Best Activist

Erin Huber
The founder of Drink Local Drink Tap has achieved the wonderful goal of changing people's lives: not just here in Cleveland, but clear across the...

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Best Anchor

Wayne Dawson
Fox 8 News in the Morning co-host Wayne Dawson is this year's Best Anchor, so let the confetti fly on South Marginal Road. This witty,...

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Best Apartment Complex

The 9
Though we're embarrassed to admit that we've never been to the penthouse parties of Johnny Manziel or Kevin Love, we can attest that the appurtenances...

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Best Bed and Breakfast

Glidden House
Every now and then, and we know you're as susceptible to these urges as we are, we feel the need for a weekend getaway —...

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Best Casino

Jack Casino
Jack Casino, in the historic Higbee Building in Tower City Center on Public Square, features a 96,000-square-foot gaming galaxy that offers slots, video poker, blackjack,...

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Best Charity or Non-Profit

Cleveland Animal Protective League
Everyone loves animals, right? If you don't love animals, then we've got a real problem here. The Cleveland Animal Protective League does a tremendous service...

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Best College or University

Case Western Reserve University
While no college can be right for every person, Case Western Reserve University is a fine private collegiate institution right here in our own backyard....

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Best College Radio Station

WRUW 91.1
With every other terrestrial radio station in town playing the same three Stone Temple Pilots hits ad nauseum — not that there's anything wrong with...

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Best Drag Queen

Aurora Thunder
With seriously striking looks, be it in a stunning red wig or a flowing, glowing shock of silver, Aurora Thunder is instantly memorable. We can...

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Best Family Outing

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Travel the world in your own backyard at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — as the saying goes — and do it for a fraction of...

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Best Festival

Taste of Tremont
There's nothing quite like a summer street festival, and the annual Taste of Tremont is Cleveland's cream of the crop. With food and beverages from...

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Best Free Outing

Cleveland Metroparks
The Cleveland Metroparks has a bit of a leg up in this category. Due to their hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails in...

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Best Hotel

Hilton Downtown
You could argue whether or not Cuyahoga County should have spent $272 million of taxpayer money building the new downtown Hilton Cleveland hotel, but you...

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Best Instagram to Follow

These days everyone is a self-proclaimed foodie, and that, of course, means you have to let people know you ate at a certain spot. Everyone...

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Best Local Newscast

WKYC Channel 3
Russ Mitchell, Sara Shookman, Jim Donovan, Betsy Kling, Maureen Kyle, Hollie Giangreco, Hilary Golston, Tom Meyer, Dawn Kendrick, Andrew Horansky — that's a helluva murderer's...

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Best Local Podcast

The CleCast is Dan Huszai and Brian Harrington talking about all things Cleveland — music, movies, art, politics, transit, food, beer, whatever! Dan and Brian...

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Best Local Startup

Deadbox Games
The board game isn't dead yet, and in fact is enjoying quite a renaissance judging by the boxes of Ticket to Ride and Settlers of...

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Best Neighborhood/Place to Buy a House

While it's not a neighborhood at all but rather a densely populated, complex city of its own, Scene readers insist year after year that Lakewood...

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Best Outdoor Wedding Venue

Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Getting married outside in the Midwest can be a risky business: There's no predicting what sort of weather will befall you and your guests. But...

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