The Best of the Best Awards: 2020

The BOBs are back.
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An arrangement from Voters’ Choice-winner The Blossom Shop, located on Park Road. Photo by Adam Whitlow.


THIS YEAR’S BOB AWARDS arrive at a tumultuous time for Charlotte businesses and nonprofits. So let’s celebrate them. Throughout the categories below, you’ll find 400 reasons to raise a locally sourced drink to our city. These people, places, and bearded dragons are reminders that we live in a dynamic community, and even in the time of social distancing, we’re here together.

EAT: The Best of Food and Dining

PLAY: The Best of Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Nightlife, and Going Out

EXPLORE: The Best of Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

LIVE: The Best of Health and Wellness, Kids and Family

SHOP: The Best of Style, Shopping, and Local Services

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Cocktails by mixologist Amanda Britton from Bardo: (Clockwise from top) the Spirit Free Salud mocktail, Making Me Blush strawberry mocktail; the Paloma, and the Cooling Effect. Cocktail kits sold online during the pandemic have included these drinks. Cupcakes by Swirl Bakery; florals by The Blossom Shop. Photo by Adam Whitlow.


The May 2020 issue is now available on newsstands. Or, purchase a digital issue. Are you a 2020 winner or runner-up? Promote your award with our handy winners’ toolkit. Our annual Best of the Best party has been rescheduled to Oct. 1, 2020, tickets on sale now.



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