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Since 1997, Charlotte magazine has dedicated its May issue to the BEST OF THE BEST. We call it The BOBS, and we recognize the city's finest in food and drink, nightlife, entertainment, shopping, mind and body, and more- hundreds of winners in all. And then we throw a huge party! The event offers all of Charlotte a chance to sample the best food and drink as well as mingle with all of the BOB winners. It has become one of the most anticipated parties in the city. Check back here for more information on the 2014 BOB Awards! Voting will begin in January.


The 2013 BOB Award winners have been announced! See the winners here.  Congrats to all the winners! For a complete guide of BOB winners from 2011-2013, check out our BOB Winners' Guide by clicking here.


The 2013 BOB Award party was held at Label Charlotte Thursday, May 23. BOB Award-winning restaurants including Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, e2 emeril's eatery, Sushi Guru, Queen City Q, TCBY, Pickleville, Bean Vegan Cuisine, Duckworth's Grill and Taphouse, and Cantina 1511 served their delicious food. Live entertainment including dancers, performances by Caroline Calouche, Hannibal, Miss Mena and Caricatures by Joel. The event was hosted by 107.9 the Link's Kelly McKay and Ramona Holloway and 107.9 the Link's Anthony Michaels Show was live. Thank you to all who attended!


Video by: Vittorio Video Productions


Red carpet photos by: Catch Light Studios. CLICK FOR RED CARPET PICTURES.


Photos below by: poprock photography.

Harris YMCA

  • Kids & Family

Essential Information

5900 Quail Hollow Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210


This year, one of the largest YMCAs in North America gets bigger. The Harris YMCA on Quail Hollow Road is building the Cato Education Center, with 10,000 square feet of heated space and a total footprint of 22,000 square feet. The $3.5 million facility will have 10 classrooms, including one that’s a teaching kitchen, and a pavilion with an open-air gymnasium and stage. One use for the building is summer day camp, which serves about 800 children each week.

Additional Information

Year Won:

Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick

Website: http://www.ymcacharlotte.org/branches...

Award: Best Swimming Lessons - 2016. Best Gymnastics - 2016 and 2017. Best Youth Sports Program - 2014, Best Summer Camp - 2014, Best YMCA for Kids Anywhere - 2015

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