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Arts and Entertainment
1. Blue Hills Bank 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. Galerie d'Orsay (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"Beautiful paintings, knowledgeable and helpful staff, and hands-on owner. Sallie Hirshberg, the Galerie owner the heart..."
5. Arlington Children's Theater (East Arlington)
Nominee for: Best Theatre Group
"ACT was a great place for me to grow up and find myself. I was greeted with open arms and warm smiles every rehearsal..."
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. Raina's hair color studio by the sea (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"I just recently moved here and I went to Rainas in revere for the first time all the girls were so nice. I was even..."
3. Mondi's Brow Studio (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Brow Shaping
"I have been getting my brows done for several years and for quite some time I was on the hunt of finding someone that I..."
4. Silvestro's Barbershop & Shaving Parlor (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Barbershop
"Silvestro's Barbershop, words cannot describe how truly inspiring and classy this place is. Taking "old school" and..."
5. C.E.L. Hair (Brookline Village)
Nominee for: Best Hair Highlights
"Christine is so wonderful at what she does- and as a person. An appointment with her is a mini escape from reality, her..."
1. Blackstrap BBQ (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Barbecue
"Lots of fabulous sauce options. The coolest local libations and artwork you'll ever see. Best vibe all around to go..."
2. Ball Square Cafe & Breakfast Inc (Ball Square)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
"You cannot go wrong when dining at this breakfast hot spot! Everything is amazing.. from the fresh fruit, to the..."
3. Armando's Pizza (Huron Village)
Nominee for: Best Pizza - Slice
"Great family owned and run place! Can't improve on perfection! Traditional delicious pizza every time!"
4. Sebastians Cafés (South Boston)
Nominee for: Best Healthy Lunch
"Ever since the company changed ownership I feel much better going here because they really know how to treat a customer..."
5. OTTO (Harvard Square)
Nominee for: Best Pizza - Gourmet
"Thin crispy crusts, crushed tomato sauce, gooey cheeses and mmmm any toppings you like. Treat yourself to a slice, and..."
1. Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Gym
"Zane Alcantara has been my Personal Trainer at Healthworks since May 2016 and I highly recommend him.
2. Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women (Back Bay)
Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers
3. Ingrid Lasalle (Porter Square)
Nominee for: Best Zumba Class
"I've never seen an instructor bring such a crowd in for Zumba or any class. Ingrid has the amazing ability to make..."
4. Rev'd Indoor Cycling (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Indoor Cycling Class
"The instructors are amazingly talented and motivating. They are always developing their staff and taking them to the..."
5. Limitless Fitness (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Boot Camp
"Pamela is the best personal trainer! She has a passion for fitness and is fit herself. She has the knowledge and know..."
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. Rino's Place (East Boston)
Nominee for: Best Italian - Traditional
"You can't go wrong at Rino's. We flew in from New Orleans and went there after seeing it on diners, drive ins and dives..."
3. Birch Street Bistro (Roslindale Village)
Nominee for: Best New American
"It is a great neighborhood bistro with yummy food, great wait staff & pleasant ambience. Love to eat outside during..."
4. Bostonia Public House (Financial District)
Nominee for: Best Brunch
"A diverse and inclusively and invitingly-price wine list, supported by a storage system that keeps the bottles at ideal..."
5. Bistro Duet (East Arlington)
Nominee for: Best French
"The food of course!!! But also the warm and welcoming ambience. The Team at Bistro Duet is absolutely amazing and..."
1. Animal Rescue League of Boston (South End)
Nominee for: Best Local Charity
"These folks took in multiple abandoned dogs found next to roadways around the state, spent thousands on medical for..."
2. PhotoWalks Tours of Boston (World Map)
Nominee for: Best City Tour
"Saba is wonderful! Great knowledge of photography as well as the history of the City of Boston and other areas in..."
3. Night Shift Brewing (Everett, MA)
Nominee for: Best Local Brewery
"Amazing beer, and amazing dudes. These guys are super nice - they helped a non-beer nerd (me) plan the best birthday..."
4. Nantasket Beach (Hull, MA)
Nominee for: Best Beach
"I have many found memories here. My Grandparents owned a house over looking the ocean. This will always be my favorite..."
5. Saint Anthony's Feast (World Map)
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..."
1. Hidden Boston (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Food & Drinks Blog
"Love how Marc tastes food in every place he visits and produces lists of best places for specific items. Also love how..."
2. Tara West Fashion (Coolidge Corner)
Nominee for: Best Fashion Blog
"Tara west has the ability to style both men and woman all across the board! No matter the personality, size, style..."
3. Just Us Gals (JUGS) (East Cambridge)
Nominee for: Best Local Blog
"They have the best posts about things to do in Boston AND tons of inspiration for getting ahead in your career."
4. T Town Sports (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Sports Blog
"T-Town Sports has Boston sports news updates as soon as they happen. To find out the true story I go online to T-Town..."
1. Bobbie Bush Photography (World Map)
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..."
2. New England Aquarium (Waterfront)
Nominee for: Best Kid's Day Trip
"As a child living in Albany, I used to love our school trips to the aquarium, it was the most amazing and modern..."
3. Bringing Up Baby (South Boston)
Nominee for: Best Toy Store
"I have been shopping at Bringing Up Baby since it opened almost 3 years ago and the selection never fails to delight..."
4. ArtisTRY Studio (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Children's Class
"Karen not only connects kids to art but also nurtures their evolving individual self in a way that feels safe, genuine..."
5. Pollywogs Fine Children's Clothing (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Children's Boutique
"Sue and Deb are amazing! As a grandmother, I always look to them for gifts for my grandchildren. I must say that they..."
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