Discover the BEST of the 2009 Fox6 Upick

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Top Fox6 Upick Nominees

Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 49 nominees

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Beauty 39 nominees
  • Santa Fe Day Spa, Beauty, Day Spa Facial, 611 Doug Baker Blvd Birmingham AL 35242

    1. Santa Fe Day Spa (Birmingham, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Day Spa

    "I have been to plenty of other salons and spas in the area and Santa Fe Day spa was the best I've ever been to. The..."

  • Renovare Hair Salon, Beauty, Hair Salon, 1425 Montgomery Hwy, Ste 95 Vestavia Hills Vestavia Hills AL 35216

    2. Renovare Hair Salon (Vestavia Hills)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Salon

    "I have been with James for two years. I have had several horrific experiences with others in Birmingham. James was..."

  • The Helena BodySpa, Beauty, Massage, 771 2nd St Helena AL 35080

    3. The Helena BodySpa (Helena, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Massage

    "Helena Body Spa makes you feel confortable .When I first went in there never having a massage before she made me feel..."

  • Skinworx Tattoo, Beauty, Tattoo & Piercing Tattoo and Piercing, 1731 4th Ave N Bessemer AL 35020

    4. Skinworx Tattoo (Bessemer, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing

    "They have done my tattoo and a lot of my friends' as well. They are super friendly, clean, and talented!"

  • Native Beach Tanning, Beauty, Tanning, 4700 Highway 17, Ste B Helena AL 35080

    5. Native Beach Tanning (Helena, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Tanning

    "The staff takes great care to provide high quality tanning beds and a wide variety of products for every budget. They..."

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 36 nominees
  • Purple Onion, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Breakfast, 1550 Montgomery Hwy Birmingham AL 35216

    1. Purple Onion (Birmingham, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Breakfast


  • La Dama, Cheap Eats Great Meals Restaurants, Italian Pizza, 8000 Liberty Pkwy Vestavia Hills AL 35242

    2. La Dama (Vestavia Hills, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "I have yet to have a bad pizza at La Dama's. Their handmade crust is the perfect thickness, texture and flavor, their..."

  • Ranelli's, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Sandwich Shop, 1225 20th St S Birmingham AL 35205

    3. Ranelli's (Southside)

    Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop

    " Ranelli's is one of the few family owned Restaurants left in Birmingham. It has been in the same location, on..."

  • Moe's Original Bar B Que & Blues Revue, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Barbecue, 2025 3rd Ave. North Suite #104 Birmingham AL 35203 2341 John Hawkins Parkway Ste. 117 Hoover AL 35244 2501 Rocky Ridge Rd. Vestavia Hills AL 35243 731 29th St S Birmingham AL 35233

    4. Moe's Original Bar B Que & Blues Revue (Red Mountain)

    Nominee for: Best Barbecue

    "Seriously awesome barbecue and tasty sides to choose from. My chef husband says they are the best ribs he has had."

  • The Depot Deli and Grill, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Burger, 29 Lake Davidson Ln Helena AL 35080

    5. The Depot Deli and Grill (Helena, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "Best burger in town, hands down! Also try their chicken fingers, onion rings, philly steak sandwich.... Well actually..."

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Fashion 29 nominees

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 49 nominees
  • Bottega, Great Meals Restaurants, Italian, 2240 Highland Ave S Birmingham AL 35205

    1. Bottega (Southside)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "Simply can't beat it in Birmingham"

  • Cocina Superior, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 587 Brookwood Village Birmingham AL 35209

    2. Cocina Superior (Homewood)

    Nominee for: Best Mexican

    "I give them 4 stars because while the food is delicious, its also quite pricey. For example, most Mexican restaurants..."

  • Fox Valley Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, Seafood, Highway 17 Helena AL 35080

    3. Fox Valley Restaurant (Helena, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Seafood

    "After 3 pleasant experiences I can confirm Fox Valley is one of the top five best restaurants to eat at in Shelby..."

  • 122 Tree Lane Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, Cajun & Creole Cajun/Creole, 776 2nd St Helena AL 35080

    4. 122 Tree Lane Restaurant (Helena, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Cajun/Creole

    "This restaurant has a cozy, yet intimate, atmosphere and is very suitable for both a romantic evening and a family..."

  • Ruth's Chris Steak House, Great Meals, Restaurants, Steakhouse, 2300 Woodcrest Pl Homewood Birmingham AL 35209

    5. Ruth's Chris Steak House (Homewood)

    Nominee for: Best Steakhouse

    "I gave it 3 stars because 2 stars says “stay away” and that seems harsh… it might have been an off night. We had..."

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Health and Fitness

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Health and Fitness 26 nominees
  • Cahaba Cycles, Health & Fitness Health and Fitness, Bike Shop, 183 Main Street Trussville AL 35173 2271 Pelham Parkway Pelham AL 35124 2834 South 18th Street Homewood AL 35209 3179 Cahaba Heights Road Birmingham AL 35147

    1. Cahaba Cycles (Birmingham, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Bike Shop

    "I used to hang out at Homewood Cycles everyday after I would get out of school from middle school all the way through..."

  • Pilates on Highland, Health & Fitness Health and Fitness, Pilates Studio, 2827 Highland Ave S Birmingham AL 35205

    2. Pilates on Highland (Red Mountain)

    Nominee for: Best Pilates Studio

    "The instructors are certified Pilates instructors; well trained, extremely knowledgeable and very encouraging. The..."

  • The Trak Shak, Health & Fitness Health and Fitness, Running Gear, 4740 US-280 Birmingham AL 35242

    3. The Trak Shak (Birmingham, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Running Gear

    "There is always someone there ready to help you get fitted for what ever kind of foot you may have..."

  • The Yoga Circle, Health & Fitness Health and Fitness, Yoga Studio, 1805 11th Ave S Birmingham AL 35205

    4. The Yoga Circle (Southside)

    Nominee for: Best Yoga Studio

    "Stephen's hot yoga class is the best workout in town! If you don't believe me, come try it."

  • Levite Jewish Community Center, Health & Fitness Health and Fitness, Gym, 3960 Montclair Rd Birmingham AL 35213

    5. Levite Jewish Community Center (Mountain Brook)

    Nominee for: Best Gym

    "Great people, great classes, great equipment! I love the tv's on every machine!"

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Nightlife 38 nominees

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Shopping 64 nominees

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Specialty Food and Drink

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Specialty Food and Drink 24 nominees
  • Edgar's, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery, 3439 Colonnade Pkwy Birmingham AL 35243

    1. Edgar's (Birmingham, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Bakery

    "Because the people are so friendly and the cakes and sweets and breads are superior to any other products in town."

  • Urban Standard, Food Restaurants Specialty Food and Drink, Breakfast Coffee Shop, 2320 2nd Ave N Birmingham AL 35203

    2. Urban Standard (Northside)

    Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop

    "Best espresso since italy..... I drink it twice a day and it is consistantly delicious!!! The breakfast and lunch is..."

  • The Wine Cellar, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Wine Shop, 790 Montgomery Hwy Birmingham AL 35216

    3. The Wine Cellar (Vestavia Hills)

    Nominee for: Best Wine Shop

    "Great selection, small production wines (some of which are exclusive to Wine Cellar) and great atmosphere!"

  • V. Richard's, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Gourmet Grocery, 3916 Clairmont Ave S Birmingham AL 35222

    4. V. Richard's (Red Mountain)

    Nominee for: Best Gourmet Grocery

    "Best hand-picked daily selection of the freshest veggies. The butcher shop is without equal, as is the cheese selection..."

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Weddings 144 nominees
  • Engaging Celebrations, Weddings, Wedding Planner, 1401 Doug Baker Blvd Birmingham AL 35242

    1. Engaging Celebrations (Birmingham, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Wedding Planner

    "I've had a very unique view of EC. Beverly planned our wedding before EC was ever concieved. Catherine, my wife, had..."

  • Ivory & White, Weddings, Wedding Dresses, 55 Church St Birmingham AL 35213

    2. Ivory & White (Mountain Brook)

    Nominee for: Best Wedding Dresses

    "I planned a wedding in 3 months and it was imperative that I find a wedding gown quickly. But not just any gown but a..."

  • SunDolphin Productions, Weddings, Videographer,  Birmingham AL 35214

    3. SunDolphin Productions (Birmingham, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Videographer

    "Bill & Alisa were like our own personal wedding "angel" videographers. They were fun to hang out with and we did not..."

  • Once in Every Life Photography, Weddings, Photographer, Northside Birmingham AL

    4. Once in Every Life Photography (Northside)

    Nominee for: Best Photographer

    "April is a truly amazing and talented photographer. She came to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit the day after our..."

  • In Full Bloom, Weddings, Flowers, 957 Main St Gardendale AL 35071

    5. In Full Bloom (Gardendale, AL)

    Nominee for: Best Flowers

    "In Full Bloom did an amazing job on the flowers for my wedding. Everyone asked me who did the flowers after the..."

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