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Top 10 Specialty Stores in Columbus of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Specialty Stores in Columbus of 2016

Whether you’re looking for gifts for friends, or just something unique for yourself, Columbus has a lot of great specialty shops that focus on a wide assortment of items outside the norm of what you can find in a chain-centric shopping mall. Our readers and contributors deliberated over which stores represent the best of the […]

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Top 10 Home Decor Shops in Columbus of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Home Decor Shops in Columbus of 2016

There are many options in Columbus and Central Ohio to find new items to decorate your home with. From vintage shops to antique malls to name-brand furniture stores. For two years in a row, our readers and contributors chose Elm & Iron as the number one spot for home decor shopping. While the original location […]

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Best New Restaurant of 2016: Rockmill Tavern

Best of CU Best of CU Best New Restaurant of 2016: Rockmill Tavern

Every year Columbus sees dozens of new restaurants open (and many that also close) but only a handful wind up selected as the best of the best in our annual reader survey. This year, the Top 10 list includes everything from casual bowls of ramen to high end steak houses, and ethnic eats like filipino […]

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Top 10 Farmers Markets in Central Ohio of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Farmers Markets in Central Ohio of 2016

Central Ohio is home to over 40 seasonal farmers markets that take place in just about every major neighborhood and suburb throughout the region. Our readers and contributors ran through the list to determine the top markets of the year, and for the third year in a row selected the Clintonville Farmers Market as the […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Theatrical Groups of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Theatrical Groups of 2016

There’s a lot of great live theater in Columbus, so fans of the performing arts have a plethora of options to choose from. When we surveyed our readers and contributors this year on their favorite local groups that produce live theater, Short North Stage rose to the top of the list for the first time. […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Breweries of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Breweries of 2016

Over the past five years, the microbrew scene in Columbus has exploded. Over three dozen breweries now call Central Ohio home, with more still on the way. The popularity of drinking local beer has only continued to grow alongside the supply chain, allowing brewers the ability to make a viable businesses out of their passion […]

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Best Public Art of 2016: Graffiti Installations at Independents’ Day

Best of CU Best of CU Best Public Art of 2016: Graffiti Installations at Independents’ Day

Ever since the art-centric bicentennial birthday celebration in 2012, the City of Columbus has made more and more of an effort to incorporate public artwork displays into our daily lives. Those projects come in all forms — large and small, temporary and permanent, commissioned and guerrilla — and collectively they add up to making our […]

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