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For only the second year ever, we asked you to nominate your favorite places in Los Angeles — and then vote on the finalists. Here are your picks, along with a link to the staff winner in each category.

Best Adult Store


The Pleasure Chest

7733 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 650-1022, thepleasurechest.com

Staff winner: Pure Delish

Best After-Work Drinks


Father's Office

1018 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 736-2224. 3229 Helms Ave., Culver City; (310) 736-2224. fathersoffice.com.

Staff winner: Sotto

See all of this year's Best of L.A. winners


Best Art Gallery


The Hive Gallery & Studios

729 S. Spring St., dwntwn. (213) 955-9051, hivegallery.com/2010/

Staff winner: Blum & Poe

Best Bar for Day Drinking


The Abbey

692 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hlywd., 90069. (310) 289-8410, abbeyfoodandbar.com

Staff Winner: The Drawing Room

Best Bike Path


L.A. River Bike Path


Staff winner: Ballona Creek Bike Path

Best Shop for Bicyclists


Helen's Cycles

Multiple locations including 1071 Gayley Ave., Wstwd., 90024. (310) 208-8988, helenscycles.com

Staff winner: VeloLove

Best Blues Club


House of Blues

8430 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 848-5100, houseofblues.com

Staff winner: World Famous Barnyard

Best Breakfast


The Griddle Cafe

7916 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 874-0377, thegriddlecafe.com

Staff winner: Sqirl

Best Brewery for Drinking


Golden Road Brewing

5410 W. San Fernando Road, Atwater Village. (213) 373-4677, goldenroad.la

Staff winner: Eagle Rock Brewery

Best Brunch


Alcove Cafe & Bakery

1929 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. (323) 644-0100, alcovecafe.com

Staff winner: Salt's Cure

Best Burger


In-N-Out

Multiple locations, including 7009 W. Sunset Blvd., Hlwyd. in-n-out.com

Staff winner: Mar'Sel

Best Place for Celeb Spotting


Chateau Marmont

8221 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 656-1010, chateaumarmont.com

Staff winner: Gelson's on Franklin Blvd.

Best Clothing Boutique


Fred Segal

8100 Melrose Ave., Beverly Grove; (323) 655-9500. 500 Broadway, Santa Monica; (310) 394-9814. fredsegal.com

Staff winner: Flannel

Best Cocktails


The Varnish

118 E. Sixth St., dwntwn. (213) 622-9999, thevarnishbar.com

Staff winner: Cliff's Edge Wednesday nights

Best Coffee Shop


Intelligentsia

1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291; (310) 399-1233. 3922 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, 90029; (323) 663-6173. 55 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91103; (626) 578-1270. intelligentsiacoffee.com

Staff winner: Handsome Coffee Roasters

Best Comedy Club


Upright Citizens Brigade

5919 Franklin Ave., Hlwyd. (323) 908-8702, losangeles.ucbtheatre.com

Staff winner: Nerdmelt Showroom

Best Cookies


Porto's Bakery & Cafe

3614 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank; (818) 846-9100. 315 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale; (818) 956-5996. 8233 Firestone Blvd., Downey; 562-862-8888. portosbakery.com

Staff winner: Diddy Riese

Best Dance Club


The Abbey

692 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 289-8410, abbeyfoodandbar.com

Staff winner: Create Nightclub

Best Day Trip


Santa Barbara

santabarbara.com

Staff winner: Ojai

Best Dive Bar


Frolic Room

6245 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 462-5890, myspace.com/thefrolicroombar

Staff winner: Smog Cutter

Best Dodgeball League


WeHo Dodgeball

West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 638-4225, wehododgeball.com

Staff winner: WeHo Dodgeball

Best Farmers Market


Hollywood Certified Farmers Market

Ivar Avenue & Hollywood Boulevard, Hlywd. (323) 463-3171, farmernet.com

Staff winner: Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market

Best Fast-Casual Concept

Tender Greens

Multiple locations including 9523 Culver Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-8300, tendergreensfood.com

Staff winner: Shophouse

Best Flea Market


Rose Bowl Flea Market

1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. rgcshows.com/rosebowl.aspx

Staff winner: Pasadena City College Flea Market

Turn the page for more winners, including your pick for Best Ice Cream Shop.

Best Gay Bar


The Abbey

692 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 289-8410, abbeyfoodandbar.com

Staff winner: The Abbey

Best Gift Shop


Wacko/Soap Plant

4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz. (323) 663-0122, soapplant.com

Staff winner: Lundeen's

Best Health Food Store


Whole Foods

Multiple locations, including 3751 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 351-5994, wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/pasadena/

Staff winner: Sprouts

Best Hiking Trail


Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Griffith Park. (323) 913-4688, laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithpk/

Staff winner: Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park

Best Ice Cream Shop


Scoops

712 N. Heliotrope Drive, E. Hlywd.; (323) 906-2649. 3400 Overland Ave., Palms; (323) 405-7055.

Staff winner: Sweet Rose Creamery

Best Independent Movie Theater


Vista Theater

4473 Sunset Blvd., Los Feliz. (323) 660-6639, vintagecinemas.com/vista

Staff winner: Cinefamily

Best Jazz Club


The Mint

6010 W. Pico Blvd., Mid-City. (323) 954-9400, themintla.com

Staff winner: The Baked Potato

Best Juice Bar


Pressed Juicery

Multiple locations, including 10878 Kinross Ave., Wstwd. (310) 451-1010, pressedjuicery.com

Staff winner: Beverly Hills Juice

Best Karaoke Bar


Cafe Brass Monkey

3440 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown. (213) 381-7047, cafebrassmonkey.com

Staff winner: Palm Tree L.A.

Best Late-Night Eats


Canter's Deli

419 N. Fairfax Ave., Fairfax District. (323) 651-2030, cantersdeli.com

Staff winner: BCD Tofu House

Best Lecture Series


Hammer Lectures

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Wstwd. (310) 443-7000, hammer.ucla.edu

Staff winner: Skeptics Society's Distinguished Science Lecture Series

Best Mall


The Grove

189 The Grove Drive, Fairfax District. (323) 900-8080, thegrovela.com

Staff winner: Santa Monica Place

Best Marijuana Dispensary


Kush Mart

6430 Selma Ave., Hlywd. (323) 464-6465, kushmart.com

Staff winner: Alternative Herbal Health Services

Best Milkshake


Mel's Drive-In

Multiple locations, including 1660 N. Highland Ave., Hlwyd. (323) 465-2111, melsdrive-in.com

Staff winner: Milk

Best Music Festival

Coachella Arts & Music Festival

coachella.com

Staff winner: FYF Fest

Best Music Venue


Hollywood Bowl

2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood Hills. (323) 850-2000, hollywoodbowl.com

Staff winner: El Rey

Best Neighborhood Bar

The Fox & Hounds Pub

11100 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 763-7837, thefoxandhounds.com

Staff winner: St. Nick's


Best New Restaurant


Black Hogg

2852 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 953-2820.

Staff winner: Trois Mec

Best Nightclub


King King

6555 Hollywood Blvd., Hlwyd. (323) 960-9234, kingkinghollywood.com

Staff winner: Hooray Henry's

Best Oddity Shop


Wacko

4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz. (323) 663-0122, soapplant.com

Staff winner: Vlad the Retailer

Best Old-School Steakhouse


Musso and Frank Grill

6667 Hollywood Blvd., Hlwyd. (323) 467-7788, mussoandfrank.com

Staff winner: Dal Rae

Best Outdoor Dining

Cliff's Edge

3626 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 666-6116, cliffsedgecafe.com

Staff winner: Nobu Malibu

Best Park


Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Griffith Park. (323) 913-4688, laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithpk/

Staff winner: Topanga Canyon State Park

Best Pet Boutique

Pussy & Pooch Pethouse & Pawbar

564 S. Main St., dwntwn. (213) 438-0900, pussyandpooch.com

Staff winner: Paw Boutique

Best Pizzeria


Pizzeria Mozza

641 N. Highland Ave., Hancock Park. (323) 297-0101, pizzeriamozza.com

Staff winner: Pizzeria Mozza

Best Place to Buy New Furniture


Ikea

Multiple locations including 600 N. San Fernando Road, Burbank. (888) 888-4532, ikea.com

Staff winner: Apt2B


Best Place to Buy Used Furniture


Rose Bowl Flea Market

1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. rgcshows.com/rosebowl.aspx

Staff winner: TINI

Best Place to Volunteer


Project Angel Food

922 Vine St., Hlywd. (323) 845-1800, angelfood.org

Staff winner: Project Angel Food

Best Reading Series


Library Foundation of L.A.

Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., dwntwn. lfla.org

Staff winner: Hammer Readings

Best Record Store


Amoeba Music

6400 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 245-6400, amoeba.com

Staff winner: Vacation Vinyl

Best Second-Hand Clothing Shop


Out of the Closet

Multiple locations, including 2425 N. San Fernando Road, Glassell Park. (323) 223-0838, outofthecloset.org

Staff winner: Buttons and Bows

Best Shoe Store


DSW

Multiple locations, including 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 981-2377, dsw.com

Staff winner: Milk & Honey

Best Spa


Burke Williams Day Spa

Multiple locations, including 8000 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlwyd. (323) 822-9007, burkewilliamsspa.com

Staff winner: Wi Spa

Best Street for a Food Crawl


Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice


Staff winner: Sawtelle

Best Streetwear Shop


The Hundreds

7909 Rosewood Ave., Beverly Grove. (310) 807-1754, thehundreds.com

Staff winner: Diamond Supply Co.

Best Strip Club


Jumbo's Clown Room

5153 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd., 90027. (323) 666-1187, jumbos.com

Staff winner: The Gold Diggers

Best Taco Truck


Kogi BBQ

(323) 315-0253, @kogibbq, kogibbq.com

Staff winner: Mariscos Jalisco

Best Tattoo Shop

Under the Gun Ink

4323 Melrose Ave., E. Hlywd., 90029. (323) 661-0607, utgink.com

Staff winner: American Electric

Best Theater Company


The Actors' Gang

9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. (310) 838-4264, theactorsgang.com

Staff winner: Critical Mass Performance Group

Best Theme Park Ride


Space Mountain, Disneyland

1313 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim. 714-781-4000, disney.go.com

Staff winner: Transformers Ride, Universal Studios

Best Thrift Store


Goodwill

goodwillsocal.org/shop/store

Staff winner: National Council of Jewish Women Thrift Store

Best Used Bookstore


The Last Bookstore

453 S. Spring St., dwntwn. (213) 488-0599, lastbookstorela.com

Staff winner: Alias Books East

Best Vegan Restaurant


Cafe Gratitude

639 N. Larchmont Blvd., Larchmont. (323) 580-6383, cafegratitude.com

Staff winner: Crossroads

Best Weird Museum

Museum of Jurassic Technology

9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City. (310) 836-6131, mjt.org

Staff winner: The Bunny Museum

Best Yoga Studio


Golden Bridge

6322 DeLongpre Ave., Hlywd. (323) 936-4172

Staff winner: Liberation Yoga

See all of this year's Best of L.A. winners