The 2019 Maggy Award winners are below. Check back in September to vote for the 2020 Maggy Award Winners!


Best new restaurant Postmaster
Best appetizers Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits
Best cocktails Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits
Best bakery La Farm Bakery
Best barbecue City Barbecue
Best breakfast Brigs Restaurants
Best burger and fries Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
Best date-night restaurant Rey’s
Best coffee house The Wake Zone Espresso,
Best seafood Bonefish Grill
Best steak house Angus Barn
Best pizzeria Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits
Most kid-friendly restaurant Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits
Best Asian restaurant Sushi-Thai
Best Mediterranean restaurant Sassool
Best Italian restaurant Daniel’s Restaurant & Catering
Best Indian restaurant Cilantro Indian Café
Best Mexican/Latin American restaurant Mi Cancun
Best specialty diet First Watch
Best neighborhood bar Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits
Best outdoor dining Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits
Best craft brewery Bond Brothers


Best new clothing Swagger
Best resale shopping Dorcas
Best florist shop Preston Flowers
Best home furnishings and décor Perfect Piece
Best new business (non-restaurant) Holl & Main 41
Best garden center Garden Supply Company
Best gift store Swagger
Best jewelry store Johnson’s Jewelers
Best shopping center Park West Village
Best specialty foods store The Butcher’s Market
Best wine or beer Triangle Wine Company


Best Public School Peak Charter Academy
Best Private School Cary Academy
Best Active adult Community Searstone
Best Nonprofit Dorcas Ministries
Best Preschool Primrose Schools
Best Golf Course Prestonwood Country Club
Best Tennis Facility Cary Tennis Park
Best Interior Design Firm Southern Studio Interior Designs
Best Music Venue Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Best Local Event or Festival Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
Best Elementary School Principal Steven Pond, Peak Charter Academy
Best Middle School Principal Rick Williams, Davis Drive Middle School
Best High School Principal Nolan Bryant, Cary High School
Best High School Coach Jerry Dotson, Cary High School
Best place for outdoor recreation Fred G. Bond Metro Park
Best Fitness YMCA
Best Yoga Cary Flow Yoga
Best Kid’s Program Cary Dance Productions
Best TV Station WRAL,
Best TV Personality Greg Fischel, WRAL
Best Radio Station G105, 105.1
Best Local Radio Personality Bob Dumas, G105
Best Hotel or Resort The Umstead Hotel and Spa


Best Chiropractor Dr. Todd Staker, Staker Chiropractic Center
Best Financial Institution Coastal Credit Union
Best Financial Advisor Ethan Carr, AXA Advisors
Best custom home builder/home renovation specialist Loyd Builders
Best Mortgage Officer Andrew McCauley, SunTrust
Best Insurance Agent Teri LaRocca, State Farm
Best real estate agent Heidi Harris, Home Sweet Heidi Realty
Best auto mechanic shop Atlantic Tire
Best orthodontist Dr. Todd Bovenizer, Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics
Best attorney Jackie Bedard, Carolina Family Estate Planning
Best Dentist Dr. Bobbi Stanley, Stanley Dentistry
Best Eye Doctor Dr. Kenneth Rousselo, Preston Optometry Center
Best Doctor Dr. Melanie Mintzer, Generations Family Practice
Best Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brian Coan, Care Plastic Surgery
Best Hair Salon Twisted Scizzors
Best Spa The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Best Pet Services Town & Country Veterinary Hospital

Read more about the 2019 Maggy Award winners in our January/February issue

2019 Maggy Party

February 28th at 5:30 p.m.NOAH’s Event Venue