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Reader Survey 2006: Wine & Dine

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Wine & Dine

Best new restaurant (opened in last 12 months)

Vivace
4209 Lassiter Mill Road, Suite 115, Raleigh 787-7747

Honorable mentions
The Raleigh Times Bar
Jujube Asian Kitchen and Bar

Best place to people watch while drinking a beer

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
100 E. Franklin St., 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill 929-8676
www.topofthehillrestaurant.com

Honorable mention
Hibernian Restaurant and Pub

Best delivery (other than pizza)

Steak-Out
2645 E. Millbrook Road, Suite C, Raleigh 872-1212
702 W. Peace St., Raleigh 832-3131

Honorable mention
Tar Heel Take Out

Best outdoor dining

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers
601 Peace St., Raleigh 832-3499
www.mellowmushroom.com

Honorable mentions
Crook's Corner Cafe and Bar
Cafe La Rez

Best local chefs (tie)

Ashley Christensen
Enoteca Vin
www.enotecavin.com

Ben and Karen Barker
Magnolia Grill

Best sushi

Sushi Blues
301 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh 664-8061
www.sushibluescafe.com

Honorable mention
Akai Hana

Best pizza

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

Honorable mentions
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers
Capital Creations Gourmet Pizza

Best hot dog

Snoopy's Hot Dogs
600 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
3600 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
1931 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Honorable mention
Cloo's Coney Island Hot Dogs

Best seafood

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

Honorable mention
42nd Street Oyster Bar

Best Irish pub

Hibernian Restaurant and Pub
311 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh 833-2258
1144 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary 467-9000
www.hibernianpub.com

Honorable mention
Tír Na Nóg Irish Pub and Restaurant

Best Chinese

PF Chang's China Bistro
4325 Glenwood Ave. Suite 2089, Raleigh 787-7754
6801 Fayetteville Road, Durham 294-3131
www.pfchangs.com

Honorable mention
Neo-China

Best burger

Char-Grill
618 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 821-7636
www.chargrillusa.com

Honorable mention
MoJoe's Burger Joint

Best steak

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

Honorable mention
Sullivan's Steakhouse

Best Latin American

Patio Loco
407 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 967-9060

Honorable mention
Blue Corn Cafe

Best restaurant for first date

Rockford
320 1/2 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh 821-9020

Honorable mention
518 West Italian Cafe

Best restaurant with live music

Bogart's American Grill
510 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh 832-1122
www.bogartsamericangrill.com

Honorable mention
Irregardless Café

Best wait staff/person

Talullas
456 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 933-1177
www.talullas.com

Honorable mention
Cafe Tiramisu

Best super-cheap meal

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

Honorable mention
Cook Out

Best bakery

Guglhupf Bakery and Patisserie
2706 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham 401-2600
www.guglhupf.com

Honorable mention
Weaver St. Market

Best fries

Tyler's Taproom & Restaurant
102 E. Main St., Carrboro 929-6881
324 Blackwell St., Durham 433-0345
www.tylerstaproom.com

Best Vietnamese

Dalat Oriental Restaurant
2109 Avent Ferry Road, Mission Valley Shopping Center, Raleigh 832-7449

Honorable mention
Lime & Basil

Best Thai

Shaba Shabu
3080 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh 501-7755
www.shabashabu.net

Honorable mention
Sushi-Thai

Best Middle Eastern

Neomonde Bakery & Deli
3817 Beryl Road, Raleigh 828-1628
www.neomonde.com

Honorable mentions
Mediterranean Deli
Agora Tavern

Best Greek

Spartacus Grille
104 New Waverly Place, Suite A, Cary 852-5050
www.spartacusrestaurant.com

Honorable mention
Taverna Agora

Best burrito

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

Honorable mention
The Cosmic Cantina

Best coffee shop

Cup A Joe
3100 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, 828-9665
2109 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh 828-9886
www.cspot.com
1129 Weaver Dairy Road, Suite AD, Chapel Hill 967-2002
120 W. King St., Hillsborough 732-8056
www.cupajoecoffeehouse.com
4724 Hargrove Road, Raleigh 876-4588

Honorable mention
Caribou Coffee

Best desserts

Hayes Barton Café
2000 Fairview Road, Raleigh 856-8551

Honorable mention
Mad Hatter's Bake Shop

Best brunch

Brigs Restaurant
8111-169 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, 870-0994
1225 N.W. Maynard Road, Cary 481-9300
4900 N.C. Hwy 55, Suite 520, Durham 544-7473
www.brigsrestaurants.com

Honorable mention
Elmo's Diner

Best Mexican

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
4215 University Dr., Durham 402-9190
1404 E Franklin St., Chapel Hill 929-6566
4112 Pleasant Valley Road, Raleigh 571-1188

Honorable mentions
Toreros Mexican Restaurant
Dos Tacquitos Mexican Restaurant

Best comfort food

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

Honorable mention
Elmo's Diner

Best Italian

518 West Italian Cafe
518 W. Jones St., Raleigh 829-2518
www.518west.com

Honorable mention
Capital Creations Gourmet Pizza

Best Indian

Royal Indian Restaurant
3901 Capital Blvd., Suite 103, Raleigh 981-0849

Honorable mention
Sitar Indian Palace

Best Southern

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

Honorable mentions
Mama Dip's Kitchen
Elmo's Diner

Best French

Vin Rouge
2010 Hillsborough Road, Durham 416-0406
ghgrestaurants.com

Honorable mentions
Cafe La Rez
Weaver St. Market

Best barbecue

Barbeque Joint
630 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill 932-7504

Honorable mentions
The Q Shack
Allen & Son Barbeque

Best salad/salad bar

Whole Foods Market
102B New Waverly Place, Cary 816-8830
81 S. Elliot Road, Chapel Hill 968-1983
621 Broad St., Durham 286-2290
3540 Wade Ave., Raleigh 828-5805
www.wholefoods.com

Honorable mention
Sweet Tomatoes

Best breakfast

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

Honorable mention
Brigs Restaurant

Best vegetarian

Irregardless Café
901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh 833-8898
www.irregardlesscafe.com

Honorable mentions
Sage Cafe
Whole Foods Market

Best late night meal

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

Honorable mention
Cook Out

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