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Voting begins for best of downtown Bellevue
The vote for who or what is the "Best of Downtown Bellevue" kicked off this week as the Bellevue Downtown Association launched the 2013 Haute Picks contest.
People will have through April 5 to vote online in 22 dining, retail, service and experience categories.
For the past 10 years, the downtown association's contest has honored businesses that deliver excellent customer service and create a sense of place for those who live, work, shop and play in Downtown Bellevue.
This year, four new categories have been added to the this year’s contest: Best Breakfast/Brunch, Best Place to be Entertained, Best Place for Kids, and Best Place to be Pampered.
Completing the contest survey in its entirety gives voters the chance to win a Downtown Bellevue VIP Event Package, including two tickets to a headliner show at the Bellevue Jazz Festival, two entries to the inaugural Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk, two passes to the VIP seating area at the Symetra Bellevue Family 4th, four skating passes to the Chaplins Bellevue Volkswagen Ice Arena, and promotional offerings from various Downtown Bellevue restaurants.
The online ballot will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5, and only one ballot per person will be counted. Winners will be announced in the summer issue of Bellevue Downtown magazine and at the BDA Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 7:309:00 a.m. at the Bellevue Club.
Voting takes place at www.bellevuedowntown.org and clicking on Vote Here 2013 Haute Picks. Here are the categories for the 2013 Haute Picks:
Best Casual Business Meeting Spot
Best Cocktail (Drink and Place)
Best Coffee House
Best Happy Hour
Best Lunch Under $10
Best Place to Be Entertained
Best Place for a First Date
Best Place for a Haircut
Best Place for Kids
Best Place to Be Pampered
Best Place to See and Be Seen
Best Place for Sushi
Best Power Lunch
Best Retail Boutique
Best Romantic Dinner
Best Seafood Restaurant
Best Sweet Tooth Fix
Best Uniquely Downtown Bellevue Experience
Best Wine List
Best Workout Spot