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Arts and Entertainment
1. House of Blues (Fenway/Kenmore)
Nominee for: Best Concert Venue
"Now that I'm getting older I really appreciate a venue where I can 1. sit comfortably if I choose to (without having to..."
2. Coolidge Corner Theatre (Coolidge Corner)
Nominee for: Best Indie Cinema
"I've seen my share of movies here and I've never had a bad experience. Love that they have a night devoted to Big..."
3. Museum of Fine Arts (Mission Hill)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"They haive the largest French impressionism collection in the Boston area, which is my favorite catagory of paintings..."
4. Kjeld Mahoney Photography (Scituate, MA)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"Kjeld is amazing! He was the photographer for our wedding - and two of my friends weddings. He is so amazingly..."
5. The Paint Bar (Newtonville, MA)
Nominee for: Best Art Instruction
"Not ONLY BEST Art Gallery...Best FAMILY I've ever had the pleasure to have ever met in a family-oriented business..."
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1. ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers (Boston, MA)
Nominee for: Best Car Wash
"The ScrubaDub gang is phenomenal! They take such good care of my cars. Both the new Land Rover and the 13 year old..."
2. Somerville Car Wash and Detail Center (Somerville, MA)
Nominee for: Best Auto Detailing
"for others in the area - Dave is the Owner, he is very professional and personable. He shakes your hand with a firm..."
3. Herb Chambers BMW of Boston (Allston/Brighton)
Nominee for: Best Auto Dealerships
"They make you feel like a Rock Star!!! From the time you check in your vehicle you get the special VIP treatment. I..."
4. Mass Motors Service Inc. (Dorchester, MA)
Nominee for: Best Auto Repair
"These folks treat their customers as gold. A question is never silly,they are very helpful. A person is never under any..."
5. AVI Boston (Newton, MA)
Nominee for: Best Place to Pimp your Ride
"et me just start by saying that NO ONE has even been allowed to even touch my cars. Skeptical at first, I came to AVI..."
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Beauty & Wellness
1. Bella Sante Day Spas (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
"It is ab absolutely beautiful spa and all the therapists are very well trained. the therapists that work their are true..."
2. Avanti Salon (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"Sandra Curzi is a veritable artiste with eyebrows -- her years of experience guarantee that she understands the shape..."
3. Blondie Salon and Spa (Waltham, MA)
Nominee for: Best Hair Highlights
"It has been a pleasure for me to look better than I have looked in years from the top of my head to the bottom of my..."
4. The Bella Boutique Spa (Newton , MA)
Nominee for: Best Waxing
"I've never been dissapointed at Bella Boutique. Trina, Michelle, Chelsea and Nichole are all super talented..."
5. Mondi's Brow Studio (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Brow Shaping
"Mondi really is the best. Before meeting her 4 years ago I bounced from one brow artist to the next. It seemed like..."
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1. Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers
"Cambridge location: Terrific gym with great long hours and instructors, clean and well maintained, and perfect location..."
2. North End Yoga (North End)
Nominee for: Best Yoga Studio
"There are so many different types of yoga classes offered here you will never get bored. Always have special classes..."
3. Yofit 90 Minute Boot Camp (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Boot Camp
"Saturdays are my favorite day of the week because of this class! I've taken other bootcamp classes, cross fit classes..."
4. Greater Boston Fitness (Revere, MA)
Nominee for: Best Gym
"Love the space and room to grow at GBF. Another Squat Rack would be Optional as it is always packed in that area. I..."
5. Artango Dance School (Allston/Brighton)
Nominee for: Best Dance Classes
"Argentine Tango is an extraordinarily complex dance suffused with sensuous emotion. Every partner is different. To hold..."
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1. Sophia's Grotto (Roslindale Village)
Nominee for: Best Al Fresco Dining
"Sophia's is the BEST restaurant in Boston. The food is amazing, the place has such a cool vibe (especially the outside..."
2. Tasty Burger (Fenway/Kenmore)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"Best place for a burger, fries and beer either before or after a Sox game. Great prices, amazing burgers and old time..."
3. Tresca (North End)
Nominee for: Best Italian - Traditional
"Fabulous North End location with valet parking service right outside the door. Italian food that is over the top..."
4. Flour Bakery+Cafe (South End)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"While a definite contributor to dietary struggles over the years, Flour's consistent quality, friendly staff and..."
5. Chicken & Rice Guys (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Food Truck
"Help support my good friends Ian, Phil, and Jenny!! To see them go from nothing to A-List has been an inspiring story..."
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1. Davis Square (Davis Square)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood to Live
"I love Davis Square. I'm a Tufts Alum so it was my second home. Great restaurant options with high end spots as well as..."
2. Emmanuel College (Boston, MA)
Nominee for: Best School Spirit
"Already an R.N. 13 years when grad. from Emmanuel with B.A. in Rehab. Counsiling and minor in Statistics. Easily went..."
3. Animal Rescue League of Boston (South End)
Nominee for: Best Local Charity
"I've been donating to the Animal Rescue League of Boston for a while now. It's the greatest because they go out to help..."
4. Jack's Abby Brewing (Framingham, MA)
Nominee for: Best Local Brewery
"JA's HU is an Epic Beer! Thanks for the quality beer, and the massive amount of tasty hoppiness... Hopefully you will..."
5. Saint Anthony's Feast (North End)
Nominee for: Best Festival
"This is a bucket list item if you've never been. Aside from the parade, bands, and food to die for, it is the Olympics..."
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1. Matt Noyes (Financial District)
Nominee for: Best Meteorologist
"When he first came on the air, I thought he was a crazy-person. Then he started combing his hair. In the almost..."
2. Sorboni Banerjee (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best News Anchor
"I would love to chit chat about her fabulous fashion and incredible whit, just like everyone else. However, I would..."
3. Don Orsillo (Fenway/Kenmore)
Nominee for: Best Sportscaster
"Don's sincerity, baseball knowledge and unbridled enthusiasm make him Boston's finest! Give him a life contract NESN!"
4. allie wears - a personal style blog (South Boston)
Nominee for: Best Fashion Blog
"She is the best, it isn't that the clothes look good on her, or she knows what good clothes look like, Allie is style..."
5. Sound of Boston (Somerville, MA)
Nominee for: Best Local Blog
"Sound of Boston wrote that great "Midnight Snack" interview a while back. Vote for them !"
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1. Highland Kitchen (Somerville, MA)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"If you're waiting for a table, go in to the bar and grab a bloody mary. The wait doesn't seem so bad that with their..."
2. The Druid (Inman Square)
Nominee for: Best Irish Pub
"The Druid has great food - I've tried the burgers, mussels, and a steak - all very tasty.
Friendly service too. And..."
3. Sunset Grill and Tap (Allston/Brighton)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
"Every neighborhood should have a place like Sunset. They've got the biggest beer menu I have ever come across a huge..."
4. Paddy's Lunch (Huron Village)
Nominee for: Best Dive Bar
"BEST ever. Who else would have a bloody mary waiting for me when I called to say I was heading over to grab some..."
5. Highball Lounge (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Craft Cocktails
"Shaher and all the bartenders behind the bar not only make some of the best cocktails I've had but also give the place..."
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1. Magic Beans Brookline (Coolidge Corner)
Nominee for: Best Children's Gear
"WONDERFUL customer service!
As first time parents, my husband and I did not know where to begin in preparing for our..."
2. Magic Beans Brookline (Coolidge Corner)
Nominee for: Best Toy Store
3. Bobbie Bush Photography (Salem, MA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Photographer
"Bobbie has been photographing my kids for at least 15 years. First as infants, then toddlers, kid shots and finally..."
4. ArtisTRY Studio (Arlington, MA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Class
"Immediately on walking into Karen's studio, I feel a sense of calm and acceptance. She is kind, compassionate, and has..."
5. Magic Beans Brookline (Coolidge Corner)
Nominee for: Best Children's Boutique
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1. The Pawsitive Dog (Boston, MA)
Nominee for: Best Dog Training
"As a first-time dog owner, I quickly realized that I was the one who needed training, more so than the 70-pound dog I..."
2. The Pawsitive Dog (Boston, MA)
Nominee for: Best Doggie Daycare
3. The Pawsitive Dog (Boston, MA)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
4. Boston Veterinary Care (South End)
Nominee for: Best Veterinarians
"I live in the neighborhood, and it's so easy to walk there. However, I'd go there even if I had to drive because it's..."
5. MonumenTails Pet Concierge Services (Charlestown)
Nominee for: Best Dog Walker
"Reliable. I can always count on the team to help me especially when I'm in a bind. I don't have any family in Boston..."
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1. Brookline Booksmith (Coolidge Corner)
Nominee for: Best Bookstore
"Coolidge Corner would not be the same without Brookline Booksmith. To me, a great bookstore needs to do three things..."
2. Persona Jewelry (Fenway/Kenmore)
Nominee for: Best Fine Jewelry
"If you are looking for one of a kind, don't look any further... When others are trying to sell you what they have on..."
3. Bessie Blue (Belmont, MA)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"I visited Bessie Blue a couple of weeks ago during Belmont Days. All the employees were so pleasant and accommodating..."
4. Dina K Photography (Norwood, MA)
Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography
"Great Photographer with an out of the box point of view. Dina has the ability to capture images that tell a story, and..."
5. A Pocketful of Posies (Lexington, MA)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
"Attention to detail, amazing displays and great customer service makes Kristin's shop very special!! All her tasteful..."
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1. TSG Weddings - Wedding DJs & Lighting (Woburn, MA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding DJ
"TSG Weddings made our favorite day unforgettable. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire evening - we all had a..."
2. Amy Kimball Events (Beacon Hill)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Planner
"Without reservation - she is THE BEST - she made our wedding perfect and it was not an easy task with guests from..."
3. New England Country Rentals (Hanover, MA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Rentals
"I used NECR for my July wedding and could not have been happier with them. The level of professionalism and response..."
4. Shawn Black Photography (Fenway/Kenmore)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Photographer
"Shawn Black was amazing at my wedding! The shots he took came out great and he knew exactly how to capture the perfect..."
5. Boston Makeup Artist-Kerri Herlihy (Somerville, MA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Make-Up
"As a model in the Boston area, I have worked with Kerri before, and I can't tell others enough about how much I love..."
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