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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 182 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..."

  • J. Paul Getty Museum, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 1200 Getty Center Dr Brentwood Los Angeles CA 90049

    3. J. Paul Getty Museum (Brentwood)

    Nominee for: Best Museum

    "Easily reachable by MTA, and well worth the trip. Once the tram climbs the hill, you'll have left the stress of L.A..."

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

    4. 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..."

  • Lidya's Fine art Classes, Arts and Entertainment, Art Gallery, 24626 Kansas Street Santa Clarita CA 91321

    5. Lidya's Fine art Classes (Santa Clarita, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Art Gallery

    "My son and I have been Lidya's art students for a few years. She's a wonderful art teacher for not only beginners but..."

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Beauty & Wellness

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  • Queen Bee Salon & Spa, Beauty, Health and Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Waxing, Bikini Wax, 10182 1/2 Culver Blvd Culver City Culver City CA 90232

    1. Queen Bee Salon & Spa (Culver City)

    Nominee for: Best Waxing

    "The staff is very nice and made the first time getting a Brazilian wax an enjoyable experience.I have recommended this..."

  • Rocket Science, Health and Beauty, Hair Cut, 4195 N Viking Way Long Beach Long Beach CA 90808

    2. Rocket Science (Long Beach)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Color

    "I've referred several friends and acquaintances to Rocket Science. They are a very perfessional shop, along with the..."

  • Hair By Nico, Beauty, Health and Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Hair Salon, Hair Cut, 1600 Vine St Hollywood Hollywood CA 90028

    3. Hair By Nico (Hollywood)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Salon

    "Nico has done my hair for 21 years. When I lived out if state, I would travel to CA so he could cut and shape my hair..."

  • Studio City Tattoo & Body Piercing, Beauty, Health and Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Tattoo and Piercing, Place to Get Inked and Pierced, Bikini Wax, Place to Get Your Glow On, Tattoo & Piercing, 11032 Ventura Blvd Los Angeles CA 91604

    4. Studio City Tattoo & Body Piercing (Los Angeles, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Tattoo & Piercing

    "The hidden jewel nestled along the base of the Encino hills is Studio City Tattoo. When I decided to start to get some..."

  • Corrective Skincare, Health and Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Facial, 16161 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 109 Encino Encino CA 91436

    5. Corrective Skincare (Encino)

    Nominee for: Best Facial

    "I first went to Jen for my acne problems when I was in high school many years ago. Her facials seriously helped to..."

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 385 nominees

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Fitness 288 nominees

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 581 nominees
  • Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria, Great Meals, Food, Italian, 7994 W Sunset Blvd Hollywood Los Angeles CA 90046

    1. Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria (Hollywood)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "By far, it's the BEST food I've had in a very long time! We go there on average, twice a week! The salmon is my all..."

  • Open Sesame Grill, Great Meals, Mediterranean, 5215 E 2nd St Long Beach CA 90803

    2. Open Sesame Grill (Long Beach)

    Nominee for: Best Mediterranean

    "BEST FOOD ON PLANET! Seriously... (I'm a local and it's been our whole family's fave restaurant for years, every bday..."

  • Guelaguetza, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 11215 Long Beach Blvd Lynwood CA 90262 2560 E. Gage Ave Huntington Park CA 90255 3014 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles CA 90006 3337 1/2 W. 8th st Los Angeles CA 90005

    3. Guelaguetza (Los Angeles, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Mexican

    "This is a bit misleading because Guelaguetza is an outstanding restaurant but it is NOT Mexican. it is Oaxacan. There..."

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    4. New Moon Restaurant (Glendale)

    Nominee for: Best Chinese

    "Just love their Chloe Shrimp, Shelby Beef, Wallace Dim Sum, Chicken Salad, Jalapeno Calimari. The best, healthiest..."

  • Eat This Cafe, Great Meals, Cheap Eats, Brunch, Sandwich Shop, 6547 Santa Monica Boulevard Hollywood Los Angeles CA 90038

    5. Eat This Cafe (Hollywood)

    Nominee for: Best Brunch

    "Home style potatoes and their own homemade ketchup! Superb! Staff is great too :)"

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Local Flavor

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Nightlife 303 nominees
  • Cha Cha Lounge, Los Angeles Nightlife, Dive Bar, 2375 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles CA 90039

    1. Cha Cha Lounge (Silver Lake)

    Nominee for: Best Dive Bar

    "I love this place. It is so random each day of the week but I can usually be found there on Hump Day for $2 PBR (and I..."

  • FLUX Bar, Los Angeles Nightlife, Gay & Lesbian Bar Gay and Lesbian Bar, 17817 Lakewood Blvd Bellflower CA 90706

    2. FLUX Bar (Bellflower, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Gay and Lesbian Bar

    "BEST CUSTOMERS EVER!! I'm a bartender & of course I am bias=) but I also work with some of the BEST PEOPLE! I get to..."

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

    3. 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..."

  • The Surly Goat, Nightlife, Beers on Tap, Beer Bar, 7929 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood West Hollywood CA 90046

    4. The Surly Goat (West Hollywood)

    Nominee for: Best Beer Selection

    "Great beer events going on all the time, plus always something awesome on tap."

  • Lock & Key, Nightlife, Craft Cocktails, 239 South Vermont Avenue Los Angeles CA 90004

    5. Lock & Key (Los Angeles, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Craft Cocktails

    "Some of the best drinks I've had have been here!! Even if you just tell the bartender your liquor preference they'll..."

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Parenting 101

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Pets 219 nominees

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Shopping 370 nominees

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Specialty Food & Drink

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Specialty Food & Drink 330 nominees
  • Porto's Bakery, Specialty Food and Drink, Food, Weddings, Specialty Food & Drink, Bakery, Cakes, Desserts, Place for a Sandwich, 315 N Brand Blvd Glendale Glendale CA 91203

    1. 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..."

  • Wine Crush, Specialty Food and Drink, Food, Specialty Food & Drink, Wine Shop, 3131 E Broadway Long Beach Long Beach CA 90803

    2. Wine Crush (Long Beach)

    Nominee for: Best Wine Shop

    "Wine Savvy but not snobby. Excellent wines at reasonable prices. Love the Crush Club, you get a discount on tastings..."

  • Culinary Delight Catering, Weddings, Specialty Food & Drink, Caterer, Cakes, Wedding Planner, Cupcakes, Wedding Caterer, 4859 West Slauson Ave  Crenshaw Los Angeles CA 90056

    3. Culinary Delight Catering (West Adams)

    Nominee for: Best Cupcakes

    "Not only is the culinary a delight, but so are owners Emma and Ron. My sister in Atlanta found them on the internet..."

  • DK's Donuts & Bakery, Food, Specialty Food & Drink, Donuts, 1614 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica Santa Monica CA 90404

    4. DK's Donuts & Bakery (Santa Monica)

    Nominee for: Best Donuts

    "Best donuts I've ever had. And that's no small amount of donuts. :) Consistently great, every time. Excellent icing..."

  • Romancing the Bean, Food, Specialty Food & Drink, Coffee Shop, 3413 W. Magnolia Blvd Burbank Burbank CA 91505

    5. Romancing the Bean (Burbank)

    Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop

    "Romancing The Bean is not an ordinary coffee shop. It's not like a Starbucks or a Coffee Bean with robot baristas..."

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2014 LA HOT LIST: Important Dates
Jul 14th
Nominations Open
Jul 21st
Voting Begins
Sep 21st
Last Week of Voting
Sep 28th
Voting Ends
Oct 6th
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