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Best of 2012: The Roundup

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2012 was a big year, and it took the help of all of our readers to determine which people, places and things were worthy of special recognition this year. Hundreds of voters took part in this year’s “Best of” Reader Survey and we tallied up all of the results. Below you’ll find links to the Top 10 winners in each category:

Best Columbus Event of 2012: Comfest

Best Grocery Store of 2012: The North Market

Best Urban Development of 2012: The Downtown Hilton Hotel

Best Everyday Restaurant of 2012: Northstar Cafe

Favorite 200Columbus Moment of 2012: Red, White & Boom

Best Desserts of 2012: Pistacia Vera

Best Theatrical Performance of 2012: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Available Light Theatre

Best Art Gallery of 2012: 83 Gallery

Best Public Art Display of 2012: Bicentennial Towers

Best Local Artist of 2012: Laura Alexander

Best Brunch of 2012: Tasi Café

Best Hidden Gem of 2012: The Topiary Park

Best Food Cart/Truck of 2012: That Food Truck

Best Arts/Cultural Organization of 2012: Wild Goose Creative

Best Fine Dining Restaurant of 2012: Lindey’s

Best Local Drink of 2012: Brothers Drake Apple Pie Mead

Best Neighborhood of 2012: The Short North

Best Cheap Eats of 2012: Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace

Best Home Decor Store of 2012: Grandview Mercantile

Best Community Ambassador of 2012: Mayor Michael Coleman

Best Happy Hour of 2012: Bodega

Best Bar of 2012: The St. James Tavern

Best Specialty Store of 2012: Wholly Craft

Best Messageboard Topic/Discussion of 2012: The Presidential Election

Best Local Band of 2012: MojoFlo

Best Nonprofit or Charity of 2012: The Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Best New Restaurant of 2012: TILL Dynamic Fare

Best Coffee of 2012: Stauf’s Coffee Roasters

Best Fashion Store of 2012: Tigertree

Best Locally Made Product of 2012: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Best Local Sports Team of 2012: The Buckeyes

Best Arts Show/Exhibition of 2012: Annie Leibovitz at the Wexner Center

Best Featured Article of 2012: At Home

Best Columbus Underground Contributor of 2012: Chris Sunami

Best Word to Describe 2012 in Columbus: Growth

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