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“Best of Dayton” — a bevy of local nominations

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UPDATE: The deadline to vote in the “Best of Dayton” contest has been extended to Friday, Feb. 7.

More than 30 Yellow Springs businesses and Dayton-area businesses owned by YS residents have been nominated for’s “Best of Dayton” awards.

More than 125,000 nominations were submitted by communities. Below are the local nominees, by category:


Best Beer, Wine or Liquor Shop — Emporium Wines
Best Bookstore — Dark Star Books
Best Boutique — Wildflower Boutique
Best Farmers Market — Yellow Springs Farmers’ Market
Best Hardware Store — Yellow Springs Hardware
Best Jewelry Store — Ohio Silver
Best Toy Store — Yellow Springs Toy Company

Bars and nightlife
Best Bloody Mary — Meadowlark
Best Cocktail — Meadowlark, Wheat Penny
Best Comedy Club — The Black Box lmprov Theater
Best Local Brewery — Yellow Springs Brewery
Best Locally Made Beer — Boat Show, Vox Populi — Yellow Springs Brewing Company
Best Margarita — Calypso Grill
Best Winery — Brandeberry Winery

Best Festival — Yellow Springs Street Fair
Best Movie Theater — Little Art Theatre

Food and dining
Best Appetizer — Wheat Penny Eggplant Fries
Best BBQ — Flyby BBQ
Best Brunch — Meadowlark, Wheat Penny
Best Fine Dining — Meadowlark
Best Ice Cream — Young’s Jersey Dairy
Best Mac & Cheese — Flyby BBQ
Best New Restaurant — Flyby BBQ
Best Pizza Restaurant — Wheat Penny
Best Places for a business lunch — Wheat Penny
Best Restaurant in Yellow Springs — Calypso Grill, Ellie’s, Ha Ha Pizza, Peach’s Grill, Sunrise Cafe, Golden Jersey Inn, Winds Cafe, Ye Olde Trail Tavern
Best Restaurant to take an Out-of-Towner — Winds Cafe, Meadowlark, Wheat Penny
Best Taco — Miguel’s Tacos
Best Vegan Dining — Wheat Penny

Best Local Celebrity — The Rev. Cool Carter
Best Local Chef — Elizabeth Wiley at Meadowlark
Favorite Celebrity from Dayton Area — Dave Chappelle

Best Hotel — Mills Park Hotel
Most Charming Suburb — Yellow Springs
Best Place for a Bike Ride — Little Miami Scenic Trail

Residents are encouraged to vote for their favorite entries. Voting is open every day through Jan. 30 Feb. 7 at


One Response to ““Best of Dayton” — a bevy of local nominations”

  1. Deborah Trout says:

    Yellow Springs rocks!!

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