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ColumBest 2018

This is the time of year that we at (614) anxiously await the announcement of our yearly “best of” Columbus reader poll. The floodgates open in anticipation of a torrent of responses to various iterations…

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Best Clothing Store

Homage 51.1% of 4,094 votes The good folks at Homage have been hustling high quality nostalgia for over a decade now. In so doing, they have written one of the most triumphant business success stories…

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Best Brunch

Northstar Cafe 7.5% of 12, 323 votes For years, Northstar has been our city’s flagship healthy diner, and with good reason. Sure, they have insanely smart gimmicks to get them a leg up, like giving…

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Best Comfort Food

Hot Chicken Takeover 23.7% of 11, 862 votes Winner, winner chicken dinner! (Finally, we can use this strange expression without sounding absolutely nuts.) Hot Chicken Takeover has been a non-stop force ever since its conception,…

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Best Burger

Thurman Cafe 22.1% of 12,967 votes While the Thurmanator might not be the lowest calorie burger in the city, it’s by far the most famous. Sharing its namesake with arguably the largest Columbus supporter there…

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