Best of Howard County 2013

Best of Howard County 2013 (design by Jay Judge / November 19, 2013)

Our readers' favorites for shopping, health, home, recreation and more.

OUT & ABOUT

Annual festival/event
Wine in the Woods
wineinthewoods.com
Honorable mention
    Howard County Fair
    Columbia Festival of the Arts
    Highland Day

Art gallery
The Artists’ Gallery
10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia
410-740-8249, artistsgallerycolumbia.com
Honorable mention
    Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House
    Columbia Art Center
    The Rouse Co. Foundation Gallery at Howard Community College
    Artcraft

Charity/Nonprofit
Neighbor Ride
5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 102, Columbia
410-884-7433, neighborride.org
Honorable mention
    Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
    Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center
    Success In Style/Charity’s Closet
    The Arc of Howard County
    Shari’s Promise

Place for a first date
Clyde’s of Columbia
10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia
410-730-2829, clydes.com/Columbia
Honorable mention
    Columbia lakefront
    Iron Bridge Wine Co.
    Historic Ellicott City
    Victoria Gastro Pub
    Stanford Grill

Kids’ activities
Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks
howardcountymd.gov
Honorable mention
    Clark’s Elioak Farm
    Columbia Association
    Pump It Up
    MarTar Swim School

Place to rent for special occasions
Historic Oakland
5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia
410-730-4801, historicoakland.com
Honorable mention
    The Great Room at Savage Mill
    Oliver’s Carriage House
    Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center

 

SHOPPING

Place to buy antiques
The Antique Center at Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry St., Savage
410-880-0918, antiquecentersavage.com
Honorable mention
    Taylor’s Antique Mall
    Westwood Unique Furnishings & Antiques
    The Pink Cabbage

Place to buy books
Barnes & Noble
4300 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City
410-203-9001, barnesandnoble.com
Honorable mention
    Daedalus Books
    Books-a-Million
    Second Edition

Car dealership
Apple Ford
8800 Stanford Blvd., Columbia
866-841-9642, appleford.com
Honorable mention
    O’Donnell Honda
    Antwerpen Toyota
    Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC

Clothing boutique
Serendipity
12798 Maryland 216, Highland
301-854-2281
Honorable mention
    Sweet Elizabeth Jane
    Simply Divine
    Liquid Blue Denim

Consignment shop
Greenberries
6925 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia
410-290-6253, greenberriescompany.com
Honorable mention
    McAdoodle
    Style Finds

Place to buy furniture
Oak Tree Furniture
9199 Red Branch Road, Columbia
410-997-4209, oaktreefurniture-maryland.com
Honorable mention
    Havertys
    Indoor Furniture
    Vintage Blue

Place to buy home decor
HomeGoods
9041 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia
443-285-0260, homegoods.com
Honorable mention
    Sweet Elizabeth Jane
    Pier 1 Imports
    Urban Threads
    Vintage Blue

Jeweler
Smyth
11089 Resort Road #200, Ellicott City
410-461-4044, smythjewelers.com
Honorable mention
    Sergio’s Jewelers
    Edward Arthur Jewelers
    St. John’s Jewelers
    Everett Designers of Fine Jewelry

Place to buy pet supplies
PetSmart
9041 Snowden Square Drive, Columbia
410-312-0950, petsmart.com
Honorable mention
    Today’s Pet
    My Pet Store and More
    Dogs & Co.
    Bark!

 

FOOD & DRINK