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Arts and Entertainment
1. The N Crowd (Center City)
Nominee for: Best Comedy Club
"Don't be fooled by the fact that the price is $10. Don't be fooled by the unimpressive look as you walk upstairs to..."
2. The Colonial Theatre (Phoenixville, PA)
Nominee for: Best Indie Theater
"The Colonial is theatre that's been through it all. I'm pretty sure the first date I went on was to see Happy Gilmore..."
3. Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fairmount)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"Everything from the architecture of the building to the myriad and varied collections not to forget the featured..."
4. Hedgerow Theatre (Media, PA)
Nominee for: Best Theatre Group
"a great place for Children's theatre as well as Adults. The children's productions only last 45 minutes... Awesome..."
5. Arch Enemy Arts + Gallery ML (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..."
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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. Classic Body Worx (Bustleton)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"Awesome service, and great updates start to finish on the work being done."
3. Anthony's Auto Salon, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Detailing
"After having my mother's car painted, Tony put the final touches on it making it look like it was better than new..."
4. 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..."
5. Ken's Automotive (Phoenixville, PA)
Nominee for: Best Auto Repair
"Theres no better place to have your car repaired then kens, Great Prices, Very Knowledgable staff, and best of all FAIR..."
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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. Chubby's Steaks (Roxborough)
Nominee for: Best Cheesesteak
"Chubby's cheese steaks define the food. These sandwiches stand on their own. The meat is fantastic and the bun is..."
3. The Couch Tomato Cafe (Manayunk)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"I absolutely love this pizza place. When I moved to the neighborhood they sent me a certificate for a free pizza, and..."
4. 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..."
5. 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..."
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1. Modern Eye (Market East)
Nominee for: Best Eyewear
"My healthcare plan pays for my eyewear and I can anywhere I want to. This is where I go. Very funky selection of frames..."
2. Bucci Jewelers (Conshohocken, PA)
Nominee for: Best Jewelry
"No other jeweler or store compares to Bucci's! Joe is amazing to work with -- he is a skilled craftsman and artist that..."
3. 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..."
4. Conshy Consignment (Conshohocken, PA)
Nominee for: Best Vintage and Resale
"When you are looking for that something special to wear or add to your existing wardrobe, go to Conshy Consignment..."
5. Never Too Spoiled (Olde City)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"Not just a store, an experience. The design and vibe of the store is amazing. The staff so helpful, and the prices will..."
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1. Motion N' Dance (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio
"My daughter has never been trained in hip hop before and I have to give a big shout out to this dance studio because..."
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. 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..."
4. Hurricane Karate (Morrisville, PA)
Nominee for: Best Martial Arts
"After trying out two other franchise "big box" karate schools i found my home at HK! This place is what inspired me to..."
5. CrossFit Novem (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best CrossFit
"I used to dread going to the gym until I took my first class at CrossFit Novem!!! Now, if I don't go for a few days, I..."
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1. Sabrina's Cafe (Bella Vista)
Nominee for: Best Brunch
"One of phillys best restaurants for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Have been there more times than I can count..."
2. Ralph's Italian Restaurant (Bella Vista)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"I would like to take the time to thank ALL of our loyal customers who have voted and have written these very nice..."
3. El Vez Restaurant (Market East)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"normally I'd never give a Steven Starr "corporate-type" restaurant the nod over a legit ethnic spot, but it's the best..."
4. Marly's Restaurant (Phoenixville, PA)
Nominee for: Best BYOB Restaurant
"Two favorites: Panko crusted Jumbo lump crab cakes and Marly's "Cheese Steak". Best to be open to the specials, Mike..."
5. Soup Kitchen (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best New American
"Ben is a soup mad scientist. He makes stuff that sounds crazy but it's always good. Stop in and try a few items. The..."
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Health and Beauty
1. Pure Spa (Ambler, PA)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
"I loved my manicure and pedicure with Kimberly. Her attention to detail was amazing. Before we started the session Kim..."
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. Tantini Tanning Bar (Glassboro, NJ)
Nominee for: Best Tanning
"I've been trolling all the tanning salons in the Philly area for a write up Im doing online. Gotta give it this place..."
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. David Arnold Hair Salon (Jenkintown, PA)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"This is a wonderful salon - sophistictated yet warm and friendly. Sue is great - truly an artist when it comes to..."
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1. Chase Utley (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best 2013 Phillie
"Not only is Chase a phenomenal athlete, but I love that he and his wife give back tirelessly to the animals in need."
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. Phillie Phanatic (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Philly Celebrity
"He is so darn cute (Sorry Bradley Cooper, you still have my heart)"
4. Whiz Wit Sports (Market East)
Nominee for: Best Local Blogger
"Insightful, funny, and smart. Nothing gets my goat more than reading a blog with typos and unsupported BS from the..."
5. BIKE the Basin (Warminster, PA)
Nominee for: Best Local Event
"This is an amazing event that is based on childrens ideas and ran by children of course with a lot of help from..."
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1. Keswick Theatre (Glenside, PA)
Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue
"The Keswick would easily receive countless 5-star excellent/amazing votes if/when it replaces its seats, which must be..."
2. South Philly Bar & Grill (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Sports Bar
"Official Cbs News Letter: The South Philly Bar And Grill
This restaurant is by far the best in Philly. Where else..."
3. Interstate Drafthouse (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"We love Kissy the bartender (and we love her dog Poe) and We LOVE the drafthouse!! Ive been in the neighborhood for 20..."
4. Prism Brewing Company (North Wales, PA)
Nominee for: Best Brewpub
"The absolute best brewpub in the tri state area. All beers are a must try and Rob, Matty, Heather and all staff make..."
5. City Tap House (University City)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
"this saturday we are having a great watermelon smash and eatiing contest, Saturday the 10th of august is sour saturday..."
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1. Vagabond Acting Troupe (Honey Brook, PA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Entertainment
"Hello My name is Jack I was introduce to this theater troupe for about a 2 years now I recently join last winter Ever..."
2. Brittany Schmidt | custom photographer (Woodlyn, PA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Photographer
"I have used Brittany Schmidt for several years and she has been nothing but professional and really has an eye for..."
3. Treehouse Children's Shop (Yardley, PA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Resale Boutique
"Treehouse has a wonderful feel to it. The clothes are outstanding so I usually buy my son's current size and next year..."
4. Kraz Kreationz (Feasterville Trevose, PA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Boutique
"Beautiful work, Tara the owner is the best, very efficient, talented and professional! Just give her an idea of what..."
5. Pun's Toy Shop (Bryn Mawr, PA)
Nominee for: Best Toy Store
"This is one of those stores that you can take your child to and then reminisce on how you too shopped at a toy store..."
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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. The Purrfect Pet Nanny (Phoenixville, PA)
Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting
"Michelle is the most thorough pet sitter we have ever had and will ever have. For the first time when we leave our..."
3. 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..."
4. Poochies Place (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Grooming
"Ive seen this place grow since the start.. talented, friendly, smart, down to earth... She does an excellent job on..."
5. Always Ready for Every Rover (ARFER) (Haddonfield, NJ)
Nominee for: Best Dog Walker
"Steve and Joan Chovit have been walking my dog since my 8 year old Lhasapoo was a puppy. They are an institution in..."
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1. Designed Treasures (Norristown, PA)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
"It's a fascinating store. There are so many different types of items to chose from. I can't imagine that anyone..."
2. Brent Morales Foto (Philadelphia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography
"I've know Brent Morales Foto for several years now. I even saw how he began his journey into photography. It wasn't of..."
3. Phantastic Phinds (Erdenheim, PA)
Nominee for: Best Furniture
"Phantastic Phinds is AMAZING!! Angela and Tim are so friendly, knowledgable and helpful and, somehow, find the coolest..."
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. Philadelphia Bikesmith (Fairmount)
Nominee for: Best Bike Shop
"Creative fixes and custom set-ups; great professional fits; impressive, talented mechanics; fun and helpful team..."
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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. ICED by Betsy (Royersford, PA)
Nominee for: Best Cupcakes
"ICED by Betsy's cupcakes are THE BEST EVER!! I am totally addicted and come every week. I have never had a flavor that..."
5. 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..."
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1. Raymond's Catering (Plymouth Meeting, PA)
Nominee for: Best Caterers
"I have used Raymond's Catering for several different affairs and I can honestly say that I have never had better food..."
2. The Ken Battista Band (King of Prussia, PA)
Nominee for: Best Music
"The Ken Battista Band plays such great music wherever they play. Anna's vocals are amazing. All the other band..."
3. DJ Perry Angelozzi (Logan Square)
Nominee for: Best DJ
"YO YO YO!! Our good Perry Angelozzi has been nominated for BEST DJ in Philly ..AGAIN!!! Friends , do me a favor and..."
4. Gary Nevitt Photography (Abington, PA)
Nominee for: Best Photographers
"Gary is simply amazing at what he does- all of his photographs from the beginning of the wedding to the end look..."
5. LEO Design Gallery (Phoenixville, PA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Planner
"Heather did our daughter's wedding & did a spectacular job. Everything went without a hitch, due largely to the efforts..."
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