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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 122 nominees
  • The Vintage Poster, Arts and Entertainment, Art Gallery, 1492 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach CA 92651

    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..."

  • Lido Theatre, Arts and Entertainment, Movie Theater, 3459 Via Lido Newport Beach CA 92663

    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!"

  • Discovery Science Center, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 2500 N Main St Santa Ana CA 92705

    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..."

  • ImprovCity, Arts and Entertainment, Comedy Club, 3415 Michelson Drive Irvine CA 92612

    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..."

  • Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Arts and Entertainment, Concert Venue, 8808 Irvine Center Dr Irvine CA 92618

    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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Auto 127 nominees

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Beauty & Wellness

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Beauty & Wellness 443 nominees
  • CloudMover Day Spa, Beauty, Health and Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Day Spa, Massage, 18685 Main St. #104 Huntington Beach CA 92648

    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..."

  • Skin Care by Devyn, Health and Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Facial, 17849 Santiago Blvd Villa Park CA 92861

    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..."

  • Pachuco Tattoo, Health and Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Place to Get Inked and Pierced , Tattoo and Piercing, 1161 N Tustin St Orange CA 92867

    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..."

  • MN8 Salon and Day Spa, Health and Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Hair Color, Hair Cut, 26741 Rancho Pkwy Lake Forest CA 92630

    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..."

  • Brush Salon, Beauty & Wellness, Hair Cut, 31770 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano CA 92675

    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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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 228 nominees
  • Bad to the Bone BBQ, Cheap Eats, Barbecue, 31738 Rancho Viejo Rd San Juan Capistrano CA 92675

    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..."

  • SideDoor, Cheap Eats, Nightlife, Bar Bites, Beer Bar, 3801 E Coast Hwy Newport Beach CA 92625

    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..."

  • In-n-Out Burger, Food, Burger, 13850 Francisquito Ave Baldwin Park CA 91706

    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..."

  • Rance's Chicago Pizza, Food, Cheap Eats, Pizza, 1420 Baker St Costa Mesa CA 92626

    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'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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Fitness 258 nominees

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 453 nominees
  • Haven Gastropub, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 190 S Glassell St Orange CA 92866

    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..."

  • A'Roma Ristorante, Great Meals, Italian, 30 Centerpointe Dr La Palma CA 90623

    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..."

  • Javier's Cantina & Grill, Food, Latin American, Mexican, 7832 Pacific Coast Hwy Newport Beach CA 92651

    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..."

  • Stubrik's  Steakhouse  &  Bar, Great Meals, Food, Nightlife, Steakhouse, Place to Listen to Live Music, 118 E Commonwealth Ave Fullerton CA 92832

    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..."

  • Shiki's Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, Japanese, 1936 E Katella Ave Orange CA 92867

    5. Shiki's Restaurant (Orange, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Sushi


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Local Flavor

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Local Flavor 49 nominees

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Nightlife 169 nominees

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Parenting 101

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Parenting 101 94 nominees

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Pets 145 nominees
  • Doggietown USA, LLC., Pets, Boarding, 7466 Edinger Avenue Huntington Beach CA 92647

    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..."

  • Scrub-A-Pup, Pets, Grooming, Huntington Beach CA 92647

    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..."

  • All States K-9 Detection and Dog Training, Pets, Training  , Boarding, Pet Sitting, 4270 Artesia Ave Fullerton CA 92833

    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..."

  • Animalia, Pets, Pet Supplies, Couture, Pet Boutique, 16389 Bolsa Chica St Huntington Beach CA 92649

    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..."

  • Dogma Pet Portraits, Pets, Pet Photography, 1727 Superior Ave Costa Mesa CA 92627

    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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Shopping 264 nominees
  • Rock N Road Cyclery, Health and Fitness, Fitness, Shopping, Bike Shop, Personal Trainers, 6282 Irvine Blvd Irvine CA 92620

    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..."

  • Bell Tower Florist & Gifts, Shopping, Florist, 24601 Raymond Way Lake Forest CA 92630

    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..."

  • The Enchanted Toy Store, Shopping, Parenting 101, Children's Gifts, Children's Clothing, Gift Shop, 1082 E Bastanchury Rd Fullerton CA 92835

    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..."

  • Mimi's Jewelry, Inc., Weddings, Shopping, Rings, Fine Jewelry, 18591 Brookhurst St Fountain Valley CA 92708

    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

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Specialty Food & Drink 169 nominees
  • Beverly's Best Bakery, Specialty Food and Drink, Food, Weddings, Specialty Food & Drink, Bakery, Cakes, Cupcakes, Desserts, 3020 N Brea Blvd Fullerton CA 92835

    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..."

  • Kean Coffee, Food, Coffee Shop, 2043 Westcliff Dr Newport Beach CA 92660

    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..."

  • Patty's Cakes and Desserts, Food, Specialty Food & Drink, Cupcakes, Bakery, Desserts, 104 N Raymond Ave, Ste A-4 Fullerton CA 92831

    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."

  • Confetti Italian Ice & Custard, Specialty Food & Drink, Ice Cream Shop, 1175 Baker Street Costa Mesa CA 92626

    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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Weddings 406 nominees
  • Jay's Catering, Weddings, Caterer, Cakes, Wedding Planner, 10581 Garden Grove Blvd Garden Grove CA 92843

    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..."

  • Diamond DJ's Entertainment Company, Weddings, DJ, Music, Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688

    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..."

  • Manya Photography, Weddings, Wedding Photographer, Brea CA 92822

    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..."

  • Events By Candice, Weddings, Wedding Planner, 14 Vanderbilt Irvine CA 92618

    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..."

  • Amazing Cake Creations, Weddings, Cakes, 2922 East Chapman Avenue #202  Orange, CA 92869

    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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