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Arts and Entertainment
1. The Vintage Poster (Laguna Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"My dear friend Gary Gibson has one of the most unique galleries in Orange County, California. Gary can tell you a..."
2. Lido Theatre (Newport Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Movie Theater
"Two story black lights, enough said. ps check out aurora across from woodys if you are looking for a nice date night!"
3. Discovery Science Center (Santa Ana, CA)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"This place is great young and for adult that learn science. I also like new exbhitis they have each month. There great..."
4. ImprovCity (Irvine, CA)
Nominee for: Best Comedy Club
"My Friend recommended ImprovCity to me; she said it was family friendly. I was very excited to check it out so I took..."
5. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Irvine, CA)
Nominee for: Best Concert Venue
"We have unforgetable memories at the Verizon Ampthitheater! From fun times with friends and family at their 4th of July..."
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1. Brea Auto Body Inc. (Brea, CA)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"A rare find - honest - caring service that I trust! Great clean facility. They have seen me through three cars now (my..."
2. OC Harley Davidson (Irvine, CA)
Nominee for: Best Motorcycle Shop
"Great bikes, awesome staff, excellent service, with a new rider training program, and numerous community out reach and..."
3. Rhino Custom Detailing (Huntington Beach, CA)
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..."
4. Patterson Tire Company (Santa Ana, CA)
Nominee for: Best Tire Shop
"Discovered this shop in Santa Ana at 5th street and never thought twice after my first visit. Just give them a try and..."
5. Savi Ranch Automotive (Yorba Linda, CA)
Nominee for: Best Auto Repair
"Great customer service! Very helpful in their explanation. Honest and affordable prices. I highly recommend to..."
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Beauty & Wellness
1. CloudMover Day Spa (Huntington Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
"It may not be Canyon Ranch at the Venetian, but the eyebrow waxes I get at Cloud Mover are even better! The spa is..."
2. Skin Care by Devyn (Villa Park, CA)
Nominee for: Best Facial
"Devyn's facials are amazing! Imagine running your fingers through fresh cut spring flowers next to a babbling brook..."
3. Pachuco Tattoo (Orange, CA)
Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing
"Pachuco's has an atmosphere that is amazing, feels familiar and is very welcoming even to strangers. It is apparent..."
4. MN8 Salon and Day Spa (Lake Forest, CA)
Nominee for: Best Hair Cut
"Kathy Dang, of course! My hair is naturally gray and with gray hair I get so many compliments on the "color" and MORE..."
5. Brush Salon (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
Nominee for: Best Hair Color
"Amazing. I have tried several high end OC salons and none come close to Brush. Professional/caring staff, amazing..."
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1. Bad to the Bone BBQ (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
Nominee for: Best Barbecue
"I love the pulled pork, and the pork chops are amazing. Actually, I haven't had anything there that wasn't delicious..."
2. SideDoor (Newport Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Bar Bites
"Good, hearty "bar bites". The menu is always changing but they keep their staples. Best place to meet friends for after..."
3. 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..."
4. Rance's Chicago Pizza (Costa Mesa, CA)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"This pizza is outstanding! You want something different and better from the norm...check it out....it's one meal out..."
5. Kenos Restaurant (Anaheim Hills)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
"Best breakfast in any county--it's been our favorite spot since my son's kindergarden field trip and he's married now!"
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1. No Limit Personal Training (Anaheim Hills)
Nominee for: Best Boot Camp
"About a year ago I came to Sako asking for help and it was the best thing I have ever done. He took me from 287lbs to..."
2. No Limit Personal Training (Anaheim Hills)
Nominee for: Best Personal Training Studio
3. Pilates Plus Orange County (Newport Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Pilates Studio
"PILATES PLUS CHANGED MY LIFE- This is the ONLY workout EVER in the 10 yrs that I have been serious about my fitness..."
4. CrossFit Active Performance (Mission Viejo, CA)
Nominee for: Best CrossFit
"I can't get enough CrossFit Active Performance they have wonderful coaches that teach the precise movement before each..."
5. CB CycleBarn (San Clemente, CA)
Nominee for: Best Spin Classes
"Best spin studio in town!! Everything about this place is amazing! All the teachers bring awesome energy, the studio..."
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1. Haven Gastropub (Orange, CA)
Nominee for: Best American Bistro
"This place is really unique. The whole place has a warm and inviting atmosphere. Staff is knowledgeable and patient..."
2. A'Roma Ristorante (La Palma, CA)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"Where do I start... from the moment you walk through their doors, they make you feel like your part of the family. The..."
3. Javier's Cantina & Grill (Newport Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"The restaurant is beautiful but the food was a HUGE disappointment. I thought it would br 5 five star like the decor..."
4. Stubrik's Steakhouse & Bar (Fullerton, CA)
Nominee for: Best Steakhouse
"My husband and I love to visit Stubrik's and sit at the beautiful bar. The food is unbelievable! We enjoy the the..."
5. Shiki's Restaurant (Orange, CA)
Nominee for: Best Sushi
"I HAVE BEEN GOING HERE FOR 20+ YEARS AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED...THE OWNER IS GREAT AND HOSPITABLE AS I KNOW..."
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1. Huntington Dog Beach (Huntington Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Beach
"Such a great place for family and dog lovers! Let's keep this place going!! Sooo much fun to see all of the different..."
2. Montage Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Hotel Lobby
"you feel like a million bucks here. of course everything costs a million, but it's worth it."
3. Heisler Park (Laguna Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Picnic Spot
"This place is so beautiful and very near the beach. Perfect place to have an afternoon picnic!"
4. Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery (Newport Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Winery
"Napa, Sonoma, and Bordeaux in your town! Within minutes from John Wayne Airport and South Coast Plaza, your family and..."
5. Valiant Brewing Company (Orange, CA)
Nominee for: Best Local Brewery
"All beers are great. They have a solid story, begging, middle and a great ending!"
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1. Muldoon's Irish Pub (Newport Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Irish Pub
"Muldoons has never let me down once in the entire 25 years that I've been coming here! The beer selection is beyond..."
2. Twisted Vine Wine Shop & Bar (Fullerton, CA)
Nominee for: Best Wine Bar
"When it comes to knowing about wine, these guys and gals are amazing. They always seem to know what you're wanting..."
3. The Copper Door (Santa Ana, CA)
Nominee for: Best Beer Bar
4. The Copper Door (Santa Ana, CA)
Nominee for: Best Dance Club
5. The Copper Door (Santa Ana, CA)
Nominee for: Best Live Music Bar
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1. CF Dance Academy (Fullerton, CA)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio for Kids
"CFdance is a wonderful environment for a young dancer. The studio is family owned and operated. Miss Leanna and Miss..."
2. Rascals to Rebels (Los Alamitos, CA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Clothing
"I have been shopping at Rascals to Rebels for 7 years. I can always count on their customer service to be above and..."
3. Cool Cuts 4 Kids (Brea, CA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Hair Cut
"My little girl looooves getting her hair cut here. She gets to pick a theme (Princess of course), and a movie. They..."
4. Carolyn Rife Photography (Aliso Viejo, CA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Photographer
"Carolyn is ABSOLUTELY the BEST Children's photographer. She has such a way with childeren of all ages and an EVEN..."
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1. Doggietown USA, LLC. (Huntington Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
" When Doggietown open about four years ago it was the perfect solution for my high energy toy fox terrier Nike. Nike..."
2. Scrub-A-Pup (Huntington Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Grooming
"Wonderful service; our boys love Scrub-a-Pup! Sara sees us twice a month. We've been clients over a year and I'm just..."
3. All States K-9 Detection and Dog Training (Fullerton, CA)
Nominee for: Best Training
"Lamb and Sharon are the best! They treat us like family not just another client. I took my puppy, Jorgie, to them to..."
4. Animalia (Huntington Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Pet Boutique
"Animalia is privately owned by two wonderful ladies who have been involved with the pet industry for at least 25 years..."
5. Dogma Pet Portraits (Costa Mesa, CA)
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..."
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1. Rock N Road Cyclery (Irvine, CA)
Nominee for: Best Bike Shop
"Rock N' Road (Irvine) has helped me find the perfect bikes I need. I have 3 bikes so far, One road and two mountain. I..."
2. Bell Tower Florist & Gifts (Lake Forest, CA)
Nominee for: Best Florist
"Last night (around 8:30 pm) I called Bell Tower Florist (primarly because they had been recommended as number 1 orange..."
3. The Enchanted Toy Store (Fullerton, CA)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
"Went in looking for toys for the grandkids. Wow , what a selection! They had for all the age brackets covered. The..."
4. Mimi's Jewelry, Inc. (Fountain Valley, CA)
Nominee for: Best Fine Jewelry
"Mimi's Jewelers is fantastic. I truly LOVE them!! I have an extensive jewelry collection, which i have been collecting..."
5. Lilikoi Boutique (Newport Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"It is such a cute little store and the owner is so nice! Please vote for her store it would mean so much for her to win..."
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Specialty Food & Drink
1. Beverly's Best Bakery (Fullerton, CA)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"You could walk in here and spend the day! Everything looks great and tastes the same! Ran in at the last minute and..."
2. 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..."
3. Patty's Cakes and Desserts (Fullerton, CA)
Nominee for: Best Cupcakes
"As a hard core baker myself, I can attest to the amazing righteousness of anything that comes out of Patty's Cakes and..."
4. Nekter Juice Bar (Costa Mesa, CA)
Nominee for: Best Smoothie
"NEKTER RULES! the bowls, the veggie juices and the smoothies! AND they wear gloves when touching your food... yeah."
5. Confetti Italian Ice & Custard (Costa Mesa, CA)
Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop
"more variety of flavors than any other place esp since theyre innovative with their flavors. very creative shop! def..."
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1. Jay's Catering (Garden Grove, CA)
Nominee for: Best Caterer
"Jay's recently catered my wedding reception. I can't say enough to convey how pleased we were with their food and..."
2. Diamond DJ's Entertainment Company (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Nominee for: Best DJ
"It's been over 3 years since we celebrated our wedding. Larry was a huge part of the event. He managed to colaborate..."
3. Manya Photography (Brea, CA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Photographer
"Manya did my husband and my photography for our engagement pictures and our wedding. The least I could say about her is..."
4. Events By Candice (Irvine, CA)
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. Amazing Cake Creations (Orange, CA)
Nominee for: Best Cakes
"I have known the owners of Amazing Cake Creations (Alejandro and Grace Teran) from the get go when they first started..."
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