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Best of the Triangle 2013: 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 (and shared a few words about their favorites). More than 10,000 of you took the poll this year. Tallying the ballots took 10 interns two weeks! To spotlight these worthy businesses, we're throwing a party on June 15.



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Goods

Antique store

Father & Son Antiques
107 W Hargett St, Raleigh
919-832-3030

finalists

Cheshire Cat Gallery
Everything but Grannies Panties
Revival Antiques
Whitehall at the Villa Antiques

Bakery

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

finalists

La Farm Bakery
Loaf
Scratch
Sugarland

Bead store

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

finalists

The Bead Store
Beautimous Beads
Rare Earth Beads

Bike shop

The Bicycle Chain
Various locations
www.thebicyclechain.com

The Clean Machine
104 W Main St, Carrboro
919-967-5104
www.thecleanmachine.com

finalists

All-Star Bike Shop
Back Alley Bikes
Oak City Cycling
Performance Bicycle

Camera store

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

finalists

Camera Works
Southeastern Camera

CD/record store

Schoolkids Records
2114 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
919-821-7766
www.schoolkidsrecords.com

finalists

Bull City Records
CD Alley
Offbeat Music

Children's clothing store

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

finalists

bien-aimé
Glee Kids
Kid to Kid
The Children's Place

Children's toy store

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

finalists

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books
Learning Express
The Play House

Comic book store

Ultimate Comics
6120 Farrington Rd, Suite A, Chapel Hill
919-960-8107
www.ultimatecomics.com

finalists

Atomic Empire
Capitol Comics II
Chapel Hill Comics

Consignment shop in Durham County

Fifi's Fine Resale Apparel
1000 W Main St, Suite 1-B, Durham
919-806-3434
www.fifisconsignment.com

finalists

bien-aimé
Classic Treasures
Encore Boutique
Once & Again
Pennies for Change

Consignment shop in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

My Secret Closet
The Red Hen
Refinements

Consignment shop in Wake County

Revolver Consignment Boutique
124 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-834-3053
www.revolverboutique.com

finalists

Dress
Father & Son Antiques
Fifi's Fine Resale Apparel
Passage Consignment Shoppe

Craft or gift shop

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

finalists

Deco Raleigh
Womancraft Handcrafted Gifts
Zola Craft Gallery

Dancewear

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

finalists

Dance Design
Frisky Business Boutique
Linden's Dancewear

Environmentally friendly store

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

finalists

The Scrap Exchange
Vert & Vogue
Whole Foods Market

Ethnic market

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

finalists

Grand Asia Market
Kim's Asian Market
Neomonde

Fair trade store

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

finalists

Beleza
One World Market
Weaver Street Market

Farmers market vendor

Fickle Creek Farm
home.mebtel.net/~ficklecreek

finalists

Bluebird Meadows
Brinkley Farms
Cane Creek Farm
Lil' Farm

Florist

North Raleigh Florist
7457 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh
919-847-3381
www.northraleighfloristinc.com

finalists

Chapel Hill Florist
Fallon's Flowers
Ninth Street Flowers
University Florist & Gift Shop

Gaming store

GameStop
Various locations
www.gamestop.com

finalists

Atomic Empire
Endless Gaming
The Gamer's Armory
Game Theory

Garden store

Logan Trading Company
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

Atelier N
Hamilton Hill
Light Years

Jewelry store in Orange/Chatham County

Light Years
121 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-942-9265
www.lightyearsjewelry.com

finalists

Goldworks
Grimball Jewelers
Spiral Studios
William Travis Jewelry

Jewelry store in Wake County

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

finalists

Diamonds Direct
Epona & Oak
Light Years
Ora

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 cheese producer

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

finalists

Celebrity Dairy
Goat Lady Dairy
Hillsborough Cheese Company
Prodigal Farm

Local fabric store

Mulberry Silks & Fine Fabrics
Carr Mill Mall, 200 N Greensboro St, Carrboro
919-942-7455
www.mulberrysilks.net

finalists

Cary Quilting Company
Thimble Pleasures
Wish Upon a Quilt

Local fashion designer

Raleigh Denim
319 W Martin St, Raleigh
919-917-8969
www.raleighworkshop.com

finalists

Holly Aiken Bags
Judah Ross
Rocket Betty
Stitch

Local hardware store

Ace Hardware
Various locations
www.acehardware.com

finalists

Burke Brothers
Dual Supply Company
Fitch Lumber
Public Hardware

Local moving company

TROSA Moving
919-419-1059
www.trosamoving.com

finalists

Chapel Hill Moving Company
Quick Moves
Two Men and a Truck

Local store to buy lingerie

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

finalists

Cherry Pie
Priscilla McCall's

Local wine store

Wine Authorities

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

finalists

Cave Taureau Wines
The Raleigh Wine Shop
Seaboard Wine & Tasting Bar

Local women's boutique

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

finalists

Fifi's Fine Resale Apparel
Magpie
Uniquities

Local yarn store

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

finalists

Great Yarns
Hillsborough Yarn Shop
Yarns etc...

Men's clothing

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

finalists

Belk
Julian's
Lumina
Raleigh Denim

New business

Cocoa Cinnamon
420 W Geer St, Durham
www.cocoacinnamon.com

finalists

BottleMixx
Cary Quilting Company
Deco Raleigh

Outdoor outfitter

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

finalists

Dick's Sporting Goods
Great Outdoor Provision Co.
Townsend Bertram & Co.

Place for kick-ass shoes

DSW

Patterson Place, 3615 Witherspoon Blvd, Durham
919-493-9280
Crossroads Plaza, 427 Crossroads Blvd, Cary
919-858-8850
Triangle Town Commons, 3604 Sumner Blvd, Raleigh
919-710-8007
www.dsw.com

finalists

Main & Taylor
Vaguely Reminiscent
Vert & Vogue

Place to buy a mattress

The Original Mattress Factory
Various locations
www.originalmattress.com

finalists

The Better Sleep Store
Fred's Beds
Mattress Firm
Sleepy's

Place to buy a new vehicle

Anderson Automotive Group
9209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
866-980-3352
9101 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
888-205-4121
www.andersonautonet.com

finalists

Crown Honda of Southpoint
Johnson Lexus of Raleigh
Mark Jacobson Toyota
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 Pre-Owned
Westgate Imports

Place to buy candy

Southern Season
University Mall, 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill
877-929-7133
www.southernseason.com

finalists

The Fresh Market
Foster's Market
Parker and Otis

Place to buy chocolate

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

finalists

Matthew's Chocolates
Southern Season
Videri Chocolate Factory

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

finalists

Morgan Imports
Parker and Otis
Vaguely Reminiscent

Place to buy musical instruments

High Strung
1805 W Markham Ave, Durham
919-286-3801
www.highstrungdurham.com

finalists

Guitar Center
Harry's Guitar Shop
The Music Loft of Carrboro

Place to buy new furniture

Rooms To Go
4144 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham
919-489-8719
5900 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-785-2222
www.roomstogo.com

finalists

Ambiente
Home Comfort
Whitley Furniture Galleries

Retail beer selection

Sam's Quik Shop

1605 Erwin Rd, Durham
919-286-4110
www.samsquikshop.com

finalists

Bottle Revolution
Peace Street Market
Tasty Beverage Company
Total Wine & More

Salvage/re-use business

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

finalists

Durham Rescue Mission
Goodwill
Habitat For Humanity ReStore
PTA Thrift Shop

Seafood market

Tom Robinson's Seafood
207 Roberson St, Carrboro
919-942-1221
www.tomrobinsonseafood.com

finalists

Capital Seafood Market
Earp's Seafood
Saltwater
Whole Foods Market

Store to buy eyeglasses

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

finalists

Academy Eye Associates
Eye Care Associates
Upchurch Optical Center

Vintage store

Father & Son Antiques
107 W Hargett St, Raleigh
919-832-3030

finalists

Beggars and Choosers
Dolly's Vintage
Everything but Grannies Panties
Time After Time

Media

College radio station

WKNC 88.1
NC State University,
Campus Box 8607, 343 Witherspoon Student Center, Raleigh
919-515-2400
www.wknc.org

finalists

WNCU 90.7
WXDU 88.7
WXYC 89.3

Commercial radio station

G105

3100 Smoketree Ct, Suite 700, Raleigh
919-878-1500
www.g105.com

finalists

Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM
New Rock 95X 95.3
WQDR 94.7

Local blog

Triangle Food Guy
trianglefoodguy.blogspot.com

finalists

Carpe Durham
Explore Raleigh
Goodnight, Raleigh!
New Raleigh

Local internet radio

WKNC
NC State University,
Campus Box 8607, 343 Witherspoon Student Center, Raleigh
919-515-2400
www.wknc.org

finalists

Entertainment Spotlight
WCPE
WUNC

Local person to follow on Twitter

@TriangleFoodGuy
twitter.com/TriangleFoodGuy

finalists

@carpedurham
@rossgrady
@SparkyMacMillan
@trianglexplorer

Local television personality

Greg Fishel, WRAL
www.wral.com

finalists

Bill Leslie, WRAL
David Crabtree, WRAL
Debra Morgan, WRAL
Don Schwenneker "Big Weather," WTVD

Nonprofit radio station

WUNC 91.5
120 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill
919-445-9150
www.wunc.org

finalists

WCOM 103.5
WCPE 89.7
WNCU 90.7

Radio DJ

Bob Dumas, G105
3100 Smoketree Ct, Suite 700, Raleigh
919-860-1051
www.g105.com

finalists

Adam Kincaid, WKNC 88.1
Eric Hodge, WUNC 91.5
Kitty Kinnin, Radio Host & Sunday Brunch Producer
Ron Stutts, WCHL 97.9

Out & About

Art gallery

Flanders Gallery
302 S West St, Raleigh
919-834-5044
www.flandersartgallery.com

finalists

Artspace
The Carrack Modern Art
FRANK Gallery

Barista

David Chapman, Bean Traders
Homestead Market, 105 W NC Hwy 54, Suite 249, Durham
919-484-2499
www.beantraderscoffee.com

finalists

Aubrey Morris, Saladelia
Casey Porn, Morning Times
Tim, Morning Times

Bartender in Durham County

Kit Mason, The Blue Note Grill
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham
919-401-1979
www.thebluenotegrill.com

Shannon Healy, Alley Twenty Six
320 E Chapel Hill St, Durham
919-213-1267
www.alleytwentysix.com

finalists

Dain Phelan, Dain's Place
Kym Register, The Pinhook

Bartender in Orange/Chatham County

Anthony J Rignola III, Wooden Nickel Pub
105 N Churton St, Hillsborough
919-643-2223
www.thewnp.com

finalists

Dean James, Peccadillo
Gary Crunkleton, The Crunkleton
Jared Spangler, Ba-Da Wings
Lee Waters, Orange County Social Club

Bartender in Wake County

Sean McKinney, Busy Bee Cafe / The Hive
225 S Wilmington St, Raleigh
919-424-7817
www.busybeeraleigh.com

finalists

Evan Cunningham, Flying Saucer
Liz Masnik, The Borough
Steve MacNeilage, Vinnie's Steakhouse
Steven Relay, Ba-Da Wings/O'Malley's Tavern

Bloody Mary

Motorco
723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
919-901-0875
www.motorcomusic.com

finalists

Acme
The Flying Burrito
NOFO @ The Pig
The Raleigh Times Bar

Club DJ

DJ SPCL GST
spclgst.blogspot.com

finalists

Fifi Hi-Fi
DJ Joey Shull
DJ Pancakes
DJ Triple B

Cocktail selection

Fox Liquor Bar
426 S McDowell St, Raleigh
919-322-0128
www.ac-restaurants.com/fox

finalists

Alley Twenty Six
The Crunkleton
FOUNDATION
Whiskey

Dance club

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

finalists

Neptunes Parlour
The Pinhook
Pulse Nightclub

Dive bar

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

finalists

The Cave
The Green Room
The Pinhook
Zog's

Draft beer selection

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

finalists

Busy Bee Cafe
Flying Saucer
Milltown
Yard House

Gay or lesbian bar

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

finalists
The Bar
The Borough
The Pinhook

Karaoke

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

finalists

Flex
He's Not Here
Star Karaoke

Live theater company

PlayMakers Repertory Company
UNC Center for Dramatic Art, CB 3235, Chapel Hill
919-962-7529
www.playmakersrep.org

finalists

Burning Coal Theatre
Manbites Dog Theater
Raleigh Little Theatre

Live theater venue

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

finalists

Manbites Dog Theater
PlayMakers Repertory Company
Raleigh Little Theatre

Local brewery

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

finalists

Big Boss
Carolina Brewery
Lonerider

Local coffee shop

Cup A Joe
Various locations
www.cupajoe.com

finalists

Bean Traders
Cocoa Cinnamon
Open Eye Cafe

Margarita

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

finalists

Calavera
Centro
Jibarra
Mez

Museum

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

finalists

Ackland Art Museum
Nasher Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of Art

Neighborhood bar in Durham County

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

finalists

Bull McCabes Irish Pub
City Beverage
The Federal

Neighborhood bar in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

The Crunkleton
The Station at Southern Rail
Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom
The Wooden Nickel

Neighborhood bar in Wake County

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

finalists

The Borough
Lynnwood Grill
The Players' Retreat

Open mic

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

finalists

The Broad Street Cafe
Deep South The Bar
Papa Mojo's Roadhouse
The Station at Southern Rail

Outdoor music venue

Red Hat Amphitheater
500 S McDowell St, Raleigh
919-996-8800
www.redhatamphitheater.com

finalists

American Tobacco Historic District
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
North Carolina Museum of Art
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Place for a blind date in Durham County

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

finalists

The Blue Note Grill
Mateo
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Place for a blind date in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Glasshalfull
Lantern
Top of the Hill

Place for a blind date in Wake County

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

finalists

Bella Monica
The Flying Burrito
Tasty Beverage Company

Place to go bowling

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

finalists

AMF
The Mardi Gras Bowling Center
Sparians

Place to hear country or bluegrass

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

finalists

The Carolina Inn
Cat's Cradle
Haw River Ballroom
The Pour House

Place to hear hip-hop or soul

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

finalists

Casbah
Five Star
Lincoln Theatre
Motorco

Place to hear jazz or blues

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

finalists

Beyu Caff´
C. Grace
Papa Mojo's Roadhouse
Whiskey

Place to hear rock 'n' roll

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

finalists

Kings
Lincoln Theatre
Local 506
Motorco

Place to salsa dance

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

finalists

Carmen's Cuban Cafe
Cimarron Latin Night
Cinco de Mayo
Jibarra

Place to see comedy

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

finalists

DSI Comedy Theater
Durham Performing Arts Center
The Worx

Place to see music before 10 p.m.

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

finalists

The Broad Street Cafe
Cat's Cradle
The Cave
Motorco

Place to shoot pool

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

finalists

Bailey's
Sharky's Place
Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom
Zog's

Place to watch international soccer

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

finalists

Bull McCabes Irish Pub
The London Bridge Pub
Tir Na Nog

Place to watch Monday night football

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

finalists

Buffalo Wild Wings
Carolina Ale House
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

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

Motorco
Satisfaction Restaurant & Bar

Place to watch televised ACC basketball in Orange/Chatham County

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill
919-537-8404
www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com

finalists

Carolina Brewery
Four Corners
Orange County Social Club
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
The Players' Retreat

Sports bar

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
222 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-832-3688
280 S Mangum St, Durham
919-937-9909
1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill
919-537-8404

www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com

finalists

Carolina Ale House
Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom
Woody's at City Market

Strip club

Capital Cabaret
6713 Mt Herman Rd, Morrisville
919-206-4040
www.capitalcabaret.com

finalists

The Men's Club
Pure Gold
Teasers Men's Club

Theater to see a blockbuster movie

AMC Southpoint 17
8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham
919-313-6627
www.streetsatsouthpoint.com/movies

finalists

The Lumina
Regal North Hills Stadium 14
Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles

Theater to see an independent film

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

finalists

Chelsea Theater
Colony Theater
Rialto Theater

Trivia night

Bull McCabes Irish Pub
427 W Main St, Durham
919-682-3061
www.bullmccabesirishpub.com

finalists

Ba-Da Wings
Flying Saucer
Tomato Jake's

Upscale bar

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

finalists

Alley Twenty Six
The Crunkleton
Fox Liquor Bar

Services

Accountant

Hutchings & Hutchings
3620 Shannon Rd, Suite 200, Durham
919-489-3393
www.hutchingscpas.com

finalists

Gina DeVine
Kim Ray
Rabon & Dailey

Aesthetic surgeon

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

finalists

Aesthetic Solutions
Finn Facial Plastics
Michael Law, M.D., Blue Water Spa

Aesthetician

Emily Ryan MacGregor, The Retreat
815 W Morgan St, Durham
919-381-5342
www.theretreatdurham.com

finalists

Bonnie King, Posh the Salon
Jenny Kapur, Mina's Studio
Yelena Migirova, Amy Kernahan

Attorney

Greg DeWitt, DeWitt Law
919-338-8200
www.dewitt-law.com

finalists

Beth Tillman, Tillman Hinkle, PLLC
Bill Young, Hatch, Little, & Bunn, LLP
James Forrest, Forrest Firm
Sam Coleman, Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave and Merritt, PC

Auto repair in Durham County

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

finalists

Durham Tire & Auto Center
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
Auto Pro to Call
Passport Motors

Auto repair shop in Wake County

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

finalists

Autobahn Automotive
Cary Car Care
Duty Tire
Tao Auto

Barber shop

The Barbershop

Centrum Station, 280 Meeting St, Suite 107, Cary
919-851-3232
Hope Valley Commons, 1125 W NC Hwy 54, Suite 205, Durham
919-490-8600
Stonehenge Market, 7416 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh
919-846-3545
www.thebarbershops.com

finalists

American Tobacco Barber Shop
Friendly Barber Shop
Man-Mur Barber Shop

Bed & breakfast

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

finalists

Arrowhead Inn
Fearrington House 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

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

Car detail

T.C. Anderson's Total Car Appearance Center
4421 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham
919-489-2558
www.bunkeysofdurham.com

finalists

Autobell
Bull City Car Wash
Durham Ritz
Men at Work

Chiropractor

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

finalists

Dr. Arturo Presas, Chiropractic Partners
Dr. Charles Hecht, Partners in Health and Wellness
Dr. Mindy Bradshaw, Back Solutions
Dr. Molly Hall, Active Chiropractic

Computer repair

Intrex
Various locations
www.intrex.com

finalists

Absolute Computer
Computer Cellar
Net Friends

Dance studio

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

finalists

Barriskill Dance Theatre School
Infuzion
Raleigh School of Ballet

Day spa

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

finalists

Bella Trio Day Spa
Mina's Studio
The Retreat
Skin Sense

Dental practice in Durham County

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

finalists

Croasdaile Dental Arts
Dr. Laura Parra, DDS, PA
Dr. Lionel M. Nelson, DMD, PA
Dr. Stephanie Jenkins, DDS

Dental practice in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Dr. Susanne P. Jackson, DDS
Kennedy Dental Group
Sunrise Dental
UNC Dental Faculty Practice

Dental practice in Wake County

Beavers Family Dentistry
619 W Chatham St, Apex
919-362-0967
beaversfamilydentistry.com
1146 Executive Cir, Cary
919-467-0654
beaversdentistry.com

finalists

Dr. Ben H. Britt Jr., DDS, PA
Drs. Woodall & McNeill, DDS
Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry
Thompson and Thompson, DDS, PA

Dermatologist

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

finalists

Aesthetic Solutions
Blue Ridge Dermatology Associates, PA
Central Dermatology Center
Dr. Garrett S. Bressler, MD

Dog trainer or pet behaviorist

K9 Composure
10009 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh
919-480-2095
www.k9composure.com

finalists

Cheery Dogs
The K9 Kabana
K9 Solutions
Teamworks Dog Training, LLC

Early childhood learning facility

The Little School

301 College Park Rd, Hillsborough
919-644-1818
1516 Hull Ave, Durham
919-354-6600
www.thelittleschool.net

finalists

Bright Horizons
Childcare Matters
KIN

Electric or veggie-powered commercial vehicle

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

finalists

Chapel Hill Transit
Ninth Street Bakery
Organic Transit
Quick Moves

Electrician

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

finalists

Atomic Electric
Carrington Electric, LLC
Jacques Menache & Associates
Sparrow Electric Company

Event or wedding planner

Grace Leisure Events
919-768-8973
www.graceleisureevents.com

finalists

A Southern Soiree
A Swanky Affair
Catering Works
Erin McLean Events

Fitness club in Durham County

YMCA
Various locations
www.ymcatriangle.org

finalists

CrossFit
Fitness World
SYNCStudio

Fitness club in Orange/Chatham County

O2 Fitness
11 Cole Pl, Chapel Hill
919-942-6002
6118 Farrington Rd, Suite F, Chapel Hill
919-354-3402
www.o2fitnessclubs.com

finalists

CrossFit
Kinetix Health Club
UNC Wellness Center

Fitness club in Wake County

YMCA
Various locations
www.ymcatriangle.org

finalists

Life Time Fitness
O2 Fitness
Planet Fitness

Fitness personal trainer

Chad Edwards, CrossFit Local
7401 Rex Rd, Suites 105-B & 106
919-912-9348
www.crossfitlocal.com

finalists

Chennelle Miller, Raleigh CrossFit
Desiree Susini, Healthtrax Raleigh
Leigh Ann Yeager
Ryan Arnett, Tribe X Triangle

Golf course

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

finalists

Finley Golf Course
Hillandale
Lonnie Poole
Prestonwood Country Club

Green architect

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

finalists

BuildSense
Clearscapes
Frank Harmon Architect
Sophie Piesse Architect, PA

Green builder

BuildSense
502 Rigsbee Ave, Suite 201, Durham
919-667-0404
www.buildsense.com

finalists

Carolina Country Builders
Chandler Design-Build
Custom Carpentry Group

Hair salon in Durham County

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

finalists

Bella Trio Day Spa
Funky Monkey
Moshi Moshi
Rock Paper Scissors

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
8451 Brier Creek Pkwy, Suite 101, Raleigh
919-484-8600
www.justblo.com

finalists

Alter EGO
Atomic Salon
Marigold Parlour
Salon Blu

Handyman/woman

Dirt Road Designs
919-357-7603
919-201-7761
www.dirtroaddesigns.com

finalists

Amy Kiser Quality Home Repairs
Connery & Jezierski
Tarheel Trim, LLC

Home remodeling company

Dirt Road Designs
919-357-7603
919-201-7761
www.dirtroaddesigns.com

finalists

Acanthus Construction, LLC
Connery & Jezierski
Custom Carpentry Group

Hotel

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

finalists

The Carolina Inn
The Franklin Hotel
The Siena Hotel
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

House painter

CertaPro Painters of Cary/Apex
110 Woodwinds Industrial Ct, Suite F, Cary
919-297-2377
cary-apex.certapro.com

finalists

Gonzalez Painters & Contractors
Hansell Painting Company
Primary Painting of Cary

HVAC company

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

finalists

Andrew's Heating & Air
ARS/Rescue Rooter
Comfort Engineers
Newcomb and Company

Insurance agent

State Farm
Various locations
www.statefarm.com

finalists

Allstate
Lee-Moore Insurance
Nationwide

Landscape company

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

finalists

Bland Landscaping
Pleasant Green Grass
Tributary
TROSA Lawn Care

Local house-cleaning services

Triangle Green Cleaning
5884 Faringdon Pl, Suite 100, Raleigh
919-801-8588
www.trianglegreencleaning.com

finalists

Carpe Diem Cleaning
Dust and Mop
Tangerine Clean

Local pet specialty store

Phydeaux
10 W Franklin St, Suite 100, Raleigh
919-833-9216
400 S Elliott Rd, Suite A1, Chapel Hill
919-960-3606
www.phydeauxpets.com

finalists

Barnes Supply Company
Paws at the Corner
Unleashed

Local pharmacy

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

finalists

Carrboro Family Pharmacy
Hayes-Barton Pharmacy
Health Park Pharmacy

Local photographer

Curtis Brown
919-434-1308
www.curtisbrownphotography.com

finalists

Brian Mullins
Carolyn Scott
Christine Prisk
Elizabeth Galecke

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

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

finalists

Ad Spice
Brand Fuel
Progressive Graphics

Local visual artist

Pamela George
919-286-1473
www.pamelageorge.net

finalists

Bob Rankin
Eleatta Diver
Emily Eve Weinstein
Will Goodyear

Martial arts studio

Triangle Krav Maga
6905 Fayetteville Rd, Suite 102, Durham
919-522-7469
www.trianglekravmaga.com

Krav Maga Raleigh
119 E Hargett St, Suite 10, Raleigh
919-602-3923
www.kravmagaraleigh.com

finalists

Chapel Hill Quest Center
Infuzion
United Tae Kwon Do Academy

Massage therapist

Michael Barriskill, Mindful Massage
3626 Shannon Rd, Durham
919-323-5464
www.mindfulmassage.com

finalists

Blake Moriarty, The Retreat
Cheryl Hynes, Epona & Oak
Michelle Cochrane, Vannity Salon
Owen Dodge, Triangle Body Therapy

Nail salon

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

finalists

Allure Salon
Lee Spa Nails
Posh The Salon

Optometry practice

Eye Care Associates
Various locations
www.eyecareassociatesnc.com

finalists

Academy Eye Associates
Carrboro Family Vision
Chapel Hill Eyecare

Orthodontic practice

Hershey & Heymann Orthodontics
1525 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-636-4151
3206 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Durham
919-251-5224
www.hersheyandheymann.com

finalists

Dr. John R. Christensen
Dr. Julie H. Mol, DDS
Smith Orthodontics
Zaytoun Orthodontics

Pediatrician

Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents
205 Sage Rd, Suite 100, Chapel Hill
249 E NC Hwy 54, Suite 230, Durham
919-942-4173
www.chapelhillpeds.com

finalists

Chapel Hill Children's Clinic
Durham Pediatrics
Raleigh Pediatric Associates
Village Pediatrics

Pet-sitting service

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

finalists

A Whole Lotta Love
Fetch! Pet Care
Peak City Puppy
Raleigh Pet Sitters
Team Happy Dog

Pilates studio

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

finalists

Evolve Movement
Spira Pilates Studio
Studio East 54
studioVIBE

Place for acupuncture

Triangle Acupuncture Clinic
104 S Estes Dr, Suite 104, Chapel Hill
919-933-4480
2601 E Lake Dr, Suite 103, Raleigh
919-854-7311
www.triangleacupunctureclinic.com

finalists

Acupuncture Center of Cary
Ancient Elements Acupuncture
Duke Integrative Medicine
Remedy
The Retreat

Place for holistic medicine

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

finalists

Ancient Elements Acupuncture
Bloom Integrative Health
Duke Integrative Medicine
Triangle Acupuncture Clinic

Place for music instruction

Harry's Guitar Shop
616 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-828-4888
www.harrysguitarshop.com

finalists

2112
High Strung
Infuzion

Place or organization to adopt a pet

SPCA
200 Petfinder Ln, Raleigh
919-772-2326
www.spcawake.org

finalists

Durham APS
Independent Animal Rescue
Orange County Animal Services
Safe Haven for Cats

Place to board your pet in Durham County

Camp Bow Wow
1710 Page Rd Ext, Durham
919-321-8971
4310 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham
919-309-4959
www.campbowwowusa.com

finalists

Creature Comforts Inn
New Hope Animal Hospital
Southpoint Animal Hospital
Sunny Acres

Place to board your pet in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

The Animal Hospital of Carrboro
Companion Camp
Love Overboard

Place to board your pet in Wake County

Suite Paws
110 S Rogers Ln, Raleigh
919-231-1112
www.suitepaws.com

finalists

Dog Diggity
Dogtopia
Town and Country Veterinary Hospital and Animal Care Center

Place to entertain kids

Marbles Kids Museum
201 E Hargett St, Raleigh
919-834-4040
www.marbleskidsmuseum.org

finalists

DefyGravity
Monkey Joe's
Museum of Life + Science
Pullen Park

Place to get pierced

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

finalists

Dogstar Tattoo Company
Glenn's Tattoo Service
Oak City Tattoo & 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

PetSmart
Various locations
www.petsmart.com

finalists

Love Overboard
Petco
Woof Gang Bakery

Plumbing company

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

finalists

Brown Brothers
Cary Plumbing
Hunter Landen Plumbing
Sparrow & Sons

Primary care practitioner

Duke University Health System
Various locations
www.dukehealth.org

finalists

Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine
Carrboro Family Medicine
Durham Internal Medicine Associates
UNC Health Care

Real estate agency

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

finalists

Fonville Morisey
Go Realty
Keller Williams Realty
Weaver Street Realty

Retirement community

Carol Woods
750 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill
919-968-4511
www.carolwoods.org

finalists

Carolina Meadows
Croasdaile Village
The Forest at Duke

Roofing company

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

finalists

Joe Ray's
Pickard Roofing Company
Roofcrafters
Walker Brown Roofing

Summer camp

YMCA
Various locations
www.ymcatriangle.org

finalists

Camp Kanata
Camp Riverlea
Carolina Friends School
Schoolhouse of Wonder

Tailor shop

Lee's Tailors
Various locations
www.leetailors.com
www.leestailorshop.com

finalists

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

Tattoo studio

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

finalists

Dogstar Tattoo Company
Glenn's Tattoo Service
Warlock's

Therapist

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

finalists

Christine Gerhard Dicks, Aspire Counseling Group
Dr. Molly Parks, Psy.D.
Frank Overton, Carolina Counseling
Kathleen Hyland, Hyland Psychological Services

Transportation or cab company

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

finalists

The Bridge Bus
Cardinal Cab
Green Taxi

Veterinarian practice

Southpoint Animal Hospital
5601 Fayetteville Rd, Durham
919-226-0043
www.southpointpets.com

finalists

CareFirst Animal Hospital
Carrboro Plaza Veterinary Clinic
New Hope Animal Hospital
Triangle Veterinary Hospital

Web designer

Atlantic BT
4509 Creedmoor Rd, 3rd Floor, Raleigh
919-518-0670
www.atlanticbt.com

The Splinter Group
605 W Main St, Suite 201, Carrboro
919-969-0979
www.thesplintergroup.net

TheeDesign Studio
5206 Hollyridge Dr, Raleigh
919-341-8901
www.theedesign.com

finalists

Cuberis
Fragment
Ruby Red Design Studio

Women's health practitioner

Dr. Elizabeth Motyka
727 Eastowne Dr, Suite 200 A, Chapel Hill
919-401-4515
www.forwomengyn.com

finalists

Melinda Everett, Women's Health Alliance, Chapel Hill OB/GYN
Pat Chappel, Women's Health Alliance, Chapel Hill OB/GYN
Vivian Clark, Women's Health Alliance, Chapel Hill OB/GYN

Yoga studio

Carrboro Yoga Company & Durham Yoga Company
Carr Mill Mall, 200 N Greensboro St, Suite C-1, Carrboro
919-933-2921
carrboroyoga.com
502 Rigsbee Ave, 2nd Floor, Durham
919-502-0108
www.durhamyoga.com

finalists

Bikram Yoga
Blue Lotus
Franklin Street Yoga Center
SYNCStudio

Wine & Dine

African

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

finalists

Abyssinia
Ashee Ethiopian Cuisine
The Palace International

Bagel

Bruegger's Bagels
Various locations
www.brueggers.com

finalists

The Alpine Bagel Company
The Bagel Bar
Monuts
New York Bagel and Deli III
Panera Bread

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

Biscuits

Rise
8200 Renaissance Pkwy, Suite 1003, Durham
919-248-2992
www.risebiscuitsdonuts.com

finalists

The Flying Biscuit Cafe
Neal's Deli
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Breakfast

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

finalists

Brigs
The Flying Biscuit Cafe
Rick's Diner & Catering Company
Rise<

Burger in Durham

Bull City Burger and Brewery
107 E Parrish St, Durham
919-680-2333
www.bullcityburgerandbrewery.com

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

finalists

Dain's Place
Five Guys

Burger in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Acme
Five Guys
Sandwhich
Sutton's Drug Store

Burger in Wake County

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

finalists

Char-Grill
Five Guys
Tribeca Tavern

Burrito

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

finalists

Chipotle
Chubby's Tacos
Cosmic Cantina
The Flying Burrito

Business lunch

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

finalists

18 Seaboard
Capital Club 16
Mez

Cajun

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

finalists

Battistella's
The Big Easy
Cajun Cafe & Grill

Caribbean or Cuban

Old Havana Sandwich Shop
310 E Main St, Durham
919-667-9525
www.oldhavanaeats.com

finalists

Cuban Revolution
Gregoria's Kitchen
Havana Grill
Oakwood Cafe

Catering

Durham Catering Company
3710 Shannon Rd, Suite 117, Durham
919-383-3000
www.durhamcatering.com

finalists

Catering Works
Mediterranean Deli
Rocky Top Catering

Chef in Durham County

Matt Kelly, Mateo & Vin Rouge
109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham
919-530-8700
www.mateotapas.com
2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham
919-416-0466
www.vinrougerestaurant.com

finalists

Amy Tornquist, Watts Grocery & Sage and Swift
Billy Cotter, Toast
Scott Howell, Nana's & Nanataco
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
Colin Bedford, Fearrington House Restaurant
Vimala Rajendran, Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Chef in Wake County

Ashley Christensen, AC Restaurants
www.ac-restaurants.com

finalists

Caroline Morrison, The Fiction Kitchen
Jake Wolf, Capital Club 16
Jason Smith, 18 Seaboard & Cantina 18
Scott Crawford, The Umstead

Chinese

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

finalists

Happy China
Jade Palace
Neo-China

Cupcake

Sugarland
140 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-929-2100
Cameron Village, 2031 Cameron St, Raleigh
919-835-2100
www.sugarlandchapelhill.com

finalists

The Cupcake Bar
The Cupcake Shoppe
DaisyCakes
Gigi's Cupcakes

Deli

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

finalists

Bull Street Gourmet & Market
Mediterranean Deli
Village Deli & Grill

Desserts

Sugarland
140 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-929-2100
Cameron Village, 2031 Cameron St, Raleigh
919-835-2100
www.sugarlandchapelhill.com

finalists

Guglhupf
Hayes Barton Cafe
Southern Season

Food truck

Only Burger
919-937-9377
www.onlyburger.com

finalists

American Meltdown
Chirba Chirba Dumpling
KoKyu BBQ
Pie Pushers

French

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

finalists

Coquette
Provence
Rue Cler

Fries

Five Guys
Various locations
www.fiveguys.com

finalists

Buns
Chuck's
Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom

Frozen dessert

Sugarland

140 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-929-2100
Cameron Village, 2031 Cameron St, Raleigh
919-835-2100
www.sugarlandchapelhill.com

finalists

Goodberry's Frozen Custard
Locopops
The Parlour

German

Guglhupf
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite 1, Durham
919-401-2600

www.guglhupf.com

finalists

Bavarian Brathaus
Capital Club 16
J. Betski's
Milltown

Greek

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

finalists

Kipos
Neomonde
Spartacus
Taverna Agora

Grilled cheese

American Meltdown
www.americanmeltdown.org

finalists

Relish
The Federal
Toast

Hot dog

Snoopy's
Various www.snoopys.com

finalists

Cloos' Coney Island

Hot Dogs and Brew
Neal's Deli
The Roast Grill

Indian

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

finalists

Mantra
Mint
Raaga Chapel Hill
Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Innovative menu

Mateo
109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham
919-530-8700
www.mateotapas.com

finalists

Buku
The Fiction Kitchen
Lantern

Irish pub

Tir Na Nog
218 S Blount St, Raleigh
919-833-7795
www.tnnirishpub.com

finalists

Bull McCabes Irish Pub
Hibernian
James Joyce

Italian

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

finalists

Bella Monica
Gravy
Pop's

Japanese

Mura
4121 Main at North Hills, Suite 110, Raleigh
919-781-7887
www.muranorthhills.com

finalists

Akai Hana
Kanki
Waraji
Yamazushi

Kids' menu at local restaurant

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

finalists

Carolina Ale House
Tribeca Tavern
Venable Rotisserie Bistro

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 Raleigh Times Bar
Time-Out

Local pizza

Lilly's Pizza
1813 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-833-0226
810 W Peabody St, Durham
919-797-2554
www.lillyspizza.com

finalists

Amante
Mellow Mushroom
Pizzeria Toro
Randy's Pizza

Mexican/Latin American in Durham County

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

finalists

Chubby's Tacos
Mez
Nanataco
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
Monterrey

Mexican/Latin American in Wake County

Dos Taquitos
5629 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh
919-787-3373
410 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-835-9010
www.dostaquitosnc.com

finalists

Centro
Gonza Tacos y Tequila
Tres Magueyes

Middle Eastern

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

finalists

Baba Ghannouj
Neomonde
Sitti

Milkshake

Cook-Out
Various locations
www.cookoutnc.com

finalists

Char-Grill
Chuck's
Goodberry's Frozen Custard

New restaurant in Durham County

Mateo
109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham
919-530-8700
www.mateotapas.com

finalists

Monuts
Pizzeria Toro
Rise

New restaurant in Orange/Chatham County

Kipos
431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-425-0760
www.kiposgreektaverna.com

finalists

Lucha Tigre
Oakleaf
Venable Rotisserie Bistro

New restaurant in Wake County

The Fiction Kitchen
428 S Dawson St, Raleigh
919-831-4177
www.thefictionkitchen.com

finalists

Bida Manda
Bolt Bistro & Bar
Top This!

Outdoor dining in Durham County

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

www.geerstreetgarden.com

finalists

Alivia's Durham Bistro
Guglhupf
Vin Rouge

Outdoor dining in Orange/Chatham County

Top of the Hill
100 E Franklin St, 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill
919-929-8676
www.thetopofthehill.com

finalists

Acme
Crook's Corner
Weaver Street Market

Outdoor dining in Wake County

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

finalists

Humble Pie
Mellow Mushroom
The Raleigh Times Bar
Vivace

Pie

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

Foster's Market
Scratch
Southern Season

Restaurant with gluten-free options

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

finalists

Bella Monica
The Fiction Kitchen
Sugarland

Ribs

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

finalists

The Blue Note Grill
Hillsborough BBQ Company
The Q Shack

Romantic restaurant

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

finalists

411 West
Nana's
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
Vin Rouge

Salad

Saladelia
Various locations
www.saladelia.com

finalists

Lilly's Pizza
Sweet Tomatoes
Whole Foods Market

Sandwich

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

finalists

Neal's Deli
Parker and Otis
Toast

Seafood

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

finalists

42nd St. Oyster Bar
Blu Seafood and Bar
Bonefish Grill

Southern cuisine

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

finalists

Crook's Corner
Lucky 32
The Pit
Watts Grocery

Steak

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

finalists

Bin 54
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Sullivan's

Steak & cheese

Anvil's Cheesesteaks
2893 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh
919-854-0558
www.anvilscheesesteaks.com

finalists

Italian Pizzeria III
Jersey Mike's
Randy's Pizza

Subs

Jersey Mike's
Various locations
www.jerseymikes.com

finalists

Firehouse Subs
Jimmy John's
Subway
Which Wich

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

411 West
Crook's Corner
Elmo's Diner
Weathervane at Southern Season

Sunday brunch in Wake County

Brigs
Various locations
www.brigs.com

finalists

Capital Club 16
Coquette
Humble Pie
The Irregardless

Sushi

Tasu/Shiki Sushi
207 NC Hwy 54, Durham
919-484-4108
8919 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh
919-544-8474
2007 Walnut St, Cary
919-896-7289
www.tasunc.com

finalists

Akai Hana
Sono
Sushi Love

Taquería

Chubby's Tacos
Various locations
www.chubbystacos.com

finalists

Los Comales
Nanataco
Taqueria la Vaquita

Thai

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

finalists

Sawasdee
Sushi Thai
Thai Palace
Twisted Noodles

Turkish

Talulla's
456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-933-1177
www.talullas.com

finalists

Bosphorus
Mediterranean Deli
Troy Mezze Lounge

Vegan friendly

The Fiction Kitchen
428 S Dawson St, Raleigh
919-831-4177
www.thefictionkitchen.com

finalists

Sage
The Remedy Diner
Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Vegetarian friendly

The Fiction Kitchen
428 S Dawson St, Raleigh
919-831-4177
www.thefictionkitchen.com

finalists

Spotted Dog
The Irregardless
The Remedy Diner

Veggie burger

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

finalists

Bull City Burger and Brewery
BurgerFi
Chuck's
Only Burger

Vietnamese

Lime & Basil
200 W Franklin St, Suite 130, Chapel Hill
919-967-5055
www.limeandbasil.com

finalists

Bahn's Cuisine
Dalat Oriental Restaurant
Pho 9N9
Pho Far East

Wait staff in Durham County

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

finalists

Mateo
Nana's
Watts Grocery

Wait staff in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists

Acme
Crook's Corner
Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Wait staff in Wake County

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

finalists

Angus Barn
Capital Club 16
The Fiction Kitchen

Wine list

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

finalists

Glasshalfull
Mateo
Six Plates

Wings

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

finalists

Buffalo Brothers
Buffalo Wings & Rings
Wild Wing Cafe
Wings Over Chapel Hill


Corrections: In the accompanying photos, pictured is Triangle Krav Maga (not Krav Maga Raleigh).

  • House painter: The full company name is Primary Painting of Cary (not just Primary Painting).
  • Local fashion designer: A line break was missing between Rocket Betty and Stitch.
  • Bike shop: The Bicycle Chain website is www.thebicyclechain.com (not www.bicyclechain.com).
  • Hair salon in Wake County: The company name is Blo (not Blow).

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