Best of the Best: Voters' Choice



Midwood Smokehouse won the Voters' Choice award for "Barbecue."


> Burger
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
1626 East Blvd.

> Barbecue
Midwood Smokehouse
1401 Central Ave.

> Pizza
Libretto’s Pizzeria
Multiple Locations

> Fries
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Multiple Locations

> Salad
Multiple Locations

> Pasta
Mama Ricotta’s
601 S. Kings Dr.

> Fried Chicken
Price’s Chicken Coop
1614 Camden Rd.

> Seafood
6902 Phillips Pl.

> Restaurant
The Fig Tree
1601 E. 7th St.

> New Restaurant
8470 Bellhaven Blvd.

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

> Lunch Menu
Nan & Byron’s
1714 South Blvd.

> Late-Night Menu
The Midnight Diner
115 E. Carson Blvd.

> Dessert
Amelie’s French Bakery & Cafe
2424 N. Davidson St.

> Steak
Ruth’s Chris
Multiple Locations

> Breakfast
Toast Cafe
Multiple Locations

> Brunch
Terrace Cafe
Multiple Locations

> Grits
The Flying Biscuit Cafe
4241 Park Rd.

> Comfort Food
1220 Thomas Ave.

> Outdoor Dining
Vivace Charlotte
1100 Metropolitan Ave., Ste. 100

> Restaurant with the Best View
222 S. Caldwell St.

> Restaurant to Splurge
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8

> Cheap Eats
Pinky’s Westside Grill
1600 W. Morehead St.

> Food Truck
Papi Queso
Multiple Locations

> Frozen Treats
King of Pops
Multiple Locations

> Taco
Cabo Fish Taco
3201 N. Davidson St.

> Tapas
Soul Gastrolounge
1500-B Central Ave.

> Burrito
Phat Burrito
1537 Camden Rd.

> Fried Pickles
Pinky’s Westside Grill
1600 W. Morehead St.

> Chinese
PF Chang’s
Multiple Locations

> French
Cafe Monte
6700 Fairview Rd.

> Greek
Greek Isles Restaurant
200 E. Bland St.

> Indian
Copper, Cuisine of India
311 East Blvd.

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

> Japanese
Multiple Locations

> Mexican
Cantina 1511
1511 East Blvd.

> Middle Eastern
Kabob Grill
Multiple Locations

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

> Spanish
Miro Spanish Grille
7804 Rea Rd.

> Thai
Thai Taste
324 East Blvd.

> Vegan
Luna’s Living Kitchen
2102 South Blvd.

> Vegetarian
Fern, Flavors from the Garden
1323 Central Ave.

> Vietnamese
Lang Van Restaurant
3019 Shamrock Dr.


> Wine Bar
Dean & Deluca
6903 Phillips Place Ct.

> Sports Bar
Hickory Tavern
Multiple Locations

> Neighborhood Pub
Selwyn Pub
2801 Selwyn Ave.

> Dive Bar
The Thirsty Beaver
1225 Central Ave.

> Place to Go Dancing
210 E. Trade St.

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

> Mixologist
Bob Peters, The Punch Room, The Ritz-Carlton
201 E. Trade St.

> Live Music Venue
The Fillmore Charlotte
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.

> EDM (Electronic Dance Music)
900 NC Music Factory Blvd.

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

> Trivia Night
Ed’s Tavern
2200 Park Rd.

> Beer Selection
Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse
4435 Park Rd.

> Brewery
NoDa Brewing Co.
2229 N. Davidson St.

> Upscale Bar
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8

> LGBT Bar
Cathode Azure
1820 South Blvd.

> Hotel Bar
The Punch Room, The Ritz-Carlton
201 E. Trade St. 

> Place for Date Night
127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8


> Blog
Scoop Charlotte

> Instagram Feed
Robot Johnson

> Newspaper Columnist
Mark Washburn, The Charlotte Observer

> Radio Show
Matt & Ramona
The Matt & Ramona Show, 107.9 The Link

> Radio Station
107.9 The Link

> TV News Team

> TV Personality
Morgan Fogarty, WCCB

> Twitter Feed
ASC Charlotte

> Weather Forecast
Larry Sprinkle, WCNC


> Actor
Jeremy DeCarlos

> Actress
Tania Kelly

> Art Exhibit in the last 12 months
Leandro Manzo: Eternal
1429 Bryant St.

> Art Gallery
1500 Central Ave.

> Artist
Leandro Manzo

> Band/Musician

> Best Local Theatre Company
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
650 E. Stonewall St.

> Concert Series
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Pops at Symphony Park

> Film Festival/ Series
Jewish Film Festival

> Museum 
Mint Museum
Multiple locations

> Performing Arts Company
Charlotte Ballet
701 N. Tryon St.

> Performing Arts Venue
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon St.


> Art Crawl
SouthEnd Gallery Crawl

> Bar Crawl
Rich & Bennett’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

> Beer Festival
Charlotte Oktoberfest

> Charity Gala
Ties & Tails Gala, Humane Society of Charlotte

> Charity Race
24 Hours of Booty

> Festival
Festival in the Park

> Food-Focused Event
Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week

> Holiday Event
Holiday on Ice

> Liquor/Spirits Event
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

> Music Festival
North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

Jazz at the Bechtler
The Bechtler Museum, 
420 S. Tryon St.

> NYE Party
CLT New Year’s Eve, Holiday on Ice

> Wine Event
Great Grapes! Wine & Food Festival

Services + Family

> Fitness Club
Burn Boot Camp
Multiple Locations

> Yoga Studio
Be Yoga
Multiple Locations

> Pilates Class/Studio
Hilliard Studio Method
516 Fenton Pl.

> Personal Trainer
Laura Gilchrist, Studio 1-on-1
2108 South Blvd., Ste. 113

> Tattoo Parlor
Fu’s Custom Tattoos
3200 N. Davidson St.

> Alterations
Anna’s Alterations
Multiple Locations

> Shoe Repair
Dean’s Shoe Repair
2925 Selwyn Ave.

> Personal Stylist/Shopper
Whitley Hamlin

> Home Organizer
Simplicity Organizers

> Home Cleaning Service
Merry Maids
1601 Idlewild Rd., Ste. 135

> Pet Boarding / Daycare
Dogs All Day
4240 South Blvd.

> General Contractor
Andrew Roby
2000 W. Morehead St.

> Auto Repair Shop
Woodie’s Auto Repair
Multiple Locations

> Landscaper
Myron Greer
1307 W. Morehead St.

> Florist
Elizabeth House Flowers, Inc.
1431 South Blvd.

> Caterer
Porcupine Provisions
1520 East Blvd.

> Salon/ Spa Overall
Le Petit Spa
6324 Fairview Rd.

> Med Spa Overall
Satin Med Spa
2700 Coltsgate Rd., Ste. 101

> Best Men’s Haircut
Salon Botanical
1226 East Blvd.

> Hair Stylist

Karla Kuhlmann, KM AND COMPANY Salon
1515 S. Tryon St.

Kenna Ehman, Sola Salon Studios
2000 South Blvd.

> Best Nail Salon
Polished Nail Bar
Multiple Locations

> Waxing Services
Le Petit Spa
6324 Fairview Rd.

> Place to Get a Massage
Massage Envy
Multiple Locations

> Place to Get Acupuncture
Insight Wellness
1820 East Blvd.

> Place to Shop For Kids’ Clothing (Local)
Fancy Pants
1025 Providence Rd.

> Kids’ Consignment Sale (not store)
Charlotte Mothers of Multiples Consignment Sale

> Maternity Store
Destination Maternity
4716 Sharon Rd.

> Toy Store
Toys & Co.
242 S. Sharon Amity Rd.

> Place for Kids’ Haircuts
4223 Park Rd.

> Nanny/Babysitter Service
Olive You Nanny
6413 Baltray Rd.

> Playground for Kids
Freedom Park

> Indoor Fun
Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.

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

> Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Mellow Mushroom
Multiple Locations

> Place to See Santa
SouthPark Mall
4400 Sharon Rd.

> Place to Buy a Birthday Cake
Edible Art
2906 Selwyn Ave.

> Place for a Birthday Party
Monkey Joe’s
Multiple Locations

> Birthday Party Entertainer/Entertainment
Enchanted Elegance

> Swimming Lessons
Multiple Locations

> Music Lessons
School of Rock
1105 Greenwood Cliff Rd.

> Art Lessons
Noah’s Art
5110 Park Rd.

> Dance Lessons
Jami Masters School of Dance
530 Brandywine Rd.

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

> Youth Sports Program
Multiple Locations

> Summer Camp
Multiple Locations

Shopping + Home

> Best Place to Buy Women’s Clothing (Local)
The Cheeky Bean
14815 Ballantyne Village Way

> Men’s Clothing
1111 Metropolitan Ave., 
Ste. 150

> Vintage Clothing 
Frock Shop
901 Central Ave.

> Resale / Consignment Clothing
Divine Consign
8145 Ardrey Kell Rd., 
Ste. 101

> Men’s Suits
Taylor Richards & Conger
6907 Phillips Place Ct.

> Evening Wear
4010 Sharon Rd.

> Lingerie
I.C. London
4310 Sharon Rd.

> Athletic Gear
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Multiple Locations

> Women’s Shoes
Sloan Boutique
1419 East Blvd.

> Men’s Shoes
4400 Sharon Rd.

> Fine Jewelry
Diamonds Direct
4521 Sharon Rd., Ste. 101

> Fun Jewelry
The Cheeky Bean
14815 Ballantyne Village Way

> Stylish Gifts
The Cheeky Bean
14815 Ballantyne Village Way

> Antiques
The Sleepy Poet
4450 South Blvd.

> Stationery
Paper Skyscraper
330 East Blvd.

> Vinyl Records
Lunchbox Records
1419 Central Ave.

> Bookstore
Park Road Books
4139 Park Rd.

> Home Accessories
Multiple Locations

> Furniture
Gracious Interiors
113 W. South Main St.
Waxhaw, NC

> Bedding & Linens
Bedside Manor
6401 Morrison Blvd. Ste. 19

> Hardware
Blackhawk Hardware
4225 Park Road Shopping Center

> Art / Craft Supplies
Multiple Locations

> Gourmet Food
Reid’s Fine Foods
2823 Selwyn Ave.

> Kitchen Supplies
Sur La Table
4400 Sharon Rd.

> Nursery / Greenhouse Plants 

Roundtree Plantation
517 Roundtree Rd.

Campbell’s Greenhouses
209 McDonald Ave.

> Patio / Outdoor Furniture
The Hearth and Patio
4332 Monroe Rd.

> Outdoor Gear
Multiple Locations

> Wine 
Multiple Locations

Total Wine & More
Multiple Locations

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

> Fresh Fish
Clean Catch
2820 Selwyn Ave.

> Fancy Chocolate
The Secret Chocolatier
2935 Providence Rd., 
Ste. 104

> Organic Foods
Whole Foods
6610 Fairview Rd.

> Fresh Produce (Farmers Market)
King’s Drive Farmers’ Market
938 S Kings Dr.

> Baked Goods
Amelie’s French Bakery
2424 N. Davidson St., Ste. 102

> Pet Supplies
Multiple Locations

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