Best of Chapel Hill

Best of Chapel Hill 2020 winners

*All results listed in alphabetical order.

Arts & Entertainment

Art Gallery
Ackland Art Museum
Bakova Gallery
FRANK Gallery
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

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

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

Performing Arts Venue
The ArtsCenter
Forest Theatre
Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art (PlayMakers Repertory Company)
Memorial Hall (Carolina Performing Arts)

Place to Hear Live Music
Cat’s Cradle
The Kraken
Memorial Hall (Carolina Performing Arts)
Southern Village

Place to Host a Children’s Birthday Party
1870 Farm
Kidzu Children’s Museum
Maple View Farm
Silverspot Cinema

Dining

Asian Food
elements
Jujube
Lantern
Lucha Tigre

Barbecue
Big Belly Que
Hillsborough BBQ Company
Mama Dip’s Kitchen
The Pig 

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

Burger
Al’s Burger Shack
Buns
Sutton’s Drug Store
Town Hall Burger & Beer

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, Bakery and Catering
The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering

Chef
Andrea Reusing, Lantern
Brandon Sharp, Hawthorne & Wood
Dick Barrows, Kitchen
Kevin Callaghan, Acme
Vimala Rajendran, Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe 

Coffee Shop
Breakaway Cafe
Caffe Driade
Gray Squirrel Coffee Co.
Open Eye Cafe

Comfort Food/Southern Food
Acme
Elmo’s Diner
Mama Dip’s Kitchen
Merritt’s Grill

Desserts/Pastries
Big Belly Que
Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews
Guglhupf Bake Shop
The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering

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

Food Truck
Chirba Chirba
Mighty Mike’s Rolling Bistro & Grill
Napoli
Tacos Los Altos 

French Food
Flair Restaurant & Wine Bar
Kitchen
La Résidence
Provence

Fries
Al’s Burger Shack
Buns
Imbibe
Kitchen
The Spotted Dog

Host/Server
Alex Mendez, Governors Club
David Wood, Governors Club
Paula Gilland, The Purple Bowl
Sue Barrows, Kitchen

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
La Vita Dolce
Maple View Farm Country Store
Whit’s Frozen Custard
YoPo of Chapel Hill

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

Italian Food
411 West
Il Palio Ristorante at The Siena Hotel
Italian Pizzeria III
Pizzeria Mercato
Tarantini Italian Restaurant

Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Breakaway Cafe
Elmo’s Diner
The Loop Pizza Grill
The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering

Local Food Product
Chapel Hill Creamery Farmhouse Cheeses
Chapel Hill Toffee
Cottage Lane Kitchen Spicy Pepper Relish
Maple View Farm Milk

Mediterranean
CAVA
Kipos Greek Taverna
Mediterranean Deli, Bakery and Catering
Talulla’s

Mexican/Latin American Food
bartaco
Carrburritos
Fiesta Grill
Monterrey Mexican Grill  

New Restaurant
Big Belly Que
Cham Thai Cuisine
Coronato Pizza
Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews
Hawthorne & Wood

Outdoor Dining
Acme
bartaco
Crook’s Corner
Glasshalfull

Overall Restaurant
elements
Hawthorne & Wood
Kitchen
Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

Overall Service
The Fearrington House Restaurant
Governors Club
Hawthorne & Wood
Kitchen
Lantern

Pizza
Alfredo’s Pizza Villa
Italian Pizzeria III
Napoli Wood-Fired Pizza
Pizzeria Mercato 

Place for a Cocktail
Belltree
Bin 54
Crossroads Chapel Hill
The Crunkleton

Place for a Date Night
Elaine’s on Franklin
Glasshalfull
Kitchen
Lantern

Place for Vegetarians/Healthy Food
Breakaway Cafe
Mediterranean Deli, Bakery and Catering
The Purple Bowl
Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe
Weaver Street Market

Place to Watch the Game
Carolina Brewery
Hickory Tavern
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Town Hall Grill Southern Village

Sandwich
Big Belly Que
Merritt’s Grill
Neal’s Deli
The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering 

Seafood
elements
Provence
Squid’s

Spot for a Business Lunch
Breakaway Cafe
Crossroads Chapel Hill
elements
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

Steakhouse
Bin 54
The Farm House Restaurant
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

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

Upscale Restaurant
Crossroads Chapel Hill
The House at Gatewood
Lantern
Oakleaf

Wine, Beer and/or Spirits Shop
Bottle Rev Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Wine Company
Glasshalfull
winestore. Chapel Hill

 

 

Home & Garden

Architect
Shaw Design Associates
Sophie Piesse Architect
Steven Clipp Architecture
Szostak Design

Commercial Builder
Choate Construction
Northwood Ravin
RESOLUTE Building Company 

Florist
Chapel Hill Florist
Purple Puddle
University Florist
Victoria Park Florist

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

Home Maintenance & Repair
B & T HVAC Services, Inc
Boer Brothers Heating & Cooling
Bonneville Electric
Bud Matthews Services
Sparrow & Sons Plumbing & Heating

Home Painter
CertaPro Painters of Chapel Hill
Parks Painting Company
Tar Heel Painters

Interior Designer
Catherine French Design
Chartreuse Design
emma delon
Sew Fine II Interiors
Steel Roots Home Decor

Kitchen/Bath Designer
Cederberg Kitchens & Renovations
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery
Kitchen and Bath Galleries
Will Johnson Building Company 

Landscaper
Creative LivingScapes
Landscape Logic
O’Mara Landscaping and Lawn Care
Wright Brothers’ Landscaping & Tree Service

Neighborhood
Briar Chapel
Governors Club
The Oaks
Southern Village

Residential Builder
Bold Construction
Grey Star Woodworks & Design
Will Johnson Building Company
Zinn Design Build

Retail

Bookstore
Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews
Flyleaf Books
McIntyre’s Books
Purple Crow Books

Children’s Store
Ali Cat Toys
Glee Kids
Puddle Baby
Sprout

Consignment/Resale Store
Clothes Mentor
Habitat ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties
Rumors Boutique
The Stock Exchange

Fashion Jewelry
Light Years
SallyMack
Sofia’s Boutique
SOUTH
WomanCraft Gifts

Fine Jewelry
Creative Metalsmiths
Melissa Designer Jewelry
Wentworth & Sloan
William Travis Jewelry

Gift Store
FRANK Gallery
SallyMack
SOUTH
WomanCraft Gifts

Home Furnishings and Accessories
SallyMack
SOUTH
Steel Roots Home Decor
WomanCraft Gifts

Menswear
Gentlemen’s Corner
Julian’s
Townsend Bertram & Company

New Business
Carolina Hemp Hut
Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews
My Muses Card Shop

Pet Store
Paws at the Corner
Petco
Phydeaux
Wild Bird Center 

Picture Framing Services
The Frame & Print Shop of Chapel Hill
The Framers Corner
Framer’s Market and Gallery
Studio 71 

Place for Beauty Products
Aesthetic Solutions
Citrine Salon
Mina’s Studio
to the woods

Place for Glasses
Carrboro Family Vision
Chapel Hill Eyecare
Chapel Hill Ophthalmology
Kittner Eye Center

Shopping Experience
Carr Mill Mall
Downtown Franklin Street
Eastgate Crossing
Fearrington Village

Store for UNC Gear
Chapel Hill Sportswear
Johnny T-Shirt
The Shrunken Head
UNC Student Stores

Women’s Boutique
Dovecote Style
Monkee’s of Chapel Hill
Sofia’s Boutique
Uniquities
Whilden 

Services

Automotive Services/Repairs
Auto Logic
Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center
Sturdivant’s Tire Pros and Auto
Yeargan’s Top Notch Automotive Repair

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

Bank
BB&T
Pinnacle Financial Partners
PNC
State Employees’ Credit Union

Boutique Fitness Studio
barre3
Carrboro Yoga Company
Club Pilates
Orangetheory Fitness

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

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
Aesthetic Solutions
Finn Plastic Surgery
Greg Ruff, MD
UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center

Dance Studio
Ballet School of Chapel Hill
Bravo Academy of Dance
Renner Dance Company
Royal Grace Academy of Dance

Dermatologist
Aesthetic Solutions
Central Dermatology Center
Chapel Hill Dermatology
Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill

Event Planner
Cheryl-Anne Kast, Kast Events & Company
Laura Hayes Morgan, Creative Event Strategies
Lisa Johnson, Governors Club

Event Space
The Carolina Inn
Fearrington Village
Governors Club
Lavender Oaks Farm

Fitness Facility
CrossFit Chapel Hill
CrossFit Local
Orangetheory Fitness Chapel Hill – Meadowmont 

UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont

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

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

Pediatrician/Family Medicine
Avance Care South Chapel Hill
Carrboro Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
Chapel Hill Pediatrics & Adolescents
North Chatham Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

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

Pet Sitting
HappyPaws Pet Care Service
Hickory Hounds
Laughing Dog Pet Care
Walk & Wag

Pharmacy
501 Pharmacy
Carrboro Family Pharmacy
CVS
Southern Village Pharmacy

Realtor
Chanel Hart D’Aprix, Bold Real Estate
Erika Buchholtz, Erika & Co.
Jen Winkler, Team Winkler Real Estate
Jill Ehrenfeld, Bold Real Estate
Mary Carter, Fathom Realty

Salon
Citrine Salon
Edge Aveda Men
Mina’s Studio
Syd’s Hair Shop

Spa
Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill
Monarch Brow & Facial Studio
The Spa at Fearrington
Wax Poetic

Sports Club
Chapel Hill Country Club
Chapel Hill Tennis Club
The Farm
Governors Club

Veterinarian
The Animal Hospital of Carrboro
Carrboro Plaza Veterinary Clinic
Cole Park Veterinary Hospital
Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort

Waxing Salon
The Little Wax Shop
Monarch Brow & Facial Studio
Wax Poetic
Waxing the City

 

 

 

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