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Best Fashion/Apparel Store of 2013: Tigertree

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Fashion/Apparel Store of 2013: Tigertree

Tigertree has pulled a hat trick. For three years straight this Short North boutique has topped our reader survey list as the best Fashion/Apparel store of 2013. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the store carries both men’s and women’s clothing in addition to accessories, gift items and more. “Basically, we just sell things that we […]

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Best Brunch of 2013: Skillet

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Brunch of 2013: Skillet

The voters of this year’s reader survey decided to return Skillet to the top title of Best Brunch in Columbus after last year’s dethronement by Tasi Café. “While restaurants that start badly very rarely get good, eateries that open strong often fade away,” explains CU Food Critic Miriam Bowers Abbott in her October review. “Meanwhile, […]

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Best Everyday Restaurant of 2013: Northstar Café

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Everyday Restaurant of 2013: Northstar Café

According to our readers, Northstar Café is the kind of place you can go to any time of day, any day of the week. For three years straight, the small local chain of restaurants has won this designation over fierce competition from other local favorites. “While the business now has three locations, things are still […]

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

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For the fourth year in a row, the humble hot dog reigns supreme for diners on a budget. Our readers voted once again this year for Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace as their favorite spot for cheap eats. The most expensive item on the menu at Dirty Frank’s is a whopping $7, with most hot […]

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Best Featured Articles of 2013: Columbus Mega Weekend

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Featured Articles of 2013: Columbus Mega Weekend

After four years at the top, the At Home series (penned by Anne Evans) has slipped to the number two spot in our annual readers survey in the category of best featured articles here on CU. In its place is the popular Mega Weekend series (also penned by Anne Evans) that provides a big blast […]

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Best Bar of 2013: St. James Tavern

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For the fourth year in a row, the popular Italian Village neighborhood bar St. James Tavern has topped our readers survey as the best bar in Columbus. Since opening in 1996, The SJT has become known as a no-nonsense bar where drinks are cheap, the music is good, and the crowd is friendly. “Honestly, I […]

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Over 45 New Restaurants Opened in 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans Over 45 New Restaurants Opened in 2013

Gourmet burgers, gourmet grilled cheese, beer-centric bars and restaurant names that begin with “The” were all big trends in 2013, though the range of diversity in concept and location spanned far and wide. We tallied up nearly 50 new restaurants that opened this year ranging from brand new local concepts to new locations for successful […]

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