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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.

Montford Drive

  • Nightlife/Play

Essential Information

Charlotte, NC

When Park Road Shopping Center opened in 1956, it was technically 100 feet outside the Charlotte city limits. It was in the country. Today, the shopping center is at the center of a sizzling neighborhood. A new developer purchased the property in 2011 and has slowly given it a makeover while keeping some of that old charm. Blackhawk Hardware and Park Road Books are still here, but in 2015 they were joined by popular salad chain Chopt and growing pan-Asian chain CO. All around the shopping center, new apartments rise and houses sell within hours of going on the market. And people who live in those houses and apartments now talk regularly about giving the area a new name, one that honors yesterday but captures the excitement of tomorrow.

Additional Information

Year Won:

Pick: Editor's Pick

Award: Best Nightlife Neighborhood - 2014, Best Neighborhood - 2016

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