Choose the best the Queen City has to offer in five categories of more than 200 businesses, artists, musicians, restaurants and more. Each year we highlight the people, places and things that our readers and critics believe you should be aware of in Charlotte.
We look back at some of the most important stories, the biggest impacts, biggest failures and all around hilarity of the past year. You can learn all about last year’s winners in our 2020 Best in the Nest awards.
It's time to Nominate
How to vote in the nomination round
Voting is easy in the nomination round. Scroll through our categories of Food & Drink, Arts & Entertainment, City Life, Consumer Culture, and Nightlife to type in your choice for the best of each category. No need to worry about the spelling. As we collect data on the nominees, we will merge duplicate answers and correct spelling errors for the most accurate output.
Voting in the nomination round is limited to one session per valid email address to compensate for ballot stuffing. Be sure to come back in October for the final voting round!