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Arts and Entertainment
1. Alexander Salazar Fine Art (East Village)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"Harvard alumnus, Art Critic, Historian, Collector and well-respected Art Dealer
in La Jolla, CA and Boston, MA for many..."
2. USS Midway Museum (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"I left the Midway in the Phillipines in 1965 after serving aboard for almost three years. When she was decommissioned..."
3. Carruth Cellars (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Winery
"So many fun activities here. More than a wine cellar. Both Carlsbad and Solana Beach locations offer music and events..."
4. HITMAN HONEY (Event and Venue Band) (Poway)
Nominee for: Best Local Band
"Out of all the great bands in San Diego county, Hitman Honey is the one with the most talented individual musicians. Is..."
5. J7 Productions (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Family Entertainment
"She and her company are extraordinary, bringing integrity, creativity professionals of a high caliber! She is an..."
1. San Diego Auto Body & Paint (Escondido, CA)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"They did a complete restoration on my 1982 Ford Granada. I am the original order and I love the car. it was rusty and..."
2. Prestige Auto Wash and Automotive (Kearny Mesa)
Nominee for: Best Car Wash
"I have my car washed here every month. These guys do an amazing job and are friendly at the same time! Prices are..."
3. Prestige Auto Wash and Automotive (Kearny Mesa)
Nominee for: Best Detailing
4. Prestige Auto Wash and Automotive (Kearny Mesa)
Nominee for: Best Auto Repair
5. Soundelux Car Audio (Chula Vista, CA)
Nominee for: Best Car Stereo
"Kenny is a true professional. Very easy to deal with, gives straitforward and fair prices, and delivers TOP QUALITY..."
Beauty and Wellness
1. Plush (Banker's Hill)
Nominee for: Best Hair Color
"Diego Hernandez is, hands down, the most gifted artist I've had the pleasure of working with. I have only ever trusted..."
2. Bella Gia Salon & Day Spa (Mission Valley)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"This is my favorite salon in all of San Diego because of the staff. They are so sweet and professional. I have been to..."
3. Bella Gia Salon & Day Spa (Mission Valley)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
4. A Touch of Clover Professional Skin Care (Hillcrest)
Nominee for: Best Facial
"Every time I schedule an appointment with Angelica, it's always the best. She is so, welcoming, and helpful. She gives..."
5. Natura Waxing Lounge & Spa (Pacific Beach)
Nominee for: Best Waxing
"I ADORE this place! I've been getting Brazilian bikini waxes for over 10 years in Encinitas and I've always experienced..."
1. Phil's BBQ (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Barbecue
"Whatever you eat...I recommend the Baby Back Ribs and Chicken Dinner...get an El Toro 'To Go' and just eat the meat on..."
2. Venice Pizza House (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"It's the pizza ingredients: the cheese is buttery and lavish. The ingredients are first class. Even the anitpasto is to..."
3. Snooze (Hillcrest)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
"There's usually not a wait before 8am. This place is always busy for a reason. Great food and great service. Try to go..."
4. Pure Burger (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"My brother's restaurant: Pure Burger, is on the San Diego A-List for the third year in a row. Please Vote and help..."
5. Brothers Cafe (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop
"I work in the Miramar area. There sandwiches and salads are the best in town.
Eder there delivery driver is short in..."
1. SunSplash Swimwear (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Beachwear
"Sun Splash has quality pieces from top brand names in the swim line. With so many styles to chose from. If you are..."
2. Irelia Fine Jewelry (San Diego, CA)
Nominee for: Best Designer Jewelry
"I have gone into Irelia Fine Jewelry to have my rings cleaned, re-sized, diamonds sold and soon I will have a custom..."
3. Baby-Go-Round (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Children's Clothing
"Customer service is phenomenal! Choose to shop here over all the other baby resale shops because of the service. Also..."
4. The Baby Exchange (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Maternity Apparel
"I love this place. They always have the things I need for all three of my children, ranging from 5 years old to 3..."
5. The Fabulous Rag Boutique (Pacific Beach)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"My friend gets her event dresses here, wedding dresses, birthday party dresses, so I decided to tag along when she came..."
1. Hardcore Fitness Bootcamp (Clairemont)
Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers
"I love this gym! Great owners who are personally involved in the day-to-day business, who take the time to know your..."
2. Hardcore Fitness Bootcamp (Clairemont)
Nominee for: Best Gym
3. Hardcore Fitness Bootcamp (Clairemont)
Nominee for: Best Boot Camp
4. Powerhouse Pilates (Pacific Beach)
Nominee for: Best Pilates Studio
"The question shouldn't be "what's great about Powerhouse?", it should be "what's not great about Powerhouse?" Because..."
5. Pride Martial Arts (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Martial Arts
"I first met Master Berry and Mrs. Ahn when i was searching for a great place to instill positive character development..."
1. Parkhouse Eatery (University Heights)
Nominee for: Best Brunch
"De-lish!!! So many things to love about Parkhouse Eatery, but what better to start with than breakfast. Yuummmm. I..."
2. Cafe Luna (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"Everything is great about Cafe Luna. The owner, Jamie, is an optimistic, passionate restaurateur, with a fun loving..."
3. Goody's Sushi & Grill (National City)
Nominee for: Best Sushi
"Hands down our Fav place for sushi. Love the family owned business who'll make you feel like family. Try the Purple..."
4. Sunny Side Kitchen (World Map)
Nominee for: Best New American
"Everything is good. Not a bad thing on the menu. I dare you to find one thing that's not good, cause I've been trying..."
5. Emily's Tacos & Birria (Spring Valley)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"Their California Taco "Cali Taco" is a must try. Exquisite flavor and made on a fresh hand pressed tortilla. I highly..."
1. San Diego County Fair (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Festival
"The fair has something for everyone. The contests provide a fun way for people to participate in the fair. The..."
2. Ballast Point Brewing Company (Scripps Ranch)
Nominee for: Best Local Brewery
"Consistently the best beers and the largest selection. The Old Grove location also has the friendliest staff--they're..."
3. Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego (Old Town)
Nominee for: Best City Tour
"Glad you are still going strong. Whenever visitors or relatives are in town you guys are always on the list of things..."
4. La Jolla Shores (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Beach
"Parking is great (except in the middle of summer) family, surf, scuba diving, snorkeling friendly"
5. Balboa Park (World Map)
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..."
1. O'Sullivan's Irish Pub Escondido (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Irish Pub
"The best Irish pub bar none!!!!!! Great food, amazing beer and whiskey selection ( what's Irish without whiskey ) But..."
2. The Sandbar (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"I love everything about this place. The food, the staff, THE BEACH!!!!! It's just an all around great place to hang..."
3. Tap That (Oceanside)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
"Tap That's Bottle Club is a great way to get unique brews every month. Love the tap selection too. They always have a..."
4. Onyx Room (Gaslamp)
Nominee for: Best Dance Club
"It's one of the best and cleanest club I've ever been too.. The staff is amazing and the vibe is 2nd 2 none!! I highly..."
5. Sachas Supper Club (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue
"Great location, great drinks, food and service. However, the music by Sacha Butros, provides a exciting and romatic..."
1. Camp Run-A-Mutt (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Doggie Daycare
"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 (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
3. Camp Run-A-Mutt (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Grooming
4. East County Large Animal Practice (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Veterinarians
"not only are they amazing with large animals (have used as my horse vet for 20+ years) they also are wonderful with..."
5. Divine Canine Pet Sitting, Carlsbad (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting
"Carrie of Divine Canine is the most caring, responsible person when it comes to taking care of ones beloved furry..."
1. The Stamp Addict (La Mesa)
Nominee for: Best Arts & Crafts
"Stamp stores are going the way of bowling alleys and drive-ins. This is a great store with a huge selection. They have..."
2. Greathouse (World Map)
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. Monte de Piedad (City Heights)
Nominee for: Best Pawn Shop
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4. Cassema Photography (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography
"Cassie's photography just leaps off the page. I know she is being nominated for best portrait photography, but her..."
5. Wonderful and Wild (Hillcrest)
Nominee for: Best Baby Boutique
"Love this place! They have such unique items, and they are really dedicated to supporting families of all types! As a..."
Specialty Food and Drink
1. Cute Cakes (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"It's hard to pick a favorite. The lemon is moist, and has a delicious lemon curd filling. Carrot is simply divine..."
2. Black Rock Coffee (Oceanside)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"The staff is soooo nice awesome! They get to know you on a personal level if you give them a chance. Every time I go in..."
3. Mary's Donuts & Coffee (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Donuts
"Mary's Donuts in Lakeside have the most scrumptious, fresh, variety of donuts anywhere! Great prices too! Staff is so..."
4. Yummy Cupcakes (Encinitas)
Nominee for: Best Cupcakes
"The entire staff very very friendly, they remember me and my family every time we come in. And they always walk us..."
5. Snoice (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Desserts
"Best filipino halo halo in town, only place to serve "snow"south of the 8, and they partner with other local shops to..."
1. Beauty by Gerine (Linda Vista)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Hair and Make-Up
"Gerine was wonderful to work with for my wedding. She is very sweet and listens to your concerns for how you want to..."
2. Brothers Signature Catering (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Caterer
"This place has the most A1 mashed potatoes and mini sandwiches your tongue will probably ever experience in your entire..."
3. HITMAN HONEY (Event and Venue Band) (Poway)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Music
4. The Social Flower (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Flowers
"Robyn is awesome! So attentive and honest, and will really give you the absolute best bang for your buck! While I've..."
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