Best Bakeries, Bread

* LaFarm Bakery- Cary

* Boulted Bread- Raleigh

* Guglhupf- Durham


Best Bakeries, Sweets

* LaFarm Bakery- Cary

* Lucettegrace- Raleigh

* Kader's Frency Pastry- Raleigh


Best NC Barbeque Joints

* Allen and Sons- Chapel Hill

* Brew n Que- Cary

Clyde Coopers- Raleigh


Best Southern Barbeque Restaurants

The Pit- Raleigh

Backyard BBQ Pit- Durham

* Big Mike's BBQ- Raleigh


Best Brunch Restaurants

Watts Grocery- Durham

* Beasley's Chicken- Raleigh

Acme Restaurant- Carrboro


Best Burgers (Cary)

* Barry's Cafe- Cary

* Corbett's Burgers & Soda Bar- Cary

* Five Guys- Cary


Best Burgers (Durham)

* Bull City Burger and Brewery- Durham

* Only Burger- Durham

* Dain's Place- Durham


Best Burgers (Raleigh)

* Chuck's- Raleigh

* Station at Person St- Raleigh

* Bad Daddy's Burger Bar- Raleigh


Best Cheese Fries-Tots

Dain's Place- Durham

Raleigh Times Bar- Raleigh

Natty Greene's Pub- Raleigh


Best Chicken, Fried and Otherwise

* Beasley's Chicken & Honey- Raleigh

* Soo Cafe- Raleigh

* Mami Noras- Raleigh


Best Chinese Restaurants

* Super Wok (Sichuan)- Cary

* C & T Wok - Morrisville

* Gourmet Kingdom- Carrboro


Best Date Spots - Durham

* Mateo (Spanish)

* Little Dipper (Fondue)

* Toast (Paninis)


Best Date Spots, Inexpensive- Raleigh

* The Rockford (American)

* Calavera (Empanadas)

* Beasley's (Chicken, Southern)


Best Date Spots, Basic- Raleigh

* Tazza Kitchen (American, Pizza)

* Garland (Indian, Asian)

* Jose and Sons (Mexican)


Best Date Spots, More Expensive- Raleigh

Tasca Brava (Spanish)

* Second Empire (American, Southern)

* Humble Pie (Small plates)


Best Donut Shops

* Rise Biscuits and Donuts- Durham

* Baker's Dozen- Raleigh

* Monuts Donuts- Durham


Best Eastern European Restaurants

* J Betski's (German, Polish)- Raleigh

* Guglhupf (German)- Durham


Best Farm to Table Restaurants (Raleigh)

* Poole's Diner- Raleigh

* The Stanbury- Raleigh

* Plates Neighborhood Kitchen- Raleigh


Best Food Trucks

KoKyu BBQ- Durham

* Baguettaboutit- Chapel Hill

* Porchetta- Raleigh


Best French Restaurants

* Vin Rouge- Durham

* The Kitchen- Chapel Hill

* Coquette- Raleigh


Best Indian Restaurants

* Cilantro Indian Cafe- Cary

* Tower Indian- Morrisville

* Saffron- Morrisville


Best Italian Restaurants

* Gravy- Raleigh

* Bella Monica- Raleigh

* Daniel's Restaurant- Apex


Best Latin-S. American Restaurants

* Oakwood Cafe- Raleigh

* Calavela- Raleigh

* Centro- Raleigh


Best Mediterranean-Middle Eastern Restaurants

* Sitti- Raleigh

* Baba Ghannouj- Various Locations

* Bosphorus- Cary


Best Mexican Restaurants (Raleigh)

* Taqueria El Toro- Raleigh

* Los Cuates- Raleigh

* Jose and Sons- Raleigh


Best Nacho Plates

* Tobacco Road Sports- Durham, Raleigh

* Raleigh Times Bar- Raleigh

* Tyler's Taproom- Raleigh


Best Neapolitan Pizza Places

* Bella Mia- Cary

* Pompieri Pizza- Durham

* Pizzeria Toro- Durham


Best NY Pizza Places

* Cozzolino's NY Pizza- Cary

* Randy's Pizza- Raleigh

* Pizza Dude- Apex


Best Non Thin-Crust Pizza Places

* Lilly's Pizza- Raleigh

* Rosati's (Chicago Deep-Dish)- Morrisville

* Trophy Brewing & Pizza Co.- Raleigh


Best Onion Rings

* Tobacco Road Sports- Durham

* The Point- Raleigh

* City Beverage- Durham


Best Patios (Durham)

* Tobacco Road Sports Cafe (American)

* Guglhupf (German, Bakery)

* City Beverage (Small Plates)


Best Patios (Raleigh)

* Humble Pie (Small Plates)

* Babylon (Moroccan)

* Vivace (Italian)


Best Sandwich Spots

* Hot Point Deli- Cary

Toast- Durham

Sandwhich- Chapel Hill 


Best Small Plates Restaurants

* Humble Pie- Raleigh

* Mateo- Durham

* Six Plates Wine Bar- Durham


Best Soul Food Restaurants

* Dame's Chicken & Waffles- Durham

* Mr. Wonderful's Chicken & Waffles- Raleigh

* Jack's Seafood and Soul Food- Raleigh


Best Spanish - Tapas Restaurants

* Taberna Tapas- Durham

* Mateo- Durham

* Tasca Brava- Raleigh


Best Sushi-Japanese Restaurants

Waraji Restaurant- Raleigh

Sono- Raleigh

Yuri Japanese- Cary


Best Thai Restaurants

* Sawasdee Thai- Raleigh

* Thaiphoon Bistro- Raleigh

* Tom Yum Thai- Cary 


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