Best Of 2020

Best Vegetarian Barbecue
Taylor Speed

Pendleton’s Lucius Q barbecue joint is undeniably known for its slow-smoked meat-laden dishes, from the pulled pork and brisket to the St. Louis-style ribs. With the majority of their meats, sans chicken wings, provided by local butcher shop Avril-Bleh, this laid-back joint is a carnivore’s paradise. But vegetarians aren’t an afterthought here, and dinner isn’t just relegated to an amalgamation of sides. Lucius has a special “veggie Q,” made with trumpet mushrooms, cabbage and onions, doused in their signature Kansas City sweet and smoky sauce. This faux veggie pork is sure to satisfy omnivores with a craving for some finger-licking barbecue and comes by the pound (with pickles, onions and white bread) or quarter pound, in a breakfast burrito or on a breakfast sandwich during brunch. If you do want sides, vegetarians have options there as well in the queso corn, grits and mac and cheese. Lucius Q, 1131 Broadway St., Pendleton, luciusq.com.

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