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Arts and Entertainment
1. Penn Museum (University City)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"A fabulous place to get lost in! If you want to travel the world and can't find your passport, this is where you go..."
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..."
3. Arch Enemy Arts (Center 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..."
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..."
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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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..."
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..."
4. Diamond Car Audio (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Car Stereo
"Great people, great prices, skills and imagination unlimited ????????"
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
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..."
2. Balance Hair Spa (Exton, PA)
Nominee for: Best Hair Color
"Going to Balance Hair Spa's new salon in Exton, PA is an experience everyone owes themselves. If the salon and its..."
3. 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..."
4. 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..."
5. Salon and Spa by Kimberly Gider (Conshohocken, PA)
Nominee for: Best Waxing
"I couldn't be more thrilled to have discovered Kim, on the week of my wedding no less. I came to her for a fake bake..."
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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. 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..."
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..."
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..."
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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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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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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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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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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1. Hinge Cafe (Port Richmond)
Nominee for: Best Brunch
"Enjoyed excellent food & service on two separate occassions. Interesting and varied menu that changes every couple of..."
2. 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..."
3. 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..."
4. 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..."
5. Bank & Bourbon (Center City)
Nominee for: Best New American
"Amazingly thoughtful menu with a real focus on local and seasonal ingredients. For a snack or a full meal, Bank and..."
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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..."
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..."
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..."
4. Sam's Chair (Center City)
Nominee for: Best Local Blogger
"Sam's awesome .............. Best in the U.S.A not just Philly - always a smile and helpful !!!!!!!!"
5. Upper Darby Police Department Twitter (, PA)
Nominee for: Best Philly Celebrity
"Want someone to put a smile on your face daily? How about several times a day? How about a chuckle or full blown..."
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1. Monk's Cafe (Rittenhouse Square)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
"Helloooooo - it really the ONLY choice... I mean they have a Beer Dinner to pair food with beer; plus a beer bible. I..."
2. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Media, PA)
Nominee for: Best Brewpub
"Iron Hill has done everything right this past year with the special beer offerings at the different locations, to the..."
3. The Legendary Dobbs (South Street)
Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue
"I've been playing music for 20+ years. Over this period of time I've obviously come across the good and bad in playing..."
4. Cheers Cafe (Port Richmond)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"we travel from belfast,NI to Philly approx 4 times a year and Cheers is always our first and last stop, the people..."
5. NBC Sports Arena at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Sports Bar
"The NBC Sports Arena is absolutely THE BEST Sports Bar in Philadelphia! NO other "Sports Bar" can come anywhere close..."
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1. Spectrum Scientifics (Manayunk)
Nominee for: Best Toy Store
"A nice store with a VERY knowledgeable sales staff. Good for adults or children with an interest in science or parent..."
2. Hatch (Ambler, PA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Boutique
"Hatch carries the most fashionable children's clothes. I don't even live in PA, but because of owner Brittany's..."
3. Danielle Foster Creations (Havertown, PA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Photographer
"Best photographer excellent with all age groups, incredible ability to capture that special moment with an artist style..."
4. The Nesting House (Germantown)
Nominee for: Best Children's Resale Boutique
"As a Mother of four and Grandmother of nine, I can honestly say I have never seen such a variety of unique baby and..."
5. The Nesting House (Germantown)
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1. Philadelphia Pet Hotel & Villas (Philadelphia, PA)
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. Philly Unleashed (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Training
"I am so glad that I found Nicole. She truely is a great dog trainer. Not only can she pick up on the most subtle..."
3. The Groom Studio (Glenside, PA)
Nominee for: Best Grooming
"Our absolute favorite groomer of all time! Helen's care for our little sweetheart is tip top for sure. Beautiful work..."
4. University of Pennsylvania's Ryan Veterinary Hospital (University City)
Nominee for: Best Veterinarians
"The University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital is one of the BEST! My boxer Tootie-Girl suffered from chronic ear..."
5. Peace of Mind Pet Sitting Service (Garnet Valley, PA)
Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting
"I can't even imagine a pet sitting service better than Peace of Mind. The animal/nature-loving owner treats your pet..."
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1. North Wales Running Company - All Kinds of Fast (North Wales, PA)
Nominee for: Best Running Gear
"The owner Scott! Hands down...this isn't just your average running shoe store owner. This is a Villanova grad and..."
2. Catalano Studio (Cornwells Heights-Eddington, PA)
Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography
"My family and I have been using Catalano Studio for over 20 years. Jeani is the best photographer! My home is full of..."
3. The Little Apple (Manayunk)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
"This shop is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Every time I go there I find new fun things to buy. I've already..."
4. Ontario Street Comics (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Comic Books
"WE WON! WE WON! WE ACTUALLY WON! Thanks to everyone that voted for us!!
Greetings all! I am Bill the Owner of Ontario..."
5. Indigo Schuy (Chestnut Hill)
Nominee for: Best Sporting Goods
"Boutique goods and apparel store for the active woman or man with an amazing sense of style. Don't miss this store for..."
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Specialty Food and Drink
1. Conshohocken Italian Bakery (Conshohocken, PA)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"I have lived in Conshy for 13 years and my husband has been here his whole life.We have a very large family with many..."
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..."
3. RIM Cafe (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Chocolate
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..."
5. Billy Burger and Bakery (West Chester, PA)
Nominee for: Best Cupcakes
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1. Flowers by Yvonne (Langhorne, PA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Flowers
"Best ANY flowers. Arrangements are always beautiful and they last! Best place around!"
2. Bella Angel Bridal Hair and Makeup (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Hair and Make-Up
"Bella Angel did my wedding this past March and I had a very large bridal party, and we needed to be ready early in the..."
3. The Business (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Music
"The Business? The BEST! Forget about it! If they’re playing we’re gonna have a great time. We try to attend as many..."
4. DJ Perry Angelozzi (Center City)
Nominee for: Best Wedding DJ
"YO YO YO!! Our good Perry Angelozzi has been nominated for BEST DJ in Philly ..AGAIN!!! Friends , do me a favor and..."
5. Redfield Photography (Northern Liberties)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Photographers
"Redfield Photography is AMAZING!!! Not only are they super talented and awesome at what they do, John and Marisa are..."
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