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Arts and Entertainment
1. American Conservatory Theater (Tenderloin)
Nominee for: Best Theatre Group
"Would love to become a member...Heard really great things and found even better things while researching this great..."
2. Beau Wine Tours (Sonoma, CA)
Nominee for: Best Wine Country Tour
"Beau Wine Tours is the cadillac wine tour company for all the wine valleys. I love wineries, and have been on their..."
3. Castro Theatre (Castro)
Nominee for: Best Indie Cinema
"I moved to S.F. in January 1980 and already knew about the Castro from friends. Fell in love with the theatre decor..."
4. de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"As a native San Franciscan, I am proud that we continue the tradition of fine arts museums in - and outside - Golden..."
5. Quent Cordair Fine Art (Napa, CA)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"Just as wine encourages merriment and good food gratifies the senses, so art can refresh and uplift the soul. To that..."
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1. A Plus Japanese Auto Repair Inc. (San Mateo County)
Nominee for: Best Car Repair
"A+ Auto Repair is professional, thorough and knowledgeable. My son bought a very used Mitsubishi Mirage and we took it..."
2. Audiowerk (Santa Clara County)
Nominee for: Best Place to Pimp Your Ride
"Sean is very knowledgeable and professional. He helped me choose an alarm and navigation system that fits in my budget..."
3. Divisadero Touchless Car Wash (Western Addition/NoPa)
Nominee for: Best Car Wash and Detailing
"They can handle a huge amount of customers at one time. Great gift shop. Check out the cheese shop across the street..."
4. Almost Everything Autobody (Alameda County)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"Great job fixing the damage to my truck. They dealt with the insurance company, got the rental car for me and made..."
5. Tokyo Moto (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Motorcycle Shop
"Excellent Service, quick turnaround, reasonable prices and friendly knowledgable staff make this place my number one..."
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1. Being Yoga (San Mateo County)
Nominee for: Best Yoga Studio
"Being Yoga has been without question one of the most positive experiences of my life. The staff really makes the place..."
2. DIAKADI Body (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Personal Trainer
"• We view the learning process as infinite. Therefore DIAKADI will be known as an educator, bringing inspiration and..."
3. Mighty Pilates (Laurel Heights)
Nominee for: Best Pilates Studio
"The Mighty Pilates teachers and owners are expert in their field - professional,
highly skilled, respectful..."
4. Eskabo Daan (Filipino Martial Arts) (Nob Hill)
Nominee for: Best Martial Arts
"The best school combining different forms from other martial arts (eskrima, karate, boxing, panantukan, kali, etc..."
5. Dream Body Boot Camp (Concord, CA)
Nominee for: Best Boot Camp
"Unlike a lot of gyms, they don't do the same thing day in and day out. It is a regimented program in that they tell you..."
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1. Back Forty Texas BBQ Roadhouse & Saloon (Pleasant Hill, CA)
Nominee for: Best Barbecue
"Back Forty is a staple in my restaurant rotation. They have hands down the best BBQ in the Bay Area and their new..."
2. Osteria Coppa (San Mateo County)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"The restaurant has great ambience,a professional staff, terrific pizzas and other staples of Italian cuisine. At Happy..."
3. Tartine Bakery (Mission)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"I am enamored of their specialty hot-sandwiches for which so many will stand in a line that goes out the door, but so..."
4. Zocalo Coffeehouse (Alameda County)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"I have lived in san leandro California all my life until now and can honestly say this is one of the friendliest, most..."
5. KoJa Kitchen (Marina)
Nominee for: Best Food Truck
"I start to shake, twitch and have a mild case of turrets if I go more than a week without my KoJa fix!
They are what..."
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Health and Beauty
1. Arroyo and Shpritz Chiropractic (Nob Hill)
Nominee for: Best Chiropractor
"Great place to go to eliminate physical pain. This is a vote for best chiropractor, but I think Bay List is rigging the..."
2. The Estheticians (San Mateo County)
Nominee for: Best Bikini Wax
"Renee is amazing! Great attention to detail, wonderful conversationalist, caring and compassionate. I'm so glad I was..."
3. The Estheticians (San Mateo County)
Nominee for: Best Facial
4. Malia King Acupuncture (Union Square)
Nominee for: Best Acupuncture
"Been going to Malia for a few years now (wow has it been that long?) once a week and she has helped me to manage my..."
5. Anna Voltattorni at Mondi Hair Salon (San Mateo County)
Nominee for: Best Hair Color
"I worked with Anna over twenty years ago at Lew Gallo Salon in Union Square, where she did her aprprentership and built..."
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1. Creative Framing & Gallery (Alameda County)
Nominee for: Best Custom Framing
"In these challenging times it seems to "take a village" to keep a small independent business going. Heather, the owner..."
2. Park and Pond (North Beach/Telegraph Hill)
Nominee for: Best Place to Pick up a Hostess Gift
"super cute unique gifts. Great friendly people that own the place, they are always willing to help you find the right..."
3. Park and Pond (North Beach/Telegraph Hill)
Nominee for: Best Homegoods
4. Design Plus Consignment Gallery (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Furniture
"Design Plus is one of a kind. There is no place like it. Immediately when you walk in the door you are greeted with a..."
5. Nest Bedding (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Beds & Mattresses
"Incredibly intuitive selection of non-toxic, eco-friendly mattresses. It is hard to find another store as dedicated to..."
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1. AT&T Park (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Stadium
"Hands down the best place to be, rain or shine, single or with a group, this place was magical before 2010 and will..."
2. GoCar Tours (Fisherman's Wharf)
Nominee for: Best City Tour
"The GoCar GPS-guided tour I took was awesome. It was a great way to spend the day and get a real feel for the lay of..."
3. Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, CA)
Nominee for: Best Historical Monuments & Landmarks
"While this is my clear favorite, I like all the places nominated. But once you set your feet on this powerful..."
4. Project Night Night (Haight-Ashbury)
Nominee for: Best Charity
"Project Night Night has been nothing but an absolute pleasure to work with from the very start of my contact with them..."
5. Michael Singman-Aste (Alameda County)
Nominee for: Best Local Blogger
"Michael's wordsmithing and photography is always worth checking out, he makes a point of getting around and really..."
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1. Butter (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Dive Bar
"Butter defines SF's defiant attitude as the ironic antithesis of the paradoxical character of human nature through..."
2. Sonoma Wine Shop & La Bodega (Sonoma, CA)
Nominee for: Best Wine Bar
"I have had the pleasure of having drinks in the small bar in the back of the Sonoma Wine Shop. It is a wonderful place..."
3. Walnut Creek Yacht Club (Walnut Creek, CA)
Nominee for: Best Craft Cocktails
"You may need reservations - the food here is great, and the locals love it. The fish is fresh, and the menu changes..."
4. Zeitgeist (Mission)
Nominee for: Best Beer Bar
"I hereby nominate Zeitgeist as the best establishment of any sort - bar, restaurant, strip club, scientology cult room..."
5. Giordano Bros. Mission (Mission)
Nominee for: Best Sports Bar
"This place has a great shuffleboard table, great sandwiches, great home made pickles, awesome staff, and when the big..."
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1. Grove Street Kids (Alameda County)
Nominee for: Best Children's Boutique
"I bring my granddaughters clothes in to recycle. I've been doing this since she was a baby. She's five and a half now..."
2. Just Between Friends - North Bay (Santa Rosa, CA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Gear
"They have an amazing selection of everything you could need as a parent (clothes, cribs, beds, strollers, etc). For..."
3. Nancy Alcott Baby + Child Photography (Marin County)
Nominee for: Best Children's Photographer
"As a child centered business owner myself, I am thoroughly impressed by Nancy's amazing bedside manner when working..."
4. Pirate 4 Hire (Alameda County)
Nominee for: Best Family Fun
"We love to take the grandkids to the Priate Festival in Vallejo. We took our grandson first and got such a nice..."
5. Snippety Crickets (Laurel Heights)
Nominee for: Best Children's Cut
"No hassle on first time haircuts."
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1. BRAVO!PUP Puppy & Dog Training (Alameda County)
Nominee for: Best Pet Training
"Paul Klein's work has been especially satisfying in helping me to train my little Moxie! Although I had had experience..."
2. Pet Camp (Laurel Heights)
Nominee for: Best Pet Boarding
"When my friends and I had to go out of town over a weekend, we had the misfortune of not having anyone able to come..."
3. Tales of the Kitty (Nob Hill)
Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting
"Pet lovers beware! Shelly Ross talks up her service and leads you to believe she'll spend 30 minutes each day with your..."
4. Who Let the Dogs Out! (Nob Hill)
Nominee for: Best Dog Walker
""Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed..."
5. The Furrtographer (Pacific Heights)
Nominee for: Best Pet Photographer
"Josh is a great pet photographer who donates his time to make sure all our foster kitties get to put their best paw..."
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1. Flax Art & Design (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Arts and Crafts
"This place is a land mark in San Francisco. The service is wonderful and the employees are very knowledgeable about..."
2. Green Apple Books (Inner Richmond)
Nominee for: Best Bookstore
"The staff that work here are so friendly and knowledgable, no matter how obscure my request or even if I only have half..."
3. Marmalade (Cow Hollow)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"This store is like a mini-Anthropologie with mini price tags too! It's more than a store, it's an experience. They..."
4. Steve Padis Jewelry (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Fine Jewelry
"I purchased an engagement ring for my (now) wife last year. i was a bit nervous as I knew absolutely nothing about..."
5. Comic Ink (Alameda County)
Nominee for: Best Comics
"Love this store! The best comics and toy store in the Tri-Valley! And better than most outside the Tri-Valley! I've..."
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1. Brilliant Earth (Union Square)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Rings
"First, let me say that Brilliant Earth does the right thing. It is impressive to find a company so dedicated to..."
2. IQphoto Studio (Outer Sunset)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Photographer
"I tend not to post reviews, but had such a great experience with joseph that i just had to. A couple of years ago, two..."
3. Patisserie Angelica (Sebastopol, CA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Cakes
"I use Patisserie Angelica for almost all of the weddings I coordinate through Christina Andrews Weddings. They are..."
4. So Eventful Wedding & Event Coordination (Healdsburg, CA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding and Event Planner
"Marisa planned our " after the wedding, next day" bar-b-que at our home for around 50 people. She was well organized..."
5. The Skin Spa (San Mateo County)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Make-Up
"Jaime is the best! She really knows how to target the trouble spots. I've been going to her for more than a year and..."
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1. Frank Family Vineyards (Calistoga, CA)
Nominee for: Best Napa Winery
"Frank Family is head and shoulders above all the rest of the Napa Wineries. There are many reasons, ranging from the..."
2. Imagery Estate Winery (Glen Ellen, CA)
Nominee for: Best Sonoma Winery
"Imagery Estate Winery is a great place to spend time with family and friends. After wine tasting you can grabd some..."
3. McGrail Vineyards and Winery (Alameda County)
Nominee for: Best Livermore Winery
"Lovely wines in a warm, inviting yet breathtakingly beautiful setting. The family run winery welcomes it's guests with..."
4. Navarro Vineyards & Winery (Philo, CA)
Nominee for: Best Mendocino Winery
"Sending our support from the shores of beautiful and frozen Lake Erie in Cleveland Ohio. Best of luck to you from..."
5. The Winery SF (San Francisco, CA)
Nominee for: Best San Francisco Winery
"Attended The Knot Annual Gala at The Winery San Francisco where they hold their annual gala at the "Hottest New Wedding..."
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