Nominate Arlington's Best for Readers' Choice 2012

Click on the category below and nominate the best of local businesses in Arlington.

There is a lot to celebrate about Arlington: great street life, great restaurants and great shopping.

But who do you think is the best? 

Help Patch determine the best of the best in Arlington by entering your nominations in each one of these categories. (Click on the category and then place your nomination in the comments stream at the bottom of the article.)

We will be accepting nominations until July 9.

Then, on July 23, come back to vote on which nominee is the best. Whoever gets the most votes will be named the Readers' Choice winner.


Charlotte Pierce June 23, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Need a best gift shop or specialty store and best florist.
John Waller (Editor) June 23, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Ah, I really like the best gift shop or specialty store idea, but unfortunately, it's too late to add. Feel free to share your favorite here regardless. As for best florist, that was one of my initial categories, and Ryan's Florist won with an overwhelming amount of support: http://arlington.patch.com/articles/and-the-best-florist-is ... Ryan's will be included in my list of winners later this summer.
Mary Greenwald June 24, 2012 at 02:21 PM
What about including a category for best local art classes?
Charlotte Pierce June 24, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Yes, there's ACA and Artistry and many more. I don't see florist in the list.
Charlotte Pierce June 24, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Best Specialty/Gift store, hands down, is Derby Farm. Florist too. Though I also love Coyote Impressions and the new one at Divinity's old spot.
June Rutkowski June 25, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Best-local-art-classes should definitely be a category. And Karen Dillon's Artistry program should be in that category. And I would certainly vote for Artistry, though we've got other excellent options in Arlington.
Robin Schoenthaler June 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM
"Art classes" would be a wonderful addition.
John Waller (Editor) June 25, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Hi all, due to all of your comments, I've decided to add best speciality/gift store and art classes as categories (luckily two categories hadn't received any nominations yet) ... for clarity, please add your nominations for these categories on their specific pages (by following the links above), otherwise they won't be considered. Thanks for the suggestions too, I agree that they're two really great categories.
Kate Ruma, Acupuncturist/Herbalist June 26, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I love Maxima on Mass Ave near the Capitol Theatre!
Justin Heath June 26, 2012 at 05:17 PM
You guys just sent out an email regarding to send your nominations or categories in but I read that it was already closed. If it is not, you need to add Best IT / Technology Company or Best Electronics Store.
John Waller (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Hi Justin, thanks for the note. Unfortunately, the categories are already closed. I like that idea for next year though.
Yvonne June 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM
How about best hair salon as well?
John Waller (Editor) June 29, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Hi Yvonne, so I did best hair salon/barber shop as part of our initial Readers' Choice rollout (http://arlington.patch.com/articles/and-the-best-hair-salon-barber-shop-in-arlington-is). Looking back, it would've been nice to do them all at the same time, hopefully next year. I'll include all the initial winners with the winners above at the end of the summer.
Kate July 06, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Next year I hope you add more restaurant categories like best high end restaurant - I'd say Scutra (which I wanted to vote for but it's American not Italian), best cheap date etc.
Bob Sprague August 17, 2012 at 02:02 PM
What about best Arlington website for news and opinion? I nominate YourArlington.com. Bob Sprague


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