You voted (and we chose)

Every year, we turn to you, our loyal readers, and ask you to vote on your favorite places to drink, dine, take in concerts and more. And boy did you ever. (Our interns' fingers are still cramped from counting the votes.)

As in past years, some votes came down to the wire, while other categories featured runaway winners (you sure love your Thurman Burgers, Columbus). In an effort to shake things up, this year we introduced a handful of critics' picks, hoping to highlight a few of the individuals working to make the city a more vibrant, interesting place. On the other end of the spectrum, we also invested a few words on our inaugural Worst of Columbus picks.

Read on to see who topped the polls.

Dining Best Chef: Josh Dalton Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Dining Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Dining by neighborhood Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Dining: Ethnic eats Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Dining: Sweet bites




Nightlife Best Musician: Joe Camerlengo Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Nightlife: Brews and booze Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Nightlife: Bars by neighborhood Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Nightlife: Music Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Nightlife: Bowling and the big…




Arts, Culture, Shopping Face of Columbus: Scott Woods Best Comics Artist: Bryan Moss Best Artist: Mary Jo Bole Best Comedian: Brooke Cartus Social Justice Warrior: Tammy Fournier Alsaada Best Humanitarian: Sarah Thompson Best of Columbus Readers' Poll: Arts, Culture, Shopping 




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