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Best of the Triangle 2018: Eat and Drink

Best Bagel in the Triangle
Monuts

1002 Ninth Street, Durham
monutsdonuts.com
Finalists: New York Bagels & Deli (Raleigh), Bagel Bar (Chapel Hill), Bagel Bar (Durham)

Best Bakery in Durham County
Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham
guglhupf.com
Finalists: Loaf, Ninth Street Bakery, The Mad Hatter's Cafe & Bake Shop

Best Bakery in Orange / Chatham County
Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant

1800 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
guglhupf.com
Finalists: Weaver Street Market; Mediterranean Deli, Bakery, and Catering; Phoenix Bakery

Best Bakery in Wake County
La Farm Bakery

220 West Chatham Street, Cary
lafarmbakery.com
Finalists: Boulted Bread, Yellow Dog Bread Company, lucettegrace

Best Barbecue in Durham County
The Original Q Shack

2510 University Drive, Durham
theqshackoriginal.com
Finalists: Picnic, Backyard BBQ Pit, Blue Note Grill

Best Barbecue in Orange / Chatham County
Allen & Son, Chapel Hill

6203 Millhouse Road, Chapel Hill
Finalists: The Pig, Hillsborough BBQ, Allen & Son (Pittsboro)

Best Barbecue in Wake County
The Pit Authentic Barbecue

328 West Davie Street, Raleigh
thepit-raleigh.com
Finalists: Clyde Cooper's Barbecue, Big Mike's Brew N Que, Longleaf Swine

Best Biscuits in Durham County
Rise Biscuits Donuts (Downtown Durham)

401 Foster Street, Durham
durhamrisebiscutsdonuts.com
Finalists: Rise Biscuits Donuts (Southpoint), Monuts, Baby Scratch

Best Biscuits in Orange / Chatham County
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

1305 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
sunrisebiscuits.com
Finalists: Rise Biscuits Donuts (Carrboro), Neal's Deli, LaPlace Louisiana Cookery

Best Biscuits in Wake County
Rise Biscuits Donuts (Cameron Village)

530 Daniels Street, Raleigh
risebiscuitsdonuts.com
Finalists: State Farmers Market Restaurant, Beasley's Chicken + Honey, Jubala Coffee

Best Bloody Mary in Durham County
Motorco Music Hall / Parts & Labor

723 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham
motorcomusic.com
Finalists: Watts Grocery, Geer Street Garden, The Durham

Best Bloody Mary in Orange / Chatham County
LaPlace Louisiana Cookery

111 North Churton Street, Hillsborough
laplacehillsborough.com
Finalists: Spotted Dog Restaurant & Bar, Postal Fish Company, Acme Food & Beverage Co.

Best Bloody Mary in Wake County
NOFO @ The Pig

2014 Fairview Road, Raleigh
nofo.com
Finalists: Jose and Sons, Person Street Bar, Parkside Restaurant

Best Bread in Durham County
Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham
guglhupf.com
Finalists: Loaf, Ninth Street Bakery, Baby Scratch

Best Bread in Orange / Chatham County
Weaver Street Bakery

101 East Weaver Street, Carrboro
weaverstreetmarket.coop/food/our-bakery
Finalists: Guglhupf Bake Shop, Chicken Bridge Bakery, The Bread Shop

Best Bread in Wake County
La Farm

4248 Northwest Cary Parkway, Cary
lafarmbakery.com
Finalists: Boulted Bread, Yellow Dog Bread Company, Stick Boy Bread Co.

Best Breakfast in Durham County
Elmo's Diner

776 Ninth Street, Durham
elmosdiner.com
Finalists: Monuts, The Mad Hatter's Cafe & Bake Shop, Saladelia Cafe & Catering

Best Breakfast in Orange / Chatham County
Elmo's Diner

200 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro
elmosdiner.com
Finalists: Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen, Breadmen's, Neal's Deli

Best Breakfast in Wake County
Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

220 Wolfe Street, Raleigh
bigedscitymarket.com
Finalists: La Farm Bakery, Metro Diner, Nourish Raleigh

Best Brewery in Durham County
Ponysaurus Brewing Company

219 Hood Street, Durham
ponysaurausbrewing.com
Finalists: Fullsteam Brewery, Bull City Burger and Brewery, Durty Bull Brewing Company

Best Brewery in Orange / Chatham County
Mystery Brewing Company

437 Dimmocks Mill Road, #41, Hillsborough
mysterybrewing.com
Finalists: Steel String Brewery, Carolina Brewery, Top of the Hill Brewery

Best Brewery in Wake County
Trophy Brewing

827 West Morgan Street, Raleigh
trophybrewing.com
Finalists: Bond Brothers Beer Company, Brewery Bhavana, Lynnwood Brewing Concern, Crank Arm Brewing Company

Best Brunch in Durham County
Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham
guglhupf.com
Finalists: Vin Rouge, The Mad Hatter's Cafe & Bake Shop, Saladelia Cafe & Catering

Best Brunch in Orange / Chatham County
Elmo's Diner

200 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro
elmosdiner.com
Finalists: Acme Food & Beverage Co. LaPlace Louisiana Cookery, Venable

Best Brunch in Wake County
Irregardless Cafe & Catering at The Glenwood

3300 Woman's Club Drive, Raleigh
irregardless.com/catering
Finalists: Coquette, Parkside Restaurant, Metro Diner

Best Burger in Durham County
Bull City Burger and Brewery

107 East Parrish Street, Durham
bullcityburgerandbrewery.com
Finalists: Only Burger, Dain's Place, Town Hall Burger and Beer

Best Burger in Orange / Chatham County
Al's Burger Shack

516 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
alsburgershack.com
Finalists: Wooden Nickel Pub, Buns, The Pickle Jar Café

Best Burger in Wake County
Chuck's Burgers

237 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh
ac-restaurants.com/chucks
Finalists: She Players' Retreat, Royale, Krafty's Burgers and Brews, Metro Diner

Best Burrito in Durham County
Cosmic Cantina

1920 Perry Street, Durham
Finalists: Nanataco, Chubby's Tacos, Taqueria La Vaquita

Best Burrito in Orange / Chatham County
Carrburritos

711 West Rosemary Street, Carrboro
carrburritos.com
Finalists: Cosmic Cantina, Fiesta Grill Restaurant, Ixtapa

Best Burrito in Wake County
Gringo A Go Go

100 North Person Street, Raleigh
gringoraleigh.com
Finalists: Original Flying Burrito, Chuy's Baja Burrito

Best Caribbean or Cuban in the Triangle
COPA (Old Havana)

310 East Main Street, Durham
oldhavanaeats.com
Finalists: Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar, Oakwood Cafe, Carmen's Cuban Café

Best Cheap Eats in Durham County
Guasaca

Erwin Square, #A-100, 2200 West Main Street, Durham
guasaca.com
Finalists: Pie Pushers, Saladelia Cafe & Catering, The Mad Hatter's Cafe & Bake Shop

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Best Cheap Eats in Durham County
Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas
Indy: You probably wouldn't assume that a spot that gets so crowded on weekend nights, let alone one that our readers nominated for Best Latin American Restaurant in the Triangle, would also pass for cheap eats. You'd be surprised! At less than ten bucks for an empanada and two sides (or vice versa), we're calling it cheap—especially because the tastiness of the food far surpasses the affordable price. Try the quinoa empanada with yuca frits and jicama-kale slaw, or the potato empanada with spicy bacon collards and maduros with cinnamon crème fraiche. Adding a house cocktail (we love the Bees Knees) will double the price of your meal, but after making such a savvy and economical dinner choice, don't you deserve it? —Brian Howe


Best Cheap Eats in Orange / Chatham County
Carrburritos

711 West Rosemary Street, Carrboro
carrburritos.com
Finalists: Wooden Nickel Pub, Cosmic Cantina, Time-Out

Best Cheap Eats in Wake County
Mami Nora's

2401 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh
maminoras.com
Finalists: Armadillo Grill, The Players' Retreat, Mitch's Tavern

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Best Cheap Eats in Wake County
Sultan's Deli
Indy: It'd be easy to gloss over the Sultan's Deli storefront among the chains in Apex's Beaver Creek Commons. But seek out this no-frills Mediterranean spot (it's a couple of doors down from Regal Cinemas, in between Five Below and Dollar Tree) and you'll feast like a king on a pauper's budget. Standouts include the Lebanese Kabob Platter, which includes baba ghanoush, tabouleh, a bulgur-tomato-parsley salad, crispy falafel, hummus, and grilled pita with either one or two chicken, lamb, or gyro meat skewers, or the juicy ground beef and lamb Kofta Sandwich, where the Middle Eastern-style meatballs are wrapped in griddled pita and dressed with lettuce, tomato, and tzatziki; be sure to ask for extra "cucumber sauce" for dipping. The $7.99 gyro lunch special is a popular pick and includes either beef and lamb shawarma, falafel, or chicken wrapped in a warm pita, and comes with fries, Greek salad, or rice, and a fountain drink. —Layla Khoury-Hanold


Best Chef in Durham County
Matt Kelly

Finalists: Phoebe Lawless, Carrie Schleiffer, Bo Peterson

Best Chef in Orange / Chatham County
Vimala Rajendran

Finalists: Andrea Reusing, Christopher McLaurin, Seth Kingsbury

Best Chef in Wake County
Ashley Christensen

Finalists: Cheetie Kumar, Oscar Diaz, Jeff Seizer

Best Chinese Restaurant in Durham County
Happy China

2505 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham
Finalists: Neo-China Restaurant, Shanghai, Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

Best Chinese Restaurant in Orange / Chatham County
Gourmet Kingdom

301 East Main Street, Carrboro
thegourmetkingdom.com
Finalists: Jade Palace Restaurant, Red Lotus, Shanghai Dumpling

Best Chinese Restaurant in Wake County
Brewery Bhavana

218 South Blount Street, Raleigh
brewerybhavana.com
Finalists: Five Star Restaurant, Red Dragon, Taipei101

Best Chocolate in the Triangle
Videri Chocolate Factory

327 West Davie Street, Raleigh
viderichocolatefactory.com
Finalists: Escazu Artisan Chocolates, Matthew's Chocolates, Special Treats

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