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by Rachael Barbash

Best Barbershop

The Mug and Brush Barber Shop 11.5% of 3,173 votes Simplicity, authenticity, and quality: the founding principles of The Mug and Brush and apt tags for this 50-year old Columbus institution. Not only does The…

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…

by Collins Laatsch

Angst im Dorf

German Village’s popular Schiller Park celebrates the neighborhood’s German influence by honoring one of the country’s most famous poets. It hasn’t always. This May will mark 100 years since the park was renamed Washington Park…

Midnight Son

If a tragic teen coming-of-age film doesn’t exactly sound like the kind of fare you’d expect to find starring a Schwarzenegger, it’s because you’re thinking of the wrong Schwarzenegger. Audiences eagerly awaiting Patrick Schwarzenegger’s first…

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…

by Ed Gately

Opening Volley

Ever since Ed Gately floated the word in our interview this month, I’ve been thinking of the notion of “permanence.” In a city that has often disregarded our own history in favor of something new…

by Shoot 2 Studios

The Big Day: Lynn + Matt

Reception: The Capital Club Dress: David’s Bridal Suit: Express Men Cake/Flowers: Sam’s Club Rings: Howard’s Everyone wants their Big Day to be a marquee event. But Matt + Lynn got to experience that literally. The Capital grads—they…

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