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COLUMBUS PARENT 2016 FAMILY FAVES ballot

HOW WE EAT

ASIAN RESTAURANT

Akai Hana Japanese Restaurant, 1173 Old Henderson Road, Columbus 43220

China Dynasty (Northland), 1930 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus 43229

Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Dublin, 5874 Sawmill Road, Dublin 43017

Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Reynoldsburg, 2045 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg 43068

House of Japan - Dublin, 6153 Parkcenter Circle, Dublin 43017

Hunan Lion, 2038 Bethel Road, Columbus 43220

Lucky House, 56 E. Schrock Road, Westerville 43081

Molly Woo's Asian Bistro, 1500 Polaris Parkway, #220, Columbus 43240

Tai's Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, 1285 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington 43221

Thai Grille, 15 E. College Ave., Westerville 43081

Thai Orchid, 8736 Moreland St., Powell 43065

BAKERY

Cherbourg Bakery, 541 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley 43209

Fantasy Cupcake, 9 S. High St., Canal Winchester 43110

Froggy's Sweets & More, 31 Hill Road S., Pickerington 43147

La Chatelaine French Bakery & Bistro - Dublin, 65 W. Bridge St., Dublin 43017

La Chatelaine French Bakery & Bistro - Upper Arlington, 1550 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington 43221

La Chatelaine French Bakery & Bistro - Worthington, 627 High St., Worthington 43085

Mozart's Restaurant, Bakery and Piano Cafe, 4784 N. High St., Columbus 43214

The Original Goodie Shop, 2116 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington 43221

Pattycake Bakery, 3009 N. High St., Columbus 43202

Pistacia Vera, 541 S. Third St., Columbus 43215

Resch's Bakery, 4061 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus 43227

Schneider's Bakery, 6 S. State St., Westerville 43081

The Suisse Shop Bakery, 2119 Polaris Parkway, Columbus 43240

FANCY FAMILY DINING

Bravo! Cucina Italiana - NW Columbus, 3000 Hayden Road, Columbus 43235

Brio Tuscan Grille - Easton, 3993 Easton Station, Columbus 43219

Buca di Beppo - Arena District, 343 N. Front St., Columbus 43215

Buca di Beppo - Worthington, 60 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington 43085

Cap City Fine Diner and Bar - Gahanna, 1301 Stoneridge Drive, Gahanna 43230

Cap City Fine Diner and Bar - Grandview Heights, 1299 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43212

Giammarco's Italian Restaurant, 6030 Chandler Court, Westerville 43082

J. Liu Restaurant & Bar - Dublin, 50 W. Bridge St., Dublin 43017

Lindey's Restaurant & Bar, 169 E. Beck St., Columbus 43206

Marcella's Polaris, 1319 Polaris Parkway, Columbus 43240

The Melting Pot, 4014 Townsfair Way, Columbus 43219

FROZEN TREATS - SINGLE LOCATION

Clown Cones & Confections, 3431 Cleveland Ave., Suite F, Columbus 43224

Coppa Gelato, 925 N. State St., Suite F, Westerville 43082

Johnson's Real Ice Cream, 2728 E. Main St., Columbus 43209

OH-YO! Frozen Yogurt, 4226 Buckeye Parkway, Grove City 43123

Ollie's Fine Ice Cream, 19 S. Franklin St., Delaware 43015

Tony's Coneys, 5266 W. Broad St., Columbus 43228

Velvet Ice Cream's Ice Cream Parlor, 11324 Mount Vernon Road, Utica 43080

FROZEN TREATS -MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Graeter's

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

Whit's Frozen Custard

GLUTEN-FREE MENU

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, all locations

Cap City Fine Diner and Bar, all locations

Local Roots, 15 E. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

Marcella's Polaris, 1319 Polaris Parkway, Columbus 43240

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, all locations

Raisin Rack cafe, 2545 W. Schrock Road, Westerville 43081

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, all locations

GROCERY STORE/MARKET

Carfagna's Market, 1405 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus 43229

Fresh Thyme - NW Columbus, 6670 Sawmill Road, Columbus 43235

Giant Eagle Market District - Kingsdale, 3061 Kingsdale Center, Upper Arlington 43221

Lucky's Market, 2770 N. High St., Columbus 43202

North Market, 59 Spruce St., Columbus 43215

Trader Joe's - Dublin, 6355 Sawmill Road, Dublin 43017

Trader Joe's - Easton, 3888 Townsfair Way, Columbus 43219

Weiland's Market, 3600 Indianola Ave., Columbus 43214

Whole Foods Market - NW Columbus, 3670 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus 43235

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Buca di Beppo - Arena District, 343 N. Front St., Columbus 43215

Buca di Beppo - Worthington, 60 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington 43085

Carfagna's Restaurant, 2025 Polaris Parkway, Columbus 43240

Carrabba's Italian Grill, 3949 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard 43026

Giammarco's Italian Restaurant, 6030 Chandler Court, Westerville 43082

Giuseppe's Ritrovo, 2268 E. Main St., Columbus 43209

Marcella's Polaris, 1319 Polaris Parkway, Columbus 43240

Moretti's of Arlington, 2124 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington 43221

The Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, 397 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215

Villa Nova Ristorante, 5545 N. High St., Columbus 43214

LATIN RESTAURANT

Abuelo's, 3950 Gramercy St., Columbus 43219

Chile Verde Café - NW Columbus, 4852 Sawmill Road, Columbus 43235

Cuco's Taqueria, 2162 W. Henderson Road, Columbus 43220

El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant - Dublin, 9130 Dublin Road, Columbus 43065

La Fogata Grill, 1849 Winderly Lane, Pickerington 43147

Señor Antonio's Mexicano Restaurante & Cantina, 8617 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center 43035

PIZZA - SINGLE LOCATION

Amato's Woodfired Pizza, 6 S. Sandusky St., Delaware 43015

Brooklyn Pizza, 240 N. Liberty St., Powell 43065

Eagles Pizza, 2 N. High St., New Albany 43054

Hounddog's Pizza, 2657 N. High St., Columbus 43202

Kingy's Pizza Pub, 7470 Hill Road, Canal Winchester 43110

Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza, 5601 N. High St., Worthington 43085

Pasquale's Pizza & Pub, 558 W. Schrock Road, Westerville 43081

Pizza House, 747 E. Lincoln Ave., Columbus 43229

Plank's Cafe & Pizzeria (Parsons Avenue), 743 Parsons Ave., Columbus 43206

Rubino's Pizza, 2643 E. Main St., Columbus 43209

Yellow Brick Pizza, 892 Oak St., Columbus 43205

PIZZA - MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Dewey's Pizza

Donatos Pizza

Harvest Pizzeria

Jet's Pizza

Massey's Pizza

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers

Mikey's Late Night Slice

Pies & Pints

Pizza Cottage

Tommy's Pizza

RESTAURANTS WITH GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

Chuck E. Cheese's - NW Columbus, 2711 Martin Road, Dublin 43016

Dave & Buster's - Hilliard, 3665 Park Mill Run Drive, Hilliard 43026

Dave & Buster's - Polaris, 1554 Polaris Parkway, #206, Columbus 43240

KDB, 157 Easton Town Center, Columbus 43219

Rule (3), 650 Windmiller Drive, Pickerington 43147

Star Lanes Polaris, 8655 Lyra Drive, Columbus 43240

HOW WE SPEND OUR MONEY

ART INSTRUCTION

Art & Clay on Main, 150 W. Main St., Lancaster 43130

The Arts Castle, 190 W. Winter St., Delaware 43015

Columbus College of Art & Design, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus 43215

Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus 43215

Columbus Music and Art Academy, 1220 Bethel Road, Columbus 43220

Elements Art Studio, 3856 Lattimer St., Hilliard 43026

Firefly Play Cafe, 4822 N. High St., Columbus 43214

Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus 43212

BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUE

Girls Glitter and Grace, 381 S. 30th St., Heath 43056

The Glass Slipper, 77 W. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

Lazer Kraze, 459 Orange Point Drive, Lewis Center 43035

Magic Mountain Fun Center - Polaris, 8350 Lyra Drive, Columbus 43240

Rule (3), 650 Windmiller Drive, Pickerington 43147

Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 459 Orange Point Drive, Lewis Center 43035

Star Lanes Polaris, 8655 Lyra Drive, Columbus 43240

SuperGames, 535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington 43085

Wild Child Salons & Spas, 828 N. Memorial Drive, Lancaster 43130

World of Bounce - Grove City, 1649 Gateway Circle, Grove City 43123

BOOKSTORE

Acorn Bookshop, 1464 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus 43212

The Book Loft of German Village, 631 S. Third St., Columbus 43206

Cover to Cover, 3560 N. High St., Columbus 43214

Fundamentals - Children's Books & More, 25 W. Winter St., Delaware 43015

Village Bookshop, 2424 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus 43235

BOWLING

AMF Sawmill Lanes, 4825 Sawmill Road, Columbus 43235

Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5707 Forest Hills Blvd., Columbus 43231

Gahanna Lanes, 215 W. Johnstown Road, Columbus 43230

Rule (3), 650 Windmiller Drive, Pickerington 43147

Star Lanes Polaris, 8655 Lyra Drive, Columbus 43240

Ten Pin Alley, 5499 Constitution Blvd., Hilliard 43026

CHILDREN'S CLOTHES - GENTLY USED

Columbus Mothers of Twins Club Clothing & Equipment Sale

Goodwill Columbus - Dublin, 6665 Sawmill Road, Dublin 43017

Once Upon A Child - Dublin, 5777 Karric Square Drive, Dublin 43016

Once Upon A Child - Gahanna, 1385 Stoneridge Lane, Gahanna 43230

Once Upon A Child - Westerville, 399 S. State St., Suite 25, Westerville 43081

Three Bags Full sales (various locations)

CHILDREN'S CLOTHES - NEW

Belles & Beaux Children's Boutique, 1249 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna 43230

Blankets and Booties, 82 S. High St., Dublin 43017

lilylimes, 7227 N. High St., #94A, Worthington 43085

Nicole's for Children, 55 E. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

Team Chipmunk, 65 E. State St., Columbus 43215

What the Rock?!, 1194 N. High St., Columbus 43201

CHILDREN'S SHOES

Lucky Shoes, 3870 Townsfair Way, Columbus 43219

Stride Rite - Easton, 4012 Fenlon St., Columbus 43219

Stride Rite - Polaris, 1500 Polaris Parkway, #1088, Columbus 43240

Stride Rite - Tuttle, 5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd., #131, Dublin 43016

Walker's Shoe Center, 737 E. Main St., Lancaster 43130

CHILDREN'S THEATER

Abbey Theater of Dublin, 5600 Post Road, Dublin 43017

CATCO is Kids, 77 S. High St., second floor, Columbus 43215

Columbus Children's Theatre, 512 Park St., Columbus 43215

Wagnalls Community Theatre, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis 43136

Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., Columbus 43210

DANCE INSTRUCTION

BalletMet Dance Academy, 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43215

Columbus DanceArts Academy, 6175 Shamrock Court, Dublin 43016

Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics, 2665 Farmers Drive, Columbus 43235

Leap of Faith Dance Studio, 1145 Chesapeake Ave., Unit R, Columbus 43212

NorthPointe Dance Academy, 500 Orange Point Drive, Lewis Center 43035

Straub Dance Center, 501 McCorkle Blvd., Westerville 43082

DROP-IN ART STUDIO

Art & Clay on Main, 150 W. Main St., Lancaster 43130

The Bare Bowl, 6 N. Sandusky St., Delaware 43015

Clay Cafe, 1644 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus 43212

Color Me Mine, 6375 Perimeter Drive, Dublin 43016

Marcy's Clayground, 9842 Brewster Lane, Powell 43065

GARDENING SUPPLIES

Dill's Greenhouse, 5800 Rager Road, Groveport 43125

Oakland Nursery - Columbus, 1156 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus 43224

Oakland Nursery - Delaware, 25 Kilbourne Road, Delaware 43015

Oakland Nursery - Dublin, 4261 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Dublin 43017

Oakland Nursery - New Albany, 5211 Johnstown Road, New Albany 43054

Strader's Garden Center - Dublin, 9800 Dublin Road, Powell 43065

Strader's Garden Center - NW Columbus, 5350 Riverside Drive, Columbus 43220

MINIATURE GOLF

Galaxy Golf & Games - west Columbus, 3700 Interchange Road, Columbus 43204

Glow Putt Mini Golf, 161 Granville St., Gahanna 43230

Magic Mountain Fun Center - East, 5890 Scarborough Drive, Columbus 43232

Magic Mountain Fun Center - Polaris, 8350 Lyra Drive, Columbus 43240

Putt n Play, 4021 Thistlewood Drive, Grove City 43123

SportsOhio, 6314 Cosgray Road, Dublin 43016

Westerville Golf Center, 450 W. Schrock Road, Westerville 43081

MUSIC INSTRUCTION

Columbus Children's Choir, 760 E. Broad St., Columbus 43215

Columbus Music and Art Academy, 1220 Bethel Road, Columbus 43220

Guitar Center, 4661 Morse Centre Road, Columbus 43229

Musicologie, 1400 W. Third Ave., Columbus 43212

Vaughan Music Studios, 3280 Riverside Drive, Upper Arlington 43221

WeJoySing, multiple locations

SPORTS INSTRUCTION

AmeriCheer, 2 Collegeview Road, Westerville 43081

ATA Black Belt Academy - Powell, 3968 Powell Road, Powell 43065

Buckeye Gymnastics, multiple locations

Columbus Gymnastics Academy, 6810 Thrush Drive, Canal Winchester 43110

Gym X-Treme, 7708 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center 43035

Integrity Gymnastics, 8185 Business Way, Plain City 43064

The Little Gym of Polaris, 8645 Sancus Blvd., Columbus 43240

Locker Soccer Academy, multiple locations

Pickerington ATA Black Belt Academy, 773 Windmiller Drive, Pickerington 43147

SportsOhio, 6314 Cosgray Road, Dublin 43016

Wendy's Gymnastics & Fitness, 2460 Wood Ave., Columbus 43221

Westerville Golf Center, 450 W. Schrock Road, Westerville 43081

TOYS, GAMES AND LEARNING PRODUCTS

Fundamentals - Children's Books & More, 25 W. Winter St., Delaware 43015

Lakeshore Learning Materials, 2148 Polaris Parkway, Columbus 43240

Learning Express Toys of New Albany, 180 Market St., New Albany 43054

Learning Express Toys of Worthington, 7227 N. High St., #99, Worthington 43085

Naturally Curious Kids, 13 E. College Ave., Westerville 43081

Oh, Know! The Knowing Place, 1776 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington 43221

The Train Station, 4430 Indianola Ave., Columbus 43214

TUTORING CENTER

Brain Balance Center of Columbus, 116 Dillmont Drive, Columbus 43235

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Dublin-Avery, 6543 Commerce Parkway, Dublin 43017

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Westerville-North, 5993 Maxtown Road, Westerville 43082

LearningRx Columbus-Dublin, 6465 Reflections Drive, Suite 240, Dublin 43017

Math Plus Academy - New Albany, 5346 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus 43230

Math Plus Academy - Powell, 9681 Sawmill Road, Powell 43065

Sylvan Learning Center - Lewis Center, 225 Green Meadows Drive, Suite C, Lewis Center 43035

Tutoring Club - Gahanna, 4357 Morse Road, Gahanna 43230

Tutoring Club - Hilliard, 3935 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard 43026

LOW- OR NO-COST FAMILY FUN

FESTIVAL

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Columbus Arts Festival

Comfest

Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

Delaware Arts Festival

Dublin Irish Festival

Jazz & Rib Fest

Lancaster Festival

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio State Fair

Westerville Music & Arts Festival

INDOOR PLAY SPACE

Firefly Play Cafe, 4822 N. High St., Columbus 43214

Graeter's - Bethel Road store, 2555 Bethel Road, Columbus 43220

Little Skipper's Play Café, 3615 Fishinger Blvd., Hilliard 43026

The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, 5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd., Dublin 43016

Piccadilly Modern Play & Creative Cafe, 2501 E. Main St., Bexley 43209

Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Parkway, Columbus 43240

Recreations Outlet, 484 W. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 459 Orange Point Drive, Lewis Center 43035

Treehive café + play (formerly Lattes & Lollipops), 337 W. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

ZenKidz Play Cafe, 43 E. Home St., Westerville 43081

LIBRARY CHILDREN'S AREA

Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., Bexley 43209

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Driving Park Branch, 1422 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus 43205

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Dublin Branch, 75 N. High St., Dublin 43017

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Hilliard Branch, 4772 Cemetery Road, Hilliard 43026

Columbus Metropolitan Library, New Albany Branch, 200 Market St., New Albany 43054

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Whetstone Branch, 3909 N. High St., Columbus 43214

Delaware County District Library, Orange Branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware 43015

Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Columbus 43212

Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington 43147

Upper Arlington Public Library, Main Library, 2800 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington 43221

Wagnalls Memorial Library, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis 43136

Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville 43081

Worthington Libraries, Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington 43085

OUTDOOR MUNICIPAL POOL

Bexley Pool, 2100 Clifton Ave., Bexley 43209

The Big Splash at Evans Park (Grove City), 2831 Southwest Blvd., Grove City 43123

Dublin Community Pool South, 6363 Woerner Temple Road, Dublin 43016

Groveport Aquatic Center, 7330 Groveport Road, Groveport 43125

Heath City Water Park, 1287 Hebron Road, Heath 43056

Highlands Park Aquatic Center, 245 S. Spring Road, Westerville 43081

Hilliard Family Aquatic Center, 3850 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard 43026

Jack Florance Pool (Delaware), 500 E. Lincoln Ave., Delaware 43015

North Orange Park Aquatic Center, 7560 Gooding Blvd., Delaware 43015

Plain Township Aquatic Center, 7650 Swickard Woods Blvd., New Albany 43054

Reed Road Water Park, 2000 Hastings Lane, Upper Arlington 43221

Worthington Pools, 400 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington 43085

OUTDOOR PLAY SPACE

Ballantrae Community Park, 6350 Woerner Temple Road, Dublin 43016

Bicentennial Park in the Scioto Mile, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus 43215

Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., Columbus 43215

Columbus Park of Roses, 3901 N. High St., Columbus 43214

Easton Town Center splash pad, 3900 Easton Station, Columbus 43219

Fancyburg Park, 3375 Kioka Ave., Upper Arlington 43221

Highbanks Metro Park, 9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center 43035

Homestead park, 4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard 43026

Millstone Creek Park, 745 N. Spring Road, Westerville 43082

Village Green Park, 47 Hall St., Powell 43065