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Finalists revealed for Out and About Voters' Choice Awards

Posted June 1
Updated August 1

2016 Out and About Voters Choice Awards

The finalists have been revealed for the 2016 WRAL Out and About Voters' Choice Awards, sponsored by Performance Subaru.

The Angus Barn, Cloud's Brewing, Sassool, The Pit and Winston's are finalists in multiple categories.

Voting has officially opened featuring the top nominated local businesses. You can select one of five finalists for each category or write in your favorite. Voting ends July 10. Winners will be honored in August. Use #WRALVCAs to join the conversation on social media.

Vote for your favorites now

Look at last year's winners, but note that this year we want to keep the focus on local business and less large chain restaurants and businesses.

And if you are a business looking for graphics to help you campaign for votes, check out WRAL Works.

2016 WRAL Out & About Voters’ Choice Awards Finalists

Bakery

  • Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant
  • La Farm Bakery, Cary
  • lucettegrace
  • Once In A Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe
  • Stick Boy Bread Company​

Breakfast

  • Big Ed's City Market
  • Brigs
  • Flying Biscuit Cafe
  • Rise
  • Toast Cafe of Cary

Brunch

  • Brigs
  • Clouds Brewing
  • Flying Biscuit Cafe
  • Relish Cafe & Bar
  • Winston's Grille

Burgers

  • Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
  • Burger 21
  • Clouds Brewing
  • Five Guys
  • Tribeca Tavern

Coffee

  • Brew
  • Cup A Joe
  • Joule
  • Jubala
  • Sola

Deli

  • Bagels Plus
  • Charron's Deli
  • Neomonde
  • New York Bagels & Deli
  • Village Deli

Dessert

  • Bittersweet
  • Goodberry's
  • Hayes Barton Cafe
  • lucettegrace
  • Lumpy's Ice Cream

Fast Food

  • Bojangles'
  • Chick-fil-a
  • Cook Out
  • Five Guys
  • Wicked Taco

French Fries

  • Bojangles'
  • Burger 21
  • Chuck's
  • Five Guys
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

Gluten-Free options

  • Burger 21
  • Fresh Levant Bistro
  • Flying Biscuit Cafe
  • Irregardless Cafe
  • Sassool

International Cuisine

  • Bida Manda
  • Buku
  • ​Neomonde
  • Sassool
  • Sitti

Italian cuisine

  • Amedeo's
  • Bella Monica
  • Casa Carbone Ristorante Italiano
  • Daniel's Restaurant & Catering
  • Gravy

Late-night menu

  • Cook Out
  • Cosmic Cantina
  • The Raleigh Times
  • Time Out
  • Tasty 8's

Mexican

  • Centro Mexican Restaurant
  • Gonza Tacos y Tequila
  • Fiesta Mexicana
  • Jose and Sons
  • Wicked Taco

Pizza

  • Anna's Pizzeria
  • Lilly's Pizza
  • Pizzeria Toro
  • Randy's Pizza
  • Trophy Brewing

Seafood

  • 42nd Street Oyster Bar
  • Dean's Seafood Grill & Bar
  • Full Moon Oyster Bar
  • NC Farmer's Market
  • Shucker's Oyster Bar

Steaks

  • Angus Barn
  • Bruno Seafood & Steaks
  • The Peddler Steak House
  • Sullivan's Steakhouse of Raleigh
  • Winston's Grille

Sushi

  • The Cowfish
  • Sushi Blues
  • Mizu Sushi Steak Seafood
  • Shiki Sushi
  • Waraji Japanese Restaurant

Vegetarian menu

  • Burger 21
  • Irregardless Cafe
  • The Fiction Kitchen
  • Remedy Diner
  • Sassool

Wings

  • Ba-Da Wings
  • Buffalo Brothers
  • Carolina Ale House
  • Heavenly Buffaloes
  • Woody's

Bang for your buck

  • Durham Bulls Athletic Park
  • Flash Chorus
  • Museum of Life and Science
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre

Brewery/Distillery

  • Aviator Brewing Company
  • Big Boss Brewing Company
  • Clouds Brewing
  • Fullsteam Brewery
  • White Street Brewing Company

Business lunch

  • 18 Seaboard
  • An
  • Glenwood Grill
  • Lucky 32
  • Winston's Grille

Festival (music, community or other)

  • Brewgaloo
  • Got to Be NC Festival
  • Hopscotch Music Festival
  • Moogfest
  • ​Wide Open Bluegrass

Food truck

  • American Meltdown
  • Chirba Chirba Dumpling
  • Cousins Maine Lobster
  • Pho Nomenal Dumplings
  • The Wandering Moose

Kids night out/Kids eat free

  • Carolina Ale House
  • Flying Biscuit Cafe
  • Moe's Southwest Grill
  • Sassool
  • Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

NC beach destination

  • Carolina Beach
  • Emerald Isle
  • Outer Banks
  • Topsail Beach
  • Wrightsville Beach

NC mountain destination

  • Asheville
  • Banner Elk
  • Blowing Rock
  • Boone
  • Lake Lure

Outdoor dining

  • Busy Bee Cafe
  • Geer Street Garden
  • The Raleigh Times
  • Taverna Agora
  • Winston's Grille


Pet-friendly location

  • Crank Arm Brewing Company
  • Draft Line Brewing Company
  • Motorco
  • Ponysaurus Brewing Company
  • Raleigh Brewing Company

Place for a date

  • 18 Seaboard
  • Angus Barn
  • Durham Performing Arts Center
  • Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
  • Winston's Grille


Place to watch a game

  • Buffalo Brothers
  • ​Carolina Ale House
  • Players' Retreat
  • Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

Special occasion of splurge restaurant

  • Angus Barn
  • ​Bruno Seafood and Steaks
  • Herons
  • Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
  • The Fearrington House Restaurant
  • Woody's


Summer concert series

  • Back Porch Music on the Lawn at American Tobacco
  • Midtown Beach Music Series at North Hills
  • NC Symphony Summerfest
  • ​Oak City 7
  • Wind Down Wednesday at Waverly Place


Takeout and/or delivery

  • Bona Fide Sandwich Co
  • City Barbeque
  • Happy + Hale
  • Pop's Backdoor
  • Sassool


Worth the drive

  • Biltmore Estate
  • Chef & the Farmer
  • Fearrington Village
  • Raleigh Road Outdoor Theater
  • Sunni Sky's

Apartments

  • Colonial Grand at Brier Falls
  • The Devon Seven12
  • The Lincoln
  • The Village
  • NorthCity 6


Boutique

  • Edge of Urge
  • Pink Alli
  • ​Smitten Boutique
  • Swagger
  • ​Vestique


Country club/ Golf course

  • 12 Oaks
  • Carolina Country Club
  • Prestonwood Country Club
  • North Ridge Country Club
  • MacGregor Downs Country Club


Florist

  • Cary Florist
  • Fallon's Creative Florist
  • Flowers on Broad Street
  • North Raleigh Florist
  • Watkins Flowers of Distinction


Hair Salon

  • dsparada Color Salon
  • Posh Salon 104
  • Salon Blu
  • Tanas Hair Designs and Day Spa
  • The Junction Salon and Bar


Massage / Spa Treatments

  • La Therapie Day Spa
  • The Umstead Spa
  • Skin Sense Day Spa
  • Spa at Stonecreek
  • Synergy Spa


Nail Salon

  • Oberlin Nails Spa
  • Majestic Nail & Day Spa
  • Midtown Nail Spa
  • Seaboard Nails
  • UrbanChic Nailbar


Place to Break a Sweat

  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Planet Fitness
  • Umstead State Park
  • YMCA


Place to Walk/Run/Bike

  • American Tobacco Trail
  • Lake Johnson
  • Neuse River Greenway
  • Shelley Lake Park
  • Umstead State Park

Unique gifts

  • Accipiter
  • ​Deco Raleigh
  • Little Details
  • NoFo at the Pig
  • The Green Monkey


Bottle shop

  • Bottle Revolution
  • House of Hops
  • Paddy O'Beers
  • ​Sam's Bottle Shop
  • Tasty Beverage Company


Cocktails

  • Bittersweet
  • C. Grace
  • Clockwork
  • Foundation
  • Fox Liquor Bar


Dancefloor

  • Alchemy
  • The Architect Bar & Social House
  • Coglin's
  • Isaac Hunter's
  • SOLAS


DJ

  • DJ Forge
  • DJ Grant
  • DJ K Stones
  • DJ P. Nominal
  • DJ RYE


Local Band

  • American Aquarium
  • Band of Oz
  • The Connells
  • The Embers
  • North Tower Band


Neighborhood bar

  • Clouds Brewing
  • Cornerstone Tavern
  • Isaac Hunter's
  • Real McCoy's
  • The Green Monkey


Trivia

  • Clouds Brewing
  • Edwards Mill Bar and Grill
  • Fullsteam Brewery
  • House of Hops
  • Ruckus

Wine selection

  • Angus Barn
  • Vin Rouge
  • Vita Vite
  • Niche Wine Lounge
  • West End Wine Bar

Biscuits

  • Beasley's Chicken + Honey
  • Big Ed's
  • Farmer's Market Restuarant
  • Flying Biscuit Cafe
  • Rise


Eastern NC BBQ

  • Allen & Son Bar-B-Que
  • Clyde Cooper's BBQ
  • Parker's Barbecue
  • The Pit
  • Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

Mac N Cheese

  • Beasley's Chicken + Honey
  • City Barbeque
  • Poole's Diner
  • The Pit
  • Relish Cafe & Bar

Ribs

  • Angus Barn
  • City Barbeque
  • Danny's BBQ
  • The Pit
  • Winston's Grille


Sweet Tea

  • Bojangles'
  • City Barbeque
  • McAlister's Deli
  • The Pit
  • Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q


Western NC BBQ

  • 12 Bones Smokehouse
  • City Barbeque
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit
  • The Pit
  • Lexington Barbecue

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