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Arts and Entertainment
1. Helium Comedy Club (Center City)
Nominee for: Best Comedy Club
"a great comedy club with outstanding staff. Jeff, the manager, does a great job with an excellent staff. this is the..."
2. The Colonial Theatre (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Indie Theater
"The Colonial is theatre that's been through it all. I'm pretty sure the first date I went on was to see Happy Gilmore..."
3. The Franklin Institute (Center City)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"What's better then a place your whole family can spend the entire day - or 3? Run through a giant heart, pretend to be..."
4. Walnut Street Theatre Company (Market East)
Nominee for: Best Theatre Group
"Walnut St Theatre is without a doubt the most professional in our city . The production of Les Mis was better than any..."
5. Paradigm Gallery + Studio (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"One of my favorite Philly galleries as they support community initiatives, street art and emerging artists! A warm..."
1. Franklin Auto Spa (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Car Wash
"Best car wash I've ever been to. Friendly and dedicated staff, do a great job every time, and the car wash is really..."
2. Anthony's Auto Salon, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Detailing
"After having my mother's car painted, Tony put the final touches on it making it look like it was better than new..."
3. Creamery Tire (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Tire Shop
"Great prices and very fast service. A family owned and operated business that out performs the larger stores that..."
4. Alarm & Tint Specialist (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Car Stereo
"Every car we purchase we bring to Pat, he does perfect tinting. Alarms with remote starting. He even put a DVD player..."
5. The Weeks Crew (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Auto Repair
"Weeks Crew care about customers’ cars. They do 21 point checks, making sure it’s good to go. Plus “Charlie’s Chats” on..."
Beauty and Wellness
1. Freedom Massage (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Massage
"Most people have body image issues, and that can be especially exacerbated when you're transgender. Not only that, but..."
2. Double Deez Tattoos (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing
"Drew absolutely does some of the most beautiful work. My son has had a sleeve done all by Drew over the last year and..."
3. Sal's Barbershop (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Barbershop
"Sal and his crew are innovators. They go out of their way to help their community and any in need right now so a pat on..."
4. Bombshell Hair Studio (Port Richmond)
Nominee for: Best Hair Color
"Ellie is my hairstylist and colorist and I have never felt so comfortable sitting in a chair and letting someone..."
5. Bombshell Hair Studio (Port Richmond)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
1. Annamarie's Place (Royersford, PA)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
"We have lived in the area for 2 1/2 years and absolutely love Annamaries. Have not had a better breakfast anywhere in..."
2. Pudge's Steaks & Hoagies (Blue Bell, PA)
Nominee for: Best Cheesesteak
"In the 80's I was studying for an exam in West Philly at Drexel with a friend. He told me that his girlfriend was..."
3. The Lucky Dog Saloon And Grille (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"An excellent overall menu, however, the burgers are absolutely the best. The menu lists 3-4 burgers of their own..."
4. Mainland Grille (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wings
"Our favorite Friday night eatery! Along with every night my honey and I decide to go out for a great meal. It's our #1..."
5. Marinucci's Deli (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop
"The employees of Marinucci's pay attention to details of small and large orders. Everytime I've ordered either one..."
1. Bucci Jewelers (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Designer Jewelry
"No other jeweler or store compares to Bucci's! Joe is amazing to work with -- he is a skilled craftsman and artist that..."
2. Mi-Lady Corset Shop (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Lingerie
"Having someone pick out your lingerie isn't the mod comfortable of situations for me. But these ladies are so..."
3. In Her Shoes (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Shoe Store
"Abbie has a great selection by style, size and price range, and is helpful in finding what really works for you and..."
4. Alana Ferr Atelier (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"This girl made my wedding dress after I walked in her store with no idea what I wanted. I loved it so much I cried..."
5. Alana Ferr Atelier (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Women's Accessories
1. Flaunt Fitness, LLC (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio
"I travel from Dover, Delaware to take classes at Flaunt Fitness! This studio has been a life-saver for me and others..."
2. Tone Zone Fitness Studio (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Gym
"I have been doing personal training with Scott for the last 7 months. He is impressively knowledgeable about all things..."
3. 19125 Fitness, LLC (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers
"For anyone looking to try out our gym.... we offer a new member a special. The cost is $60 ($95 value) for your first..."
4. Witt Pilates (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Pilates Studio
"Witt Pilates was my first Pilates experience. The place is very cozy and inviting. Oh, and Rose rocks!"
5. Full Cycle Studio (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Indoor Cycling Class
"I absolutely love Full Cycle!! Kate and her staff are amazing instructors!! They are so motivating, and push you to set..."
1. The Classic Diner (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Brunch
"This is the best restaurant in Chester County. Everytime we dine there the food is CONSISTENTLY excellent; the salmon..."
2. Franco Ristorante (Phoenixville, PA)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"My favorite food throughout my entire life has always been Italian.. I've been to many Italian restaurants and have..."
3. Kitchen Consigliere (World Map)
Nominee for: Best BYOB Restaurant
"We have been going to KC for about 2yrs every few weeks on Saturday our date night, we L-O-V-E everything from..."
4. Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"What makes Juan Carlos a special BYOB spot is the fully stocked bar (minus the alcohol). customers bring in the..."
5. Mainland Grille (World Map)
Nominee for: Best New American
1. Grim Philly Twilight Tours (Center City)
Nominee for: Best City Tour
"The tour, guided by Joe Wojie, is not like the typical historical tours of Old City led by latern holding, minimum-wage..."
2. King of Prussia Beerfest Royale (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Festival
"This event is ran smoothly, it's not overcrowded and the price point isn't too high. Especially, with the variety of..."
3. Engchik Eats (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Local Blogger
"Engchik connects with readers in an enthusiastic, energetic way, making them excited for the product or event she's..."
4. Bay Ragni (Totally Driven Radio) (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Radio Personality
"Bay Ragni is the real deal! He is the most down to earth interviewer that I've ever had the privilege to listen to. He..."
5. DarkKnightOfPA Cosplay (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Philly Celebrity
"DarkKnightofPA always go out of his way for the children, never breaks character and even though a smile is a rare..."
1. Doobies Bar (Center City)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"This well kept secret (no sign - you almost have to know it's there) on the corner of 22nd and Lombard is one of the..."
2. Chickie's & Pete's (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Sports Bar
"Best Mussels & Crabs - the original Chickie's has the best bartenders and the best food....nothing can beat their crab..."
3. 2312 Garrett (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
"Great place just outside of Lansdowne, Pa. Great beer, great food, and great people! It is the BEST."
4. McGeehan's Tavern (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Dive Bar
"Always an excellent time!!!! Great service, great friends & the best jukebox in the city!! ???"
5. New Deck Tavern (University City)
Nominee for: Best Irish Pub
"Absolutely the best pub/casual restaurant in the city! Friendly staff, excellent service, amazing food and atmosphere..."
1. Saje Photography (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Children's Photographer
"To say that I got lucky to find Amy as my daughter's photographer is an understatement. A few months before I was due..."
2. Stacie Dale Designs Inc. (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Children's Gifts
"Stacie has passion in everything she does. ....she works hard and she works smart! Her designs are aesthetically..."
3. Pooh's Corner Consignment (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Children's Resale Boutique
"The greatest prices, so cheap! Uggs for my niece were so reasonable, the boys clothes for my sons are so styish " all..."
4. Generations Toy Store (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Toy Store
"A toy store that is facilitated and curated by the owner and buyer? What is better than that?? The person who goes to..."
5. Believe a children’s boutique (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Children's Boutique
"What a beautiful boutique, my daughter loves shopping here?? Noelle is always so attentive and helps put together the..."
1. Philadelphia Pet Hotel & Villas (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
"100% of the staff is friendly & helpful 100% of the time! My very first impression was of the cleanliness in appearance..."
2. Walk This Way (Manayunk)
Nominee for: Best Dog Walker
"Dara and Monica are wonderful and have made both our cats feel loved and cared for even when we, their people, are on..."
3. The Purrfect Pet Nanny (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting
"Extremely caring as if our 2 dogs were her own! Provides peace of mind while you need to be away from your pets as..."
4. Misguided Mutts Dog Behavior Training (West Chester, PA)
Nominee for: Best Training
"I had the pleasure of the one meeting boot camp training for my dog who was a very energetic young girl that needed..."
5. Tanya Hopkins Photography (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Pet Photography
"Tanya is dedicated to her craft and continually creates outstanding work. Animal photography can be a challenging genre..."
1. Perkiomen Bicycles LLC (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Bike Shop
"I was in the bike store Tailwinds, in Schwenksville Friday August
8th at around 4:45 or so. I called on the phone..."
2. Christina Vance Photography (Delaware)
Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography
"The birth of a child and the first few weeks of their new life is something that every parent wants to remember forever..."
3. Gateway Pharmacy (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
"Always have been able to find something at the Gateway... long time business - lot's of different gifts to pick from..."
4. Ontario Street Comics (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Comic Books
"I am 25 years old. I have been coming here since before I was born my parents would shop here, and I would come to..."
5. SMOKE Manayunk (Manayunk)
Nominee for: Best Cigar Shop
"This is the best spot in Philadelphia period! You can't find a better atmosphere or a better place to have a good night..."
Specialty Food and Drink
1. Corropolese Bakery and Deli, Inc (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"Many years ago, when I was very young, my father and Joe Corropolese the father, became friends....the bakery was in..."
2. Asher's Chocolate (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Chocolate
"One cannot find better tasting chocolate from any source. Our favorite here is the Chocolate covered cocoanut egg. We..."
3. RIM Cafe (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"Hands down, the best, and most UNIQUE, coffee shop in The City Of Brotherly Love. Rene makes you feel like you are..."
4. Esposito's Meats (Bella Vista)
Nominee for: Best Butcher
"The best veal I ever bought. Love the staff and atmosphere in the store and the Italian market. Well worth the trip..."
5. The Village Teahouse (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Tea House
"The sign over the door says, "Enter as our guests and leave as our friends". That very well describes our experience..."
1. The Ken Battista Band (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Music
"The Ken Battista Band plays such great music wherever they play. Anna's vocals are amazing. All the other band..."
2. Azzolina Photography (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Photographers
"My husband and I often feel uncomfortable taking photos and being center of attention. But Beth makes you feel relaxed..."
3. RL Cake Designs (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Cakes
"I had seen Randi’s cakes at several affairs and intimate parties; I expected that I would want her to make the wedding..."
4. Michael Galioto - MG Entertainment (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding DJ
"Michael is an all around great guy..From beginning to end he is there to walk you threw each step in planning your..."
Nominee for: Best Wedding Hair and Make-Up
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