* Best Hookah Bar
"Red @ 28. Thursday nights at Red's I always see familiar faces. The wings are great and so is the Holy Grail hookah."
* Best Restaurant in Plaza Midwood
"Mama's Caribbean Grill & Bar. Everything on the menu is good and the owners are great people."
* Best Soul Food
"Sunset Soul Food. They have great fried fish... everything is good there."
* Local Issue That Needs More Attention
"Upward mobility for children living in poverty is more difficult in Charlotte than any of the country's 50 largest cities. We need a plan for economic justice that ensures everyone benefits from the city's growth and development."
* Best Place to People Watch
"Romare Bearden Park is a great spot to spread out a blanket, relax and take in the scene around you."