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Nominations Closed For Our Readers' Choice Contest

Readers could nominate a business to be included in our "Readers' Choice" contest before July 9. Voting begins July 23 and runs through Aug. 17. Check back soon to cast your ballot!

Update: the nomination period ended July 9. But we'll begin voting on your choices Monday, July 23, so check back soon!

This summer, Patch is on a mission to find the best pizza, the best burger, the best dry cleaner, the best workout spot and the best hair salon in Evanston, among many other categories.

We're asking you, our readers, to nominate your favorite business in each of the 30 categories below. Between now and July 9, submit the local spots you love. Simply fill out the form above and click "submit."

Voting will take place later in July, with a winner crowned before the end of the summer. To read the full contest rules, please .

Chris Weiland July 01, 2012 at 03:13 PM
I'd like to cast a vote for our local small businesses, who help give Evanston its great sense of community.
Jason Hays July 01, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Hip Circle Studio! Wide variety of workout/dance/fitness classes AND kid-friendly stuff, too. Also, kudos to Malik for bravely STARTING (and growing!) a small business in this economy.
J C July 01, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Huh, Not a single business that actually produces anything.
Christina Kapetan July 01, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Hip circle was the place that taught my body to move. Ive been a runner and always in straight lines. Belly dancing and Zumba has got me going in all directions and I love working out with the groups at Hip Circle! Go Malik! And Lyna rocks at Zumba
Christina Kapetan July 01, 2012 at 11:47 PM
See Jane Sparkle is the place to go for beautiful, original pieces of jewelry. I also love seeing Sarajane,(owner). Great personality and fun to work with, when you want something original.
Debbie Glickman July 03, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Best boutique is without a doubt Stella! Best clothes, not too expensive, great gifts, and the owner. Rachel is the sweetest gal! Itmis my favorite store in all of Chicagoland!
Aerie July 03, 2012 at 02:07 AM
STELLA!!!!!! My go-to place for gifts for my girl friends, sisters and myself.
Sophia Forero July 03, 2012 at 02:30 PM
My FAVORITE go to place in Evanston is STELLA!! That store is a feast of goodies. And the owner, Rachel, is great!!
Maria July 05, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Hip Circle, Hip Circle, HIP CiRCLE is the best place to workout hands down! Maria
elizabeth kepler July 06, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Hip circle studio - best work out joint in town!
T Richardson July 06, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Edzo's!!!! Best burger, best fries, and best milkshakes...
Eric Vollmer July 06, 2012 at 01:20 AM
I second the nomination for EDZO's. Good Eats and a conscientious manager!
Veronica Bombria July 06, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Weiner and still champion!
Steve Gadlin July 06, 2012 at 07:00 PM
I'm surprised there's no category for "Best Stick Figure Cat Drawing!" Why, IWantToDrawACatForYou.com, of course!!
judi cole July 06, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Agora Spa is the best. I love their mani/pedi and my husband gets his massages there....One of Evanston's finest. xo
Jim Osburn July 07, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Sultan & Assoc law firm. Best suits in town and wills to die for!
Mike Kreuser July 07, 2012 at 03:50 PM
My opinion? Edzo's is the best burger, Cross Rhodes is the family restaurant, and Bills is still the best hot dog. Thanks for the opportunity.
Ed July 08, 2012 at 02:07 PM
The best place for clothes--men's or women's--is Let's Tailgate! Where else can you find such a great assortment of NU apparel?
Dan Feld July 08, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Wiener and Still Champion easily has the best burger and hot dog in Evanston. I'd always choose WaSC over Edzo's, no hesitation.
jim July 08, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop
JJ Hanley July 09, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Evanston Whole Foods Market South gets our vote as the Best Disability Aware Business in Evanston. They provide great customer service to all who need or want it and they have employees with disabilities. Now, that's the best!
MMGlaser July 09, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Lucky Platter has been consistently good since it opened. It is creative in decor (funky folk art 50's), wait staff are quick and friendly, and the food is interesting, dare I say tasty, and always fresh. Prices are very reasonable, and a steal in some cases.
Lyl Smileyface July 09, 2012 at 09:44 PM
SLK STUDIO on Maple. Classy, stylish, friendly. I always leave feeling good and looking great!
Niecy July 09, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine. The best authentic cuisine in town. Located in south Evanston. Delivery available.
Niecy July 09, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine. The best authentic Jamaican cuisine in town. Located in south Evanston. Delivery available.
Debbieg July 11, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Robert gold salon and spa
victoria smith July 11, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Mexican shop! It has the best trinkets and treasures around! Beautiful and fun jewery. If your a sun glasses fanatic, there are hundreds! Cool purses, great 50's, 60.s and 70,s memorbilia. There is something for everyone. Their staff is energetic, fun and very helpful! The owners couldn't be nicer and they greet everyone by name.
Michelle Ubau July 12, 2012 at 04:27 PM
The best place to go and get beautified and pampered is Robert Gold Salon and Spa! I always leave feeling relaxed and gorgeous thanks to the wonderful staff at the salon!!
Karen O'Brien July 12, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Tommy Nevin's for a reliably good kitchen, a vast assortment of draft beer, great wait staff, a generous points program, live music, pool, and darts-- always fun and friendly.
Yvonne Coleman July 25, 2012 at 06:26 AM
Classy, elegant and professional. SLK on Maple is the place to go where hair care is as important as hair styles.

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