2018 Toledo GQ—Life & Style

Designer Yves Saint Laurent once famously declared, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” We couldn’t agree more. While fashion bends to trends, style reflects the whole person. Oscar Wilde embellished the thought, writing in The Importance of Being Earnest: “In matters of great importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing.” If you want to honestly know a person, get a sense of their lifestyle.

Look Good, Feel Good 2018

While looking good and feeling good are often different goals, we think it’s easiest to achieve them in tandem. Want to take some positive steps forward? We asked local professionals for their opinions on making changes that stick.

2018 Dining Guide Awards Winners

When we want to know what to eat, where to drink, and how to celebrate, we ask our readers. Who else would know the best bar in downtown Toledo, the coolest new restaurant, or the hippest place to be seen? Read on to see who TCP readers voted for during this year’s dining guide awards.

Toledo Hip Hop 101

Hip hop in Toledo was conceived in the 1980’s at house parties and school dances; places where DJs, graffiti artists and rappers often gathered to create and share compositions. These homegrown collaborations were reminiscent of a holiday dinner, where everyone was welcomed, recognized and appreciated for their contributions.

Focus On The Arts 2018

Don’t get us wrong—we love large, outdoor festivals—but as the warm weather dissipates, so does the appeal of beer-fueled crowds and daytime art fairs. Ready to head indoors for intimate art exhibits, such as the six gallery shows in Contemporary Arts Toledo’s SculptureX (September 26-27)? Or for staged plays, like Cutting Edge Theatre’s Pippin (November

No-Kill Shelters—Know Your Options Before You Adopt, or Surrender, a Pet

The term “no-kill” is defined differently, depending on who you talk to. Because pet-owners, or those hoping to adopt a pet, might not realize the difference, Toledo City Paper examined the policies of local shelters. While approaches may vary, all shelters agree: it is much better to find a pet at a shelter than to support the often inhumane and shockingly unregulated puppy mill industry.

The End of an Era—Bozarts/The F.A.R.M. Closes Its Galleries

Bozarts Gallery was filled top to bottom with original works from regional visual artists. “Bozarts was open and producing almost monthly exhibitions for nearly six years and a series of weekly exhibitions called ‘A Series of One Night Stands.’ I never had a contract with a single one of my artists. Everything was done with a handshake,” explains Gray. The list of veteran Bozart artists is a stunning reminder of Toledo’s talent. “We tried to be true to the artist’s ideals…”

Locally Grown 2018

These area businesses are like Toledo— they’re diverse. Whether they supply electronics, serve meals, or offer medical advice, all of these business owners have three things in common: they love Toledo, they’re passionate about their customers, and they couldn’t be more excited about this city’s future.

The ABC’s of Being Single in the Glass City

We aren’t sure who the first person was that said, “I LOVE being single,” but we’re pretty sure they were a goddamn liar. Most people hate being single. What’s to love? Low life expectancy. Sure, that sounds great!
And maybe you’re one of the rare people that are actually #singleandlovingit—and that’s great, but we doubt it—then this guide won’t apply to you. Most likely, you are one of the many Toledoans who are #singleandtoleratingit. To that, we say: Welcome. You aren’t alone.

Best of Toledo Redux

Here’s a look back at a sampling of our most recent winners and why they were selected as the Best. Hey, winners celebrate all year long!