blues

Beyú Caffé
335 W. Main St., Durham
919-683-1058, www.beyucaffe.com

finalists
Papa Mojo's Roadhouse
The Blue Note Grill
Whiskey

Place to hear rock 'n' roll

Cat's Cradle
300 E. Main St., Carrboro
919-967-9053, www.catscradle.com

finalists
Kings Barcade
Local 506
Motorco Music Hall

Place to salsa dance

Red Room Tapas Lounge
510 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
919-835-1322, www.redroomraleigh.com

finalists
Carmen's Cuban Cafe & Lounge
Cuban Revolution
Spice Street

Place to see music before 10 p.m.

The Broad Street Cafe
1116 Broad St., Durham
919-416-9707, www.thebroadstreetcafe.com

finalists
Cat's Cradle
The Blue Note Grill
The Cave

Place to shoot pool

The Green Room
1108 Broad St., Durham
919-286-2359

finalists
Bailey's Sports Grille
The Speakeasy at Tyler's
Zog's Pool

Rock band

The Old Ceremony
www.theoldceremony.com

finalists
Hammer No More The Fingers
Nick Driver Band
The Love Language

Roots/country band

Chatham County Line
www.chathamcountyline.com

finalists
American Aquarium
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Mandolin Orange

Sports bar

Tobacco Road
222 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 919-832-3688
280 S. Mangum St., Durham, 919-937-9909
www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com

finalists
Carolina Ale House
Wild Wing Cafe
Woody's At City Market

Strip club

Capital Cabaret Gentlemen's Club
6713 Mt. Herman Rd., Raleigh
919-206-4040, www.capitalcabaret.com

finalists
Men's Club
Pure Gold
Teasers Men's Club

Upscale bar

Whiskey
347 W. Main St., Durham
919-682-6191, www.whiskeydurham.com

finalists
Revolution
Solas
The Crunkleton


Out & About

Art gallery

North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh
919-839-6262, www.ncartmuseum.org

finalists
Artspace
FRANK Gallery
Nasher Museum of Art

Bakery

Guglhupf
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
919-401-2600, www.guglhupf.com

finalists
Mad Hatter Bakeshop & Café
Scratch
Sugarland

Barista

Steve, Benelux Café
309 Blake St., Raleigh
919-763-5267, www.beneluxcafe.com

finalists
Casey Porn, Morning Times
Dave Chapman, Bean Traders
Mike, Open Eye Café

Bloody Mary

Raleigh Times
14 E. Hargett St., Raleigh
919-833-0999, www.raleightimesbar.com

finalists
Acme
Motorco Music Hall
NOFO at the Pig

Coffee shop

Cup A Joe
Various locations
www.cupajoe.com

finalists
Bean Traders
Caffé Driade
Open Eye Café

Draft beer selection

Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom
Various locations
www.tylerstaproom.com

finalists
Busy Bee Cafe
Flying Saucer
Milltown

Ethnic market

Grand Asia Market
1253 Buck Jones Rd., Raleigh
919-468-2988, www.grandasiamarket.com

finalists
Around the World Market
Li Ming's Global Market
Neomonde

Live theater company

PlayMakers Repertory Company
250 Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill
919-962-7529, www.playmakersrep.org

finalists
Burning Coal Theatre Company
Manbites Dog Theater
Raleigh Little Theatre

Live theater venue

Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St., Durham
919-688-3722, www.dpacnc.com

finalists
Carolina Theatre of Durham
PlayMakers Repertory Company
Raleigh Little Theatre

Local brewery

Fullsteam Brewery
726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham
919-682-2337, www.fullsteam.ag

finalists
Big Boss Brewing
Carolina Brewery Company
LoneRider Brewing Company

Margarita

Dos Taquitos Centro
106 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh
919-835-3593, www.dostaquitoscentro.com

finalists
Dos Perros
El Rodeo
Margaret's Cantina

Martini selection

Sullivan's Steakhouse
414 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
919-833-2888, www.sullivansteakhouse.com

finalists
Revolution
East End Oyster & Martini Bar
Whiskey

Place for a blind date in Durham County

Watts Grocery
1116 Broad St., Durham
919-416-5040, www.wattsgrocery.com

finalists
Beyú Caffé
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Six Plates Wine Bar

Place for a blind date in Orange/Chatham County

Caffé Driade
1215 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-942-2333, www.caffedriade.com

finalists
Glasshalfull
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Weaver Street Market

Place for a blind date in Wake County

Benelux Café
309 Blake St., Raleigh
919-763-5267, www.beneluxcafe.com

finalists
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh Times
The Borough

Place for a cup of tea

3CUPS
227 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill
919-968-8993, www.3cups.net

finalists
Benelux Café
Caffé Driade
Tin Roof Teas

Place to go bowling

The Alley
2512 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
919-832-3533, www.bowlthealley.com

finalists
AMF Durham Lanes
Mardi Gras Bowling Center
Sparians Bowling Boutique & Bistro

Place to people watch

Weaver Street Market
Various locations
www.weaverstreetmarket.coop

finalists
Crabtree Tavern
North Carolina State Fair
The Streets at Southpoint

Place to see comedy

Goodnight's Comedy Club
861 W. Morgan St., Raleigh
919-828-5233, www.goodnightscomedy.com

finalists
Comedy Worx
DSI Comedy Theater
Durham Performing Arts Center

Place to watch international soccer

Italian Pizzeria III
508 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-968-4671, www.italianpizzeria3.com

finalists
Benelux Café
Bull McCabe's
Hibernian Restaurant & Pub

Place to watch Monday night football

Carolina Ale House
Various locations
www.carolinaalehouse.com

finalists
Ba-Da Wings!
Tobacco Road
Wild Wing Cafe

Place to watch televised ACC basketball in Durham County

Tobacco Road
280 S. Mangum St., Durham
919-937-9909, www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com

finalists
Carolina Ale House
Devil's Pizzeria
Satisfaction

Place to watch televised ACC basketball in Orange/Chatham County

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
100 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-929-8676, www.topofthehillrestaurant.com

finalists
Bailey's Sports Grille
Carolina Brewery
Orange County Social Club

Place to watch televised ACC basketball in Wake County

Tobacco Road
222 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
919-832-3688, www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com

finalists
Ba-Da Wings!
Carolina Ale House
Woody's At City Market

Theater to see a blockbuster movie

Southpoint Cinemas
8030 Renaissance Pkwy., Durham
919-572-9966, www.stonetheatres.com

finalists
Mission Valley Cinema
Regal North Hills Stadium 14
The Lumina Theatre

Theater to see an independent film

Carolina Theatre
309 W. Morgan St., Durham
919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org

finalists
Chelsea Theater
Galaxy Cinema
Rialto Theatre

Trivia night

Bull McCabe's
427 W. Main St., Durham
919-6 82-3061, www.bullmccabesirishpub.com

finalists
Ba-Da Wings!
Flying Saucer
The Pinhook


Services

Acupuncturist

Triangle Acupuncture Clinic
104 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, 919-933-4480
226 Ashville Ave., Cary, 919-854-7311
www.triangleacupunctureclinic.com

finalists
Carmela Mager, Acupuncture Healing Center
Gil Alvarado, The New Live Center
Ginna Browning - The Remedy Clinic

Aesthetic surgeon

Michael Law MD
10941 Raven Ridge Rd., Raleigh
919-256-0900, www.michaellawmd.com

finalists
Aesthetic Solutions
Duke Aesthetic Center
Plastic Surgery Center

Auto repair in Durham County

Wasp Automotive
4906 Meadow Dr., Durham
919-572-2886, www.waspautomotive.com

finalists
Durham Tire & Auto Center
Melton's Service Center
Neal's Garage
Tire King

Auto repair in Orange/Chatham County

Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center
Various locations
www.chapelhilltire.com

finalists
Al's Garage
Auto Logic
Auto Pro to Call

Auto repair shop in Wake County

Creech Import Repair Inc
1818 St. Albans Dr. Suite 106, Raleigh
919-872-1999, www.creechimport.com

finalists
Pinnacle Automotive Service
Tao Auto
Village Motor Werks

Barber shop

The Friendly Barber Shop
108 E. Main St., Carrboro
919-942-6921

finalists
Man-Mur Barber Shop
Mina's Studio
Sport Clips

Bed & breakfast

The King's Daughters Inn
204 N. Buchanan Blvd., Durham
919-354-7000, www.thekingsdaughtersinn.com

finalists
Arrowhead Inn
Cameron Park Inn
The Fearrington House
The Oakwood Inn Bed & Breakfast

Butcher shop

Cliff's Meat Market
100 W. Main St., Carrboro
919-942-2196, www.cliffsmeat.qpg.com

finalists
King's Red & White Super Market
The Meat House
Whole Foods Market

Child care

Little School of Hillsborough
301 College Park Rd., Hillsborough
919-644-1818, www.thelittleschool.net

finalists
Bright Horizons
Triangle SportsPlex
YMCA

Chiropractor

Dr. Chas Gaertner, North Carolina Chiropractic
212 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill
919-929-3552, www.ncchiropractic.net

finalists
Chiropractic Partners
Active Chiropractic
Dr. Stewart Peters

Dance studio

Ninth Street Dance
1920 1/2 Perry St., Durham
919-286-6011, www.ninthstreetdance.com

finalists
Infuzion
Mad About Dance Academy
Stage Door Dance Productions

Day spa

Skin Sense
Various locations
www.skinsense.com

finalists
Bella Trio Day Spa
Mina's Studio
Synergy Day Spa
The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Dental practice in Durham County

Dr. Laura Parra
3400 Croasdaile Dr., Suite 209, Durham
919-383-7020

finalists
Dr. Charles Willis
Dr. Lionel M. Nelson
Dr. Scott Donner

Dental practice in Orange/Chatham County

Kennedy Dental Group
123 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-967-9291, www.kennedydentalgroup.com

finalists
Andrew & Joel Wagoner, DDS
Sunrise Dental
UNC School of Dentistry

Dental practice in Wake County

Adams and Cheek Dentistry
10941 Raven Ridge Rd., Raleigh
919-866-1360, www.raleighncdentistry.com

finalists
Dr. Ben H. Britt, Jr., DDS
Sunrise Dental
Wainright and Wassel, DDS

Dry cleaner

Brothers Cleaners
Various locations
www.brotherscleaners.com

finalists
A Cleaner World
H2Only Cleaners
Medlin-Davis Cleaners
White Star Laundry & Cleaners

Electrician

Bonneville Electric
Carrboro
919-932-6938, www.bonneville-electric.com

finalists
Burt Jennings - ABJ Electrical
Carrington Electric
Jay Hicks - Simply One Solution

Family doctor

Duke University Medical Center
2301 Erwin Rd., Durham
919-684-8111, www.dukehealth.org

finalists
Carrboro Family Medicine
Carrboro Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
UNC Family Medicine

Fitness club in Durham County

YMCA
Various locations
www.ymcatriangle.org

finalists
CrossFit Durham
Fitness World
Infuzion
SYNCStudio

Fitness club in Orange/Chatham County

The UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont
100 Sprunt St., Chapel Hill
919-966-5500, www.uncwellness.com

finalists
CrossFit Local
Kinetix Health Club
YMCA

Fitness club in Wake County

YMCA
Various locations
www.ymcatriangle.org

finalists
Gold's Gym
Lifetime Fitness
O2 Fitness Club
Planet Fitness

Fitness personal trainer

Core Results Inc.
615 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
919-946-1737, www.coreresults.net

finalists
Chad Edwards, CrossFit Local
Christmas Abbott, CrossFit Raleigh
Leigh Ann Yaeger - SYNCStudio

Green architect

PBC & L Architecture
333 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
919-836-9751, www.pbclarchitecture.com

finalists
Alicia Ravetto Architect PA
Ellen Cassilly Architect
Frank Harmon Architect PA
MHA Works Architecture

Hair salon in Durham County

Posh The Salon
610 W. Main St., Durham
919-683-2109, www.poshthesalon.com

finalists
Bella Trio Day Spa
Rock Paper Scissors Salon & Gallery
The Garden Salon
Wavelengths-Aveda

Hair salon in Orange/Chatham County

Syd's Hair Shop
108 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill
919-942-7606, www.sydshairshop.com

finalists
Citrine Salon
Mina's Studio
Moshi Moshi
The Beehive

Hair salon in Wake County

Blo Salon
8451 Brier Creek Pkwy., Raleigh
919-484-8600, www.justblo.com

finalists
Atomic Salon
David Wade Salon
Marigold Parlour
Salon Blu

Home remodeling company

Dirt Road Designs
894 Old Stonehouse Rd., Chapel Hill
919-357-7603, www.dirtroaddesigns.com

finalists
Acanthus Construction
Alphin Design Build
Custom Carpentry Group

Hotel in Durham County

Washington Duke Inn
3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham
919-490-0999, www.washingtondukeinn.com

finalists
Hotel Indigo
Marriott - Durham City Center
The King's Daughters Inn

Hotel in Orange/Chatham County

The Franklin Hotel
311 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-442-9000, www.franklinhotelnc.com

finalists
The Aloft
Carolina Inn
The Siena Hotel

Hotel in Wake County

The Umstead Hotel & Spa
100 Woodland Pond Dr., Cary
919-447-4000, www.theumstead.com

finalists
Embassy Suites
Marriott
The Renaissance Hotel

House-cleaning services

Triangle Green Cleaning
3749 Benson Dr., Raleigh
919-801-8588, www.trianglegreencleaning.com

finalists
Carpe Diem Cleaning
Mariana's House Cleaning Service
Molly Maid

HVAC company

ARS/Rescue Rooter
517 Pylon Dr., Raleigh, 919-828-7746
5200 Old Chapel HIll Rd., Durham, 919-762-7752
www.ars.com

finalists
Boer Brothers Heating & Cooling
Comfort Engineers
Thermo Dynamics
Yellow Dot Heating & Air Conditioning

Landscape company

Bountiful Backyards
919-619-9862
www.bountifulbackyards.com

finalists
6th Element Landscaping, LLC
Myatt Landscaping Concepts
TROSA Lawn Care

Local pet specialty store

Phydeaux
400-S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill, 919-960-3606
10 W. Franklin St., Raleigh, 919-833-9216
www.phydeauxpets.com

finalists
Barnes Supply Co.
Gourmutt's Bakery
La Di Dogs
Unleashed - The Dog & Cat Store

Local pharmacy

Sutton's Drug Store
159 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-942-5161

finalists
Carrboro Family Pharmacy
Hayes-Barton Pharmacy
Person Street Pharmacy

Local place to order promo items/tchotchkes

Ad Spice
717 Broad St., Durham
919-286-7110, www.adspicepromo.com

finalists
Brand Fuel Promotions
Deep South Promo & Apparel
The Merch

Nail salon

Mina's Studio
400 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill
919-968-8548, www.minasstudio.com

finalists
Lee Spa Nails
Posh The Salon
Tips 2 Toes

Optometry practice

Eye Care Associates
Various locations
www.eyecareassociatesnc.com

finalists
Academy Eye Associates
Carrboro Family Vision
Chapel Hill Eyecare

Pet-sitting service

All Breed Care
Raleigh
919-845-4553, www.allbreedcare.com

finalists
Bull City Pet Sitting
Cindy's Pet Services
Peak City Puppy

Pilates studio

InsideOut Body Therapies
5720 Fayetteville Rd., Suite 101, Durham
919-361-0104, www.insideoutbodytherapies.com

finalists
Evolve Movement
NC Pilates
Spira Pilates Studio
Triangle Pilates & Cary Yoga Center

Place for holistic medicine

The Wellness Alliance
301 W. Weaver St., Carrboro
919-932-6262, www.thewellnessalliance.com

finalists
Duke Integrative Medicine
Oriental Health Solutions
Remedy Clinic

Place to board your pet

Camp Bow-Wow
Various locations
www.campbowwowusa.com

finalists
Doggie Spa & Day Care
Suite Paws Pet Resort and Spa
Sunny Acres Pet Resort

Place to entertain kids

North Carolina Museum of Life & Science
433 Murray Ave., Durham
919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org

finalists
Frankie's Fun Park
Kidzu Children's Museum
Marbles Kids Museum
Monkey Joe's

Place to get pierced

Blue Flame Tattoo
710 W. Peace St., Raleigh
919-755-3355, www.blueflametattoo.com

finalists
Dogstar Tattoo
Glenn's Tattoo Service
pro•gress Body Piercing

Place to pamper your pet

Unleashed The Dog & Cat Store
Lake Boone Shopping Center, 2460 Wycliff Rd., Raleigh, 919-858-6460
Stonehenge Market, 7414 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, 919-521-4963
unleashedmutt.com

finalists
Doggie Spa & Daycare
Gourmutt's Bakery
Phydeaux
You Lucky Dog!

Plumbing company

Sparrow & Sons Plumbing & Heating
305 W. Weaver St., Carrboro
919-942-5171, www.sparrowplumbingnc.com

finalists
ARS/Rescue Rooter
Brown Brothers Plumbing & Heating
Carrboro Plumbing, Inc.
Cary Plumbing Co.

Real estate agency

Urban Durham Realty
401 Foster St., Durham
919-237-3701, www.urbandurhamrealty.com

finalists
Allen Tate Realty
Fonville Morisey Realty
Golden Realty & Management
RE/MAX

Roofing company

Baker Roofing Company
517 Mercury St., Raleigh
919-828-2975, www.bakerroofing.com

finalists
Pickard Roofing Company Inc.
Roofcrafters
Walker Brown Roofing

Summer camp

YMCA
Various locations
www.ymcatriangle.org

finalists
Camp Kanata
Camp Riverlea
Carolina Friends School
Triangle SportsPlex

Tailor shop

Lee's Tailors
5535 Western Blvd., Raleigh
919-233-0708, www.leetailorshop.com

finalists
Duke's Tailor
Oriental Tailoring
Triangle Tailors
Wang's Tailor Shop

Tattoo studio

Blue Flame Tattoo
710 W. Peace St., Raleigh
919-755-3355, www.blueflametattoo.com

finalists
Dogstar Tattoo
Phoenix Tattoo Studio
Warlock's Tattoos

Therapist

Whitney Johnson LPC
8360 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh
919-607-0256, www.whitneyjohnsonlpc.com

finalists
Abby Nardo, Downtown Psychology
Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare
Main Street Clinical Associates

Veggie-powered commercial vehicle

Larry's Beans
1507 Gavin St., Raleigh
919-828-1234, www.larrysbeans.com

finalists
Ninth Street Bakery
Piedmont Biofuels
Quick Moves Moving Company

Veterinarian practice

Triangle Veterinary Hospital
3301 Old Chapel Hill Rd., Durham
919-489-2391, www.trianglevet.com

finalists
CareFirst Animal Hospitals
Carrboro Plaza Veterinary Clinic
The Animal Hospital

Yoga studio

Franklin Street Yoga
143 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-929-0414, www.franklinstyoga.com

finalists
Carrboro Yoga Company
SYNCStudio
Triangle Yoga
Arrichion


Wine & Dine

African

Mawa's Taste of Africa
152 Morrisville Square Way, Morrisville
919-321-8360, www.mawa-nc.com

finalists
Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
Queen of Sheba

Appetizer

Lantern
423 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-969-8846, www.lanternrestaurant.com

finalists
Sono
The Borough
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Bagel

Bruegger's
Various locations
www.brueggers.com

finalists
Alpine Bagel Co.
New York Bagel & Deli
Panera Bread

Bang for your buck restaurant

Cosmic Cantina
1920 Perry St., Durham, 919-286-1875
128 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 919-960-3955

finalists
Chubby's Tacos
Elmo's Diner
Mediterranean Deli

Bar food

The Federal
914 W. Main St., Durham
919-680-8611

finalists
Raleigh Times
The Borough
Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom

Barbecue

The Pit
328 W. Davie St., Raleigh
919-890-4500, www.thepit-raleigh.com

finalists
Allen and Son
The Original Q-Shack
The Pig

Birthday cake

Sugarland
140 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-929-2100, www.sugarlandchapelhill.com

finalists
Mad Hatter Bakeshop & Cafe
Once in a Blue Moon Bakery & Café
Whole Foods Market

Breakfast

Elmo's Diner
776 Ninth St., Durham, 919-416-3823
Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, 919-929-2909
elmosdiner.com

finalists
Brigs Restaurants
The Flying Biscuit
Ye Olde Waffle Shop

Burger in Durham County

Only Burger
Hope Valley Square, 3710 Shanon Rd, Durham
919-937-9377, www.durhamcatering.com/onlyburger

finalists
Dain's Place
Five Guys
The Federal

Burger in Orange/Chatham County

Buns
107 N. Columbia St., Chapel Hill
919-240-4746, www.bunsofchapelhill.com

finalists
Acme
Five Guys
Sandwhich

Burger in Wake County

Char-Grill
Various locations
www.chargrillusa.com

finalists
Five Guys
Raleigh Times
Tribeca Tavern

Burrito

Carrburritos
711 W. Rosemary St., Carrboro
919-933-8226, www.carrburritos.com

finalists
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chubby's Tacos
Cosmic Cantina

Business lunch

Toast
345 W. Main St., Durham
919-683-2183, www.toast-fivepoints.com

finalists
Mez
Sitti
Watts Grocery

Caribbean

Jamaica Jamaica
4853 NC Hwy. 55, Durham
919-544-1532

finalists
Bahama Breeze
Carmen's Cuban Cafe & Lounge
Havana Grill

Catering

Mediterranean Deli
410 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-967-2666, www.mediterraneandeli.com

finalists
Catering Works
Durham Catering Co.
Green Planet Catering

Chef in Durham County

Amy Tornquist, Watts Grocery
1116 Broad St., Durham
919-416-5040, www.wattsgrocery.com

finalists
Ben & Karen Barker, Magnolia Grill
Scott Howell, Nana's
Shane Ingram, Four Square

Chef in Orange/Chatham County

Andrea Reusing, Lantern
423 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-969-8846, www.lanternrestaurant.com

finalists
Aaron Vandemark, Panciuto
Bill Smith, Crook's Corner
Vimala Rajendran, Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Chef in Wake County

Ashley Christensen, Poole's Diner
426 S. McDowell St., Raleigh
919-832-4477, www.poolesdowntowndiner.com

finalists
Jason Smith, 18 Seaboard
John Toler, Bloomsbury Bistro
Michael Lee, SONO

Chinese

Five Star
511 W. Hargett St., Raleigh
919-833-3311, www.heatseekershrimp.com

finalists
Gourmet Kingdom
Neo-Asia
Red Dragon

Chocolate confection

Escazu Artisan Chocolates
936 N. Blount St., Raleigh
919-832-3433, www.escazuchocolates.com

finalists
Dolly Mama Handmade Chocolates
Scratch
Sugarland
The Chocolate Door

Comfort food

Mama Dip's
408 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill
919-942-5837, www.mamadips.com

finalists
Crook's Corner
Elmo's Diner
The Pit

Deli

Neal's Deli
100 E. Main St., Carrboro
919-967-2185, www.nealsdeli.com

finalists
Jason's Deli
Mediterranean Deli
Village Deli & Grill

Desserts

Sugarland
140 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-929-2100, www.sugarlandchapelhill.com

finalists
Guglhupf
Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery
Scratch

Dumplings

David's Dumpling & Noodle Bar
1900 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
919-239-4536, www.ddandnb.com

finalists
Five Star
Lantern
Mama Dip's

Food truck

Only Burger
919-724-1622
www.durhamcatering.com/onlyburger

finalists
Bulkogi
Klausie's Pizza
KoKyu

French

Vin Rouge
2010 Hillsborough Rd., Durham
919-416-0466, www.vinrougerestaurant.com

finalists
Coquette Brasserie
Rue Cler
Saint-Jacques

Fries

Five Guys
Various locations
www.fiveguys.com

finalists
Buns
The Federal
Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom

Greek

Spartacus
4139 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
919-489-2848, www.spartacusrestaurant.com

finalists
Greek Fiesta
Mediterranean Deli
Taverna Agora

Guacamole

Dos Perros
200 N. Mangum St., Durham
919-956-2750, www.dosperrosrestaurant.com

finalists
Carrburritos
Cosmic Cantina
Dos Taquitos Centro

Hot dog

Snoopy's Hot Dogs & More
Various locations
www.snoopys.com

finalists
Neal's Deli
The Dog House
The Roast Grill

Ice cream

Maple View
Various locations
www.mapleviewfarm.com

finalists
Cold Stone Creamery
Goodberry's
Locopops
Sugarland

Indian

Sitar Indian Cuisine
3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
919-490-1326, www.sitar-indiancuisine.com

finalists
Mint
Saffron
Vimala's Curryblossom Café

Innovative menu

bu•ku
110 E. Davie St., Raleigh
919-834-6963, www.bukuraleigh.com

finalists
Lantern
Poole's Diner
Revolution

Irish pub

Tir na nOg
218 S. Blount St., Raleigh
919-833-7795, www.tirnanogirishpub.com

finalists
Bull McCabe's
Hibernian Restaurant & Pub
James Joyce

Italian

Bella Monica
3121 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh
919-881-9778, www.bellamonica.com

finalists
411 West
Pop's
Vic's

Japanese

Kanki
Various locations
www.kanki.com

finalists
Akai Hana
Sono
Waraji

Kid-friendly restaurant

Elmo's Diner
776 Ninth St., Durham, 919-416-3823
Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, 919-929-2909
www.elmosdiner.com

finalists
Blue Corn Cafe
Nosh
Red Robin

Late-night munchies

Cosmic Cantina
1920 Perry St., Durham, 919-286-1875
128 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 919-960-3955

finalists
Cook Out
The Diner
Time Out

Local pizza

Lilly's Pizza
1813 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
919-833-0226, www.lillyspizza.com

finalists
Mellow Mushroom
Pepper's Pizza
Randy's Pizza

Mexican/Latin American in Durham County

Dos Perros
200 N. Mangum St., Durham
919-956-2750, www.dosperrosrestaurant.com

finalists
Blue Corn Cafe
Chubby's Tacos
Torero's

Mexican/Latin American in Orange/Chatham County

Fiesta Grill
3307 NC Hwy. 54 W., Chapel Hill
919-928-9002, www.fiestagrill.us

finalists
Bandido's
Carrburritos
Margaret's Cantina

Mexican/Latin American in Wake County

Dos Taquitos
5629 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh
919-787-3373, www.dostaquitosnc.com

finalists
Chubby's Tacos
El Rodeo
Torero's

Middle Eastern

Neomonde
3817 Beryl Rd., Raleigh, 919-828-1628
10235 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville, 919-466-8100
www.neomonde.com

finalists
International Delights
Mediterranean Deli
Sitti

New restaurant in Durham County

Scratch
111 Orange St., Durham
919-956-5200, www.piefantasy.com

finalists
Bull City Burger and Brewery
Dame's Chicken & Waffles
Only Burger

New restaurant in Orange/Chatham County

Vimala's Curryblossom Café
431 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-929-3833, www.curryblossom.com

finalists
Kitchen
ONE Restaurant
The Pig

New restaurant in Wake County

Capital Club 16
16 W. Martin St., Raleigh
919-747-9345, www.capitalclub16.com

finalists
Benelux Cafe
David's Dumpling & Noodle Bar
Market Restaurant

Outdoor dining in Durham County

Guglhupf
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
919-401-2600, www.guglhupf.com

finalists
Alivia's Durham Bistro
The Federal
Vin Rouge

Outdoor dining in Orange/Chatham County

Crook's Corner
610 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-929-7643, www.crookscorner.com

finalists
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Vimala's Curryblossom Café
Weaver Street Market

Outdoor dining in Wake County

Mellow Mushroom
Various locations
www.mellowmushroom.com

finalists
Boylan Bridge Brewpub
Humble Pie
Raleigh Times

Pasta

411 West
411 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-967-2782, www.411west.com

finalists
Bella Monica
Gravy
Pop's

Pie

Scratch
111 Orange St., Durham
919-956-5200, www.piefantasy.com

finalists
PieBird
Sugarland
Weaver Street Market

Risotto

Nana's
2514 University Dr., Durham
919-493-8545, www.nanasdurham.com

finalists
Pop's
The Federal
Vivace

Romantic restaurant

Lantern
423 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-969-8846, www.lanternrestaurant.com

finalists
Second Empire
The Melting Pot
Vin Rouge

Salad

Whole Foods Market
Various locations
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

finalists
Chopped Greens
Panera Bread
Sweet Tomatoes

Sandwich

Sandwhich
407 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-929-2114, www.sandwhich.biz

finalists
Neal's Deli
Panera Bread
Toast

Seafood

Squid's
1201 N. Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill
919-942-8757, www.squidsrestaurant.com

finalists
42nd Street Oyster Bar
blu
Fishmongers

Soups

Toast
345 W. Main St., Durham
919-683-2183, www.toast-fivepoints.com

finalists
Jason's Deli
Panera Bread
Whole Foods Market

Steak

Angus Barn
9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
919-781-2444, www.angusbarn.com

finalists
Bin 54
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Sullivan's Steakhouse

Steak & cheese

Italian Pizzeria III
508 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-968-4671, www.italianpizzeria3.com

finalists
Andy's
Jersey Mike's
Penn Station

Subs

Jersey Mike's
Various locations
www.jerseymikes.com

finalists
Devil's Pizzeria
Jimmy John's
Neal's Deli

Sunday brunch in Durham County

Watts Grocery
1116 Broad St., Durham
919-416-5040, www.wattsgrocery.com

finalists
Guglhupf
Rue Cler
Vin Rouge

Sunday brunch in Orange/Chatham County

Acme
110 E. Main St., Carrboro
919-929-2263, www.acmecarrboro.com

finalists
Crook's Corner
Elmo's Diner
Weathervane

Sunday brunch in Wake County

Poole's Diner
426 S. McDowell St., Raleigh
919-832-4477, www.poolesdowntowndiner.com

finalists
Brigs Restaurants
Humble Pie
NOFO at the Pig

Sushi

Kanki
Various locations
www.kanki.com

finalists
Shiki Sushi
Sono
Sushi Love
Waraji

Taquería

Chubby's Tacos
Various locations
www.chubbystacos.com

finalists
Carrburritos
Dos Taquitos
Los Comales
Taqueria La Vaquita

Thai

Sawasdee
3601 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, 919-878-0049
6204 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 919-781-7599
www.sawasdeeraleigh.com

finalists
Thai Cafe
Thai Palace
Twisted Noodles

Vegetarian friendly in Durham County

Toast
345 W. Main St., Durham
919-683-2183, www.toast-fivepoints.com

finalists
Beyú Caffé
Dos Perros
Saladelia Café
Watts Grocery

Vegetarian friendly in Orange/Chatham County

Sage Café
1129 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill
919-968-9266, www.sagevegcafe.com

finalists
Mediterranean Deli
Spotted Dog
Vimala's Curryblossom Café

Vegetarian friendly in Wake County

The Remedy Diner
137 E. Hargett St., Raleigh
919-835-3553, www.theremedydiner.com

finalists
Irregardless Cafe
Neomonde
The Borough

Vietnamese

Lime and Basil
200 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-967-5055, www.limeandbasil.com

finalists
a-n
Bahn's Cuisine
Dalat

Wait staff in Durham County

Elmo's Diner
776 Ninth St., Durham
919-416-3823, www.elmosdiner.com

finalists
Nana's
Pop's
Vin Rouge
Watts Grocery

Wait staff in Orange/Chatham County

Lantern
423 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-969-8846, www.lanternrestaurant.com

finalists
Acme
Elmo's Diner
Jujube
Vimala's Curryblossom Café

Wait staff in Wake County

The Borough
317 W. Morgan St., Raleigh
919-832-8433, www.theboroughraleigh.com

finalists
Angus Barn
Ba-Da Wings!
Raleigh Times

Wine list

Angus Barn
9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
919-781-2444, www.angusbarn.com

finalists
Glasshalfull
Six Plates Wine Bar
West End Wine Bar

Wings

Ba-Da Wings!
302 E. Main St., Carrboro, 919-960-0656
2161 Avent Ferry Rd., Ste. 100, Raleigh, 919-832-3902
www.badawings.com

finalists
Buffalo Wild Wings
Hooters
Wild Wing Cafe


Corrections

Best Bartender in Orange/Chatham County (winner): Gary, The Crunkleton. 320 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 919-969-1125, www.thecrunkleton.com. (Both names were misspelled.)

Best Tailor Shop (winner): Lee's Tailors, 5535 Western Blvd., Raleigh, 919-233-0708, www.leetailorshop.com. (The website was incorrect and the address and phone number were omitted.)

Best Upscale Bar (finalist), Best Martini Selection (finalist): Revolution. 107 W. Main St., Durham, 919-956-9999, www.revolutionrestaurant.com. (A different business was incorrectly listed.)

Best Store to Buy Eyeglasses (winner): Specs Eye Care. 701 Ninth St., Durham, 919-286-4426 & Renaissance Village Shopping Center, 8202 Renaissance Pkwy., Durham. (The Streets at Southpoint Specs location is moving to Renaissance Village Shopping Center; the store should be open the beginning of July.)

Best Rock Band (finalist): Nick Driver Band. www.nickdrivermusic.com, driveaway1@live.com. (The name was misspelled.)

Best Jazz Group (finalist): Atomic Rhythm All Stars. The band can be found at www.atomicrhythmbigband.com and their contact email is george@atomicrhythmbigband.com. (The name was incorrect.)
  • Congrats to this year's winners and finalists!

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Happy to see some of the same reliably bad food is top rated by Indy readers.
Means the really good …

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NYCFoodie, I completely agree. Though I will say compared to 10 years ago there are A LOT less chain restaurants …

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