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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.


  • Personalities

Essential Information


The night before the Panthers’ home game against Washington in Week 11, the Redskins fan club gathered at Whisky River in the EpiCentre. At 7:07 p.m., Washington’s social media team tweeted a video of the scene, “Carolina is #Redskins country. #HTTR.” At 7:54 p.m., Carolina’s social media team replied: “Good luck with getting a trademark on that.” With that eight-word shot at the controversy surrounding Washington’s nickname, @Panthers went from an account we Charlotteans loved to the account heard ’round the league. News outlets from Sports Illustrated to ESPN ran stories on that single tweet. The next day, the Panthers won 44-16. And by the end of the year, the team’s Twitter feed had more than 1.3 million followers, fourth-most in the NFL.

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Year Won:

Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick

Award: Best Twitter Feed - 2016, 2017, 2018

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