Reader Poll: Help Us Craft R29 L.A.'s Go-To Guide For ... Everything!

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Whether it's the tailor who's stitched every pair of pants you own, or the hands-down best karaoke joint ever, L.A. is teeming with under-appreciated gems. Heck, we're about to name our firstborn Pasquale, after the man who cobbles every one of our precious heels! That's how much we love his fam and their work (the name's pretty cool, too, non?). And, we know after the downpour of comments on our dive bars and birthday parties stories just how passionately you feel about your precious "people" and haunts, too.
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That's why we're turning the tables for the first time ever, handing over the megaphone for you to spotlight your local brick-and-mortars that kick any chain-store competition to the curb. Please do us a solid and weigh in on the categories below. Go ahead and paste the below list into the body of an email, and fill in the blanks — or just pick and choose the areas you feel most enthused about! Send your faves along to bestofla@refinery29.com, and tune in on September 13th to see the results. Who knows, your numero uno nail salon or latest taco truck obsession may just get the 15 minutes they deserve!
Feed The Need
Best Food Truck To Stalk
First-Class Delivery Food
Outta Sight Hole-In-The-Wall
Fanciest Restaurant Worth The Splurge
Best Kept Secret
Buzziest Coffee Shop
Best Alfresco Dining
Happiest Happy Hour
Yummiest Bang For Your Buck
Most Must-Try Dish In All Of Lala Land
Perfect Romantic Resto
Booze & Be Merry
Hottest Spot Right Now
A-1 Place To Rage
Best Pretty-People Watching
Most Relaxing Lounge
Best Dive Bar
Most Primo Mixology Menu
Leading Live Music Venue
Best Place To Cut A Rug
Best Liquor Store
Finest Wine Bar
Chief Jukebox Joint
Coolest Karaoke Stage
Best Gay Bar
Hippest Hotel Bar
Shop 'Til You Drop
Best Boutique To Splurge
Most Treasured Vintage Spot
Jazziest Home-Decor Store
Stellar Beauty Supply Shop
Outpost With The Most Uncommon Finds
Best Accessories Boutique
Greatest Gift Shop
Most Lust-Worthy Lingerie Shop
Most Dapper Men's Store
Bargain-Hunter's Paradise
Most Dazzling Jewelry Store
First-Rate Second-Hand/Consignment Boutique
Health Comes First Place
Gym For The Best Sweat
Best Yoga & Pilates Studios
Second-To-None Spot For Spinning
Most Unconventionally Cool Class
Top Health-Food Market
Finest Healthy Restaurant
Freshest Farmers' Market
Most Delish Juicery
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Fix It Up
Shoe Repair With The Most Sole
Most Buttoned-Up Seamstress/Tailor
Handiest Handyman/Woman
Number One IT Wiz
Cleanest Carwash
Best Dry Cleaner
Beauty Reigns Supreme
Smoothest Blowout
Top Hair Cut
Best Colorist
Swankiest Spa
Most Effective Facial
Coolest Spa Treatment
Cheapest Massage
The MedSpa With The Most
Best Hair Removal
Most Au Natural Spray Tan
Perfect 10 Mani/Pedi
Prettiest Nail Art
To-Do List
THE Activity Every Angeleno Needs To Cross Off Of Their Bucket List
Most Scenic Hike
Number One Museum/Gallery
Best Surf Lessons
Funniest Comedy Spot
Most Serene Beach
Most Fun Class For Adults
Coolest Campsite
Best Dog Park
Prime Picnic Spot
Photos (clockwise from left): Via W Hotel Hollywood, The Avalon, Scarlet Tea Room, Four Seasons Westlake
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