Best of Howard

Best of Howard

The results are in!

Each year, we ask our readers to tell us their favorite businesses, people and places in Howard County. The response was better than ever this year, with a new option to vote online.

Stay tuned for a special feature in our December issue that will let you get to know our winners even better.

Want your voice to be heard? Send us a tweet @HowardMagazine with a specific reason why you like one of our winners, post your comments on our Facebook page, or e-mail Your comments could be included in our Best of Howard issue.

Submit a Letter to the Editor for the Laurel Leader, Columbia Flier and Howard County Times


Annual festival/event

Winner: Wine in the Woods
Honorable mention

Columbia Festival of the Arts
Howard County Fair

Place to buy antiques

Winner: The Antique Center at Historic Savage Mill
Honorable mention
Historic Ellicott City
Taylor’s Antique Mall
Westwood Unique Furnishings & Antiques

Art gallery

Winner: Gallery 44
Honorable mention
Artists’ Gallery
Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College
Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House

Auto repair shop

Winner: British American Auto Care
Honorable mention
Hillmuth Certified Automotive
Ken’s Service Center
Eakles Auto Care
Foreign Auto Experts


Winner: Touche Touchet
Honorable mention
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Kupcakes & Co.
Bonaparte Breads


Winner: HowChow (
Honorable mention
HoCo Rising ( by Tom Coale)
Pawsitive Outlook (
Tale of Two Cities ( by Dennis Lane)

Place to buy books

Winner: Barnes & Noble
Honorable mention
Daedalus Books
Second Edition

Car Dealership

Winner: Apple Ford
Honorable mention
O’Donnell Honda
Jim Coleman Honda


Winner: Putting on the Ritz Catering
Honorable mention
Columbia Chef Catering
Rehm’s Catering
Absolutely Perfect Catering
Kloby’s Smokehouse