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

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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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