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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 52 nominees

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Auto

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Auto 47 nominees
  • A&B Car Star, Auto, Body Shop, 800 E 23rd St Lawrence KS 66046

    1. A&B Car Star (Lawrence, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Body Shop

    "I recommend CARSTAR A&B Riverside. I have used them several times for my own vehicles - not only collision repair but..."

  • Santa Fe Auto Sound, Auto, Car Stereo, 83rd & Santa Fe, 8201 Lowell Overland Park KS 66204

    2. Santa Fe Auto Sound (Overland Park, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Car Stereo

  • Gail's Harley-Davidson, Auto, Motorcycle Shop, M 150 Hwy Kansas City MO

    3. Gail's Harley-Davidson (Kansas City, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Motorcycle Shop

    "I have traveled to every state east of the Mississippi (except for N&S Carolina,MI,&LA) and about half of the states..."

  • Bob Allen Ford, Auto, Auto Repair Repair, 9239 Metcalf Ave Overland Park KS 66212

    4. Bob Allen Ford (Overland Park, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Repair

    "THERE SAYING IS THE DEALER IS WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERANCE. WELL THAT IS SO TRUE THEY DO MAKE THE DIFFERANCE. THEY ARE THE..."

  • V.I.P Car Wash, Auto, Car Wash, 11231 Mastin St Overland Park KS 66210

    5. V.I.P Car Wash (Overland Park, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Car Wash

    "They are the best in town... they really take the time to make sure your car looks great before you leave.. and the..."

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Beauty

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Beauty 102 nominees
  • Colour Studio Salon, Beauty, Hair Color, Hair Salon, 6001-A Johnson Dr Mission KS 66202

    1. Colour Studio Salon (Mission, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Color

    "Where do I start?! Colour Studio Salon was a godsend several years ago when I was desperate to find someone to cut..."

  • La Vita Bella Day Spa, Beauty, Day Spa, 5416 Roberts St Shawnee KS 66226

    2. La Vita Bella Day Spa (Shawnee, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Day Spa

    "Very peaceful, friendly service, and best treatment ever - the back facial with Letha! Imagine back scratch, massage..."

  • DEYO FAHL SALON AND DEYO FAHL PRODUCT , Beauty, Day Spa Facial Hair Color Hair Salon, 1103 Grand Blvd Kansas City MO 64106 119th COMING 2010 LENEXA KS 66026

    3. DEYO FAHL SALON AND DEYO FAHL PRODUCT (The Loop)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Salon

    "Deyo Fahl Concept Salon is no doubt the absolute best salon in KC! You have professional stylists who know hair. You..."

  • Oasis Tan, Beauty, Tanning, 1217 SW 7 Hwy Blue Springs MO 64015

    4. Oasis Tan (Blue Springs, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Tanning

    "My favorite thing about Oasis Tan is that they offer different bed levels to meet the tanning needs of every skin type..."

  • Praxis Wellness, Beauty, Massage, 11 On the Mall Prairie Village KS 66208

    5. Praxis Wellness (Prairie Village, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Massage

    "Matthew Voelker at Praxis Wellness has the ability to heal with his hands through positive energy – touch healing..."

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 53 nominees
  • Corner Cafe, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Breakfast Family Restaurant, 4215 S. Little Blue Parkway Independence MO 64057 4541 NW Gateway Ave Riverside MO 64150 8301 N Flintlock Rd. Kansas City MO 64157

    1. Corner Cafe (Riverside, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Breakfast

    "Everything I've ever had at Corner Cafe, no matter how big of a line they have out the door, is fantastic. I just wish..."

  • Westport Flea Market, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Burger, 817 Westport Rd Kansas City MO 64111

    2. Westport Flea Market (Midtown-Westport)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "I love this place. Other places may make burgers just as good, but none better and certainly none of the other places..."

  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Burger, 614 NE Mo-291 Lee's Summit MO 64086

    3. Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Lee's Summit, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "We really Love this place for the best in burgers and seasoned fries. We only wish they would add milkshakes! "

  • The Mixx, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Healthy Lunch, 4855 Main St Kansas City MO 64112

    4. The Mixx (Kansas City, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Healthy Lunch

    "Okay, so it gets a little jammed up at the cash register, and it can be a pain to juggle everything you have to juggle..."

  • Minsky's Pizza, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Pizza, 2551 MO-291 Independence MO 64057

    5. Minsky's Pizza (Independence, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "Minsky's famous Five Star Cheese Pizza is amazing! Our family loves to go and enjoy the sports broadcast on their many..."

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Fashion

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Fashion 50 nominees

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 157 nominees
  • Oklahoma Joe's BBQ, Great Meals Restaurants, Barbecue Barbeque, 3002 W 47th Ave Kansas City KS 66103

    1. Oklahoma Joe's BBQ (Kansas City, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Barbeque

    "Sooooo very yummy and so good. I was introduced to this not to long ago and I can say this is the best bbq hands down..."

  • Bo Lings, Great Meals Restaurants, Chinese, 4800 Main St Kansas City MO 64112

    2. Bo Lings (Kansas City, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Chinese

    "It's no Red Dragon but it still hits the spot. Best spring rolls around!"

  • Garozzo's, Great Meals Restaurants, Italian, 526 Harrison St Kansas City MO 64106

    3. Garozzo's (Columbus Park)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "If you'll looking for the best tasting italian food in KC...it's Garozzo's!! Superb cuisine, along with excellent..."

  • Mi Ranchito, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 10904 W 74th St Shawnee KS 66203

    4. Mi Ranchito (Shawnee, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Mexican

    "Food Poisoning Chain Leader of Greater Kansas City!!! Lenexa restaurant blames carbonated drinks for illness By JOE..."

  • Hereford House, Great Meals Restaurants, Steakhouse, 2 E 20th St Kansas City MO 64108

    5. Hereford House (Crossroads Arts District)

    Nominee for: Best Steakhouse

    "Excellent steaks! KC's finest. Great atmosphere. The original downtown location remains the best."

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Health and Fitness

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Health and Fitness 89 nominees

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Local Services

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Local Services 48 nominees

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Nightlife

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Nightlife 76 nominees

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Pets

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Pets 46 nominees
  • Pawz at Play, Pets, Boarding Grooming Pet Sitting Pet Supplies, 11200 Mastin St Overland Park KS 66210

    1. Pawz at Play (Overland Park, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Boarding

    "Pawz is well designed having been a human daycare facility in its previous life. The staff is efficient, professional..."

  • Barkville, Pets, Couture Pet Supplies, 6325 Lewis St. Parkville MO 64152

    2. Barkville (Parkville, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Couture

    "Whether you're looking for necessities or luxuries for your furball friends (currently, dogs & cats) Barkville has it..."

  • Brookside Barkery and Bath, Pets, Couture Grooming Pet Supplies, 118 E 63rd St Kansas City MO 64113 14040 W. 119th Street - Avignon Center Olathe KS 66062 817 NE Woods Chapel Road Lee's Summit MO 64064

    3. Brookside Barkery and Bath (Kansas City, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Pet Supplies

    "A staff that really knows what they're talking about. I can always get my questions answered and feel confident that my..."

  • The Dogs' Spot - Dog Training Center, Pets, Training, 7620 N. Oak Trafficway Gladstone MO 64118

    4. The Dogs' Spot - Dog Training Center (Gladstone, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Training

    " Laura Devine applies heart, sound judgment, professionalism and lots of humor in her pet training courses. In the..."

  • No Worries Pet Care, Pets, Pet Sitting, 7203 N Farley Ave Kansas City MO 64158

    5. No Worries Pet Care (Kansas City, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting

    "The owners of No Worries, Randy and Kristy Langle, and their employees are passionate and competent about caring for..."

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Shopping

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Shopping 101 nominees
  • Stamper's, Ink, Shopping Weddings, Arts & Crafts Invitations, 12152 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee KS 66216

    1. Stamper's, Ink (Shawnee, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Arts & Crafts

    "I love Stamper's, Ink! I stop in every chance I get when I'm in KC. They carry a HUGE variety of rubber stamps and..."

  • Rainy Day Books, Shopping, Bookstore, 2706 W 53rd St Fairway KS 66205

    2. Rainy Day Books (Fairway, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Bookstore

    "This is what a bookstore should be. Knowledgeable staff willing to make a recommendation, and based on what they read..."

  • Sage and Daisy, Shopping, Gift Shop, 2450 Grand Ave. Downtown Kansas City MO 64108

    3. Sage and Daisy (Crown Center)

    Nominee for: Best Gift Shop

    "Great inviting store set up, very unique in design scheme will cute, modern, yet friendly. Served more than the KC MO..."

  • Zokahana flowers...naturally, Shopping Weddings, Florist Flowers, 2107 Grand Blvd Kansas City MO 64108

    4. Zokahana flowers...naturally (Crossroads Arts District)

    Nominee for: Best Florist

    "Zokahana created the florals for our wedding and they were amazing. Our little girl was the flower girl and they..."

  • David Bickley Photography, Local Services Shopping, Photography & Video Services Portrait Photography,  Overland Park KS

    5. David Bickley Photography (Overland Park, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography

    "Having worked with David I can assure you that he is an amazing photographer to work with before, during and after a..."

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Specialty Food and Drink

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Specialty Food and Drink 61 nominees

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Weddings

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Weddings 236 nominees
  • Above & Beyond Catering, Weddings, Caterer, 1201 Swift Ave Kansas City MO 64116

    1. Above & Beyond Catering (Kansas City, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Caterer

    "Above and Beyond catered our wedding in May of 2009. Roxanne and Patrice were such a pleasure to work with. They knew..."

  • Floral Expressions By Raenelle, Shopping Weddings, Florist Flowers,  Mission KS

    2. Floral Expressions By Raenelle (Mission, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Flowers

    "I was recently married in May and chose to use Raenelle as my florist. Raenelle was always quick to return my phone..."

  • Jeremy Arnold Photography, Weddings, Photographer, 8117 Perry St. #22 Overland Park KS 66204

    3. Jeremy Arnold Photography (Overland Park, KS)

    Nominee for: Best Photographer

    "Jeremy's unique way of setting up a shot is so special. His pictures immediately command the viewer's attention and..."

  • You're Invited, Weddings, Wedding Planner,  Kansas City MO

    4. You're Invited (Kansas City, MO)

    Nominee for: Best Wedding Planner

    "I simply cannot ever remember being treated as special as this team made me feel. From the creative approach to..."

  • Elite Sounds, Weddings, DJ,  Kansas City MO

    5. Elite Sounds (The Loop)

    Nominee for: Best DJ

    "I used Elite Sounds for my wedding reception and it went flawless and smooth. DJ Craig was polite and professional and..."

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