2014 BOB Awards: Voters' Choice




JJ’s Red Hots states it clearly on its website: “Let’s get this straight. JJ’s Red Hots is not a restaurant. It’s a hot dog joint.”

 

Each year, Charlotte magazine develops two sets of winners for our Best of the Best issue. One list is chosen by our editors and writers. The other is chosen by you, our readers, in online polling conducted during the course of about six weeks in January, February, and March. This year, you submitted more than 56,000 votes in our BOB Awards Voters’ Choice survey! Here is who you chose as the best of the best in Charlotte in Shopping, Home, Family, Services, Dining, Nightlife, Blogs, Media, and Arts.

SHOPPING + HOME

Women’s Clothing
KK Bloom Boutique
2823 Selwyn Ave.


Women’s Accessories
KK Bloom Boutique
2824 Selwyn Ave.


Men’s Clothing
Silverfly
1111 Metropolitan Ave., #150


Men’s Accessories
Silverfly
1111 Metropolitan Ave., #150


The walls inside Hong Kong Vintage are lined with racks of shoes and clothes.

Vintage Clothing
Hong Kong Vintage
1514 Central Ave.


The Latest Fashion Trends in Women’s Clothing
KK Bloom Boutique
2824 Selwyn Ave.


The Latest Fashion Trends in Men’s Clothing
Silverfly
1111 Metropolitan Ave., #150


Resale/Consignment Clothing
J.T. Posh
2400 Park Rd., #2A


Evening Wear
Neiman Marcus
4400 Sharon Rd.


Lingerie
I.C. London
4310 Sharon Rd.


Jeans
Nordstrom
4400 Sharon Rd.


Athletic Gear
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Multiple locations


Fine Jewelry
Diamonds Direct
4521 Sharon Rd., #101


Fun Jewelry
Blis Uptown Gift Boutique
100 N Tryon St., #265


Stylish Gifts
Paper Skyscraper
330 East Blvd.


Antiques
Sleepy Poet Antique Mall
4450 South Blvd.


Stationery
Paper Skyscraper
330 East Blvd.


Musical Instruments
Howren Music & Sound
Multiple locations


Records
Lunchbox Records
1419 Central Ave.


Bookstore (New)
Barnes & Noble
Multiple locations


Bookstore (Used)
Book Buyers
1306 The Plaza


Home Accessory
Blacklion
Multiple locations


Slate Interiors in Plaza Midwood is rumored to be a favorite stop for set directors and stars of Homeland. It’s also yours.

Contemporary Furniture
Slate Interiors
1401 Central Ave., #102


Bedding and Linens
Bedside Manor
6401 Morrison Blvd., #19


Hardware 
Blackhawk Hardware
4225 Park Rd.


Bike (New/Used/Repair)
BikeSource Charlotte
4301 A Park Rd.


Garden Supplies
Blackhawk Hardware
4225 Park Rd.


Nursery/Greenhouse Plants
Pike’s Nursery
12630 N Community House Rd.


Pet Supplies
PetSmart
Multiple locations


Meat (Counter/Butcher)
Reid’s Fine Food
2823 Selwyn Ave.


Fresh Fish
Clean Catch Fish Market
2820 Selwyn Ave.


Cheese
Dean & DeLuca
Multiple locations


Organic Foods
Whole Foods Market
610 Fairview Rd.


Fresh Produce (Farmers’ Market)
Simpson’s Produce, King’s Dr. Farmer’s Market
938 S. Kings Dr.


Baked Goods
Amelie’s French Bakery
Multiple locations


NIGHTLIFE

Wine Bar
Dean & DeLuca
Multiple locations


Sports Bar
TIE - Hickory Tavern
Multiple locations


Sports Bar
TIE - Taco Mac
Multiple locations


Neighborhood Pub
Nan & Byron’s
1714 South Blvd.


Dive Bar
The Thirsty Beaver
1225 Central Ave.


Dance Club
Label Charlotte
900 NC Music Factory Blvd.


Place to Spot a Celebrity
5Church
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8


Place to Celebrate Birthday
Nan & Byron’s
1714 South Blvd.


Mixologist
Mark Childers
Nan & Byron’s, 5Church


Live Music Venue
The Fillmore
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.


Charity Social Event/Gala
HRC Gala


Place for Karaoke
Jeff’s Bucket Shop
1601 Montford Dr.


Trivia Night
Ed’s Tavern
2200 Park Rd.


Cocktails
Nan & Byron’s
1714 South Blvd.


Beer Selection
Duckworth’s Grill and Taphouse
Multiple locations


Brewery
NoDa Brewing Company
2229 N. Davidson St.


Upscale bar
5Church
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8


DJ LineUp
Suite Charlotte
210 E Trade St.


Place to Meet Singles
5Church
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8


LGBT Bar
Petra’s Piano Bar
1919 Commonwealth Ave.


Bar Crawl
Rich & Bennett’s St. Patty Day Pub Crawl


Hotel Bar
The Ritz Carlton’s Lobby Lounge
201 E. Trade St.


Place for A Date Night
5Church
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8


DINING

Burgers
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
Multiple locations


Pizza
Newk’s Eatery
Multiple locations


Fries
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Multiple locations


Salad
Newk’s Eatery
Multiple locations


Fried Chicken
Price’s Chicken Coop
1614 Camden Rd.


Restaurant
Newk’s Eatery
Multiple locations


New Restaurant
Nan & Byron’s
1714 South Blvd.


Chef
Jamie Lynch, 5Church
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8


Wait Staff
Newk’s Eatery
Multiple locations


Late Night Menu
5Church
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8


Dessert
5Church
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8


Steak
5Church
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8


Vegetarian Selection
Fern, Flavors From the Garden
1323 Central Ave.


Breakfast
Toast Café
Multiple locations


Comfort Food
Nan & Byron’s
1714 South Blvd.


BBQ
Midwood Smokehouse
1401 Central Ave.


Coffee Shop
Dilworth Coffee
Multiple locations


Outdoor Dining
Vivace
1100 Metropolitan Ave., #100


Restaurant to Splurge
5Church
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8


Food Truck
Papi Queso


Hot Dogs
JJ’s Red Hots
1514 East Blvd.


King of Pops.

Frozen Treats
King of Pops


Tacos
Cabo Fish Taco
3201 N. Davidson St.


Burritos
Phat Burrito
1537 Camden Rd.


Fried Pickles
The Diamond Restaurant
1901 Commonwealth Ave.


Caribbean
Anntony’s Caribbean Café
Multiple locations


Chinese
P.F. Chang’s
Multiple locations


French
Café Monte
6700 Fairview Rd.


Greek
Greek Isles Restaurant
200 E. Bland St.


Indian 
Copper
311 East Blvd.


Italian
Mama Ricotta’s Restaurant
601 S. Kings Dr.


Japanese/Sushi
Ru San’s
2440 Park Rd.


Mexican
Cantina 1511
Multiple locations


Middle Eastern
Kabob Grill
Multiple locations


Seafood
Upstream
6902 Phillips Pl. Ct.


Southern/Soul
Mert’s Heart & Soul
214 N. College St.


Spanish
Miro Spanish Grille
7804 Rea Rd.


Thai
Thai Taste
Multiple locations


Vegan
Luna’s Living Kitchen
2102 South Blvd.


Vietnamese
Lang Van Vietnamese
3019 Shamrock Dr.


BLOGS

Local Health/Fitness Blog
Scoop Charlotte


Local Shopping/Style Blog
Scoop Charlotte


Local Home/Interior Design Blog
Sweet Home Charlotte


Local Food Blog
Food Babe


MEDIA

TV Personality
Larry Sprinkle, WCNC


TV News Team
WCNC


Weather Forecaster
Larry Sprinkle, WCNC


Sportscaster
Delano Little, WBTV


Radio Station
107.9 The Link


Radio Show
Bob & Sheri
The Bob & Sheri Show, 107.9 the Link


Newspaper columnist
Mark Washburn
The Charlotte Observer


Twitter Personality: Humor
Robot Johnson


Twitter Personality: News
TIE - Brad Panovich


Twitter Personality: News
TIE - Chris Miller


ARTS

Band
Matrimony


Club DJ
DJ Spider


Art Exhibit in the Last 12 Months
Beyond the Curve at Civic & Cultural Arts Center
of Pineville


Museum
Mint Museum
2730 Randolph Rd. and 500 S. Tryon St.


Improv/or Sketch Comedy Group
TIE - Robot Johnson


Improv/or Sketch Comedy Group
TIE - Improv Charlotte


Comedian
Scott Pacitti


Performing Arts Company
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
650 E. Stonewall St.


Actress-Best Local
Tania Kelley


Local Film Festival/Series
Jewish Film Festival


Public Art
The Firebird
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St.


Artist
Lee Baumgarten


SERVICES

Yoga Studio
Be Yoga and Wellness Charlotte
1247 East Blvd.


Fitness Club
Burn Bootcamp


Pilates Class/Studio
Hilliard Studio Method
516 Fenton Pl.


Place to Get Acupuncture
Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center
1217 Harding Pl.


Tattoo Parlor
Ace Custom Tattoo
1312 Thomas Ave., 704-342-3661


Salon/Spa
Le Petit Spa
6324 Fairview Rd., #101


Best Men’s Haircut
Sport Clips
Multiple locations


Hair Stylist
Dena Bigler, Volume Salon
520 W. 5th St.


Waxing Services
Le Petit Spa
6324 Fairview Rd., #101


Med Spa (Overall)
Sona Med Spa
Multiple locations


Place to Get a Massage
Massage Envy
Multiple locations


Dry Cleaner
Elite Cleaners
Multiple locations


Alterations
Anna’s Alterations
Multiple locations


Shoe Repair
Belk Shoe Repair
4400 Sharon Rd.


Personal Shopper/Stylist
Whitley Hamlin, Queen City Style


Home Organizer
Simplicity Organizers
227 Coddington Pl.


General Contractor
Andrew Roby
2000 W. Morehead St.


Florist
The Blossom Shop
Multiple locations


Caterer
Something Classic
Multiple locations


Custom Framing
Michael’s
Multiple locations


Pet Boarding/Daycare
The Barker Lounge
1719 Montford Dr.


Tree Service
Heartwood Tree Service
4920 Old Pineville Rd.


Auto Repair Shop
Woodie’s Auto Service and Repair
Multiple locations


Handy Man
William Britt, The Redesign Company


Home Cleaning Service
Merry Maids
6101 Idlewild Rd., #135


FAMILY-LOCAL

Place to Shop, Kids’ Clothing
Fancy Pants
1025 Providence Rd.


Place for Kids’ Haircut
Pigtails & Crewcuts
Multiple locations


Place to buy a Birthday Cake
Harris Teeter
Multiple locations


Place for a Birthday Party
Monkey Joe’s
Multiple locations


Birthday Party Entertainment
Bricks 4 Kidz
8634 Camfield St.


Family Outing
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.


Indoor Fun
Monkey Joe’s
Multiple locations


Playground for Kids
Freedom Park
1900 East Blvd.


Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Mellow Mushroom
Multiple locations


Swimmers train at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.

Swimming Lessons
Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center
800 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


Maternity Store
Destination Maternity
4716 Sharon Rd.


Kids’ Consignment Shop
Kid to Kid Charlotte
Multiple locations


Martial Arts Lessons
King Tiger Tae Kwon Do
4321 Park Rd.


Youth Sports Program
Harris YMCA
5900 Quail Hollow Rd.


Summer Camp
Harris YMCA
5900 Quail Hollow Rd.


Story Time
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library
Multiple Branches


Place to See Santa
SouthPark Mall
4400 Sharon Rd.


Nanny/Babysitter Service
Purple Nanny Charlotte
1101 W 1st St., #129

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