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2018 Akron-Canton HOT LIST: Important Dates
Arts and Entertainment
1. Akron Civic Theatre (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Theater
"If you have never been there, you owe it to yourself to visit this Northeast Ohio treasure. Go early enough for the..."
2. Don Drumm Studios & Gallery (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"I have been visiting Don Drumm Studios & Gallery for years. I Iove their set-up & love the fact that their artistic..."
3. Gervasi Vineyard (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Winery
"Arrived at 3:30 on a Saturday without reservation and was given a table for two in the main inner walkway. Were told..."
4. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"The grounds are especially beautiful in the fall during Ohio Mart. My girlfriend and I always schedule our day out to..."
5. Erica Dawn (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Local Band
"Saw her at the Stark County Fair performing with her band. Great voice, great performance and great showmanship to..."
1. Alexander Body & Fender Company (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"They will help you through the claim process from beginning to end, including setting up a rental vehicle and doing all..."
2. Integrity Auto Care (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Repair
"A lot of business -- particular auto repair businesses -- like to use words like "honest", but not really stand by it..."
3. Tire Source (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Tire Shop
"Professional, honest, and pleasant staff. They know myself and my family by first names -- always an exceptional..."
4. Speedy Wash & Lube (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Car Wash
"Brand new this year! Speedy oil changes combined with the best car wash facility in town...like a day at the spa for..."
5. Fischer's Car Wash (World Map)
"My car is very clean after stopping"
Beauty and Wellness
1. Body Technology (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Massage
"There is no one more deserving of 1st place than Teri's Body Technology! She has the most relaxing atmosphere around as..."
2. Scott Talbot Salonspa (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Hair Color
"I've been going to Scott Talbot for about 5 years now after talking to a coworker about needing a new salon. She was..."
3. Ellet/Portage Crossing Barbershop (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Barber
"My son Elijah whom just turned 10yrs old has been through a tremendous amount medically! In the summer of 2015 Elijah..."
4. Signature Tattoo (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing
"Was looking for a shop for my first tattoo. Saw that Signature had 5 stars across the board and had won beacons best..."
5. Modern Hairitage Salon (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"I like the environment, layout, design of the salon. I always feel welcomed when I enter the salon. The staff is also..."
1. Pete's Restaurant (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
"Them moment you walk in the door, either Pete or his son greets you and ask you how many will be joining you and..."
2. Primo's Deli (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop
"This is our MOST FAVORITE DELI!!! The people are great, the food is FANTASTIC and PLENTIFUL, and you won't find a..."
3. Quaker Steak & Lube (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wings
"Quaker Steak and Lube has the best wings I have ever had! My hubby and I love wings, and have tried them as often was..."
4. The Pizza Oven (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"Our Family has voted Pizza Oven #1 for years, My husband, 2 children, father, brother, aunts, 2 sister-in-laws all love..."
5. Swenson's Drive In (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"I LOVE Swensons, I go here all the time & get a burger. It’s amazing !!"
1. Lil' Frog Fashions (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Children's Clothing
"Lil Frogs is the best place to buy anything for children.
I bought almost everything for my son there before he was..."
2. Taylor Made Jewelry (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Designer Jewelry
"Unlike other jewelry stores, the chains in the area, Taylor Made has unique pieces. My sister sent me there when I was..."
3. Twice Is Nice Consignments Hartville (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Vintage and Resale
"A VERY NICE CLEAN STORE THAT IS KEPT UP
HAS LOTS OF GOOD DEALS, COUPONS, SAVINGS
THE OWNER ROSE AND HER STAFF HAVE..."
4. Mainstream Boutique North Canton (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"Truly there is no comparison. The quality, style, designs and wonderful stylish and kind staff makes this Boutique the..."
5. Dropkick Apparel (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Men's Clothing
"Dropkick is one of the best local clothing lines I've seen from this city in a LONG time! I would absolutely love to..."
1. All About Dance by Kristen (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio
"I am a dance instructor here at All About Dance and came on board only about 3 years ago. I am not voting just because..."
2. Asian Sun Martial Arts (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Martial Arts
"My son (5) and I have tried a couple other schools before, with little success. Asian Sun is amazing because, though..."
3. Advanced Performance CrossFit (World Map)
Nominee for: Best CrossFit
"I absolutely love APC. While still being a relatively new APC member, I have already made great friends and love the..."
4. CrossFit 330 (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Gym
"I love Crossfit330! Everyone there is amazing, from the staff to the people that are working out! The staff is AWESOME..."
5. CrossFit 330 (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers
1. El Meson Mexican Restaurant (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"We go every Saturday night. These people are like family to everyone. Some times they even sit down at the table and..."
2. Luigi's Restaurant (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"MY VOTE IS FOR YOU !!! I'M IN ARIZONA RIGHT NOW, BUT WHEN I'M IN TOWN, YOU ARE THE BEST . . . I'M ON HERE TO VOTE FOR..."
3. Timber Lodge (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Traditional American
"Just thinking about the Dakota Grill is making my mouth water. Their steaks, prime rib and other entrees are..."
4. Texas Roadhouse - Stow (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Steakhouse
"Nearly indescribable... truly something we look forward to (my wife and I) and can both easily agree on when we are..."
5. Wolf Creek Tavern (World Map)
Nominee for: Best New American
"My wife and I were on holiday from England and the moment we walked into the restaurant we felt very welcomed and we..."
1. Ray's Place (Kent, OH)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
"Hello beer geeks, Ray's has limited edition brews that only appear in 1 or 2 places in northeast Ohio. Sometimes they..."
2. Spunkmeyers Pub (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Sports Bar
"I hope you're hungry when you order a sandwich from Spunkmeyers because they are really big. The Brewcity Fries are..."
3. Grapes in a Glass (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wine Bar
"Beautiful art gallery serving an enormous selection of wines. They offer great advice and information about every wine..."
4. The Vortex (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue
"This place shows young nobody artist the same as they treat national headline acts, It doesn't matter if there dealing..."
5. Crafted Cocktail Co (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"It is hard to believe this place has existed right down the street from where we live, and it took us so long to try it..."
1. Easdale : The Best Pet Care (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
"We live in Mentor and drove 45 minutes to board our cat and dog with Easdale kennels recently. Why go so far? Because..."
2. Easdale : The Best Pet Care (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Grooming
3. Sit Means Sit Dog Training Cleveland-Akron (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Training
"The Sit Means Sit system is the "real deal" ...the system actually works and your dog WILL learn to sit, down, anc come..."
4. Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Veterinarian
"I have been taking my dogs to Dr. Leffler for eight years. I don't know why I went any where else! He is very..."
5. Bark Avenue Pet Resort & Spa (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Doggie Daycare
"Great facility. Knowledgeable staff. Owners who care for all animals with kind and loving hearts. You wont find a..."
1. Dietz Falls Florist (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Florist
"I got married Mother's Day weekend (wasn't' paying attention when I set the date). Dietz was the only florist of the..."
2. Learned Owl Book Shop (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Bookstore
"The staff at the Learned Owl is indeed learned. They know the books of which they sell. Their selection is varied..."
3. Pine Cone Gift Shoppe (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
"Pine Cone Gift Shoppe is the best shoppe that I have visited. Gary the owner is absolutely the most pleasant and..."
4. Just Enough Antiques (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Antiques
"When I go into her store, I see nothing but primitives around me! And I also see Daphne With a big smile on her face..."
5. Embrace Boudoir & Glamour (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography
"Katie has had an eye for photography for years..she just gets better and better every year. She has this amazing..."
Specialty Food and Drink
1. Pav's Creamery (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop
"THE NEW BANANA BISCOTTI IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST BANANA ICE CREAM I HAVE EVER HAD IN FIFTY SOMETHING YEARS. KEEP PAV'S THE..."
2. Sweet Mary's Bakery (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"From elaborate giant cakes, to small simple (last minute) wedding cakes, Sweet Mary's is your new to go place. Walked..."
3. Peace Love and Little Donuts (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Donuts
"Best tasting little donuts you'll ever wrap your lips around!! They have a great selection of novelty type donuts..."
4. Abby's Kupcake Kitchen (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Desserts
"So talented and absolutely delicious! Abby can create anything! Definitely recommend her for your events!"
5. Doylestown Coffee House (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"Stopped today for 1st time and this place rocks! Great coffee and homemade bakery. Everything a coffee house should be."
1. & Eat It, Too! (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Cakes
"Scott is not only a creative, unbelievable baker, he is also a wonderful person to work with. His sample session is..."
2. April G Photography (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Photographer
"April G Photography is AMAZING! April is beyond talented. She with make you feel like your part of her family and will..."
3. An Affordable DJ (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding DJ
"John Hobdy, owner, is very professional and accommodating to ensure that the needs of the event are met. The music list..."
4. Sheri Strebelow Floral Design (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Flowers
"She appreciates each bride and the couples individuality. I was fortunate enough to book her for my baby shower. It was..."
5. Robin Roseberry (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Music
"The first time I saw her perform was at lil paws winery.I requested "I can't make you love me"I was absolutely blown..."
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