BE A MODEL CITIZEN AND VOTE! The nominations are in. Now it's time to select the winners for the Dallas Observer's 2014 Best of Dallas® poll. Pick your favorite places to dine, drink, shop and more from the lists of readers' suggestions. Voting closes at the end of the day September 7, when all saved ballots will be automatically submitted and tallied.

Every vote is automatically saved, but may be changed up until the close of the contest, at which time all saved votes are submitted for counting.


If you would like to suggest an award category (and a winner for it), simply log in -- as you must do to vote -- and click on the "Award We Forgot?" link which will appear in place of this text after you've logged in.

There's been a lot of talk around town lately about building the next model of Dallas. “New urbanism,” it's called, and it's about a future Big D that's livable, lively and filled with interesting people. In other words, it's a lot like today. 

Maybe we're just a bunch of old urbanists at heart, but we think this year's model has plenty going for it already. That's why we're putting together our 2014 Best of Dallas® issue.

It's exciting to dream about what the city might become, and the future seems bright. But that's not surprising. When you start with a solid foundation of great restaurants, amazing shops, entertaining bars and a thriving arts scene, building a model city is a snap. Dallas already has all the pieces right out of the box, and you'll be able to find them in Best of Dallas®. 

We've asked our readers to nominate some of their favorite people and places in Dallas for this year's readers' poll, and now it's time to winnow down their nominees to the winners. Make your picks for the Best of Dallas® from the list below. You can change your choice up until voting ends at the end of the day September 10, when all saved ballots will be automatically submitted and tallied. Then check out our special 2014 Best of Dallas® issue on September 25 to see who won.

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