2017 BOB Awards: Voters' Choice



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Voters think The Firebird, the iconic sculpture on North Tryon Street, deserves a BOB Award for best public art.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY LOGAN CYRUS

Events

Results from an online poll January 16 - January 29

Bar Crawl    
Rich & Bennett’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl  

Beer Festival     
South End Hops Fest

Charity Gala     
Humane Society Charlotte — Ties & Tails

Charity Race     
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Community Wide Festival or Event
Festival in the Park

Food Event    
Taste of Charlotte

Holiday Event    
Holiday on Ice 

Liquor/Spirits Event     
Beer Bourbon & BBQ 

Music Festival     
Summer Pops

NYE Party     
CLT NYE in Romare Bearden Park

Pop-Up Event     
Vintage Charlotte

Speaker Series     
Creative Mornings Charlotte

Wine Event     
South End Wine Fest 


Media

Results from an online poll January 16 - January 29 

TV Personality    
Larry Sprinkle, WCNC

TV News Team    
WBTV

Weather Forecaster 
Larry Sprinkle, WCNC

Radio Station    
107.9 The Link

Radio Show    
Matt & Ramona Show, 107.9 The Link

Twitter Feed    
Carolina Panthers

Instagram Feed     
Charlotte Agenda

Newsletter     
Charlotte Agenda

Podcast     
Margarita Confessionals 

Writer    
Tommy Tomlinson

Photographer    
Logan Cyrus 


Arts

Results from an online poll January 16 - January 29

Art Exhibit (Last 12 Months)    
Leandro Manzo’s Mar de Mares
LaCa Projects

Art Gallery    
SOCO Gallery 
421 Providence Rd.

Author    
Jeff Jackson

Band/Musician     
The Avett Brothers

Comedian/Sketch Comedy Group     
The Charlotte Comedy

Theatre Film Festival Series    
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival

Museum    
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY Elizabeth Graeber

Performing Arts Company    
Charlotte Ballet 
701 N. Tryon St.

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

Public Art
Firebird at the Bechtler 
420 S. Tryon St.

Visual Artist
Leandro Manzo  


Services

Results from an online poll January 30 - February 12

Alterations
Anna’s Alterations 

Barbershop
Salon Botanical 
1226 East Blvd.

Caterer
Tin Kitchen

Cooking Class
Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

Dry Cleaning Service
Elite Cleaners
Multiple locations

Esthetician
Amber Holland at Satin Med Spa
2700 Coltsgate Rd., Ste. 101

Florist
The Blossom Shop
2242 Park Rd.

General Contractor
Advanced Renovations
3926 Miriam Dr.

Home Cleaning Service
Merry Maids
Multiple locations

Hotel
Ritz-Carlton Charlotte
201 E. Trade St.

Interior Designer
KBN Interiors
2170 Hawkins St.

Landscaping Service
Myron Greer

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

Nail Salon
Sassy Nail Bar 
911 E. Morehead St., Ste. 600

Pet Boarding / Daycare
Dogs All Day
4240 South Blvd.

Photographer/Photography Company
Wanda Koch 

Fitness Club
UFC Gym Matthews 
1916 Sardis Rd. N.

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

Pilates Studio / Class
Hilliard Studio Method 
516 Fenton Pl.

Place to Get a Massage
Massage Envy 
Multiple locations

Place to Get Acupuncture
Insight Wellness
1820 East Blvd.

Plastic Surgery Practice
Charlotte Plastic Surgery
Multiple locations

Salon / Spa (Not Med Spa)
Le Petit Spa
6324 Fairview Rd.

Software Company / IT Services
Affordable Computer Care by DJ 
6110 Carriage Oaks Dr.

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

Tax Preparation    
Hopkins and Associates Inc. 
229 Austin Dr.

Women’s Hair Stylist
LooLoo’s Hair Salon
2000 South Blvd., Ste. 110

Yoga Studio
Enlighten Yoga 
9852 Rea Rd., Ste. D2


Shopping + Home

Results from an online poll February 27 - March 12

Women’s Clothing
Glory Days Apparel

Men’s Clothing    
Jilson’s Men’s Consignment

Charlotte-Specific Clothing
Glory Days Apparel

Re-Sale/Consignment Clothing
Jilson’s Men’s Consignment

Trendy Accessories
Magnolia Emporium
307 Lincoln St.

Men’s Suits
Jos. A Bank
Multiple locations

Evening Wear
Neiman Marcus 
4400 Sharon Rd.

Lingerie
I.C. London
4310 Sharon Rd., Ste. T13

Yoga Pants
Lululemon
4400 Sharon Rd., Ste. P13

Running Shoes
Charlotte Running Company
Multiple locations

Women’s Shoes
Nordstrom 
4400 Sharon Rd.

Men’s Shoes
Jilson’s Men’s Consignment

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

Fun Jewelry
HandPicked 
Multiple locations

Stylish Gift
Paper Skyscraper
330 East Blvd.

Antiques
Sleepy Poet
4450 South Blvd.

Stationery
Paper Skyscraper
330 East Blvd.

Books
Park Road Books
4139 Park Rd. 

Home Accessories
Bedside Manor
6401 Morrison Blvd., Ste. 19

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

Furniture (TIE)
High Cotton Home Company
2137 South Blvd, Ste. 100
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Magnolia Emporium
307 Lincoln St. 

Hardware
Blackhawk Hardware
4225 Park Rd.

Arts and Crafts Supplies
Michaels
Multiple locations

Outdoor Gear
Great Outdoor Provision Co.
4275 Park Rd.

Nursery/Greenhouse Plants
Pike Nurseries
Multiple locations

Craft Beer (Bottle Shop)
Craft Growler Shop and Tasting Room
1320 S. Church St., Ste. 100

Wine
Total Wine
Multiple locations

Pet Supplies
PetSmart
Multiple locations

Kitchen Supplies
Williams-Sonoma
6401 Morrison Blvd., Stes. 14 and 15

Gourmet Food
Reid’s Fine Foods
Multiple locations

Meat (Counter/Butcher) 
Reid’s Fine Foods
Multiple locations

Fresh Fish
Catch On Seafood
826 Hawthorne Ln.

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

Organic Foods
Whole Foods
Multiple locations

Fancy Chocolate
Petit Philippe
2820 Selwyn Ave., Ste. 160

Baked Goods
Amélie’s French Bakery & Café
Multiple locations


Family

Results from an online poll January 30 - February 12

Art Lessons
Noah’s Art
5110 Park Rd., Ste. 2E

Gymnastics Classes
Harris YMCA 
5900 Quail Hollow Rd.

Indoor Fun
Discovery Place 
Multiple locations

Kids’ Consignment Sale
Kid to Kid Park Road
4211 Park Rd.

Kid-Friendly Brewery
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd.

Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Mellow Mushroom
Multiple locations

Library
Morrison Branch Library
7015 Morrison Blvd.

Martial Arts Classes
King Tiger Tae Kwon Do
Multiple locations

Music Lessons
Howren Music
4209 Park Rd.

Place for a Birthday Party
Monkey Joe’s
10215 University City Blvd.

Place for Kid’s Haircuts
Pigtails & Crewcuts
Multiple locations

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

Place to Buy a Birthday Cake
Suarez Bakery
4245 Park Rd.

Place to See Santa
SouthPark Mall
4400 Sharon Rd.

Place to Shop for Kids’ Clothing
SouthPark Mall
4400 Sharon Rd.

Playground for Kids
Freedom Park
1900 East Blvd.

Story Time
ImaginOn
300 E. 7th St.

Summer Camp
YMCA
Multiple locations

Swimming Lessons
YMCA
Multiple locations

Tutoring Company
The Lazar Center of Learning and Achievement
5126 Park Rd., Ste. 2D

Youth Sports Program
YMCA
Multiple locations


Dining

Results from an online poll February 13 - February 26

Restaurant
Seafood Connection

New Restaurant
Yafo Kitchen
720 Governor Morrison St., Ste. 120

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

Restaurant to Splurge
The Fig Tree
1601 E. 7th St.

Farm-to-Table Restaurant
Heirloom
8470 Bellhaven Blvd.

Hotel Restaurant
Stoke 
100 W. Trade St.

Outdoor Dining    
Village Tavern
4201 Congress St., Ste. 190

Food Truck
The Tin Kitchen

Pizza
Portofino’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
Multiple locations

Pasta    
Mama Ricotta’s
601 S. Kings Dr., Ste. A

Burger
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
Multiple locations

Salad
Chopt
4125 Park Rd.

Steak
Del Frisco’s 
4725 Piedmont Row Dr., Ste. 170

Barbecue
Midwood Smokehouse
Multiple locations

Fried Chicken
Price’s Chicken Coop
1614 Camden Rd.

Breakfast
Zada Jane’s
1601 Central Ave.

Comfort Food
Dish
1220 Thomas Ave.

Chef
Bruce Moffett, Barrington’s
7822 Fairview Rd. 

Pastry Chef
Samantha Ward, The Fig Tree
1601 E. 7th St.

Lunch
Wooden Spoon
10635 Park Rd.

Late Night Menu
Midnight Diner
115 E. Carson Blvd.

Dessert
Amelie’s French Bakery
Multiple locations

Dinner Under $10
Sabor Latin Street Grill
Multiple locations

BLT
littleSpoon
2820 Selwyn Ave.

Hot Dogs
JJ’s Red Hots
1514 East Blvd.

Fried Pickles
The Diamond 
1901 Commonwealth Ave.

Chicken Salad
Mayobird
1531 East Blvd.

Wings
Lebowski’s Neighborhood Grill
1524 East Blvd.

Oysters
RockSalt
512 Brandywine Rd.

Sushi
Ru San’s
2440 Park Rd.

Gluten Free Options
Zada Jane’s
1601 Central Ave.

 

By Cuisine

Chinese 
Baoding 
4722 Sharon Rd., Ste. F

French 
Cafe Monte
6700 Fairview Rd.

Greek
Mad Greek
5011 South Blvd.

Indian 
Copper
311 East Blvd.

Italian 
Portofino’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
Multiple locations

Japanese 
Nakato 
Multiple locations

Mexican
Three Amigos 
2917 Central Ave., Ste. A

Seafood 
Upstream
6902 Phillips Pl.

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

Thai 
Thai Taste
324 East Blvd.

Vegan 
Luna’s Living Kitchen
2000 South Blvd.

Vegetarian
Luna’s Living Kitchen
2000 South Blvd.

Vietnamese 
Lang Van
3019 Shamrock Dr.


Nightlife

Sports Bar
Hickory Tavern
Multiple locations

Wine Bar
Foxcroft
Multiple locations

Neighborhood Pub
Selwyn Pub
2801 Selwyn Ave.

Happy Hour
McCormick and Schmick’s
Multiple locations

Dive Bar
Thirsty Beaver
1225 Central Ave.

Upscale Bar
The Punch Room
201 E. Trade St.

Hotel Bar
Ritz-Carlton
201 E. Trade St.

Place for a Date Night
Soul Gastrolounge
1500 Central Ave.

Place to Dance
The Roxbury
116 W. 5th St.

Place to Celebrate a Birthday
City Lights Rooftop
555 S. McDowell St.

Place for Specialty Cocktails
The Punch Room
201 E. Trade St.

Beer Selection (Not Brewery)
Duckworth’s 
Multiple locations

Mixologist
Bob Peters, Punch Room
201 E. Trade St.

Live Music Venue
The Fillmore
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.

Trivia Night
Lebowski’s Neighborhood Grill
1524 East Blvd.

Brewery Overall
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd.

Patio
Vivace
1100 Metropolitan Ave.

Place to Network
5Church
127 N. Tryon St.

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