Goods & Services

Best antique store

Father and Son Antiques
107 W. Hargett St., Raleigh 832-3030

Honorable mention
Beggars and Choosers Antiques

Best place to buy your kid’s first bicycle

The Clean Machine
104 W. Main St., Carrboro 967-5104

Best place to buy candy

A Southern Season
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill 929-7133

Honorable mention
The Fresh Market

Best local place to buy a wedding gift

Hudson Belk

Honorable mention

Best local hardware store

Burke Brothers Hardware, Inc.
5227 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 851-1211

Honorable mention
Ace Hardware

Best doctor

Dr. Brian Forrest at Access Healthcare
1031 W. William St., Suite 106, Apex 363-0190

Honorable mention
Dr. Denise Tollefson at Willow Family Medical Center

Best retail wine selection

Total Wine & More
8381 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh 293-0362
4261 The Circle at North Hills St., Suite 115, Raleigh 232-2580
105 Capital Blvd., Raleigh 235-00003
6615 Witherspoon Blvd., Durham 489-5082

Honorable mention
A Southern Season

Best retail beer selection

Peace Street Market
804 W. Peace St., Raleigh 834-7070

Honorable mention
Total Wine & More

Best retail cheese selection

Whole Foods Market

Honorable mention
A Southern Season

Best tienda

Don Jose Tienda Mexicana
708 Rosemary St., Carrboro 969-8568

Honorable mention

Best place to buy music gear

The Music Loft
1900 W. Markham Ave., Durham 286-9539
116 W. Main St., Carrboro 968-4411

Honorable mention
Harry’s Guitar Shop

Best local bookstore

Quail Ridge Books & Music
3301 Wade Ave., Raleigh 828-1588

Honorable mention
Regulator Bookshop

Best toy store

Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro 933-6061

Honorable mention
Tookies Toys

Best place to buy sex toys

Adam & Eve
4125 Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite 10, Durham 401-6801
6311 Glenwood Ave., Suite A, Raleigh 571-7209

Honorable mention
Cherry Pie

Best bed & breakfast

Fearrington House Country Inn
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro 542-2121

Honorable mention
Inn at Celebrity Dairy

Best thrift store

PTA Thrift Shop
89 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill 942-5270
105 W. Main St., Carrboro 942-6565
Hwy 15-501 N. #103, Chapel Hill 969-9457

Honorable mention

Best record store

Schoolkids Records
2316 Hillsborough St., Suite 104, Raleigh 821-7766
144 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 929-7766

Honorable mention
CD Alley

Best place to buy camping gear

255 Crossroads Blvd., Cary 233-8444
6911 Fayetteville Road, Durham 806-3419
4291 The Circle at North Hills St., Raleigh 571-5031

Honorable mention
Great Outdoor Provision Company

Best local women’s boutique

452 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 933-4426
450 Daniels St., Raleigh 832-1234

Honorable mention

Best men’s clothing

Jos. A. Bank
Cary Town Center, Cary 469-9978
The Streets of Southpoint, Durham 572-0146
Triangle Town Center, Raleigh 792-2323
Cameron Village, Raleigh 836-8005

Honorable mention

Best jewelry designer/store

509 N. West St., Raleigh 834-6260

Honorable Mention
Black Mountain NC Art Gallery

Best place for kick-ass shoes

605 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh 821-4536

Honorable Mention

Best vintage clothing store

Time After Time Vintage Thrift
414 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 942-2304

Honorable Mentions
Beggars and Choosers Antiques
Creative Consignment

Best hair stylist/salon

Mina’s Studio
The Galleria, 400 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill 968-8548

Honorable Mentions
Syd’s Hair Shop
Von Kekel Salon Spa
Moshi Moshi

Best day spa

Von Kekel Salon Spa
2230 Walnut St., Cary 859-08884
209-114 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh 782-0808

Honorable Mentions
Iatria Day Spa
Skin Sense, A Day Spa
Mina’s Studio

Best dentist

Dr. Sarant & Dr. Santos
3713 Benson Dr. #102, Raleigh 855-8600

Honorable Mention
Dr. Aaron Tropman

Best auto mechanic

Tao Auto
400 W. Morgan St., Raleigh 831-0800

Honorable Mentions
Auto Logic
Chapel Hill Tire
Last Chance Garage

Best veterinarian

The Animal Hospital
112 W. Main St., Carrboro 967-9261

Honorable Mention
Oberlin Animal Hospital

Best plumber
Sparrow & Sons Plumbing
305 W. Weaver St., Carrboro 942-5171

Best DUI lawyer

Kyle Hall
5 W. Hargett St., Suite 810, Raleigh 831-8901

Best tattoo artist/studio

Glenn’s Tattoo Service
709 W. Rosemary St., Carrboro 933-TATU

Honorable Mention
Blue Flame Tattoo

Best massage therapist

Synergy Spa
2603 Glenwood Ave., Suite 121C, Raleigh 510-5130

Honorable Mentions
Von Kekel Salon Spa
Mina’s Studio

Best real estate agent/company

Fonville Morisey Realty
multiple Triangle locations

Honorable Mentions
Linda Lee & Associates, Inc.
RE/MAX Real Estate

Best radio station

WKNC 88.1 FM

Honorable Mention
WRVA 100.7 FM The River

Best radio DJ

Rochester from WKNC

Honorable Mention
Bob Dumas from G105 WDCG

Best local television personality

Greg Fishel, WRAL

Honorable Mentions
Chris Stout, WNCN
David Crabtree, WRAL