Monday, March 26, 2012
Charter Deli gobbled up a large majority in this week's vote for favorite sandwich in Columbia
Charter Deli is located in a nondescript office building in Charter Plaza off Hickory Ridge Road. But for the community around it, it's clearly a lunchtime favorite. On Friday, it was packed with young students and workers chowing down on nicely sized sandwiches such as its Big Ben Club and hot reuben. Owner Tom Nash, who opened the deli in 2002, said the Big Ben Club, a combination of bacon, lettuce, tomato and turkey or ham is their customers' favorite sandwich. "I like to say I provide an excellent deli sandwich," said Nash, "It's fresh and I'm here seven days a week cutting the meat and preparing the sandwiches." In our vote, the Deli garnered a whopping 58 percent of the vote, for a total of 117 votes. Charter Deli has also been …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Tony Tringali has been cutting boys' hair since 1967 at this Wilde Lake institution.
This week we asked our readers where the best place in the city is to get a kid’s haircut. Your choice—Anthony Richard Barber Shop. Anthony "Tony" Tringali originally opened the shop with a friend in Wilde Lake village center in 1967. And despite many businesses leaving, Tringali remains. He specializes in cutting boys’ hair and rows of pictures of the children who have come to his shop paper his walls. Besides the photos, Tringali’s 100-year-old traditional barbershop chairs stand out in his shop. “They have so many loyal customers that have been coming to their place for 40 years,” said Bernice Kish, manager of the Wilde Lake Community Association in a 2010 Patch interview, “It’s an institution.” Next week we'll be asking readers where …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Where do you take your kids to get a haircut?
As part of our ongoing readers' choice polls, this week we're asking our readers to vote for their favorite place to bring their kids for a haircut. We've selected a number of local businesses to choose from. We'll pick the winner, like we have in the past, from a combination of votes, comments on Facebook and Patch Places reviews. With that information, we'll then choose the Patch's editor's choice for best children's haircut in the city. Tell us why you love your kids' barber in the comments. If we've forgotten your favorite business, let us know and we'll add it to the list.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Our reader's choice pick is Union Jack's British Pub, but we've included information about five other great places to celebrate on Saturday.
It’s time to celebrate your inner Irish, even if you’re not Irish. Here’s six local options for St. Patrick's Day celebrations on Saturday: Union Jack’s - This week our reader’s choice pick for favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is Union Jack’s British Pub. The pub is opening on Saturday at 8 a.m. with a free breakfast buffet until 10 a.m. They’ll be pouring $1 Killian’s from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and serving an Irish Menu with corned beef and cabbage, beef stew, cottage pie and banger’s and mash. At night, there’ll be two party zones, with an inside stage area featuring two bands and an outdoor Guiness station, according to the website. Second Chance Saloon – The saloon is holding its “extravaganza” from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on St. …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Where is Columbia's favorite place to celebrate St. Paddy's?
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Monday, March 12, 2012
St. Patrick’s day is the celebration of the death of the Irish saint, who died around 493 CE. Often times, St. Patrick, who is credited with converting much of Ireland to Christianity, is forgotten about in the process of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. It’s believed the shamrock is associated with the holiday because St. Patrick used the plant’s three leaves to explain Christianity's holy trinity to the Irish. Then again, many things are forgotten when celebrating St. Patrick's Day. But, even if you’re not interested in how the holiday itself got started, there are plenty of places in Columbia to celebrate it. As part of our continuing reader’s choice poll series, this week we are asking readers for your favorite place to celebrate St. …
Friday, March 9, 2012
The Rumsey Road dance fitness center was the clear winner in our reader's choice poll for best gym in Columbia.
Jazzercise ran, rather, danced its way to a solid first place in this week’s reader’s choice poll for favorite gym in Columbia. Despite being up against tough competition from other popular Columbia gyms such as Supreme Sports Club and Columbia Athletic Club, the Rumsey Road dance center claimed 62 of the 118 total votes cast for 52 percent of the vote. And the 11 5-star reviews on its Patch Places page cemented it as the editor’s choice for best gym in Columbia. Jazzercise is a franchise group fitness class that combines moves from hip-hop, jazz dance, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing and resistance training into a 60-minute workout session. Owner Rene Loeb, who has been teaching Jazzercise for over 20 years, operates the Columbia location, …