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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 257 nominees
  • Hollywood Bowl, Arts and Entertainment, Local Flavor, Concert Venue, Place to People Watch, Family Entertainment, 2301 North Highland Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90068

    1. Hollywood Bowl (Hollywood)

    Nominee for: Best Concert Venue

    "I love being able to eat and drink at our seats . . the benches are comfy, and the venue is spectacular. And I love..."

  • 2. ArcLight Hollywood (Hollywood)

    Nominee for: Best Indie Movie Theater

    "While the Egyptian and Aero Theatres are close runners up, no theatre beats the Arclight. The best place to see a film..."

  • Japanese American National Museum, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, Art Gallery, 100 North Central Avenue Central City Los Angeles CA 90012

    3. Japanese American National Museum (Downtown)

    Nominee for: Best Museum

    "Personal interaction with the knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Also, the best gift museum store around. Attend the..."

  • Towns Burr Gallery, Arts and Entertainment, Art Gallery, 3609 W Magnolia Blvd Burbank Burbank CA 91505

    4. Towns Burr Gallery (Burbank)

    Nominee for: Best Art Gallery

    "Right down the street from us, and just beautiful. Newest member of Ladies Night Out. Thank you for being in Burbank"

  • Duchess Riot, Arts and Entertainment, Theatre Group, Hollywood Los Angeles CA

    5. Duchess Riot (Hollywood)

    Nominee for: Best Theatre Group

    "A sassy group of lovely, interesting and diverse ladies. Duchess Riot has a special laugh for all types of audiences..."

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Auto 183 nominees

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Beauty & Wellness

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Beauty & Wellness 622 nominees

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 481 nominees
  • Bludso's BBQ, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Barbecue, 811 S Long Beach Blvd Compton CA 90221

    1. Bludso's BBQ (Compton, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Barbecue

    "Bludso's has absolutely fabulous food! The ribs, tips, pulled pork and smoked turkey are all TO DIE for but they also..."

  • In-n-Out Burger, Food, Burger, 13850 Francisquito Ave Baldwin Park CA 91706

    2. In-n-Out Burger (Baldwin Park, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "Of course they have the best burger, thats why when people ove away one of the things they always say they miss the..."

  • Canter's Deli, Cheap Eats, Food, Nightlife, Kosher Deli, Deli, American Bistro, Place to Laugh til You Cry, Fish and Chips, Bakery, 419 N. Fairfax Ave Mid-City West Los Angeles CA 90036

    3. Canter's Deli (Mid-City West)

    Nominee for: Best Deli

    "As much as I like the seriously stacked high cold deli sandwiches at Canter's, (the "For Serious Fressers" easily comes..."

  • 4. Cousins Maine Lobster Truck (Downtown)

    Nominee for: Best Food Truck

    "I was born on the crest of a wave and rocked in the cradle of the deep and me's a proud maritime maine native all's me..."

  • 5. Antonio's Pizzeria (Sherman Oaks)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "Best Italian food, best service. Avoid the crowds and so-so food of chain restaurants. I almost hate to vote for..."

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Fitness 394 nominees
  • Kingi's Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute, Health and Fitness, Fitness, Martial Arts, 1212 N. La Brea Ave Crenshaw Inglewood CA 90302

    1. Kingi's Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute (Crenshaw)

    Nominee for: Best Martial Arts

    "As a father of a 13 yr old boy and a 10 yr old girl, both of whom after 5 years of training are now Black Belts, I can..."

  • KOR Health & Fitness, Health and Fitness, Fitness, Personal Trainers, Gym, 815 N La Brea Ave Mid-City West Los Angeles CA 90038

    2. KOR Health & Fitness (Mid-City West)

    Nominee for: Best Gym

    "Other gyms can be a drag but not KOR. If you feel that you are having a bad day Einstien the mascot come around and..."

  • 3. Hot 8 Yoga (Santa Monica)

    Nominee for: Best Yoga Studio

    "I absolutely love teaching and practicing at Hot 8! There is a class for absolutely everyone--Power yoga, HOT, level 1..."

  • LA Dancefit Studio, Fitness, Dance Studio for Adults, 10936 Santa Monica Blvd West Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 90025

    4. LA Dancefit Studio (West Los Angeles)

    Nominee for: Best Dance Studio for Adults

    "Wil and his team have done an outstanding job with his new studio. It shows his level of professionalism, style..."

  • Weeple Army, Fitness, Running Clubs, Sherman Oaks Los Angeles CA 91423

    5. Weeple Army (Sherman Oaks)

    Nominee for: Best Running Clubs

    "Get your votes in for this amazing group of people. If you know me, vote, if you don't vote, if you care to vote...If..."

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 791 nominees
  • Taste, Great Meals, New American, Brunch, 8454 Melrose Ave West Hollywood West Hollywood CA 90069,Taste, Food, Brunch, American Bistro, Place to Impress a Date, 8454 Melrose Ave West Hollywood West Hollywood CA 90069

    1. Taste (West Hollywood)

    Nominee for: Best New American

    "the best brunch in town, the food is scrumptious and the staff make you feel so well taken care off."

  • Bombay Palace, Great Meals, Indian, 8690 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills CA 90211

    2. Bombay Palace (Beverly Hills)

    Nominee for: Best Indian

    "This is probably the Best Indian reastaurant ive been to, in the world! I've lived in Sweden, all over Europe and the..."

  • 3. Zapien's Salsa Grill (Pico Rivera, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Mexican

    "As soon as we sit down.. they welcome us by placing a basket of the best Tostada Chips, with a side of the BEst salsa..."

  • Gindi Thai, Great Meals Restaurants, Thai, 4017 W Riverside Dr Burbank CA 91505

    4. Gindi Thai (Toluca Lake)

    Nominee for: Best Thai

    "My friends took me to Gindi Thai for a birthday dinner. I was surprised to find out that there is a good Thai..."

  • 5. Antonio's Pizzeria (Sherman Oaks)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "Best Italian food, best service. Avoid the crowds and so-so food of chain restaurants. I almost hate to vote for..."

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Local Flavor

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Local Flavor 161 nominees

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Nightlife 356 nominees
  • Blue Palms Brewhouse, Nightlife, Food, Cheap Eats, Beer Selection, Burger, Beers on Tap, Sports Bar, Bar Bites, Food Truck, Fish and Chips, Beer Bar, 6124 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Los Angeles CA 90028

    1. Blue Palms Brewhouse (Hollywood)

    Nominee for: Best Beer Bar

    "I went to Blue Palms Brewhouse twice now. I was extremely impressed each time. Once the place was packed with folks..."

  • The Little Rock, Nightlife, Dive Bar, 5507 Reseda Blvd Encino Tarzana CA 91356

    2. The Little Rock (Encino)

    Nominee for: Best Dive Bar

    "THE BEST BAR in in SFV hands down. This place is like a second home for me with Amazing staff... Security is on point..."

  • LA Connection Comedy Theatre, Nightlife, Place to Laugh til You Cry, 13442 Ventura Blvd Studio City Los Angeles CA 91423

    3. LA Connection Comedy Theatre (Studio City)

    Nominee for: Best Comedy Club

    "L.A. Connection is truly the greatest improv comedy in the Los Angeles area. They have shows on Fridays, Saturdays..."

  • 4. Angel City (Bellflower, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Live Music

    "hey this is red and this place is a awesome place to hang out. I have been hanging out here since the 90s as a..."

  • District Wine, Nightlife, Wine Bar, 144 Linden Ave Long Beach Long Beach CA 90802

    5. District Wine (Long Beach)

    Nominee for: Best Wine Bar

    "We have hosted many events here with the USC Alumni Club of Long Beach...and we don't plan on stopping! Your best..."

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Parenting 101

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Parenting 101 169 nominees

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Pets 269 nominees

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Shopping 519 nominees
  • Rainbow Flowers, Shopping, Housewares, Weddings, Florist, Flowers, Place to Pick up a Hostess Gift, Hollywood Los Angeles CA 90038

    1. Rainbow Flowers (Mid Wilshire)

    Nominee for: Best Florist

    "Dassler you are the best in all LA. I mean in all California.! I can say that Rainbow Flowers 4 You is the most..."

  • Collector's Paradise Comics & Gallery, Shopping, Comics, Bookstore, 7131 Winnetka Ave Reseda Winnetka CA 91306

    2. Collector's Paradise Comics & Gallery (Reseda)

    Nominee for: Best Comics

    "This is easily the best comic store I've ever been to. The staff is very knowledgable and friendly, unlike the vast..."

  • Scrapbooking Made Simple, Shopping, Scrapbooking, Beachwear, Excuse to Blow your Budget on a Bag, Bookstore, Women's Boutique, Women's Shoes, 18909 Soledad Canyon Rd Santa Clarita CA 91351

    3. Scrapbooking Made Simple (Santa Clarita, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Scrapbooking

    "I LOVE everything about this store. Stacey, MaryLynn & Cynthia are helpful, knowledgeable, super friendly. They make..."

  • Farah Jewelry, Shopping, Fine Jewelry, 637 S Hill St Central City Los Angeles CA 90014

    4. Farah Jewelry (Downtown)

    Nominee for: Best Fine Jewelry

    "Sam, John, Alex, Karen are not just the best but also the most knowledgeable and caring. They assess each and every..."

  • A Runner's Circle, Health and Fitness, Fitness, Running Gear, Martial Arts, 3216 Los Feliz Blvd Los Angeles CA 90039

    5. A Runner's Circle (Los Angeles, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Athletic Wear

    "Find the right perfect fit on running shoes and running gear to keep you going those extra miles.If you're new to..."

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Specialty Food & Drink

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Specialty Food & Drink 403 nominees
  • 1. BodyFactory (West Hollywood)

    Nominee for: Best Smoothie

    "ODE TO BODY FACTORY Body Factory's really swell what beckons you through the door is the amazing smell of all..."

  • Porto's Bakery, Food, Weddings, Bakery, Cakes, 315 N Brand Blvd Glendale Glendale CA 91203

    2. Porto's Bakery (Glendale)

    Nominee for: Best Bakery

    "I don't know where to begin. I absolutely LOVE this place. The cakes ,pastries, muffins, shakes, juices sandwiches are..."

  • Lady Chocolatt Cafe, Specialty Food and Drink, Food, Specialty Food & Drink, Chocolate, Desserts, Coffee Shop, 12008 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90025

    3. Lady Chocolatt Cafe (Los Angeles, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Desserts

    "pure quality! All truffles and bars are premium quality and the owner does not let anything sit beyond the freshness..."

  • M Street Coffee, Food, Specialty Food & Drink, Coffee Shop, 13251 Moorpark Street Studio City Sherman Oaks CA 91423

    4. M Street Coffee (Studio City)

    Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop

    "Great charming pro staff in a really creative atmosphere with art and customers doing such interesting work...and ALL..."

  • ConfeXion Cupcakes, Food, Specialty Food & Drink, Cupcakes, Bakery, 11 W Dayton St Pasadena Pasadena CA 91105

    5. ConfeXion Cupcakes (Pasadena)

    Nominee for: Best Cupcakes

    "Vote for my mother-in-law & cousin's Cupcake shop (Wonderland Custom Cakes in Pasadena) to be BEST in LA!!! They work..."

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