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Arts and Entertainment
1. Bank of America Pavilion (Waterfront)
Nominee for: Best Concert Venue
"Definitely one of Boston's best venues. This outdoor arena seats somewhere around 5k and has great acoustics. You are..."
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. American Repertory Theatre (Harvard Square)
Nominee for: Best Theatre Group
"Their work is as thought provoking as it is entertaining. I can always count on unique performances with extremely good..."
5. 13FOREST Gallery (East Arlington)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"Friendly place with really nice stuff at ALL price levels--some great art in here, as well as clever finds for all..."
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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. CitySide Subaru (Belmont, MA)
Nominee for: Best Auto Dealerships
"Open on a Sunday which was great for me, I came in and test drove several cars and just a few hours later I was signing..."
4. 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..."
5. Alewife Automotive (Somerville, MA)
Nominee for: Best Auto Repair
"George could not exemplify a better business man/mechanic! Heck, he's even the type of guy you'd want to grab a beer..."
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Beauty & Wellness
1. Bella Sante Day Spas (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
"Hi! Had a full body deep tissue massage at Bella Sante and it was the most de-stressing, relaxing feel well overall..."
2. Biyoshi (Coolidge Corner)
Nominee for: Best Hair Cut
"Hands down the greatest haircut around. I used to be a single loser and ever since I started going to Biyoshi I have..."
3. Razors Barbershop & Shave (Somerville, MA)
Nominee for: Best Barber
"Sit down in any of the 5 barber chairs and you will leave looking exactly how you wanted and requested (within physical..."
4. Urban Beauty Lounge (Quincy, MA)
Nominee for: Best Waxing
"Okay first things first! This diamond in the rough is located 1 mile off of exit 12 right over the Neponset Bridge, you..."
5. Brilliance Tattoo (Allston/Brighton)
Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing
"I waited 2 yrs until Abbylyn was working at a shop in my area before I got my tattoo from her and it was Definately..."
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1. Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers
"Eden, Paula, Sean...to name a few, are by far a few of the best instructors here. Their determination and spirit in..."
2. Yofit 90 Minute Boot Camp (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Boot Camp
"The warmup is great. Just when you think that you've had enough of a workout during the warmup, there comes 60 more..."
3. The Ring Boxing Club (Allston/Brighton)
Nominee for: Best Gym
"Going to this gym was the best personal investment I have ever made. The trainers truly care about your success..."
4. RSully Fitness (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Spinning Class
"Sully is the man. His style is like no other...and that's a GODD thing. His energy is unending, and he keeps you..."
5. The Z Spot (South End)
Nominee for: Best Zumba Class
"For someone who was skeptical of this whole Zumba thing...the Z Spot did an amazing job in turning things around! One..."
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1. UBurger (Fenway/Kenmore)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"Pretty unique place for Boston -- it does remind me a lot of In-n-Out burgers on the West Coast. I just have a hard..."
2. Tresca (North End)
Nominee for: Best Italian - Traditional
"Great wine at the bar. Great food in the restaurant. And you can't beat the balcony table upstairs for a date. Blows..."
3. Flour Bakery and Cafe (South End)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"While a definite contributor to dietary struggles over the years, Flour's consistent quality, friendly staff and..."
4. Eastern Standard (Fenway/Kenmore)
Nominee for: Best American Bistro
"Whether you choose from the menu, opt for a classic or ask for a recommendation, you'll get great service and a well..."
5. Chicken & Rice Guys (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Food Truck
"It's a rarity to find good quality food these days. With Chicken & Rice Guys, not only do you get good quality, you get..."
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1. 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..."
2. Animal Rescue League of Boston (South End)
Nominee for: Best Local Charity
"Animal Rescue League has done so much for me and my dog who was very ill and they literally save her life. I thank..."
3. Cambridge Historical Tours (Central Square)
Nominee for: Best City Tour
"Great company. They tell all about the historical and hysterical fun facts throughout the Harvard and Cambridge area..."
4. Slumbrew (Somerville, MA)
Nominee for: Best Local Brewery
"Met one of the Brewers at Porter Cafe in West Roxbury and tried samples of all their beers. Not a single one I didn't..."
5. Crane Beach (Ipswich, MA)
Nominee for: Best Beach
"One of the things that makes Crane a great beach is the lack of commercial development. There are no beach houses..."
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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. Adam Williams (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best News Anchor
"If you vote for this Baby, you get a fee app, lol. Not really but it's was a nice thought, seriously she"s cute and..."
3. WERS 88.9 FM (Emerson) (Chinatown)
Nominee for: Best College Radio Station
"ERS is not only the best college radio stations, but one of the better radio stations in Boston. Always fun to see the..."
4. Naoko Funayama (North Station)
Nominee for: Best Bruins Reporter
"I have watched Naoko for years & really appreciate her style of reporting & the fun she brings to the coverage. No ego..."
5. Trends and Tolstoy (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Fashion Blog
"Show my adorable Russian princess some love, will you?"
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1. Kings (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Bowling
"Not only is this the best place to bowl (videos and music are unbelievably cool), but the food is outstanding! Pizza..."
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 Bar
"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. Highland Kitchen (Somerville, MA)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"I find off peak hours the best on the weekend...although waiting with a drink for your table isn't so horrible!"
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1. Museum of Science (Boston, MA)
Nominee for: Best Kid's Day Trip
"This museum is full of things to do, unfortunately we tend to go only with children and miss out on the adult sections..."
2. Magic Beans (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..."
3. Magic Beans (Coolidge Corner)
Nominee for: Best Toy Store
4. Christina McPherson Photography (Lincoln, MA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Photographer
"Christina McPherson Photography is the best! I should know because I have the pleasure of working with her on her..."
5. Tiny Hanger (Coolidge Corner)
Nominee for: Best Children's Boutique
"The Owner Lucia at the Tiny Hanger is not only professional, and super helpful she is also very sweet. I purchased..."
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1. The Pawsitive Dog (Boston, MA)
Nominee for: Best Dog Training
"With over 10,000 dogs trained and over 15 years of invaluable, specialized training to owners and their dogs, The..."
2. The Pawsitive Dog (Boston, MA)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
3. The Pawsitive Dog (Boston, MA)
Nominee for: Best Doggie Daycare
4. MSPCA Angell (Jamaica Plain)
Nominee for: Best Veterinarians
"Why anyone would go anywhere else I don't know. The best group of doctors. The best facilities. One stop for all pet..."
5. MonumenTails LLC (Charlestown)
Nominee for: Best Dog Walker
"The owner (Elizabeth) is fantastic! So reliable and professional. I always felt she treated my dogs as if they were..."
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1. Harvard Book Store (Harvard Square)
Nominee for: Best Bookstore
"Not all book stores are created equally. The Harvard Book Store has a great thing going with an unbeatable location..."
2. City Sports (Porter Square)
Nominee for: Best Athletic Wear
"One of my favorite Athletic Stores in the City. We also do some FREE Zumba classes in the store from time to time! What..."
3. Ceri Boutique (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"Tali is the bests - she knows my taste, is honest about what looks good (and doesn't) and keeps me in mind when great..."
4. Terra Nostra (East Arlington)
Nominee for: Best Costume Jewelry
""Costume jewelry" doesn't even begin to describe what they have at this place!! They create their own hand-made pieces..."
5. Nomad (Porter Square)
Nominee for: Best Home Goods
"Amazing and unique goods here: Great affordable quirky glassware, tableware, etc. Wonderful jewelry that gets many..."
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1. Kjeld Mahoney Photography (Scituate, MA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Photographer
"Kjeld is amazing! He was the photographer for our wedding - and two of my friends weddings. He is so amazingly..."
2. Elegant Aura Events (Newton, MA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Planner
"Alison and Elegant Aura Events are the best professional event planner I have met. She loves what she does so much and..."
3. Hot Mess Boston (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Band
"Okay. Can I just say that I historically I preferred a DJ to a band at weddings. That is until I saw Hot Mess. This..."
4. Flou(-e)r Speciality Floral Events (Woburn, MA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Flowers
"Gregory was wonderful and helped to make our special day something we would remember for the rest of our lives. He not..."
5. DJ Joe Pet (North Station)
Nominee for: Best Wedding DJ
"He is the best wedding dj and most professional entertainer that I have seen in all of Boston.I have attended weddings..."
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