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Arts and Entertainment
1. Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino (Lakeside, )
Nominee for: Best Casino
"From the minute you enter the door to the time you head home, Barona promises to treat you as their special guest. The..."
2. Steam Powered Giraffe (La Mesa)
Nominee for: Best Family Entertainment
"I think this is the ONLY BAND that has MAJOR fans ranging from age 5 to 95+! SERIOUSLY! These guys are Amazing..."
3. The Old Globe (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Theater
"The Old Globe is San Diego's own theater, playing to local audiences since 1937 when Craig Noel founded it. Jack O..."
4. California Youth Conservatory (City Heights)
Nominee for: Best Theatre Group
"I've seen many of CYC's shows, and many theatre shows in general, and I'd rank CYC's up there with or, in many cases..."
5. Steam Powered Giraffe (La Mesa)
Nominee for: Best Local Bands
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1. Progress Mobile Electronics (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Car Stereo
"All of our vehicles have stereo systems installed by them and you can't find people better than them!"
2. Genie Car Wash (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Car Wash
"I bring my Vette in there every time because they pay attention to detail. The design of my trunk allows water and..."
3. Elite Lexus Service Center (San Diego, )
Nominee for: Best Auto Repair
"Straight-forward type of mechanics that don't try and price hike you once they start working on your car. My Toyota..."
4. Detail Works (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Detailing
"Each year I take my car to Steve and his henchmen to get it detailed. Your car will come out better than it did from..."
5. Amato's Auto Body (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"Amatos Auto Body is the best Collision Repair Facility in San Diego hands down. Being in the performance car business..."
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1. Beauty By Dolly (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Waxing
"This is the ONLY salon I will be going to for future Brazilian waxes and eyebrow/lip threading. I had a 3:00pm..."
2. Bellagio Salon & Day Spa (Mission Valley)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
"I have been here one time to drop roommate off, I was very impressed with the Salon and how respectful everyone is. It..."
3. Hair Delight Salon & Spa (Clairemont)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"This is the best salon experience I have ever had! It's now 2 weeks since my Brazilian Blowout with Lana and my hair..."
4. iTAN Sun Spray Spa (Pacific Beach)
Nominee for: Best Tanning
"It's clean affordable and the staff is always happy to see you. They are always so eager to help one reach their..."
5. Spa Zensations at Salon Blondies (Ramona, CA)
Nominee for: Best Facial
"omg that suzzie girl is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! i refer ten out of ten of my clients to Suzzie Harrison. Her hands and..."
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1. Phil's BBQ (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Barbecue
"Phil's BBQ is the best BBQ I've tasted anywhere in the US - not just San Diego. I've lived in Kansas City, Chicago..."
2. Mama Kat's Restaurant & Pie Shop (San Marcos, CA)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
"What can I say about this place? Ok, nix that, what can I NOT say about this place?? From the delicious home cooked..."
3. Hungry Bear Sub Shop (Escondido, CA)
Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop
"i work at a tattoo shop in Escondido caddy corner to hungry bear. . . and i get very tired of eating the same ol del..."
4. Pizza Port (Solana Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"I am surprised that Pizza Port is in the Beer Selection category. It has the best pizza in town (medium thick crust so..."
5. Pure Burger (Carlsbad, CA)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"No doubt, they are the best. Way above anyone else, Burger Lounge, In-N-Out, 5 guys. Blows them all away"
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1. Hansen Surf (Encinitas)
Nominee for: Best Beachwear
"Hansen's is the best sporting goods store in North County and has been for as long as I can remember! The Service is..."
2. David & Sons Fine Jewelers (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Designer Jewelry
"Although on a modest budget I, like many people, wanted to get the best ring I could afford for my fiancé. She means..."
3. Baby-Go-Round (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Maternity Apparel
"I love this store! They have lots of great stuff. I buy my girls their dresses and shoes here, less expensive and good..."
4. Baby-Go-Round (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Clothing
5. TRE Boutique (Del Mar, CA)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"Tre boutique is a great little boutique in flower hill mall that have very kind and knowledgeable clerks(Kathy is the..."
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1. Hash House a go go (Hillcrest)
Nominee for: Best Brunch
"We have had half the menu between different visits. It is tempting to get the same things, but there are so many..."
2. Cafe Luna (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"This is our "GO TO" restaurant, and Jamie and her staff make you feel like family when you walk through the door..."
3. Armenian Cafe (Carlsbad, CA)
Nominee for: Best Mediterranean
"The Armenian Café is one of my favorite places to eat in North County. It is perfect for an intimate dinner for two, a..."
4. El Indio Mexican Restaurant & Catering (Mission Hills)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"I have been going here for years the only thing bad I have to say about it is the parking sucks. The food is always..."
5. Sushi Ota (Pacific Beach)
Nominee for: Best Sushi
"We first went to Sushi Ota 20 years ago when one of our favorite waitresses went to work there. The sushi was (and is..."
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Health and Fitness
1. Black House Team Nogueria MMA Gym (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Gym
"Considering I'm running 6th right now in the best DJ division (hint hint), I believe my credibility should be taken..."
2. Dream Body Boot Camp (Kearny Mesa)
Nominee for: Best Boot Camp
"This is By FAR the BEST Boot Camp in San Diego! I love the hours of classes...not many other boot camps offer morning..."
3. Shafa Yoga (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Yoga Studio
"My co-workers and I life heavy parcel shipments in the warehouse. We tried everything to not remain stiff. Some of us..."
4. Evolve Nutrition & Fitness (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers
"Bo or as I knew him Petty Officer Francy served with me on USS Cleveland. He was in charge of all our training programs..."
5. Tripoint Holistic Therapy (Clairemont)
Nominee for: Best Acupuncture
"i have acupuncture for years with different acupuncturists. Geoff is one of the best acupuncturist I had. I 'm so happy..."
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1. Green Flash Brewing Co. (Mira Mesa)
Nominee for: Best Local Brewery
"Taste all of the best Green Flash Brewing Co has to offer with lots of rare and specialty brews on tap. Growlers, Kegs..."
2. December Nights Balboa Park (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Festival
"This event is one of the best here in San Diego. I hope sponsors continue to support this event yearly. This is one..."
3. Seaport Village (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Place to People Watch
"This is the best in san diego. Overlooking the bay, all of downtown and great entertainment."
4. Coronado Central Beach (Coronado)
Nominee for: Best Beach
"This is one of the few beaches in San Diego that have enough sand to spread out on with the whole family without..."
5. Balboa Park (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Landmark
"One of the best urban parks in the U.S.! Wonderful museums, dining and entertainment! The SD Zoo is what most people..."
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1. Effin's Pub and Grill (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"This is not the Effin's we remember back in the day and the new owners have really turned this place around!! I am..."
2. Bub's at the Ballpark (East Village)
Nominee for: Best Sports Bar
"GREAT FOOD to fill you up at great prices! Staff & atmosphere are awesome & fun. Great location downtown & next to..."
3. Ciro's Pizzeria & Beerhouse (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
"Wow! what a blast!, the service is A+, and the creations are unique, you can be delighted by the real new york style..."
4. Bailiwick (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Trendy Bar
"Brought my girl here and she loved it... made us come back for bottomless mimosas and brunch with a group, everyone..."
5. Fifty Seven Degrees (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Wine Bar
"Love the wine selection over there, they tend to carry more of a boutique selection of wines that I haven't really seen..."
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1. Camp Run-A-Mutt (Mission Hills)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
"We have been taking our Westie to CRAM for about 2 yrs now and can't thank them enough for the wonderful care of our..."
2. Camp Run-A-Mutt (Mission Hills)
Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting
3. Dirty Dogs (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Grooming
"I worked for Dirty Dogs for about a year. I have to say, I've been to many other dog stores, and I haven't seen any..."
4. LLLReptile & Supply (Oceanside)
Nominee for: Best Pet Supplies
"Don't drive 100 miles to go to this place because you get the emails of the "July" specials and than once you get there..."
5. Pam's Dog Academy (San Diego, )
Nominee for: Best Training
"Pam is not only an amazing trainer, but a true advocate for the humane treatment of animals. Using only positive..."
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1. Cool Scrapbook Stuff (Poway)
Nominee for: Best Arts & Crafts
"Absolutely the best scrapbooking/stamping supply store in San Diego!! Incredible inventory! Always has the newest..."
2. GREATHOUSE (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Furniture
"My husband and I have spent the past few weeks shopping for a new furniture for our home. We had recently done a..."
3. The Best To You (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
""I HAVE RECEIVED TWO GIFT BASKETS FROM 'THE BEST TO YOU OVER THE PAST YEAR,' AND BOTH HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL AND..."
4. The Baby Exchange (El Cajon, CA)
Nominee for: Best Baby Boutique
"Great selection on kids clothing size newborn-2T months! They get a little less in the older kids sizes but I still..."
5. Monte de Piedad (City Heights)
Nominee for: Best Pawn Shop
"NATIONAL AVENUE .NATIONAL AVENUE .NATIONAL AVENUE . NATIONAL AVENUE .NATIONAL AVENUE .NATIONAL AVENUE . NATIONAL AVENUE..."
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Specialty Food and Drink
1. Bread & Cie (Hillcrest)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"Apart from busy weekend mornings half the customers are speaking French or another European language. They know this..."
2. Old California Coffee House & Eatery (San Marcos, CA)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"Old Cal Coffee is my favorite relaxation coffee stop. When I'm in the mood for great rich and smooth expresso..."
3. Extraordinary Desserts (Banker's Hill)
Nominee for: Best Desserts
"I have never in my entire life met such rude and discourteous individuals as in this establishment. The last time I..."
4. PURE Cupcakes (Pacific Beach)
Nominee for: Best Cupcakes
"Hands down THE BEST cupcakes. The Salted Caramels, the Carrot Cake and the Chocolate are my family's favorites. By..."
5. Hillcrest Farmer's Market (Hillcrest)
Nominee for: Best Farmers’ Market
"I love their selection of organic produce. The other markets don't have as wide of a selection of organics and many..."
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1. San Diego's Favorite DJ (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best DJ
"I said this last year, and I think it deserves to be said again.
We hired Scott after just a few minutes on the..."
2. True Photography Weddings (Solana Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Photographer
"From start to finish, the level of service that was extended to us should have costed us a small fortune. True..."
3. Sweet Fuss Hair & Makeup Artistry (Escondido, CA)
Nominee for: Best Make-Up
my cousin's company, sweet fuss & makeup artistry, has been nomiated for the san diego A-list's best..."
4. Groove Factory (Escondido, CA)
Nominee for: Best Music
"Outstanding musicians best in class & entertaining.. Must see for yourself. You won't be disappointed!"
5. San Diego Events Company (Pacific Beach)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Planner
"Doris helped me with numerous events at my salon in pacific beach, they were all amazing. She is very professional and..."
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