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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…

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…

Kristen + Ryan Photo by Hillary Ferguson

The Big Day: Great Outdoors

Sometimes four walls just can’t hold the dream party you have planned. The great outdoors can create the biggest, and maybe the best, frame for your wedding. The crunchier among us may opt for a…

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….

Albert & Ashley Photo by Hillary Ferguson

The Big Day: Reactions

The groom’s priceless face when the bride appears at the end of the aisle, the pop of a champagne bottle, a meant-for-your-ears-only story that the maid of honor decides to spill to the whole congregation…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Breakfast

Northstar Cafe –10.7% of 11,617 votes Multiple Locations | thenorthstarcafe.com 2  First Watch 10.4% 3  Katalina’s Cafe 7.5% 2016: First Watch – 16.8% of 12,043 votes 496 S High St. |  firstwatch.com 2   Northstar Cafe 14.4% 3  …

by Chris Casella

Barbecue

City Barbecue – 60.4% of 14,031 votes There is nothing quite like good ol’ fashioned American barbecue, and it’s something us C-bus natives will go crazy over. City Barbecue captures the truest essence of charred, off-the-grill,…

by Nathan Ward

Burger

Thurman Cafe – 26.5% of 10,786 votes No matter how many challengers there are, the Thurmanator will always be king. The size is overpowering, yet not as intimidating as you’d think. There’s a reason you wait…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Hangover Breakfast

Hangover Easy – 13.5% of 10,016 votes A proper hangover cure requires the following variables: fried food, gallons of coffee, and an open bar. Hangover Easy has been curing post-party headaches for years with their delectable…

by Collins Laatsch

Fast Food

Raising Cane’s – 31.3% of 10,588 votes There’s something about Cane’s that Columbus can’t get enough of. It might be the perfect crunch of their tenders, or the fact that you can substitute the coleslaw that…

by Brian Kaiser

Quick Lunch

North Market – 22% of 10,123 votes No matter what food you’re craving, North Market’s got you covered. If you’re in the mood for Flavors of India, or you prefer a Taste of Belgium, North Market…

by Collins Laatsch

Ice Cream

Graeter’s Ice Cream – 34.6% of 10,713 votes Jeni’s prevailed in this race last year, and though we expected a close battle, we didn’t expect anything like this. We can’t fault our voters for selecting Graeter’s…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Buffet

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus – 33.5% of 9,174 votes It’s no wonder that our little gem known as Schmidt’s took first place as best buffet. While their many sausages and various forms of cabbage are a treat…

by Nathan Ward

Retail Bakery

Koko Tea Salon & Bakery – 22.4% of 13,248 votes The top three finishers from a year ago have landed in the same slots, with nearly the same vote percentages. It’ll be hard for anyone to…

Burrito

Chipotle – 53.3% of 13,260 votes Chipotle has made quite the name for itself—and rightfully so. If you’ve ever been (which you most likely have; they didn’t win best burrito by over 50 percent for no…

by Brian Kaiser

Fries

Arch City Tavern – 31.0% of 13,272 votes How about a shake(up) to go with those fries? One of the biggest surprises in this year’s poll is the emergence of Arch City Tavern. It’s not that…

by Nathan Ward

Dogs & Brats

Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace – 59.4% of 13,881 votes Let’s put aside the debate over whether a hot dog is a sandwich (it isn’t) and celebrate the herculean run for Dirty Frank’s. Eight years of…

by Collins Laatsch

Wings

Roosters – 35.7% of 9,918 votes Roosters can’t seem to shake their win streak, but we’re sure they’re not complaining about it—and neither are we. Taking the cake for best wings, they’ve also won best wait…

by Chris Casella

Diner

Cap City Fine Diner – 32.8% of 9,908 votes Cap City is the kind of place you can go to feel fancy, while rocking clothes you actually wear on a regular basis. Bring your empty belly…

by Nathan Ward

Delicatessen

Katzinger’s – 45% of 9,849 votes A reuben, a bowl of matzo soup, some smoked fish, and a handful of pickles—Katzinger’s does it best. That’s evident as they maintain first place for another year as the…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Gourmet Pizza

Harvest Pizzeria – 22.6% of 10,439 votes Columbus has a plethora of sophisticated pizza options—so cheesy, so fancy. In a town full of truly great pizza, Harvest officially stands as the greatest. Multiple Locations | harvestpizzeria.com…

by Collins Laatsch

Traditional Pizza

Mikey’s Late Night Slice – 20.7% of 10,545 votes Mikey’s has cornered the market on drunk Columbusites shuffling the streets after-hours in search of food, like low blood sugar zombies growling, “PIIIIIIZZAAAAAA.” With three brick and…

Greek Restaurant

The Happy Greek – 33.7% of 8,562 votes 660 N High St.  |  happygreek.com 2  Jimmy V’s 14.9% 3  Yanni’s 9.7% 2016: The Happy Greek – 32% of 7,824 votes 2  Jimmy V’s 12.5% 3  Easy Street…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Middle Eastern Restaurant

Aladdin’s Eatery – 23.2% of 8,836 votes You know the battle when it comes to dinner—no one wants to eat the same thing. Someone wants pizza, you want curry, and someone else wants a pita. Aladdin’s…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Indian

Aab India – 38.6% of 8,387 votes Authenticity and buffets go a long way, and Aab India offers both. For the third year in a row, Aab India has won by a landslide. If you haven’t…

by Brian Kaiser

Asian

P.F. Chang’s – 14.2% of 9,223 votes P.F. Chang’s offers traditional Asian dishes in addition to street fare, sushi, desserts, and even happy hour. With a menu ranging enough to make the whole family happy, it’s…

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