All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Midwood Smokehouse

Map1401 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Food


Midwood got a lot of attention last July when former President Obama and candidate Hillary Clinton stopped at the Plaza Midwood location. Naturally, some of that attention was good, and some of it was bad. One newspaper opinion column even claimed that their choice of city barbecue showed the Democrats’ disconnect with rural parts of the state. We see it from another angle: There may be no better sign that a barbecue restaurant has made it in North Carolina than when its smoked hog becomes a matter of political debate.


Best Barbecue - 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Best New-School Barbecue Joint - 2015, Barbecue Pork in 2017

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2014
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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