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Best New Restaurant of 2013: The Pearl

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With nearly 50 new restaurants having opened between January and December, 2013 was a big year for anyone looking for new dining options. From fine dining to gastropubs to food trucks to pop-up restaurants to cheap eats, there was something to be found for everyone in just about every neighborhood. In the end, our readers […]

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Best Local Artist of 2013: Laura Alexander

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Artist of 2013: Laura Alexander

Of the thousands of amazing artists in Columbus, our readers survey has consistently produced two winners above all others. Joey Monsoon was picked three years in a row from 2008 to 2010 and now Laura Alexander has joined him for a hat trick from 2011 through 2013. Alexander has been impressing audiences locally and nationally […]

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Best Salon/Spa of 2013: Charles Penzone

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A group of topics that come up often on the Columbus Underground Messageboard are suggestions for the best salons, barber shops, stylists and spas. There’s a wide range of preferences for various salon businesses, so we decided to add the question to our readers survey and find out which ones are most preferred by our […]

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Best Gym of 2013: Planet Fitness

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Gym of 2013: Planet Fitness

We’re gearing up for our second annual Health & Wellness Week in January, so a new addition to our annual readers survey this year was all about being healthier (you know, to counter-balance all of the restaurant and eating-related questions). So we polled our readers about their favorite gyms (and realized that 2014 also needs […]

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Best Sports Team of 2013: OSU Football

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Sports Team of 2013: OSU Football

The Ohio State Buckeyes didn’t manage to finish their 2013 season undefeated, but they did managed to defeat all other local sports teams to place #1 in our annual readers poll for the fourth time in the past six years. The Bucks are headed to the Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens on Friday, so there’s […]

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Best Music Venue of 2013: The LC

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Our annual readers survey has always asked about favorite bands, but not until this year have we asked about favorite music venues to see both local and national music acts. Promowest Productions dominated the list with three of their four locally owned and operated venues: The Basement, The Newport, and at the top of the […]

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Best Dessert of 2013: Pistacia Vera

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Dessert is kind of a big deal in Columbus. Not only should you save room for it when dining out, but you should save extra extra room for swinging by one of the dozens of great bakeries, treat shops and dessert boutiques located around town. And for three years straight our readers have picked Pistacia […]

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