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Rock M Nation's Guide to Columbia

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Welcome to Rock M Nation's Guide to Columbia! During the next several weeks, Rock M readers will be voting on the can't miss spots in the town locals affectionately call CoMo. Asterisks indicate major dissent from the RMN editorial staff. Here are the categories:

FOOD:

Best Burger (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Booche's; Editors also suggest: Flat Branch

Best Pizza (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Shakespeare's Pizza; Editors also suggest: G&D Pizza

Best Mexican Food (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: El Rancho**; Editors suggest: Tequila Mexican Restaurant and Taqueria El Rodeo

Best Italian Food (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Sophia's; Editors also suggest: Bambino's

Best BBQ (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Buckingham's; Editors also suggest: Barton's and Smokin' Chick's

Best Wings (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: CJ's; Editors' suggestion pending.

Best Sandwiches (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Sub Shop; Editors also suggest: Pickleman's

Best Breakfast (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Broadway Diner; Editors also suggest: Ernie's and Cafe Berlin

Best Semi-Upscale Dining (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Addison's; Editors also suggest: Hoss's Market and CC's City Broiler

Best Casual Dining (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Flat Branch; Editors also suggest: D. Rowe's

Best Dessert (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Tiger Stripe Ice Cream at Buck's; Editors also suggest: Upper Crust Bakery and Andy's Frozen Custard

Best Coffee (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Kaldi's; Editors' suggestion pending.

Best Late Night Food Stop (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Broadway Diner; Editors also suggest: Gumby's Pizza

"Can't Miss" Food Item in Columbia (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Booche's hamburgers; Editors also suggest the Flat Branch Texas Burger and the Sub Shop Sausage and Kraut Sandwich

BEVERAGE/NIGHTLIFE:

Best Drink Specials (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Bengal's; Editors also suggest: Shakespeare's

Best Drink Selection (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Flat Branch; Editors also suggest: Tropical Liqueurs

Best Bartenders (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Willie's/Field House; Editors also suggest: McNally's

Best Gameday Bar (Nominations | Poll) –– Popular pick: Harpo's; Editors' suggestion pending.

Best Bar for "Scenery" (Nominations | Poll) –– In session Wednesday and Thursday

FOR FUTURE DELIBERATION:

BEVERAGE/NIGHTLIFE:

Best Bar for Dancing

Best "This is Columbia" Bar

Best Bar Overall

TOURISM:

Best Thing to See on Campus

Best Thing to See off Campus

Best Movie Theater

Best Golf Course

Best Day Trip

Best Tailgating Location

Best Free Parking Location

HOTELS:

Best Hotel Close to Sports Complex

Best "Cheap" Hotel

Best Upscale Hotel

Best Hotel Overall