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2013 Readers Choice Awards

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The 2013 About.com Cleveland Readers’ Choice Awards are designed to showcase some of the best places, businesses, things to do and events on the north coast. Right now, we're in the nomination phase. That means that you, the reader, will choose what book, restaurant or event goes on to the final voting stage. For now, absolutely any business or person in these categories can be nominated. It's wide open!

Best Book or Book Series about Cleveland

Cleveland and northeast Ohio have inspired writers for generations, to write fiction, non-fiction, reference books and cookbooks. In fact, some of the nation's best writers hail from northeast Ohio. What's your favorite book or book series about the North Coast?

Click here to vote for your favorite.

Best Cleveland Food Truck

Cleveland has embraced the food truck craze with gusto. There's something for any taste. Whether you're looking for healthy fare, pigging out, or getting a dessert to close out a meal, what food truck around town dishes up the best grub?

Click here to vote for your favorite Cleveland food truck.

Best Downtown Cleveland Restaurant

Downtown Cleveland is home to an explosion of restaurants. From the Warehouse District to Public Square to East Fourth Street and beyond, the city center offers something for everyone.

Click here to vote for your favorite downtown Cleveland restaurant.

Best Northeast Ohio Winery

From its humble beginnings in the 1970s, the Lake Erie wine region is making quite a name for itself and is positioned to achieve even greater things in the future. From elegant estate vineyards to small, family-run operations, the Rieslings, Chambourcins, Ice wines and other varietals produced in Lake and Ashtabula Counties rival those produced in northern California. Which winery is your favorite?

Click here to vote for your favorite northeast Ohio winery.

Best Westside Cleveland Restaurant

From Lorain to Ohio City, from Lakewood to North Olmsted, Cleveland's west side neighborhoods and suburbs offer a host of delightful and tasty eateries.

Click here to vote for your favorite west side restaurant.

Best Eastside Cleveland Restaurant

From Shaker Heights to Painesville, from Woodmere to Aurora, the east side of Cleveland is home to a diverse collection of restaurants, including some of the city's most elegant.

Click here to nominate in this category. The selections with the most nominations will move on to a reader vote.

Best Cleveland Area Museum

Cleveland boasts some of the best museums in the United States. After all, we have the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Museum of Art. But, that's not all. The north coast offers a variety of smaller museums, offering everything from pottery to plants. Which is your favorite?

Click here to nominate in this category. The selections with the most nominations will move on to a reader vote.

Best Cleveland Festival

Clevelanders love a good festival, and the action isn't limited to June, July and August. From the annual Rib Cook-off to Vintage Ohio to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival in Canton, northeast Ohio offers something for every taste. There's at least three or four festivals each month, with an explosion during the summer. Which one is your favorite? (any northeast Ohio festival counts.)

Click here to nominate in this category. The selections with the most nominations will move on to a reader vote.

Best Northeast Ohio Concert Venue

Cleveland has an amazing array of concert venues--both indoors and outdoors, as you would expect of the birthplace of Rock and Roll. From Nautica to Blossom, from the Beachland Ballroom to the Rock Hall itself, there are plenty of places to experience a concert around the North Coast.

Click here to nominate in this category. The selections with the most nominations will move on to a reader vote.

Best Free Thing to Do in and around Cleveland

Having fun in and around Cleveland doesn't have to cost a fortune. In fact, there are dozens of things to see and do around the North Coast that don't even cost a dime. Do you have a favorite?

Click here to nominate in this category. The selections with the most nominations will move on to a reader vote.
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