2016 BOB Awards: Voter's Choice

Heather Liebler Photography
CreativeMornings is a Voter's Choice winner this year. See which award it nabbed below.

DINING
Results from online poll, February 22 – March 6

» Restaurant
The Mandrake
333 W. Trade St.

» New Restaurant
The Mandrake
333 W. Trade St.

» Burger
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
Multiple locations

» Pizza
Hawthorne’s NY Pizza
Multiple locations

» Salad
Chopt Creative Salad Company
4125 Park Rd. 

» Pasta
Mama Ricotta’s Restaurant
601 S. Kings Dr., Ste. AA

» Fried chicken
Price’s Chicken Coop
1614 Camden Rd. 

» Chef
Donnie Simmons—The Mandrake
333 W. Trade St.

» Lunch Menu
The Mandrake
333 W. Trade St.

» Late-night Menu
Midnight Diner
115 E. Carson St.

» Dessert
Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe
Multiple locations

» Steak
Del Frisco’s 
4725 Piedmont Row Dr., Ste. 170

» Breakfast
Toast Cafe
Multiple locations

» Brunch
Bistro La Bon
1322 Central Ave. 

» Vegetarian selection
Luna’s Living Kitchen
2000 South Blvd., Ste. 300

» Vegan
Luna’s Living Kitchen
2000 South Blvd., Ste. 300

» Comfort Food
Dish
1220 Thomas Ave.

» Barbecue
Midwood Smokehouse
Multiple locations

» Outdoor dining
Village Tavern
4201 Congress St.

» Restaurant to splurge
The Fig Tree Restaurant 
1601 E. 7th St. 

» Restaurant with the best view
Fahrenheit Restaurant
222 S. Caldwell St. 

» Food truck
The Tin Kitchen

» Cheap eats
Sabor Latin Street Grill
Multiple locations

» Frozen treats
King of Pops

» Tacos
Paco’s Tacos and Tequila 
6401 Morrison Blvd., Ste. 8a

» Burritos
Phat Burrito
1537 Camden Rd.

» Coffee shop
Central Coffee Co. 
719 Louise Ave.

» Chinese
P.F. Chang’s 
Multiple locations

» French
Café Monte French Bakery and Bistro
6700 Fairview Rd. 

» Greek
Ilios Noches
Multiple locations

» Indian
Copper
311 East Blvd. 

» Italian
Mama Ricotta’s Restaurant
601 South Kings Dr., Ste. AA

» Japanese
Futo Buta
222 E. Bland St. 

» Mexican
Three Amigos Mexican Grill and Cantina
2917 Central Ave. | 13016 Eastfield Rd. Suite 300B

» Seafood
Upstream Restaurant
6902 Phillips Place Ct. 

» Southern/Soul
Mert’s Heart & Soul 
214 N. College St.

» Thai
Thai Taste
Multiple locations

» Vietnamese
Lang Van Vietnamese
3019 Shamrock Dr.

 

 

NIGHTLIFE
Results from online poll, February 22 – March 6

» Wine bar
Foxcroft Wine Co.
Multiple locations

» Sports bar
Hickory Tavern
Multiple locations

» Neighborhood bar
Thomas Street Tavern
1218 Thomas Ave.

» Dive bar
Thirsty Beaver
1225 Central Ave.

» Place to dance
Roxbury NightClub
116 W. 5th St. 

» Place to celebrate
Soul Gastrolounge
1500 Central Ave.

» Mixologist 
Bob Peters—The Punch Room
201 E. Trade St. 

» Live music venue
The Fillmore Charlotte
820 Hamilton St. 

» Trivia night
Lebowski’s Neighborhood Grill
1524 East Blvd.

» Cocktails
Soul Gastrolounge
1500 Central Ave.

» Beer selection
Duckworth’s Grill and Taphouse
Multiple locations, duckworths.com

» Brewery, overall
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd.

» Brewery to take your dog
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd.

» Brewery with the best atmosphere
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd.

» Patio
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd.

» Upscale bar
The Punch Room
201 E. Trade St. 

» Place to meet singles
TIE
5Church

127 N. Tryon St., Ste. 8
Soul Gastrolounge
1500 Central Ave.

» Hotel bar
The Ritz-Carlton 
201 E. Trade St.

» Place for a date night
Soul Gastrolounge
1500 Central Ave.

» Place to network
Soul Gastrolounge
1500 Central Ave.

 

 

EVENTS
Results from online poll, January 25 – February 7

» Music festival
NoDa Summer MusicFest 

» Bar crawl
Rich & Bennett’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl

» Beer festival
Charlotte Oktoberfest

» Wine event
South End Wine Festival 

» Liquor/spirits event
Beer Bourbon & BBQ 

» Community-wide festival/event
Festival in the Park 

» Food event
Taste of Charlotte

» Holiday event
Holiday on Ice

» NYE party
CLT New Year’s Eve

» Charity race
24 Hours of Booty

» Pop-up event
Vintage CLT

» Speaker series
CreativeMornings

» Charity gala
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Annual Fundraising Gala
420 S. Tryon St.

 

 

ARTS
Results from online poll, January 25 – February 7

» Band/musician
Tim McDonnell

» Art Gallery
TIE 
Charlotte Art League

1517 Camden Rd.
Jerald Melberg Gallery
625 S. Sharon Amity Rd.

» Art exhibit in the past 12 months
Viva Moschino! at The Mint Museum Uptown

» Museum
Mint Museum
Multiple locations

» Comedy group/comedian
David Livingston

» Performing arts company
Charlotte Ballet
701 N. Tryon St.

» Actor/actress
Samantha Esteban

» Visual artist
Paris Pierides
1820 South Blvd.

» Concert series
Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops

» Theatre company
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St. 

» Film festival
NoDa Film Festival

» Public art
Metalmorphosis    
Whitehall Business Park

 

 

FAMILY
Results from online poll, February 8 – 21

» Place to shop for kids clothes
Kid to Kid Park Rd.
4211 Park Rd. 

» Kids consignment sale
Kid to Kid Park Rd. 
4211 Park Rd. 

» Place for kids haircuts
Pigtails & Crewcuts
Multiple locations

» Place to buy a birthday cake
Suarez Bakery
4245 Park Rd. 

» Place for a birthday party
Monkey Joe’s
Multiple locations, 

» Playground
Freedom Park
1900 East Blvd.

» Family outing
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.

» Indoor fun
Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.

» Kid-friendly restaurant
Brixx Pizza
Multiple Locations

» Kid-friendly brewery
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd. 

» Swimming Lessons
Harris YMCA
5900 Quail Hollow Rd.

» Music Lessons
Howren Music
4209 Park Rd. 

>» Art Lessons
Noah’s Art of SouthPark
5100 Park Rd. Ste. 2E

» Gymnastics Classes
Harris YMCA
5900 Quail Hollow Rd.

» Martial Arts Classes
King Tiger Charlotte
Multiple locations, kingtigercharlotte.com

» Tutoring Company
The Lazar Center of Learning and Achievement
5126 Park Rd. Ste. D

» Youth Sports Program
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Multiple locations, ymcacharlotte.org

» Summer Camp
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Multiple locations, ymcacharlotte.org

» Story Time
ImaginOn
300 E. 7th St. 

» Place to See Santa
SouthPark Mall
4400 Sharon Rd. 

» Easter Egg Hunt
UFC Gym Matthews: Ultimate Ninja Easter Egg Hunt
1916 Sardis Rd. N.

 

 

SHOPPING + HOME
Results from online poll, March 7-20

» Women’s Clothing
KK Bloom Boutique
2823 Selwyn Ave. Ste. E

» Men’s Clothing
Nordstrom
4400 Sharon Rd. Store #750

» Charlotte-Specific Clothing
704 Shop
704shop.com

» Resale/Consignment Clothing
TIE
JT Posh
2400 Park Rd., Ste. 2A
The Giveback Boutique
478 D. Williamson’s Rd., Mooresville

» On-Trend Accessories
KK Bloom Boutique 
2823 Selwyn Ave. Ste. E

» Men’s Suits
JOS. A. Bank
Multiple locations, 
josbank.com

» Evening Wear
Neiman Marcus
4400 Sharon Rd.

» Lingerie
I.C. London Lingerie
4310 Sharon Rd.

» Yoga Pants
Lululemon
4400 Sharon Rd. Ste. P13

» Running shoes
Run For Your Life
Multiple locations, runforyourlife.com

» Women’s shoes
Nordstrom
4400 Sharon Rd. Store #750

» Men’s shoes
Nordstrom
4400 Sharon Rd. Store #750

» Fine jewelry
Diamonds Direct
4521 Sharon Rd.

» Fun jewelry
KK Bloom Boutique
2823 Selwyn Ave. Ste. E

» Stylish gifts
Paper Skyscraper
330 East Blvd. 

» Antiques
Sleepy Poet Antique Mall
4450 South Blvd.

» Bikes
Bicycle Sport
2916 Selwyn Ave. #A

» Stationery
Paper Skyscraper
330 East Blvd.

» Electronics
Best Buy
Multiple locations, 
bestbuy.com 

» Books
TIE
Park Road Books 
4139 Park Rd. 
Barnes & Noble
Multiple locations, barnesandnoble.com

» Home Accessories
Bedside Manor
6401 Morrison Blvd. Ste. 19 

» Bedding & Linens
Bedside Manor
6401 Morrison Blvd. Ste. 19 

» Hardware
Blackhawk Hardware
4225 Park Rd. 

» Art/Craft Supplies
Michaels
Multiple locations, 
michaels.com

» Outdoor Gear
Great Outdoor Provision Co.
Multiple locations, greatoutdoorprovision.com

» Gourmet Food
Reid’s Fine Foods
Multiple locations, reids.com

» Kitchen Supplies
Williams-Sonoma
6401 Morrison Blvd.

» Nursery/Greenhouse Plants
Pike’s Nurseries
12630 N. Community House Rd.

» Craft Beer (Bottle Shop)
201Central
Multiple locations, 201central.com

» Wine
Total Wine
Multiple locations, 
totalwine.com

» Pet Supplies
PetSmart
Multiple locations, 
petsmart.com

» Meat (Counter/Butcher)
Fresh Market
Multiple locations, thefreshmarket.com    

» Fresh Fish
Clean Catch Fish Market
2820 Selwyn Ave. Ste. #150

» Fancy Chocolate
The Secret Chocolatier
Multiple locations, thesecretchocolatier.com

» Organic Foods
Whole Foods
6610 Fairview Rd.

» Fresh Produce (Farmers’ Market)
Kings Drive Farmers’ Market
939 S. Kings Dr.

» Baked Goods
Amélie’s French Bakery
Multiple locations, ameliesfrenchbakery.com

 

 

SERVICES
Results from online poll, February 8 – 21

» Interior Designer
KBN Interiors 
2170 Hawkins St. Studio B

» General Contractor
Andrew Roby 
andrewroby.com

» Personal Stylist/Shopper
Whitley Hamlin
thequeencitystyle.com

» Photographer
Poprock Photography
poprockphotography.com

» Florist
Elizabeth House Flowers, Inc.
1431 South Blvd. 

» Caterer
Porcupine Provisions
1520 East Blvd.

» Fitness Club
UFC Gym Matthews
1916 Sardis Rd. N.

» Yoga Studio
Be Yoga
Multiple locations, beyogaandwellness.com

» Pilates Class/Studio
Hilliard Studio Method
516 Fenton Pl.

» Personal Trainer
Laura Gilchrist at Studio 1-On-1
2108 South Blvd., Ste. 113

» Tattoo Parlor 
Fu’s Custom 
Tattoo
3200 N. Davidson St.

» Dry Cleaner
Kim’s Cleaners
1943 E. 7th St.

» Alterations
Anna’s Alterations
Multiple locations, annasalterationscharlotte.com

» Software Company/IT Services
Trox Tech
1122 Sam Newell Rd., Ste. 103

» Tax Preparation
M.N.D. Accounting
3472 N. Davidson St.

» Hotel
The Dunhill Hotel
237 N. Tryon St.

» Pet Boarding/Daycare
Dogs All Day
4240 South Blvd. 

» Landscaping Services
Myron Greer 
Garden Design
1307 W. Morehead St. Ste. 103

» Home Cleaning Service
Merry Maids
merrymaidscharlotte.com

» Salon/Spa, Overall
Le Petit Spa
6324 Fairview Rd. Ste. 101

» Med Spa Overall
Satin Med Spa
2700 Coltsgate Rd., Ste. 101 

» Plastic Surgeon
Charlotte Plastic Surgery
Multiple locations, charlotteplasticsurgery.com

» Nail Salon
Polished Nail Bar
Multiple locations, ipolished.com

» Barber Shop
Salon Botanical
1226 East Blvd. 

» Women’s Hair Salon
Sola Salon Studios 
Multiple locations, 
solasalonstudios.com

» Hair Stylist
Karla Kuhlmann

» Esthetician
Priti Patel oF Le Petit Spa
6324 Fairview Rd. Ste. 101

» Place to Get a Massage
Massage Envy
Multiple locations, 
massageenvy.com

» Place to get Acupuncture
Insight Wellness
1820 East Blvd.

 

MEDIA
Results from online poll, January 25 – February 7

» TV Personality
Larry Sprinkle

» WCNC
TV News Team
WCNC 

» Weather Forecaster
Larry Sprinkle
WCNC

» Radio Station
107.9 The Link

» Radio Show
The Matt & Ramona Show
107.9 The Link

» Twitter Feed
Carolina Panthers
@Panthers

» Instagram Feed
Charlotte Agenda 
@charlotteagenda

» Newsletter
Charlotte Agenda

» Print Journalist
Page Leggett


This article appears in the May 2016 issue of Charlotte Magazine

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