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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.

Thomas Davis, linebacker, Carolina Panthers

  • Personalities

Essential Information


The NFL gave him its “Man of the Year” award. Charlotte gave him the key to the city. Davis gave us a reason to believe in professional athletes. On the field, Davis zips across the turf, pummeling ball carriers, ending plays. But it’s his character, a word often lazily thrown around with athletes, that makes him a hero. Here’s a guy who, as a poor boy in rural Georgia, had to heat water on the stove in order to take a bath. Here’s a guy who tore his ACL—the same ACL—three times, and came back after each injury, becoming the first NFL player to do so. In his emotional acceptance speech for the Man of the Year award, Davis said, “So often in my career, I’ve been the guy that’s come up just short.” Here is a man who has triumphed, finally.

Additional Information

Year Won: 2015

Pick: Editor's Pick

Award: Best Sports Hero

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