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Best of Chapel Hill 2017

*Winners appear in alphabetical order. As voted on by our readers.

Dining
Favorite Overall Restaurant
Acme Food & Beverage Co.
The Fearrington House Restaurant
Lantern
Oakleaf

Favorite Overall Service
Acme Food & Beverage Co.
City Kitchen
Governors Club
Kitchen

Favorite New Restaurant
Breakaway Cafe
Chronic Tacos
CrossTies Barbecue
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

Favorite Place for a Date
411 West
Acme Food & Beverage Co.
Glasshalfull
Kitchen

Favorite Place to Watch the Game
Carolina Brewery
Hickory Tavern
Top of the Hill
Town Hall Grill

Favorite Place for Vegetarians/Healthy Food
Mediterranean Deli
The Root Cellar
Vimala’s Curryblossom Café
Whole Foods

Favorite Place for Breakfast/Brunch
Acme Food & Beverage Co.
Breadmen’s
Breakaway Cafe
Elmo’s Diner
The Root Cellar

Favorite Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Breadmen’s
Breakaway Cafe
Elmo’s Diner
The Root Cellar

Favorite Barbecue
Allen & Son Barbecue
Crook’s Corner
Mama Dip’s
The Pig

Favorite Sandwich
Al’s Burger Shack
Merritt’s Store & Grill
Neal’s Deli
The Root Cellar

Favorite Asian Food
Elements
Jujube
Lantern
Lucha Tigre

Favorite Sushi
Akai Hana
Elements
Spicy 9
Weaver Street Market

Favorite Spot for a Business Lunch
City Kitchen
Crossroads Chapel Hill
Top of the Hill
Weathervane Restaurant & Patio

Favorite Indian Food
Cholanad
Mint
Raaga
Vimala’s Curryblossom Café

Favorite Pizza
Amante Gourmet Pizza
Capp’s Pizzeria
Italian Pizzeria III
Pizzeria Mercato

Favorite Italian Food
411 West
Il Palio
Pizzeria Mercato
Tarantini Italian Restaurant

Favorite Burger
Al’s Burger Shack
Buns
Governors Club
Kitchen

Favorite Fries
Al’s Burger Shack
Buns
Kitchen
Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom

Favorite Steak House
Bin 54
Carolina 1663
Farm House Restaurant
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

Favorite Mexican Food
Carrburritos
Fiesta Grill
Margaret’s Cantina
Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Favorite French Food
Kitchen
La Residence
Provence

Favorite Seafood
Elements
Glasshalfull
LaPlace Louisiana Cookery
Squid’s

Favorite Southern/Comfort Food
Acme Food & Beverage Co.
Crook’s Corner
Mama Dip’s
Merritt’s Store & Grill

Favorite Mediterranean Food
City Kitchen
Kipos
Mediterranean Deli
Talullas

Favorite Coffee Shop
Breakaway Cafe
Caffe Driade
Joe Van Gogh
Open Eye Cafe

Favorite Desserts/Pastries
Crook’s Corner
The Root Cellar
Sugarland
Weaver Street Market

Favorite Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Ben & Jerry’s
The Goat at Fearrington
Maple View Farm
Country Store
Yogurt Pump (YoPo)

Favorite Brewery
Carolina Brewery
Mystery Brewing Company
Steel String Brewery
Top of the Hill Brewery

Favorite Place for a Cocktail
B-Side Lounge
The Crunkleton
Lantern
Top of the Hill

Favorite Wine, Beer and/or Spirits Shop
Beer Study
Southern Season
TOPO Distillery
Weaver Street Market

Favorite Catering Company
Chapel Hill Restaurant Group
Mediterranean Deli
The Root Cellar

Favorite Farmers Market
Carrboro Farmers’ Market
Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market
Fearrington Village Farmers’ Market
Hillsborough Farmers Market

Favorite Local Food Product
Blue Sky Oil & Vinegar
Chapel Hill Creamery cheese
Chapel Hill Toffee
Maple View Farm milk

Favorite Chef
Dick Barrows
Colin Bedford
Kevin Callaghan
Bill Smith

Arts & Entertainment

Favorite Art Gallery
Ackland Museum Store
FRANK Gallery
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
North Carolina Crafts Gallery

Favorite Museum
Ackland Art Museum
The Carolina Basketball Museum
Kidzu Children’s Museum
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Favorite Movie Theater
Chelsea Theater
The Lumina Theater
Silverspot Cinema
Varsity Theatre

Favorite Live Music Venue
The ArtsCenter
Cat’s Cradle
Memorial Hall (Carolina Performing Arts)
Pittsboro Roadhouse

Favorite Performing Arts Venue
The ArtsCenter
DSI Comedy Theater
Memorial Hall (Carolina Performing Arts)
PlayMakers Repertory Company

Favorite Place to Host a Child’s Birthday Party
1870 Farm
Kidzu Children’s Museum
Maple View Farm

Retail

Favorite Gift Store
Cameron’s
SallyMack Life Furnishings
SOUTH
Southern Season

Favorite Fine Jewelry
Creative Metalsmiths
Grimball Jewelers
Wentworth & Sloan
William Travis Jewelry

Favorite Fashion Jewelry
Cameron’s
Light Years
SallyMack Life Furnishings
Whilden

Favorite Women’s Boutique
The Pink Pearl
Sofia’s Boutique
Uniquities
Whilden

Favorite Menswear
J.McLaughlin
Gentlemen’s Corner
Julian’s
Townsend Bertram & Company

Favorite Children’s Store
Puddle Baby
The Red Hen
Twig

Favorite Home Furnishings and Accessories
Kitchenworks
SallyMack Life Furnishings
SOUTH
Southern Season

Favorite Bookstore
Flyleaf Books
McIntyre’s Books
Purple Crow Books

Favorite Place for Glasses
20/20 Eyeworks
Carrboro Family Visions
Chapel Hill Eyecare
Chapel Hill Ophthalmology

Favorite Consignment and/or Resale Store
Chatham Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties
PTA Thrift Shop
The Stock Exchange

Favorite Pet Store
Paws at the Corner
Phydeaux
Wild Bird Center
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

Favorite Picture Framing
The Frame & Print Shop of Chapel Hill
The Framers Corner
Framemakers
Framer’s Market and Gallery

Favorite Shopping Experience
Downtown Franklin Street
Eastgate Crossing
Fearrington Village
University Place

Home & Garden

Favorite Interior Designer
Ashley Clarke Designs
M.L. Designs
Moreton Neal Interiors
SOUTH

Favorite Kitchen/Bath Designer
emma delon
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Kitchen & Bath Galleries
Will Johnson Building Company

Favorite Architect
BuildSense
Dail Dixon
Sophie Piesse Architect
Szostak Design

Favorite Construction Business/Builder
CQC Home
Fitch Creations, Inc.
Homes by Dickerson
Will Johnson Building Company

Favorite Landscaper
Farmhouse Lawn & Landscape
Landscape Logic
O’Mara Landscaping & Lawn Care
Wright Brothers’ Landscaping & Tree Service

Favorite Garden Store
Fifth Season Gardening Company
Fitch Lumber
Piedmont Feed & Garden Center
Southern States

Favorite Florist
Chapel Hill Florist
Purple Puddle
University Florist
Victoria Park Florist

Favorite Home Maintenance and Repair
Bud Matthews Services
Bonneville Electric
Chief Roofing Inc.
Sparrow & Sons

Favorite Neighborhood
Briar Chapel
Fearrington Village
Governors Club
Southern Village

Services

Favorite Salon
Aveda Institute Chapel Hill
Ceremony Salon
Citrine Salon
Mina’s Studio

Favorite Spa
Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat
Massage Envy Chapel Hill
Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill
The Spa at Fearrington

Favorite Fitness Facility
O2 Fitness
Planet Fitness
UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont
YMCA

Favorite Sports Club
Chapel Hill Country Club
Duke Center for Living
UNC’s The Farm
Governors Club

Favorite Pilates/Yoga Studio
Carrboro Yoga Company
Chapel Hill Pilates
Franklin Street Yoga Center
Studio East 54

Favorite Local Pharmacy
501 Pharmacy
Southern Village Pharmacy

Favorite Mechanic
Auto Logic
Auto Pro to Call
Chapel Hill Tire
Performance Automall

Favorite Bank
BB&T
State Employees’ Credit Union
SunTrust
Wells Fargo

Favorite Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
Aesthetic Solutions
Finn Facial Plastics
UNC Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Favorite Dermatologist
Central Dermatology Center
Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill

Favorite Optometrist/Ophthalmologist
Carolina Ophthalmology Associates
Carrboro Family Vision
Chapel Hill Eyecare
Chapel Hill Ophthalmology
UNC Kittner Eye Center

Favorite Veterinarian
Carrboro Plaza Veterinary Clinic
Cole Park Veterinary Hospital
Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort
Meadowmont Animal Hospital

Favorite Pet Boarding
Chapel Hill Pet Resort
Doggie Spa & Day Care
Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort
Green Beagle Lodge

Favorite Pediatrician/Family Medicine
Carrboro Family Medicine
Carrboro Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Chapel Hill Children’s Children and Adolescents’ Clinic
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents

Favorite Dry Cleaners
A Cleaner World
Dry Clean Warehouse
Medlin-Davis Cleaners

Favorite Realtor
Martha Bick
Erika Buchholtz
Jill Ehrenfeld
Jennifer Winkler

Favorite Event Space
The Carolina Inn
Fearrington Village
Governors Club
The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Favorite Event Planner
Lisa Johnson
Cheryl-Anne Kast
Gilda McDaniel

Favorite Hotel
The Carolina Inn
The Fearrington House Inn
The Franklin Hotel
The Siena Hotel

Favorite B&B
458 West Bed & Breakfast
Inn at Bingham School
Rosemary House Bed & Breakfast
Small B&B Cafe CHM