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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 236 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..."

  • The Barley Sheaf Players, Arts and Entertainment, Theatre Group, 810 N Whitford Rd Exton PA 19341

    2. The Barley Sheaf Players (Exton, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Theatre Group

    "Incredibly friendly community theater group that focuses on the social aspect of theater as well as the artist merits..."

  • 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, 43 N. Bailey Rd Thorndale  PA 19372

    5. Comedy Explosion (Thorndale , 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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Beauty and Wellness

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 757 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..."

  • Chubby's Steaks, , , 5826 Henry Ave Roxborough Philadelphia PA 19128

    2. Chubby's Steaks (Roxborough)

    Nominee for: Best Cheesesteak

    "These are, hands down, the best Cheesesteaks around. I drive all the way from North Jersey to get them. The 2 hour one..."

  • The Couch Tomato Cafe, Cheap Eats, Pizza, Healthy Lunch, Sandwich Shop, Breakfast, 102 Rector Street Manayunk Philadelphia PA 19127

    3. The Couch Tomato Cafe (Manayunk)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "I just moved to Manayunk, PA for my Senior year of college and The Couch Tomato was the first place I went to eat with..."

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

    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..."

  • The Lucky Dog Saloon And Grille, Great Meals, Nightlife, Cheap Eats, New American, Sports Bar, Beer Selection, Neighborhood Bar, Burger, 417 Germantown Pike Lafayette Hill PA 19444

    5. The Lucky Dog Saloon And Grille (Lafayette Hill, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "Three years ago I got lost in that area. We were hungry and decided to stop at the first place we saw. How lucky! The..."

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Fashion 348 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..."

  • Carolyn Verdi Boutique, Weddings, Fashion, Wedding Planner, Wedding Dresses, Women's Accessories, 1746 East Passyunk Avenue Philadelphia PA 19148

    2. Carolyn Verdi Boutique (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Women's Accessories

    "Carolyn was our planner in Feb. 2004. Her expertise made our affair perfect, down to the smallest detail. She was a..."

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

    3. 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

    4. 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..."

  • 5. LeGrand Leseur (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Men's Clothing

    "This man will improve your style, regardless of your fashion experience. He has a comprehensive approach to his process..."

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Fitness 513 nominees

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 781 nominees
  • The Brick House, Great Meals, Nightlife, New American, Neighborhood Bar, Beer Selection, Happy Hour, Steakhouse, 152 E High St Pottstown PA 19464

    1. 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

    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..."

  • Green Eggs Cafe, Great Meals, Brunch, 1306 Dickinson St Philadelphia PA 19147

    3. Green Eggs Cafe (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Brunch

    "Awesome breakfast food and cozy decor and of course friendly staff! We have only gone once but are dying to go back the..."

  • 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 291 nominees

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Nightlife 367 nominees

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Parenting 101

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Parenting 101 176 nominees

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Pets 274 nominees

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Shopping 478 nominees
  • Catalano Studio, Weddings, Shopping, Photographers, Portrait Photography, 2000 Bristol Pike Cornwells Heights-Eddington PA 19020

    1. 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..."

  • The Little Apple, Shopping, Gift Shop, 4353 Main St Roxborough Philadelphia PA 19127

    2. 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..."

  • Ontario Street Comics, Shopping, Comic Books, Bookstore, Antiques, Gift Shop, 2235 East Ontario Street Philadelphia PA 19134

    3. 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..."

  • 4. Philadelphia Bikesmith (Fairmount)

    Nominee for: Best Bike Shop

    "This shop is not only full service at which you can buy anything that you would need for your biking needs, but they..."

  • SMOKE Manayunk, Shopping, Cigar Shop, 4453 Main Street Manayunk Philadelphia PA 19127

    5. SMOKE Manayunk (Manayunk)

    Nominee for: Best Cigar Shop

    "This is the best spot in Philadelphia period! You can't find a better atmosphere or a better place to have a good night..."

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Specialty Food and Drink

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Specialty Food and Drink 450 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..."

  • Rosati Ice, Specialty Food and Drink, Water Ice, 201 East Madison Avenue Clifton Heights PA 19018

    5. Rosati Ice (Clifton Heights, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Water Ice

    "During Prom season, Harleysville Bridal & Tuxedo gave out Rosati "Cry Baby" Ices and the teens and parents were so..."

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