Best of Durham

Best of Durham 2019 winners

*All results listed in alphabetical order.

Dining

Overall Restaurant
Gocciolina
Mateo Bar de Tapas
M Sushi
NanaSteak

New Restaurant
Cucciolo Osteria
Eastcut Sandwich Bar
East Durham Bake Shop
Hutchins Garage

Burger
Bull City Burger and Brewery
Burger Bach
Only Burger
Town Hall Burger & Beer

Fries
Bull City Burger and Brewery
Burger Bach
Eastcut Sandwich Bar
The Federal

Sandwiches
Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Lucky’s Delicatessen
Parker and Otis
Toast

Breakfast/Brunch
Elmo’s Diner
Monuts
The Refectory Cafe
Vin Rouge

Coffee Shop
Bean Traders
Beyu Caffè
Cocoa Cinnamon
Joe Van Gogh

Dessert/Pastries
East Durham Bake Shop
Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Biergarten
Loaf
The Mad Hatter’s Cafe & Bakeshop

Place for a Date Night
Littler
Mateo Bar de Tapas
M Sushi
NanaSteak

Place for Vegetarians
Goorsha
Happy + Hale
Luna Rotisserie & Empanadas
The Refectory Cafe

Barbecue
Backyard BBQ Pit
The Original Q Shack
Picnic
The Pit

Seafood
M Sushi
Saint James Seafood
Saltbox Seafood Joint
Vin Rouge

Mexican Food
Dos Perros
Gonza Tacos y Tequila
La Vaquita Taqueria
NuvoTaco

Asian Food
Dashi
Juju
M Kokko
M Sushi

Sushi
M Sushi
Sake Bomb
Shiki Sushi Asian Bistro
Sushi Love

Indian Food
NaanStop Indian Cuisine
Sitar Indian Cuisine
Tandoor Indian Restaurant (RTP)
Viceroy

Latin/Caribbean Food
Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken
COPA
Gonza Tacos y Tequila
Luna Rotisserie & Empanadas

Greek/Mediterranean Food
Bleu Olive
Neomonde
Parizade
Saladelia Cafe

Italian Food
Gocciolina
Mothers & Sons Trattoria
Pizzeria Toro
Pulcinella's

Pizza
Hutchins Garage
Pie Pushers
Pizzeria Toro
Pompieri Pizza

Place to Buy Frozen Treats
Goodberry's Frozen Custard
Locopops
The Parlour
Rose's Noodles, Dumplings & Sweets

Kid-Friendly Restaurant
City Barbecue
Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Elmo’s Diner
Pompieri Pizza

Food Truck
American Meltdown
Boricua Soul
Chirba Chirba Dumpling
Soomsoom Pita Pockets

Chef
Aaron Benjamin, Gocciolina
Matt Kelly, Mateo and Saint James Seafood
Michael Lee, M Kokko, M Sushi and M Tempura
Ricky Moore, Saltbox Seafood Joint
Thomas Card, Counting House at 21c Museum Hotel

Catering
Foster's Market
Neomonde
The Original Q Shack
Saladelia Cafe

Cocktails
Alley Twenty Six
Bar Virgile
Counting House
The Durham Hotel

Wine Shop
Bulldega Urban Market
Hope Valley Wine & Beverage
Total Wine & More
Wine Authorities

Wine Selection
Bar Brunello
Mateo Bar de Tapas
NanaSteak
Vin Rouge

Craft Alcoholic Beverages
Brothers Vilgalys Spirits
Bull City Ciderworks
Durham Distillery
Honeygirl Meadery

Brewery
Bull City Burger and Brewery
Fullsteam
Hi-Wire Brewing
Ponysaurus

Beer Shop
Beer Durham
Beer Study
Growler Grlz
Sam’s Bottle Shop

Beer Selection
Burger Bach
Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Hutchins Garage
Sam’s Bottle Shop

Retail

Gift Store
Little Shop of Horror
Morgan Imports
Parker and Otis
Smitten Boutique

Jewelry Store
Atelier N Fine Jewelry
Hamilton Hill
Jewelsmith
Light Years

Clothing Store
Dolly's Vintage
Fifi's Fine Resale Apparel
Smitten Boutique
Vert & Vogue

Thrift Store
Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Store
Pennies for Change
The Scrap Exchange
TROSA Thrift Store

Home Furnishings & Accessories
Bungalow
Indio
Morgan Imports
Vintage Home South

Services

Vet
Colony Park Animal Hospital
Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital
Park Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care
Southpoint Animal Hospital

Pet Sitting
Camp Bow Wow – North Durham
Creature Comforts Inn
Park Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care
Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa

Car Wash
Bull City Car Wash
The Durham Ritz Car Wash & Detail Center
Lightning McClean Carwash
TC's of Durham

Optometrist/Ophthalmologist
Duke Eye Center
N.C. Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat
Dr. Tonica Johnson, Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Durham
Upchurch Optical

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
Duke Plastic Surgery
Gunn Plastic Surgery Center
New Image MD
Southpoint Plastic Surgery

Event Planner
A Swanky Affair
Events by Emily
Soigné Events
The Wedding Woman

Accountant
Anthony F. Armento, CPA, PC
Balentine & Borg, PLLC
Hutchings & Hutchings [DMJ & Co.]
Nelson & Co., PA

Place to Get in Shape
Fitness @ The Cube
Fitness World
Planet Fitness
YMCA

Yoga/Pilates/Barre Center
Bikram Yoga Durham
Fitness @ The Cube
Hot Asana Yoga Studio
InsideOut Body Therapies
Yoga Off East

Bank
BB&T
Coastal Credit Union
State Employees Credit Union
Wells Fargo

Spa
Bella Trio Day Spa & Salon
La Vie Nail Spa
Massage Envy
The Retreat at Brightleaf

Salon
Atmosp’hair Salon
Fuss & Bother
Posh The Salon
Union Hair Studio

Professional Photographer
Anna Carson DeWitt Photography
BarrowImages Photography
Fancy This Photography
G. Lin Photography
Riley MacLean Photography

Lawyer
Autumn Osborne, Ellis Family Law
Gray Ellis, Ellis Family Law
Tara Nichols, Nichols Law Firm

Real Estate Agent
Bill Stevenson
Lisa Ellis
Paula Walls
Theresa Olson

Real Estate Company
Classic Carolina Realty
Real Estate by Design
RED Collective
Spotlight Realty

Hotel
21c Museum Hotel
The Durham Hotel
Unscripted Durham
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

New Business
Barley Labs
Elevated Perspective
Hutchins Garage
Skin Vitality

Home & Garden

Builder
BuildSense Inc.
CQC Home
CT Wilson Construction
G Crabtree Spaces

Architect
Belk Architecture
BuildSense Inc.
Ellen Cassilly Architect
RND Architects

Landscaper
Bountiful Backyards
For Garden's Sake
New Leaf Landscaping
TROSA Lawn Care

Landscape Architect
Coulter Jewell Thames
Landscape Logic
Rob Emerson, Emerson Land Planning
Surface 678

Roofer
Alpine Roofing
The Aluminum Company of North Carolina
Chief Roofing
Pickard Roofing Company

Painter
CertaPro Painters of Durham
Gonzalez Painters and Contractors
Graduate Custom Painting
Hansell Painting Company
Zarazua Painting

Kitchen Designer
CQC Home
G Crabtree Spaces
The Kitchen Specialist
Linda Dickerson Interiors

Interior Design
Linda Dickerson Interiors
LK Design
nBaxter Design
Sew Fine II Interiors

Florist
Flowers by Gary
Ninth Street Flowers
Pine State Flowers
Sanders Florist

Neighborhood
Hope Valley
Old North Durham
Trinity Park
Watts-Hillandale
Woodcroft

Arts & Entertainment

Dance Studio
Barriskill Dance Theatre School
Dance Theatre South
Empower Dance Studio
Ninth Street Dance

Venue for Community Theater
The Carolina Theatre
Durham Fruit & Produce Company
Hayti Heritage Center
Reynolds Industries Theater (Duke Performances)

Venue for Live Music (Large)
American Tobacco Amphitheater
Baldwin Auditorium (Duke Performances)
The Carolina Theatre
Durham Performing Arts Center

Venue for Live Music (Small)
The Blue Note Grill
Hayti Heritage Center
Motorco Music Hall
The Pinhook

Art Gallery
21c Museum Hotel Gallery
The Carrack Modern Art
Durham Arts Council
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Museum
Museum of Durham History
Museum of Life and Science
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
NCCU Art Museum

Event Space
Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus
The Cotton Room
The Rickhouse
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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