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Congratulations to this year's winners and finalists! And thank you to everyone who voted in this year's poll.

Best of the Triangle 2012: Readers' Choice poll winners and finalists 

Congratulations 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 for assisting with this project:
David Lorimer—Project Manager
Gabby Austin
Yolanda Carrington
Hooman Foroudastan
Nikira Gilmore
Jesselyn Gulla
Tim Matthews
Lara Wehbie


Join BestOfMan and this year's winners and finalists at the Best of the Triangle party this Saturday, June 9, 4-11 p.m., at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham!


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Media

College radio station

WKNC 88.1 FM
wknc.org

finalists

WNCU 90.7 FM
WSHA 88.9 FM
WXDU 88.7 FM
WXYC 89.3 FM

Commercial radio station

G105 FM
919-878-1500
www.g105.com

finalists

100.7 FM The River
Radio 96.1 FM
WQDR 94.7 FM

Local blog

New Raleigh
www.newraleigh.com

finalists

Carpe Durham
Goodnight, Raleigh!
OrangePolitics

Local radio show

Bob and The Showgram
www.g105.com/pages/showgram.html

finalists

Mystery Roach (WKNC)
The State of Things (WUNC)
The Story with Dick Gordon (WUNC)

Local television personality

Greg Fishel
www.wral.com

finalists

Bill Leslie
David Crabtree
Penn Holderness

Nonprofit radio station

WUNC 91.5 FM
wunc.org

finalists

WCOM 103.5 FM
WCPE 89.7 FM
WKNC 88.1 FM

Radio DJ

Bob Dumas
www.g105.com/pages/showgram.html

finalists

Damian Maddalena (La Barba Rossa), 88.1 FM
Mike Morse, 105.1 FM
Kitty Kinnin, 100.7 FM

Goods

Antique store

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

finalists

Everything But Grannies Panties
Hunt & Gather
Whitehall at the Villa Antiques

Bead store

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

finalists

Rare Earth Beads
The Bead Store

Bike shop

The Bicycle Chain
Various locations
thebicyclechain.com

finalists

All-Star Bike Shop
Back Alley Bikes
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

CD/record store

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

finalists

All Day Records
Bull City Records
CD Alley
Offbeat Music

Children's clothing store

The Red Hen
University Mall, 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill
919-942-4420
theredhen.com

finalists

Babiology
Glee Kids
Kid to Kid

Children's toy store

The Children's Store
243 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill
919-942-8027
www.thechildrensstoreinc.com

finalists

Ali Cat
Learning Express
The Play House

Comic book store

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

finalists

Capital Comics
Sci Fi Genre Comics and Games
Ultimate Comics

Consignment shop

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

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

Craft or gift shop

Womancraft
The Shops at Eastgate, 1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-929-8362
womancraftgifts.com

finalists

Cameron's
Ornamentea
Zola Craft Gallery

Dancewear

Relevé Dancewear
280 Meeting St, Suite 105, Cary
919-854-4442
www.relevedancewear.com

finalists

Dance Design
Footlights
Frisky Business Boutique

Environmentally friendly store

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

finalists

Common Ground
The Scrap Exchange
Vert & Vogue
Whole Foods Market

Fair trade store

Ten Thousand Villages
435 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh
919-821-1100
raleigh.tenthousandvillages.com
Eastgate Shopping Center, 1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-929-8022
chapelhill.tenthousandvillages.com

finalists

One World Market
Twig
Whole Foods Market

Florist

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

finalists

Chapel Hill Florist
Ninth Street Flowers
University Florist & Gift Shop

Garden store

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

finalists

Fifth Season Gardening Company
Southern States
Stone Brothers & Byrd

Jewelry store in Durham County

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

finalists

Atelier N
Hamilton Hill Jewelry
Light Years Jewelry

Jewelry store in Orange/Chatham County

Grimball Jewelers
79 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill
919-929-2580
www.grimballjewelers.com

finalists

Goldworks Fine Jewelry
Light Years Jewelry
William Travis Jewelry

Jewelry store in Wake County

Bailey's
415 Daniels St, Raleigh
919-829-7337
www.baileybox.com

finalists

Diamonds Direct Crabtree
Epona & Oak
Ora Designers/Fine Jewelers

Local beer

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

finalists

Big Boss - Bad Penny
Carolina Brewery
Lonerider Brewing Company

Local bookstore

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

finalists

Flyleaf Books
Nice Price Books and Records
Quail Ridge Books and Music

Local cheese producer

Chapel Hill Creamery
615 Chapel Hill Creamery Rd, Chapel Hill
919-967-3757
www.chapelhillcreamery.com

finalists

Celebrity Dairy
Elodie Farms
Hillsborough Cheese Company

Local fabric or yarn store

Cozy
770 Ninth St, Durham
919-286-3400
www.cozyon9th.com

finalists

Hillsborough Yarn Shop
Mulberry Silks & Fine Fabrics
Thimble Pleasures

Local hardware store in Durham County

Triangle Pharmacy Ace Hardware
Woodcroft Shopping Center, 4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham
919-493-5722
1700 E NC Hwy 54, Durham
919-544-1711
www.acehardware.com

finalists

Barnes Supply
Public Hardware
Town & Country Hardware

Local hardware store in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Brown's Paint & Hardware
Dual Supply
Town & Country Hardware

Local hardware store in Wake County

Seaboard ACE Hardware
802 Semart Dr, Raleigh
919-834-8600
www.seaboardace.com

finalists

Briggs Hardware
Burke Brothers
Stephens Ace Hardware

Local moving company

TROSA
1820 James St, Durham
919-419-1059
www.trosainc.org

finalists

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

Local store to buy lingerie

Frisky Business Boutique
1720 New Raleigh Hwy, Durham
919-957-4441
www.friskystore.com

finalists

Adam & Eve
Cherry Pie
Priscilla McCall's

Local wine store

Wine Authorities
2501 University Dr, Suite 6A, Durham
919-489-2884
wineauthorities.com

finalists

Raleigh Wine Shop
Seaboard Wine
Total Wine

Local women's boutique

Vert & Vogue
Brightleaf Square, 905 W Main St, Suite 24-B, Durham
919-251-8537
www.vertandvogue.com

finalists

Bevello
Magpie Boutique
Uniquities
Vestique

Men's clothing

Vert & Vogue
Brightleaf Square, 905 W Main St, Suite 24-B, Durham
919-251-8537
www.vertandvogue.com

finalists

Belk
Men's Wearhouse
Nordstrom

New business

Tasty Beverage Company
327 W Davie St, Suite 106, Raleigh
919-828-2789
tastybeverageco.com

finalists

Jubala Village Coffee
Raleigh Wine Shop
Reliable Cheese Company

Outdoor outfitter

REI
6911 Fayetteville Rd, Durham
919-806-3442
1751 Walnut St, Cary
919-460-9995
4291 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh
919-571-5031
www.rei.com

finalists

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

Place for kick-ass shoes

DSW
3615 Witherspoon Blvd, Durham
919-493-9280
427 Crossroads Blvd, Cary
919-858-8850
3604 Sumner Blvd, Raleigh
919-792-0710
www.dsw.com

finalists

Fleet Feet Sports
Monkee's, LLC
Nordstrom
Vert & Vogue

Place to buy a new vehicle

Chris Leith
10956 Star Rd, Wake Forest
888-482-6559
www.chrisleithkia.com
10936 Star Rd, Wake Forest
888- 435-9618
www.chrisleithdodge.com
chrisleith.com

finalists

Crossroads
Fred Anderson Toyota and Scion
Johnson Automotive
Performance Automall

Place to buy a pre-owned vehicle

CarMax
8520 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-325-2273
www.carmax.com

finalists

Johnson Automotive
Leith Used Cars and Preowned Vehicles
Triangle Imports

Place to buy a scooter

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

finalists

Scooterz NC
Triangle Cycles

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
6311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-803-6392
www.cherrypieonline.com

finalists

Adam & Eve
Frisky Business Boutique
Priscilla McCall's

Place to buy last-minute gifts

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

finalists

Accipiter
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
Marsh Woodwinds
The Music Loft

Place to buy new furniture

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

finalists

Ambiente Furniture
Hill Country Woodworks
Nowell's Contemporary Furniture

Place to rent DVDs or video games

Redbox
www.redbox.com

finalists

Avid Video
Blockbuster
North American Video

Retail beer selection

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

finalists

Carrboro Beverage Company
Tasty Beverage Company
Total Wine

Retail cheese selection

Whole Foods Market
Various locations
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

finalists

A Southern Season
Reliable Cheese Company
Weaver Street Market

Salvage/re-use business

The Scrap Exchange
923 Franklin St, Bay 1, Durham
919-688-6960
www.scrapexchange.org

finalists

Cause for Paws
Goodwill
Habitat for Humanity
PTA Thrift Shop

Store to buy eye glasses

Specs
8202 Renaissance Pkwy, Suite 105, Durham
919-572-1200
www.specsnc.com

finalists

Carrboro Family Vision
Eye Care Associates
Upchurch Optical

Vintage store

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

finalists

Dolly's Vintage
Everything But Grannies Panties
Time After Time

Music & Clubs

Bartender in Durham County

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

finalists

Ben Fletcher, Surf Club
Dain Phelan and Keith Pardue, Dain's Place
Laurabelle Sacrinity, Watts Grocery
Tracy Hancock, Bull McCabe's

Bartender in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Drew Bryant, The Wooden Nickel
James Brown, Zog's
Lee Waters, Orange County Social Club

Bartender in Wake County

Liz Masnik, The Borough
317 W Morgan St, Suite 117, Raleigh
919-832-8433
www.theboroughraleigh.com

finalists

Cameron Pittman, Deep South
Mark Connor, Slim's Downtown
Steven Relay, O'Malley's Irish Pub

Blues artist or band

th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee
www.willardmcghee.com

finalists

Chicken Fried Blues
John Dee Holeman
Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos

Club DJ

DJ Triple B (Blake Burney)
djtripleb.com

finalists

David Howell
DJ Awsum (Doreen Kuenzler)
DJ Maydnew
DJ SPCL GST
Wesley Boz

Dance club

Solas
419 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-755-0755
solasraleigh.com

finalists

Legends Nightclub
Neptunes Parlour
The Pinhook

Dive bar

DIVEbar Raleigh
3 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-832-9363
www.divebarraleigh.com

finalists

Slim's Downtown
The Cave
The Pinhook

Gay bar

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

finalists

Flex Nightclub
The Bar Durham
The Borough

Hip-hop artist or band

The Beast
www.thebeastmusic.com

finalists

Juan Huevos
Kooley High
LiLa

Jazz artist or band

Peter Lamb and The Wolves
peterlambandthewolves.com

finalists

Al Strong
Atomic Rhythm All-Stars
Brian Horton Trio
John Brown Quartet
Mint Julep Jazz Band

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
thepinhook.com

finalists

Flex Nightclub
Napper Tandy's Irish Pub
O'Malley's Pub & Restaurant

Lesbian bar

The Bar Durham
711 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
919-956-2929
thebardurham.com

finalists

Legends Nightclub
The Borough
The Pinhook

Neighborhood bar in Durham County

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

finalists

Bull McCabe's
The Federal
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 Station
Wooden Nickel

Neighborhood bar in Wake County

The Borough
317 W Morgan St, Suite 117, Raleigh
919-832-8433
www.theboroughraleigh.com

finalists

Foundation
The Point Restaurant and Bar
The Raleigh Times Bar

Open mic

Deep South
430 S Dawson St, Raleigh
919-833-1255
deepsouththebar.com

finalists

Amplified Art
Broad Street Cafe
The Station

Outdoor music venue

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

finalists

American Tobacco
NC Museum of Art
Raleigh Amphitheater

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
101 E Weaver St, Carrboro
919-929-0010
716 Market St, Chapel Hill
919-929-2009
228 S Churton St, Hillsborough
919-245-5050
www.weaverstreetmarket.coop

finalists

Open Eye Cafe
Orange County Social Club
The Station

Place to chill in Wake County

Ba-Da Wings
2161 Avent Ferry Rd, Suite 100, Raleigh
919-832-3902
www.badawings.com

finalists

Benelux Café
Café Helios
The Raleigh Times Bar

Place to hear blues

The Blue Note Grill
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Boulevard Plaza Shopping Center, Durham
919-401-1979
www.thebluenotegrill.com

finalists

Broad Street Cafe
Kings Barcade
Papa Mojo's Roadhouse

Place to hear country or bluegrass

The Blue Note Grill
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Boulevard Plaza Shopping Center, Durham
919-401-1979
www.thebluenotegrill.com

finalists

Broad Street Cafe
Haw River Ballroom
The Pour House

Place to hear hip-hop

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

finalists

Black Flower
Kings Barcade
Motorco Music Hall
Shakedown Street
The Pour House

Place to hear jazz

Beyu Caffe
335 W Main St, Durham
919-683-1058
beyucaffe.com

finalists

Broad Street Cafe
The Blue Note Grill
Whiskey

Place to hear rock 'n' roll

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

finalists

Kings Barcade
Lincoln Theatre
Local 506
Motorco Music Hall
The Pour House

Place to salsa dance

Cuban Revolution
318 Blackwell St, Durham
919-687-4300
thecubanrevolution.com

finalists

Cantina South
Carmen's Cuban Café
Havana Grill

Place to see music before 10 p.m.

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

finalists

Cat's Cradle
Motorco Music Hall
The Blue Note Grill
The Cave

Place to shoot pool

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

finalists

Snooker's Billiards
Speakeasy
Zog's

Rock band artist or band

Nick Driver
www.nickdrivermusic.com

finalists

Blood Red River
Old Ceremony
The Love Language

Roots/country artist or band

Chatham County Line
www.chathamcountyline.com

Mandolin Orange
www.mandolinorange.com

finalists

American Aquarium
Mount Moriah
Th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee

Sports bar

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

finalists

Ba-Da Wings
Carolina Ale House
Satisfaction Restaurant & Bar
Woody's @ City Market

Strip club

Pure Gold
301 Harrison Ave, Cary
919-469-9305
www.puregoldclubs.com

finalists

Capital Cabaret
Teasers Men Club
The Men's Club

Upscale bar

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

finalists

Fox Liquor Bar
Solas
The Crunkleton

Out & About

Art gallery

FRANK Gallery
109 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-636-4135
www.frankisart.com

finalists

Amplified Art
Artspace
Flanders Gallery
Lump Gallery

Bakery

Guglhupf
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite 1, Durham
919-401-2600
www.guglhupf.com

finalists

La Farm
Madhatter Bakeshop & Café
Sugarland

Barista

Dave Chapman, Bean Traders
105 W NC Hwy 54, Durham
919-484-2499
116 W Barbee Chapel Rd, Chapel Hill
919-968-9292
714 Ninth St, Durham
919-286-6087
www.beantraderscoffee.com

finalists

Andrew Cash, Jubala Village Coffee
Casey Porn, Morning Times
Regina Hopkins, Crema Coffee Roaster
Steve Halaszi, Benelux Café

Bloody Mary

Motorco
723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
motorcomusic.com

finalists

Acme
NOFO
The Raleigh Times Bar

Draft beer selection

Tyler's Taproom
Various locations
www.tylerstaproom.com

finalists

Busy Bee Café
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Milltown

Ethnic market

Li Ming's Global Mart
3400 Westgate Dr, Durham
919-401-5212

finalists

Around the World Market
Grand Asia Market
Neomonde

Live theater company

PlayMakers
CB 3235, Center For Dramatic Art, Chapel Hill
919-962-7529
www.playmakersrep.org

finalists

Burning Coal Theatre Company
Manbites Dog Theater
North Carolina Theatre
Papperhand Puppet Intervention

Live theater venue

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

finalists

Carolina Theatre
Manbites Dog Theater
PlayMakers

Local brewery

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

finalists

Big Boss Brewing Company
Bull City Burger and Brewery
Carolina Brewery
onerider Brewing Company

Local coffee shop

Open Eye Cafe
101 S Greensboro St, Carrboro
919-968-9410
openeyecafe.com

finalists

Bean Traders
Café Helios
Joe Van Gogh

Margarita

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

finalists

Cantina 18
Dos Taquitos
Jibarra Modern Mexican & Tequila Lounge
Margaret's Cantina

Martini selection

Sullivan's Steakhouse
414 Glenwood Ave, Suite 103, Raleigh
919-833-2888
sullivanssteakhouse.com

finalists

East End Martini Bar
Vita
Whiskey

Museum

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

finalists

Museum of Life and Science
Contemporary Art Museum
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The Nasher Museum of Art

Place for a blind date in Durham County

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
2114 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
919-821-7766
www.hr.duke.edu/dukegardens

finalists

Francesca's Dessert Café
Fullsteam Brewery
Watts Grocery

Place for a blind date in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Lantern
Open Eye Cafe
Orange County Social Club
Southern Rail
Zog's

Place for a blind date in Wake County

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

finalists

Benelux Café
Capital Club 16
Sitti

Place for a cup of tea

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

finalists

Benelux Café
Caffé Driade
Open Eye Cafe

Place to go bowling

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

finalists

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

Place to people watch

Weaver Street Market
101 E Weaver St, Carrboro
919-929-0010
716 Market St, Chapel Hill
919-929-2009
228 S Churton St, Hillsborough
919-245-5050
www.weaverstreetmarket.coop

finalists

N.C. State Fairgrounds
State Farmers' Market
The Raleigh Times Bar
The Streets at Southpoint

Place to see comedy

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

finalists

Carolina Theatre
ComedyWorx
Durham Performing Arts Center
DSI Comedy Theater

Place to watch international soccer

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

finalists

Benelux Café
Bull McCabe's
The London Bridge Pub

Place to watch Monday night football

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

finalists

Ba-Da Wings
Carolina Ale House
Woody's @ City Market

Place to watch televised ACC basketball in Durham County

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

finalists

Carolina Ale House
Champps
Satisfaction Restaurant & Bar

Place to watch televised ACC basketball in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Bailey's Pub & Grille
Carolina Brewery
Top of the Hill

Place to watch televised ACC basketball in Wake County

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

finalists

Ba-Da Wings
Carolina Ale House
Woody's Bar and Grill

Theater to see a blockbuster movie

Southpoint Cinemas
8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham
919-313-6627
www.streetsatsouthpoint.com/movies

finalists

IMAX at Marbles
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
The Rialto
Varsity

Trivia night

Bull McCabe's
427 W Main St, Durham
919-682-3061
bullmccabesirishpub.com

finalists

Ba-Da Wings
The Pinhook
Tomato Jake's

Services

Aesthetic surgeon

Dr. Karl Schwarz, Schwarz Plastic Surgery
8300 Health Park, Suite 205, Raleigh
919-848-2423
www.schwarzps.com

finalists

Aesthetic Solutions
Dr. Michael Law, Bluewater Spa
Dr. Ronald Riefkohl
Dr. J. Charles Finn, Finn Facial Plastics

Auto repair in Durham County

Wasp Auto
4906 Meadow Dr, Durham
919-572-2886
www.waspauto.com

finalists

Massengill's Auto Service
Melton's Service Center
Neal's Garage

Auto repair in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Al's Garage
Auto Logic
Lloyd's Tire & Alignment

Auto repair in Wake County

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

finalists

Mission Valley 66
Pinnacle Automotive Service
TAO Auto

Barber shop

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

finalists

Man-Mur Barber Shop
Professional Barber Shop
The Barbershop

Bed & breakfast

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

finalists

Arrowhead Inn
Fearrington Inn
The Oakwood Inn Bed & Breakfast

Butcher shop

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

finalists

Antonio's Gourmet Market
King's Red & White Super Market
The Meat House

Child care

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

finalists

KIN
Right Time Kids
YMCA

Chiropractor

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

finalists

Back Solutions
Chiropractic Partners
Crabtree Chiropractic Center

Dance studio

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

finalists

Bariskill Dance
Infuzion
Nina's School of Dance

Day spa

The Umstead
5 SAS Campus Dr, Cary
919-447-4000
www.theumstead.com

finalists

Bella Trio Day Spa
Skin Sense
The Retreat

Dental practice in Durham County

Dr. Scott M. Donner, DDS
3719 University Dr, Durham
919-490-3015

finalists

Dr. Lionel M. Nelson, DMD, PA
Jerry H. Teravest, DDS
Laura Parra, DDS, PA
Sunrise Dental

Dental practice in Orange/Chatham County

Dr. Celeste Sloop, DDS
202 Henderson St, Chapel Hill
919-942-3566

finalists

Kennedy Dental Group
Lohman & Sood Dental
Sunrise Dental

Dental practice in Wake County

Woodall & McNeill
2020 Fairview Rd, Raleigh
919-821-2595
woodallmcneilldentist.com

finalists

Beavers Family Dentistry
Dr. Jodi Foy
Gover & Gover
Matthew McNutt, DDS, MS, PA

Dermatologist

Chapel Hill Dermatology
891 Willow Dr, Suite 1,Chapel Hill
919-942-3106
www.chapelhilldermatology.com

finalists

Aesthetic Solutions
Cary Dermatology Center
Central Dermatology Center

Dry cleaner

Medlin-Davis Cleaners
Various locations
www.medlindavis.com

finalists

Brothers Cleaners
Dry Clean Warehouse
H2Only Cleaners

Electrician

Brad Bonneville, Bonneville Electric
210 Maple Ave, Suite B, Carrboro
919-932-6938
bonneville-electric.com

finalists

Adam Carrington, Carrington Electric
ARS/Rescue Rooter
Chesley Campbell, Chesley Electric

Fitness club in Durham County

YMCA
Various locations
www.ymcatriangle.org

finalists

CrossFit Durham
Fitness World
Sync Studio

Fitness club in Orange/Chatham County

O2 Fitness
Various locations
o2fitnessclubs.com

finalists

Kinetix Health Club
UNC Wellness Center
YMCA

Fitness club in Wake County

O2 Fitness
Various locations
o2fitnessclubs.com

finalists

Lifetime Fitness
Planet Fitness
YMCA

Fitness personal trainer

Leigh Ann Yeager
www.leighannyeager.com

finalists

Chad Edwards
FORM Fitness
Ryan White

Green architect

Ellen Cassilly Architect
600 Foster St, Durham
919-530-1149
www.ellencassillyarchitect.com

finalists

Frank Harmon Architect
Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
SfL+a Architects

Hair salon in Durham County

Posh the Salon
610 W Main St, Suite 101, Durham
919-683-2109
www.poshthesalon.com

finalists

Moshi Moshi
Rock Paper Scissors Salon and Gallery
The Garden Salon

Hair salon in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Mina's Studio
Moshi Moshi
The Beehive

Hair salon in Wake County

Marigold Parlour
Seaboard Station, 10 W Franklin St, Raleigh
919-833-0146
marigoldparlour.com

finalists

Atomic Salon
Blo
Salon Blu

Holistic medicine practitioner

Oriental Health Solutions, Ken Morehead
907 Broad St, Durham
919-286-9595
www.orientalhealthsolutions.com

Remedy Clinic
4822 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh
919-788-1568
www.remedyclinic.com

finalists

Dr. Susan DeLaney, The Wellness Alliance
Sonia Rapaport, MD MFA, Haven Medical

Home remodeling company

Custom Carpentry Group
212 Hillsborough Rd, Carrboro
919-929-8482
www.customcarpentrygroup.com

finalists

Acanthus Construction
Connery/Jezierski Inc
Dirt Road Designs, LLC

Hotel in Durham County

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

finalists

Durham Marriott City Center
Hotel Indigo Raleigh Durham Airport at RTP
The King's Daughters Inn

Hotel in Orange/Chatham County

The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill
800-962-8519
www.carolinainn.com

finalists

Fearrington Inn
Franklin Hotel
Siena Hotel

Hotel in Wake County

The Umstead
5 SAS Campus Dr, Cary
919-447-4000
www.theumstead.com

finalists

Embassy Suites
Raleigh Mariott City Center
Renaissance Hotel at North Hills

House painter

CertaPro Painters, Bob Troxler
110 Woodwinds Industrial Ct, Suite F, Cary
919-422-0595
cary-apex.certapro.com

finalists

Airless Paint NC, Inc
Carolina Green Paint Contractors
Gonzalez Painters & Contractors
Hansell Painting Company
Rosa's Painting
Steve Biddy

House-cleaning services

Carpe Diem Cleaning
902 Pearl St, Durham
919-682-5326
www.carpediemcleaning.com

finalists

Molly Maid Professional Cleaning Services
Tangerine Clean
Triangle Green Cleaning

HVAC company

Boer Brothers Heating & Cooling
104-R W NC Hwy 54, Suite 333, Carrboro
919-929-9886
www.boerbrothershvac.com

finalists

ARS/Rescue Rooter
Comfort Engineers
Newcomb and Company

Landscape company

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

finalists

Bland Landscaping Company
New Leaf Landscaping
TROSA

Local nonprofit

TROSA
1820 James St, Durham
919-419-1059
trosainc.org

finalists

Habitat for Humanity
Inter-Faith Council
SEEDS

Local pet specialty store

Phydeaux
400 S Elliott Rd, Suite A1, Chapel Hill
919-960-3606
10 W Franklin St, Raleigh
919-833-9216
phydeauxpets.com

finalists

Barnes Supply
Paws at the Corner
Unleashed

Local pharmacy

Hayes-Barton Pharmacy
2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh
919-832-4641
www.hayesbartonpharmacy.com

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

finalists

Carrboro Family Pharmacy
Health Park Pharmacy

Local place to order promo items/tchotchkes/t-shirts

The Merch
101 Lloyd St, Carrboro
919-933-6037
themerch.net

finalists

Ad Spice
Big Frog
Brand Fuel Promotions

Massage therapist

Michele Cochrane, Vannity Salon
1002 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh
919-896-8731
www.vannitysalon.com

finalists

Blake Moriarty, The Retreat
Cheryl Hynes, Epona & Oak
Ruth Newnam, Carrboro Massage Therapy

Nail salon

Lee Spa Nails
Various locations
www.leespanailsdurham.com
www.leespanails.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Lee-Spa-Nails-Holly-Springs-NC/239472118753

finalists

Allure
Posh the Salon
Queen Nails

Optometry practice

Eye Care Associates
Various locations
www.eyecareassociatesnc.com

finalists

Academy Eye Associates
Carrboro Family Vision
Chapel Hill Eyecare

Pediatrician

Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents
205 Sage Rd, Suite 100, Chapel Hill
919-942-4173
www.chapelhillpeds.com

finalists

Carrboro Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
Duke Children's Primary Care
Durham Pediatrics
Oberlin Road Pediatrics
Raleigh Pediatrics Associates

Pet-sitting service

Bull City Pet Sitting
919-740-7481
bullcitypetsitting.com

finalists

Fetch!
Peak City Puppy
Raleigh Pet Sitters

Pilates studio

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

finalists

East 54
Evolve
NC Pilates
Spira Pilates Studio

Place for acupuncture

Triangle Acupuncture Clinic
104 S Estes Dr, Suite 104, Chapel Hill
919-933-4480
2601 East Lake Dr, Suite 103, Raleigh
919-933-4480
triangleacupunctureclinic.com

finalists

Acupuncture Healing Center
Essential Wellness
Oriental Health Solutions

Place for holistic medicine

Duke Integrative Medicine
Duke Center for Living Campus, 3475 Erwin Rd, Durham
919-660-6826
www.dukeintegrativemedicine.org

finalists

Bloom Integrative Health
Chapel Hill Doctors Integrative Health Care
The New Life Center

Place for music instruction (or music instructor)

Infuzion
3400 Westgate Dr, Suite A8, Durham
919-402-9449
www.getinfuzed.com

finalists

Craig Hilton
Harry's Guitar Shop
High Strung Violins & Guitars

Place to board your pet

Doggie Spa & Day Care
1101 Dawson Rd, Chapel Hill
919-932-4738
www.doggiespa.com

finalists

Camp Bow Wow
Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa
Sunny Acres Pet Resort

Place to entertain kids

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

finalists

Frankie's Fun Park
Marbles Kids Museum
Pullen Park

Place to get pierced

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

finalists

Dogstar Tattoo
Glenn's Tattoo Service Inc
Warlock's Tattoo & Body Piercing

Place to get your pet groomed

Beth's Barks N Bubbles
4810 Hope Valley Rd, Suite 110, Durham
919-237-2557
www.bethsbarksnbubbles.com

finalists

Hair of the Dog
Love Overboard Kennels & Grooming
Pampered
Unleashed

Plumbing company

Carrboro Plumbing, Inc
919-265-4026
www.carrboroplumbing.com

finalists

ARS/Rescue Rooter
Brown Brothers Plumbing & Heating
Sparrow & Sons Plumbing and Heating

Primary care practitioner

Duke Healthcare
Various locations
www.dukehealth.org

finalists

Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine
Carrboro Family Medicine
Triangle Family Practice
UNC Healthcare

Real estate agency

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

finalists

Coldwell Banker Advantage
Fonville Morisey Realty
Weaver Street Realty

Roofing company

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

finalists

Joe Ray's
Pickard Roofing Company Inc
Walker Brown

Summer camp

YMCA
Various locations
www.ymcatriangle.org

finalists

Camp Kanata
Carolina Friends School
School House of Wonder

Tailor shop

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

finalists

Khen's Tailor Shop
Anna's Tailoring & Alterations
Oriental Tailors

Tattoo studio

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

finalists

Dogstar Tattoo
Glenn's Tattoo Service Inc
Phoenix Tattoo Studio

Therapist

Whitney Johnson LPC, PLLC
219 N Boylan Ave, Suite 205, Raleigh
919-607-0256
www.whitneyjohnsonlpc.com

finalists

Carolina Partners
Kathleen Hyland, Hyland Psychological Services
Main Street Clinical Associates

Transportation or cab company

White Horse
919-782-5893
www.ridewhitehorse.com

finalists

Cardinal Cab
Raleigh Rickshaw
Red Ride

Veggie-powered commercial vehicle

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

finalists

Greenway Transit Services, LLC
NCSU Wolfline Campus Bus Service
Quick Moves Moving Company
CAT (Capital Area Transit)

Veterinarian practice

New Hope Animal Hospital
5016 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham
919-317-6091
www.nhah.com

finalists

CareFirst Animal Hospital
Carrboro Plaza Veterinary Clinic
Cole Park Veterinary Hospital
Triangle Veterinary Hospital

Women's health practitioner

Women's Birth and Wellness Center
930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite 202, Chapel Hill
919-933-3301
www.ncbirthcenter.com

finalists

Chapel Hill Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke Hospital/ Clinics - Women
Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina

Yoga studio

SYNCSTUDIO
6815 Fayetteville Rd, Durham
919-572-7962
913 Lamond Ave, Durham
919-572-7962
www.syncstudio.net

finalists

Carrboro Yoga Company
Franklin Street Yoga Center
Open Door Yoga Studio

Wine & Dine

African

Queen of Sheba
Timberlyne Shopping Center, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill
919-932-4986
queenofshebachapelhill.com

finalists

Abyssinia
Mawa's Taste of Africa
The Palace International

Appetizer

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

finalists

Glasshalfull
The Raleigh Times Bar
Tyler's Taproom

Bagel

Bruegger's
Various locations
www.brueggers.com

finalists

Alpine Bagel Company
Bagels on the Hill
New York Bagels & Deli
Panera Bread

Bang for your buck restaurant

Chubby's Tacos
Various locations
www.chubbystacos.com

finalists

Cosmic Cantina
Elmo's Diner
Toast

Bar food

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

finalists

Bull McCabe's
The Federal
Tyler's Taproom

Barbecue

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

finalists

Allen & Son
Clyde Cooper's BBQ
The Pig
The Q Shack

Birthday cake

Mad Hatter Bakeshop & Café
1802 W Main St, Durham
919-286-1987
www.madhatterbakeshop.com

finalists

DaisyCakes
Once In A Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe
Whole Foods Market

Breakfast

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

finalists

Brigs Restaurants
Guglhupf
The Flying Biscuit Cafe

Burger in Durham County

Only Burger
3710 Shannon Rd, Suite 118, Durham
919-937-9377
onlyburger.com

finalists

Bull City Burger and Brewery
Dain's Place
Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Burger in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Acme
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Sandwhich

Burger in Wake County

Chuck's
237 S Wilmington St, Raleigh
919-322-0126
www.ac-restaurants.com

finalists

Char Grill
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Tribeca Tavern

Burrito

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

finalists

Baja Burrito
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chubby's Tacos
Cosmic Cantina

Business lunch

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

finalists

18 Seaboard
Capital Club 16
Mez Contemporary Mexican

Cajun

Papa Mojo's Roadhouse
Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 NC Hwy 55, Suite Y, Durham
919-361-2222
www.papamojosroadhouse.com

finalists

Battistella's
Gulf Rim Café
The Big Easy

Caribbean

Jamaica Jamaica
4857 NC Hwy 55, Durham
919-544-1532

finalists

Bahama Breeze
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill
Old Havana Sandwich Shop

Catering

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

finalists

Durham Catering Company
Green Planet
PoshNosh

Chef in Durham County

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

finalists

Billy Cotter, Toast
Karen and 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
919-969-8846
lanternrestaurant.com

finalists

Aaron Vandemark, Panciuto
Bill Smith, Crook's Corner
Bret Jennings, Elaine's on Franklin
Vimala Rajendran, Vimala's Curryblossom Café

Chef in Wake County

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

finalists

Brian Battistella, Battistella's
Jake Wolf, Capital Club 16
Jason Smith, 18 Seaboard

Chinese

Gourmet Kingdom
301 E Main St, Carrboro
919-932-7222
www.thegourmetkingdom.com

finalists

Five Star
Happy China
Neo-Asia
Red Dragon

Chocolate confection

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

finalists

Matthew's Chocolates
Scratch
The Chocolate Door
Videri Chocolate Factory

Comfort food

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

finalists

Beasley's Chicken + Honey
Dame's Chicken & Waffles
Elmo's Diner

Deli

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

finalists

Jason's Deli
Mediterranean Deli & Catering
The Village Deli

Desserts

Hayes Barton Café
2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh
919-856-8551
www.hayesbartoncafe.com

finalists

DaisyCakes
Guglhupf
Sugarland

Dumplings

Chirba Chirba
www.chirbachirba.com

finalists

David's Dumpling and Noodle Bar
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant
Lantern

Food truck

Only Burger
919-937-9377
onlyburger.com

finalists

Chirba Chirba Dumpling
Klausie's Pizza Truck
KoKyu
Pie Pushers
The Parlour

French

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

finalists

Coquette
Rue Cler
Saint Jacques French Cuisine

Fries

Five Guys
Various locations
www.fiveguys.com

finalists

Bull City Burger and Brewery
BUNS
Tyler's Taproom

Frozen dessert

Locopops
2604 Hillsborough Rd, Suite A, Durham
919-286-3500
231 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill
919-286-3500
1908 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
919-286-3500
www.ilovelocopops.com

finalists

Goodberry's Creamery
Local Yogurt
Tutti Frutti

Greek

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

finalists

Neomonde
Spartacus
Taverna Agora

Guacamole

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

finalists

Carrburritos
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Dos Taquitos

Hot dog

Snoopy's
Various locations
www.snoopys.com

finalists

Cloos' Coney Island
Neal's Deli
The Dog House
The Roast Grill

Indian

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

finalists

Mint
Saffron of Chapel Hill
Sitar Indian Cuisine

Innovative menu

buku
110 E Davie St, Raleigh
919-834-6963
bukuraleigh.com

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

finalists

Revolution
Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe
Watts Grocery

Irish pub

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

finalists

Bull McCabe's
Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant
James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant

Italian

Bella Monica
3121 Edwards Mill Rd, Suite 103, Raleigh
919-881-9778
www.bellamonica.com

finalists

411 West
Gravy
Pop's Restaurant
Pulcinella's Italian Restaurant

Japanese

Kanki
3504 Mt Moriah Rd, Durham
919-401-6908
Crabtree Valley Mall (Lower Level), 4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-782-9708
North Market Square, 4500 Old Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh
919-876-4157
www.kanki.com

finalists

Akai Hana
Waraji
Yamazushi

Kids' menu at local restaruant

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

finalists

Carolina Ale House
The Twisted Fork
Tyler's Taproom

Late-night munchies

Cosmic Cantina
1920-1/2 Perry St, Durham
919-286-1875
128 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-960-3955

finalists

Cook-Out
The Raleigh Times Bar
Time-Out

Local pizza

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

finalists

Amante Gourmet Pizza
Pop's Restaurant
Randy's Pizza

Mexican/Latin American in Durham County

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

finalists

Blue Corn Café
Chubby's Tacos
Torero's

Mexican/Latin American in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Bandido's
Carrburritos
Margaret's Cantina

Mexican/Latin American in Wake County

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

finalists

Chubby's Tacos
Dos Taquitos
El Rodeo
Los Tres Magueyes Restaurante Mexicano

Middle Eastern

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

finalists

Baba Ghannouj
Neomonde
Sitti

New restaurant in Durham County

Geer Street Garden
644 Foster St, Durham
919-688-2900
geerstreetgarden.com

finalists

Bull City Burger and Brewery
G2B Gastropub
L'Uva Enoteca
Nanataco

New restaurant in Orange/Chatham County

The Standard
403 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill
919-918-3932

finalists

Cholanad Restaurant & Bar
Guru India
Hillsborough BBQ Company

New restaurant in Wake County

Beasley's Chicken + Honey
237 S Wilmington St, Raleigh
919-322-0127
www.ac-restaurants.com/beasleys

finalists

Calavera
Chuck's
Mandolin

Outdoor dining in Durham County

Geer Street Garden
644 Foster St, Durham
919-688-2900
geerstreetgarden.com

finalists

Alivia's Bistro
Guglhupf
Vin Rouge

Outdoor dining in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Milltown
Southern Rail
Top of the Hill

Outdoor dining in Wake County

Boylan Bridge Brewpub
201 S Boylan Ave, Raleigh
919-803-8927
www.boylanbridge.com

finalists

Humble Pie
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers
The Raleigh Times Bar

Pasta

Pop's
605 W Main St, Durham
919-956-7677
pops-durham.com

finalists

411 West
Gravy
Pulcinella's Italian Restaurant

Pie

PieBird
618 N Person St, Raleigh
919-508-7612
piebirdraleigh.com

finalists

Scratch
Upper Crust Bakery
Weaver Street Market

Potato salad

Guglhupf
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite 1, Durham
919-401-2600
www.guglhupf.com

finalists

Foster's Market
Neal's Deli
Parker and Otis

Restaurant with gluten-free options

Bella Monica
3121 Edwards Mill Rd, Suite 103, Raleigh
919-881-9778
www.bellamonica.com

finalists

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers
The Remedy Diner
Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe
Whole Foods Market

Romantic restaurant

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

finalists

Four Square Restaurant
Rue Cler
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
Vin Rouge

Salad

Whole Foods Market
Various locations
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

finalists

Lilly's Pizza
Spotted Dog Restaurant and Bar
Sweet Tomatoes

Sandwich

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

finalists

Neal's Deli
Parker and Otis
Sandwhich

Seafood

Blu Seafood and Bar
2002 Hillsborough Rd, Durham
919-286-9777
bluseafoodandbar.com

finalists

42nd St Oyster Bar
Bonefish Grill
Fishmonger's Seafood Restaurant & Market
Squid's

Soups

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

finalists

Jason's Deli
Panera Bread
Whole Foods Market

Southern cuisine

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

finalists

Beasley's Chicken + Honey
Mama Dip's Country Cooking Restaurant
The Pit
Watts Grocery

Steak

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

finalists

Bin 54
Metro 8 Steakhouse
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Sullivan's Steakhouse

Steak & cheese

Jersey Mike's
Various locations
www.jerseymikes.com

finalists

Anvil's Cheesesteaks
Dain's Place
Italian Pizzeria III

Subs

Jersey Mike's
Various locations
www.jerseymikes.com

finalists

Firehouse Subs
Jimmy John's
Randy's Pizza
Sub Conscious

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
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
Capital Club 16
Irregardless Cafe & Catering

Sushi

Shiki Sushi
207 W NC Hwy 54, Durham
919-484-4108

finalists

Akai Hana
Sushi Love
Waraji

Taquería

Chubby's Tacos
Various locations
www.chubbystacos.com

finalists

Carrburritos
Centro
Dos Taquitos
Taqueria La Vaquita

Thai

Thai Café
2501 University Dr, Durham
919-493-9794
3309 Rogers Rd, Wake Forest
919-453-1679
thaicafenc.com

finalists

Sawasdee Thai Restaurant
Thai Palace
Twisted Noodle

Vegetarian friendly in Durham County

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

finalists

Dos Perros
Saladelia Café
Watts Grocery
Whole Foods Market

Vegetarian friendly in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Mediterranean Deli & Catering
Spotted Dog Restaurant and Bar
Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Vegetarian friendly in Wake County

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

finalists

Irregardless Cafe & Catering
Neomonde
Sweet Tomatoes
Whole Foods Market

Vietnamese

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

finalists

Bahn's Cuisine
Dalat
Pho 9N9

Wait staff in Durham County

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

finalists

Nana's Restaurant
Vin Rouge
Watts Grocery

Wait staff in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Acme
Crook's Corner
Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Wait staff in Wake County

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

finalists

18 Seaboard
Poole's Diner
The Borough

Wine list

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

finalists

Six Plates Wine Bar
Vin Rouge
West End Wine Bar

Wings

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

finalists

Buffalo Wild Wings
Carolina Ale House
Wild Wing Café


Corrections: Best Local Blog finalist Carpe Durham (not Diem). Best Bartender in Durham County winner Scott Ritchie (not Richie). Best Pilates Studio finalist NC Pilates (omitted).

  • Congratulations to this year's winners and finalists! And thank you to everyone who voted in this year's poll.

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