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Best of Columbus 2013: The Roundup

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best of Columbus 2013: The Roundup
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2013 was another busy year in Columbus, and our annual readers survey has once again served as an effective tool for recapping and highlighting the best people, places and things throughout the city. Over 2000 voters took part this year, casting over 27,500 individual votes in the survey. Below, you’ll find links to the Top 10 results behind each question:

Best New Restaurant of 2013: The Pearl

Best Local Artist of 2013: Laura Alexander

Best Messageboard Topic of 2013: Favorite Beer

Best New Bar of 2013: 16 Bit Bar+Arcade

Best Gym of 2013: Planet Fitness

Best Theatrical Group of 2013: Shadowbox Live

Best Local Band of 2013: Forest & The Evergreens

Best Art Gallery of 2013: Wexner Center for the Arts

Best Fine Dining Restaurant of 2013: Lindey’s

Best Sports Team of 2013: OSU Football

Best Happy Hour of 2013: Bodega

Best Movie Theater of 2013: The Gateway Film Center

Best Urban Development of 2013: The Hub

Best Music Venue of 2013: The LC

Best Arts Organization of 2013: CAPA

Best CU Contributor of 2013: Brent Warren

Best Dessert of 2013: Pistacia Vera

Best Neighborhood of 2013: Short North

Best Cultural Institution of 2013: The Wexner Center

Best Specialty Store of 2013: Celebrate Local

Best Grocery Store of 2013: The Hills Market

Best Alternative Mode of Transportation of 2013: CoGo

Best Coffee of 2013: Stauf’s

Best Everyday Restaurant of 2013: Northstar Café

Best Featured Articles of 2013: Columbus Mega Weekend

Best Cheap Eats of 2013: Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace

Best Hidden Gem of 2013: The Topiary Park

Best Festival of 2013: Comfest

Best Brunch of 2013: Skillet

Best Tourist Destination of 2013: The Short North

Best Brewery of 2013: Seventh Son Brewing Co

Best Salon/Spa of 2013: Charles Penzone

Best Nonprofit of 2013: Mid-Ohio Food Bank

Best Home Decor Store of 2013: Grandview Mercantile

Best Locally Made Product: Jeni’s Ice Creams

Best Columbus Champion of 2013: Elizabeth Lessner

Best Bar of 2013: St. James Tavern

Best Fashion/Apparel Store of 2013: Tigertree

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2 Responses to Best of Columbus 2013: The Roundup

  1. jmjaffe December 31, 2013 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm

    These results make me feel like maybe your audience skews to the Short North?

  2. Walker Evans
    Walker January 1, 2014 8:41 am at 8:41 am

    Yep. According to our 2013 demographics survey, the Short North (including Victorian Village, Italian Village and Harrison West) is the #1 neighborhood where our readers live and play. Though we do have a wide range of readers represented across all other neighborhoods in the city too:

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