Fayetteville Observer's Readers’ Choice Awards: See the winners for 2021 – The Fayetteville Observer

The Fayetteville Observer honored the best in restaurants, businesses, organizations and other professionals across more than 150 categories during the 27th annual Readers’ Choice Awards on Friday evening.
After the 2020 awards were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests returned to the Crown Expo for the awards gala. Miss North Carolina 2021 Carli Batson emceed the event.
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Below is a list of the 2021 winners, decided from more than 113,000 votes. The complete list of winners will also be featured in a special publication in Sunday’s Fayetteville Observer.
Barber shop: Pinky’s Chop Shop
Chiropractor: Nelson & Nelson Chiropractor 
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon: Cape Fear Aesthetics-Edward Dickerson
Dentist: Lewis Family Dentistry
Doula Services: Doris Ann McMurray
Eye Doctor: Risk Optometric Associates
Eyecare/Eyewear Center: Risk Optometric Associates
Fitness Center/Gym: (TIE) Fit 4 life and Planet Fitness
Hair Salon: Blown Away Hair Studio
Hearing Aid Center: Advanced Hearing Care
Hospital: Cape Fear Valley Medical Center
Nail Salon: Nails by Sonja
Nurse/Nurse Practitioner: Rainbow Pediatrics: Follrod Cinthia, NP
OB/GYN: Meeks, Earl, MD-Womens Wellness
Orthodontist: Olsen Orthodontics
Pediatrician: Rainbow Pediatrics
Pharmacy/Drug Store: Cape Fear Discount Drug
Primary Care Physician: Rainbow Pediatrics
Spa/Wellness Center: Renaissance European Day Spa
Tanning Salon: Sunshine Beauty & Bliss
Urgent Care: NextCare Urgent Care
Weight Loss Center: Fit 4 life
Yoga Studio: Shanti Wellness- Fayetteville Wellness Center
Local Asian: Samurai Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
Local Bakery: Superior Bakery
Local Barbeque: Mission BBQ
Local Breakfast: Zorba’s Gyro
Local Buffet: Grandsons Buffet
Local Burger: R Burger
Local Caterer: Kinlaw’s Welcome Grill
Local Chicken Wings: 301 Wingz
Local Coffee Shop: The Coffee Scene
Local Country Cooking: Grandsons Buffet
Local Craft Brewery: Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom
Local Dessert: Superior Bakery
Local Doughnuts: Superior Bakery
Local Fine Dining: Luigi’s Italian Chophouse and Bar
Local Food Truck: R Burger
Local Fried Chicken: Kinlaw’s Welcome Grill
Local Gyro: Zorba’s Gyro
Local Healthiest Menu: Bowls On A Roll 2 Go Meal Prep Store
Local Hot Dog: Hot Diggidy Dog
Local Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: Gillis Hill Farm
Local International Cuisine: Pharaohs Legacy
Local Italian Food: Antonella’s Italian Ristorante
Local Kid Friendly: (TIE) Mellow Mushroom Fayetteville and Segra Stadium
Local Lunch: The Fried Turkey Sandwich Shop
Local Mexican Food: Mi Casita
Local New Restaurant – Open Less than 12 Months: Maple Street Biscuit Company – Fayetteville
Local Outdoor Dining: Antonella’s Italian Ristorante
Local Pizza: Elizabeth’s
Local Ribs: Mission BBQ
Local Sandwich Shop: The Fried Turkey Sandwich Shop
Local Seafood: 316 Oyster Bar
Local Spaghetti: Sammio’s Italian Restaurant
Local Sports Bar: Mac’s Speed Shop
Local Steak: Chris’s Steak & Seafood House
Local Sushi: Nona Sushi
Local Tea: Winterbloom Tea
Local Vegetarian or Vegan: Blue Moon Cafe
Dance Studio or School: Alpha and Omega Dance Academy
Date Night Activity: Fayetteville Woodpeckers
DJ (Special Events): Five Star Entertainment
Event or Festival: Dirtbag Ales Farmers Market
Event Venue: Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Family Amusement: Fayetteville Woodpeckers
Girls Night Out Activity: Wine, Paint & Create
Golf Course: Gates Four Golf & Country Club
Nightlife: Dirtbag Ales
Place to Feel Like a Kid Again: DEFY Fayetteville
Place to Take Out of Town guests: Dirtbag Ales
Accountant: Heather Harris McManus-Harris Accounting and Tax
Apartment Complex: The Preserve at Grande Oaks
Carpet Cleaning Company: 911 Restoration
Electrician: Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric
Flooring Company: Webb Carpet Company
Heating & A/C Service Company: Ryan Air
Home Builder: Jonah Blankenship, Blankenship Construction
Home Repair & Remodeling Company: Paul Blankenship Vinyl Siding and Windows
Home Security Company: Holmes Security Systems
Insurance Agent/Agency: State Farm-Kurt Riehl
Lawn Care/Landscaping Company: NC Design Concepts
Mortgage Lender: Jennifer Rivers- Carolina Home Mortgage
Moving Company: Two Men and a Truck
Painter: Ark’s Painting 
Pest Control Company:  J & J Pest Control
Plumber: Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric
Pressure Washing/Gutter Company: NC window cleaning
Real Estate Company: The TK Real Estate Group
Roofing Company: Gremillion Roofing
Senior Living Facility: Heritage Place Senior Living
Siding Company: Paul Blankenship Vinyl Siding and Windows
Swimming Pools/Pool Supplies Company: Crystal Clear Pools and Spas
Windows Company: Paul Blankenship Vinyl Siding and Windows
Club Youth Sports Organization: Fayetteville Guard Youth Sports
College or University: Campbell University
Gymnastics Studio: The Little Gym of Fayetteville
Learning Center/Tutor: Fayetteville Christian School
Martial Arts: Tiger Team Karate
Place to Have a Birthday Party: Round-A-Bout Skating Center
Pre-school/Child Care Center: Trinity Christian School
Private School: Fayetteville Christian School
Public School: E E Miller Elementary School
Attorney: Drew Dempster- Smith, Dickey, Dempster
Barber: Elyssa Sax-Foundations
Church Youth Director: Josh Long, Northwood Temple
Emergency Responder (Police, Fire, EMT): Aaron Hagen-Fayetteville fire dept
Hairstylist: Lauren Bunce-Salon 31
Place of Worship: Manna Church: 
Place to Work: Riverside Christian Academy
Real Estate Agent: Chasity Poole
School Principal: Gerald Hernandez-EE Miller Elementary
School Teacher: Dr. Polly Lusk-Howard Hall Elementary
Small Business: The Hemp Farmacy
Sports Team: Fayetteville Woodpeckers
Veteran or Military-Spouse Owned Business: Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom
Bailbondsman Company: A1 Bail Bonds
Business with the Best Customer Service: Bullard Furniture
Cell Phone/Computer Repair Company: iFixandRepair – Fayetteville Skibo Road
Document Shredding: Patterson Record Storage and Shredding Center
Doggy Daycare: Bed & Biscuits
Dry Cleaner: Smitty’s Cleaners
Employment Agency: Maxim Staffing Solutions – Kelly Maxwell
Financial Planner: Debbie Best-Edward Jones
Foster Care Services: Boys & Girls Home
Funeral Home: Rogers and Breece
Non Profit: Partnership for Children
Pet Boarding: Bed and Biscuits
Pet Grooming Company: Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Fayetteville
Pet Sitting: Bed & Biscuits
Tattoo/Piercing Studio: New Addiction Tattoos
Veterinarian: Southern Oaks Animal Hospital-Kently Dean
Local Antique Store: The Pickin Coop Antique Mall
Local Boutique: Off the Racks Boutique
Local Consignment Store: High Cotton Consigment
Local Florist: The Downtown Market
Local Formal Wear/Bridal: An Affair to Remember: Prom, Pageant, and Formal Wear
Local Fresh Meat: Kinlaw’s Supermarket
Local Fresh Produce: Gillis Hill Road Produce
Local Furniture Company: Bullard Furniture & Mattress
Local Garden Center/Nursery: Bell’s Seed Store
Local Gift Store: A Bit of Carolina
Local Grocery Store: The Downtown Market
Local Jewelry Store: Rhudy’s Jewelry Showroom
Local Lawn Equipment Company: Hope Mills Saw & Mower
Local Mattress Store: Bullard Furniture
Local Men’s Clothing: Stevies on Hay
Local Pawn Shop: Rhudy’s Pawn Shop
Local Pet Supplies Company: Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
Local Shoe Store: Off The Racks Boutique
Local Thrift Store: The Salvation Army Family Store
Local Women’s Clothing: Off the Racks Boutique
Auto Body/Collision: Cape Fear Collision
Auto Glass Repair: Hope Mills Glass Company
Auto Service: Ernie and sons automotive
Car Audio: Rhudy’s
Car Dealer: I-95 Muscle
Car Wash: 5 Star
Motorcycle/ATV Dealer: Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson
Oil Change: Black’s Tire & Auto Service
Tire Center: Black’s Tire


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