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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A Mojito Tour of Columbus

This post is written by Kathy and Sophia, bloggers at Kasual Life. You can follow them on Twitter @Kasuallife. Simply put, mojitos are amazing. Rum, mint, lime, club soda, and simple syrup… what’s not to love? A true mojito may sound simple, but that only means it’s trickier to perfect, and Sidebar nails it. It [...]

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FMMF and 3 More Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Columbus

Some people call it summer’s last hurrah, but in Columbus, we call Labor Day one of the most entertainment-packed weekends you’ll ever experience. The brand new Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF)  kicks off Aug. 29 in the Arena District with concerts and fashion events covering the whole neighborhood through Sunday, Aug. 31. Headliners like Destiny’s [...]

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The Oldest ____ in Columbus

Columbus celebrated its 200th birthday in 2012 – there is a lot of history here right under your nose! Here are a few of our oldest attractions to scope out next time you visit. Neighborhood: Franklinton When you think about historic neighborhoods in Columbus, we wouldn’t fault you if German Village and its mid-1800s brick [...]

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10 Fall Festivals You Have to Catch in Columbus

Fall is a magical time in Columbus. The air is crisp, the leaves are beautiful, and there are tons of great festivals to check out, almost every weekend! Here ten Columbus festivals you have to get to this fall. Greek Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Short North Greek food, music and culture are [...]

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Where to Find Food Trucks in Columbus

You know by now that Columbus is full of food trucks, offering restaurant-quality meals at informal settings. Here’s our guide for how to find the best ones. Festivals If you love food trucks, you’re in luck – the Columbus Food Truck Festival this Friday and Saturday (noon-10 p.m. both days)! Come down to Columbus Commons [...]

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10 Things Not to Miss at the Ohio State Fair

The 161st annual Ohio State Fair takes place at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus July 23-Aug. 3. We’ve picked 10 State Fair experiences that range from the classic to the novel – if you follow these tips, you’ll truly make the most of your visit! 1. John Stamos and the Beach Boys – Actor [...]

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8 Best Columbus Food Truck Meals

Columbus is a food city, and in addition to the best taco truck scene in the Midwest, we’ve got more than our fair share of other mobile eateries. Here are our recommendations for great food truck dining in Columbus. Sweet Carrot – Fried Arts – Sweet Carrot is known for these tender, cornmeal-dusted fried artichoke [...]

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3 Spots in Columbus for Gearheads

Do you love anything with a motor? You’re going to find a whole lot to love about Central Ohio! Check out these three spots to explore – and even participate in – motorsports. Goodguys PPG Hot Rod & Custom Car Nationals – Don’t miss this huge indoor and outdoor happenin’ at the Ohio Expo Center [...]

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Your Guide to Visiting the Ohio Statehouse

This post is written by Sandi Matgouranis, marketing coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @Sandi_ExpCols. Architecture aficionados, history buffs and political junkies should make a point of visiting the Ohio Statehouse, the center of state government in Ohio. Completed in 1861, 22 years after its ceremonial groundbreaking, this National Historic Landmark [...]