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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 228 nominees
  • Penn Museum, Arts and Entertainment, Weddings, Museum, Venue, 3260 South St University City Philadelphia PA 19104

    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..."

  • 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 (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..."

  • 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 87 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 758 nominees

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 740 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 333 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 501 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..."

  • Marino's Body Shop, Fitness, Personal Trainers, Boot Camp, Gym, 123 E Lancaster Ave Downingtown PA 19335

    4. Marino's Body Shop (Downingtown, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers

    "Marino's is a place that keeps you motivated to live and maintain a healthier lifestyle, not just to do a boot camp..."

  • 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 772 nominees
  • Hinge Cafe, Great Meals, Nightlife, New American, Brunch, Live Music Venue, BYOB Restaurant, 2652 E. Somerset St Port Richmond Philadelphia PA 19134

    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..."

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

    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..."

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

    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..."

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

    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..."

  • Bank & Bourbon, Great Meals, New American, 1200 Market Street Center City Philadelphia PA 19107

    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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Local Flavor

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Local Flavor 288 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..."

  • Sam's Chair, Local Flavor, Health and Beauty, Local Blogger, Hair Salon, 106 Chestnut Street Center City Philadelphia PA 19106

    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 !!!!!!!!"

  • Wendy Rollins, Local Flavor, Radio Personality, PA 19004

    5. Wendy Rollins (, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Radio Personality

    "Casting my vote for the incomparable Wendy Rollins! Before I knew her I started as just a fan of her amazing talent..."

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Nightlife 367 nominees

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Parenting 101

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Parenting 101 172 nominees

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Pets 264 nominees

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Shopping 459 nominees

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Specialty Food and Drink

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Specialty Food and Drink 440 nominees
  • Conshohocken Italian Bakery, Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery, Cupcakes, Gourmet Grocery, Cheese Shop, 79-83 Jones Street Conshohocken PA 19428

    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..."

  • 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..."

  • 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 Cupcakes

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

  • Goodnoe's Ice Cream, Specialty Food and Drink, Ice Cream Shop, 4 South Sycamore Street Newtown PA 18940

    5. Goodnoe's Ice Cream (Newtown, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop

    "The absolut best ice cream shop around!! You have to try the brownie sundae, it's amazing! The brown cow-too!! Need an..."

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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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