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Welcome to the 8th Annual Best of Downtowner Awards!

It’s time to vote again for the Best of Downtowner Awards, where you get to tell us all our favorites you found across the Triangle throughout 2017. We’ll tally up the votes and share the winners with our 175,000 monthly Downtowner readers, who truly appreciate all the great recommendations each and every year: where to find the tastiest burger, freshest seafood, spot for great dancing, where to adopt a new furry friend, or that go-to place for Sunday Bloody Marys. Your votes help to promote all the great places to dine, drink, shop, and visit throughout the Triangle, which we’ll present in our 8th Annual Best of Downtowner Awards in May.

We’ve kept our list short as we did last year since we don’t hold the Best Of Downtowner Awards to make money selling “Thank You For Voting For Us” ads to national brands, banks, or car dealerships. You won’t find all the extraneous who-cares categories that appear in many other Best Of lists. The Downtowner Awards are about promoting local and you, our loyal readers (PS we love you guys!). We are truly grateful to be able to live and work where we do and truly enjoy showing off all the great locally owned businesses that make the Triangle great.

Ready to vote?! Head over to and click on the VOTE NOW link. Remember, being a locally-owned business ourselves, we support the heck out of local business in our Best of Downtowner Awards by not allowing chains or national brands in our results, so be sure to only vote for local businesses. We’re glad to see a few other magazines in the area have followed our lead and are doing the same with their contests. Don’t forget, voting ends on April 15th, so vote soon and help your favorites take home the blue ribbon! Check back in our May issue for all the winners!

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