Best of Chapel Hill 2019

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

Overall Restaurant

ACME
elements
Kitchen
Lantern

Overall Service

ACME
elements
Governors Club
Kitchen

Place for a Date Night

411 West
elements
Kitchen
Lantern

Upscale Restaurant

Elaine’s on Franklin
Lantern
Oakleaf
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

New Restaurant

Blue Dogwood Public Market
CAVA
Hops Burger Bar
Lula’s

Vegetarians/Healthy Food

Mediterranean Deli
The Purple Bowl
Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe
Weaver Street Market

Place to Watch the Game

Carolina Brewery
Hickory Tavern
Sup Dogs
Top of the Hill

Breakfast/Brunch

ACME
Breakaway Cafe
Elmo’s Diner
The Root Cellar

Outdoor Dining

ACME
bartaco
Crook’s Corner
Top of the Hill

Kid-Friendly Restaurant

bartaco
Elmo’s Diner
The Purple Bowl
The Root Cellar

Spot for a Business Lunch

City Kitchen
Crossroads Chapel Hill
The Root Cellar
Weathervane Restaurant & Patio

Sandwich

Al’s Burger Shack
Merritt’s Grill
Neal’s Deli
The Root Cellar
TRU Deli

Burger

Al’s Burger Shack
Buns
Carolina Brewery
Hops Burger Bar

Fries

Al’s Burger Shack
Buns
Hops Burger Bar
Tyler’s Taproom

Pizza

Capp’s Pizzeria & Trattoria
Italian Pizzeria III
Pizzeria Mercato
Tarantini Italian Restaurant

Italian Food

411 West
Il Palio
Pizzeria Mercato
Tarantini Italian Restaurant

Barbecue

ACME
Crook’s Corner
Hillsborough BBQ Company
The Pig

Asian Food

elements
Jujube
Lantern
Lucha Tigre

Sushi

Akai Hana Japanese Restaurant
elements
Fusion Fish
Spicy 9 Sushi Bar & Asian Restaurant

Indian Food

CholaNad
Mint Indian Cuisine
Tandoor Indian Restaurant
Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

Steakhouse

Bin 54
The Farm House Restaurant
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

Mexican/Latin American Food

Babalu Tapas & Tacos
bartaco
Carrburritos
Monterrey Mexican Grill

French Food

Flair Restaurant & Wine Bar
Kitchen
La Residence
Provence

Seafood

elements
Fusion Fish
Glasshalfull
Squid’s

Comfort Food/ Southern Food

ACME
Crook’s Corner
Mama Dip’s
Merritt’s Grill

Mediterranean

CAVA
City Kitchen
Kipos
Mediterranean Deli

Coffee Shop

Caffe Driade
Coco Bean Coffee Shop & Cafe
Gray Squirrel Coffee Co.
Open Eye Cafe

Dessert/Pastries

Coco Bean Coffee Shop & Cafe
Guglhupf Bake Shop
The Root Cellar
Weaver Street Market

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

Ben & Jerry’s
Maple View Farm Country Store
Whit’s Frozen Custard
Yogurt Pump (YoPo)

Brewery

Carolina Brewery
Steel String Brewery
Top of the Hill Brewery
Vecino Brewing Co.

Place for a Cocktail

The Crunkleton
Glasshalfull
Lantern
Top of the Hill

Wine, Beer and/ or Spirits Shop

Beer Study
Chapel Hill Wine Company
Southern Season
Weaver Street Market

Catering Company

The Catering Company
of Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Restaurant Group (Squid’s, Lula’s, 411 West, Mez and Page Road Grill)
Mediterranean Deli
The Root Cellar

Farmers Market

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

Local Food Product

Carolina Brewery Sky Blue Kölsch
Chapel Hill Creamery Cheese
Chapel Hill Toffee
Maple View Farm Milk

Chef

Kevin Callaghan, ACME
Michael Chuong, elements
Seth Kingsbury, Pazzo!
Andrea Reusing, Lantern

Host/Server

Sue Barrows, Kitchen
Paula Gilland, The Purple Bowl

Food Truck

Chirba Chirba
Merry Franksters
Napoli
Tacos El Niño

Art Gallery

Ackland Art Gallery
Eno Gallery
FRANK Gallery
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts   

Museum

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

Movie Theater                                            

The Chelsea Theater
The Lumina Theater
Silverspot Cinema
The Varsity Theatre                                                  

Place to Hear Live Music

Cat’s Cradle
The Kraken
Memorial Hall/Carolina Performing Arts
Southern Village Green                                                           

Performing Arts Venue

The ArtsCenter
The Forest Theatre
PlayMakers Repertory Company
Memorial Hall/Carolina Performing Arts

Place to Host a Children’s Birthday Party

1870 Farm
Kidzu Children’s Museum
Maple View Farm
Silverspot Cinema

Salon

Ashlyn & Co.
Ceremony Salon
Citrine Salon
Mina’s Studio
The Parlour on King Salon & Spa

Spa

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Monarch Brow & Facial Studio
The Spa at Fearrington

Waxing Salon

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill
Monarch Brow & Facial Studio
Wax Poetic
Waxing the City

Fitness Facility

Chapel Hill Training
CrossFit Chapel Hill
Planet Fitness
UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont

Sports Club

Chapel Hill Country Club
The Farm
Governors Club
Orange County Sportsplex

Boutique Fitness Studio

barre3
Carrboro Yoga Company
Orangetheory Fitness
pūrvelo

Dance Studio

Ballet School of Chapel Hill
Renner Dance Company
To The Pointe
Triangle Youth Ballet

Pharmacy

501 Pharmacy
CVS
Southern Village Pharmacy
Walgreens

Mechanic

Auto Logic
Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center
Sturdivant’s Tire Pros & Auto

Bank

Bank of America
State Employees’ Credit Union
Wells Fargo

Dermatologist

Central Dermatology Center
Chapel Hill Dermatology
Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill
UNC Chapel Hill Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon

Aesthetic Solutions
Finn Plastic Surgery
Greg Ruff, MD
UNC Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Optometrist/Ophthalmologist

Carrboro Family Vision
Chapel Hill Eyecare
Chapel Hill Ophthalmology
UNC Kittner Eye Center

Pediatrician/Family Medicine

Carrboro Family Medicine
Carrboro Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
Chapel Hill Children and Adolescents’ Clinic
Chapel Hill Pediatrics
UNC Family Medicine

Veterinarian

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

Pet Boarding

Chapel Hill Pet Resort
Cole Park Veterinary Hospital
Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort
Green Beagle Lodge

Pet Sitting

Daisybelle’s Dog Walking & Pet Sitting
Happy Paws Pet Care Service
Laughing Dog Pet Care
Walk & Wag

Cleaners

A Cleaner World
McPherson Cleaners
Medlin-Davis Cleaners
Perfect Image Cleaners

Realtor or Realty Team

Erika Buchholtz, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Jill Ehrenfeld, Governors Club Realty
Jennifer Winkler, Chanticleer Properties

Event Space

The Carolina Inn
Fearrington Village
Governors Club
Top of the Hill’s Great Room

Event Planner

Lisa Johnson, Governors Club
Cheryl-Anne Kast, Kast Events & Co.
Gilda McDaniel, Fearrington Village

Hotel

AC Hotel Chapel Hill Downtown
The Carolina Inn
The Fearrington House Inn
The Franklin Hotel

Bed & Breakfast

Inn at Bingham School
The Inn at Teardrops
Ruby’s Place

New Business

Ashlyn & Co.
ivy & leo
Paws and Claws, Etc. Pet Supplies
Santosha Space

Gift Store

SallyMack Life Furnishings
SOUTH
Southern Season
This & That Gift Gallery
WomanCraft Gifts

Fine Jewelry

Creative Metalsmiths
Melissa Designer Jewelry
Wentworth & Sloan
William Travis Jewelry

Fashion Jewelry

Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry
Light Years
SallyMack Life Furnishings
Whilden
WomanCraft Gifts

Store for UNC Gear

Johnny T-Shirt
The Shrunken Head
UNC Student Stores
Underground Printing

Women’s Boutique

Night Gallery/Branching Out
Sofia’s Boutique
Uniquities
Whilden

Menswear

Gentlemen’s Corner
Julian’s
Townsend Bertram & Company

Children’s Store

Glee Kids
The Pink Pearl
Puddle Baby

Home Furnishings and Accessories

SallyMack Life Furnishings
SOUTH
Southern Season
WomanCraft Gifts

Book Store

Flyleaf Books
McIntyre’s Books
Purple Crow Books

Place for Glasses

Carrboro Family Vision
Chapel Hill Eyecare
Chapel Hill Ophthalmology
UNC Kittner Eye Center

Place for Beauty Products

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill
Ceremony Salon
Mina’s Studio
Ulta Beauty

Consignment and/or Resale Store

Habitat ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties
My Secret Closet
PTA Thrift Shop
Rumors

Pet Store

Paws at the Corner
Petco
Phydeaux
Wild Bird Center

Picture Framing Services

The Frame & Print Shop of Chapel Hill
Framemakers
The Framers Corner
Gallery 71

Shopping Experience

Carr Mill Mall
Downtown Franklin Street
Eastgate Crossing
University Place

Interior Designer

Ashley Clarke Designs
Catherine French Design
SOUTH
Steel Roots Home Decor with Simply O Interiors                                                            

Kitchen/Bath Designer

emma delon kitchen & bath
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting
Kitchen & Bath Galleries
Will Johnson Building Company

Architect

Dail Dixon
Shaw Design Associates
Sophie Piesse Architect
Szostak Design

Construction Business/Builder

Bold Construction
Homes By Dickerson
Will Johnson Building Company
Zinn Design Build

Landscaper

Garden Gate
O’Mara Landscaping and Lawn Care
Precision Turfscape
Wright Brothers’ Landscaping & Tree Service

Garden Store

Fifth Season Gardening Company
Fitch Lumber & Hardware
Niche Gardens
Southern States

 

Florist

Chapel Hill Florist
Purple Puddle
University Florist
Victoria Park Florist

Home Maintenance & Repair

Bud Matthews Services
Sparrow & Sons Plumbing & Heating
Stone Services
Walker Brown Roofing

Home Painter

CertaPro Painters
Juarez Painting Co.
Parks Painting Company
Tar Heel Painters

Neighborhood

Briar Chapel
Governors Club
Meadowmont
Southern Village

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