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Writers Picks

Best creepy abandoned castle

Best puppet theater (with apologies to Paperhand)

Best fancy-pants movie experience

Best palace of puzzles

Best place to dance on roller skates

Best place to pretend you're bowling in virtual reality

Best venue that isn't a venue

Best venue that doesn't exist

Best album we're still waiting for

Most confusing annual festival

Best unexpected public art

Best place to play bumper pool in shorts

Best place to look at weird art

Best place to hear poetry

Best place to look at art mid-bender

Best power-broker dining spot in Raleigh

Best power broker dining spot in Durham

Best restaurant bread service

Best place to live out your Drunktown fantasies

Best case for an exception to the smoking ban

Best place to get drunk with your dog

Best place to get excited about bread

Best place to get strange beer for cheap

Best Sunday morning traffic jam

Best downtown Durham standby

Best beverage district you've never heard of

Best broke sweet treat

Best place to eat with your hands

Best place to watch the sunset

Best place to meet a ghost

Best local tempeh

Best secret vegetarian junk food

Best place to eat cheese fries for dinner

Best cocktail with peanuts in it

Best free happy hour

Best place to make appetizers a meal

Best barbecue for vegetarians

Best bar you don't go to (and please don't start)

Best diner your trendy friends don't know about

Best not-complete-garbage drunk food

Best place to feel old

Best place to stop and smell the flowers in Raleigh

Best place to stop and smell the flowers in Durham

Best place to hike a mountain

Best park that is not technically a park

Best place to fly

Best place to disappear

Best local marathon

Best place to observe latest trends in exercise fashion

Best place to find every cosmetic product you'll ever need

Best place to shop for an embalmed two-headed turtle

Best place to ponder cultural appropriation

Best place to vape

Best place to find a rare record to brag about

Best place to buy church pews (or almost anything else)

Best place to find weird stuff to brag about

Best cheap mani/pedi

Best place to buy gifts for your parents

Best holdout in Durham

Best HB 2 fact-check

Best place to believe in the state's future

Best place to despair about the state's future

Best avant-garde bathrooms

Best place to die a fiery death

Best building that shouldn't be where it is

Best local politician keeping it real

Best boondoggle

Best thing Paul Stam is actually right about

Best place to find the worst people in the Triangle

Best place to learn the difference between a sousaphone and a euphonium

Best new liberal lion

Best DPD foil

Best place to get lost in local sci-fi and fantasy

Best place to smoke weed in public

Best local reporter we'd like to see interview Governor McCrory

Best pawn shop at which to buy an electric guitar

Best store that has a "holiday sale" on 4/20

Best vision for expansion

Best place to buy an Edgar Allan Poe prayer candle

Best place to get hitched

Best place to buy poetry books

Best place to buy a Mark Jacobson Toyota

Best Bagel

Monuts

1002 Ninth Street, Durham

Finalists: The Bagel Bar, New York Bagel and Deli, Weaver Street Market

Best Bakery in Durham County

Guglhupf

2706 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham

Finalists: Loaf, Rise, Scratch Baking

Best Bakery in Orange/Chatham County

Weaver Street Market

Multiple locations, weaverstreetmarket.coop

Finalists: Bread & Butter Bakery & Coffeeshop, The Phoenix Bakery, Sugarland

Best Bakery in Wake County

La Farm Bakery

4248 Northwest Cary Parkway, Cary

Finalists: Boulted Bread, lucettegrace, Yellow Dog Bread Company

Best Barbecue in Durham County

The Original Q Shack

2510 University Drive, Durham

Finalists: Backyard BBQ Pit, Picnic, The Pit

Best Barbecue in Orange/Chatham County

Allen & Son BBQ

6203 Millhouse Road, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Acme Food & Beverage Co., Hillsborough BBQ Company, The Pig

Best Barbecue in Wake County

The Pit

328 West Davie Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Clyde Cooper's BBQ, Danny's BBQ, Ole Time Barbeque

Best Biscuits in Durham County

Rise

Multiple locations, risebiscuitsdonuts.com

Finalists: Monuts, Pie Pushers, Scratch Baking

Best Biscuits in Orange/Chatham County

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

1305 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Neal's Deli, Rise, Time-Out

Best Biscuits in Wake County

Rise

Multiple locations, risebiscuitsdonuts.com

Finalists: Beasley's Chicken + Honey, Flying Biscuit Café, Jubala Coffee

Best Bloody Mary in Durham County

Motorco/Parts&Labor

723 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham

Finalists: Geer Street Garden, Harvest 18, Watts Grocery

Best Bloody Mary in Orange/Chatham County

Acme Food & Beverage Co.

110 East Main Street, Carrboro

Finalists: City Tap, LaPlace Louisiana Cookery, Venable Bistro

Best Bloody Mary in Wake County

The Raleigh Times

14 East Hargett Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Flying Biscuit Café, Jose and Sons, NoFo at the Pig

Best Bread in Durham County

Guglhupf

2706 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham

Finalists: The French Corner Bakery, Loaf, Ninth Street Bakery

Best Bread in Orange/Chatham County

Weaver Street Market

Multiple locations, weaverstreetmarket.coop

Finalists: Bread & Butter Bakery & Coffeeshop, Chicken Bridge Bakery, Great Harvest Bread Company

Best Bread in Wake County

La Farm Bakery

4248 Northwest Cary Pkwy, Cary

Finalists: Boulted Bread, Great Harvest Bread Company, Yellow Dog Bread Company

Best Breakfast in Durham County

Elmo's Diner

776 9th Street, Durham

Finalists: Monuts, Rise, Scratch Baking

Best Breakfast in Orange/Chatham County

Elmo's Diner

200 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Acme Food & Beverage Co., Breadmen's, Neal's Deli

Best Breakfast in Wake County

Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

220 Wolfe Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Brigs Restaurant, Joule Coffee & Table, La Farm Bakery

Best Brewery in Durham County

Fullsteam Brewery

726 Rigsbee Avenue Durham

Finalists: Bull City Burger and Brewery, Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Triangle Brewing Co.

Best Brewery in Orange/Chatham County

Mystery Brewing

437 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough

Finalists: Carolina Brewery, Steel String Brewery, YesterYears Brewery

Best Brewery in Wake County

Trophy Brewing

827 West Morgan Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Big Boss Brewing Company, Crank Arm Brewing Company, Raleigh Brewing Company

Best Burger in Durham County

Bull City Burger and Brewery

107 East Parrish Street, Durham

Finalists: Dain's Place, Only Burger, Town Hall Burger and Beer

Best Burger in Orange/Chatham County

Al's Burger Shack

516 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Buns, Linda's Bar and Grill, The Wooden Nickel

Best Burger in Wake County

Chuck's

237 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh

Finalists: MoJoe's Burger Joint, Players Retreat, Tribeca Tavern

Best Burrito in Durham County

Cosmic Cantina

1920 Perry Street, Durham

Finalists: Chubby's Tacos, NanaTaco, Taqueria la Vaquita

Best Burrito in Orange/Chatham County

Carrburritos

711 West Rosemary Street, Carrboro

Finalists: The Colorado Burrito, Cosmic Cantina, Fiesta Grill

Best Burrito in Wake County

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila

Multiple locations, website

Finalists: Baja Burrito, Chubby's Tacos, Salsa Fresh

Best Caribbean or Cuban

Old Havana Sandwich Shop

310 East Main Street, Durham

Finalists: Carmen's Cuban Café, Cuban Revolution, Jamaica Jamaica

Best Chef in Durham County

Matt Kelly (Mateo Bar de Tapas, Vin Rouge)

109 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham; 2010 Hillsborough Road, Durham

Finalists: Aaron Benjamin (Gocciolina), Scott Howell (Nana's), Amy Tornquist (Watts Grocery)

Best Chef in Orange/Chatham County

Andrea Reusing (Lantern)

423 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Vimala Rajendran (Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe), Bill Smith (Crook's Corner), Aaron Vandemark (Panciuto)

Best Chef in Wake County

Ashley Christensen (Poole's, Death & Taxes, etc.)

ac-restaurants.com

Finalists: Scott Crawford (Standard Foods), Cheetie Kumar (Garland), Regan Stachler (Little Hen)

Best Chinese Restaurant in Durham County

Happy China

2505 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham

Finalists: Hong Kong, Neo-China, Shanghai

Best Chinese Restaurant in Orange/Chatham County

Gourmet Kingdom

301 East Main Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Hunam, Jade Palace, Red Lotus

Best Chinese Restaurant in Wake County

David's Dumpling and Noodle Bar

1900 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Beansprout Chinese Restaurant, Peace China, Red Dragon

Best Chocolate in Durham County

Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop

121 North Gregson Street, Durham

Finalists: Cocoa Cinnamon, Miel Bon Bons, Parker & Otis

Best Chocolate in Orange/Chatham County

Southern Season

201 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Chapel Hill Toffee, Chocolatay Confections, Matthew's Chocolates

Best Chocolate in Wake County

Videri Chocolate

327 West Davie Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Escazu Artisan Chocolates, lucettegrace, Chocolate Smiles

Best Coffee Shop in Durham County

Cocoa Cinnamon

420 West Geer Street, Durham | 2627 Hillsborough Road, Durham | http://www.cocoacinnamon.com/

Finalists: Joe Van Gogh, Beyù Caffè, Respite Cafe

Best Coffee Shop in Orange/Chatham County

Caffé Driade

1215 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Cup A Joe, Looking Glass Café, Open Eye Cafe

Best Coffee Shop in Wake County

Cup A Joe

Multiple locations, cupajoe.com

Finalists: BREW, Joule Coffee & Table, Sola Coffee Cafe

Best Cupcake in Durham County

Mad Hatter Bakeshop & Cafe

1802 West Main Street, Durham

Finalists: The Cupcake Bar, Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop, Smallcakes

Best Cupcake in Orange/Chatham County

Sugarland

140 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Cafe Carolina & Bakery, Kelley G Cupcakes, Phoenix Bakery

Best Cupcake in Wake County

Gigi's Cupcakes

1028 Oberlin Road Raleigh

Finalists: The Cupcake Shoppe, Smallcakes, Sugarland

Best Deli in Durham County

Foster's Market

2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham

Finalists: Durham Co-op Market, Parker & Otis, Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop

Best Deli in Orange/Chatham County

Mediterranean Deli

410 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Bona Fide Sandwich Co., Neal's Deli, TRU

Best Deli in Wake County

Neomonde

3817 Beryl Road, Raleigh

Finalists: Manhattan Cafe, New York Bagel and Deli, The Village Deli

Best Desserts in Durham County

The Parlour

117 Market Street, Durham

Finalists: Guglhupf, Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop, Scratch Baking

Best Desserts in Orange/Chatham County

Sugarland

140 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Chocolatay Confections, LaPlace Louisiana Cookery, Matthew's Chocolates

Best Desserts in Wake County

lucettegrace

235 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Hayes Barton Cafe, Bittersweet, Smallcakes

Best Distillery in the Triangle

Durham Distillery

711 Washington Street, Durham

Finalists: TOPO Organic Spirits, The Brothers Vilgalys, Fair Game Beverage Co.

Best Donut

Rise

8200 Renaissance Parkway, Durham

Finalists: Baker's Dozen Donuts, Duck Donuts, Monuts

Best Draft Beer Selection in Durham County

Sam's Bottle Shop

1112 N.C.-54, Durham

Finalists: Tyler's, Growler Grlz, The Glass Jug

Best Draft Beer Selection in Orange/Chatham County

Beer Study

106 North Graham Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Tyler's, Wooden Nickel Pub, Mystery Brewing

Best Draft Beer Selection in Wake County

Raleigh Beer Garden

614 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh

Finalists: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Busy Bee Cafe, BottleMixx

Best Food Truck

Chirba Chirba Dumpling

chirbachirba.com

Finalists: American Meltdown, Pie Pushers, KoKyu

Best French Restaurant

Vin Rouge

2010 Hillsborough Road, Durham

Finalists: Coquette Brasserie, Provence, Rue Cler

Best Fries in Durham County

Bull City Burger and Brewery

107 East Parrish Street, Durham

Finalists: Bull McCabe's, The Federal, Geer Street Garden

Best Fries in Orange / Chatham County

Al's Burger Shack

516 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Linda's Bar and Grill, Spotted Dog, Tyler's

Best Fries in Wake County

Chuck's

237 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Capital Club 16, Carolina Ale House, Kings North Hills

Best Frozen Treats

Maple View Farm

3109 Dairyland Road, Hillsborough

Finalists: Locopops, The Parlour, Yogurt Pump

Best Greek Restaurant

Mediterranean Deli

410 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Kipos, Spartacus Restaurant, Taverna Agora

Best Guacamole

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila

Multiple locations, gonzatacosytequila.com

Finalists: Carrburritos, Dos Perros, Guasaca

Best Hot Dog

Snoopy's

Multiple locations, snoopys.com

Finalists: King's Sandwich Shop, The Roast Grill, Tasty 8's

Best Indian Restaurant

Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

431 West Franklin Street #415, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Cholanad, Mint, Sitar

Best Irish Pub

Bull McCabe's

427 West Main Street, Durham

Finalists: Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant, James Joyce, Trali

Best Italian Restaurant in Durham County

Gocciolina

3314 Guess Road, Durham

Finalists: The Boot, Lucia, Pulcinella's Italina Restaurant

Best Italian Restaurant in Orange/Chatham County

411 West Italian Cafe

411 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Antonia's, Il Palio, Panciuto

Best Italian Restaurant in Wake County

Bella Monica

3121 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh

Finalists: Daniel's Restaurant & Catering, Gravy Italian-American Kitchen, Piccolo Italia

Best Japanese Restaurant in Durham County

Dashi

415 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham

Finalists: Basan Bull City Sushi, Shiki Sushi, Yamazushi

Best Japanese Restaurant in Orange/Chatham County

Akai Hana

206 West Main Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Japan Express, Kurama, Oishii

Best Japanese Restaurant in Wake County

Waraji

5910 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh

Finalists: Ajisai Japanese Fusion, Kanki, Sono

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant in Durham County

Elmo's Diner

776 9th Street, Durham

Finalists: Bull City Burger and Brewery, Pompieri Pizza, Geer Street Garden

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant in Orange/Chatham County

Elmo's Diner

200 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Carolina Ale House, Radius Pizzeria, The Shoppe Bar & Meatball Kitchen

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant in Wake County

Carolina Ale House

Multiple locations, carolinaalehouse.com

Finalists: Chow, Kings North Hills, Sassool

Best Late Night Meal in Durham County

Motorco/Parts & Labor

723 Rigsbee Avenue, Suite A, Durham

Finalists: Cosmic Cantina, Dashi, Heavenly Buffaloes

Best Late Night Meal in Orange/Chatham County

The Wooden Nickel

105 North Churton Street, Hillsborough

Finalists: Cosmic Cantina, Linda's Bar and Grill, Time-Out

Best Late Night Meal in Wake County

The Raleigh Times

14 East Hargett Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Capital Club 16, Mecca, MoJoe's Burger Joint

Best Latin American Restaurant in Durham County

Dos Perros

200 North Mangum Street, Durham

Finalists: Blue Corn Cafe, Luna Rotisserie & Empanadas, Mesa Latin Kitchen

Best Latin American Restaurant in Orange/Orange County

Fiesta Grill

3307 N.C-54 West, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Calavera Empanada & Tequila Bar, El Restaurante Ixtapa, Lucha Tigre

Best Latin American Restaurant in Wake County

Alpaca Peruvian Chicken (formerly Mami Nora's)

Multiple locations, www.alpacachicken.com

Finalists: Centro, Guasaca, Oakwood Cafe

Best Mediterranean

Mediterranean Deli

410 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Neomonde, Sassool, Sitti

Best Mexican Restaurant in Durham County

NanaTaco

2512 University Drive, Durham

Finalists: Dos Perros, Gonza Tacos Y Tequila, Taqueria la Vaquita

Best Mexican Restaurant in Orange/Chatham County

Fiesta Grill

3307 N.C-54 West, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Bandido's Mexican Cafe, El Restaurante Ixtapa, Monterrey

Best Mexican Restaurant in Wake County

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila

Multiple locations, gonzatacosytequila.com

Finalists: Centro, El Rodeo, Jose and Sons

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Mediterranean Deli

410 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Neomonde, Sassool, Sitti

Best New Restaurant in Durham County

Luna Rotisserie & Empanadas

112 West Main Street, Durham

Finalists: KoKyu Na'Mean, Lucia, Picnic

Best New Restaurant in Orange/Chatham County

Pizzeria Mercato

408 West Weaver Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Imbibe, The Shoppe Bar & Meatball Kitchen, Trilogy

Best New Restaurant in Wake County

Death & Taxes

105 West Hargett Street, Raleigh

Finalists: more. kitchen & bar, P.G. Werth's, Standard Foods

Best Outdoor Dining in Durham County

Guglhupf

2706 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham

Finalists: Geer Street Garden, Motorco/Parts & Labor, Vin Rouge

Best Outdoor Dining in Orange / Chatham County

Weaver Street Market

Multiple locations, weaverstreetmarket.coop

Finalists: Acme Food & Beverage Co., Crook's Corner, Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Best Outdoor Dining in Wake County

Humble Pie

317 South Harrington Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Boylan Bridge Brewpub, The Station, Taverna Agora

Best Pie in Durham County

Scratch Baking

111 West Orange Street, Durham

Finalists: East Durham Pie Company, Foster's Market, Refectory Cafe

Best Pie in Orange/Chatham County

Mama Dip's

408 West Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Acme Food & Beverage Co., LaPlace Louisiana Cookery, Weaver Street Market

Best Pie in Wake County

Hayes Barton Cafe

2000 Fairview Road, Raleigh

Finalists: Angus Barn, Bittersweet, Slice Pie Company

Best Pizza in Durham County

Pizzeria Toro

105 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham

Finalists: Lilly's Pizza, Pompieri Pizza, Randy's Pizza

Best Pizza in Orange/Chatham County

Italian Pizerria 3

508 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Alfredo's Pizza Villa, Pizzeria Mercato, Radius Pizzeria

Best Pizza in Wake County

Lilly's Pizza

1813 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh

Finalists: Capital Creations Gourmet Pizza, Randy's Pizza, Trophy Brewing

Best Restaurant in the Triangle

Mateo bar de tapas

109 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham

Finalists: Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar, Fiction Kitchen, Lantern

Best Salad in Durham County

Saladelia Cafe

4201 University Drive, #101, Durham, 

Finalists: Geer Street Garden, Pizzeria Toro, Toast

Best Salad in Orange/Chatham County

Mediterranean Deli

410 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Sage Cafe, Southern Season, Spotted Dog

Best Salad in Wake County

Happy + Hale

443 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Manhattan Cafe, Sassool, Trophy Brewing

Best Sandwich in Durham County

Toast

345 West Main Street, Durham

Finalists: KoKyu Na'Mean, Old Havana Sandwich Shop, Parker & Otis

Best Sandwich in Orange/Chatham County

Merritt's Store & Grill

1009 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Neal's Deli, Sage Cafe, Sandwhich

Best Sandwich in Wake County

The Remedy Diner

137 East Hargett Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Capital Club 16, Manhattan Cafe, Person Street Pharmacy

Best Seafood Restaurant

Saltbox Seafood Joint

608 North Mangum Street, Durham

Finalists: 42nd Street Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, Blu Seafood and Bar, Squid's

Best Southern Food

Crook's Corner

610 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Dame's Chicken and Waffles, Mama Dip's, Poole's Diner

Best Sports Bar in Durham County

Tobacco Road

280 South Mangum Street, Durham

Finalists: Bull McCabe's, Dain's Place, Tyler's

Best Sports Bar in Orange/Chatham County

Tyler's

102 East Main Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Carolina Ale House, Linda's Bar and Grill, Tobacco Road

Best Sports Bar in Wake County

The Player's Retreat

105 Oberlin Road, Raleigh

Finalists: Carolina Ale House, Lynnwood Grill, Woody's Sports Tavern & Grill, Sammy's

Best Steak in Durham County

NanaSteak

345 Blackwell Street, Durham

Finalists: Metro 8, the restaurant at the Durham, Vin Rouge

Best Steak in Orange/Chatham County

Bin 54

1201-M Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Acme Food & Beverage Co., Jujube, Kitchen

Best Steak in Wake County

Angus Barn

9401 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh

Finalists: Death & Taxes, Little Hen, The Peddler Steak House

Best Sunday Brunch in Durham County

Watts Grocery

1116 Broad Street, Durham

Finalists: Geer Street Garden, Rue Cler, Vin Rouge

Best Sunday Brunch in Orange/Chatham County

Acme Food & Beverage Co.

110 East Main Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Crook's Corner, Laplace Louisiana Cookery, Venable Bistro

Best Sunday Brunch in Wake County

Flying Biscuit Cafe

2016 Clark Avenue, Raleigh

Finalists: Capital Club 16, Fiction Kitchen, Joule Coffee & Table

Best Sushi in Durham County

Shiki Sushi

207 N.C.-54, Durham

Finalists: Basan Bull City Sushi, M Sushi, Sake Bomb

Best Sushi in Orange/Chatham County

Akai Hana

206 West Main Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Kurama, Oishii, Spicy 9

Best Sushi in Wake County

Waraji

5910 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh

Finalists: Sono, Sushi Blues, Sushi Thai

Best Tapas

Mateo bar de tapas

109 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham

Finalists: Humble Pie, Juju, Taberna Tapas

Best Taqueria

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila

Multiple locations, gonzatacosytequila.com

Finalists: Chubby's Tacos, Taqueria El Toro, Taqueria la Vaquita

Best Thai Restaurant

Thai Cafe

2501 University Drive, #10, Durham

Finalists: Pad Thai, Sawasdee, Twisted Noodles

Best Turkish Restaurant

Talullas

456 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Babylon, Bosphorus, Troy Mezze Lounge

Best Vegan-friendly Restaurant in Durham County

Vegan Flava Cafe

4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham

Finalists: Durham Co-op Market, Luna Rotisserie & Empanadas, Refectory Cafe

Best Vegan-friendly Restaurant in Orange / Chatham County

Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

431 West Franklin Street #415, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Mediterranean Deli, Sage Cafe, Spotted Dog

Best Vegan-friendly Restaurant in Wake County

Fiction Kitchen

428 South Dawson Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Garland, Irregardless Cafe, The Remedy Diner

Best Veggie Burger in Durham County

Bull City Burger and Brewery

107 East Parrish Street, Durham

Finalists: Burger Bach, Only Burger, The Federal

Best Veggie Burger in Orange/Chatham County

Al's Burger Shack

516 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Buns, Sage Cafe, Spotted Dog

Best Veggie Burger in Wake County

The Remedy Diner

137 East Hargett Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Busy Bee Cafe, Chuck's, MoJoe's Burger Joint

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

Lime & Basil

200 West Franklin Street, #130, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Bahn's Cuisine, Pho Far East, Saigon Grill

Best Wait Staff

Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar

222 South Blount Street, Raleigh

Finalists: The Blue Note Grill, Flying Biscuit Café, Linda's Bar and Grill

Best Wine List in Durham County

Mateo bar de tapas

109 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham

Finalists: Counting House, Nana's, Vin Rouge

Best Wine List in Orange/Chatham County

Glasshalfull

106 South Greensboro Street, Carrboro

Finalists: 411 West Italian Cafe, Fearrington House Restaurant, West End Wine Bar

Best Wine List in Wake County

Poole's Diner

426 South McDowell Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Bella Monica, Little Hen, more. kitchen & bar

Best Wings in Durham County

Heavenly Buffaloes

1807 West Markham Ave, Durham

Finalists: The Blue Note Grill, Mattie B's Public House, Oval Park Grille

Best Wings in Orange/Chatham County

The Wooden Nickel

105 North Churton Street, Hillsborough

Finalists: Linda's Bar and Grill, Wingman, Wings Over Chapel Hill

Best Wings in Wake County

Woody's Sports Tavern & Grill

8322 Chapel Hill Road, Cary

Finalists: Carolina Ale House, Kings North Hills, Soo Café

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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