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Arts and Entertainment
1. American Conservatory Theater (Union Square)
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. ArtHaus (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"Any gallery that has the good sense to exhibit the work of Carol Massa, has my vote as an extraordinary gallery. I..."
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. Cobb's Comedy Club (Russian Hill)
Nominee for: Best Live Comedy Club
"Cobb's hosts some of the best talent in the city, and they're extremely queer-friendly. Other comedy venues I have..."
5. de Young Museum (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..."
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1. A Plus Japanese Auto Repair Inc. (San Carlos, CA)
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. Almost Everything Autobody (Fremont, CA)
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..."
4. SF Moto (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Motorcycle Shop
"SF Moto was our first stop after we landed for a week long visit from Toronto, Canada. Great team, very knowledgeable..."
5. Auto Detail Factory (Redwood City, CA)
Nominee for: Best Car Wash and Detailing
"Oscar & his partner Adrian have been detailing and washing cars for us at our Ferrari-Maserati dealership for over a..."
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1. A Slice of New York (Santa Clara County)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"It's been very challenging for me as a native New Yorker to find pizza in San Jose that measures up to the east coast..."
2. 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..."
3. Sam's ChowderMobile (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Nominee for: Best Food Truck
"LOBSTER ROLL! Huuuuuggge hunks of claw meat. This sandwich is sooooooo worth the price. Save your pennies by eating..."
4. The Counter Custom Built Burgers (San Mateo, CA)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"Best burgers around. I crave them often. The only complaint I have is their smallest build your own burger (1/3 pound..."
5. Bagel Street Cafe - Blackhawk (Danville, CA)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
"They also have best sandwiches - most popular: Bagel Street Club (turkey, bacon & cheese), Californian (turkey, cheese..."
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1. Being Yoga (Burlingame, CA)
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. Eskabo Daan (Filipino Martial Arts) (Nob Hill)
Nominee for: Best Martial Arts
"To my Most Dearest Families & Friends:
Your support is truly my most very most treasured ones & casting each of your..."
4. Shamp's Boot Camps (Belmont, CA)
Nominee for: Best Boot Camp
"Brien's ability to give personalized direction on how to complete each exercise safely, efficiently and powerfully..."
5. Adrian Ramirez Pilates (San Carlos, CA)
Nominee for: Best Pilates Studio
"I have only started taking Adrian's classes 6 sessions ago and already see results! I can't say enough what a fun and..."
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1. Ajanta Restaurant (North Berkeley)
Nominee for: Best Indian
"Great Indian dining. I have loved this restaurant for years. The owner is a completely dear person, very hands on, very..."
2. Melo's Pizza and Pasta (Livermore, CA)
Nominee for: Best Gourmet Pizza
"I've been going to Melo's in Pleasant Hill for years, so when I heard one was opening near my work in Livermore, I was..."
3. Osteria Coppa (San Mateo, CA)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"The restaurant has great ambience,a professional staff, terrific pizzas and other staples of Italian cuisine. At Happy..."
4. Walnut Creek Yacht Club (Walnut Creek, CA)
Nominee for: Best Seafood
"You may need reservations - the food here is great, and the locals love it. The fish is fresh, and the menu changes..."
5. Moss Beach Distillery (Moss Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Waterfront Dining
"Last night, 2/21/14 we had a romantic birthday dinner together by the window. The crusted petrale sole was best ever..."
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Health and Wellness
1. Arroyo and Shpritz Chiropractic (Nob Hill)
Nominee for: Best Chiropractor
"Dr. Helaine Shpritz is amazing!
I was looking for a chiropractor for a few months, and after scrolling Yelp for the..."
2. Spa LUXE (Redwood City, CA)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
"I enjoy the time I spend at Spa Luxe from the moment I walk in--the front desk people are friendly and attentive. It..."
3. Barberia Salon (Foster City, CA)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"Fabulous service, terrific people, impeccable color specialists, top notch stylists, by far the BEST care a person..."
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. Lisa Eddy Skincare (Cow Hollow)
Nominee for: Best Facial
"Lisa is more than a facialist, she's list a skin care mentor! The facials are fabulous, without a doubt. She's always..."
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1. The Pickled Hutch (San Mateo, CA)
Nominee for: Best Antiques
"I love this place. I live in Oakland...had been to the store and asked if pictures of earrings could be taken of the..."
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. 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..."
5. Mid Century Mobler (Mission)
Nominee for: Best Furniture
"Have bought three items from Mid Century Mobler. Consistently has *THE BEST* selection of mid century Danish furniture..."
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1. Dolores Park (Mission)
Nominee for: Best Place to People Watch
"This park is so beautiful and diverse! You can find the boys laying out at the "beach" on the hill, dogs with their..."
2. Platypus Tours (Napa, CA)
Nominee for: Best Wine Country Tour
"I brought a friend on the tour who had her mom & aunt visiting from out of town (TN & AL) & I took my mom as well. We..."
3. Rocket Dog Rescue (Inner Sunset)
Nominee for: Best Charity
"San Francisco's own Rocket Dog Rescue - where broken hearts go to heal.. this amazing group is proud to remain 100% run..."
4. Sarah and Vinnie (Civic Center)
Nominee for: Best Radio Personality
"Like beloved family, Sarah and Vinnie have been with me in the mornings for years. Lots of laughter, lots of stories..."
5. The Expat Woman (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Local Blogger
"I wish I had a blog like this when I was living abroad in Japan. What a great resource for women new to this culture."
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1. Devil's Canyon Brewery (San Carlos, CA)
Nominee for: Best Beer Bar
"Awesome beers, great new facility, live bands, beer Fridays…kid friendly, Scotch Ale…if you haven't been to DCB you're..."
2. Jack's Bar & Lounge (Santa Clara County)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"The staff. owner and crowd are wonderful, nice , entertainng and do not have a high turn over and great to see. They..."
3. Walnut Creek Yacht Club (Walnut Creek, CA)
Nominee for: Best Craft Cocktails
4. 1313 Main (Napa, CA)
Nominee for: Best Wine Bar
"I've know Al for years and this was his dream to build the best wine bar. CalWine.com is a very successful Internet..."
5. Schubros Brewery (San Ramon, CA)
Nominee for: Best Brewpub
"Super refreshing to find a brewery that doesn't add 20 lbs of hops to 16oz of water calling it beer! Super balanced and..."
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1. ABADA-Capoeira San Francisco Kid's Programming (Mission)
Nominee for: Best Children's Dance Studio
"Marcia Treidler (President & Artistic Director of San Francisco's Abada Capoeira) is a powerful athlete with a kind..."
2. Angela Lang Photography (Oakland Hills)
Nominee for: Best Children's Photographer
"Angela is an award-winning photographer who captures the moment, whether it is the bride and groom sharing a special or..."
3. 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..."
4. Monkey Bars (Alameda, CA)
Nominee for: Best Children's Boutique
"I love this store because the owner of the shop has great taste and is committed to sustainable living. She has so..."
5. Jack Spareribs - Pirate 4 Hire (Bay Area, CA)
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..."
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1. BRAVO!PUP Puppy & Dog Training (North Berkeley)
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 (Pacific 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
"The work he does is amazing and responsible for many, many pet adoptions . He catches emotion in the little furries and..."
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1. Flax Art & Design (SoMa)
Nominee for: Best Arts and Crafts
"No place has the number of options. Advise has always been correct since 1973! Flax has kept workers just as long, they..."
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 & Figure Addicts (Union City, CA)
Nominee for: Best Comic Book Store
"The right personality fir the right product. This owner loves what he is dinng and it shows . Brings it right back to..."
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Specialty Food and Drink
1. Catahoula Coffee Company (Richmond, CA)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"Yes, it's that time again. Last year, I didn't even know the voting had started. By the time it was over, Catahoula..."
2. Coastside Farmers Market (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Nominee for: Best Farmers' Market
"I love how Erin puts this market together and organizes everyone. It is a real delight. My only complaint is that..."
3. Frozen Kuhsterd (Potrero Hill)
Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop
"The Thai Iced Cream is the BEST flavor at Frozen Kuhsterd! I love the different flavors (Halo Halo and the Napa Sundae..."
4. Gala Bakery (San Lorenzo, CA)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"If your looking for that quality and amazing taste; this is the place! Prices are amazing. Best part about it is there..."
5. Sassy Sweets & Eats (Pittsburg, CA)
Nominee for: Best Cupcakes
"LOOOVEE Sassy's. If I was stranded on a deserted Island with one food source... it would become a desserted island..."
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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. Tickled Events (Alameda, CA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding and Event Planner
"Over 1300 needy children of grape-pickers of Napa have received school supplies since 2000-2014 because Tickled Events..."
4. Kurtela Video Productions (Palo Alto, CA)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Videographer
"Sean is an AMAZING videographer! He is very knowledgable, responsive, and easy to work with. He hasn't recorded my..."
5. Ultimate Sounds (Santa Clara County)
Nominee for: Best Wedding DJ
"Norm is an awesome DJ. I have attended many events where he was the DJ. He really knows how to get the crowd going 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
"There is something for everyone at Imagery, from their impressive art gallery, which are all former labels, to the..."
3. McGrail Vineyards and Winery (Livermore, CA)
Nominee for: Best Livermore Winery
"Make sure to say hi to Heather and all the lovely ladies behind the bar when you visit. Not only are they kind and..."
4. 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..."
5. McFadden Vineyard (Hopland, CA)
Nominee for: Best Mendocino Winery
"McFadden features a large array of bright food friendly white wines that balance forward fruit with crispness, and are..."
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