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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 146 nominees
  • House of Blues, Arts and Entertainment, Concert Venue, Live Music Venue, 15 Lansdowne St Fenway/Kenmore Boston MA 02215

    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..."

  • Coolidge Corner Theatre, Arts and entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Movie theater, Indie Theater, Indie Cinema, Place to see Latino Stars, Museum, Theatre Group, 290 Harvard St Coolidge Corner Brookline MA 02446

    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..."

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, Art Gallery, 465 Huntington Avenue Mission Hill Boston MA 02115

    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..."

  • Kjeld Mahoney Photography, Wedding, Weddings, Arts and Entertainment, Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Art Gallery, 146 Front Street Scituate MA 02066

    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..."

  • The Paint Bar, Arts and Entertainment, Art Instruction, 823 Washington Street Newtonville MA 02460

    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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Beauty & Wellness

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Beauty & Wellness 498 nominees
  • Bella Sante Day Spas, Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Day spa, Facial, Day Spa, Massage, Bikini Wax, Brow Shaping, Med Spa, Mani/Pedi, Hair Cut, Waxing, 38 Newbury St Back Bay Boston MA 02116

    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..."

  • Avanti Salon, Beauty, Weddings, Hair Color, Hair Cut, Wedding Make-Up, Brow Shaping, 11 Newbury St Back Bay Boston MA 02116

    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..."

  • Blondie Salon and Spa, Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Hair color, Day spa, Hair Color, Hair Highlights, Corrective Color, Day Spa, Hair Cut, Brow Shaping, 401 Main St Waltham MA 02452

    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..."

  • The Bella Boutique Spa, Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Bikini Wax, Brow Shaping, Day Spa, Massage, Waxing, 1349 Centre St Newton  MA 02459

    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..."

  • Mondi's Brow Studio, Beauty & Wellness, Brow Shaping, 45 Newbury Street Back Bay Boston MA 02116

    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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Fitness 379 nominees

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Food 1544 nominees
  • Sophia's Grotto, Great Meals, Food, Italian, Al Fresco Dining, Italian-Traditional, 22 Birch St Roslindale Village Boston MA 02131

    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..."

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    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..."

  • Tresca, Great Meals, Food, Italian, Place to Impress a Date, Place for a Special Occasion, Italian-Traditional, Italian - Traditional, 233 Hanover St North End Boston MA 02113

    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..."

  • Flour Bakery+Cafe, Specialty food, Specialty Food and Drink, Food, Bakery, Cafe, Reason to Cheat on your Diet, Breakfast Sandwich, Cupcakes, Sandwich  , Birthday Cakes, Brunch, Local Donut Shop, Place to Get Coffee, Coffee Shop, 1595 Washington St South End Boston MA 02118

    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..."

  • Chicken & Rice Guys, Food, Food Truck, 439 Stuart St Back Bay Boston MA 02116

    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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Local Flavor

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Local Media

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Local Media 179 nominees
  • Matt Noyes, Local Media, Meteorologist, News Anchor, Sportscaster, Financial District Boston MA

    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..."

  • Sorboni Banerjee, Local Media, News Anchor, Boston, MA

    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..."

  • Don Orsillo, Local Media, Sportscaster, Fenway Park  Boston, MA 02215

    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!"

  • allie wears - a personal style blog, Local Media, Fashion Blog, South Boston South Boston MA 02127

    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..."

  • Sound of Boston, Local Media, Local Blog, Somerville MA

    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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Nightlife 361 nominees
  • Highland Kitchen, Nightlife, Food, Reason to Go out on Wednesday, Brunch, 150 Highland Ave Somerville MA 02143

    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..."

  • The Druid, Nightlife, Irish Pub, Trivia Night, 1357 Cambridge St Inman Square Cambridge MA 02139

    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..."

  • Sunset Grill and Tap, Nightlife, Food, Place for Beer Snobs, Burger, 130 Brighton Ave Allston/Brighton Allston MA 02134

    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..."

  • Paddy's Lunch, Nightlife, Dive Bar, 260 Walden St  Huron Village Cambridge  MA 02138

    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..."

  • Highball Lounge, Nightlife, Craft Cocktails, 90 Tremont Street Downtown Boston MA 02108

    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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Parenting 101

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Pets 233 nominees

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Shopping 485 nominees
  • Brookline Booksmith, Shopping, Bookstore, 279 Harvard St Coolidge Corner Brookline MA 02446

    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..."

  • Persona Jewelry, Women's fashion, Fashion, Shopping, Accessories, Designer jewelry, Designer Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, 504 Commonwealth Avenue Fenway/Kenmore Boston MA 02215

    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..."

  • Bessie Blue, Shopping, Women's Boutique, Accessories, 21 Leonard St Belmont MA 02478

    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..."

  • Dina K Photography, Shopping, Portrait Photography, 61 Endicott St.  Norwood MA 02062

    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..."

  • A Pocketful of Posies, Shopping, Gift Shop, Home Goods, Soaps and Cosmetics, 1656 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington MA 02420

    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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