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2012 Voters' Choice Best of the Best Winners




You had a say, too! Below are the results of our Voters' Choice online ballot for the 2012 Best of the Best Awards.

Arts & Entertainment| Dining | Nightlife | Family | Shopping | Service

Theater Company
The Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

Museum
Mint Museum Randolph and Uptown

Actor
Jeremy Decarlos & Tom Scott (tie)

Male Singer
Anthony Hamilton

Local Twitterer
@charlottebeer

Public Art
Firebird

Local Band
Junior Astronomers

Art Exhibit in the Last 12 Months
Romare Bearden

Local Blog
The Queen City Style by Whitley Hamlin

Visual Artist
Lee Baumgarten

Writer
Charles Randolph Wright

Art Gallery
Gallery Twenty-Two

Actress
Polly Adkins

Improv or Sketch Comedy Group
Charlotte Comedy Theatre & Training Center

Local Theater Director
Chip Decker

Local Film Festival or Series
Jewish Film Festival

Lecture Series
Learning Society at Queens University

Cultural Festival
Yaisou Greek Festival

Burger
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

Pizza
Hawthorne's New York Pizza & Bar

Fries
Five Guys

Wings
Hickory Tavern

Fried Chicken
Price's Chicken Coop

Desserts
Amelie’s French Bakery & Café

Steak House
Del Frisco’s

Vegetarian
Fern, Flavors from the Garden

Comfort Food
Mert's Heart and Soul

Cheap Eats
Newk's Express Café

Weekday Breakfast
Orginal Pancake House

Sunday Brunch
Terrace Café

Barbecue
Mac’s Speed Shop

Coffee House
Dilworth Coffee

Outdoor Dining
Vivace

Splurge
Del Frisco's

Restaurant for Groups
Hickory Tavern

Hotel Restaurant
BLT Steak

New Restaurant
E2 Emeril's Eatery

Décor
Osso Restaurant & Lounge

Caribbean
Anntony's Caribbean Café

Pre-Show Meal
Newk's Express Café

Bar Food
Hickory Tavern

Gluten-Free
Newk's Express Café

Deli
Newk's Express Café
 
Chinese
P.F. Chang's China Bistro

Indian
Copper Cuisine of India

Italian
Mama Ricotta's

French
Café Monte

Japanese
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

Mexican
Cantina 1511

Seafood
Upstream

Southern
Mert’s Heart and Soul

Thai
Thai Taste

Vietnamese
Lang Van Restaurant

Middle Eastern
Kabob Grill

Restaurant Overall
Newk's Express Café

Restaurant (Ballantyne)
Newk's Express Café

Restaurant (Dilworth)
300 East

Restaurant (Uptown)
Newk’s Express Café

Restaurant (Lake Norman)
Hickory Tavern

Restaurant (Matthews)
Sante

Restaurant (Myers Park)
Nolen Kitchen

Restaurant (NoDa)
Cabo Fish Taco

Restaurant (South End)
Mac's Speed Shop

Restaurant (SouthPark)
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

Restaurant (University)
Hickory Tavern

Restaurant (Steele Creek/Lake Wylie)
Hickory Tavern

Restaurant (Elizabeth)
Carpe Diem

Restaurant (Pineville)
Waldhorn

Restaurant (Plaza/Midwood)
Soul Gastrolounge

Hotel Bar
The Ritz-Carlton

Wine Bar
Dean & DeLuca Wine Bar

Sports Bar
Hickory Tavern

Upscale Lounge
The Ritz-Carlton

Pub
Selwyn Pub

Dance Club
Butter NC

Female Gay Bar/Club
Hartigan's

Male Gay Bar/Club
Scorpio's

DJ Selection
BUTTER NC

Trivia Night
Ed's Tavern
Jazz
Blue Restaurant & Bar

Live Music
The Fillmore

Karaoke
Jackalope Jack’s

Girls Night Out
Vivace

Beer
Duckworth's Grill and Taphouse

Divebar
The Thirsty Beaver

Happy Hour
Hickory Tavern

Brewery
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Cocktails
Hickory Tavery
 

Family Outing
U.S. National Whitewater Center

Rainy Day Outing
Discovery Place

All Day Outing
U.S. National Whitewater Center

Family Budget Outing
Freedom Park

Family Park
Freedom Park

Place For A Birthday Party
Monkey Joe's

Birthday Cakes
Harris Teeter 
Kids Haircuts
Doolittle's Child Hair Salon

Family-friendly Restaurant
Red Robin

Baby Store (Local)
Shower Me With Love

Baby Store (Chain)
Babies "R" Us

Kid’s Clothing Shop
Gap Kids

Summer Camp
YMCA 

Jeans
Nordstrom

Book Store (New)
Barnes & Noble

Book Store (Used)
The Book Rack

Bedding
Bedside Manor

Maternity
Destination Maternity

Bikes
Bike Source

Hardware Store
Blackhawk Hardware

Garden
Blackhawk Hardware

Cheese
Dean & DeLuca

Women’s Clothing Boutique
KK Bloom Boutique

Meat
Reid's Fine Foods

Fish
Clean Catch Fish Market

Organic Food
EarthFare

Fabric
Mary Jo's Cloth Store

Fine Jewelry
Diamonds Direct

Fun Jewelry
On-A-String

Home Accessories
Alexander Scott

Resale/Consignment Shop
Charlotte Mothers of Multiples Sale

Music Store
Manifest
Vintage Clothing
Hong Kong Vintage

Lingerie
I.C. London

Furniture
IKEA

Bridal Shop
Nitsa's Apparel

Lighting
Lee Lighting

Evening Wear
Nitsa's Apparel

Women’s Shoes
Nordstrom

Men’s Shoes
Nordstrom

Gifts
Paper Skyscraper

Hostess Gifts
Paper Skyscraper

Stationery
The Buttercup Gifts and Stationery

Pet Store
PetSmart

Bakery
Tizzerts

Farmers Market
Kings Drive Farmers Market

Ethnic Food Market
Super G mart

Men’s Clothing Boutique
Taylor Richards and Conger

Antiques
Sleepy Poet Antique Mall

Nursery
Campbell's Greenhouse

Athletic Wear
LuLuLemon Athletica

Dry Cleaners/Alterations
Anna's Alterations

Salon/Spa
The Spa at Ballantyne

Dog Walker
Queen City Dog Walking

Caterer
Blue Taj

Pet Boarding
The Barker Lounge

Florist
Todd's Flowers

Pet Sitter
The Barker Lounge

Personal Trainer
Brent Kasmer

Gift Registry
Crate & Barrel

Wedding Photography
Ellen Yale Photography

Barbershop
Great Clips

Colorist
Jason Viers, Salon 42

Hairdresser
Nancy Stacks

Manicure
Polished

Health Club
YMCA

Yoga Studio
YogaFlex

Architect
Miller Architecture
Pet Adoption
Humane Society of Charlotte

Shoe Repair
Belk Shoe Repair

Auto Repair
Griffin Brothers

Handyman
Handyman Connections

Event Planner
Coral Riley, Slick Events

Wedding Planner
Coral Riley, Slick Events

Framer
Harris Holt Framing

Designer
Christina Lewis

Concierge
Top Priority Concierge

Boat Rental (Lake Norman)
Boat Club of Lake Norman

Boat Rental (Lake Wylie)
Tega Cay Marina

Golf Lessons
Dana Rader Golf School

Tennis Lessons
Weddington Swim & Racquet Club

Massage
Massage Envy

Waxer
Priti Patel, Le Petite Spa

Fishing Guide
Fishing with Gus Gustafson
 

 

We invite your responses and discussion. Please refrain from personal attacks, profanity, commercial promotion, or non sequiturs.

Reader Comments:
Sep 12, 2012 12:14 pm
 Posted by  charlottenoodlesmktg

I work for a restaurant in Charlotte, NC and I was wondering how businesses are nominated for the BOB awards. I know that the ones for 2012 have been chosen, but I would like more information on how this all works.

Thank you!

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