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Toledo City Podcast Episode 2: Mike Orra of Sunika Sneakers

Fresh and insightful, the Toledo City Paper staff presents the Toledo City Podcast, episode number two! And with a new presenting sponsor: local event ticketing portal City Tix. In this episode, host Al Jacobs chopped it with Sunika Sneakers Sylvania owner Mike Orra about Toledo’s fledgling streetwear community, pricey sneakers, ascendant local artists and the

BOT 2018—Community

Outdoor Destination The Toledo Zoo RUNNER-UP: Wildwood Metropark Best Neighborhood Old Orchard, West Toledo RUNNER-UP: Old Maumee Suburban Downtown Perrysburg RUNNER-UP: Sylvania NonProfit Event Acoustics for Autism Project iAM RUNNER-UP: Bark in the Park Toledo Area Humane Society Best Festival The German-American Festival RUNNER-UP: Old West End Festival Charity / NonProfit Toledo Area Humane Society

BOT 2018— Food

Ethnic Grocery Sofo’s Italian Market 5400 Monroe St., 419-882-8555. shopsofos.com It’s a name Toledoans have known for over 65 years, and for good reason— at any given time, the Sofo’s logo is plastered on the packaging of at least one item in 90 percent of NW Ohio refrigerators. Did we make that statistic up? Definitely,

BOT 2018—Shops & Stores

Bridal Shop Atlas Bridal Shop RUNNER-UP: Belle Amour Bridal Floral Shop Hafner Florist RUNNER-UP: Bartz Viviano Greenhouse / Nursery Hoen’s Garden Center & Landscaping RUNNER-UP: Whiteford Greenhouse Jewelry Store Harold Jaffe Jewelers RUNNER-UP: J. Foster Jewelers Home Boutique Fiddle Stix Boutique& Gallery RUNNER-UP: Lily’s at Levis Antique Store Maumee Antique Mall RUNNER-UP: Toledo Architectural Artifacts

BOT 2018—Art

Visual Artist – Glass Matt Paskiet Firenation RUNNER-UP: Gathered Glassblowing Studios Visual Artist – Painting & Drawing Cathy Tyda Cathy Tyda Studios RUNNER-UP: Chris Rodriguez Mind and Soul Collective Visual Artist – Sculpture & Installation Shannon Eis RUNNER-UP: Dane Turpening Toledo Twisted Iron Art Photographer Rob Lorenzo RUNNER-UP: Bonnie Brown Photography Filmmaker Michael E. Cullen

BOT 2018—Drinks

New Bar Inside the Five Brewing Company RUNNER-UP: The Tin Can Bar Neighborhood Bar The Village Idiot RUNNER-UP: Dale’s Bar & Grill Brewery Maumee Bay Brewing Company RUNNER-UP: Earnest Brew Works Place to Meet Your Tinder Match The Heights RUNNER-UP: Bar Louie Trivia Bar Doc Watson’s RUNNER-UP: Bier Stube Bar & Grill Sports Bar Sidelines