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Arts and Entertainment
1. The Vintage Poster (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"The selection in the Vintage Poster Gallery is some of the finest Vintage posters I've ever seen. I love the posters I..."
2. City National Grove of Anaheim (Anaheim, CA)
Nominee for: Best Concert Venue
"The absolute best venue in Orange County. I have attended many shows and private parties, and The Grove of Anaheim has..."
3. Irvine Improv Comedy Club (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Comedy Club
"Great Place for all ages !"
4. Heritage Museum of Orange County (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"It is a BEAUTIFUL venue with lots of flowers, two vintage homes, and wonderful, wonderful staff. Especialy Jamie Hiber..."
5. Cinepolis Laguna Niguel (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Movie Theater
"Good menu of height quality food."
1. Theodore Robins Ford Collision Center (Costa Mesa, CA)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"This place is the best.. i took my car and they took care of it and me .. wow .. such a great place to have you car..."
2. Rhino Customs & Detailing (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Car Wash and Detailing
"I have brought in my car the other day..... DUDE~~~~ I had a ding on the bumper and the paint was chipping off. They..."
3. Tucker Tire (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Nominee for: Best Tire Shop
"Nobody comes close in any way. Service, prices, quality, honesty, timing, and experience. The reason I first went to..."
4. Metro Car Wash (Costa Mesa, CA)
"50 year old family run business, great customer service."
5. Dragonfly Cycle Concepts (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Motorcycle Shop
"I was refereed to Dragonfly from my Harley Dealer for high end audio for my Harley Davidson. These guys are NO JOKE..."
Beauty & Wellness
1. Salon Heavener (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Hair Color
"I have been searching for years, not only for a hair stylist that knows exactly what I want and need, but a salon that..."
2. Tru Skin Rituals (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Facial
"Not only is Jaime professional and friendly but she is educated about various skin types and conditions. She gives..."
3. The Wax Spot (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Waxing
"I have been a client of Lindsay's for the last few years. She's been the best esthetician I've had in my waxing..."
4. Immaculate Brows (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Brow Shaping
"Claudia does an amazing job! For the first time "ever" I'm happy with my brows and I now get compliments. I highly..."
5. Alkali Salon (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"I really love the atmosphere when I walk in and the service from everyone there. From scheduling an appointment to..."
1. In-N-Out Burger (Baldwin Park, CA)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"Of course they have the best burger, thats why when people ove away one of the things they always say they miss the..."
2. Smokey Fred's BBQ (Orange, CA)
Nominee for: Best Barbecue
"Oh my... where do I begin. I live in Newport Beach and the go to for BBQ is usually the large
chain that is well known..."
3. The Scratch Room (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
"This new place in Anaheim is just what the city needed! I have been here numerous times and I am always greated by..."
4. Top Class Pizza (Anaheim Hills)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"There is always something for everyone! My hubby love's the meatlovers, I love the toasted ravioli. It is always..."
5. Center Street Cheese Shop (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop
"The best grilled cheese in town!"
1. The Dragon Institute (Dana Point, CA)
Nominee for: Best Martial Arts
"My training with Sifu Williss has greatly enhanced my life. The concepts of Wing Chun are passed down to us with great..."
2. No Limit Personal Training (Anaheim Hills)
Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers
"Just the fact that you're reading these reviews means that you're interested and maybe ready to transform your body..."
3. No Limit Personal Training (Anaheim Hills)
Nominee for: Best Gym
4. No Limit Personal Training (Anaheim Hills)
Nominee for: Best Boot Camp
5. Avanti Dance Company (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio
"I believe they have the best teachers who influence and point the dancers in the correct direction....giving them..."
1. Orange Hill Restaurant (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Brunch
"Bottomless champagne, bloody mary bar, waffle station and made to order pastas, crab legs and prime rib, chocolate..."
2. Roma D' Italia (Tustin, CA)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"Oh, yeah, this place is the best. Authentic recipes served in a family-friendly atmosphere. This family-owned Tustin..."
3. Peppino's (Lake Forest, CA)
"Just went there for the first time tonight. Love, love, love it!!! Mom herself sat us at our table. And the service..."
4. The Cliff (Laguna Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Fine Dining
"“Have you ever felt like you were royalty? Have you ever been treated like you were the only person on earth and that..."
5. Pub Thirty-Two (World Map)
Nominee for: Best American Bistro
"I love the food here. The poblano chowder w/ leeks, salmon, bacon & cilantro is insanely good. That and the lamb..."
1. Tustin Brewing Company (Tustin, CA)
Nominee for: Best Local Brewery
"Ever had drink called Snake Bite? Well the Heff at TBC is sooo good that it makes an amazing Snake Bite drink. Super..."
2. Orange Coast Winery (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Winery
"Hands down best winery in Orange County, intimate setting, friendly staff, wonderful wonderful wines"
3. Bootlegger's Brewery (Fullerton, CA)
"Great craft beer! Love the relaxed casual atmosphere and wide variety of quality beers and lots of solid flagship beer..."
4. Newport Beach (Newport Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Beach
"Been coming here since I was a kid. The water can get rough, but you know it. Stay away from Balboa and up the coast..."
1. The Cellar (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Cocktail Bar
"The Cellar is one of the last iconic restaurants left in all of Orange County. The food is exceptional and the service..."
2. Pierce Street Annex (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Dive Bar
"Best patio. Great Dj's. Dancefloor. Awesome drinks. Great staff. You can't really go wrong here. Oh.. and the outdoor..."
3. Patsy's Irish Pub (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Irish Pub
"Patsy's Irish Pub has warmth, ambiance, and character. It is truly a place where one feels welcome and at home..."
4. Cook's Chapel (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Jazz Club
"Celebrated my birthday there last night and it was fantastic! Excellent music, great food and intimate atmosphere all..."
5. BXCR Wine Bar (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wine Bar
"Vintage vibes meets great wine. Definitely a hot spot for date night!"
1. South Coast Conservatory (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio for Kids
"This school has everything for children-ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, tap, ypoga, pilates, musical theater..."
2. Granola Babies (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Children's Clothing
"I love their cloth diapers, wraps, baby carriers and classes. Their customer service is awesome!"
3. Candice Berman Photography (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Children's Photographer
"Candice Berman Photography was the first experience outside the four walls of my home with my freshly picked, seven day..."
1. Dogma Pet Portraits (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Pet Photography
"David & Slyvaine do AMAZING work! And, they treat customers like friends and have your pet's best interest at heart..."
2. Posh Pooch, Inc. (Huntington Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Grooming
"Michelle and her crew are all very competent, friendly, and most importantly, good to the dogs. My dog Sitka always..."
3. Wags & Wiggles (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
"My dog and I bought their awesome "Training for Life" package, and we've taken several classes together. Gretchen is..."
4. Walk'n Wag'n Pets (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Dog Walker
"Jessie and her crew are the best, hands down. I've had experience with other dog walking businesses, and Walk'n Wag'n..."
5. Vet4Healthy Pet (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Veterinarians
"Dr. Kraemer and his team of well trained and highly skilled professionals provide the most advanced and state-of-the..."
1. The Path Bike Shop (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Bike Shop
"This is, by far, the best bike shop I've ever seen! They have the greatest selection. The Path isn't one of these..."
2. G2 Bike (World Map)
"G2 Bike - AJ, Ted & Justin know their stuff and just as important, they know their customers. The end result is..."
3. SwimSpot Swimwear Boutique (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Beachwear
"Swimspot honestly has the best swimwear around. They have something for every single body type, whether you are a size..."
4. Habitat OC ReStores (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Home Goods
"The Habitat OC ReStores receive new, exciting donations every day and are open to the general public! ReStores sell new..."
5. Johnny Jeans (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"Brenda has the best knowledge of what is hip and in fashion. She always advises me on latest styles and trends that..."
Specialty Food & Drink
1. Kean Coffee (Newport Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"Top notch coffee and espresso drinks.
Their beans are virtually unbeatable as they choose high quality beans and..."
2. Patty's Cakes and Desserts (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Cupcakes
"My husband and I had already loved Patty and her creations for our birthday cakes when we asked her to fashion our..."
3. Anne's Boutique Wines (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wine Shop
"Incredible selection of artisan wines - not the big corporation wines that you'll find at the grocery store.
4. Passion. Sugar. Butter. (Foothill Ranch, CA)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"Their cookies are the best ever! Also, they have great customer service. My experience was from them catering my..."
5. Little Bakery OC (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Desserts
"they did our wedding cake and it turn out not only amazing beautifuly but tast so good and moist like a cake deserv to..."
1. Amazing Cakes (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Cakes
"I discovered Amazing cakes 6 years ago, after taste testing at about 10 different places for my wedding cake..."
2. Country Garden Caterers (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Caterer
"Okay! Seriously! If I could rate this business any higher I would! I can’t tell anyone enough how much I LOVE these..."
3. Heritage Museum of Orange County (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Venue
4. Engaged Events (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Planner
"I can't even begin to explain how incredible Candice is. We had over 200 people at our multi-cultural wedding, and I..."
5. Jennifer Brennan Photography (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Photographer
"Jennifer has the most amazing eye behind the camera and she has such a personal relationship with her clients during..."
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