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Best Arts/Cultural Organization of 2012: Wild Goose Creative

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Arts/Cultural Organization of 2012: Wild Goose Creative

For three years running, Wild Goose Creative has taken the top spot in our readers survey as best arts/cultural organization in Columbus. Located at 2491 Summit Street, this venue hosts a wide variety of events ranging from musical performances to art gallery exhibitions to cooking classes and more. Top 10 Arts & Cultural Organizations of […]

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Best Food Cart/Truck of 2012: That Food Truck

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Food Cart/Truck of 2012: That Food Truck

The Food Truck craze showed no signs of slowing in 2012. If anything, food trucks and food carts have become second nature to many Columbus locals, who find them at food pods, parked outside of popular bars, and at any number of summer festivals large and small. This year’s crown for the best of the […]

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Best Local Band of 2012: MojoFlo

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Band of 2012: MojoFlo

The category of best band in Columbus is one of the most dynamic, with our readers selecting a different musical act to take the top spot each year. And 2012 belonged to MojoFlo, a neo-funk septet that blends elements of soul, jazz, hip hop and rock into their performances featuring the sultry Amber Knicole on lead […]

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Best Bar of 2012: The St. James Tavern

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The St. James Tavern has pulled off a hat trick, landing the title of Best Bar in Columbus for three years running in our annual readers’ survey. While the SJT could potentially written off as a neighborhood bar specific to the Italian Village neighborhood, it’s become known as a bit of a go-to place for […]

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Best Happy Hour of 2012: Bodega

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For four years running, Bodega has topped our readers’ survey category of Best Happy Hour. With over 50 craft beers on tap, over 100 bottled beers, and an inventive menu produced by Chef Marcus Meacham, Bodega’s happy hours offer something that just about anyone can enjoy. The Top 10 Happy Hours of 2012: Bodega Woodlands […]

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Best Community Ambassador of 2012: Mayor Michael Coleman

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The category of “Best Civic Leader” was one that we decided to change up a bit this year, as we thought it sounded too political, and we were really hoping to see people honor people a bit more community-oriented from any type of background or cause. So the category was changed to “Best Community Ambassador” […]

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Best Home Decor Store of 2012: Grandview Mercantile

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The options for shopping local for home decor items continued to grow at a rapid pace in 2012. This year saw the opening of Tomorrow’s Antiques, Flora Home & Garden, Keen’s Furniture Loft and Aesthetic, just to name a few. When it comes to picking their favorite place to shop for their homes, our readers […]

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