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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.

The Liberty Gastropub

  • Food

Essential Information

1812 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203


Charlotteans can't seem to get enough pork -- whether it's sweet fruits wrapped in prosciutto at upscale eateries or good, old-fashioned barbecue sandwiches served with a side of fries. The Liberty Gastropub, though, has taken a love of the tender meat to new heights with The Lucky Pig ($18), a large plate of warm, slow-roasted black Berkshire pork shoulder served with crepes, pickled pineapple, spicy peanuts, jalapeƱo peppers, and lettuce. Diners dig in with their hands to wrap the meat and toppings in one of the light crepes. It's innovative (spicy peanuts in a crepe with pork?) and -- dare we say it? -- puts some of those barbecue sandwiches to shame. The menu changes daily so call ahead to make sure The Lucky Pig is being served.

Additional Information

Year Won: 2010

Pick: Editor's Pick

Website: http://www.thelibertycharlotte.com/

Award: Best Use of Swine

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