The Best Of the City 2022 Awards :: Elevate Lifestyle

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15TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE



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DAYCARE • BOARDING • GROOMING

VOTED

BEST DOGGIE DAY CARE


Club Fetch is located in the heart of Charlotte’s Historic South End and is proud to offer an upscale, exclusive, sanitary environment that will ensure your dog is pampered and content. Your pup will be cared for as a member of the Club Fetch family and will be showed the same love and care they recieve as a member of your family. Exterior play spaces featuring doggie safe turf Rubberized flooring for your pup’s paw safety Sections (according to size of pups) for peaceful playtime Large TV and music for the couch potatoes & music lovers Every overnight stay has access to playland Climate controlled interior play spaces Strict capacity limit to ensure pup’s safety and comfort

2426 Dunavant Street, Charlotte, NC 28203 980.299.0019 | ClubFetchSE@ClubFetch.com | ClubFetch.com HOURS OF OPERATION | M-F 7AM-7PM | SA-SU 9AM-6PM


FROM THE PUBLISHER

I want to personally thank the thousands of people who voted in the 2022 Elevate Lifestyle Awards, “THE BEST OF THE CITY.” We are presenting over 550 winners in the following seven categories: culture, dining, entertainment, fashion, fitness, lifestyle, and nightlife in this issue. Browse through this issue to familiarize yourself with some of the hottest cocktail bars, juiciest restaurants, coolest entertainment and nightlife spots, trendiest boutiques, and numerous other gems in the Queen City. On Wednesday, October 26 please join us at Norfolk Hall @ Suffolk Punch in South End for Elevate’s “The Best of the City” Awards 2022 Celebration. The festivities will begin at 6 pm and continue until 9 pm. If you want to come to the party, head over to ElevateLifestyle.com to reserve your ticket to celebrate with us! You will be entered in our raffle for some great prizes and gift cards. Additionally, you will be able to appreciate some great entertainment with DJ Steven K spinning, silent auction, and more… So, remember to keep this issue handy, and whether you’re looking for the finest steak house in Charlotte, the perfect place to catch some live music, or where to grab the tastiest cocktail allow this issue to be your guide to “THE BEST OF THE CITY.” Just say thank you, Elevate Lifestyle! * This issue is available online at Issue.com/ElevateLifestyle



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CULTURE AWARDS

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DINING AWARDS

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ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

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FASHION AWARDS

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FITNESS AWARDS

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LIFESTYLE AWARDS

114 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS PUBLISHER AND EDITOR: Steve Caldwell, Steve@ElevateLifestyle.com INTERN: Kay Mahoney (CPCC) LAYOUT, DESIGN AND PRODUCTION: Liz Johnson, lizruthjohnson@gmail.com ADVERTISING AND SPONSORSHIP SALES: Steve Caldwell, Steve@ElevateLifestyle.com COVER PHOTO: Ryan L. Sumner, Fenix Fotography | FenixFoto.com COVER MODEL: Scarlet Begonias with Creative Model Connections 14





BEST ART EXHIBIT IN 2021 VAN GOGH, CAMP NORTH END 1774 Statesville Avenue Charlotte | 28206 | 704.372.1000 VanGoghCLT.com FAVORITE ARTIST OWNED GALLERY BROOKLYN COLLECTIVE 229 South Brevard Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.368.4009 BrooklynCollectiveCLT.org FAVORITE BIG SHOT PHOTOGRAPHER FAVORITE VISUAL ARTIST, NICOLE DAW KLYX PHOTOGRAPHY Charlotte | 980.237.8938 KLYXPhotography.com BEST CHARITY EVENT IN 2021 BEERS AND BURPEES 9499 Old Bailes Road Fort Mill | 29707 | 704.620.9203 BeersAndBurpees.com BEST CREATIVE GATHERING IN 2021 NFT CLT @ SUMMIT SELTZER 2215 Thrift Road, SB Charlotte | 28208 | 706.424.7267 Facebook.com/NFTCLT

BEST CULTURAL EVENT OR FESTIVAL IN 2021 SELTZER WORLD FESTIVAL SeltzerWorldFestival.com BEST FILM SERIES JOEDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 301 West 10th Street, S407 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.877.4919 Joedance.org BEST FUNNEST OUTDOOR EVENT BALLANTYNE BACKYARD 11611 North Community House Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.248.2000 GoBallantyne.com BEST GRAFFITI IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT BENNY PENELLO’S NODA 2909 North Davidson Street, S100 Charlotte | 28205 | 980.949.8398 BennysVA.com

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BEST HISTORIC SITE REEDS GOLD MINE 9621 Reed Mine Road Midland | 28107 | 704.721.4653 HistoricSites.NC.gov FAVORITE HOTTEST FEMALE ATHLETE OF 2021 ANNA COCKRELL, OLYMPIAN FINALIST Instagram.com/AnnaCockrell FAVORITE HOTTEST MALE ATHLETE OF 2021 CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY, CAROLINA PANTHERS CarolinaPanthers.com FAVORITE LOCAL ARTIST KYLE MOSHER Charlotte | 704.957.1697 KyleMosher.com FAVORITE LOCAL CHARITY CHANGING LIVES TOGETHER FOUNDATION 10205 Paxton Run Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.620.9203 CltFoundation.org

BEST LOCATION TO HOST A CHARITY EVENT MOST RELEVANT ART GALLERY THE ARTISAN’S PALATE 1218-A East 36th Street Charlotte | 28205 | 980.209.9168 TheArtisanPalate.com BEST MUSEUM TO VIEW HARVEY GANTT 551 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.547.3700 GanttCenter.org BEST NEW ARCHITECTURE LOWE’S TECH HUB 100 West Worthington Avenue Charlotte | 28203 Lowes.com

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SKETCH COMEDY GROUP DINGLE DRAMA Charlotte Area | 704.246.7118 DingleDrama.com

FAVORITE ON-STAGE PERFORMANCE HAMILTON MUSICAL BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS 130 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.372.1000 BlumenthalArts.org BEST ONLINE LIFESTYLE JOURNAL CLT GUIDE CLTGuide.com FAVORITE PERFORMING ARTS GROUP ACTORS THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE 2132 Radcliffe Avenue Charlotte | 28207 | 704.342.2251 ATCharlotte.org PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY THE LIGHT FACTORY 700 NORTH TRYON STREET Charlotte | 28205 | 704.333.9755 LightFactory.org 22

THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE (THEATER VENUE) KNIGHT THEATRE AT LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS 430 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.372.1000 BlumenthalArts.org THEATER COMPANY STOREFRONT THEATRE COMPANY 8100 Old Waxhaw Monroe Road Waxhaw | 28173 | 704.243.7283 TheStoreFrontTheatre.org





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BEST ACAI BOWL BEST JUICE BAR GREEN BROTHERS JUICE CO. 2230 Park Road, S103 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.607.9541 7802-A Fairview Road Charlotte | 28226 | 704.576.9319 2725-B South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 980.293.1964 6432 Rea Road, SA-2 Charlotte | 28277 | 704.962.6248 16815 Cranlyn Road, SB Huntersville | 28078 | 980.402.8302 GreenBrothersJuice.com BEST ALL WRAPPED UP (WRAP) LEROY FOX 705 South Sharon Amity Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.366.3232 1616 Camden Road, S150 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.999.5101 LeroyFox.com BEST ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK SPOT BEST CHARCUTERIE GROUP OUTING CRAFT GROWLER SHOP AND TASTING ROOM 1320 South Church Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.207.3716 CraftGrowlerShop.com

BEST ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT (PIZZA PLACE) BENNY PENELLOS 2909 North Davidson Street, S100 Charlotte | 28205 | 980.949.8398 BennysVa.com/BennyPennellos BEST ASIAN FUSION (OTHER THAN CHINESE) WARMACK 1226 Central Avenue, SA Charlotte | 28204 | 704.503.9539 TheWarmack.com BEST ASSORTMENT OF CONDIMENTS CHICKEN SALAD COALTRANE’S CHAR GRILL 1518 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.265.1290 CoaltranesCharGrill.com BEST ASSORTMENT OF SLIDERS TASTIEST BAR FOOD ANGRY ALES 1518 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.3663 AngryAles.com BEST BAGELS EINSTEIN BAGELS Multiple Locations EinsteinBros.com

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For Voting Us Best of The City: Best Margarita Salt or no Salt Best Restaurant in Dilworth Best Guacamole Best Chips & Salsa

1301 East Blvd | Charlotte, NC 28203 | 980-938-8565


BEST BLENDED AND CHILLED (SMOOTHIES) CLEAN EATZ 2215 Ayrsley Town Boulevard Charlotte | 28273 | 980.585.4730 1800 Camden Road Charlotte | 28203 | 980.237.3383 CleanEatz.com BEST BBQ PLACE THE SMOKE PIT 796 Concord Pkwy North Concord | 28027 | 704.795.7573 TheSmokePitOnline.com BEST BED AND BREAKFAST MS. ELSIE’S CARIBBEAN BED & BREAKFAST 334 North Sharon Amity Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.365.5189 MsElsies.com BEST BETWEEN TWO BUNS JACKBEAGLES 125 South Main Street Mount Holly | 28120 | 704.461.8080 1404 West Morehead Street Charlotte | 28208 | 980.237.1281 3213 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.334.5140 JackBeagles.com BEST BISCUITS 300 EAST 300 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28202 | 704.332.6507 300east.net

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BEST BOSNIAN CUISINE BEST SERBIAN CUISINE EURO GRILL & CAFÉ 2719 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.343.9828 Facebook.com/EuroGrillCafe BEST BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE CHIMA STEAKHOUSE 139 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.601.4141 ChimaSteakhouse.com BEST BREAKFAST NOOK EDDIE’S PLACE 617 South Sharon Amity Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.601.4141 EddiesPlaceRestaurant.com BEST CARIBBEAN SOUL MAMA’S CARIBBEAN GRILL & BAR 1504 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.375.8414 MamasCaribbeanGrill.com


Best Catering

Best Chef


BEST CATERING YOUR AFFAIR FAVORITE CHEF, EDWIN CRUZ ARBOL EATERY 227 West Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.422.8880 MonarcaFoodGroup.com BEST CEVICHE CALLE SOL 1205 Thomas Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.565.8291 CalleSolCafe.com BEST CHEESE SHOP ORRMAN’S CHEESE 224 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.226.3025 OrrmansCheeseShop.com BEST CHEESESTEAK DD PECKERS 10403 Park Road, SE Charlotte | 28210 | 704.541.4113 DDPeckers.com BEST CHICKEN TENDERS QC POUR HOUSE 200 West Tremont Avenue, S101 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.219.7303 QCPourHouse.com

BEST CHOCOLATES HEAVEN TIFF’S TREATS Multiple Locations CookieDelivery.com BEST COFFEE HOUSE TO KICK BACK LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS COFFEE 4015 Craft Street, SA Charlotte | 28217 | 770.649.1384 LandOfaThousandHills.com BEST COMFORT FOOD TUPELO HONEY 101 South Tryon Street, S130 Charlotte | 28280 | 980.270.7268 TupeloHoneyCafe.com BEST CREPE RESTAURANT HAZELNUTS CREPERIE 224 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.919.0963 HazelnutsCreperie.com BEST CUBAN CUSINE EL PURO CUBAN RESTAURANT 5033 South Boulevard SH Charlotte | 28217 | 980.219.8339 ElPuroCubanRestaurant.com BEST CUPCAKE SHOP SWIRL 1640 Oakhurst Commons Drive, S103 Charlotte | 28205 | 704.258.1209 SwirlCLT.com

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BEST DEEP FRIED WITH OUT THE HOLE (DOUGHNUTS) PEPPERBOX DONUTS 101 West Worthington Avenue, S150 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.294.0150 Pepperbox.com BEST DELIVERY SERVICE (SERVED HOT TO GO) UBER EATS Ubr.to/ordereats BEST DESSED-UP LEMONADE, BLACKBERRY LEMONADE BEST FINGER LICKING GOOD (CHICKEN) BEST SIGNATURE APPETIZER, HORSERADISH MASHED POTATOES BEST TASTY SIDE DISHES THE EAGLE 2120 South Boulevard, S1 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.780.1570 EagleRestaurant.com BEST DIM SUM THE DUMPLING GIRLS (FOOD TRUCK) Charlotte | 704.421.4409 DumplingGirls.com

BEST DINING ON A BUDGET BEST LATE NIGHT EATS WILD WING CAFE Multiple Locations WildWingCafe.com BEST DOWN IN THE BAYOU (CAJUN AND CREOLE) BAYOU BETTY CAJUN EXPRESS (FOOD TRUCK) Charlotte | 704.564.6845 BayouBetty.com BEST DRIVE THROUGH (BEST FAST FOOD) CHICK-FI-LA Multiple Locations Chick-Fil-A.com BEST ENDLESS OPTIONS (BUFFET) MR TOKYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT Multiple Locations MrTokyoJapanese.com BEST FARM-TO-TABLE HAYMAKER 225 South Poplar Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.626.6116 HaymakerCLT.com BEST FARMERS MARKET SOUTH END FARMERS MARKET 2000 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 SouthEndMkt.com


BEST FIRST DATE NIGHT TO DINE BEST TAPAS LINCOLN STREET KITCHEN & COCKTAILS 1320 South Church Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.207.4494 LinclonStreetKitchen.com BEST FISH AND CHIPS THE WORKMAN’S FRIEND 1531 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.224.8234 TheWorkmansFriend.com BEST FOOD TRUCK DEEJAI FOOD TRUCK Charlotte | 704.925.5956 DeejaiFoodTruck.com FAVORITE FOODIE EVENT CLT BURGER WEEK CLTBurgerWeek.com BEST FOOTLONG (SUB SANDWICHES) JERSEY MIKE’S Multiple Locations JerseyMikes.com BEST FRENCH FRIES BEST LOCAL LUNCH SPOT FRENCH QUARTER 321 South Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.377.7415 FrenchQuarterCharlotte.com

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BEST FRESH AS CAN BE (DELICATESSEN) ADAMS 7TH STREET MARKET 401 Hawthorne Lane, S100 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.334.0001 Adams7StDeli.com BEST FRIED PICKLES BAD DADDIES Multiple Locations BadDaddysBurgerBar.com BEST FROZEN YOGURT DAY & NIGHT EXOTIC CEREAL BAR 127 Brevard Court Charlotte | 28202 | 980.298.6006 DayAndNightCereal.com BEST GELATO SHOP ARTISEN GELATO 301 West John Street Matthews | 28105 | 980.339.7405 ArtisenGelato.com BEST GLUTEN FREE BAKERY SOUTHERN OLIVE 8356 Charlotte Highway, S102 Fort Mill | 29707 | 803.547.6606 TheSouthernOlive.com


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BEST GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANT BEST NO FLESH (VEGETARIAN) SANCTUARY BISTRO 6414 Rea Road, C2 Charlotte | 28277 | 980.335.0908 SanctuaryBistro.com BEST GNOCCHI STAGIONI 715 Providence Road Charlotte | 28207 | 704.372.8110 StagioniCLT.com BEST GOURMET GROCERY STORE FRESH MARKET Multiple Locations TheFreshMarket.com BEST GOURMET RESTAURANT ROMANTIC RESTAURANT THE FIG TREE 1601 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.332.3322 CharlotteFigTree.com BEST GOURMET SANDWICH THE LOYALIST MARKET 435 North Trade Street, S102 Matthews | 28105 | 704.814.9866 TheLoyalistMarket.com BEST GREEK OPAL LITTLE VILLAGE GRILL 901 East 4th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.347.2184 Facebook.com/LittleVillageGrill

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BEST HEALTH FOOD MARKET BEST LOCAL ARTISANAL FOOD PRODUCT MOUNT BOWA FARMS Charlotte | 704.299.6674 MounaBowaFarms.com BEST HOT DOG THE GOOD WURST COMPANY 3001 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.613.8226 TheGoodWurst.com BEST ICE CREAM TWO SCOOPS ICE CREAM Multiple Locations TwoScoopsCreamery.com BEST INDIAN CUISINE MAHARANI INDIAN CUISINE 901 South Kings Drive, S115 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.200.9890 MaharaniIndianCuisine.com BEST JAPANESE CUISINE O-KU SUSHI 2000 South Boulevard, S510 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.594.1922 O-KuSushi.com BEST KOREAN CUISINE IRON DISH KOREAN BBQ 9605 North Tryon Street, SH Charlotte | 28262 | 980.225.7378 IronDishkBBQ.com



BEST LAKESIDE DINING NORTH HARBOR CLUB 100 North Harbor Place, SD Davidson | 28036 | 704.896.5559 NorthHarborClub.com BEST LATINO (OTHER THAN MEXICAN) CUISINE PAPI PUERTO RICAN RESTAURANT CUISINE 440 East McCullough Drive, S123 Charlotte | 28262 | 980.207.4253 PapisPuertoRicanCuisine.com BEST LOCAL FOODIE INFLUENCER CLT FOOD GIRL Charlotte | @CLTFoodGirl Linktr.ee/CLTFoodGirl BEST LOTS OF NOODLES (ITALIAN) MAMA RICOTTAS 601 South Kings Drive, AA Charlotte | 28204 | 704.343.0148 MamaRicottas.com BEST LOW-CARB LUNCH ROASTING COMPANY 1521 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.521.8188 122 South Oakland Avenue Rock Hill | 29730 | 704.521.8188 RoastingCo.com

BEST MEAL PREPARED SERVICE/COMPANY GATHERED 1520 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 GatheredCLT.com MEXICAN (SOUTH OF THE BORDER) CUISINE LA CAPITAL MX 1910 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.870.7555 LaCapitalMxCLT.com BEST MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE JASMINE GRILL 920 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.236.7116 JasmineGrillCharlotte.com FAVORITE INVITING AMBIANCE BARCELONA WINE BAR 101 West Worthington Avenue, S190 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.741.0300 BarcelonaWineBar.com BEST NACHO’S NACHO BUSINESS FOOD TRUCK Lake Wylie & Charlotte Area 803.984.4817 | NachoBusinessTruck.com BEST NOODLES & CHEESE (BEST MAC-N-CHEESE) KID CASHEW 1608 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.208.4148 KidCashew.com

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Every Hour is Happy Hour One of Uptown’s Oldest Establishments

“SERVING CHARLOTTE 35+ YEARS” LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM ROMARE BEARDON PARK AND BB&T BALLPARK, THE PRE AND POST SPOT FOR YOUR CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS, AND THE LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVENTS!

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Mon. 11am - 9pm Tue. - Thu. 11am - 10am Fri. 11am - 10pm Sat. 11 am - 10pm Open Sunday's for Home Panthers and Charlotte FC Games Bar Is Open Till Last Call

CHECK OUT OUR SOCIALS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS.

321 S. Church St. 704.377.7415 - Located in Historical Brevard Court FrenchQuarterCharlotte.com


FAVORITE OUTDOOR DINING WITH A VIEW MERCHANT AND TRADE 303 South Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.445.2550 MerchantAndTrade.com BEST OYSTER BAR THE WATERMAN FISH BAR 2729 South Boulevard, SD Charlotte | 28203 | 704.275 5558 WatermanCLT.com

BEST POLISH CUISINE WALDHORN RESTAURANT 12101 Lancaster Highway Pineville | 28134 | 704.540.7047 Waldhorn.us

FAVORITE PASTRY CHEF, SILVAN RIVET BEST TO DIE FOR DESSERTS RENAISSANCE PATISSERIE 6401 Morrison Boulevard, S4A Charlotte | 28211 | 980.819.8771 RenaissancePatisserie.com

BEST PRIVATE PARTY ROOM NORFOLK HALL 2905 Griffith Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.225.7906 NorfolkHall.com

BEST PASTRY SHOP MANOLO’S BAKERY 4405-C Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.568.2120 ManolosBakery.com

BEST RAMEN SILVERLAKE 8694 Concord Mills Boulevard Concord | 28027 | 980.585.2008 2041 South Boulevard, U107 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.299.2400 SilverlakeRamen.com

BEST POKE BOWL ZUKKU SUSHI 1115 North Brevard Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.940.8095 ZukkuSushi.com

BEST RAW BAR ROCK SALT 512 Brandywine Road, S500 Charlotte | 28209 | 704.503.9945 RockSaltRestaurants.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT FOR GROUPS BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH SUFFOLK PUNCH 2911 Griffith Street, SA Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.8650 TheSuffolkPunch.com

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WARM, delicious

& MADE TO ORDER! CHARLOTTE

1710 Kenilworth Avenue, #220 Mon-Wed, 6am-3pm Thurs-Fri, 6am-7pm Sat, 7am-7pm Sun, 7am-3pm

HUNTERSVILLE

9931-C Rose Commons Drive Mon-Wed, 6am-3pm Thurs-Fri, 6am-7pm Sat, 7am-7pm Sun, 7am-3pm

@DuckDonuts Duck Donuts/Charlotte Duck Donuts/Huntersville

DUCKDONUTS.COM


FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN BALLANTYNE MIRO 12239 N. Community House Road, S102 Charlotte | 28277 | 704.540.7374 MiroSpanishGrille.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN DILWORTH BEST CHIPS AND SALSA BEST GUACAMOLE BAKERSFIELD TACOS TEQUILA WHISKEY 1301 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.938.856 BakersfieldTacos.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN ELIZABETH CRUNKLETON 1957 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.919.0104 TheCrunkleton.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN LAKE NORMAN CHOPLINS 19700 One Norman Boulevard, SC Cornelius | 28031 | 704.892.4800 ChoplinsRestaurant.com

FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN MATTHEWS CHAR BAR NO. 7 3118 Fincher Farm Road Matthews | 28105 | 704.814.0208 CharBar7.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN MYERS PARK BEST KINGDOM OF THAI DEEJAI THAI RESTAURANT 613 Providence Road Charlotte | 28207 | 704.333.7884 DeejaiThai.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN NODA THE GOODYEAR HOUSE 3032 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.910.0132 TheGoodyearHouseCharlotte.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN PLAZA MIDWOOD BEST RESTAURANT THAT OPENED IN 2021 SUPPERLAND 1212 The Plaza Charlotte | 28205 | 704.817.7514 Supper.land

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THANK YOU

FOR VOTING US BEST OF THE CITY: Finger Licking Good Chicken Tasty Side Dishes Horseradish Mashed Potatoes Dressed Up Lemonade Blackberry Lemonade

2120 South Blvd – 704.780.1570

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FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN SOUTH END BEST BUFFALO AS IN WINGS BEST OVERALL MENU TROLLEY BARN FERMATORY 2104 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.938-0984 TrolleyBarnCLT.com RESTAURANT IN SOUTHPARK COWFISH 4310 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.365.1922 TheCowfish.com RESTAURANT IN UNIVERSITY HICKORY TAVERN 9010 Harris Corners Parkway Charlotte | 28269 | 704.921.4466 TheHickoryTavern.com RESTAURANT IN UPTOWN 204 NORTH KITCHEN AND COCKTAILS 204 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.3747 204North.com

RESTAURANT INTERIOR FRENCH CUISINE LE BELLE HELENE 300 South Tryon Street, S100 Charlotte | 28202 | 980.209.0941 LaBelleHeleneRestaurant.com RESTAURANT TO NETWORK IN BEST STEAK HOUSE (MEAT AND POTATOES) STEAK 48 4425 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 980.580.4848 Steak48.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW HELLO SAILOR 20210 Henderson Road Cornelius | 28031 | 704.997.5365 HelloSailorNC.com BEST RIBS (FINGER LICKIN GOOD) MIDWOOD SMOKEHOUSE Multiple Locations MidwoodSmokehouse.com

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BEST ROLL IT UP (SUSHI) YAMA ASIAN FUSION 720 Governor Morrison Street, S130 Charlotte | 28211 | 704.295.0905 YamaAsianFusion.com BEST SAKE SELECTION TSUKI HOUSE JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE AND SUSHI BAR 3429 Toringdon Way, S100 Charlotte | 28277 | 704 752.7688 TsukiHouse.com BEST SALAD (THE GREENS) CHOPT Multiple Locations ChoptSalad.com BEST SERVED ON A TORTILLA (TACOS) LA POBLANITA 1925 Westinghouse Boulevard Charlotte | 28273 | 704.588.5700 LaPoblanitaNC.com BEST SHRIMP & GRITS CAJUN QUEEN 1800 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.377.9017 CajunQueen.com

BEST SOUL FOOD MERT’S HEART & SOUL 214 North College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.342.4222 MertsCharlotte.com BEST SPANISH CUISINE POPLAR TAPAS, WINE & SPIRITS 224 West 10th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.940.5757 PoplarCharlotte.com FAVORITE SPECIAL OCCASION BEEF AND BOTTLE 4538 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.523.9977 BeefAndBottle.net BEST SURF’N’TURF THE CAPITAL GRILL 201 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.348.1400 TheCapitalGrille.com BEST SWEET TEA MCKOY’S SMOKEHOUSE AND SALOON 4630 Old Pineville Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.523.6330 McKoys.net


BEST TALL GLASS OF MILK (MILKSHAKE) COOK OUT Multiple Locations CookOut.com BEST TASTY TOPPINGS (FOR PIZZA) EMMY SQUARED PIZZA 1508 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.672.0993 1932 Hawkins Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.839.2700 EmmySquaredPizza.com BEST TEA SPOT GONG CHA 601 South Kings Drive, SK Charlotte | 28204 | 980.613.8712 GongChaCLT.com BEST FRESHEST CATCH (SEAFOOD) LUCKY FISH SEAFOOD MARKET 1427 South Boulevard, S105 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.756.8880 LuckyFishNV.com THE OTHER WRAP (BURRITO) EL THRIFTY CLT 1115 North Brevard Street, S100 Charlotte | 28206 | 980.949.7837 ElThrifty.com

BEST TRADITIONAL DINER BIG VIEW DINER 16637 Lancaster Highway Charlotte | 28277 | 704.544.0313 BigViewRestaurant.com BEST VIETNAMESE CUISINE LANG VAN 3019 Shamrock Drive Charlotte | 28215 | 704.246.3401 LangVanRestaurant.com BEST WOK ON THE WILD SIDE (CHINESE) GOLDEN TAIPEI CHINESE RESTAURANT 8511 Davis Lake Parkway Charlotte | 28269 | 704.494.8688 GoldenTaipeiCharlotte.com BEST WORTH TIPPING (BEST SERVICE IN TOWN) THE MEN’S CLUB 444 Tyvola Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.525.8525 MensClub.com

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FAVORITE PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN DR. SHUKLA, MD, NOVANT HEALTH RANDOLPH FAMILY MEDICINE 1918 Randolph Road, S275 Charlotte | 28207 | 704.384.1354 NHRandolphFamilyMedicine.org

BEST ORTHODONTIST SELDEN ORTHODONTICS 2325 West Arbors Drive, S106 Charlotte | 28262 | 704.992.1022 SeldenSmiles.com

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FAVORITE ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR MATTHEW JOHN GESWELL, MD, MUSC HEALTH ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE 1040 Edgewater Parkway Indian Land | 29707 | 803.416.5410 MuscHealth.org

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FAVORITE HARD SELTZER (LOCAL) FAVORITE MONDAY NIGHT PLACE SUMMIT SELTZER 2215 Thrift Road, SB Charlotte | 28208 | 980.819.6416 SummitSeltzer.com FAVORITE HARD SELTZER (NATIONAL) VIZZY HARD SELTZER VizzyHardSeltzer.com BEST HIPSTER BAR BILLY JACKS SHACK 3220 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.817.8231 BillyJacksShack.com BEST HOOKAH LOUNGE FAVORITE LOUNGE TABOO LOUNGE 710 West Trade Street, SH Charlotte | 28202 | 980.859.1078 TabooLoungeCharlotte.com BEST HOTEL BAR MERCHANT AND TRADE 303 South Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.445.2550 MerchantAndTrade.com

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BEST MAGICAL MARTINI MENU LINK & PIN Multiple Locations LinkAndPin.com FAVORITE MIXOLOGIST BOB PETERS, INNOVATIVE COCKTAILS & CONSULTING Charlotte | BobPeters.net FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (BALLANTYNE) BRADSHAW SOCIAL HOUSE 8440 Rea Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.543.7351 BradshawSocialHouse.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (DILWORTH) FAVORITE ENDLESS MIMOSAS ED’S TAVERN 2200 Park Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.335.0033 EdsTavern.com

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