Staff Picks

Best Concert of Past 12 Months

Best Local Artist

Best Commercial Fine Artist

Best Local Actor

Best Local Actress

Best Performing Arts Group

Best Gay/Lesbian Bar

Best Local Author

Best Local Band/Artist

Best Local Songwriter

Best Local Male Vocalist

Best Local Female Vocalist

Best Local Music Scene Figure

Best Attempt at Ballot-Stuffing

Best Art Gallery

Best Concert Venue

Best New Store (Opened in the Last 12 Months)

Best Radio Station

Local Hero

Best Art Exhibit

Best Closed Restaurant (Closed in Last 12 Months)

Best Clothing Store

Best Radio Personality

Best Drive-Time Radio Show

Best Hair Salon

Best Music Event of Past 12 Months

Best Club for Music

Best Late-Night Restaurant

Best Local Charity

Best Tattoo Parlor

Best TV Newcast

Best Club for Dancing

Best Curator

Best Piercing Parlor

Best Restaurant Wine List

Best TV Anchor

Best Health Club

Best Member of Local Government

Best Place for a First Date

Best Southern Country/Soul Restaurant

Best Theatre Company

Best TV Meteorologist

Best Audio/Video Store

Best Gourmet/Specialty Food Store

Best TV Sports Anchor

Best Computer Store

Best Health Food Store

Best TV News Reporter

Bigots of the Year

Best Place to Buy CDs

Best Print Reporter

Old Hickory House

Best Coffeehouse

Best Local Columnist

Best Local Comedians

Best Pool Hall

Best Bowling Alley

Best Place to Find a Present for Someone

Best Takeout

Local Columnist You're Sick Of

Best Bike Shop

Best Neighborhood Bar

Best Sidewalk Stand

Local Issue That Needs More Attention

Best Film Series

Best Lawn & Garden Shop

Best Pizza

Local Boy or Girl Made Bad

Local Issue You're Sick Of

Best Deli

Best Hardware Store

Best Sports Bar

Best Video/DVD Rental Selection

Best Asian

Best European

Best Independent Bookstore

Best Strip Club

Best Chain Bookstore

Best Latino

Best Place Still Open After 2AM

Best Beer Selection

Best Ethnic (Not Specified Above)

Best Used Bookstore

Best New Band (Formed in Last 12 Months)

Best Steak House

Best Restaurant for Vegetarians

Best Emerging Band

Best Sushi

Best French Fries

Best Fried Chicken

Best Hamburger

Best Hot Dog

Best Ice Cream

Best Wings

Best Sandwich

Best Bakery

Best Movie Theater (Quality of Films)

Best Movie Theater (Quality of Presentation)

Best Club/Party DJ

Best New Store (Opened In Last 12 Months)

Local Hero

Local Zero

Best Activist (Individual Or Group)

Best Shoe Store

Best Local Charity

Best Local TV Newscast

Best New Artist

Best Local TV Personality

Best New Slogan For Charlotte

Best Tattoo/Piercing Parlor

Best Gourmet/Specialty Food Store

Best Local TV Sports Anchor

Best Member Of Local Government

Best Audio/Video Store

Best Health Food Store

Best Local TV News Reporter

Worst Member Of Local Government

Best Local Newspaper Reporters

Best Local Columnist

Best Performing Arts Group

Best Place To Buy Cds

Best Unsung Environmental Activist

Best Barbecue

Local Columnist You’re Sick Of

The Lemons-Out-Of-Lemonade Award

Biggest Waste Of Tax Money

Local Issue That Needs More Attention

Best Display Of Clueless Arrogance

Best Place To Find A Present For Someone

Local Issue You’re Sick Of

Best Candidate To Lead Stress-Relief Classes For CMS Teachers

Best Takeout Or Sidewalk Stand

Best Local Athlete

Best Diner

Local Boy Or Girl Made Bad

Charlotte’s Sexiest Man

Best Asian (Other Than Chinese Or Indian)

Best Chain Bookstore

Best Italian

Best Used Bookstore

Best European (Other Than Greek Or Italian)

Best Museum

Best New Band, Formed In Last 12 Months

Best Local Band/Artist

Best Mexican

Best Local Songwriter

Best Local Male Vocalist

Best Place To Jog

Best Local Female Vocalist

Best Place To Get Back To Nature

Best Restaurant For Vegetarians

Best Club/Party DJ

Best Place To People-Watch

Best Day Trip

Best Golf Course

Best New Restaurant (Opened in Last 12 Months)

Best Concert Of Past 12 Months

Best Club For Dancing

Best New Club

Best Breakfast

Best Computer Store

Best Impersonation Of A Good Ol’ Downhome Gal

Best College Hangout

Best Place To Buy Dvds

Best Pool Hall

Best Bowling Alley

Best Neighborhood Bar

Best-Dressed Public Figure

Best Strip Club

Charlotte’s Sexiest Woman

Best Happy Hour

Lamest New Theme Park

Best Beer Selection

Best Thing To Show Off To Out-Of-Town Guests

Best Martini Selection

Best Locally Made Desserts

Best Place To Live In Charlotte

Worst Intersection

Best Art Gallery

Best Concert Venue (Large)

Best New Restaurant (Opened In Last 12 Months)

Best Radio Station

Best Art Exhibit

Best Clothing Store

Best Concert Venue (Small)

Best Radio Personality

Best Special Occasion Restaurant

Best Drive-Time Radio Show

Best Late-Night Restaurant

Best Local Artist

Best Special Occasion Restaurant

Best Club For Music

Best Hair Salon

Best Restaurant Wine List

Best Feel-Good Art Show

Best Southern Country/Soul Food Restaurant

Best Health Club

Best Theater Company

Best Karaoke

Best Local Male Actor

Best College Hangout

Best College Hangout

Best Local Female Actor

Best Jukebox

Best Lunch

Best Place For A First Date

Best New Performing Arts Phenomenon

Best Buffet

Best Jukebox

Best Performing Arts Team Player

Best Sex Paraphernalia Store

Best Coffeehouse (Specify Location)

Best Performing Arts Promoter

Best Bike Shop

Best Downtown Bar

Best Performing Arts Sport

Best Pet Store

Best Lawn & Garden Shop

Best Performing Arts Overachiever

Best Seafood

Best Downtown Bar

Best Hardware Store

Best Movie Theater (Quality Of Presentation)

Best Pizza

Best Deli

Best Movie Theater (Quality Of Films)

Best Sports Bar

Local Boy Or Girl Made Good

Best Film Series

Best Gay/Lesbian Bar

Best Chinese

Best Video/Dvd Rental Selection

Best Indian

Best Local Author

Best Place Still Open After 2 A.M.

Best Independent Bookstore

Best Greek

Best Hotel

Best Smoothies

Best Comeback Band

Best Latino (Other Than Mexican)

Best Festival

Best Steak House

Best Fried Chicken

Best Rotisserie Chicken

Best Hamburger

BEST ART GALLERY

BEST NEW RESTAURANT (OPENED IN LAST 12 MONTHS)

BEST NEW STORE (OPENED IN LAST 12 MONTHS)

BEST RADIO STATION

LOCAL HERO

BEST ART EXHIBIT

BEST CLOTHING STORE

BEST CONCERT VENUE (LARGE)

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY

BEST SPLURGE

LOCAL ZERO

BEST ACTIVIST (INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP)

BEST BUDGET

BEST CONCERT OF PAST 12 MONTHS

BEST CONCERT VENUE (MEDIUM/SMALL)

BEST RADIO SHOW

BEST SHOE STORE

BEST CLUB FOR MUSIC

BEST HAIR SALON

BEST LATE-NIGHT

BEST LOCAL TV NEWSCAST

BEST NEW SLOGAN FOR CHARLOTTE

BEST PUBLIC ARTWORK

BEST CLUB FOR DANCING

BEST GALLERY CRAWL

BEST HEALTH CLUB

BEST LOCAL CHARITY

BEST LOCAL TV ANCHOR

BEST RESTAURANT WINE LIST

BEST KARAOKE

BEST LOCAL ARTIST

BEST LOCAL TV METEOROLOGIST

BEST MEMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

BEST SOUTHERN COMFORT FOOD

BEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR/SCHOOL

BEST AUDIO/VIDEO STORE

BEST GOURMET/SPECIALTY FOOD STORE

BEST LOCAL TV SPORTS ANCHOR

BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE

BEST VISUAL GUMBO

WORST MEMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

BAR WITH HOTTEST MEMBERS OF OPPOSITE/SAME SEX

BEST BREAKFAST

BEST COMPUTER STORE

BEST LOCAL TV NEWS REPORTER

BEST THEATER COMPANY

PUBLIC OFFICIAL MOST IN NEED OF TASERING

BEST LOCAL ACTOR

BEST LOCAL NEWSPAPER REPORTER

BEST LUNCH

BEST PLACE TO BUY CDS

BEST POOL HALL

BEST USE OF TAX MONEY

BEST BOWLING ALLEY

BEST BRUNCH

BEST LOCAL ACTRESS

BEST LOCAL MAGAZINE

BEST PLACE TO BUY DVDS

BIGGEST WASTE OF TAX MONEY

BEST BARBECUE

BEST LOCAL BLOG

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

BEST PERFORMING ARTS GROUP

BEST SEX PARAPHERNALIA STORE

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

BEST DOWNTOWN BAR

BEST EVENT BARBECUE

BEST LOCAL COLUMNIST

BEST PLACE TO FIND A PRESENT FOR SOMEONE

BEST REP IMITATION

DUMB IDEA OF THE YEAR

BEST NEW SPICE OF LIFE

BEST PET SUPPLY STORE

BEST SPORTS BAR

LOCAL COLUMNIST YOU’RE SICK OF

THE WHERE’S WALDO? AWARD

BEST BIKE SHOP

BEST COFFEEHOUSE

BEST GAY/LESBIAN BAR

BEST MOVIE THEATER (QUALITY OF PRESENTATION)

LOCAL ISSUE THAT NEEDS MORE ATTENTION

THE MARIE ANTOINETTE PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR

BEST BAR/RESTAURANT PATIO

BEST ENVIRONMENTALIST MADISON AVENUE CAN BUY

BEST HARDWARE STORE

BEST MOVIE THEATER (QUALITY OF FILMS)

BEST TAKEOUT

LOCAL ISSUE YOU’RE SICK OF

BEST SEAFOOD

BEST STRIP CLUB

BEST VIDEO/DVD RENTAL SELECTION

BEYOND ANNOYING AWARD

BEST DIVE BAR

BEST FILM SERIES

BEST LOCAL ATHLETES

BEST PIZZA

BEST DELI

BEST INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE

BEST-LOOKING BAR STAFF

CHARLOTTE’S SEXIEST MAN

BEST CHAIN BOOKSTORE

BEST PLACE OPEN UNTIL 2 A.M.

CHARLOTTE’S SEXIEST WOMAN

BEST CHINESE

BEST NEWCOMER TO THE CHARLOTTE SCENE

BEST PLACE OPEN AFTER 2 A.M.

BEST USED BOOKSTORE

BEST BEER SELECTION

BEST JAPANESE

BEST LOCAL AUTHOR

BEST THING TO SHOW OFF TO OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS

BEST COCKTAIL SELECTION

BEST INDIAN

BEST NEW BAND (FORMED IN LAST 12 MONTHS)

BEST NEW BUILDING/ATTRACTION

BEST ASIAN (OTHER THAN CHINESE, JAPANESE OR INDIAN)

BEST DRINK SPECIALS

BEST LOCAL BAND/ARTIST

MOST MISSED OLD BUILDING

BEST ITALIAN

BEST LOCAL SONGWRITER

WORST EYESORE

BEST EUROPEAN (OTHER THAN ITALIAN)

BEST HOTEL

BEST LOCAL MALE VOCALIST

BEST LOCAL FEMALE VOCALIST

BEST MEXICAN (TRADITIONAL)

BEST MUSEUM

BEST CLUB/PARTY DJ

BEST MEXICAN (CHEF-DRIVEN)

BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN CHARLOTTE

BEST LATINO (OTHER THAN MEXICAN)

BEST PRE-GAME HANGOUT DOWNTOWN

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN

WORST INTERSECTION

BEST FESTIVAL

BEST STEAK HOUSE

BEST PLACE FOR OUTDOOR EXERCISE

BEST RESTAURANT FOR VEGETARIANS

BEST PLACE TO GET BACK TO NATURE

BEST SUSHI

BEST MILKSHAKES

BEST PLACE TO PEOPLE-WATCH

BEST GOLF COURSE

BEST SMOOTHIES

BEST APPETIZERS

BEST DESSERTS

BEST FRENCH FRIES

BEST FRIED CHICKEN

BEST HAMBURGER

BEST HOT DOG

BEST ICE CREAM

BEST WINGS

BEST TACO CART (OR TRUCK)

BEST LOCALLY MADE FOOD PRODUCT

BEST BUFFET

BEST DINER

BEST ACTIVIST (INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP)

BEST LOCAL CHARITY

BEST NEW SLOGAN FOR CHARLOTTE

WORST MEMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

WORST POLICING TREND

LOUSIEST PROTEST GROUP

BEST ART GALLERY

BEST CONCERT VENUE (LARGE)

BEST NEW RESTAURANT (OPENED IN LAST 12 MONTHS)

BEST NEW STORE (OPENED IN LAST 12 MONTHS)

BEST RADIO STATION

LOCAL HERO

BEST ART EXHIBIT

BEST CLOTHING STORE

BEST CONCERT VENUE (MEDIUM)

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY

BEST SPLURGE RESTAURANT

LOCAL ZERO

BEST CHEAP RESTAURANT

BEST CONCERT VENUE (SMALL)

BEST LOCO-GALLERIES

BEST RADIO SHOW

BEST SHOE STORE

BEST CONCERT OF PAST 12 MONTHS

BEST HAIR SALON

BEST LATE-NIGHT EATERY

BEST LOCAL ARTIST

BEST LOCAL TV ANCHOR

BEST CLUB FOR MUSIC

BEST LOCAL TV METEOROLOGIST

BEST RESTAURANT WINE LIST

BEST THEATER COMPANY

BEST ACTOR

BEST CLUB FOR DANCING

BEST LOCAL TV SPORTS ANCHOR

BEST MEMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

BEST SOUTHERN COUNTRY/SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT

BEST ACTRESS

BEST AUDIO/VIDEO STORE (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST GOURMET/SPECIALTY FOOD STORE

BEST KARAOKE

BEST LOCAL TV NEWS REPORTER

BEST BREAKFAST

BEST LOCAL NEWSPAPER REPORTER

BEST PERFORMING ARTS GROUP

BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE

PUBLIC OFFICIAL MOST IN NEED OF TASERING

BAR WITH HOTTEST MEMBERS OF OPPOSITE/SAME SEX

BEST FIRST LEAP

BEST LOCAL MAGAZINE

BEST LUNCH

BEST BRUNCH

BEST LAST LEAP

BEST POOL HALL

BEST POST-PRINT JOURNALISTS

BEST BOWLING ALLEY

BEST HIGH DIVE

BEST TAKEOUT

BEST USE OF TAX MONEY

MOST TWEET-RIFIC

BEST BARBECUE

BEST LOCAL COLUMNIST

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

BEST PLACE TO FIND A PRESENT FOR SOMEONE

BEST REAL ESTATE SPECULATOR

BIGGEST WASTE OF TAX MONEY

BEST BUFFET

BEST DOWNTOWN BAR

BEST LOCAL ATHLETE

BEST MOVIE THEATER (QUALITY OF PRESENTATION)

LOCAL COLUMNIST YOU’RE SICK OF

BEST COFFEE (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST MOVIE THEATER (QUALITY OF FILMS)

BEST SPORTS BAR

BEST THING TO SHOW OFF TO OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS

BEST COFFEE EXPERIENCE

BEST GAY/LESBIAN BAR

BEST HARDWARE STORE

BEST NEW BUILDING/ATTRACTION

BEST BAR/RESTAURANT PATIO

BEST FILM SERIES

BEST STEAK HOUSE

MOST MISSED OLD BUILDING

BEST BOOKSTORE (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

BEST STRIP CLUB

WORST EYESORE

BEST COMIC BOOK SHOP

BEST DIVE BAR

BEST HOTEL

BEST PIZZA

BEST CHINESE

BEST MUSEUM

BEST NEW BAND, FORMED IN LAST 12 MONTHS

BEST-LOOKING BAR STAFF

BEST AREA TO LIVE IN CHARLOTTE

BEST JAPANESE

BEST LOCAL BAND/ARTIST

BEST PLACE OPEN UNTIL 2 A.M.

BEST INDIAN

BEST LOCAL SONGWRITER

BEST PLACE OPEN AFTER 2 A.M.

BEST PRE-GAME HANGOUT DOWNTOWN

BEST ASIAN (OTHER THAN CHINESE, JAPANESE OR INDIAN)

BEST BEER SELECTION

BEST LOCAL MALE VOCALIST

WORST INTERSECTION

BEST COCKTAIL SELECTION

BEST FESTIVAL

BEST ITALIAN

BEST LOCAL FEMALE VOCALIST

BEST CLUB/PARTY DJ

BEST DRINK SPECIALS

BEST EUROPEAN (OTHER THAN ITALIAN)

BEST PLACE FOR OUTDOOR EXERCISE

BEST MEXICAN

BEST PLACE TO GET BACK TO NATURE

CHAMPION OF THE SCENE

BEST LATINO (OTHER THAN MEXICAN)

BEST PLACE TO PEOPLE-WATCH

BEST GOLF COURSE

BEST VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

BEST SANDWICH

BEST SUSHI

BEST SMOOTHIE (INDIVIDUAL)

BEST SMOOTHIES (OVERALL)

BEST MILKSHAKE (INDIVIDUAL)

BEST MILKSHAKES (OVERALL)

BEST APPETIZER (DISH AND RESTAURANT)

BEST DESSERT (DISH AND RESTAURANT)

BEST FRENCH FRIES

BEST FRIED CHICKEN

BEST HAMBURGER

BEST ICE CREAM/GELATO

BEST WINGS

BEST ONION RINGS

BEST RESTAURANT THAT SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN TARP RELIEF

BEST FIND OF THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Bar With Hottest Members of Opposite/Same Sex

Bar With Hottest Members Of Opposite/Same Sex

BEST CONCERT VENUE (LARGE)

LOCAL HERO

BEST ART SHOW

BEST CONCERT VENUE (MEDIUM)

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY

BEST CONCERT VENUE (SMALL)

BEST LOCAL ARTIST

BEST CULTURAL INSTITUTION

BEST LOCAL CHARITY

BEST LOCAL TV NEWSCAST

BEST CLUB FOR MUSIC

BEST CULTURAL EVENT

BEST LOCAL TV ANCHOR

BEST NEW SLOGAN FOR CHARLOTTE

BEST LOCAL TV METEOROLOGIST

BEST MEMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE

WORST MEMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

BEST LOCAL ACTOR

BEST LOCAL TV NEWS REPORTER

BEST LOCAL ACTRESS

BEST USE OF TAX MONEY

BEST BOWLING ALLEY

BEST LOCAL WEBSITE

BEST MOVIE THEATER (QUALITY OF PRESENTATION)

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

BEST DOWNTOWN BAR

BEST LOCAL COLUMNIST

BEST MOVIE THEATER (QUALITY OF FILMS)

BEST GAY/LESBIAN BAR

BEST VIDEO/DVD RENTAL SELECTION

MOST MISSED OLD BUILDING

BEST BOOKSTORE

LOCAL ISSUE YOU’RE SICK OF

WORST EYESORE

BEST COMIC BOOK SHOP

BEST DIVE BAR

BEST LIBRARY FUNDRAISING IDEA

BEST NEW BAND, FORMED IN LAST 12 MONTHS

MOST ENTERTAINING NEIGHBORS

BEST CHARLOTTE-STYLE HARMONIC CONVERGENCE

BEST LOCAL SONGWRITER

BEST PLACE OPEN UNTIL 2 A.M.

BEST LOCAL MALE VOCALIST

BEST PLACE OPEN AFTER 2 A.M.

BEST BEER SELECTION

BEST LOCAL FEMALE VOCALIST

BEST AREA TO LIVE IN CHARLOTTE

BEST CLUB/PARTY DJ

WORST INTERSECTION

BEST FESTIVAL

BEST PLACE TO PEOPLE-WATCH

BEST NEW RESTAURANT (OPENED IN LAST 12 MONTHS)

BEST RADIO STATION

BEST CLOTHING STORE

BEST SPLURGE RESTAURANT

LOCAL ZERO

BEST ACTIVIST (INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP)

BEST CHEAP RESTAURANT

BEST LATE-NIGHT EATERY

BEST RESTAURANT WINE LIST

BEST CLUB FOR DANCING

BEST CULTURAL SAVIORS

BEST SOUTHERN COUNTRY/SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT

BEST YOGA VENUE

BEST GOURMET/SPECIALTY FOOD STORE

BEST LOCAL TV SPORTS ANCHOR

BEST THEATER COMPANY

BAR WITH HOTTEST MEMBERS OF OPPOSITE/SAME SEX

BEST BREAKFAST

PUBLIC OFFICIAL MOST IN NEED OF TASERING

BEST LUNCH

BEST POOL HALL

BEST SEX PARAPHERNALIA STORE

BEST BRUNCH

BEST PERFORMING ARTS GROUP

BEST LOCAL ATHLETE

BEST TAKEOUT

BEST BARBECUE

BEST HARDWARE STORE

BEST BUFFET

BEST FILM SERIES

BEST SPORTS BAR

BEST COFFEE

LOCAL ISSUE THAT NEEDS MORE ATTENTION

BEST BAR/RESTAURANT PATIO

BEST STEAK HOUSE

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

BEST STRIP CLUB

BEST PIZZA

Best Chinese

BEST LOCAL BAND/ARTIST

BEST-LOOKING BAR STAFF

BEST JAPANESE

BEST HOTEL

BEST INDIAN

BEST ASIAN (OTHER THAN CHINESE, JAPANESE OR INDIAN)

BEST MUSEUM

BEST COCKTAIL SELECTION

BEST ITALIAN

BEST DRINK SPECIALS

BEST EUROPEAN (OTHER THAN ITALIAN)

CHAMPION OF THE SCENE

BEST MEXICAN

BEST LATINO (OTHER THAN MEXICAN)

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN

BEST PLACE TO GET BACK TO NATURE

BEST VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

BEST SANDWICH

BEST SUSHI

BEST SMOOTHIES

BEST MILKSHAKES

BEST APPETIZER (DISH AND RESTAURANT)

BEST DESSERT (DISH AND RESTAURANT)

BEST FRENCH FRIES

BEST FRIED CHICKEN

BEST HAMBURGER

BEST HOT DOG/SAUSAGE

BEST ICE CREAM/GELATO

BEST WINGS

BEST RESTAURANT THAT CLOSED IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS

BEST LOCALLY /REGIONALLY MADE FOOD PRODUCT

BEST ART GALLERY

BEST NEW STORE (OPENED IN LAST 12 MONTHS)

BEST RADIO SHOW

BEST SHOE STORE

BEST CONCERT OF PAST 12 MONTHS

BEST HAIR SALON

BEST HEALTH CLUB

BEST PLACE TO BUY CDS

BEST PLACE TO BUY DVDS

BEST LOCAL NEWSPAPER REPORTER

BEST PLACE TO FIND A PRESENT FOR SOMEONE

BIGGEST WASTE OF TAX MONEY

BEST PET SUPPLY STORE

BEST THING TO SHOW OFF TO OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS

LOCAL COLUMNIST YOU’RE SICK OF

BEST VIDEO/DVD RENTAL SELECTION (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST PRE-GAME HANGOUT DOWNTOWN

BEST RADIO STATION

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY

BEST RADIO SHOW

BEST LOCAL TV NEWSCAST

BEST LOCAL TV ANCHOR

BEST LOCAL TV METEOROLOGIST

BEST LOCAL TV SPORTS ANCHOR

BEST LOCAL TV NEWS REPORTER

BEST LOCAL NEWSPAPER REPORTER

BEST LOCAL WEBSITE/BLOG

BEST LOCAL BLOGGER

BEST LOCAL COLUMNIST

LOCAL COLUMNIST YOU'RE SICK OF

LOCAL ISSUE THAT NEEDS MORE ATTENTION

LOCAL ISSUE YOU'RE SICK OF

BEST NEW RESTAURANT (OPENED IN LAST 12 MONTHS)

BEST SPLURGE RESTAURANT

BEST CHEAP RESTAURANT

BEST LATE-NIGHT EATERY

BEST RESTAURANT WINE LIST

BEST WINE STORE (RETAIL)

BEST SOUTHERN COUNTRY/SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT

BEST GOURMET/SPECIALTY FOOD STORE

BEST BREAKFAST

BEST LUNCH

BEST BRUNCH

BEST TAKEOUT

BEST BARBECUE

BEST COFFEE (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST STEAK HOUSE (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

BEST PIZZA (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST CHINESE

BEST JAPANESE

BEST INDIAN

BEST ASIAN (OTHER THAN CHINESE, JAPANESE OR INDIAN)

BEST ITALIAN

BEST EUROPEAN (OTHER THAN ITALIAN)

BEST MEXICAN

BEST LATINO (OTHER THAN MEXICAN)

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN

BEST CARIBBEAN

BEST VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

BEST SANDWICH

BEST SUSHI

BEST SMOOTHIES (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST MILKSHAKES (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST APPETIZER (DISH AND RESTAURANT)

BEST DESSERT (DISH AND RESTAURANT)

BEST BAKERY

BEST FRENCH FRIES

BEST FRIED CHICKEN

BEST HAMBURGER

BEST HOT DOG

BEST ICE CREAM/GELATO

BEST FROZEN YOGURT

BEST WINGS

BEST LOCAL PRODUCT

BEST EUROPEAN (OTHER THAN ITALIAN)

BEST CULTURAL INSTITUTION

BEST ART EXHIBIT

BEST LOCAL ARTIST

ARTIST TO WATCH

BEST LOCAL VISUAL ARTS GROUP

BEST GAME CHANGER

MOST TRAGIC DEVELOPMENT

BEST THEATER COMPANY

BEST LOCAL ACTOR

BEST LOCAL ACTRESS

BEST PERFORMING ARTS GROUP

BEST PROMOTER OF FAMILY VALUES

BEST ARTS SHEPHERD

BEST MOVIE THEATER (QUALITY OF PRESENTATION)

BEST MOVIE THEATER (QUALITY OF FILMS)

BEST DVD RENTAL SELECTION (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST LOCAL FILM FESTIVAL/EVENT

BEST BOOKSTORE (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST COMIC BOOK SHOP

BEST LOCAL TATTOO ARTIST

BEST NEW BAND, FORMED IN LAST 12 MONTHS

BEST LOCAL BAND/ARTIST

BEST LOCAL SONGWRITER

BEST LOCAL MALE VOCALIST

BEST LOCAL FEMALE VOCALIST

BEST LOCAL RAPPER

BEST CLUB/PARTY DJ

CHAMPION OF THE MUSIC SCENE

LOCAL HERO

LOCAL ZERO

BEST ACTIVIST (INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP)

BEST LOCAL CHARITY

BEST MEMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

WORST MEMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNTY COMMISSIONER

BEST USE OF TAX MONEY

BIGGEST WASTE OF TAX MONEY

BEST LOCAL ATHLETE

BEST THING TO SHOW OFF TO OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS

BEST NEW BUILDING/ATTRACTION

MOST MISSED OLD BUILDING

WORST EYESORE

BEST HOTEL

BEST MUSEUM

BEST AREA TO LIVE IN CHARLOTTE

BEST PRE-GAME HANGOUT DOWNTOWN

WORST INTERSECTION

BEST FESTIVAL

BEST PLACE TO GET BACK TO NATURE

BEST PLACE TO PEOPLE-WATCH

BEST CONCERT VENUE (LARGE)

BEST CONCERT VENUE (MEDIUM)

BEST CONCERT VENUE (SMALL)

BEST CLUB FOR MUSIC

BEST CLUB FOR DANCING

BEST NEW NIGHTSPOT (OPENED IN LAST 12 MONTHS)

BEST NEW STORE (OPENED IN LAST 12 MONTHS)

BEST NIGHTLIFE EVENT

BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE

BAR WITH HOTTEST PATRONS

BAR WITH HOTTEST STAFF

BEST POOL HALL

BEST BOWLING ALLEY

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

BEST DOWNTOWN BAR

BEST SPORTS BAR

BEST GAY/LESBIAN BAR

BEST BAR/RESTAURANT PATIO

BEST STRIP CLUB

BEST PLACE OPEN UNTIL 2 A.M.

BEST PLACE OPEN AFTER 2 A.M.

BEST BEER SELECTION

BEST COCKTAIL SELECTION

BEST CLOTHING STORE

BEST PLACE TO BUY VINTAGE

BEST SHOE STORE

BEST HAIR SALON

BEST HEALTH CLUB (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST YOGA VENUE

BEST BOOT CAMP

BEST PLACE TO BUY CDS (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST PLACE TO BUY DVDS (SPECIFY LOCATION)

BEST SEX PARAPHERNALIA STORE

BEST PLACE TO FIND A PRESENT FOR SOMEONE

BEST PET SUPPLY STORE (SPECIFY LOCATION)

Local Hero

Local Zero

Best Activist (Individual or Group)

Best Local Charity

Best Support Group

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Local Hero

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Don't Let the Door Bump Your Ass Award

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Breath of Fresh Air

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Gallery Showing Most Promising Charlotte Talent

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Best New Restaurant (Opened in Last 12 Months) AND Best Farm-to-Fork Restaurant

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Local Hero

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