Best of Columbia

Vote for Best of Columbia 2014

By Free Times
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The polls are now closed. Look for winners on August 13!



And the nominees are ...
@116 Espresso and Wine Bar
@drinkblogrepeat (Nick McCormac)
@sammyrhodes (Sammy Rhodes)
@theshoptart (The Shop Tart)
@yesevamoore (Eva Moore)
@yungsandcassy (Bakari Lebby)
104.7 WNOK
14 Carrot Whole Foods
2 Chix Pickin
2 Fat 2 Fly
2nd & Charles
2nd Wind Heating and Air
32 Degrees
42 Magnolia
5 Star Limo
701 Center for Contemporary Art
76 and Sunny
8 Sins Tattoo
90.5 WUSC
911 Driver Training
92.1 WWNU
93.5 WARQ
94.3 WWNQ
96.7 Steve FM
99.3 WXRY
Aaron Shealy (Allstate)
Abberly Village
ABC Driver Training
Academy Sports
Ace Hardware
Addams Bookstore
ADT
Advanced Disposal
Adventure Carolina
Aero Plumbing
Agape Medical Mart
Agape Senior
Al-Amir
Alan Boyle (Solstice Kitchen and Wine Bar)
Alibabas Pipe Emporium
Allsouth Federal
Credit Union
Allstate
Ally & Eloise Bakeshop
Alodia’s Cucina Italiana
Amber Willoughby (Carmen! Carmen!)
AMC Dutch Square
American Florist
Amos Lee (Township Auditorium)
Andrew Touzel (Fuse Massage)
Andrews Auto Service
Andy Spreeuwers (8 Sins Tattoo)
Andy’s Deli
Animated Canvas Custom Tattoo
Antai Gourmet Asian
Arabesque
Archer Avenue
Ard’s Container Service
Art Bar
Artizan
Ashley Chessick (Irmo Hair Studio)
Ashley Furniture
Aspyre
Assembly Street Renovations
Atlas Road Crew
Baan Sawan
Baldwin Driver Training
Banfield Pet Hospital
Bank of America
Bar None
Barking Lot Dog Park
at Saluda Shoals
Baseball stadium project
Basil Thai Cuisine
Baskin Robbins
BB&T
Beach Loveland (Loveland Coffee)
Beezer’s
Belk
Ben Hoover (WIS)
Ben Tanner (WIS)
Best Buy
Beth Dickerson (Capelli Studio)
Big Red Box
Bikram Yoga Columbia
Birdhouse Rooms and Gardens
Blazing Copper
Blue Cactus
Blue Fin Seafood Restaurant
Blue Marlin
Blue Moon Landscaping
Blue Ribbon
Cab Company
Blue Sky
Blue Tapas Bar and Cocktail Lounge
BlueCross BlueShield
BodySmith Fitness
Bohemian
Bojangles’
Bollin Ligon
Bombay Grill
Bombshell Beauty Studio
Bonefish Grill
Bone-In Artisan BBQ
Bourbon
Brent Johnson (WTCB 106.7)
Brent Lundy
British Bulldog Pub
Brittons
Buffalo Wild Wings
Bull Street Project
Burger Tavern 77
Café Caturra
Café Strudel
California Dreaming
Calypso
Caribbean Grill
Camon
Camp Bow Wow
CanalSide Lofts
Cantina 76
Cantina 76 on Main
Capelli Salon
Capitol City
Cab Company
Capital City Cycles
Capital Club
Capital Karate
Capitol Places
CarMax
Carmen! Carmen!
Carolina Ale House
Carolina Crossfit
Carolina Fine Jewelry
Carolina Honda Powerhouse
Carolina Pottery
Carolina Wings and Rib House
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Casa Linda
Cassell Brothers Heating and Cooling
Caughman’s Meat’n Place
Cellar on Greene
CFS Offroad
Charleston Cooks
Checker Yellow Cab
Chelsea Winford (Occo Skin Studio)
Chick-fil-A
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chris Metcalfe (World of Beer)
CiCi’s Pizza
Cigars LTD
City Art
City Councilman Cameron Runyan
City of Columbia
Dog Park
City Market Antiques
City Roots
City Yoga
Clark’s Termite and Pest Control
Cline’s Salon Vista
Cock ‘n Bull Pub
coladaily.com
Cola’s
Cold Stone Creamery
Coldwell Banker
Colonial Life Arena
Columbia Arts Academy
Columbia Ballet School
Columbia Children’s Theatre
Columbia City Ballet
Columbia Classical Ballet
Columbia College
Columbia Conservatory of Dance
Columbia Eye Clinic
Columbia Marriott
Columbia Martial Arts and Fitness
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia Powersports
Columbiana Grande
Columbia’s Greek Festival
Complete Car Care
Concord Park
Congaree Riverkeeper
Congaree State Bank
Connor Shaw
Conquest Brewing
Constan Car Wash
Conundrum
Music Hall
Cook-Out
Cool Beans
Copper Beach
Copper Penny
Copper River Grill
Corey Miller (WACH)
Cosmic Ray’s
Cottontown
Cover 3
Coye Jones (Bella Riley’s Salon)
Cracker Barrel
Crust Bakehouse
Cupcake
Cycle Center
D&D Cycles
Dance Dept.
Danielle Howle
Dano’s Pizza
Darci Strickland (WLTX)
Darius Rucker (Colonial Life Arena)
Dave Grillo (Cantina 76)
David Adedokun
Dawn Staley
Dawndy Mercer Plank (WIS)
Defender Shooting Sports
Delaney’s
Delhi Palace
Delucca’s
Devine Eyes
Devine Foods
Devine Street Tattoo
Dick Dyer
Dick Smith Group
Dick’s Sporting Goods
DiPrato’s
Discount Tire
DJ Ray’s Karaoke
Doctor’s Care
Dog Daze
Don Taylor (Red Lantern Tattoo)
Dr. Adam Brantley (Devine Dentistry)
Dr. Crosby Livingston
Dr. Thomas Hoffman (Hoffman and Strauss)
Drip
D’s Wings
Earlewood
Earth Fare
Ed Robinson Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Ed’s Editions
Eddie Kane (Copper Finch Tattoo Company)
Edna’s
EdVenture
EF Martin Mechanical
Egg Roll Chen
Egg Roll Station
El Burrito
El Poblano
Elgin Veterinarian Hospital
Elie’s Mediterranean Cusine
Elite Vapors
Embassy Suites
Emily Douglas
Dog Park
Enterprise Car Sales
ERA WIlder
Eric’s San Jose
Essex Homes
Express Oil Change
Eye on Gervais
Famously Hot
New Year’s Eve
Firehouse Subs
Firestone
First Citizens
First Community Bank
First Class Limo
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Trustus Theatre)
Five Points Animal Clinic
Flying Saucer
Forest Acres
Four Paws Animal Clinic
Frank’s Car Wash
Frank’s Discount Tire
Freeway Music
free-times.com
gamecockcentral.com
gamecocksonline.com
Garden Bistro
Garner’s Natural Life
Garnet and Black Traditions
Gene Love Plumbing
Genova Family Karate
Gervais and Vine
Get Your Gear On
GNC
Goatfeathers
gogamecocks.com
Gold’s Gym
Golden Chopstix
Golden Motors
Good Life Café
Goodwill
Goodyear
Gov. Nikki Haley
Granger Owings
Grapes and Gallery
Grecian Gardens
Green Earth Services
Green’s Beverages
Gregory Garrett (formerly of 7 Doors Salon)
Groomingdale’s
Groucho’s Deli
Group Therapy
Half Moon Outfitters
Hampton Street Vineyard
Handpicked
Harbor Inn
Harley Haven
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Hawg Scooters
Heathwood
Hemingway’s
Henry’s
Henry’s NE
Herndon Chevrolet
Heros and Dragons
HH Gregg
High Life Smoke Shop
Hilton Columbia Center
Hip-Wa-Zee
His House
Home Depot
Home Pest Control
Hot Dog Heaven
Hudson’s Smokehouse
Hunter-Gatherer
if ART
IHOP
Il Giorgione
Immaculate Piercing
Inakaya
Indie Grits Festival
Indigo Rose Tattoo
Irmo Tire and Auto
Ivy House
Antiques Mall
J. Gumbo’s
J. Spencer Shull (Jellykoe)
Jack Oliver Pool, Spa and Patio
Jade Moon
Jake’s
James Pickle (British Bulldog Pub, Ruth’s Chris, Uncle Louie’s)
James Stark (WLTX)
Jason’s Deli
Jeffers-McGiIll
Jennifer Brown (Bliss Massage Studio)
Jersey Mike’s
Jessica Ocha (The Wired Goat)
Jessica Skinner
Jewelry Warehouse
Jiffy Lube
Jim Gandy (WLTX)
Jim Hudson Automotive Group
Jimmy John’s
Jimmy’s Mart
Jocelyn Locascio (Occo Skin Studio)
Joe Gorchow (WIS)
Joe Pinner
Joe Turkaly
John Farley (WIS)
John Legend (Township Auditorium)
Jonathon Rush (WCOS 97.5/ WVOC 100.1)
Jos. A. Bank
Josh Roberts and the Hinges
Josh Streetman (Motor Supply Co.)
Judi Gatson (WIS)
Just the Thing
Kaminer Heating and Cooling
KC’s Hot Dogs
KD’s Treehouse
Keep the Midlands Beautiful
Keg Cowboy
Keller Williams
Kelly Nash (WCOS 97.5/WVOC 100.1)
Kelly’s Deli and Pub
Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles
Kleen Kare Cleaners
Knotty Headz
KORE Sport Cycles
Kristian Niemi (Bourbon)
Kyle Smith Pottery
Lake Carolina
Lake Murray
Lake Murray Driving Academy
Lake Murray Marina
Lake Murray Treasures
Lamb’s Bread Vegan Cafe
Larry Hembree
Larry Lucas (State Farm)
Le Peep
Len Kiese (WIS)
Leon Lott
Les Miserables (Town Theatre)
Lexington Driving Academy
Lexington Dry Cleaning
Lexington Firearms
Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center Urgent Care
Libby’s of Lexington
Liberty on the Lake
Lighthouse Marina
Lillian McBride
Linda’s Carraoke (Art Bar)
Lindy Helms (Occo Skin Studio)
Little Lambs and Ivy
Little Pigs
Lizard’s Thicket
Longhorn Steakhouse
Loose Lucy’s
Los Bellos Portales
Loveland Coffee
Lowes
Lucky’s Burger Shack
Luke Bryan (Tin Roof)
M Vista
Mad Platter
Maduro Room
Mai Thai
Main Moon
Main Street Café
Mandy Applegate (Urban Nirvana)
Manifest Discs
Marble Slab Creamery
Marco’s Pizza
Marcus Lattimore
Mark Ziegler (Five Points Salon)
Marshall Brown
Marty Rae’s
Mary & Martha
Mary King (WIS)
Mast General Store
Maurice’s Piggie Park
Mayor Steve Benjamin
McAlister’s Deli
McDonald’s
McDonnell and Associates
McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley
McKissick Museum
McNair Law Firm
MEDCare Urgent Care
Mediterranean Tea Room
Meetze Plumbing
Mellow Mushroom
Menchie’s
Michelle Schreiner (Drip)
Midlands Honda
Midlands Technical College
Midtown Fellowship
Mike Davis (Terra)
Mikel Rumsey (Bombshell Beauty Studio)
Mill Creek Pet Food Center
Miss Cocky
Miyabi Japanese Steakhouse
Miyo’s
Mobile Attic
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Mojito’s Tropical Cafe
Monterrey Mexican Restaurant
Morgan Faulkenberry (State Farm)
Morganelli’s
Motor Supply Co.
Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Café
Mr. Tint
Mungo Homes
Musician Supply
Nationwide
Natural Vibrations
NBSC
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Nest
New Brookland Tavern
NewSpring Church
Nickelodeon
Nicky’s Pizzeria
Nifty Gifty
Nightcaps
NOMA Dog Park
Nonnah’s
Nutrition Warehouse
Nuttall Tire and Battery
Occo Skin Studio
Of Montreal (Columbia Museum of Art)
Olando “Opie” Patterson (Goatfeathers)
Old Mill Antique Mall
Old Mill Brewpub
Ole Timey Meat Market
Olive Garden
Olympia and Granby Mills
Once Upon a Child
One-Eared Cow Glass
Opening of local craft breweries
Original Pancake House
Ouch! Piercings and Tattoos
Outback Steakhouse
Outspokin’
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
Palmetto Health
Palmetto Health Baptist
Palmetto Health Richland
Palmetto Pediatrics
Palmetto Pig
Palmetto Pride Landscaping
Palmetto Pro Tint
Palmetto Smiles
Palmetto State Armory
Palmetto Thrift
Pam’s Front Porch
Papa Jazz
Paradise Ice
Pascon Roll Off Container Service
Pasta Fresca
Pavlov’s
Pawleys Front Porch
Pawleys Front Porch Truck
Pawmetto Lifeline
Pearlz Lounge
Pearlz Oyster Bar
Pecknel
Pediatric Associates
Pet Supplies Plus
PETS Inc.
PetSmart
Pinch
Pink Lotus Yoga Center
Pita Pit
Pitas
Pizza Man
Planet Fitness
Planet Vapor
Platinum Plus
Platinum West
Plaugh House
PODS
Pointe West Apartments
Polliwogs
Pope-Davis Tire and Auto
Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen
Portfolio Art Gallery
Preppy Puppies
Prettier than Matt
Providence Hospital
PT’s 1109
Publick House
Publix
Punk Monkey Comics
Pure Barre
Quaker Steak and Lube
Queens of the Stone Age (Township Auditorium)
Rachel Allen (Drip)
Ragtime (Trustus Theatre)
Real Mexico
Red Bowl Asian Bistro
Red Door Tavern
Red Lantern Tattoo
Redbird Studio and Gallery
Refusing Medicaid expansion
Regal Sandhill Stadium 16
Reggie Anderson (WLTX)
Revente
Rick Henry (WIS)
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse
River Rat Brewery
River Runner
Riverbanks Zoo
Riverwalk Park
Robbie Mundo (British Bulldog Pub)
Robin Gottlieb (Bombshell Beauty Studio)
Rockaway Athletic Club
Roe Young (State Farm)
Rosewood
Rosewood Crawfish Festival
Rosewood Florist
Rosewood Market
Rosewood Market Deli
Rosso Trattoria Italia
Roundabouts
Row Gallery
Ruby Tuesday
Rumsey Construction and Renovation
Rush’s
Russell and Jeffcoat
Rusty Anchor
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Ryan Ditman (@116 Espresso and Wine Bar)
S.C. Rep. James E. Smith
SAFE Federal
Credit Union
SakiTumi
Saluda River Club
Sam’s Fine Wines and Spirits
San Jose
Sandhills Pediatrics
Sandy’s Famous Hot Dogs
Sansbury Eye Center
Sarah and Susie’s Grooming
SC Medical Store
SC State Credit Union
scenesc.com
Scratch ‘n’ Spin
Sean McGuinness (“That Godzilla Guy”)
Security Pro
Sesquicentennial
State Park
Seven Senses
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Shalimar Curry House
Shandon
Shandon Baptist Church
Shandon Presbyterian
Shandon-Wood Animal Clinic
Shane Anderson (Animated Canvas)
Shannon Purvis Barron (Indigo Rose Tattoo)
Sharky’s
Shaun Phillips (Palmetto Sports Massage)
Shaw’s Taxi
Shealy’s BBQ
Shear Xpectations
Sheraton
Shooter’s Choice
Shrek the Musical (Town Theatre)
Sid and Nancy
Signature Transportation
Silver City Comics
Silver Spoon Bake Shop
Sims Music
Sistercare
Smashburger
Social Bar and Lounge
Soda City Farmer’s Market
Solar Solutions
Solstice Kitchen and Wine Bar
Something Special Florist
South Carolina Equality
South Carolina
State Fair
South Carolina State Museum
Southern Children
Southern Pottery
Southern Pride Plumbing
Southern Strutt
Southern Vistas
Garden Center
Sparkle Car Wash
Speakeasy
Spectacle Tinting
Spice Junction
Sportsman’s Warehouse
St. Pat’s in Five Points
Stagbriar
Star Music
Starbucks
State Farm
State Street Pub
Steve Spurrier
Steve Varholy (WXRY 99.3)
Still Hope Episcopal Retirement Community
Strawberry Skys
Strobler
Studio Cellar
Summit Cycles
Sun Ming
Sunset Car Wash
Sustainable Midlands
Sweet Frog
Sylvan’s
Taco Bell
Takosushi
Tapp’s Arts Center
Taste of Jamaica
TCBY
TD Bank
Terminix
Terra
Texas Roadhouse
Thailand Restaurant
The Backpacker
The Blossom Shop
The Book Dispensary
The Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands
The Cigar Box
The Flight Deck Restaurant
The Fresh Market
The Friends Club
The Glo Room
The Gourmet Shop
The Heritage at Lowman
The Jam Room
The Kingsman
The Kraken Gastropub
The Mamas and the Tapas
The Oak Table
The Pizza Joint
The Pour House
The Reggae Grill
The Restoration
The Southern Belly
The Southern Strutt
The Vista
The Vitamin Shoppe
The Whig
The Wired Goat
The Woodlands
The Woody
The Wurst Wagen
thestate.com
Thirsty Fellow
Thomas Crouch
Thomas Ravenel
Thrift Avenue
Thunder Tower
Harley-Davidson
Tiffany’s Bakery
Tilted Kilt
Tim Miller (WIS)
Tin Roof
Tio’s
Tobacco Merchant
Todd & Moore
Total Wine and More
Town Theatre
Township Auditorium
Trader Joe’s
Travinia’s Italian Kitchen
Travis Rayle (Rosso Trattoria Italia)
Tripp’s Fine Cleaners
Tripp’s Lock and Key
Tropic Aire
True BBQ
Trustus Theatre
Tsubaki Restaurant Lounge
Tsunami
Tyler Ryan
U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson
Unbound
Uncle Louie’s
Unitarian Universalist
University of South Carolina
Unwine
Uptown Gifts
Urban Nirvana
US Lawns
USAA
Vaping Zone
Vector Security
Vibrations
Vicky Harriman (Carmen! Carmen!)
Villa Tronco
Village Idiot
Vino Garage
VIP Limo Service
Vista Studios/Gallery 80808
WACH (Fox)
Waffle House
Waste Management Services
Weaving the Fate
Well Pets
Wells Fargo
Wescott Acres
Wet Nose Oasis
Wheel Source
Whit-Ash
Whole Foods
Wild Hare
Wild Wing Café
Wildewood Downs
Will Green (The Whig)
Williams-Sonoma
Wine Down
Wings and Ale
WIS (NBC)
wistv.com
WLTX (CBS)
wltx.com
WOLO (ABC)
Woodcreek Farms
Workshop Theatre
World of Beer
Yamato
Yesterdays
YMCA
Yoga Masala
Yoghut
You, Me, and Us
Young’s True Value Hardware
Zaxby’s
Zorba’s



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