THE 2018 B.O.B. AWARDS

The Best of the Best

best bread bakery la farm bakery  photo by ginny williams photography

best bread bakery
la farm bakery
photo by ginny williams photography

Food & Drink

Best New Restaurant
Gold:  Postmaster
Silver:  Ricci’s Trattoria
Bronze:  Gonza Tacos Tequila

Best Restaurant
Gold:  Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, & Spirits
Silver:  Ricci’s Trattoria
Bronze:  Lucky 32

Best Asian Food
Gold:  Sushi Thai
Silver:  Taipei 101
Bronze:  Tasu Asian Bistro

Best BBQ
Gold:  City Barbeque
Silver:  Danny’s Bar-B-Que  
Bronze:  Brew N Que

Best Bread Bakery
Gold:  La Farm Bakery
Silver:  Great Harvest Bread Co.
Bronze:  Panera Bread

Best Spot for a Business Lunch
Gold:  Lucky 32
Silver:  Panera Bread
Bronze:  Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Best Weekend Brunch
Gold:  Brigs
Silver:  Famous Toastery
Bronze:  La Farm Bakery

Best Breakfast
Gold:  Brigs
Silver:  Famous Toastery
Bronze:  La Farm Bakery

Best Brewery
Gold:  Bond Brothers Beer Company
Silver:  Fortnight Brewing Company
Bronze:  Aviator Brewing Company

Best Burger
Gold:  Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
Silver:  Abbey Road Tavern & Grill
Bronze:  Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar

Best Cakes & Sweets
Gold:  Once in a Blue Moon Bakery
Silver:  La Farm Bakery
Bronze:  Nothing Bundt Cakes
    
Best Cheap Eats
Gold:  Crosstown Pub & Grill
Silver:  Chick-fil-A
Bronze Tie:  Ashworth Drugs
                     Cantina 18

Best Place for Healthy Eating
Gold:  Sassool
Silver:  Whole Foods
Bronze:  DICED

Best Coffee
Gold:  Starbucks
Silver:  BREW
Bronze:  Crema Coffee Roaster and Bakery

Best Ice Cream
Gold:  FRESH. Local Ice Cream
Silver:  Goodberry’s Frozen Custard
Bronze:  Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream

Best Pizza
Gold:  Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, & Spirits
Silver:  Johnny’s Pizza
Bronze:  Pizzeria Faulisi

Best Steak
Gold:  Rey’s Restaurant
Silver:  Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Bronze:  Angus Barn

Best Place for Date Night
Gold:  Rey’s Restaurant
Silver:  CinéBistro
Bronze:  Tazza Kitchen
    
Best Desserts
Gold:  La Farm Bakery
Silver Tie:  Kilwins
                  Once in a Blue Moon Bakery
Bronze:  Daniel’s Restaurant and Catering

Best Food Truck
Gold:  Buoy Bowls
Silver:  Cousins Maine Lobster
Bronze:  The Wandering Moose

Best Place to Impress a Date
Gold:  Rey’s Restaurant
Silver:  Herons at The Umstead
            Hotel and Spa
Bronze:  Angus Barn

Best Indian Food
Gold:  Kababish Café
Silver:  Cilantro Indian Cafe
Bronze:  Nazara Indian Bistro

Best Italian Food
Gold Tie:  Lugano Ristorante
              Ricci’s Trattoria
Silver:  Daniel’s Restaurant and Catering
Bronze:  Enrigo Italian Bistro

Best Kid-Friendly Dining
Gold:  Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, & Spirits
Silver:  Chick-fil-A
Bronze:  Gonza Tacos Tequila

Best Mediterranean Food
Gold:  Sassool
Silver:  Neomonde
Bronze:  Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Best Mexican Food
Gold:  Los Tres Magueyes
Silver:  Gonza Tacos Tequila
Bronze:  Totopos Street Food and Tequila

Best Neighborhood Bar
Gold:  Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, & Spirits
Silver:  Crosstown Pub & Grill
Bronze:  Doherty’s Irish Pub

Best Sports Bar
Gold:  Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, & Spirits
Silver:  Woody’s Sports Tavern & Grill
Bronze Tie:  Carolina Ale House
                     Crosstown Pub & Grill
    
Best Outdoor Dining
Gold:  Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, & Spirits
Silver:  Lucky 32
Bronze:  Tazza Kitchen

Best Salads
Gold:  DICED
Silver:  Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, & Spirits
Bronze:  B. GOOD

Best Seafood
Gold:  Dean’s Kitchen + Bar
Silver:  The Full Moon Oyster Bar
Bronze:  Bonefish Grill

Best Sushi
Gold:  Sushi Thai
Silver:  Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, & Spirits
Bronze:  Yuri Japanese Restaurant

Best Wine List
Gold:  Chatham Street Wine Market
Silver Tie:  Rey’s Restaurant
                  Daniel’s Restaurant & Catering
Bronze:  winestore.

Best Wings
Gold:  Buffalo Wild Wings
Silver:  Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, & Spirits
Bronze:  Crosstown Pub & Grill


Fun & Games

best park or green space Bond Park  photo by jennifer heinser

best park or green space
Bond Park
photo by jennifer heinser

Best Festival
Gold:  Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
Silver:  Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
Bronze:  Peak City Pig Fest

Best Golf Course
Gold:  Prestonwood Country Club
Silver:  Lochmere Golf Club
Bronze Tie:  Knights Play Golf Center             
                     MacGregor Downs Country Club

Best Hotel
Gold:  The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Silver:  The Mayton Inn
Bronze:  Embassy Suites

Best Movie Theater
Gold:  CinéBistro
Silver:  The Cary Theater
Bronze:  Frank Theaters

Best Park or Green Space
Gold:  Bond Park
Silver:  Downtown Park (Cary)
Bronze:  William B. Umstead State Park

Best Performing Arts Venue
Gold:  Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Silver:  Durham Performing Arts Center
Bronze:  Cary Arts Center

Best Place to Entertain the Kids
Gold:  Marbles Kids Museum
Silver:  Bond Park
Bronze Tie:  Waverly Place
                     Downtown Cary
    
Best Sports Complex
Gold:  WakeMed Soccer Park
Silver:  PNC Arena
Bronze:  Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Best Trail/Hiking Trail
Gold:  William B. Umstead State Park
Silver:  Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
Bronze:  Bond Park

best builder Toll Brothers

best builder
Toll Brothers

Services & Education

Best Auto Repair Shop
Gold:  Frantz Automotive Center
Silver Tie:  Atlantic Tire & Service
                  Cary Car Care
Bronze Tie:  Fire House Auto Repair
     Techni-Quest Automotive Service

Best Florist
Gold:  Preston Flowers
Silver:  The Flower Cupboard
Bronze:  Cary Florist

Best Dry Cleaner
Gold:  Medlin-Davis Cleaners
Silver Tie:  A Cleaner World
                  Mee Cleaners and Alterations
Bronze:  Saltbox Valet

Best Builder
Gold:  Toll Brothers
Silver Tie:  Bost Custom Homes
                  Reward Builders
Bronze:  Garman Homes

Best Early Education Program
Gold Tie:  Fellowship Preschool
                 Primrose Schools
Silver:  Code Ninjas
Bronze:  Bright Horizons

Best Dance Studio
Gold: Taal Harmony School of Dance
Silver:  Premier School of Dance
Bronze:  Cary Ballet Conservatory

Friendliest Customer Service
Gold:  Chick-fil-A
Silver:  Swagger
Bronze:  Great Harvest Bread Co.

Best Interior Designer
Gold:  Joey Napierkowski
Silver:  Southern Studio Interior Design
Bronze:  Red Chair Home Interiors

best burger Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar  photo by jennifer heinser

best burger
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
photo by jennifer heinser

Best Martial Arts Studio
Gold:  Vision Martial Arts
Silver:  Balance Martial Arts
Bronze:  White Tiger Taekwondo & Martial Arts

Best Music School
Gold:  Dryer Music School
Silver:  Kindermusik
Bronze:  Cary School of Music

Best Pet Daycare & Boarding
Gold:  PUPSI Inc.
Silver Tie:  Camp Bow Wow
                  Town and Country Veterinary Hospital
Bronze:  Camp Canine

Best Pet Groomer
Gold:  Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
Silver:  PetSmart
Bronze:  PUPSI Inc.

Best Realtor
Gold:  Home Sweet Heidi
Silver: Lynette Mittendorf,
          Better Homes and Gardens–Go Realty
Bronze: Hannah Chan, Cary Raleigh Realty

Best Retirement Living
Gold:  Glenaire Retirement Community
Silver Tie:  Carolina Preserve
                  SearStone
                  Waltonwood
Bronze:  Sunrise Senior Living

Best Hair Salon – Colorist
Gold:  Color Salon & Spa
Silver:  Triniti Salon
Bronze:  Twisted Scizzors

Best Hair Salon – Cut
Gold:  Color Salon & Spa
Silver:  Triniti Salon
Bronze:  Twisted Scizzors
    
Best Place for a Mani/Pedi
Gold: Tre Nail Spa
Silver:  PAINTBASE
Bronze:  La Therapie Spa

Best Barber
Gold Tie: Color Salon & Spa
                Sport Clips
Silver:  Tarts Barbershop
Bronze Tie:  A Better Man’s Barber Shop
                     South Hills Barber Shop

 

Health & Wellness

Best Place for a Facial
Gold:  La Therapie Spa
Silver:  Hand and Stone
Bronze:  Oakwood Chiropractic

Best Fitness Studio/Workout
Gold: Hustle Fitness Studio
Silver:  Life Time Fitness
Bronze:  Kraft Family YMCA

Best Chiropractor
Gold:  Oakwood Chiropractic
Silver:  The Joint Chiropractic
Bronze:  Staker Chiropractic Center

Best Dentist
Gold:  Dr. Charles Ashley Mann
Silver:  Dr. Wesley B. Smith
Bronze Tie:  Beavers Family Dentistry
                     Preston Dental Loft   

Best Orthodontist
Gold:  Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics
Silver:  Dr. Reid H. Brogden
Bronze:  Dr. Kelly W. Ritter

Best OB/GYN
Gold:  Triangle Physicians for Women
Silver Tie:  Atrium Obstetrics & Gyneocology
                  Capital Area Ob/Gyn
Bronze:  WakeMed

Best Family Doctor
Gold:  Generations Family Practice
Silver:  Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Bronze:  Dr. Justin Glodowski

Best Pediatrician
Gold:  Dr. William Jeff Rutledge,
           Cornerstone Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Silver:  Dr. Christine Macomber,
            Generations Family Practice
Bronze:  Western Wake Pediatrics

Best Place to De-Age
Gold:  reGenerations Medical Spa
Silver:  La Therapie Spa
Bronze Tie:  Azura Skin Care Center
                     The Umstead Hotel and Spa
    
Best Place for a Massage
Gold Tie:  B Here Massage Therapy
                 Hand and Stone
Silver:  La Therapie Spa
Bronze:  Massage Envy

Best Spa Experience
Gold:  The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Silver:  La Therapie Spa
Bronze:  Hand and Stone     

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio
Gold:  Cary Flow Yoga
Silver:  CorePower Yoga
Bronze:  Oakwood Chiropractic

best ice cream  FRESH. Local Ice Cream

best ice cream
FRESH. Local Ice Cream

Shopping

Best Beer Selection
Gold:  Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage
Silver:  Bond Brothers Beer Company
Bronze:  Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, & Spirits

Best Consignment Shop for Kids
Gold:  Once Upon a Child
Silver:  Kid to Kid
Bronze:  Children’s Orchard

Best Consignment Shop for Adults
Gold:  Dorcas Thrift Shop
Silver:  Petersons’ Consigning Design
Bronze:  J’adore

Best Ethnic Food Market
Gold:  Hmart
Silver:  Grand Asia Market
Bronze:  Patel Brothers

Best Farmers’ Market
Gold:  State Farmers Market
Silver:  Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
Bronze:  Cary Downtown Farmers Market

Best Garden Store
Gold:  Garden Supply Company
Silver:  Fairview Garden Center
Bronze:  City Garden Design

Best Jewelry Store
Gold:  Johnson’s Jewelers of Cary
Silver:  Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Bronze:  Holland’s Jewelers

Best Baby/Kid’s Boutique
Gold:  Shower me with Love
Silver:  Grow Eco Baby
Bronze:  Pattywhacks

Best New Business
Gold:  Holl & Main Boutique
Silver:  Autumn & Avery Clothing Boutique
Bronze:  Hollywood Feed

Best Pet Store
Gold:  PetSmart
Silver:  Hollywood Feed
Bronze:  Phydeaux

Best Sporting/Outdoor Store
Gold:  Dick’s Sporting Goods
Silver:  REI
Bronze:  Academy Sports

Best Gift Shop
Gold:  Swagger
Silver:  Cute Buttons Gift and Paper Boutique
Bronze Tie:  Ivy Cottage Collections
                     Lauralee Gifts

Best Home Decor Store
Gold:  HomeGoods
Silver:  The Perfect Piece
Bronze:  Ivy Cottage Collections
               Pier 1 Imports

best garden store Garden Supply Company  Photo by f8 photo studios

best garden store
Garden Supply Company
Photo by f8 photo studios