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THANKS for voting us: “Most Duke Bar” & “Friendliest Bar Staff”


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Most “Duke” Bar

Best Place To Get Beer On Tap

827 West Morgan Street

726 Rigsbee Avenue

Winner: Shooters II Duke undergraduates all agree that Shooters is the hottest nightclub in the area! Owner Kim Cates loves Duke and Duke loves her. Kim is a large part of what makes Duke’s love of Shooters what it is. Kim’s cell phone and facebook page are easy to access and her loyalty to Duke sports, especially Duke lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, soccer and tennis teams is unmatched anywhere. Nightly drink specials include the ever popular “Blue Devil Shot”.

Winner: Fullsteam

Fullsteam is a Durham based production brewery and tavern inspired by the food and farm traditions of the South. Their mission: to pioneer the art of Distinctly Southern Beer. Fullsteam brews traditional and experimental beers with a Southern sensibility, often incorporating local farmed goods, heirloom grains, and seasonal botanicals to guide our beer and our quest. The more Fullsteam buys local, the more they directly improve the quality of life of North Carolina farmers, foragers, and agricultural entrepreneurs. Fullsteam seeks no less than to build a Southern Beer Economy…one pint at a time.

Runner Up: Bull City Burger and Brewery

Runner Up: Satisfaction

Friendliest Bar Staff

Winner: Shooters II

Favorite Outdoor Hangout Spot

Winner: Sarah P. Duke Gardens 420 Anderson Street

Not only is Shooters II the “Most ‘Duke’ Bar”, they also get awarded the “Friendliest Bar Staff” honor as well. Maybe that’s part of the secret to this bar’s intense popularity! Open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Duke Gardens is recognized as one of the premier public gardens in the United States, renowned for its landscape design and high quality horticulture. Each year, more than 300,000 visitors come to Duke Gardens from all over the world. For us here on Duke’s campus, we love to walk the trails, enjoy picnics, take pictures and even nap in this beautiful landscape at the heart of campus. It’s no surprise that this is a common spot for romantic marriage proposals. Duke Gardens features 55 acres of specialized gardens. Admission is free, and they are open 365 days a year.

Runner Up: Devine’s Grill and Sports Bar

Runner Up: Bryan Center Plaza

827 West Morgan Street

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The BesT Food on The duke Campus It isn’t easy being green… Kermit the Frog – Eminent Philosopher twitter@refectory The Refectory Café® @ Duke Law School

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Best Burger

Favorite Place To Eat On Campus

Winner: Bull City Burger and Brewery

Winner: The Refectory Café at Duke Law School 201 Science Drive

107 East Parrish Street

Slow food, fast. The Refectory Cafe at Duke Law School certainly lives up to its slogan. This hot spot on campus is known for feeding all diets. Breakfast is served hot, healthy and homemade. A common favorite is the signature baked oatmeal. Lunch offers local, grass fed beef or vegetarian burgers, all natural grilled chicken, philly cheesesteaks and more. And we can’t forget to mention the fresh cut local sweet potato fries. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free menu items are all available. They can also cater your next event if you would like!

Runner Up: The Loop Pizza Grill

Best Pizza

Winner: Enzo’s Pizza Co. 2608 Erwin Road

Enzo’s boasts that every ingredient, from sauce to crust, was put to the test to make sure it would be the best. This local pizza favorite is committed to maintaining the best of 19th century family tradition with a 21st century taste experience, all while caring for the environment. There are several delicious, innovative pizzas to choose from or create your own just how you like it. And don’t forget to finish your meal off with famous cinna-zo’s! Fresh and convenient with late night delivery, catering, payment with Duke points, and online ordering.

Runner Up: Lilly’s Pizza

Bull City Burger and Brewery is a locally owned, independent restaurant and craft brewery located in downtown Durham. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner 7 days per week with approximately 90 seats inside plus 50 seats of outside year round patio dining. The beef served is local pasture raised with no added hormones and antibiotic free. And the owners take pride in using as many local ingredients as possible to make everything from scratch. A veggie burger option is available called the Joan Jett. And while you’re there for the burger be sure to also try the deep fried pickle chips and duck frites.

Runner Up: The Loop Pizza Grill

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Best Place To Watch A Game On TV

Winner: Keohane 4E Atrium

Opened in Spring 2012, Keohane 4E on West Campus is Duke’s newest dorm near McClendon Tower. The focal point of Keohane 4E is a large, open multipurpose pavilion area surrounded by window paneling. This room, which is architecturally reminiscent of Von der Heyden Pavilion, offers entertainment with a 110-inch television. The Keohane 4E atrium is the perfect spot to watch any Duke Athletics game!

Runners Up: Satisfaction Restaurant and Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

Best Place To Get A Healthy Meal

Winner: Au Bon Pain 125 Science Drive, Bryan Center

Better known as A-B-P, Au Bon Pain café bakery, offers food that is flavorful, high quality, and healthy. Each signature recipe is uniquely crafted, and there is always something new to try. Their menu is inspired by Chef Roger Bowles and is made fresh throughout the day by their bakers and café team. Healthy choices are easy to find along with some of the best comfort food and indulgent treats around. At Au Bon Pain they offer expertly crafted baked goods and breads straight from the oven. You can enjoy delicious hot or iced coffee and tea, a customized made-to-order sandwich or salad, or you can grab a pre-made salad, sandwich, wrap, yogurt parfait, fresh fruit or snack.

Runner Up: Whole Foods Market

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Best Food Truck

Winner: Parlez-Vous Crepe @parlezvouscrepe

Best Place For A Frozen Treat

Winner: Local Yogurt 2816 Erwin Road #201

Jody Argote, owner of Parlez-Vous Crepe, learned the art of crêpe making while living and working in Beaune, France. She combines her passions for French cuisine, education, and creative use of seasonal local produce to bring a memorable experience to every customer. Madeto-order savory and sweet crêpes give the rotating menu a wonderful variety to choose from, and Jody is always developing new recipes to offer. Customers may choose from classic, gluten-free, or vegan batter options. The winner of this year’s Best Food Truck award delivers delicious hand made crepes filled with delectable accents to Chapel Circle on West Campus every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Runner Up: Foster’s on the Fly

More popularly known as Lo Yo - Local Yogurt is a bright and cheerful place filled with great seating, big windows, and—best of all—offers six flavors of natural frozen yogurt along with a delectable selection of fruit, cereal, candy, and other toppings. The shop’s concept is based upon one particular flavor, Original, a creamy, tart, plain frozen yogurt that is similar in flavor to plain yogurt, but it’s frozen. It is delicious on its own or makes a wonderful base for almost any topping you can dream up. Original will always be available at Local Yogurt, but the five additional flavors and many of the toppings will rotate on a regular basis. The Lo Yo On the Go Food Truck is also available for events on campus.

Best Brunch Spot

Winner: Nasher Cafe 2001 Campus Drive

The Nasher Museum Café, featuring local farm products and seasonal choices, proudly proclaims “to graciously serve simple food is an art in itself.” Seasonal soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts are all freshly made from scratch. Brunch is offered each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Some of the favorite menu items include: Orange-Infused French Toast Casserole, Eggs Benedict, Stuffed Crepes, and three different choices of Omelets.

Runner Up: The Parlour

Runner Up: Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn

Best Upscale Restaurant

Winner: Nana’s of Durham 2514 University Drive Nana’s of Durham offers a combination of world-class cuisine, award winning wine list, and friendly service all in a beautiful setting. Scott Howell, Chef-Owner of Nana’s, has an eye for detail that characterizes everything he does from the design and decor of his restaurant to the seasonal menu offered each month. Howell’s dishes are sublime yet simple. He works with local farmers to get the best produce available, cooks alongside his staff each night, and perfects every dish before it leaves his kitchen. This attentive service makes for an unforgettable dining experience. Nana’s easily accommodates large parties and also offers private dining options.

Runners Up: Vin Rouge and Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn

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T riniTy Commons AT ERWIN


Apartment Amenities 3,000 Square Foot Fitness Center with Yoga Room Indoor Steam Room and Sauna 24 Hour Business Center Indoor Resistance Pool Outdoor Pool (Open Year Round) Billiards Room Clubhouse with Demonstration Kitchen On-Site Security Team Outdoor Covered Grilling Area Dog Park

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Best Place To Order Delivery From

Winner: Chai’s Noodle Bar and Bistro 2816 Erwin Road #207

Chai’s is a Pan-Asian restaurant offering Sushi, Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. Here you’ll find all your favorite dishes on one menu. Chai’s offers a first class dining experience in an elegant but casual atmosphere with an open kitchen where generously portioned dishes are prepared fresh when you order. Chai’s Asian Bistro’s mission strives to offer affordable flavorful food, while carrying on the best time-honored Asian cooking traditions inspired by authentic recipes. Most dishes can be prepared vegetarian style by request. They deliver from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Runner Up: Mediterra Grill

Best Place To Live Off-Campus

Best Meal After Midnight

2530 Erwin Road

204 Wannamaker Court, McLendon Tower

Winner: Trinity Commons at Erwin Trinity Commons at Erwin is luxury living in the heart of Durham. Featuring efficiencies, studios, one and two bedroom floorplans, Trinity Commons is in an excellent location, directly across from Duke Medical Center on Erwin Road. You can walk directly to campus, Hock Plaza or adjacent retail and restaurants at Lakeview. Life at Trinity Commons Apartments is rich in amenities, including a state-of-the-art clubhouse with a 3,000 square foot fitness area teeming with cutting edge equipment for all levels, a group fitness area, indoor resistance pool and indoor steam room and sauna. The community was developed using sustainable building techniques and is LEED® Silver Certified through the U.S. Green Building Council.

Runner Up: The Lofts at Lakeview

Winner: Pitchfork Provisions The late night food king of Duke’s campus, Pitchfork Provisions was opened in the Fall of 2011 in McClendon Tower by business partners Sam Clowney and Chris Holloway. Clowney also operates Bella Union in McClendon Tower and La Dolce Vita in the French Family Science Center. Pitchfork Provisions offers a wide variety of unique breakfast, salad, sandwich, dinner, and dessert options. They also recently acquired a license to sell beer. However, “The Tower” as it is known by Duke students is probably most famous for it’s “24 hour grub”, notably “The Haystack” - french fries, jalapenos, bacon, cheddar cheese, and gravy - the perfect end to any night out!

Runner Up: Cosmic Cantina

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Best Hotel Near Campus

Winner: Washington Duke Inn 3001 Cameron Boulevard

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is an award-winning hotel like no other in the region. Built in the style of an old English country inn the hotel is nestled on a 300-acre site on the famed Duke Golf Course. The Inn features 271 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, the award-winning Fairview Dining Room, the Bull Durham Bar and superb meeting facilities for groups from 20 to 600. Since the late 1800s, the Duke name has been associated with both excellence and achievement. The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, named for Washington Duke himself, is proud to carry on that prestigious tradition, excelling in providing exceptional service and gracious southern hospitality.

Runners Up: The King’s Daughters Inn and Hilton/Hilton Garden Inn

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Best Exercise Spot

Winner: Wilson Gym

The Wilson Recreation Center located on West Campus is the larger of the two recreation centers on campus. A 99,000 square ft. facility completed in 1999, the center boasts three basketballvolleyball courts, 2 wood floor multi-purpose rooms with mirrors that are used for a variety of aerobic classes, yoga, Pilates, martial arts and self-defense activities. These rooms are also used by Group Fitness, PE classes and dance groups. The center also houses two classrooms and administrative offices. An average of 3,000 users visit the center per day. The varsity swimming and wrestling programs practice in Wilson, and the administrative offices for Facilities, Campus Recreation, Intramural, Club Sports and Health, Wellness and Physical Education (HWPE) are located there. Wilson offers a 3 lane indoor 160 meter mondo track, 2 racquetball courts, and Quenchers - a snack bar that provides healthy drinks and snacks following a tough workout or when you are craving a refreshing alternative.

Runner Up: Al Buehler Cross Country Trail at Duke Forest

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Best Professor & Must-Take Class

Winner: Dean Wilson & American Dreams, American Realities Gerald L. Wilson, Senior Associate Dean of Trinity College and Pre-Law Advisor, is a native of WinstonSalem. His undergraduate degree is from Davidson College. He has a degree from Duke Divinity School, a Masters in Religion from Duke and a Ph.D. in History from UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been the University’s Pre-Law Advisor for 34 years. He served as Chair of the Pre-Law Advisors National Council and has published various articles on religion, education, history and pre-law matters in regional and national publications. He has lectured on various topics throughout the nation. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. Each semester, Dean Wilson teaches one seminar, “Leadership In American History” and one lecture course, “American Dreams, American Realities” voted this year’s must-take class. It’s no surprise that the “Must-Take Class” is taught by the “Best Professor”. According to the syllabus, the American Dreams, American Realities course examines the role of such myths as “success”, “agrarian”, “city on the hill”, “frontier” and the “foreign devil” in defining the American character and determining the hopes, fears, dreams, and actions of people throughout American History. Attention is given to the surface consistency of these myths as accepted by each immigrant group versus the shifting content of the myths as they change to reflect the hopes and values of each of these groups.

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Best Campus Event Of The Year

Winner: LDOC

Need we say more? The Last Day Of Classes is no doubt the one party that EVERYONE is invited to. A DUU committee selects the performances each year. This year we can look forward to Dillon Francis as well as Youngblood Hawke, Skizzy Mars, Ruby Jane Smith and Duke sophomore Spencer Brown.

Runner Up: Duke vs. North Carolina Men’s Basketball Game Thank you to everyone who participated in The Chronicle’s Best Of Duke survey . We’re excited to announce that Erin Locey was the winner of our $100 gift card to Whole Foods. Congratulations Erin!

Favorite Place For Caffeine Fix

Winner: Joe Van Gogh

120 Science Drive, Bryan Center & 1104 B Broad Street “The art of the bean” - Welcomed by Duke Dining Services in the Fall of 2008, Joe Van Gogh opened their doors to the Duke University community. Located in the Bryan Center, adjacent to the Gothic Bookstore, the shop was initially opened as a to-go style coffee bar due to the limited space. However, they quickly found that students and faculty wanted to hang out for a bit! Offering a few tables inside with an outdoor patio, Joe Van Gogh has immersed themselves at Duke by working with various on campus organizations and student groups, including Sustainable Duke and the Nicholas School of the Environment.

Runner Up: Saladelia at the Perk

Congratulations KEEP Dean Wilson!


We always knew you were at the top of the class. Thank you for all that you do for our History Department here at Duke.


If you like American Dreams, American Realties then you’ll also enjoy these other dynamic classes offered within the History Department. HST343D.01

Modern America taught by MacLean


Immigrant Dreams, National Realities taught by Peck


Building the American City: North American Urban History, 1607-1900 taught by Teal

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Best Of... From Around the World Brought to you by the Duke Global Education Office Best art museum – The Lourve, Paris Best history museum – The British Museum, London Best regional food – Istanbul, Turkey Best skyline – Singapore Prettiest landscapes – New Zealand Best camping – OTS South Africa Best bridges – Venice, Italy

Best guidebook/website for planning travel – Lonely Planet Best passport stamp – Ghana Most romantic study abroad destination – Prague, Czech Republic Best festival abroad – Holi, India Best lessons learned from your time abroad – Be Open Minded and Go with the Flow!

Most impressive man-made structure – Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro Best international calling plan – Skype Best metro – Berlin, Germany Friendliest people – Glasgow, Scotland Best host families – Duke in Madrid Best app used abroad – WhatsApp? Best social media for staying in contact with friends abroad – Instagram

Make sure you get a chance to see one of these places and experience study abroad before you leave Duke. Stop by the Global Education Office to talk with an advisor today.

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