Best of Chapel Hill

Best of Chapel Hill 2021 winners

*All results listed in alphabetical order. The presence of five winners indicates a tie.

Arts & Entertainment

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

Movie Theater
The Chelsea Theater
The Drive-In at Carraway Village
The Lumina Theater
Silverspot Cinema

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
The Lumina Theater
Maple View Farm
Morehead Planetarium & Science Center

Dining

Asian Food
Cham Thai Cuisine at Carrboro
Jujube
Lantern
Thai Station

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

Brewery
Carolina Brewery
Craftboro Brewing Depot
Steel String Brewery
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Burger
Al’s Burger Shack
Buns
Gov's Burger & Tap
Town Hall Burger & Beer

Catering Company
The Catering Company of Chapel Hill
Mediterranean Deli, Bakery and Catering
The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering
Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Chef
Vimala Rajendran, Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe
Andrea Reusing, Lantern
Martina Russial, Glasshalful
Ron Spada, The House at Gatewood

Coffee Shop
Caffe Driade
Gray Squirrel Coffee Co.
La Vita Dolce
Open Eye Cafe

Comfort Food/Southern Food
Acme
Crook's Corner
Mama Dip’s Kitchen
Merritt’s Grill
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Desserts/Pastries
Glasshalfull
Guglhupf Bake Shop
Nantucket Grill
Weaver Street Market

Farmers Market
Carrboro Farmers Market
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
Eno River Farmers Market
Fearrington Farmers Market

Food Truck
Chirba Chirba
Garnachas Rivera
Napoli
Ta Contento

French Food
Flair Restaurant & Wine Bar
Kitchen
La Résidence

Fries
Al’s Burger Shack
Gov's Burger & Tap
Imbibe
Kitchen

Host/Server
Daniel Carbajal, Carolina Brewery
Alex Mendez, Governors Club
Layla Webb, Carolina Brewery
David Wood, Governors Club

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
La Vita Dolce
Maple View Farm
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
Pizzeria Mercato
Tarantini Italian Restaurant

Kid-Friendly Restaurant
bartaco
Blue Dogwood Public Market
Breakaway Cafe
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Local Food Product
Chapel Hill Creamery cheese
Chapel Hill Toffee
Maple View Farm ice cream

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
Brandwein's Bagels
Gov's Burger & Tap
Hawkers Asian Street Food
Market and Moss

Outdoor Dining
Acme
Glasshalfull
Hawkers Asian Street Food
The House at Gatewood

Overall Service
Bin 54
Governors Club
Hawthorne & Wood
Kitchen

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

Place for a Cocktail
Belltree Cocktail Club
Bin 54
The Crunkleton
Glasshalfull

Place for a Date Night
Bin 54
Elaine’s on Franklin
Hawthorne & Wood
The House at Gatewood

Place for Breakfast/Brunch
Breadman's
Breakaway Cafe
First Watch
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Place to Watch the Game
Carolina Brewery
Hickory Tavern
Old East Tavern
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Restaurant
elements
Hawkers Asian Street Food
Hawthorne & Wood
Kitchen

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

Seafood
elements
Hawthorne & Wood
Nantucket Grill
Squid’s

Spot for a Business Lunch
Crossroads Chapel Hill at The Carolina Inn
Glasshalfull

Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill
Venable

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

Sushi
Akai Hana
elements
OiShii
Spicy 9 Sushi Bar & Asian Restaurant

Upscale Restaurant
Acme
Hawthorne & Wood
The House at Gatewood
Lantern
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

Vegetarian Food
Mediterranean Deli, Bakery and Catering
The Purple Bowl
The Spotted Dog
Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Wine, Beer and/or Spirits Shop
Beer Study
Chapel Hill Wine Company
Weaver Street Market
winestore. Chapel Hill

 

 

Home & Garden

Architect
Paces and Roehm Architecture
Shaw Design Associates
Steven Clipp Architecture
Szostak Design

Commercial Builder
Choate Construction
Kennedy Building Co.
Northwood Ravin
RESOLUTE Building Company 

Florist
Chapel Hill Florist
Purple Puddle
University Florist
Victoria Park Florist

Garden & Hardware Store
Fifth Season Gardening Company
Fitch Lumber & Hardware
Southern States
Town & Country Hardware

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

Home Painter
CertaPro Painters of Chapel Hill
Jack Sanders Paint Co.
Tar Heel Painters

Interior Designer
Catherine French Design
Chartreuse Design
Debra Zinn Interiors
emma delon
Steel Roots Home Decor

Kitchen/Bath Designer
Cederberg Kitchens & Renovations
emma delon
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery
Kitchen and Bath Galleries 

Landscaper
Amy Strunk Designs
Landscape Logic
O’Mara Landscaping & Lawn Care
Ward Landscapes & Hardscapes Inc.
Wright Brothers’ Tree Service

Large-Scale Residential Builder
David Weekley Homes
Homes By Dickerson
Lennar
Saussy Burbank

Neighborhood
Briar Chapel
Downtown Carrboro
Governors Club
Southern Village

Residential Builder
Bold Construction
The Rexford Group
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
CommunityWorx
My Secret Closet
Rumors Boutique
The Stock Exchange

Fashion Jewelry
Light Years
SallyMack Life Furnishings
Sofia’s Boutique
Whilden
WomanCraft Gifts

Fine Jewelry
Olmaz Jewelers
Rings True
Wentworth & Sloan
William Travis Jewelry

Gift Store
Light Years
SallyMack Life Furnishings
This & That Gift Gallery
WomanCraft Gifts

Home Furnishings and Accessories
Night Gallery/Branching Out
SallyMack Life Furnishings
SOUTH
Whitehall Antiques

New Business
Higgins & Myers Custom Framing and Fine Art Gallery
Peel
Re-Invintaged Home Decor & More
Say Wear Boutique
Wegmans

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

Picture Framing Services
The Frame & Print Shop of Chapel Hill
Framemakers
The Framers Corner
Higgins & Myers Custom Framing and Fine Art Gallery

Place for Beauty Products
Citrine Salon
Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill
Monarch Brow & Facial Studio
Ulta Beauty

Place for Glasses
20/20 Eyeworks
Carrboro Family Vision
Chapel Hill Eyecare
Chapel Hill Ophthalmology
UNC 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
Shrunken Head
UNC Student Stores

Women’s Boutique
Rumors Boutique
Sofia’s Boutique
Uniquities
Whilden 

Services

Automotive Services/Repairs
Auto Logic
Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center
F&F Automotive
Sturdivant’s Tire Pros and Auto

Bank
PNC
State Employees' Credit Union
Truist Bank
Wells Fargo

Boutique Fitness Studio
barre3
Orangetheory Fitness
Pure Barre Chapel Hill
SPENGA Chapel Hill

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

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
Aesthetic Solutions
Finn Plastic Surgery
Greg Ruff, MD
UNC Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dermatologist
Aesthetic Solutions
Chapel Hill Dermatology
Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill
UNC Chapel Hill Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center

Event Planner
Felicia Anderson, Governors Club
Cheryl-Anne Kast, Kast Events & Co.

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

Fitness Facility
Burn Boot Camp
Chapel Hill Training
CrossFit Chapel Hill
CrossFit Local

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

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

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

Pet Boarding
Doggie Spa & Day Care
Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort
Green Beagle Lodge
Love Overboard Kennels & Grooming

Pet Sitting
Hickory Hounds
Laughing Dog Pet Care
Marley's Angels Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Service
Walk & Wag

Pharmacy
501 Pharmacy
Carrboro Family Pharmacy
Southern Village Pharmacy
Walgreens

Realtor or Realty Company
Erika Buchholtz, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Seth Gold, Bold Real Estate
Chanel Hart D’Aprix, Hart & Olive Real Estate Group

Martha Newport Realty Group

Salon
Citrine Salon
Mina’s Studio
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Spa
Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill
Monarch Brow & Facial Studio
The Spa at Fearrington
Wax Poetic

Sports Club
Chapel Hill Tennis Club
Governors Club
Orange County Sportsplex
UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont

Veterinarian
The Animal Hospital of Carrboro
Carrboro Plaza Veterinary Clinic
Cole Park Veterinary Hospital
Meadowmont Animal Hospital

Waxing Salon
L.A. Bikini
Monarch Brow & Facial Studio
Wax Poetic
Waxing the City

 

 

 

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