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

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.
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, 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

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