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The Chronicle’s

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2017

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BEST BURGER:

Burger Bach New Zealand all-natural grass-fed beef and lamb. Juicy, meaty, handmade patty deliciousness. Yes, please.

RUNNER-UP: Bull City Burger

FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT ON CAMPUS:

Divinity Café

If you’ve never tried the glory that is Div baked oatmeal, you should already be halfway there. Add honey, milk, and Div’s very own peanut butter for an extra special breakfast treat.

RUNNER-UP: Pitchforks

PRO TIP:

Order their famous grilled cheese and tomato soup on a cold and rainy day.

FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT OFF CAMPUS:

Burger Bach

BEST SANDWICH:

Foster’s Market

Blueberry chipotle barbecue sauce? Don’t diss it until you’ve tasted it. And while you’re at it, try another from the burger joint’s collection of over 15 “Bach-made” dipping sauces.

There are WAY too many favorites to choose, but you can never go wrong with the 7-pepper jelly grilled cheese.

RUNNER-UP: Happy & Hale

RUNNER-UP: Au Bon Pain

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PRO TIP:

Order the giant cinnamon bun. And have them warm it up.


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BEST SWEET TREAT:

BEST PIZZA:

Forget all the originals. Celebrate Friday or an A on your midterm with flavors like Rosewater and Grey Salt Stracciatella.

Feeling saucy? Duke students hit up Enzo’s day and night for all their online ordering, delivery, catering, and food-point spending needs. You’ll want a pizza this.

The Parlour

RUNNER-UP: Monuts

Enzo’s

RUNNER-UP: Pompieri

BEST SUSHI:

Sushi Love It’s high-quality sushi. Delivered on food points straight to your library cubicle—or bed. What could be better?

RUNNER-UP: Vine

BEST PLACE FOR DELIVERY:

Enzo’s

RUNNER-UP: Dragongate

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BEST HANGOVER FOOD:

Café Edens

Nothing else soaks up last night’s shenanigans quite like a fried egg BLT and a piping hot side of tots.

RUNNER-UP: Elmo’s

BEST FINE DINING:

Washington Duke Inn There’s nothing like a fine dining escape off-campus without ever really leaving it. Take your parents, or just treat yourself. Did someone say food points?

RUNNER-UP: Nana’s

BEST BRUNCH:

Nasher

Super cool art work. Five different kinds of eggs benny. Winner, winner. (Pssst, order the citrus infused french toast casserole for the table).

RUNNER-UP: Foster’s

BEST LATE NIGHT FOOD:

Cosmic Cantina Did you know: the sign on their back walls says “The Best Mexican Food on the Planet.” Some would disagree, but let’s just say it’s perfect for that past 2 a.m grub.

RUNNER-UP: Pitchforks


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BEST BAR FOR UNDERGRADS:

Shooters II Saloon RUNNER-UP: Devine’s

BEST BBQ:

Q-Shack You haven’t had Carolina barbecue if you haven’t been to Q-Shack. The meat is “as tender as a mother’s love” according to Q-Shackers, and the hush puppies aren’t too bad either.

RUNNER-UP: The Pit

BEST HEALTHY OPTION:

Happy & Hale

FUN FACT: There’s a yoga studio in the back!

Craving avo toast? A small shot of wheatgrass? How about an inspirational quote on your salad bowl? You’ve come to the right place. Find your inner zen just seconds after stepping through the door.

RUNNER-UP: Sprout

BEST BAR FOR GRADS:

Shooters II Saloon RUNNER-UP: Fullsteam

FRIENDLIEST BAR STAFF:

Shooters II Saloon Shocker! Both grads and undergrads alike agree that Shooters is the place to be—especially on a Wednesday or Saturday night. Take a ride on the bull, order a few shots, and say bye to Kim Cates on your way out to the conveniently parked food truck. Photo by Jim Liu | The Chronicle

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RUNNER-UP: Devine’s


o Dip a grilled cheese into some tomato soup at the

o Chat with a basketball player

o Quiz yourself at Trivia Night at Fullsteam o Grab lunch at the Law School

o See the fall foliage in the Blue

Ridge Mountains

o Tent in K-Ville

o Make it to midnight pizza on LDOC

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o Don’t fall behind at Duke – sign up for The

o Enroll in a golf class at The Washington Duke

o Go-kart at Frankie’s Fun Park

o Go “crazie” at the Duke-UNC basketball game

o Dance for a cause at the Duke Dance Marathon

group perform

o Instagram the Chapel/take a Chapel selfie

o Get a Cosmic burrito after a long night out

Meat and Sweets Shop

o Treat yourself to an ice cream sandwich from Rose’s

Film Festival

o See a movie at the annual Full Frame Documentary

o Host a Duke radio broadcast

o See the Pitchforks or another student a cappella

o Play an IM sport

Hoof ‘n’ Horn production

o Attend Me Too Monologues, All of the Above, or a

milkshake

o Drive through Cook-Out late night and order a

o Watch a game with friends at Satisfaction

o Do the walk-up line for a non-UNC game

o Show up to a frat party

dessert

donut for

then get a

at Monuts…

sandwich

own bagel

o Make your

Breakfast

at Midnight

o Grub for free

your freshman year

o Go to O-week after

o Take a dip in the ocean at Wrightsville Beach

years

clubs, and get spammed with emails for the next four

o Go to the activities fair as a freshman, sign-up for 10+

o Make Dean’s List

o Order The Pile at Geer Street Garden

cage at Shooters

o Ride the bull then dance in the

o Read an issue of FORM and check out The Standard

o Buy wine or champagne on food points

o Check out local art galleries at Third Friday Durham

WaDuke

o Treat yourself to dinner at the

catch it)

Divinity Cafe

o Meander through the Duke Gardens

o Visit the Duke Marine Lab

o Run for the bus (it doesn’t count if you

o Take a service-learning class

sure they leave by midnight)

o Bring your family members to Shooters (just make

Angus Barn

o Treat yourself to a steak dinner at

BEFORE YOU GRADUATE

o Live it up at an SLG event

o Go to a Def-Mo show

o Chill with the lemurs at Duke’s Lemur Center

o Cook dinner in your dorm

o Run the Al-Buehler Trail at WaDuke

101 THINGS TO DO


o Cheer on the Durham Bulls

o See an event at DPAC

o Watch live music at the Coffeehouse

o Hang out with a professor outside of a classroom

Chapel Hill

o Drink out of a famous blue cup at He’s Not Here in

o Attend a rally

on central

o Play volleyball

at Cat’s Cradle

o Catch a concert

after 2 a.m.

Heavenly Buffaloes

o Order in Jimmy John’s or

o Table for a cause

o Go to The Nasher to check-out art exhibits, then grab

brunch at the Café

o Drink at The Loop on food points

Music Library

o Study in the Mary Duke Biddle

questions

o STINF a class – we won’t ask any

o Walk the American Tobacco District

PNC Arena

o Make your way to a Carolina Hurricanes game at

o See a local band play at Motorco

o Tailgate for a Duke football game

o See the Ciompi Quartet perform at Baldwin

student section at Cameron

o Paint your face Duke blue and show your spirit in the

Saturday

o Sample local food at the Durham Farmer’s Market on

Confederate surrender

Wallace Wade

o Go to a sporting event outside of Cameron or

o Actually check a book out of the library

o Visit Bennett Place, the site of the largest Civil War

o Sample bites at a Food Truck Rodeo

o Take an art class

o Grab a burger at King’s Sandwich Shop

o Take an impulsive trip to another college campus

o Flunch a professor

o Dress up and head to Franklin Street for Halloween

o Attend a Chapel service

o Get kicked out of Perkins at closing

o Check out the galleries at the 21c Museum Hotel

not a requirement

o Take a class on a topic outside of your major that’s

up to four scoops)

o Indulge at The Parlour (get the advanced bowl with

o Read an issue of The Chronicle cover-to-cover

o Taste authentic southern BBQ at The Pit or Q-Shack

o Enjoy Jazz at the Mary Lou Williams Center

o Visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville

o Hike to Eno Quarry and swim

o Climb to the top of the Chapel

Basketball Museum

o Explore the Duke

dorm

freshman year

o Re-visit your

session

o Attend summer

at Pompieri

o Cut your own pizza

pool

o Swim in the Central

Campus loop

o Run around the East

Cinnamon

o Study at Cocoa

East Campus

o Explore the tunnels on

Reading Room

o Study in the Gothic

in Myrtle Beach

o Go wild at beach week

Dame’s

o Devour chicken and waffles at

o Travel to an away sporting event

o See a show at the Carolina Theatre


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BEST CAFE FOR STUDYING: Special to The Chronicle

BEST BAR TO WATCH A GAME:

Cocoa Cinnamon Cute, quirky, and stocked full of coffee—Cocoa Cinnamon takes the cake when you’re looking for a place to hit the books outside of Perkins.

Devine’s

With a colossal amount of Duke spirit and the best wings in the triangle (or so they say), Devine’s is always the place to be come game night.

RUNNER-UP: Satisfaction

RUNNER-UP: Vondy

BEST PROFESSOR:

Dean Wilson BEST PLACE FOR A FORMAL: The name of the venue should speak for itself.

Entertaining, charismatic, engaging, and enthusiastic is how students describe Gerald L. Wilson, the Senior Associate Dean of Trinity College and Pre-Law Advisor.

RUNNER-UP: Metro 8

RUNNER-UP: Dr. G

Lilly’s Pizza

OH, HALE YES. Thank you for voting us Best Healthy Option! (we love you too)

Blowouts • Cut • Color • Special Occasions Come check out our new spring menu and receive 10% off on Wednesdays with Duke ID.

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MUST-TAKE CLASS:

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BEST PREORIENTATION PROGRAM:

Cul-Anth 101 Duke’s diverse student body surely appreciates this class’s introduction to the analysis of cross-cultural beliefs and practices. Or maybe it’s the lack of homework. Not sure.

RUNNER-UP: American Dreams/ Aids & Emerging Diseases

P-Wild

P-what? P-WILD. It stands for Project Wilderness Initiatives for Learning at Duke, and PWILDers are crazy about it. There’s nothing like backpacking through the Pisgah National Forest with some of the people you’re about to spend four years with.

RUNNER-UP: P-Build

BEST STUDY ABROAD:

BEST ON-CAMPUS JOB:

From Buen Retiro to brunch at Café Federal, Madrid’s vibrant energy and colorful culture offers students a once-in-a-lifetime abroad experience. The hardest thing about this program is remembering to siesta before you fiesta.

As if spending all day studying in Perkins isn’t enough, Duke students agree that actually working there is the best job on campus. Probably because they get to do their homework during the down time.

RUNNER-UP: Australia

RUNNER-UP: Nasher

Madrid

Library Desk Job

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BEST OFF-CAMPUS POOL:

The Heights at LaSalle Spacious apartments, a prime location, and an amazing gym alongside other highquality amenities—it’s no wonder Duke students love living at The Heights. And when the sun comes out, nothing is better than beating the heat at The Heights’ resort-style pool. Grill poolside with friends, or take a solo dip.

RUNNER-UP: Berkshire Ninth

BEST HOTEL NEAR CAMPUS:

Washington Duke Inn Not only is the Wa voted the best place for a fine dining experience, it’s also voted the best place to spend a night near campus. Probably because of its perfectly manicured golf course, luxury guest rooms, and surrounding 300 acres of rolling countryside. And don’t forget its southern charm and hospitality.

RUNNER-UP: The Durham Hotel

BEST OFF CAMPUS HOUSING:

The Heights at LaSalle RUNNER-UP: Berkshire Ninth

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BEST PLACE FOR A HAIRCUT:

140 Salon & Blow Dry Bar Need a quick trim? A drastic makeover? Salon 140 has got you covered.

PRO TIP FOR THE LADIES:

Get a specialty blowout for a quick, feel-good pampering session

RUNNER-UP: Wavelengths

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BEST FEMALE ATHLETE AT DUKE:

Lexie Brown

This junior star guard from Georgia played her heart out for the women’s basketball team this season, showing her team and fans the true definition of “fire”. FUN FACT:

RUNNER-UP: Rebecca Greenwell

Lexie wrote in a blog post that her favorite preseason workout was a “morning of conditioning with the men’s lacrosse team ‘wink, wink’”.

BEST MALE ATHLETE AT DUKE:

Luke Kennard

Luke, luke, luke, luke, luke. The standout sophomore basketball star found his mojo on the court this year, and was named MVP of the ACC Tournament FUN FACT: after Duke claimed a historical The Ohio native victory in the championship. was once one of quarterbacks. the state’s top high

RUNNER-UP: Grayson Allen

school

BEST OFF-CAMPUS WORKOUT:

Running Wa Trail

Break a sweat, and enjoy the wooded scenery. It’s clear why athletes and non-athletes alike love lacing up their running shoes for the hilly three mile Al Buehler Cross Country Trail.

RUNNER-UP: Pure-Barre Photo by Jeremy Chen | The Chronicle

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STAFF PICKS The Best…

The Most….

…bang-for-your-buck: Chubby’s Tacos

… tragic when it closed this year: Epa Chamo

…hangover food: Rise Biscuits and Donuts

…likely to confuse with each other: JuJu and JuJuBee

…decoration/ambiance: Gonza’s Tacos and Tequilas

…reminiscent of the 1960s: The Federal

… bar with a firetruck: Surf Club

…loved by Tarheels too: Monut’s Donuts

…big burger: Dain’s Place

…comforting environment on campus: Divinity Cafe

…downtown hidden gem: Old Havanna Sandwich Shop …specialty cocktail: Bar Virgile …casual dinner: Lily’s Pizza …hushpuppies: The Original Q-Shack …quiet café: Francesca’s Dessert Caffee …fries: James Joyce

WHAT’S YOUR

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Favorite Place to Eat on Campus Divinity Café Runner-Up: Pitchforks Favorite Place to Eat off Campus Burger Bach Runner-Up: Happy & Hale Best Burger Burger Bach Runner-Up: Bull City Burger

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Friendliest Bar Staff Shooters II Saloon Runner-Up: Devine’s Best Bar to Watch a Game Devine’s Runner-Up: Satisfaction Best Place for a Formal Lilly’s Pizza Runner-Up: Metro 8

Best Sandwich Foster’s Market Runner-Up: Au Bon Pain

Best Cafe for Studying Cocoa Cinnamon Runner-Up: Vondy

Best Sweet Treat The Parlour Runner-Up: Monuts

Best Professor Dean Wilson Runner-Up: Dr. G

Best Sushi Sushi Love Runner-Up: Vine

Must-Take Class Cul-Anth 101 Runner-Up: American Dreams/ Aids & Emerging Diseases

Best Pizza Enzo’s Runner-Up: Pompieri Best Place for Delivery Enzo’s Runner-Up: Dragongate Best Fine Dining Washington Duke Inn Runner-Up: Nana’s Best Brunch Nasher Runner-Up: Foster’s

Best Study Abroad Madrid Runner-Up: Australia Best Pre-Orientation Program P-Wild Runner-Up: P-Build Best On-Campus Job Library Desk Job Runner-Up: Nasher

Best Hangover Food Café Edens Runner-Up: Elmo’s

Best Hotel Near Campus Washington Duke Inn Runner-Up: The Durham Hotel

Best Late Night Food Cosmic Cantina Runner-Up: Pitchforks

Best Off Campus Housing The Heights at LaSalle Runner-Up: Berkshire Ninth

Best BBQ Q-Shack Runner-Up: The Pit

Best Off-Campus Pool The Heights Runner-Up: Berkshire Ninth

Best Healthy Option Happy & Hale Runner-Up: Sprout

Best Place for a Haircut 140 Salon Runner-Up: Wavelengths

Best Bar for Undergrads Shooters II Saloon Runner-Up: Devine’s

Best Male Athlete at Duke Luke Kennard Runner-Up: Grayson Allen

Best bar for Grads Shooters II Saloon Runner-Up: Fullsteam

Best Female Athlete at Duke Lexie Brown Runner-Up: Rebecca Greenwell Best Off-Campus Workout Running Wa Trail


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