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🍕 A slice of heaven
“Mac and Cheezus” as the Pizza of the Week at Mikey’s Late Night Slice | Photo by @latenightslice
Try “Mac and Cheezus” was the Pizza of the Week at Mikey’s Late Night Slice. | Photo by @latenightslice
We’ve found that no one knows the top pizza spots better than the locals. So, we asked our readers and followers where they’d grab a local slice if it was their last meal on Earth. Here are 18 places they say are worth the dough.

Harvest Pizzeria, Multiple locations

If you like thin slices, grab a pie in Clintonville, Dublin, Bexley, and the Brewery District.

GoreMade Pizza, 936 N. 4th St.

Order a wood-fired pizza with a variety of toppings, including caramelized onions and over-easy eggs.

Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Multiple locations

Pizzas come by the slice or in whole pies, with classic options or specialty rotating toppings like mac and cheese.

Yellow Brick, Multiple locations

Build your own 10, 14, or 16-inch pizza at locations in Franklinton and the East Market.

Try the meatball pizza from Yellow Brick Pizza. | Photo by @yellowbrickpizza

Try the meatball pizza from Yellow Brick Pizza. | Photo by @yellowbrickpizza

JT’s Pizza, Pub, & Patio, 2390 W. Dublin Granville Rd.

Choose crusts like Cajun, garlic butter, and sesame seed. Our readers also recommend hot honey as a drizzle option.

Paulie Gee’s, 1195 N. High St.

This Short North spot has a wide range of pizzas — including six vegan pies — that are cooked in a wood-fired oven visible from the dining area.

Hounddog’s Pizza, 2657 N. High St.

Customize your crust, size, sauce, and toppings at this Clintonville pizzeria. Our Instagram followers recommended the smokin’ Joe’s crust.

Paulie Gee's

Craft the perfect cheese pull at Paulie Gee’s. | Photo by @pauliegeesshortnorth

Tommy’s Pizza, Multiple locations

This classic spot has featured Columbus-style pizza since 1952 and has locations in Upper Arlington and Dublin.

Gatto’s Pizza, 3420 Indianola Ave.

Gatto’s was opened by brothers Joe and Jimmy Gatto in 1952. The shop serves its family dough and sauce recipes and is known for its Columbus-style, thin crust pizza.

Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know so we can include it next time.
 
 
Events
 
Friday, July 5
  • Vintage Market | Friday, July 5 | 5-10 p.m. | Taft’s Brewpourium, 440 W. Broad St., Franklinton | Cost of purchase | Shop 30+ vendors offering a curated collection of vintage clothes and home decor.
Saturday, July 6
  • Patio Yoga | Saturday, July 6 | 10-11 a.m. | Jackie O’s On Fourth, 171 N. 4th St., Downtown | $15-$20 | Ease into your weekend with a relaxing outdoor yoga session that ends with a cold beer.
  • Gallery Hop | Saturday, July 6 | 4-8 p.m. | Short North Arts District | Free | Shop and visit local businesses, artists, and restaurants during this once-a-month highlight of the Short North offerings.
Sunday, July 7
  • Columbus Crew 2 vs. Toronto FC II | Sunday, July 7 | 6 p.m. | Historic Crew Stadium, 1 Black and Gold Blvd., Columbus | $15 | Wear black and gold and cheer on the Crew’s developmental team.
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News Notes
 
Opening
  • Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ newest steakhouse — Butcher & Rose — is opening tomorrow at 155 E. Broad St. downtown. In addition to steak, you can expect seafood and classic sides like loaded baked potatoes or baked mac and cheese. (The Columbus Dispatch)
Ranked
  • Ohio’s very own Lake Erie was named the best lake in the country by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice. “It may be the shallowest of North America’s Great Lakes, but Lake Erie has a massive amount of potential when it comes to both tourism and outdoor adventure,” the publication wrote.
Watch
  • Senior City Editor Hanna played “finish the lyrics” with some of the Clippers players in honor of the Fourth of July. Watch this clip, and see how you would’ve done with the challenge.
Sports
  • Here’s a breakdown of the Cleveland Browns three biggest questions on offense ahead of training camp. Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the Browns with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
     
     
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    I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. If you’re looking to keep the celebrations going, try spending a day on the water at Buckeye Lake or Alum Creek.
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