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Best Record Store

Magnolia Thunderpussy 36.8% of 3,268 votes Serving the planet since 1969, or perhaps more importantly to this list, serving Columbus since early 2000, Magnolia Thunderpussy continues to stand as our city’s premier record shop. Whether…

by Brian Kaiser

Best Tattoo Parlor

Evolved Body Art 26.1% of 4,122 votes Holding on firmly to their position as last year’s top tattoo shop, Evolved Body Art stands as the premier destination in Columbus for expertly executed body modifications. Excelling…

by Collins Laatsch

Best Fries

Five Guys Burgers And Fries 21.6% of 11,396 votes Perhaps our love for Five Guys’ fries harks back to our days at the fair—after all, there is something indescribably charming about eating french fries out…

Photo by Tommy Feisel

Best New Restaurant

Best New Restaurant Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse 15.6% of 9,839 votes This is it, folks—the 1940’s Art Deco style steakhouse out of Cincinnati has finally landed in our city after making a culinary splash in Louisville…

Best Fast Food

Chick-Fil-A 27.2% of 12,702 votes A new contender has emerged. Plopping down a new location next to the newly-minted Nationwide Grandview Yard office complex has seemingly served this fast food purveyor very well. Despite some…

by Brian Kaiser

Best Mexican

El Vaquero 15.8%of 12,414 votes You know you’re in line for some authentic Mexican when the titles of the dishes are mostly in Spanish (and have corresponding numerals). If you are tired of white-washed Mexican…

Maggie Daley Park

Family Spring Break

It’s time to hit the road—and this time the fam is coming with. Who else better to be your trip advisors than (614) readers who’ve vacationed with the kids without burning up the Family Truckster…

BLunch by Megan Leigh Barnard

On the Sunny Side

Clintonville is lovely this time of year. Columbus, on the whole, isn’t. Rain, snow, or shine, you can always find some charm in the little “sub-’burg”—Walhalla Ravine still topping the annual unofficial poll for best…

Suite Dream

Catherine and Bryan at Mix Design Collective like to think a little outside the walls of traditional home remodeling. For example, turning a tight space on the third floor of their own home into a…

Truck Yeah!

Just because you’re putting away the shorts and tanktops doesn’t mean you have hang up your warm-weather eating habits. Check out these winter-ready food trucks and carts to keep your local palette stoked: Timmy’s Meltdown…

Spitting Image

For these local families, it’s not hard to see the love in their lives, and those of their children. But e­verything—and everyone—looks a little more lovely through the lens of Rachel Joy Barehl. One of…

Thanks!

The Dalai Lama says that there is no secret to happiness, but that the path toward it is paved with gratitude. Since it is the season of drawing loved ones near, and giving thanks, (614)…

614 on 740

Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls innatcedarfalls.com By Lesley Jenike Upscale without the pretension, the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls in Logan is located right in the heart of the Hocking Hills, close to…

Behind Enemy Lines

At the grocery store. The car wash. Maybe even at a family wedding. There are few places you can escape catching shit for being a Michigan fan around here. This month, with another edition of…

Feature Act

Whether they be headliners in their own right, or just those setting new comedy standards in Columbus–From improv t stand-up to everything in between– (614) introduces a new series on the people handling the city…

Sara + Chris Photo by Rouxby Photography

The Big Day: Cityscape

Those with a desire for sunshine and an open sky, but a slightly lower tolerance for bugs and grass clippings may lean to the side of an urban promenade. There are no shortage of green…

Temi + Ayo Photo by Paul Woo

The Big Day: Generations

Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. The generations that came before us help envelope us into traditions and usher us into the next chapter of our lives. Who is this whole to-do really for, if not…

April + Alex Photo by DiBlasio Photography

The Big Day: Dress

Full-length princess gown? Boat neck, tea-length dress? No matter which way you slice it, it’s the focal point of a wedding. The bride is the star of the show, and the dress is her superhero…

Camille + Rickey Photo by JazzyMae Photography

The Big Day: Architecture

The dress, the food, the music. All the planned elements of the big day converge to create a cohesive scene. But perhaps no element of a wedding is quite as effective at framing and transporting…

Karla + Nathan Photo by Erica Kay

Big Day: Dance Floor

Ah, the dance floor. The great equalizer. The part of the party where your guests get to let loose and really celebrate. This is the time to forget the solemn ceremony and all the planning,…

Holly + Spencer Photo by Rouxby Photography

The Big Day: Animals

The furry little friends in our lives are often the first family members to vet (see what we did there?) the new boyfriend or girlfriend before they ascend to the level of husband or wife….

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