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Show us some love in the Charlotte BOB Awards!

Posted on 26 Feb 2009 by Matthew Tyndall

Charlotte Magazine’s annual BOB (Best of the Best) Awards are upon us! This year they have a category that is close to CLT Blog’s heart: the award for Best Local Blog.

We would really love you if you went in and voted for us. We’ve put a ton of work into CLT Blog since last April, and a little recognition from an award like this could go a long way towards helping us expand our contributer base and audience. Tell your friends! Tell your family!

The only catch is you have to fill out at least 25% of the survey for your vote to count. That shouldn’t be too hard because there are plenty of great things in Charlotte to vote for, and this is an opportunity to support the local people, organizations, and businesses you love most. But just in case you’re hurting for ideas, we’ve collected some of our favorites below. Read on if you want some help, or just want to see what our picks are. And add your suggestions in the comments if there’s something or someone you think people should vote for!

Last but not least, click the following link to get started, we appreciate it! Voting ends March 1st!. Cast your votes in the Charlotte BOB Awards!

Some of our picks:


  • Women’s boutique: Boris and Natasha’s
  • Men’s fashions: Boris and Natasha’s
  • Home accessories: Ikea
  • Furniture: Ikea
  • Bike shop/repair: Uptown Cycles
  • Bookstore: Real Eyes
  • Fresh produce: Know Your Farms
  • Organic foods: Trader Joe’s
  • Bakery: Nova’s


  • Radio personality: Nathan Ritchie
  • Columnist/critic: Meck (
  • CEO: Gene Johnson, FairPoint Communications

Food & Drink

  • Burger: Penguin
  • Pizza: Fuel
  • Steak house: Sullivan’s
  • Vegetarian selection: Zada Jane’s
  • Comfort food: Lupie’s Cafe
  • Breakfast: Original House of Pancakes
  • Martini selection: Loft 1523
  • Brunch: Zada Jane’s
  • Taco joint: Cabo Fish Taco
  • Coffee shop (nonchain): Julia’s
  • Hotel restaurant: Great American Grill (at the Hilton Garden Inn)
  • Restaurant décor: Cedar St. Tavern
  • Beer selection: Flying Saucer
  • Bar food: Flying Saucer
  • Bowling alley: Dave and Busters
  • Sports bar: Picasso’s
  • Dance club: Garden and Gun Club
  • Place for karaoke: Jackalope Jacks

Arts & Culture

Essentially Charlotte


  • see above, a lot of these are duplicates
  • Live music venue: Milestone
  • Beer selection: Flying Saucer (duh)

Family/Kid Stuff

  • Place to go on a rainy day: Imaginon


  • Spa: Urbana
  • Local blog: CLT Blog!


  1. Meck 26 Feb 2009 at 6:57 PM

    Thanks for the shout out. Just a quick correction: my blog is located at

  2. Meck 26 Feb 2009 at 6:57 PM

    Thanks for the shout out. Just a quick correction: my blog is located at

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