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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 52 nominees

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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


  • 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 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


    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 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'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 76 nominees

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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 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 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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