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Nominees Announced, ABBIES Voting Begins

The nominees have been announced and the voting has begun for the 2012 ABBIE Awards.

The ABBIES recognize “Arlington’s best businesses” in 17 different categories. Businesses were nominated by residents and the winning businesses will be chosen by popular vote.

Voting will take place through Nov. 9. The winners will be announced at the County Board meeting on Nov. 27. Last year’s winners can be found here. is one of the nominees this year, in a new “Best Online/Social Media Presence” category. A complete list of categories and nominees can be found below.

Disclosure: The ABBIE Awards/Arlington Economic Development is an advertiser

Arlington’s Best Place for Arts & Culture

  • Artisphere
  • Arlington Arts Center
  • Arlington Public Library
  • Northern Virginia Arts Center
  • Signature Theatre

Arlington’s Best “Bargain” Restaurant

  • District Taco
  • La Union
  • Lost Dog Café
  • Pupatella
  • Whitlow’s on Wilson

Arlington’s Best Boutique

  • Artisan Confections
  • Covet
  • Current Boutique
  • Gossip on 23rd
  • No Place Like Home

Arlington’s Best Brunch

  • Carlyle
  • Cassatt’s Kiwi Cafe & Gallery
  • Lyon Hall
  • The Liberty Tavern
  • Whitlow’s on Wilson

Arlington’s Best Business Lunch

  • Boulevard Woodgrill
  • Carlyle
  • Circa
  • Me Jana
  • Rustico
  • The Liberty Tavern
  • Willow

Arlington’s Best Coffee

  • Bayou Bakery
  • Buzz Bakery & Lounge
  • Java Shack
  • Northside Social Coffee & Wine

Arlington’s Best Community Non-Profit

  • Animal Welfare League of Arlington
  • AHC Affordable Housing
  • Arlington Free Clinic
  • Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
  • Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN)
  • Treats 4 our Troops

Arlington’s Best Customer Service

  • Arlington Nutrition Corner
  • Arlington Public Library
  • Covet
  • Health and Wholeness
  • Lava Barre

Arlington’s Best Dessert

  • Bakeshop
  • Best Buns
  • Buzz Bakery & Lounge
  • Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe
  • Pastries by Randolph

Arlington’s Best Family Friendly Spot

  • Arlington Public Library
  • Lost Dog Café
  • Pie-tanza
  • Silver Diner
  • Whitlow’s on Wilson

Arlington’s Best Happy Hour

  • Fireworks
  • Lyon Hall
  • Piola
  • The Liberty Tavern
  • Westover Beer Garden & Haus
  • Whitlow’s on Wilson

Arlington’s Best New Business

  • Cloud 10 Customized Massage Therapy
  • Curious Grape
  • Lava Barre
  • Northern Virginia Arts Center
  • Trader Joe’s

Arlington’s Best Online/Social Media Presence

  • Arlington Public Library
  • Click2Mail
  • Lava Barre

Arlington’s Best Place to Pamper Yourself

  • Cloud 20 Customized Massage Therapy
  • Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
  • Health and Wholeness
  • Teal Center
  • Urban Halo

Arlington’s Best Pizza

  • Faccia Luna
  • Italian Store
  • Lost Dog Cafe
  • Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza
  • Pupatella

Arlington’s Best Place to Take a Date

  • Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
  • Eventide
  • Lyon Hall
  • The Liberty Tavern
  • Willow

Arlington’s Best Place to Work Out

  • Fitness First
  • Gold’s Gym – Ballston
  • Health and Wholeness
  • Lava Barre
  • Thomas Jefferson Community Center

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