Vote here in our 2011 Best of Lawrence competition

Let the voting begin. For the first time in five years, Best Of Lawrence is back. Here's your chance to be heard, to tell us your favorite store cat and decide where the best burger in a town of many can be found. So sit back, grab a cup of your favorite coffee — also a category — and start voting below.

Voting will run through Feb. 14, so make sure to tell friends and family to vote before it's too late. You'll need to provide an email address for your ballot to be valid. Don't worry, we won't spam you. Promise.

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tbm2 10 years, 1 month ago

Maybe your category of Auto Repair Shops could be broken down into Auto Body Repair Shops and Auto Repairs Shops? That way we could vote for our favorite Mechanics Shop and our favorite Auto Body Repair Shop. Just a suggestion.

galfromku 10 years, 1 month ago

I totally agree... Car repair for mechanical is one thing, but car repair for crashes is totally different... DALE WILLEY has got the Auto Body repair shops beat... hands down..

whoknows 10 years, 1 month ago

Are you serious? Bryant Collision Repair has all of them beat! Good quality work, not to mention the friendly staff!

Liberty275 10 years, 1 month ago

Bondo or bolts... it makes no difference to some guy with a journalism degree. Just the fact that Evans Imports wasn't included while it's one of the oldest repair shops in town is telling.

kuhusker 10 years, 1 month ago

Did you guys test this with Safari? You get constant "slow script warnings" when you load the page on a Mac.

Jonathan Kealing 10 years, 1 month ago

We're entirely a mac shop here. Not a PC in sight. No one here has seen these problems, but we'll look into it. Sorry for the trouble!

Emily Hadley 10 years, 1 month ago

No problems with Chrome Browser on a Mac. Try optimizing Safari, maybe? (It's always too slow for me.)

bkreed1960 10 years, 1 month ago

I figured there would be other categories like best grocery store, best veterinarian, etc.

d_prowess 10 years, 1 month ago

You might want to check the add for this on the right side of your home page. If you click on the heading "Vote..." it takes you to the sign-up page for your text alerts. You have to click on the small "vote" link in the body of the section to actually get here. A little confusing for folks trying to vote.

d_prowess 10 years, 1 month ago

Sorry, I meant the home page of the LJW, not the site.

macelis 10 years, 1 month ago

Please add Maceli's to your Breakfast?Brunch Question.

galfromku 10 years, 1 month ago

How could you NOT have Maceli's listed as an option... Steve puts on the best spread around!!!

10 years, 1 month ago

macelis & galfromku,

Don't hesitate to include any candidates you don't see in a given category by selecting "Other" and typing the business' name. Hope this helps.

Emily Hadley 10 years, 1 month ago

There's an "Other" option at the end with a blank. Enter whatever you'd like! (Maceli's? I thought they were a caterer.)

macelis 10 years, 1 month ago

We do cater every day of the week, but on Sunday mornings for the past 5 years, we have been serving the BEST BRUNCH in town. At least that is what our customers tell us.

Grump 10 years, 1 month ago

Best tattoo?

Best piercing?

Best high colonic?

Best bail bondsman?

dimerc 10 years, 1 month ago

would be nice to see more categories especially more than just "best store'

Emily Hadley 10 years, 1 month ago

Best store? I don't remember that question. I definitely agree--while the cat thing was endearing & the vegan & gluten free nods were great, there could be a ton more relevant categories to make the whole thing worthwhile. Late night, delivery, shoes, taxi service, places to take tourists/family, beer selection, decor/ambience/place to hang/people watching, independent/local business, /chef-owned restaurant/retail etc. etc., best music store, liquor store, green business, sushi, (Sushi vs. Korma? Asia is a really big continent.), burritos, sandwiches, pool, place to study, tattoo/piercing shop, place to spruce up your pad, bakery, hangover food, smoke shop, video/game store, tea shop, barbecue, fancy cocktail bar, place to hear DJs, beer garden, Lawrence institution/icon, hotel, theater... you get the idea.

townie79 10 years, 1 month ago

i agree with emily...there are a ton of stores just under best clothing store.... why not simplify mens store, best womens store, best sports store...

tbm2 10 years, 1 month ago

Dale Willey maybe good but I have had the BEST experience at Bryant Collision Repair. Their customer service and quality of work is by far the BEST in Lawrence!!! Two thumbs up!!

kubsdrvr 10 years ago

does the b in tbm stand for Bryant?

Kelly Cline 10 years, 1 month ago

HALF PRICE BOOKS, best bookstore by far!! Folks vote downtown stores cuz they just don't know any better.

Matt Cox 10 years, 1 month ago

I shed a tear not to see Mocha-Doo's on the coffee list. Best coffee and roaster in Lawrence.

CHKNLTL 10 years ago

you must be fat-head's mommy. mocha-doo is a joke! i would not classify his swill as coffee. your tears would taste better than what he serves in cup.

Mike Willoughby 10 years, 1 month ago

What emily said! Seems like this was all about booze and food, and the occasional auto repair shop? Could have been better. Top-of-the-hill was more thoughtful than this survey.

And I also had issues in safari, the format was hard to navigate. because of the scrollbar and the defined size of the survey window.

cheapskate 10 years ago

As far as autobody..... Been there done that the best I've been involved with has been Auto Accents by far!!!!!?

cthomp06 10 years ago

Need to seperate Johnny's Tavern and Johnny's Tavern West!

irvan moore 10 years ago

why don't you also do a worst of Lawrence too? use the same catagories.

MattRx 10 years ago

I don't think this would be useful and would only lead to conflicts. People have much stronger negative oppinions and are more likely to share bad experiences even if they are isolated.

I have a few places that I crave occasionally but some of my friends hate these places and vice-versa.

irvan moore 10 years ago

when are you going to post the results?

Richard Andrade 10 years ago

I think negative comments in the Restuarant listings in the past have garnered some blowback from certain local merchants who were the recipient of those reviews, and they might now be a little gun-shy about doing a Worst of Lawrence.

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