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

Soul Gastrolounge

Map1500-B Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Food


Soul seems to be taunting us with its “shared” plate of Asian Glazed Pork Belly Tacos. One bite of the piece of soft meat wrapped in a mini soft taco shell with a watermelon relish is enough to make you wish you didn’t have friends to share with. Start with a double order. Trust us.


Best Place for a Date Night- 2016 and 2017. Best Restaurant to Stay a While - 2016. Best Place to Meet Singles- 2016, Best Place to Network- 2016, Best Place to Celebrate- 2016. Best Tapas - 2015, 2018. Best Shared Plate You Won't Want to Share - 2015. Best Bar/Lounge-2014, Best Cocktails- 2013 and 2016. Best Restaurant (Plaza/Midwood)- 2012, Best New Restaurant-2010, Best Late Night Soul, Best Restaurant (Elizabeth), Best Bar-2011.

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2010
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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