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Best Reason to Live in C-Town 
People

Best Reason to Leave C-Town 
Weather

Best Neighborhood
Tremont

Best Area You'd Like to See Revitalized 
The Flats

Best City Service 
RTA
riderta.com

Best Bus Line 
RTA
riderta.com

Best Local Landmark 
Terminal Tower

Best Eyesore 
East Bank of the Flats

Best Festival 
The Feast of the Assumption
littleitalycleveland.com

Best Park 
Edgewater Park

Best Hiking or Biking Trail 
Towpath
canalwayohio.com/towpathtrail.htm

Best Place to Swim 
Mentor Headlands
clevelandlakefront.org

Best Place to Bowl 
Corner Alley
402 Euclid Ave., 216.298.4070
thecorneralley.com

Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Visitors
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., 216.781.7625
rockhall.com

Best Place to Take Kids 
Cleveland Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way, 216.661.6500
clemetzoo.com

Best Day Trip From C-Town 
Cedar Point
Sandusky, 419.627.2350
cedarpoint.com

Best Indian (Not Named Grady) 
Asdrubal Cabrera

Best Brown (Not Named Brady) 
Josh Cribbs

Best Cav (Not Named LeBron) 
Shaq


News & Media

Best Politician 
Joe Cimperman

Best Troublemaker 
Frank Russo

Best Local Scandal 
Dimora-Russo investigation

Best Use of Taxpayer Funds 
Medical Mart

Best Mis-Use of Taxpayer Funds 
Medical Mart

Best Local Issue You're Sick of 
Casinos

Best Local Blog 
Waiting for Next Year
waitingfornextyear.com

Best Local YouTube Clip 
"Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video"

Best Local Radio Personality 
Rover
roverradio.com

Best Local Newsperson 
Romona Robinson
wkyc.com

Best Local Sportscaster 
Jim Donovan
wkyc.com


Goods & Services 

Best Local Boutique 
Banyan Tree
2242 Professor Ave., 216.241.1209
shopbanyantree.com

Best Local Thrift or Consignment 
Unique
Multiple locations, uniquethriftstore.com

Best Eco-Friendly Business 
Great Lakes Brewery
2516 Market Ave., 216.771.4404
greatlakesbrewing.com

Best Adult Store  
Adult Mart
Multiple locations, adultmart.com

Best Source to Furnish Your Apartment 
Design Union
26000 Richmond Rd., Bedford, 216.464.1600
designunion.com

Best Clothing Store: 
Local: The Mission
14625 Madison Ave., 216.227.0404
themissionboutique.com

Chain: American Apparel
1782 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.320.1761
americanapparel.net

Best Bookstore: 
Local: Macs Backs
1820 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.321.2665
macsbacks.com

Chain: Half Price Books
Multiple locations, halfpricebooks.com

Best Place to Buy Vinyl 
Music Saves
15801 Waterloo Rd., 216.481.1875
musicsaves.com

Best Place to Rent a Flick 
Vidstar
1836 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.932.7287
vidstarvideo.com

Best Place to Buy Groceries 
Dave's
Multiple locations, davesmarkets.com

Best Farmers Market 
Westside Market
1979 W. 25th St., 216.664.3387
westsidemarket.org

Best Liquor Store 
Minotti's
Multiple locations, minottis.com

Best Selection of Microbrews 
Bier Market
1948 W. 25th St., 216.344.9944
bier-markt.com

Best Tattoo Shop
Tattoo Faction
30584 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, 440.686.1311
tattoofaction.com

Best Place to Trim your Locks 
Crazy Mullets
14807 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.712.7733; 1830 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.320.9891

Best place to Pump Iron: 
Local: Fit
3408 Bridge Ave, 216.961.0100
fitcleveland.com

Chain: Fitworks
Multiple locations, fitworks.com

Best Animal Hospital 
Gateway
1502 Abbey Ave., 216.771.4414

Best Spa
Zen
1870 W. 25th St., 216.939.1760
zenmetrospa.com


Dining

Best Local Chef 
Mike Symon
Lolabistro.com

Best New Restaurant 
Green House Tavern
2038 E. 4th St., 216.443.0511
thegreenhousetavern.com

Best Upscale Restaurant 
Crop Bistro
1400 W. 6th St., 216.696.2767
cropbistro.com

Best Place to Eat on a Budget 
The Place to Be
1391 Warren Rd., 216.226.8783

Best First-Date Restaurant 
Fat Fish Blue
21 Prospect Ave., 216.875.6000
fatfishblue.com

Best Vegetarian Restaurant 
Aladdin's
Multiple locations, aladdinseatery.com

Best Patio Dining 
The Harp
4408 Detroit Ave., 216.939.0200
the-harp.com

Best Late-Night Dining 
My Friends
11616 Detroit Ave., 216.221.2575
myfriendsrestaurant.com

Best Cup of Joe 
Phoenix
Multiple locations, pheonixcoffee.com

Best Brunch 
Lucky's Café
777 Starkweather Ave., 216.622.7773
luckyscafe.com

Best Ice Cream Parlor 
Mitchell's
Multiple locations, mitchellshomemade.com

Best Place to Grab a Sandwich 
Melt Bar & Grilled
14718 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.226.3699
meltbarandgrilled.com

Best Pizza 
Angelo's
Multiple locations, angelosonline.com

Best Greek 
Mad Greek
2466 Fairmount Blvd., 216.421.3333
madgreekcleveland.com

Best Indian
India Garden
18405 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.221.0676
indiagardencleveland.com

Best Italian 
Mama Santa's
12305 Mayfield Rd., 216.231.9567, mamasantas.com

Best Chinese 
Bo Loong
3922 St. Clair Ave., 216.391.3113

Best Thai
(Tie)
Lemon Grass
2179 Lee Rd., 216.321.0210
lemongrassrestaurant.net

Mint on Coventry
1791 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.320.9915
mintcafecoventry.com

Best Japanese 
Sakura
3900 Medina Rd., Akron, 330.670.0288
akronsakurasushi.com

Best Middle Eastern 
Aladdin's
Multiple locations, aladdinseatery.com

Best Mexican 
Luchitas
8870 Mentor Ave., Mentor, 440.205.5966
luchita.com

Best Latin
La Boca
5800 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.961.5800
labocabarrio.com

Best Sushi
Sushi Rock
Multiple locations, sushirockohio.com

Best Korean
Tree Country
1803 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.321.0644
treecountrybistro.com

Best Place to Cure 2 a.m. Munchies 
Panini's

Multiple locations, paninisgrill.com


Nightlife

Best Local Beer 
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2516 Market Ave., 216.771.4404
greatlakesbrewing.com

Best Drinks on a Budget 
McCarthy's Ale House
16918 Detroit Ave., 216.228.1340
mccarthyslakewood.com

Best Happy Hour 
Morton's
1600 W. 2nd St., 216.621.6200
mortons.com

Best Neighborhood Bar 
Prosperity
1109 Starkweather Ave., 216.937.1938
prosperitysocialclub.com

Best Wine Bar 
Rocky River Wine Bar
1313 Linda Rd., Rocky River, 440.799.4300
winebarrr.com

Best Martini Bar 
Olivor Twist
4061 Erie St., Willoughby, 440.946.0900
olivor-twist.com

Best Dive Bar 
Dive Bar
1214 W. 6th St., 216.621.7827
divebarcleveland.com

Best Drunken Hook-Up Bar 
Garage Bar

1859 W 25th St., 216.696.7772
thegaragebar.net

Best Sports Bar 
Boneyard
Multiple locations, boneyardusa.com

Best Hipster Bar 
B-Side Lounge
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd, 216.932.1966
bsideliquorlounge.com

Best Bar for Smokers 
Cowboy Food & Drink
8586 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, 440.708.1011
cowboyfoodanddrink.com

Best Gay Bar
Bounce/Union Station
2814 Detroit Ave., 216.357.2997
clevelandcocktails.com

Best Lesbian Bar 
The Nickel
4365 State Rd., 216.661.1314
myspace.com/thenickelbar

Best Karaoke
Magic Galaxy Entertainment
7309 Mentor Ave., Mentor, 440.946.7563
magicgalaxyentertainment.com

Best Bartender 
Debbie McConkey, McCarthy's
mccarthyslakewood.com

Best Gentlemen's Club 
Thee Diamond Men's Club
1628 Fall St., 216.621.1840
dmclubs.com/diamondmensclub

Best Dance Club
(Tie) BarRoom Cleveland
200 Euclid Ave., 216.685.0000
BarRoomCleveland.com

Touch Supper Club
2710 Lorain Ave, 216.631.5200
touchohiocity.com

Best DJ at a Club 
DJ Mario
myspace.com/djmarionemr

Best Club Night or Event 
Hip Hop Night @ Touch Supper Club (last Saturday of each month)
2710 Lorain Ave, 216.631.5200
touchohiocity.com

Best Bar Food 
Winking Lizard
Multiple locations, winkinglizard.com


Arts & Entertainment

Best Original Band 
The Black Keys
theblackkeys.com

Best Cover Band 
Breakfast Club
clevelandsbreakfastclub.com

Best Solo Music Artist 
Joshua Jesty
thejoshuaweb.net

Best Rock Club 
Hi-Fi Concert Club

11729 Detroit Ave., 216.221.4747
thehificoncertclub.com

Best Place to Hear Hip-Hop 
The View Ultra Lounge
618 E. Prospect Ave, 216.664.1815
viewnightclub.com

Best Underground Music Venue 
Peabody's
2045 E. 21st St., 216.776.9999
peabodys.com

Best All-Ages Venue to See Bands 
House of Blues
308 Euclid Ave., 216.523.2583
houseofblues.com

Best Local Internet Radio for Music 
WRUW.org

Best Radio Station for Music 
WMMS 100.7 (wmms.com)

Best Movie Theater 
Cleveland Cinemas
Multiple locations, clevelandcinemas.com

Best Local Theater Company 
Beck Center
17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.521.2540
beckcenter.org

Best Drag Performer 
Kim Woodworth of Simply His Servants/

Cedar Lee Rocky Horror cast
simplyhisservants.com

Best Art Gallery
Spaces
2220 Superior Viaduct, 216.621.2314
spacesgallery.org

Best Visual Artist 
Amy Casey
amycaseypainting.com

Best Non-Art Museum 
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade oval, 216.231.4600
cmnh.org

Best New Book by a Local Author 
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED!

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