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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 229 nominees
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 222 N 20th St Philadelphia PA 19103

    1. Franklin Institute Science Museum (Logan Square)

    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..."

  • Walnut Street Theatre Company, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Theatre Group, 825 Walnut St Philadelphia PA 19107

    2. 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..."

  • Arch Enemy Arts, Arts and Entertainment, Art Gallery, 109 + 111 Arch St Center City Philadelphia PA 19106

    3. Arch Enemy Arts (Olde City)

    Nominee for: Best Art Gallery

    "This gallery is a must see when visiting Old City in Philadelphia. You will be amazed at the beautiful fine art of..."

  • The Grand Theater, Arts and Entertainment, Indie Theater, 252 Main Street East Greenville PA 18041

    4. The Grand Theater (East Greenville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Indie Theater

    "If you want a wonderful movie experience with an old-style theatre and a high-tech system, go to The Grand! It all..."

  • Comedy Explosion, Arts and Entertainment, Comedy Club, 197 Bridge Street Phoenixville PA 19460

    5. Comedy Explosion (Phoenixville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Comedy Club

    "Doesn't get any funnier than Comedy Explosion. Last show was so funny I pissed in my god dam pants which made for a..."

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Auto 90 nominees
  • Franklin Auto Spa, Auto, Car Wash, 535 Lancaster Ave Frazer PA 19355

    1. Franklin Auto Spa (Frazer, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Car Wash

    "Best car wash I've been to in the Northeast! The wheels always come out perfect! And I get a lot of brake dust on my..."

  • 2. Creamery Tire (Collegeville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Tire Shop

    "Great prices and very fast service. A family owned and operated business that out performs the larger stores that..."

  • Colonial Collision, Auto, Body Shop, 103 Gravel Pike Collegeville PA 19426

    3. Colonial Collision (Collegeville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Body Shop

    "Colonial Collision has been in the business for over 20 years and they take pride in all aspects of your collision..."

  • Diamond Car Audio, Auto, Car Stereo, 1429 Federal St Philadelphia PA 19146

    4. Diamond Car Audio (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Car Stereo

    "Great people, great prices, skills and imagination unlimited ????????"

  • 360 Customs LLC, Auto, Auto Repair, 360 Gravel Pike Collegeville PA 19426

    5. 360 Customs LLC (Collegeville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Auto Repair

    "These guys wrapped my car and it turned out amazing, I couldn't be more pleased! Good customer service and pricing!"

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Beauty and Wellness

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Beauty and Wellness 774 nominees
  • Eden Day Spa and Salon, Beauty, Health and Beauty, Beauty and Wellness, Day Spa, Facial, Hair Salon, Manicure and Pedicure, Massage, Medical Spa, 378 W Main St Collegeville PA 19426

    1. Eden Day Spa and Salon (Collegeville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Day Spa

    " THE SPA IS AMAZING I went for a 4 stage facial with that they give you an upper body back..."

  • Salon D'JenElle, Beauty, Health and Beauty, Hair Salon, Hair Color, 458 Germantown Pike Lafayette Hill PA 19444

    2. Salon D'JenElle (Lafayette Hill, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Salon

    "After my Mom passed away who was my lifetime hairdresser, I was in a panic to find someone I trust. After deciding to..."

  • Art Machine Productions, Health and Beauty, Beauty and Wellness, Tattoo and Piercing, Wax, 1345 Frankford Ave Philadelphia PA 19125

    3. Art Machine Productions (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing

    "Tim Pangburn, one of the most amazing tattoo artists in this area. I'm ecstatic to have him back in Philly after his..."

  • Glow Skin Boutique Spa, Health and Beauty, Beauty and Wellness, Facial, Day Spa, Wax, Tanning, Waxing, 35 Bridge Street Phoenixville PA 19460

    4. Glow Skin Boutique Spa (Phoenixville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Waxing

    "Glow Skin Boutique Spa is amazing! The staff is friendly and does an amazing job on any service you receive. I've only..."

  • Renee's Hair Studio, Beauty and Wellness, Hair Color, 314 West Ridge Pike Conshohocken PA 19428

    5. Renee's Hair Studio (Conshohocken, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Color

    "Thank you so much to everyone who has and will be voting for me. If you would like to see more of my work check out..."

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 746 nominees
  • Annamarie's Place, Cheap Eats, Breakfast, 347 Main St Royersford PA 19468

    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..."

  • Goomba's Pizzaria, Cheap Eats, Pizza, Sandwich Shop, Cheesesteak, 793 Bethlehem Pike Colmar PA 18915

    2. Goomba's Pizzaria (Colmar, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "I don't know what there damn secret is but the crust,oh the damn crust is sooo gooood! We fight over the crust in our..."

  • Fink's Hoagies, Cheap Eats, Sandwich Shop, Healthy Lunch, Cheesesteak, Burrito, 4633 Princeton Ave Philadelphia PA 19135

    3. Fink's Hoagies (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop

    "Absolutely the Best Hoagies in Phillly! My favorites are the gourmet hoagies ~ the combinations are amazingly..."

  • Billy Burger and Bakery, Cheap Eats, Specialty Food and Drink, Burger, Cupcakes, 2 North 5 Points Road West Chester PA 19382

    4. Billy Burger and Bakery (West Chester, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "Billy's Burger with Cheese is pure Black Angus beef and large enough for two meals, and only $5.95. For vegetarians..."

  • Sumo Steaks, Cheap Eats, Cheesesteak, Sandwich Shop, 2805 North 22nd Street Philadelphia PA 19132

    5. Sumo Steaks (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Cheesesteak

    "I am a vegeterian and very happy that at Sumosteaks I can enjoy Seitan Steak. Other places simply don't have any option..."

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Fashion 338 nominees
  • Bucci Jewelers, Fashion, Jewelry, Women's Accessories, Vintage and Resale, Designer Jewelry, 117 W Ridge Pike Conshohocken PA 19428

    1. Bucci Jewelers (Conshohocken, PA)

    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..."

  • Metro Men's Clothing, Fashion, Men's Clothing, Vintage and Resale, Alterations and Tailoring, 1615 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia PA 19148

    2. Metro Men's Clothing (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Men's Clothing

    "I love the great selection of brands. The service is also amazing! if you haven't been to Metro, you should get down..."

  • LuLu's, Fashion, Women's Accessories, Jewelry, Women's Boutique, 2205 Silverside Road Wilmington DE 19810

    3. LuLu's (Wilmington, DE)

    Nominee for: Best Women's Accessories

    "I was looking for a unique one of a king handbag to match my new hoops. I heard about the fabulous items at Lulu's from..."

  • Conshy Consignment, Fashion, Shopping, Vintage and Resale, Bookstore, Women's Boutique, 244 East 8th Avenue Conshohocken PA 19428

    4. Conshy Consignment (Conshohocken, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Vintage and Resale

    "Visit now and often. Items available for sale change almost daily. You just never know what you will find for either..."

  • ellelauri, Fashion, Women's Boutique, 1625 Chestnut Street Center City Philadelphia PA 19103

    5. ellelauri (Penn Center)

    Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique

    "This is my FAVORITE boutique of all time! There is something for every occasion and such a great mix of classic styles..."

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Fitness 506 nominees
  • Fearless Athletics | CrossFit South Philly, Fitness, Boot Camp, Personal Trainers, CrossFit, 744 S. 11th St Bella Vista Philadelphia PA 19147

    1. Fearless Athletics | CrossFit South Philly (Bella Vista)

    Nominee for: Best CrossFit

    "Great box! Friendly and encouraging trainers and members, modify workouts as needed for beginners and injured, offer a..."

  • City Fitness, Health and Fitness, Fitness, Gym, Personal Trainers, Yoga Studio, Boot Camp, 200 Spring Garden St Northern Liberties Philadelphia PA 19123

    2. City Fitness (Spring Garden)

    Nominee for: Best Gym

    "City Fitness is Fantastic! Howard has been my trainer for years, and if it weren't for his total dedication I probably..."

  • On Edge Movement, Fitness, Dance Studio, Yoga Studio, Gym, Personal Trainers, 422 Business Center Oaks PA 19456

    3. On Edge Movement (Oaks, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Dance Studio

    "Absolutly the best -- my daughter loves On Edge Movement dance studio and has learned so much from all the different..."

  • Tone Zone Fitness Studio, Fitness, Personal Trainers, Boot Camp, 701 E. Elm Street Conshohocken PA 19428

    4. Tone Zone Fitness Studio (Conshohocken, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers

    "Love tone zone fitness and Scott is so amazing! Results are so quick and evident and the studio space is absolutely..."

  • Old City Aikido, Fitness, Martial Arts, 722 Market Street, 3rd Floor Center City Philadelphia PA 19106

    5. Old City Aikido (Market East)

    Nominee for: Best Martial Arts

    "It does not get any better than Old City Aikido. The teachers are highly experienced and Waite Shihan has learned the..."

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 777 nominees
  • Sabrina's Cafe, Great Meals, Cheap Eats, Brunch, BYOB Restaurant, Breakfast, 910 Christian St Bella Vista Philadelphia PA 19147

    1. Sabrina's Cafe (Bella Vista)

    Nominee for: Best Brunch

    "If you go early enough, there is no wait. If you go often enough, the staff will know what type of beverage you like..."

  • The Brick House, Great Meals, Nightlife, New American, Neighborhood Bar, Beer Selection, Happy Hour, Steakhouse, 152 E High St Pottstown PA 19464

    2. The Brick House (Pottstown, PA)

    Nominee for: Best New American

    "I love The Brick House! I always have a great experience. The food is awesome, and the service is great! I love how..."

  • Kitchen Consigliere, Great Meals, BYOB Restaurant, Italian, 700 Haddon Avenue Collingswood NJ 08108

    3. Kitchen Consigliere (Collingswood, NJ)

    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..."

  • Anthony's at Paxon Hollow, Great Meals, Italian, 850 Paxon Hollow Road Broomall PA 19008

    4. Anthony's at Paxon Hollow (Broomall, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "The food at Anthony’s at Paxon Hollow is wonderful! On the regular menu you won’t be disappointed in anything you order..."

  • Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine, Great Meals, BYOB Restaurant, Mexican, 235 East High Street Pottstown PA 19464

    5. Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine (Pottstown, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Mexican

    "What makes Juan Carlos a special BYOB spot is the fully stocked bar (minus the alcohol). customers bring in the..."

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Local Flavor

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Local Flavor 289 nominees
  • Philadelphia Mummers Parade, Local Flavor, Local Event, Center City Philadelphia PA

    1. Philadelphia Mummers Parade (Penn Center)

    Nominee for: Best Festival

    "The closest thing to Madi Gras with the classic way to usher in the new year with off the street talent that make..."

  • Preston and Steve (93.3 WMMR), Local Flavor, Radio Personality, 1 Bala Plz, Ste 424 West Philadelphia Bala-Cynwyd PA 19004

    2. Preston and Steve (93.3 WMMR) (Bala-Cynwyd, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Radio Personality

    "OMG hands down the most cohesive, talented and funny radio people in the US!!!! I seriously love each person on this..."

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    3. Powel House (Society Hill)

    Nominee for: Best Landmark

    "When you want to walk back into history and see a Colonial House in its prime! Furnishing are amazing- almost like..."

  • Independent Philly, Local Flavor, Local Blogger, 3rd Street Philadelphia PA 19147

    4. Independent Philly (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Local Blogger

    "Independent Philly has a knack for capturing the essence of each event it covers. If I can't attend an local sporting..."

  • 5. Phillie Phanatic (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Philly Celebrity

    "Had to go with the Phanatic in this category! Please vote for my Store Ontario St. Comics in the Best Comic Books..."

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Nightlife 365 nominees

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Parenting 101

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Pets 266 nominees

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Shopping 468 nominees

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Specialty Food and Drink

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Specialty Food and Drink 443 nominees
  • Corropolese Bakery and Deli, Inc, Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery, Gourmet Grocery, Cupcakes, 2014 Old Arch Rd Norristown PA 19401

    1. Corropolese Bakery and Deli, Inc (Norristown, PA)

    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..."

  • RIM Cafe, Specialty Food and Drink, Coffee Shop, Chocolate, Tea House, Bakery, Gourmet Grocery, 1172 South 9th Street Philadelphia PA 19147

    2. RIM Cafe (Philadelphia, PA)

    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..."

  • RIM Cafe, Specialty Food and Drink, Coffee Shop, Chocolate, Tea House, Bakery, Gourmet Grocery, 1172 South 9th Street Philadelphia PA 19147

    3. RIM Cafe (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Chocolate

    "Hands down, the best, and most UNIQUE, coffee shop in The City Of Brotherly Love. Rene makes you feel like you are..."

  • Custard & Cakes Creamery, Specialty Food and Drink, Ice Cream Shop, Bakery, Water Ice, Chocolate, Cupcakes, 5461 Ridge Ave Roxborough Philadelphia PA 19128

    4. Custard & Cakes Creamery (Roxborough)

    Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop

    "The 'Custard Stand' is simply put - THE BEST!!! Hands down #1 in ice cream, ice cream novelties, ice cream cakes..."

  • Wine School of Philadelphia, Specialty Food and Drink, Wine Shop, 127 South 22nd Street Center City Philadelphia PA 19103

    5. Wine School of Philadelphia (Penn Center)

    Nominee for: Best Wine Shop

    "Top picks are the Sommelier Smackdown and the Director's Cut classes. Super fun."

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2014 Philly HOT LIST: Important Dates
Jul 7th
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Jul 14th
Voting Begins
Aug 31st
Last Week of Voting
Sep 7th
Voting Ends
Sep 15th
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