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Best of the Triangle 2014 Results

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to this year's winners and finalists! And thank you to everyone who voted. More than 7,500 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 7.

Join us for good music, food and beer and help us recognize our winners and finalists. Restaurants wil be offering samples of their cuisine, while retail and service businesses will be showcasing their talents. Enjoy the celebration and we'll see you Saturday, June 7, 4-10 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.

Congratulations to this year's Best of artist, Ron Liberti.

Click here to read the Best of the Triangle 2014 voters' comments.

Thank you to this year's sponsor, Durham’s newest Harley-Davidson dealership, Rommel Harley.

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Goods


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

finalists
La Farm Bakery
Scratch
Sugarland
Yellow Dog Bread Co.

BIKE SHOP
Oak City Cycling
212 E Franklin St, Raleigh
919-436-0527
oakcitycycling.com

finalists
All-Star Bike Shop
Back Alley Bikes
Performance Bicycle
The Bicycle Chain

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
2237 Avent Ferry Rd #101, Raleigh
919-821-7766
www.schoolkidsrecords.com

finalists
All Day Records
Bull City Records
CD Alley
Offbeat Music

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORE
The Red Hen
201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC
919-942-4420
www.theredhen.com

finalists
Glee Kids
Lamb’s Ear
Nüvonivo

CHILDREN’S TOY STORE
The Children’s Store
243 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill
919-942-8027
www.thechildrensstoreinc.com

finalists
Ali Cat
Science Safari
The Play House

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

finalists
Atomic Empire
Capitol Comics II
Comic Book Store
Foundation’s Edge
Ultimate Comics

CONSIGNMENT SHOP IN DURHAM COUNTY
Fifi’s Fine Resale Apparel
1000 W Main St #1-B, Durham
919-806-3434
www.fifisconsignment.com

finalists
Classic Treasures
Plato’s Closet
Refinements

CONSIGNMENT SHOP IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
The Stock Exchange
6120 Farrington Rd #B, Chapel Hill
919-403-9977
www.chapelhillstockexchange.com

finalists
Clothes Mentor
My Secret Closet
The Red Hen

CONSIGNMENT SHOP IN WAKE COUNTY
Revolver Consignment Boutique
124 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-834-3053
revolverboutique.com

finalists
Dress
Passage Consignment Shoppe
Uptown Cheapskate

CRAFT OR GIFT SHOP
Deco Raleigh
19 W Hargett St, Raleigh
919-828-5484

finalists
Cameron’s
Morgan Imports Ltd
Womancraft Handcrafted Gifts

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

finalists
The Scrap Exchange
Vert & Vogue
Weaver Street Market
Whole Foods Market

ETHNIC MARKET
Li Ming’s Global Mart
3400 Westgate Dr, Durham
919-401-5212
lm-globalmart.com

finalists
Cost Plus World Market
Grand Asia Market
Neomonde

FAIR TRADE STORE
Ten Thousand Villages
Eastgate Shopping Center, 1800 E Franklin St, Cameron Village, 435 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh
919-929-8022, 919-821-1100
www.tenthousandvillages.com

finalists
One World Market
Weaver Street Market
Whole Foods Market

FARMER’S MARKET VENDOR
Locals Seafood
Various locations
919-675-2722
localsseafood.com

finalists
Bluebird Meadows
Fickle Creek Farm
Lil’ Farm

FLORIST
University Florist & Gift Shop
124 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-929-1119
universityflorist.com

finalists
Fallon’s Flowers
Floral Dimensions
Kelly Odom Flowers
Ninth Street Flowers

GAMING STORE
Atomic Empire
3400 Westgate Dr, Durham
919-490-7900
www.atomicempire.com

finalists
Event Horizon Games, Raleigh
Game Theory
The Gamer’s Armory

GARDEN STORE
Logan Trading Company
707 Semart Dr, Raleigh
919-828-5337
logantrd.com

finalists
Fifth Season Gardening Co.
Garden Supply Co.
Stone Bros. & Byrd

JEWELRY STORE IN DURHAM COUNTY
Jewelsmith
2200 W Main St, Durham
919-286-2990
jewelsmith.com

finalists
Atelier N
Hamilton Hill
Light Years

JEWELRY STORE IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
William Travis Jewelry
201 S Estes Dr #400 D, Chapel Hill
919-968-0011
www.williamtravisjewelry.com

finalists
Goldworks
Grimball Jewelers
Light Years
Spiral Studios

JEWELRY STORE IN WAKE COUNTY
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Cameron Village, 415 Daniels St, Raleigh
Crabtree Valley Mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-829-7337, 919-788-7500
www.baileybox.com

finalists
Diamonds Direct
Ora
Zass Design

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

finalists
Flyleaf Books
McIntyre’s Books
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Reader’s Corner

LOCAL CHEESE PRODUCER
Chapel Hill Creamery
615 Chapel Hill Creamery Rd, Chapel Hill
919-967-3757
northcarolinafarmhousecheeses.com

finalists
Goat Lady Dairy
Hillsborough Cheese Company
Prodigal Farm
The Inn at Celebrity Dairy

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
Holly Aiken
20 E Hargett St, Raleigh
919-833-8770
hollyaiken.com

finalists
Jessica Moore
Judah Ross
Justin LeBlanc
Raleigh Denim

LOCAL HARDWARE STORE
Ace Hardware
Various locations
www.acehardware.com

finalists
Briggs Hardware
Burke Brothers
Fitch Lumber
Public Hardware

LOCAL STORE TO BUY LINGERIE
Frisky Business Boutique
1720 New Raleigh Hwy, Durham
919-957-4441
www.friskystore.com

finalists
Adam & Eve
Cherry Pie
Night Gallery

LOCAL WINE STORE
Wine Authorities
2501 University Dr, Durham, 211 E Franklin St, Raleigh
919-489-2884, 919-831-9463
www.wineauthorities.com

finalists
BottleMixx
Cave Taureau Wines
The Raleigh Wine Shop

LOCAL WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE
Vert & Vogue
Brightleaf Square, 905 W Main St, Durham
919-251-8537
www.vertandvogue.com

finalists
Bevello
Magpie
Uniquities

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

finalists
Great Yarns
Hillsborough Yarn Shop
Yarn Tree Studio

NEW BUSINESS IN DURHAM COUNTY
Oliver’s Collar
Woodcroft Shopping Center, 4711 Hope Valley Rd #4B, Durham
919-401-4888
www.oliverscollar.com

finalists
Broadway Veterinary Hospital
Dear Hearts
Other End of the Leash

NEW BUSINESS IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
To the Woods
601 W Rosemary St #103, Chapel Hill
919-903-8593
www.tothewoodssalon.com
TrySports
University Mall, 201 S Estes Dr #D14, Chapel Hill
919-636-7461

finalists
Al’s Burger Shack
Rumors
Steel String Craft Brewery

NEW BUSINESS IN WAKE COUNTY
Arrow Haircuts
419 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh
919-977-6452
arrowhaircuts.com

finalists
Better Dental
Paddy O’Beers
Whisk
Wine Authorities

OUTDOOR OUTFITTER
REI
Various locations
www.rei.com

finalists
Apex Outfitter & Board Co.
Great Outdoor Provision Co.
Townsend Bertram & Co.

PLACE TO BUY A MATTRESS
The Original Mattress Factory
Various locations
www.originalmattress.com

finalists
Fred’s Beds
Mattress Firm
Sleepy’s
The Better Sleep Store

PLACE TO BUY A NEW VEHICLE
Leith Cars
Various locations
www.leithcars.com

finalists
Crown Honda of Southpoint
Fred Anderson Toyota
Johnson Lexus of Raleigh

PLACE TO BUY A PRE-OWNED VEHICLE
CarMax
3809 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, 8520 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-325-2273, 919-783-9494
www.carmax.com

finalists
Capital Ford
Chris Leith Pre-Owned
Combustion Cycles

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

finalists
Matthew’s Chocolates
Parker & Otis
Southern Season
Videri Chocolate Factory

PLACE TO BUY DANCEWEAR
Linden’s Dancewear
3642 Shannon Rd, Durham
919-401-2910
www.lindensdancewear.com

finalists
Dance Design
Frisky Business Boutique
Relevé Dancewear

PLACE TO BUY EROTIC GIFTS
Cherry Pie
1819 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, 6311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-928-0499, 919-803-6392
www.cherrypieonline.com

finalists
Adam & Eve
Frisky Business Boutique
Priscilla McCall’s

PLACE TO BUY MEN’S CLOTHING
Lumina
123 E Martin St, Raleigh
919-977-0130
www.luminaclothing.com

finalists
Belk
Julian’s
Raleigh Denim
Vert & Vogue

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
Marsh Woodwinds

PLACE TO BUY NEW FURNITURE
Rooms To Go
Various locations
www.roomstogo.com

finalists
Ambiente
Heavner Furniture Market
Home Comfort

PLACE TO BUY PREVIOUSLY OWNED FURNITURE
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Various locations
www.habitat.org/restores

finalists
Classic Treasures
Father & Son Antiques
TROSA Thrift & Frame Store

PLACE TO BUY SHOES
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
Patterson Place, 3615 Witherspoon Blvd, Durham
Crossroads Plaza, 427 Crossroads Blvd, Cary
Triangle Town Commons, 3604 Sumner Blvd, Raleigh
919-493-9280, 919-858-8850, 919-710-8007
www.dsw.com

finalists
Fleet Feet
Mobley’s Shoes
SRI Shoe Warehouse
Vert & Vogue

RETAIL BEER SELECTION
Sam’s Quik shop
1605 Erwin Rd, Durham
919-286-4110
www.samsquikshop.com

finalists
BottleMixx
Bottle Revolution
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
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
The ReUse Warehouse

SEAFOOD MARKET
Earp’s Seafood
1414 S Saunders St, Raleigh
919-833-3158

finalists
Capital Seafood Market
Locals Seafood
Tom Robinson’s Seafood
Whole Foods Market

STORE TO BUY EYEGLASSES
Eye Care Associates
Various locations
www.eyecareassociates.com

finalists
Specs
The Spectacle
Upchurch Optical Center


Odds and Ends


VINTAGE OR ANTIQUE STORE
Father & Son Antiques
107 W Hargett St, Raleigh
919-832-3030

finalists
Beggars & Choosers Antiques
Dolly’s
Hunt & Gather

COLLEGE RADIO STATION
WKNC 88.1
NC State University, Campus Box 8607, 343 Witherspoon Student Center, Raleigh
919-515-2400
www.wknc.org
finalists
WUNC 91.5
WXDU 88.7
WXYC 89.3

COMMERCIAL RADIO STATION
95X
3100 Smoketree Ct #700, Raleigh
919-878-1500
www.newrock95x.com

finalists
G105
WQDR 94.7
WRAL 101.5

LOCAL BLOG
Carpe Durham
carpedurham@carpedurham.com
carpedurham.com

finalists
i suwannee
New Raleigh
Triangle Food Blog

LOCAL PERSON TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM
RDU Baton @rdubaton
www.rdubaton.com

finalists
Christmas Abbott @christmasabbott
Curtis Brown @cbp22
Triangle Explorer @triangleexplorer

LOCAL PERSON TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER
New Raleigh @newraleigh
www.twitter.com/newraleigh

finalists
Joe Ovies @joeovies
Sparky MacMillan @sparkymacmillan
Triangle Explorer @triangleexplorer

LOCAL TELEVISION PERSONALITY
Greg Fishel, WRAL
www.wral.com

finalists
Bill Leslie, WRAL
Don Schwenneker “Big Weather,” WTVD
Penn Holderness

NONPROFIT RADIO STATION
WUNC 91.5
20 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill
919-445-9150
www.wunc.org

finalists
Little Raleigh Radio
WCOM 103.5
WCPE 89.7

PLACE TO PEOPLE WATCH
Weaver Street Market
101 E Weaver St, Carrboro
919-929-0010
www.weaverstreetmarket.coop

finalists
RDU Airport
The Streets at Southpoint
The Raleigh Times Bar

PLACE TO WORK
SAS
100 SAS Campus Dr, Cary
919-677-8000
www.sas.com

finalists
Duke University and Duke Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill
Von Kekel Salon Spa

WALKING/HIKING TRAILS
William B. Umstead State Park
8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-571-4170

finalists
American Tobacco Trail
Capital Area Greenway System
Eno River State Park


Out & About


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

finalists
Artspace
Flanders Gallery
The Carrack Modern Art

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

finalists
Casey Porn, Morning Times
David Gooch, Videri Chocolate Factory
Rajeev Rajendran, Caffe Driade

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

finalists Kit Mason, The Blue Note Grill
Kym Register, The Pinhook
Megan Corneau, Mateo
Scott Ritchie, Vin Rouge

BARTENDER IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Gary Crunkleton
The Crunkleton
320 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-969-1125
www.thecrunkleton.com

finalists
JD Schlick, Beer Study
Lee Waters, Orange County Social Club
Timothy Neil, Peccadillo
Tony Rignola, The Wooden Nickel

BARTENDER IN WAKE COUNTY
Sean McKinney
Trophy Brewing Co.
827 W Morgan St, Raleigh
919-803-4849
www.trophybrewing.com

finalists
Alex Flynn, Greenlight Bar
Hannah Peters, Raleigh Times
Keely Cansler, Flying Saucer
Taylor Homes, Fox Liquor Bar

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

finalists
Acme
NOFO @ the Pig
The Raleigh Times Bar

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

finalists
C. Grace
FOUNDATION
Fox Liquor Bar
The Crunkleton

DANCE CLUB
Neptunes Parlour
14 W Martin St, Raleigh
919-896-7063
www.neptunesparlour.com

finalists
Legends Nightclub
Solas
The Pinhook

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

finalists
Bowbarr
Surf Club
The Cave
The Pinhook

DJ
DJ Triple B
djtripleb@djtripleb.com
919-219-0419
www.djtripleb.com

finalists
DJ Pancakes
DJ Spcl Gst
Fifi Hi-Fi
Mike Morse, 105.1 FM

DRAFT BEER SELECTION
Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom
Various locations
www.tylerstaproom.com
finalists
Busy Bee Cafe
Flying Saucer
The Raleigh Times Bar
Yard House

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

finalists
Flex
The Bar
The Borough
The Pinhook

KARAOKE
Flex
2 West St, Raleigh
919-832-8855
www.flex-club.com

finalists
Star>
The Pickled Onion
The Pinhook

LIVE THEATER COMPANY
PlayMakers Repertory Company
UNC Center for Dramatic Art, Campus Box 3235, Chapel Hill
919-962-7529
www.playmakersrep.org

finalists
Manbites Dog Theater
Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Raleigh Little Theatre

LIVE THEATER VENUE
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St, Durham
919-680-2787
www.dpacnc.com

finalists
Manbites Dog Theater
Paul Green Theatre
Raleigh Little Theatre

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

finalists
Big Boss
Crank Arm Brewing
Steel String Craft Brewery
Trophy Brewing Co.

LOCAL COFFEE SHOP IN DURHAM COUNTY
Cocoa Cinnamon
420 W Geer St, Durham
www.cocoacinnamon.com

finalists
Bean Traders
Joe Van Gogh
Parker & Otis

LOCAL COFFEE SHOP IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Open Eye Café
101 S Greensboro St, Carrboro
919-968-9410
www.openeyecafe.com

finalists
Caffe Driade
Cup A Joe
Looking Glass Cafe

LOCAL COFFEE SHOP IN WAKE COUNTY
Cup A Joe
Various locations
www.cupajoe.com

finalists
Joule Coffee
Morning Times
Sola Coffee Cafe

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

finalists
Centro
Dos Taquitos
Gonza Tacos y Tequila

MUSEUM
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh
919-830-6262
www.ncartmuseum.org

finalists
Museum of Life + Science
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The Nasher Museum

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR IN DURHAM COUNTY
Fullsteam
726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
919-682-2337
www.fullsteam.ag

finalists
Bull McCabes Irish Pub
City Beverage
Surf Club

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Orange County Social Club
108 E Main St, Carrboro
919-933-0669
www.orangecountysocialclub.com

finalists
Bowbarr
The Station
The Wooden Nickel

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR IN WAKE COUNTY
Person Street Bar
805 N Person St, Raleigh
919-977-5952
www.person-street.com

finalists
Lynnwood Grill
The Player’s Retreat
Trophy Brewing Co.

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

finalists
Blue Note Grill
Deep South The Bar
The Station

OUTDOOR MUSIC VENUE
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary
919-462-2025
boothamphitheatre.com

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

PLACE FOR A BLIND DATE IN DURHAM COUNTY
Cocoa Cinnamon
420 W Geer St, Durham
www.cocoacinnamon.com

finalists
Fullsteam
Mateo
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

PLACE FOR A BLIND DATE IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Caffe Driade
1215 E Franklin St, # A, Chapel Hill
919-942-2333
www.caffedriade.com

finalists
Bowbarr
Lantern
Sugarland
Vimala’s Curryblossom Café

PLACE FOR A BLIND DATE IN WAKE COUNTY
Paddy O’Beers
121 Fayetteville St, Raleigh
919-838-0040
www.paddyobeers.com

finalists
FOUNDATION
Sugarland
The Raleigh Times Bar
Videri Chocolate Factory

PLACE TO HEAR COUNTRY OR BLUEGRASS
The Blue Note Grill
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham
919-401-1979
www.thebluenotegrill.com

finalists
Busy Bee Cafe
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
Motorco
The Hive
The Pinhook

PLACE TO HEAR JAZZ OR BLUES
The Blue Note Grill
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham
919-401-1979
www.thebluenotegrill.com

finalists
Beyu Caffé
C.Grace
Papa Mojo’s
Roadhouse

PLACE TO HEAR ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
Cat’s Cradle
300 E Main St, Carrboro
919-967-9053
www.catscradle.com

finalists
Kings
Lincoln Theatre
Motorco

PLACE TO SALSA DANCE
Carmen’s Cuban Cafe
108 Factory Shops Rd, Morrisville
919-467-8080
www.carmenscubancafe.com

finalists
Cimarron Latin Night
Cuban Revolution
Old Havana Sandwich Shop
Paso Dance Studios

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

finalists
Carolina Theatre
ComedyWorx
DSI Comedy Theater
Durham Performing Arts Center

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

finalists
The Players’ Retreat
Snooker’s Billiards
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
London Bridge
Tir Na Nog

PLACE TO WATCH MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Tobacco Road
222 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
280 S Mangum St, Durham
1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill
919-832-3688, 919-937-9909, 919-537-8404
www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com

finalists
Ba-Da Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings
Carolina Ale House

PLACE TO WATCH TELEVISED ACC BASKETBALL IN DURHAM COUNTY
Tobacco Road
280 S Mangum St, Durham
919-937-9909
www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com

finalists
Carolina Ale House
Motorco
Satisfaction
Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom

PLACE TO WATCH TELEVISED ACC BASKETBALL IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Tobacco Road
1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill
919-537-8404
www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com

finalists
Carolina Brewery
Hickory Tavern
Orange County Social Club
Top of the Hill
PLACE TO WATCH TELEVISED ACC BASKETBALL IN WAKE COUNTY
Tobacco Road
222 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-832-3688
www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com

finalists
Carolina Ale House
The Players’ Retreat
Sammy’s
Woody’s

PLACE TO WATCH TELEVISED HOCKEY
Carolina Ale House
Various locations
www.carolinaalehouse.com

finalists
Backyard Bistro
The Players’ Retreat
Tobacco Road

SPORTS BAR
Tobacco Road
222 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
280 S Mangum St, Durham
1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill
919-832-3688, 919-937-9909, 919-537-8404
www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com

finalists
Carolina Ale House
The Pickled Onion
Woody’s

STRIP CLUB
The Men’s Club
3210 Yonkers Rd, Raleigh
919-250-9826
www.mensclubraleigh.com

finalists
Capital Cabaret
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
Mission Valley
Raleigh Grande

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
Varsity Theatre

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

finalists
Flying Saucer
The Pinhook
Tomato Jake’s


Services


ACCOUNTANT
D. Keasler, PLLC
3824 Barrett Dr, # 310, Raleigh
919-747-9194
www.dkeaslerpllc.com

finalists
Blackman & Sloop
Gina DeVine, CPA
Hutchings & Hutchings
Nelson & Company, P.A.

AESTHETIC SURGEON
Dr. Karl W. Schwarz, Schwarz Plastic Surgery
8300 Health Park, # 205, Raleigh
919-848-2423
www.schwarzps.com

finalists
Dr. Charles Finn
Dr. Greg Ruff
Dr. Joseph Franklin
Dr. Ronald E. Riefkohl

AESTHETICIAN
Carlyn Chiddix
Von Kekel Salon Spa
4209-114 Lassiter Mill Rd, Raleigh
919-782-0808
www.vonkekelsalonspa.com

finalists
Emily Ryan MacGregor, The Retreat
Jenny Midgette, Spa Boudoir
Rhonda Coleman, Moss Waxing + Beauty
Von Kekel Salon Spa

ARCHITECT
The Raleigh Architecture Co.
502 S West St, Raleigh
919-831-2955
www.raleigh-architecture.com

finalists
Coby Linton, Linton Architects
Ellen Cassilly, ECA
Louis Cherry Architecture

ATTORNEY
Manning Fulton
3605 Glenwood Ave #500, Raleigh
919-787-8880
www.manningfulton.com

finalists Amos & Amos
Beth Tillman, Tillman, Hinkle & Whichard, PLLC
Marcus E. Hill, Attorney at Law
Todd Jones, Anderson Jones

AUTO REPAIR IN DURHAM COUNTY
Wasp Automotive
4906 Meadow Dr, Durham
919-572-2886
www.waspauto.com

finalists
Massey Brothers Automotive & Towing
Melton’s Service Center
Neal’s Garage

AUTO REPAIR IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Chapel Hill Tire
Various locations
www.chapelhilltire.com

finalists
Al’s Garage
Auto Logic
Auto Pro to Call

AUTO REPAIR SHOP IN WAKE COUNTY
Creech Import Repair, Inc
1818 St Albans Dr #106, Raleigh
(919) 872-1999
www.creechimport.com

finalists
Atlantic Tire & Service
Autobahn Automotive
Village Motor Werks

BARBER SHOP
Arrow Haircuts
419 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh
919-977-6452
www.arrowhaircuts.com

finalists
Dennis Best Men’s Salon
Friendly City Barber Shop
Rock’s Barbershop
The Guys Place

BED & BREAKFAST
The King’s Daughters Inn
204 N Buchanan Blvd, Durham
919-354-7000M
thekingsdaughtersinn.com

finalists
Arrowhead Inn
Cameron Park Inn
Fearrington House Inn

BUTCHER SHOP
Rose’s Meat Market & Sweet Shop
121 N Gregson St, Durham
919-797-2233
rosesmeatsandsweets.com

finalists
Cliff’s Meat Market
King’s Red & White
The Meat House

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

finalists
Bull City Car Wash
Men at Work Car Care Center
The Durham Ritz

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

finalists
Crabtree Chiropractic Center
Dr. Arturo Presas, Chiropractic Partners
Dr. Molly Hall, Active Chiropractic

COMPUTER/ IT SUPPORT
Intrex
Various locations
www.intrex.com

finalists
AppleBuddy
Computer Cellar
Net Friends

DANCE STUDIO
Ninth Street Dance
1920 Perry St, Durham
919-286-6011
www.ninthstreetdance.com

finalists
Barriskill Dance Theatre School
CC & Co. Dance Complex
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Paso Dance Studios

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

finalists
Skin Sense
The Retreat at Brightleaf
Von Kekel Salon Spa

DENTIST IN DURHAM COUNTY
Croasdaile Dental Arts
2900 Croasdaile Dr #5, Durham
919-383-7402
www.croasdailedentalarts.com

finalists
Dr. Amy Gadol, Gadol Family Dentistry
Dr. Lionel M. Nelson, DDS, Nelson Dentistry
Dr. Scott M. Donner, DDS

DENTIST IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Ellis General Dentistry
88 Vilcom Circle, 190, Chapel Hill
919-968-9806
www.dennisellisdds.com

finalists
Dr. Susanne P. Jackson, DDS
Kennedy Dental Group
Sunrise Dental
Wagoner DDS

DENTIST IN WAKE COUNTY
Carolina Dental Spa @ Sarant Dentistry
3713 Benson Dr #102, Raleigh
919-855-8600
www.strikingsmiles.com

finalists
Beavers Family Dentistry
Dr. David Draper DDS of Better Dental
Lane & Associates
P. Alexander Bollendorf, DMD, PA

DERMATOLOGIST
Central Dermatology Center
2238 Nelson Hwy #100, Chapel Hill
919-401-1994
www.centralderm.net

finalists
Blue Ridge Dermatology Associates, PA
Chapel Hill Dermatology
Dr. Eric Challgren, Southern Dermatology
Dr. Garrett S. Bressler, MD

DOG TRAINER OR PET BEHAVIORIST
Dog Fun Forever
922 US 70, Durham
919-452-3764
www.dogfunforever.com

finalists
Cheery Dogs
K9 Solutions
Sally Said So
YAY Dog!

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING FACILITY
The Little School
301 College Park Rd, Hillsborough
1516 Hull Ave, Durham
919-644-1818, 919-354-6600
www.thelittleschool.net

finalists
Bright Horizons
Emerson Waldorf School
The Goddard School

ELECTRIC OR GREEN-POWERED COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
Organic Transit
311 W Corporation St, Durham
919-908-1599
organictranist.com
finalists

Chapel Hill Transit
Greenway Transit
Larry’s Beans Veggie Bus
Quick Moves

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

finalists
Adam Carrington, Carrington Electric, LLC
Miller & Miller Electric, Inc
Jacques Menache, Jacques Menache & Associates

EVENT OR WEDDING PLANNER
A Southern Soiree

3708 Benson Dr, Raleigh
919-280-2045
www.asouthernsoiree.com

finalists
A Swanky Affair
Heather Cook, Shindigs
Priscilla Erwin, Orangerie Events

FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Richard Rand, UBS
317 W Barbee Chapel Rd, Chapel Hill
919-918-2334

finalists
David Hemmerly, Fidelis Wealth Management
Jason Garey, Meridian Financial
Melanie Regner, Morgan Stanley

FITNESS CLUB OR GYM
YMCA
Various locations
www.ymcatriangle.org

finalists
O2 Fitness
Planet Fitness
UNC Wellness Center

FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINER
Leigh Ann Yeager, SYNCSTUDIO
6815 Fayetteville Rd, Durham
913 Lamond Ave, Durham
919-572-7962
www.syncstudio.net

finalists
Alisha Woodroof, GetAMPed Fitness
Chad Edwards, CrossFit
Christmas Abbott, CrossFit Games

GREEN BUILDER
Silverwood Inc.
5424 Hough Rd, Hillsborough
919-942-9214
www.silverwood-inc.com

finalists
Acanthus Construction, LLC
Alphin Design Build
BuildSense
Mark Marcoplos of Marcoplos Construction

HAIR SALON IN DURHAM COUNTY
Posh The Salon
610 W Main St, # 101, Durham
919-683-2109
www.poshthesalon.com

finalists
Bella Trio Day Spa
Moshi Moshi
Rock Paper Scissors

HAIR SALON IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Syd’s Hair Shop Inc.
106 N. Graham St #B, Chapel Hill
919-942-7616
www.sydshairshop.com

finalists
Mina’s Studio
Moshi Moshi
The Beehive
To the Woods

HAIR SALON IN WAKE COUNTY
Blo
8451 Brier Creek Pkwy #101, Raleigh
919-484-8600
www.justblo.com

finalists
Atomic Salon
Marigold Parlour
Von Kekel Salon Spa

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

finalists
Captain Tilley Downtown Handyman
Dan Wegerzyn
Quality Home Repair

HOME REMODELING COMPANY
Acanthus Construction, LLC
919-308-3393
www.acanthusconstruction.net
Dirt Road Designs
894 Old Stonehouse Rd, Chapel Hill
919-357-7603
www.dirtroaddesigns.com

finalists
Baur Renovations
Custom Carpentry Group
Riverbank Custom Homes

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

finalists
Marriott
The Carolina Inn
The Franklin Hotel
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

HOUSE PAINTER
Hansell Painting Company
219 Hood Street, Durham
919-599-5994, 919-493-9696
www.hansellpaint.com

finalists
Baur Renovations
CertaPro Painters of Cary-Apex
Gonzalez Painters & Contractors
Primary Painting of Cary

HVAC COMPANY
Boer Brothers Heating & Cooling
Various locations
919-929-9886
www.boerbrothershvac.com

finalists
Andrew’s Heating & Air
ARS/Rescue Rooter
Blinson Service Company
Lee Heating & Air Conditioning
Newcomb and Company

INSURANCE AGENT
Alex Maiolo
Lee-Moore Insurance
309 W Weaver St, Carrboro
919-932-9990
www.leemooreinsurance.com

finalists
Carter Glass, Nationwide
Dean Ramey Insurance
State Farm

LANDSCAPE COMPANY
TROSA Lawn Care
1100 Neville St, Durham
919-680-8932
www.trosalawncare.com

finalists
Bountiful Backyards
Lewey Landscaping & LawnCare, Inc.
Pleasant Green Grass

LOCAL HOUSE-CLEANING SERVICES
Triangle Green Cleaning
5884 Faringdon Pl, # 100, Raleigh
919-801-8588
www.trianglegreencleaning.com

finalists
Carpe Diem Cleaning
Dust and Mop
Tangerine Clean
The Cleaning Authority

LOCAL MOVING COMPANY
TROSA Moving
1820 James St, Durham
919-419-1059
trosamoving.com

finalists
All My Sons Moving & Storage
Chapel Hill Moving Company
Quick Moves

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

finalists
Oliver’s Collar
Other End of the Leash
Unleashed

LOCAL PHARMACY
Sutton’s Drug Store
159 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill

finalists
Carrboro Family Pharmacy
Hayes-Barton Pharmacy
Person Street Pharmacy

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Brian Mullins
919-414-0869
www.brianmullinsphotography.com

finalists
Carolyn Scott
Christine Prisk
Curtis Brown

LOCAL PLACE TO ORDER PROMO ITEMS/TCHOTCHKES/T-SHIRTS
Progressive Graphics
3707 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
919-821-3223
www.progressivegraphics.net

finalists
Ad Spice
AHPeele
The Merch

LOCAL VIDEOGRAPHER
Focus Media
8616 Maidstone Ct, Raleigh
919-862-6936
www.raleighvideographers.com

finalists
Heart Stone Films
Inkspot Crow Films
Twenty-One Films
Napoleon Wright II

LOCAL VISUAL ARTIST
Will Goodyear
willgoodyear.com
704-491-1176

finalists
Pete Sack
Shaun Richards
Taylor White

MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO
Triangle Krav Maga
6905 Fayetteville Rd, # 102, Durham
919-228-4486
www.trianglekravmaga.com

finalists
Chapel Hill Quest Center
Forged Fitness
Gracie Raleigh
Karate International

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
Jenn Blair, Von Kekel Salon Spa
Michael Barriskill, Mindful Massage

NAIL SALON
Von Kekel Salon Spa
2230 Walnut St, Cary
4209 Lassiter Mill Rd, Raleigh
8470 Honeycutt Rd #106, Raleigh
919-859-0888, 919-782-0808, 919-847-5711
www.vonkekelsalonspa.com

finalists
Bella Trio
Cameron Spa & Nails
Lee Spa Nails

OPTOMETRY PRACTICE
Eye Care Associates
Various locations
www.eyecareassociatesnc.com

finalists
Academy Eye Associates
Carrboro Family Vision
Chapel Hill Eyecare
Triangle Visions

PEDIATRICIAN
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents
205 Sage Rd, # 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
Duke Children’s Primary Care
North Raleigh Pediatric Group

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

finalists
A Whole Lotta Love
Raleigh Pet Sitters
The PetWagon

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

finalists
Evolve Movement
Spira Pilates Studio
studioVIBE

PLACE FOR ACUPUNCTURE
Ancient Elements Acupuncture
2600 Fairview Rd #100, Raleigh
919-260-7023
www.ancientelementsacupuncture.com

finalists
Oriental Health Solutions
Place for acupuncture
Remedy
Silver Current Acupuncture
Triangle Acupuncture

PLACE FOR HOLISTIC MEDICINE
Ancient Elements Acupuncture
2600 Fairview Rd #100, Raleigh
919-260-7023
www.ancientelementsacupuncture.com

finalists
Duke Integrative Medicine
Oriental Health Solutions
Remedy
Women’s Birth & Wellness Center

PLACE FOR MUSIC INSTRUCTION
Harry’s Guitar Shop
616 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-828-4888
www.harrysguitarshop.com

finalists
Guru Guitars
High Strung
Infuzion
2112 Percussion

PLACE OR ORGANIZATION TO ADOPT A PET
SPCA of Wake County
200 Petfinder Ln, Raleigh
919-772-2326
919-226-0043
www.spcawake.org

finalists
Durham APS
Independent Animal Rescue
Safe Haven for Cats
Saving Grace
Second Chance Pet Adoptions

PLACE TO BOARD YOUR PET IN DURHAM COUNTY
Southpoint Animal Hospital
5601 Fayetteville Rd, Durham
919-226-0043
www.southpointpets.com

finalists
Camp Bow Wow
The PetWagon
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
Love Overboard
710 W Rosemary St, Carrboro
919-942-6870
www.loveoverboardkennels.com

finalists
Chapel Hill Pet Resort
Cole Park Veterinary Hospital
Companion Camp
Pettsboro

PLACE TO BOARD YOUR PET IN WAKE COUNTY
Dogtopia
507 James Jackson Ave, Cary
4708 Hargrove Rd, Raleigh
919-651-9581, 919-706-0525
www.dogdaycare.com
Suite Paws
110 S Rogers Ln, Raleigh
919-231-1112
www.suitepaws.com

finalists
Dog Diggity
Pup’s Day Out
The K9 Kabana

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

finalists
DefyGravity
Frankie’s
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
Warlock’s

PLACE TO GET YOUR PET GROOMED
Beth’s Barks N Bubbles
Woodcroft Shopping Center, 4711 Hope Valley Rd # 6b, Durham
919-237-2557
www.bethsbarksnbubbles.com

finalists
Dogtopia
Max’s Dog Wash
Pampered Pooch

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

finalists
Cary Plumbing
Schwartz Plumbing Company
Sparrow & Sons

PRIMARY CARE PRACTITIONER
Duke Primary Care
Various locations
855-855-6484
www.dukemedicine.org

finalists
Carrboro Family Medicine
Carrboro Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Raleigh Family Practice
UNC

REAL ESTATE AGENCY
Urban Durham Realty
401 Foster St, # C, Durham
919-237-3701
www.urbandurhamrealty.com

finalists
Allen Tate
Go Realty
Keller Williams Realty
Fonville Morisey

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

finalists
Carolina Meadows
Croasdaile Village
Springmoor
The Cedars
The Forest at Duke

ROOFING COMPANY
Baker Roofing
Various locations
919-336-5921
www.bakerroofing.com

finalists
Joe Ray’s
Pickard Roofing Company
Walker Brown Roofing

SUMMER CAMP
YMCA
Various locations
www.ymcatriangle.org

finalists
Carolina Friends School
Raleigh Little Theatre
Schoolhouse of Wonder

TAILOR SHOP
Lee’s Tailors
5535 Western Blvd. Suite 201, Raleigh
919-233-0708
www.leestailor.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
VanNess & Fellows

THERAPIST
Elizabeth Tatum
LPC, NCC
1407 Hillsborough St,# 201, Raleigh
www.elizabethtatum.org

finalists
Alison Grubbs, Aspire Counseling Group
Frank Overton, Carolina Counseling Center
Whitney Johnson, LPC, PLLC

TRANSPORTATION OR CAB COMPANY
Taxi Taxi
www.taxitaxiofraleigh.com
919-333-3333

finalists
Goodfellas
Green Taxi
RDU Taxi
White Horse Transportation

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

finalists
Care First Animal Hospital
New Hope Animal Hospital
Triangle Veterinary Hospital

WEB DESIGNER
Johnny Belflower

finalists
Cuberis
Swagger Design Studio
TheeDesign Studio

WOMEN’S HEALTH PRACTICE
Women’s Health Alliance, Durham
pka Durham Women's Clinic
209 E Carver St, Durham
919-471-2273
www.womenshealthalliancedurham.com

finalists
Women’s Birth and Wellness Center
For Women
Chapel Hill OB/GYN

WOMEN’S HEALTH PRACTITIONER
Melinda Everett, WHCNP
Women's Health Alliance, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill OB/GYN
120 Conner Dr, Suite 101, Chapel Hill
919-942-8571
www.chapelhillobgyn.com

finalist
Dr. Elizabeth Motyka, For Women

YOGA STUDIO
Carrboro Yoga Company and Durham Yoga Company
200 N Greensboro St #C-1, Carrboro
502 Rigsbee Ave #203, Durham
919-933-2921, 919-502-0108
carrboroyoga.com, durhamyoga.com

finalists
Bikram Yoga Durham
Blue Lotus
Franklin Street Yoga Center


Wine & Dine


AFRICAN
The Palace International
1104 Broad St, Durham
919-416-4922
www.thepalaceinternational.com

finalists
Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
Ashee Ethiopian Cuisine
Queen of Sheba

BAGEL
Bruegger’s Bagels
Various locations
www.brueggers.com

finalists
Monuts
New York Bagel and Deli
The Bagel Bar

BARBECUE
The Pit
328 W Davie St, Raleigh
321 W Geer St, Durham
919-890-4500, 919-282-3748
www.thepit-raleigh.com
www.thepit-durham.com

finalists
Allen & Son
Clyde Cooper’s BBQ
The Pig Restaurant
The Q Shack

BISCUITS
Rise
8200 Renaissance Pkwy #1003, Durham
919-248-2992
risebiscuitsdonuts.com

finalists
Biscuitville
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen
The Flying Biscuit Cafe

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

finalists
Big Ed’s City Market Restaurant
Brigs
Rise
The Flying Biscuit Café

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

finalists
Dain’s Place
Only Burger
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

BURGER IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Buns
107 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill
919-240-4746
www.bunsofchapelhill.com

finalists
Al’s Burger Shack
Five Guys
Sandwhich

BURGER IN WAKE COUNTY
Chuck’s
237 S Wilmington St, Raleigh
919-322-0126
www.ac-restaurants.com/chucks

finalists
BurgerFi
Char-Grill
Five Guys

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

finalists
Chipotle
Chubby’s Tacos
Cosmic Cantina
Moe’s Southwest Grill

BUSINESS LUNCH
Mez Contemporary Mexican
5410 Page Rd #8, Durham
919-941-1630

finalists
18 Seaboard
Capital Club 16
Toast

CAJUN
Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse
5410 NC Hwy 55, # Y, Durham
919-361-2222
www.papamojosroadhouse.com

finalists
Battistella’s
Laplace Louisiana Cookery
The Big Easy

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

finalists
Cuban Revolution
Gregoria’s Steakhouse
Jamaica Jamaica
Oakwood Cafe

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

finalists
Catering Works
Green Planet Catering
Mediterranean Deli
PoshNosh

CHEF IN DURHAM COUNTY
Matthew Kelly
Mateo
109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham
919-530-8700
www.mateotapas.com
Vin Rouge
2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham
919-416-0466
www.vinrougerestaurant.com

finalists
Amy Tornquist, Watts Grocery
Billy Cotter, Toast
Scott Howell, Nana’s

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
Daniel Ryan and Kim Floresca, ONE Restaurant
Vimala Rajendran, Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

CHEF IN WAKE COUNTY
Ashley Christensen
AC Restaurants
Various locations
www.ac-restaurants

finalists
Caroline Morrison, The Fiction Kitchen
Drew Maykuth, Stanbury
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
Red Dragon

CUPCAKE
Gigi’s Cupcakes
Various locations
www.gigiscupcakesusa.com

finalists
DaisyCakes
Sugarland
The Cupcake Bar
The Cupcake Shoppe

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

finalists
Jason’s Deli
Mediterranean Deli
Village Deli

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

finalists
Dulce
Guglhupf
Hayes Barton Cafe
Scratch

DONUT
Krispy Kreme
Various locations
www.krispykreme.com

finalists
Daylight Donuts
Monuts
Rise

FOOD TRUCK
Chirba Chirba Dumpling
info@chirbachirba.com

finalists
American Meltdown
KoKyu BBQ
Only Burger
Pie Pushers

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

finalists
Coquette
Provence
Rue Cler
Saint Jacques French Cuisine

FRIES
Five Guys
Various locations
www.fiveguys.com

finalists
Bull City Burger and Brewery
Buns
Chuck’s
Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom

FROZEN DESSERT
The Parlour
117 Market St, Durham
919-564-7999
theparlourdurham.com

finalists
Goodberry’s Frozen Custard
Locopops
Sugarland
Yogurt Pump

GUACAMOLE
Nanataco
2512 University Dr, Durham
919-489-8226
nanataco.com

finalists
Carrburritos
Chipotle
Dos Perros
Mez Contemporary Mexican

GERMAN
J. Betski’s
10 W Franklin St #120, Raleigh
919-833-7999
jbetskis.com

finalists
Capital Club 16
German Grille
Guglhupf

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
americanmeltdown.org

finalists
Capital Club 16
Relish Café & Bar
The Federal
Toast

HOT DOG
Snoopy’s
Various locations
www.snoopys.com

finalists
Cloos’ Coney Island
King’s Sandwich Shop
The Dog House
The Roast Grill

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

finalists
Mantra
Mint
Raaga
Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

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

finalists
Bull McCabes Irish Pub
Hibernian
James Joyce
Trali Irish Pub

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

finalists
Bella Monica
Gravy
Pop’s
Pulcinella’s Italian Restaurant

JAPANESE
Mura
4121 Main at North Hills St, 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
200 N Greensboro St, Carrboro
919-416-3823, 919-929-2909
elmosdiner.com

finalists
Chow
Tribeca Tavern
Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom

LOCAL PIZZA IN DURHAM COUNTY
Pizzeria Toro
105 E. Chapel Hill St, Durham
919-908-6936
www.pizzeriatoro.com

finalists
Lilly’s Pizza
Pie Pushers
Pompieri Pizza
Randy’s Pizza

LOCAL PIZZA IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Italian Pizzeria III
508 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-968-4671
www.italianpizzeria3.com

finalists
Alfredo’s Pizza
Amante
Mellow Mushroom
Radius Pizzeria & Pub

LOCAL PIZZA IN WAKE COUNTY
Lilly’s Pizza
1813 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-8733-0226
lillyspizza.com

finalists
Mellow Mushroom
Moonlight Pizza
Randy’s Pizza
Trophy Brewing Co.

MEX/LATIN-AMER. 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 DURHAM COUNTY
Dos Perros
200 N Mangum St, Durham
919-956-2750
dosperrosrestaurant.com

finalists
Chubby’s Tacos
Los Comales
Nanataco
Torero’s

MEXICAN/LATIN AMERICAN IN WAKE COUNTY
Gonza
7713-39 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh
919-846-5478
www.gonzatacosytequila.com

finalists
Centro
Dos Taquitos
Jose and Sons

MIDDLE EASTERN
Sitti
137 S Wilmington St, Raleigh
919-239-4070
sitti-raleigh.com

finalists
Aladdin’s
Baba Ghannouj
Mediterranean Deli
Neomonde

MILKSHAKE
Cook-Out
Various locations
www.cookoutnc.com

finalists
Char-Grill
Chuck’s
Goodberry’s Frozen Custard
The Parlour

NEW RESTAURANT IN DURHAM COUNTY
Pompieri Pizza
102 City Hall Plaze, # 101, Durham
919-973-1589
www.pompieripizza.com

finalists
Harvest 18
Local 22
Mattie B’s
The Pit

NEW RESTAURANT IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Al’s Burger Shack
516 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-904-7659
www.alsburgershack.com

finalists
Old Chicago
ONE Restaurant
Radius Pizzeria & Pub

NEW RESTAURANT IN WAKE COUNTY
Stanbury
938 N Blount St, Raleigh
919-977-4321
www.stanburyraleigh.com

finalists
Cowfish
Garland
Jose and Sons
Joule Coffee

OUTDOOR DINING IN DURHAM COUNTY
Mellow Mushroom
410 Blackwell St, Durham
919-680-8500
mellowmushroom.com/store/durham

finalists
Alivia’s Durham Bistro
Geer Street Garden
Guglhupf
Vin Rouge

OUTDOOR DINING IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Top of the Hill
100 E Franklin St #3, Chapel Hill
919-929-8676
thetopofthehill.com

finalists
Acme
Crook’s Corner
Milltown
Weaver Street Market

OUTDOOR DINING IN WAKE COUNTY
Mellow Mushroom
Various locations
mellowmushroom.com

finalists
Boylan Bridge Brewpub
Humble Pie
The Raleigh Times Bar

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

finalists
Foster’s Market
Scratch
Sugarland

RESTAURANT WITH GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS
Bella Monica
3121 Edwards Mill Rd #103, Raleigh
919-881-9778
www.bellamonica.com

finalists
Daisy Cakes
The Fiction Kitchen
The Remedy Diner

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
330 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
919-829-3663
www.second-empire.com

finalists
Foursquare
Lantern
Mateo
Melting Pot
Vin Rouge

SALAD
Saladelia Cafe
4201 University Dr #101, Durham
919-489-5776
www.saladelia.com

finalists
Hungry Leaf
Lilly’s Pizza
Toast
Whole Foods Market

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

finalists
Neal’s Deli
Parker & Otis
Sandwhich
The Remedy Diner

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

finalists
42nd St. Oyster Bar
Blu Seafood and Bar
Saltbox Seafood Joint

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
The Pit

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

finalists
Bin 54
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
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
Penn Station
Randy’s Pizza

SUNDAY BRUNCH IN DURHAM COUNTY
Watts Grocery
1116 Broad St, Durham
919-416-5040
www.wattsgrocery.com

finalists
Geer Street Garden
Guglhupf
Rue Cler
Vin Rouge

SUNDAY BRUNCH IN ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY
Acme
110 E Main St, Carrboro
919-929-2263
acmecarrboro.com

finalists
411 West
Crook’s Corner
Elmo’s Diner
Weathervane at Southern Season

SUNDAY BRUNCH IN WAKE COUNTY
Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse
8551 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh
919-544-3344
www.brasasteakhouse.com

finalists
Brigs
Buku
Capital Club 16
Joule Coffee

SUSHI
Shiki Sushi
207 W NC Hwy 54, Durham
919-484-4108
shikinc.com

finalists
Akai Hana
Sono
Sushi Blues
Waraji

SWEET TEA
Allen & Son
6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill
919-942-7576
www.facebook.com/AllenSonBbq
finalists

Clyde Cooper’s BBQ
Cook-Out
Mama Dip’s
McAllister’s Deli

TAQUERÍA
Nanataco
2512 University Dr, Durham
919-489-8226
nanataco.com

finalists
Chubby’s Tacos
El Toro
Los Comales
Taqueria la Vaquita

THAI
Thai Cafe
2501 University Dr #10, Durham, 3309 Rogers Rd, Wake Forest
919-493-9794, 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
talullas.com

finalists
Bosphorus
Mediterranean Deli
Troy Mezze Lounge

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

finalists
Sage
Spotted Dog
The Remedy Diner
Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

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

finalists
Bull City Burger and Brewery
BurgerFi
Only Burger

VIETNAMESE
An
2800 Renaissance Park Pl, Cary
919-677-9229
www.ancuisines.com

finalists
Banh’s Cuisine
Dalat Oriental Restaurant
Lime & Basil
Pho Far East

WAIT STAFF
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
330 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
919-829-3663
www.second-empire.com

finalists
Angus Barn
Bida Manda
Mateo
Vin Rouge

WINE LIST
Six Plates
2812 Erwin Rd #104, Durham
919-321-0203
www.sixplates.com

finalists
Crook’s Corner
Glasshalfull
Mateo
Vin Rouge

WINGS
Buffalo Wild Wings
Various locations
www.buffalowildwings.com

finalists
Ba-Da Wings
Carolina Ale House
Wild Wing Cafe
Wingstop

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