Best Of 2020

Best Weird Place to Put a Food Grill
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The Ohio Valley Antique Mall is a massive antique mall in Fairfield filled with more than two acres’ worth of vendor booths offering everything from Midcentury furniture, architectural finds, vintage fashions and artwork to rugs, ornaments, books and kitschy collectibles. And after wandering about half of the aisles, you’ll start to smell a fragrance reminiscent of food cooking on a flattop grill. Follow that scent and you’ll be led to the OVAM Café, a much-needed respite from wandering for antique hunters with tired feet and hangry attitudes. The oddly but conveniently placed pop-up looks like a little roadside café, with a corrugated metal roof and an “Open” sign. It serves brunch and lunch seven days a week (and an early dinner) offering items like cheeseburgers, hotdogs, BLTs and baked potatoes. There’s even egg salad and tuna salad, cottage cheese and cake. It will most likely take you off guard the first time you visit the antique mall — especially if you weren’t expecting to smell hamburger meat — but it’s a similar concept to the IKEA cafeteria. If people go wandering around a large and complicated store for too long without eating, someone is bound to get in a fight with a significant other, child or parent. Ohio Valley Antique Mall, 7285 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, ohiovalleyantiques.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