Posts from Joe Vargo

Joe Vargo

Joe is the Interactive Marketing Strategist for Experience Columbus, so he’s the voice behind EC’s Twitter and Facebook pages, and puts together the blog calendar. If there’s any information you’d like to see covered in the blog, he’s the guy to talk to! Joe has lived in Columbus for the past seven years, and really loves the city’s food scene and the walkability of the downtown neighborhoods. You’re most likely to find him walking his dogs in Schiller Park, at Cup o’ Joe or Pistachia Vera on 3rd Street in German Village, or at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Sometimes, ice cream makes for a great dinner!

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Welcome, College Basketball Fans!

Did your team advance into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament? Congratulations! You’re going to love your time in Columbus. And there are still limited tickets available here! Here’s everything you need to know about your tournament weekend in Columbus. All games will be played at Nationwide Arena, which makes staying downtown desirable. The region’s largest [...]

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What’s New with Columbus Brews

This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick. If there’s one constant in life, it’s change. And it’s certainly true for beer in Columbus. Every week brings announcements of new beers, new collaborations, new [...]

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Signature Coffee Drinks: What’s Special at 11 Local Shops

This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick. Everyone tells you to shop local, drink local, buy local – but sometimes you need a little help, right? Whether you’re a casual coffee drinker or [...]

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New Visitor Center Opens at Greater Columbus Convention Center

If you’re traveling to Columbus, you now have a new spot to go for in-person visitor information – we at Experience Columbus just opened our third visitor center inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Convention Center is conveniently located near downtown Columbus’ largest cluster of hotels, and make it incredibly easy for convention and [...]

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Dinner and a Show: Where to Grab a Bite Before or After the Theater

This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick. What’s better than dinner and show? Downtown Columbus hosts a wide range of live entertainment, between local theater companies at the Riffe Center to touring Broadway [...]

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Will It Be Pho or Ramen? 12 Hot Soups to Warm Your Soul

This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick. During the winter months, Columbus diners turn to warm soups for relief. I mean, hot soup has is healing to both the body and soul, right? [...]

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3 New Date Nights Ideas for Columbus

This post is written by Maggie Mecklenborg, membership services coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @MaggieMeck. February is almost here, which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Don’t settle for just a typical dinner. Heat up your relationship with one of these hot Columbus date night ideas that will [...]

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7 Columbus Dining Resolutions for 2015

This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick. We’re well into the new year, and chances are, you’ve lost track of your resolutions. Don’t worry, though, we have some Columbus dining resolutions that will [...]