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The Alive’s “Best of Columbus 2009” Results

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The Alive just published their list of the “Best of Columbus 2009”, which includes the best in dining, shopping, city life, and nightlife. Strangely, we’re only two months into 2009, so plenty of new restaurants, shops, and entertainment options are sure to emerge as fan favorites over the next 10 months. Quite a few of […]


The Best of 2008: The Final Verdict

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We asked. You voted. We tallied. The results have been trickling out over the past 20 days, but all 28 results of our “Best of 2008” reader survey are now available for your recapping pleasure. This was your 2008:

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Best CU Contributor of 2008: JimL2 & ndcent

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Surprisingly, we ended up with a first-place tie in the category of “Best Columbus Underground Contributor of 2008”. The leading votes were split down the middle between JimL2 and ndcent. JimL2 of course being famous for watching crappy movies and blogging for burgers, while ndcent is famous for getting people talking about bacon and pet […]


Best CU Discussion Topic of 2008: The Streetcar

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Originally announced in February of 2006, the Downtown Streetcar Project was the single most discussed and debated topic on Columbus Underground over the past year. Which is why it took first place in our reader poll for “Best Discussion Topic of 2008”. Streetcar news in 2008 started up with rumors in February regarding new announcements […]


Best Columbus Festival of 2008: Comfest

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Columbus is home to dozens of annual festivals that draw millions of visitors out to experience art, music, food, people watching, and more. Comfest was at the top of our reader survey and takes home the title of Columbus Underground’s “Best Festival of 2008”. This year’s Comfest saw some Saturday rain, but attendance was still […]


Best TV Show of 2008: The Office

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Yes, we do watch a lot of TV around here. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone needs some way to relax, right? While just about every show gets discussed on the messageboard and has at least a few regular viewers, the one show that stood out the most and is our official “Best TV […]


Best Established Restaurant of 2008: Alana’s

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(Photo by Swampkitty) 2008 saw a lot of great new restaurants hitting the local dining scene, but some of our old favorites remained our new favorites this past year. At the top of our survey results for “Best Established Restaurant of 2008” was Alana’s Food and Wine, located at 2333 N. High Street. Alana’s emphasis […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!