Best Of 2020

Best Reason to Unfollow the Twin Peaks Hashtag
Illustration: Taylor Speed

There was simpler time when following #TwinPeaks on Instagram would yield content related strictly to the 1990s David Lynch series. Surreal, mysterious and downright weird, the iconic crime drama followed FBI Agent Dale Cooper as he traveled to a town in the Pacific Northwest — the show’s namesake — to investigate the murder of high schooler Laura Palmer. That steady stream of damn fine content was interrupted for our Arts & Culture Editor, Mackenzie Manley, when a sports bar also named Twin Peaks came to West Chester in November. According to a press release, it is “the ultimate sports lodge featuring made-from-scratch food, the coldest beer in the business, attractive servers and wall-to-wall TVs for sports from every angle.” Oddly, it’s geared specifically toward men and promises that “the second you step inside, you’re surrounded by a lodge full of friendly and attentive Twin Peaks Girls serving up scratch food and our signature 29° beers.” Think Hooters except, instead of white cropped tanks, the servers wear lumber jack-esque shirts tied at their busts. Here’s to a future where the Twin Peaks hashtag is no longer infiltrated by photos from a restaurant that asks its patrons to embrace the “Lodge Mantality.” Please make it go away.

Acupuncture Practice
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1. Caldwell Family Wellness

2. Tiny Needle Community Acupuncture

3. Hamilton Health Associates

Adult Toy Store
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1. Hustler Hollywood

2. Dusty Flynt Sexy Gifts

3. High on the Hill

Antique Store
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1. Ohio Valley Antique Mall

2. Florence Antique Mall

3. Wooden Nickel Antiques

Appetizers
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1. Sotto

2. The Eagle

3. Incline Public House

Arts & Crafts Classes
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1. Cincinnati Art Museum

2. Clifton Cultural Arts Center

3. Brazee Street Studios

Arts & Crafts Supplies
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1. Indigo Hippo

2. Michaels

3. Cappel’s

Auto Dealer (New Vehicles)
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. Beechmont Subaru

3. Walt Sweeney Ford

Auto Dealer (Used Vehicles)
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. Courtesy Automotive

3. Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati

Auto Detailer
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. CarZmedics

3. Carriage House Car Wash

Auto Repair Service
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1. Donovan’s Auto & Tire Center

2. Tire Discounters

3. AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire and Service