Fayetteville Observer’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2022: See the winners – The Fayetteville Observer


The Fayetteville Observer honored the best in restaurants, businesses, organizations and other professionals across more than 150 categories during the 28th annual  Readers’ Choice Awards last month.

Below is a list of the 2022 winners. Click here to see the finalists in each category.

Beauty & Health

Audiologist: Caroline Herring, AuD   

Barber shop:   Pinky’s Chop Shop

Eye Care Clinic: Cape Fear Eye Associates

Hair Salon: Fusion Salon

Hearing Aid/Hearing Specialist Center: Cape Fear Otolaryngology

Hospital/Medical Center: Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

Medical Spa: SkinSavvy Aesthetics

Nail Salon – Manicure/Pedicure: The Venetian European Spa & Beauty salon

Pharmacy/Drug Store: Cape Fear Discount Drug 

Spa: Renaissance European Day Spa

Tanning Salon: Ocean Rayz

Urgent Care/Walk-In Clinic: NextCare Immediate Care

Weight Loss Center: Boone Trail Fit Body Boot Camp

Beauty & Health — People

Chiropractor: Richard Walker, DC Walker Family Chiropractic

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon: Edward Dickerson, MD, Cape Fear Appearance

Dentist: Kenneth B. Lewis, DDS, Lewis Family Dentistry

Eye Care Professional: Susan Hendrix, OD, Risk Optometric Associates

Family/General Practice Physician: Leah Black, PA, Rainbow Pediatrics of Fayetteville

Hair Stylist: Lisa Joas, Blown Away Hair Studio

Nurse/Nurse Practitioner: Georgia Plum, APRN, Range Pediatrics

OB/GYN: Elizabeth G. Cole, MD, Women’s Wellness Center

Orthodontist: Justin & Jase Olson, DDS,   Olsen Orthodontics

Pediatrician: Freda Singletary, MD, Rainbow Pediatrics


Asian Food: Miyabi Japanese Steak & Seafood House

Bakery: Superior Bakery

BBQ: Mission BBQ

Breakfast: Zorba’s Gyro

Buffet: Grandsons Hope Mills Buffet

Burger: R Burger

Business Lunch: Luigi’s Italian Chophouse and Bar

Caterer/Catering Company: Southern Coals 

Country Cooking: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Dessert: Superior Bakery

Doughnut Shop: Superior Bakery

Fine Dining: Luigi’s Italian Chophouse and Bar

Food Truck: R Hamburger

Fried Chicken: Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q

Greek Food: Zorba’s Gyro

Hot Dog: Hot Diggidy Dog 

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: Cold Stone Creamery

Italian Food: Luigi’s Italian Chophouse and Bar

Local Coffee Shop: Rude Awakening

Mexican Meals: Mi Casita

New Restaurant: Fabe’s

Outdoor/Patio/Rooftop Dining: Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom

Pizza: Elizabeth’s 

Ribs: Vicious Pig BBQ

Seafood Restaurant: 316 Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

Steakhouse: Chris’s Steak & Seafood House

Sub/Deli/Sandwich Shop: The Fried Turkey Sandwich Shop

Sushi: Nona Sushi

Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free Food: Blue Moon Cafe

Wings: 301 Wingz

Entertainment & Leisure

Birthday Party Venue: Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom

Event – Local: The All American Tattoo Convention

Event Venue: Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom

Family Amusement: Fayetteville Woodpeckers

Festival/Fair: The All American Tattoo Convention

Place of Worship: Manna Church 

Sports Team – Local: Fayetteville Woodpeckers

Tourist/Seasonal Attraction – Local: US Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum

Entertainment & Leisure : People

DJ – Event/Wedding: Five Star Entertainment


Bank: USAA

Financial Planning Services: Edward Jones

Mortgage Lending Company: Wells Fargo Bank

Finance – People

Accountant:     Harris Accounting and Tax Solutions

Home & Home Services

Apartment Complex: Parcstone Apartments 

Assisted/Senior Living: Heritage Place Senior Dwelling

Home Builder: Blankenship Construction

Home Repair/Remodeling Company: Bell Groves Enterprise

Moving Company: Two Men and a Truck

Real Estate Company: Townsend Real Estate

Swimming Pool/Spa: Crystal Clear Pools and Spas

Home & Home Services – People

Real Estate Agent: Chasity Poole,   Evolve Property Solutions

Kids & Education

College/University: Methodist University

Dance Studio/School: Elite Dance Center

Gymnastics Studio: Omega Gymnastics & Cheer

Karate/Martial Arts School: Team Tiger Karate Club

Learning/Tutoring Center: Fayetteville Christian School

Pre-School: Fayetteville Christian School

School – Private: Fayetteville Christian School

School – Public: E. E. Miller Elementary School

Youth Sports Facility/Complex: Kiwanis Recreation Center and Honeycutt Park


Pet Grooming Company: Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

Pet Kennel/Boarding/Day Care: Bed & Biscuits

Dog Store: Naturally Unleashed Family pet Nutrition Center


Veterinarian: Dale Brown, BS, DVM, Riverbark Veterinary Hospital 


Bail Bonds Company: Bad Girlz Bail Bonding

Carpet/Rug Cleaning Organization: Stanley Steemer

Computer/Cell Phone Repair: iFixandRepair

Customer Service: American Tattoo Society

Dry Cleaning Company: Smitty’s Cleaners

Electrician/Electrical Service Company: Blanton’s

Employment/Staffing Agency: Army & Airforce Exchange Service

Flooring Installation: Shawl Fear Flooring & Restoration

Funeral Home/Crematory: Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home

Heating/AC Service Company: Ryan Air

Insurance Agency: USAA

Lawn Care/Landscaping Company: Perfection Landscaping

Non-Profit/Charity Organization: Partnership for Children

Painting Company: Raynor-Bryan Construction, LLC

Pest Control Company: Canady’s Termite & Pest Control

Plumbing Business: Blanton’s

Power Washing Company: NC Window Cleaning

Roofing Company: Advanced Roofing Options

Roofing Firm: Advanced Roofing Solutions

Security Company: Holmes Security Systems

Siding Company: Paul Blankenship Vinyl Siding and Construction

Tattoo Parlor: American Tattoo Society


Attorney: Drew Dempster, Esq.


Antique/Coins & Collectibles Store: The particular Pickin Coop Antique Mall

Boutique: Off the Racks Boutique

Bridal/Formalwear Boutique: An Affair to Remember

Butcher/Seafood Shop: Kinlaw’s Supermarket

Consignment Store: High Cotton Consignment

Florist Shop: Owen’s Florist

Furniture Shop: Bullard Furniture

Garden Center/Nursery: Bell’s Seed Store

Gift Shop: A Bit of Carolina

Grocery Store: Harris Teeter

Jewelry Store: Rhudy’s Jewelry Showroom

Lawn Equipment Shop: Bell’s Seed Store

Mattress Store: Bullard Furniture

Men’s Clothing Store: Washington Apparel Company

Pawn Shop: Rhudy’s Pawn Store

Window Store: Paul Blankenship Vinyl Siding and Construction

Women’s Clothing Store: From the Racks Boutique


Brewpub/Brewery: Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom

Craft Beer Store: Grapes & Hops

Sports activities Bar: Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom

Sports & Fitness

Fitness Center/Gym: Fit4Life Health Clubs

Golf Course: King’s Grant 

Yoga/Pilates Studio: Prima Elements Holistic Wellness Center

Top Employers

Military Family Owned Business: Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom

Place to Work: American Tattoo Society

Vehicles, Dealers & Services

ATV Dealer: Baker Motorsports

Auto Accessories Store: AutoZone Car Parts

Auto Body/Collision Center: Cape Worry Collision

Car Glass Repair Company: Safelite

Auto Repair Shop: Black’s Tire & Auto Service

Car Wash/Detail Shop: Hurricane Express Wash

Motorcycle Dealer: Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson

New Vehicle Dealer: Bryan Honda

New Car Dealership: Bryan Honda

Tire Center: Black’s Tire & Auto Service

Used Car Dealership: I-95 Muscle

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