Best New Restaurant: Yellow Brick Pizza

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Tomato pie munchkins and wizards alike have discovered that if you follow the Yellow Brick road, you get great pizza. Yellow Brick's handmade crispy/chewy, not too thick/not too thin crusts have brought this hot pizzeria citywide distinction. But so have YBP's toppings - which range from all the expected stuff (the Classico) to breakfast burrito fixins (the Pico Blvd.) to a hybrid of pizza and wings (Charles' Red Hot Pie). Toss in an ocean of world-class beers - 16 are on tap - and a hip and fun ambience, and it's obvious why YBP captured this award.

Runners-up: Knead, Little Palace