2019 Winners — Food & Dining

Best Hot Dog

Ronnie’s Chuckwagon

The Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant

Pik N Pig


Best Wings

Kickback Jack’s Sports Bar

Hickory Tavern

The Bell Tree Tavern


Best Burger

Chapman’s Food & Spirits

The Bakehouse

Ashten’s Restaurant & Pub


Best Pizza

Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

SoPies NY Pizzeria

Valenti’s Italian Restaurant


Best Sushi

RedBowl Asian Bistro

Susa Sushi & Hibachi

Ten-Ya Japanense Cuisine & Sushi


Best Steak

Beefeaters

Ironwood

Southern Prime Steakhouse


Best Seafood

The Full Moon Oyster Bar

The House of Fish

Bonefish Grill


Best Mexican Restaurant

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

San Felipe Mexican Restaurant

Casa Mexicana


Best Mediterranean Cuisine

Theo’s Taverna

Meat and Greek

Grape Leaf Bistro


Best Italian Restaurant

Curt’s Cucina

Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Valenti’s Italian Restaurant


Best Thai Cuisine

Thai Orchid Restaurant

RedBowl Asian Bistro

Thai Fusion


Best Indian Cuisine

Jaya’s Indian Cuisine

195 American Fusion

The Sly Fox


Best Chinese Food

RedBowl Asian Bistro

Peking Wok

No. 1 China Buffet (Tie)

Super China Buffet (Tie)


Best Japanese Cuisine

Maguro Hibachi Steakhouse

RedBowl Asian Bistro

Susa Sushi & Hibachi


Best Authentic Pub

Dugan’s Pub

The Sly Fox

The Squire’s Pub


Best Chili

Wendy’s

The Villager Deli

Dugan’s Pub


Best French Fries

Chick-fil-A

Chapman’s Food & Spirits

Sweet Basil


Best Southern Food

Pik N Pig

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Pete’s Family Restaurant


Best Biscuits

Biscuitville

Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store


Best Sweet Tea

Chick-fil-A (Tie)

Pik N Pig (Tie)

Smithfield’s Chicken N BBQ

Sweet Basil


Best BBQ

Pik N Pig

Pinehurst Brewing Company

Stubbs & Son BBQ


Best Vegan/Vegetarian Food

195 American Fusion

Nature’s Own Market

Sweet Basil


Best Coffee Shop

Swank Coffee Shoppe & Handmade Market

Buggy Town Coffee

The Roast Office


Best Donuts

Granny’s Donuts

Southern Angel Donut Co.

Duck Donuts


Best Food Truck

One Nine Drive

Berri Bowlful

Meat and Greek Food Truck


Best Sunday Brunch or Breakfast Buffet

Betsy’s Crepes

Mid Pines Inn and Restaurant

Ironwood


Best Breakfast Place

Betsy’s Crepes

Sizzlin’ Steak or Eggs

Mac’s Breakfast Anytime


Best Lunch Place

Sweet Basil

Wedgies Restaurant

Chapman’s Food & Spirits


Best Bakery

The Bakehouse

C. Cups Cupcakery

Pine Scone Cafe


Best Casual Dining

Chapman’s Food & Spirits

Pik N Pig

Pinehurst Brewing Company


Best Late Night Eats

SoPies NY Pizzeria

Cook Out

Kickback Jack’s Sports Bar


Best Place to Get a Frozen Treat

The Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant

Ben’s Ice Cream

Dairy Queen


Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

Pik N Pig

Chick-fil-A

The Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant


Best New Restaurant

Pinehurst Brewing Company

Jaya’s Indian Cuisine

Grape Leaf Bistro


Best Caterer

Elliott’s on Linden

Pik N Pig

White Rabbit Catering


Best Bar Menu

Pinehurst Brewing Company

Ashten’s Restaurant & Pub

Beefeaters


Best Top Shelf Liquor Selection

Ironwood

The Leadmine

Elliott’s on Linden


Best Place to Get a Beer

Southern Pines Brewing Company

Southern Pines Growler Company

Pinehurst Brewing Company


Best Sports Bar

Hickory Tavern

Kickback Jack’s Sports Bar

CharBar No. 7


Best Wine Selection

The Wine Cellar & Tasting Room

Triangle Wine Company

Harris Teeter


Best Local Beer

Duck Hook, Southern Pines Brewing Company

Man of Law, Southern Pines Brewing Company

Mastiff Oatmeal Stout, Railhouse Brewery


Best Place to Get a Healthy Treat

Nature’s Own Market

Berri Bowlful

Clean Juice


Best Appetizer Menu

Chapman’s Food & Spirits

Ashten’s Restaurant & Pub

The Leadmine


Best Chef

Curtis Shelvey, Curt’s Cucina

Prem Nath, 195 American Fusion

Mark Elliott, Elliott’s on Linden


Best Bartender

Tony Cross, Reverie Cocktails

Nick Tone, Curt’s Cucina

Mike Thomas, Southern Pines Brewing Company


Best Barista

Jessica, Buggy Town Coffee

Gracie, The Roast Office

Cody Edson, High Octane


Best Server

Courtney Sasser, Beefeaters

Frank Zaccherio, Curt’s Cucina

Karin Yonish, 195 American Fusion