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Old 10-27-2007, 08:40 AM
 
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Thought this might be helpful and fun...(surrounding areas of the city included)
Please feel free to add a category, add to a category (even if a suggestion already exists), or fill in one that needs a suggestion.

BEST BAGELS:

BEST BARBECUE:

BEST BUILDER:

BEST BURGER: five guys

BEST (consistantly) CHEAP GAS:

BEST COFFEE HOUSE:

BEST DANCE CLUB:

BEST FAST FOOD:

BEST FRIED CHICKEN:

BEST GROCERY STORE:

BEST HISTORICAL DISTRICT:

BEST KOSHER FOODS STORE:

BEST MARTINI BAR:

BEST ORGANIC FOOD STORE: EarthFare

BEST PIZZA:

BEST PUB:

BEST SOPHISTICATED RESTAURANT: Table
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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BEST BAGELS: Owen's

BEST BARBECUE: Don't eat

BEST BUILDER:

BEST BURGER: Eat Here Now in Ayrsley. (Like 5 Guys; only better)

BEST (consistantly) CHEAP GAS: Love's in Fort Mill

BEST COFFEE HOUSE: A few here: It's a Grind, Aroma, SK Net cafe

BEST DANCE CLUB:

BEST FAST FOOD: Subway

BEST FRIED CHICKEN: Price's forr traditional/Pike's for pecan crusted

BEST GROCERY STORE: Earth Fare

BEST HISTORICAL DISTRICT: Dilworth/South End

BEST KOSHER FOODS STORE:

BEST MARTINI BAR:

BEST ORGANIC FOOD STORE: EarthFare (not 100% organic, but best organic/natural foods store)

BEST PIZZA: Carmella's in Fort Mill near the state line and also daVanci's Univ area

BEST PUB: Six Pence Baxter Village

BEST SOPHISTICATED RESTAURANT:

Best SoutherN style and also vegetarian food: THE PENGUIN

BEST SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: CHECKERS OR KNIGHTS

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Old 10-27-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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BEST BAGELS: Have not found one yet, but in the meantime, i guess Dunkin Donuts

BEST BARBECUE: Sonny's

BEST BUILDER: Mattamy and John Wieland

BEST BURGER: Snoops

BEST (consistantly) CHEAP GAS: Thats a hard one to answer

BEST COFFEE HOUSE: Im a starbucks girl

BEST DANCE CLUB:

BEST FAST FOOD: Chik filet (how do you spell that?)

BEST FRIED CHICKEN: Don't know that one either

BEST GROCERY STORE: Loews

BEST HISTORICAL DISTRICT: Charleston!

BEST KOSHER FOODS STORE: not sure

BEST MARTINI BAR: Zink

BEST ORGANIC FOOD STORE: EarthFare

BEST PIZZA: Palones

BEST PUB: Sir Ed's

BEST SOPHISTICATED RESTAURANT: Villa Antonio
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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BEST BAGELS:

BEST BARBECUE:

BEST BUILDER:

BEST BURGER: five guys

BEST (consistantly) CHEAP GAS:

BEST COFFEE HOUSE: Dunkin Donuts/Starbucks

BEST DANCE CLUB:Too Old

BEST FAST FOOD:Mcdonalds

BEST FRIED CHICKEN:

BEST GROCERY STOREont have one

BEST HISTORICAL DISTRICT:

BEST KOSHER FOODS STORE:Starts with a G

BEST MARTINI BAR:

BEST ORGANIC FOOD STOREont Do Organic

BEST PIZZA:Tony's Ballantyne

BEST PUB:

BEST SOPHISTICATED RESTAURANT:Villa Antonio
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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BEST BAGELS: Bagel Bin

BEST BARBECUE: Little Richards (W-S) / R&R (Concord)

BEST BUILDER: Brookwood

BEST BURGER: Lupies

BEST (consistantly) CHEAP GAS: Tesh's Grocery Huntersville

BEST COFFEE HOUSE: Jacksons Java

BEST DANCE CLUB: N/A

BEST FAST FOOD: Sonic

BEST FRIED CHICKEN: Down to the Bone

BEST GROCERY STORE: Harris-Teeter

BEST HISTORICAL DISTRICT: Fourth Ward

BEST KOSHER FOODS STORE: N/A

BEST MARTINI BAR: N/A

BEST ORGANIC FOOD STORE: N/A

BEST PIZZA: Tonys

BEST PUB: Galway Hooker

BEST SOPHISTICATED RESTAURANT: 311 Main
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:57 PM
 
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BEST SOPHISTICATED RESTAURANT: 311 Main[/quote]

131 Main, no?
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Sorry Yes, I meant 131 Main.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:02 AM
 
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BEST BAGELS: Bagel Bin

BEST BARBECUE: Hog Heaven/ Smokey Bones (more of a chain, but still good)

BEST BUILDER:

BEST BURGER: South 21

BEST (consistently) CHEAP GAS: On the corner of Eastway/Central, Cashion's near Lake Norman

BEST COFFEE HOUSE: Dilworth Coffee House

BEST DANCE CLUB:

BEST FAST FOOD: Chik-fil-a

BEST FRIED CHICKEN: Charleston House

BEST GROCERY STORE: Always love a trip to the Taj-Ma-Teeter (HT on Colony near South Park), also like Reid's for more specialty food (we've gotten our turkey for holidays there for decades)

BEST HISTORICAL DISTRICT: Plaza-Midwood

BEST KOSHER FOODS STORE:

BEST MARTINI BAR:

BEST ORGANIC FOOD STORE: Talley's Green Grocery

BEST PIZZA: Brixx and Brooklyn South

BEST PUB: Sir Edmund Halley's

BEST SOPHISTICATED RESTAURANT: Mickey & Mooch (the 7 layer chocolate cake is unbelievable and they have great entrees and sides as well)

BEST SOUTHERN STYLE RESTAURANT: Dish
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:07 AM
 
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Default BEST OF: Mmmm

* Indicates new categories that I added

BEST BAGELS: Einsteins (South Blvd. in the South End)

*BEST BAKERY: Decadent Designs! (Elm Lane, Ballantyne)

BEST BARBECUE: Stickey Fingers (Toringdon)

BEST BUILDER:

BEST BURGER: five guys BEST FRIES, TOO!

BEST (consistantly) CHEAP GAS:

BEST COFFEE HOUSE:

BEST DANCE CLUB:

BEST FAST FOOD: Jersey Mikes

BEST FRIED CHICKEN:

BEST GROCERY STORE: Lowe's

BEST HISTORICAL DISTRICT: What's historical in Charlotte; they rip everything down and build something new. East Blvd area of Dilworth behind Holy Trinity Greek Church.

*BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT: Frankie's on Morehead

BEST KOSHER FOODS STORE:

BEST MARTINI BAR: The Capitol Grill has the best pineapple martinis

*BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT:

*BEST NY DELI:

BEST ORGANIC FOOD STORE: EarthFare

BEST PIZZA: Tony's (Ballantyne)/Portifino's (Park Road)

BEST PUB:

BEST SOPHISTICATED RESTAURANT: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse(South Park)

* BEST SUSHI:
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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* Indicates new categories that I added

BEST BAGELS: Einsteins (South Blvd. in the South End)

*BEST BAKERY: Decadent Designs! (Elm Lane, Ballantyne)

BEST BARBECUE: Stickey Fingers (Toringdon)

BEST BUILDER:

BEST BURGER: five guys BEST FRIES, TOO!

BEST (consistantly) CHEAP GAS:

BEST COFFEE HOUSE:

BEST DANCE CLUB:

BEST FAST FOOD: Jersey Mikes

BEST FRIED CHICKEN:

BEST GROCERY STORE: Lowe's

BEST HISTORICAL DISTRICT: What's historical in Charlotte; they rip everything down and build something new. East Blvd area of Dilworth behind Holy Trinity Greek Church.

*BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT: Frankie's on Morehead

BEST KOSHER FOODS STORE:

BEST MARTINI BAR: The Capitol Grill has the best pineapple martinis

*BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT:

*BEST NY DELI: Katz Deli

BEST ORGANIC FOOD STORE: EarthFare

BEST PIZZA: Tony's (Ballantyne)/Portifino's (Park Road)

BEST PUB:

BEST SOPHISTICATED RESTAURANT: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse(South Park)

* BEST SUSHI:
Sushi 101 on providence Rd

Katz deli in Arboretum
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