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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Keeping Warm with Columbus Soups

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. One of the best ways to keep warm as the weather cools is with a big, steaming bowl of soup. Columbus certainly knows how to weather [...]

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How to Do Halloween in Columbus

In its 7th year, Highball (Oct. 24-25) has become known as the nation’s most fashionable costume party! Taking over High Street with musical performances, runway shows and stylish revelry, this is an event you need to experience. The Wizard World Ohio Comic Con comes to the Greater Columbus Convention Center Oct. 31 -Nov. 2. Thousands of [...]

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Great Donuts to Eat This Fall

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. Donuts are the perfect pastry for autumn. There’s nothing better than enjoying a fresh warm donut with a mug of apple cider on a cool, crisp [...]

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Columbus Breakfast Makes National News

It’s been a great few weeks for national media coverage of Columbus’ awesome breakfast restaurants! They do say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if these stories show: breakfast is a great reason to come for a visit. The Toronto Star, Canada’s most-read daily paper, details Columbus great restaurants, including Katalina’s [...]

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Where to Find Great Local Coffee in Columbus Restaurants

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. This week Experience Columbus launched the Columbus Coffee Trail encouraging you to explore our strong coffee scene by visiting coffee shops and roasters. Pick up a [...]

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Columbus Coffee Trail Launches Today!

We’re excited to launch the Columbus Coffee Trail today, National Coffee Day! This exciting program is a great way for visitors and locals alike to experience the quality and variety of Columbus’ burgeoning coffee scene! We worked with eight local coffee roasters and shops to put together this experience – and we’re excited to bring [...]

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Pumpkin Foods & Drinks in Columbus

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. Pumpkins are the quintessential symbol of fall. They’re carved into jack o lanterns. They’re piled high in colorful decorations. And they’re baked, pureed, and blended into [...]

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Costumed Couture at HighBall Oct. 24-25

HighBall has quickly become one of Columbus’ signature events, and it truly a spectacle of the creative scene here. Read on to see why HighBall is known as America’s fiercest costume party. This two-day event is held on a closed-to-traffic High Street between Goodale and Nationwide boulevards. Friday, Oct. 24: HighBall on the Rocks What [...]