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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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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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Columbus Chef Profiles: Sassafras Bakery’s AJ Perry

This post is written by Shelley Mann, founder of Umami Consulting, a company that provides marketing and public relations support for local, independent restaurants in Columbus and also executive director of Dine Originals Columbus. It’s become a Friday ritual for the Gallaugher family—when the kids get off school and dad gets off work, the whole [...]

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Your Red, White & Boom Gameplan

Red, White and Boom is the Midwest’s largest display of Independence Day fireworks – and it definitely draws huge crowds to downtown Columbus. Full of exciting performances, great food and a fun parade, the event officially starts at 11 a.m. on July 3. Find the Best View The fireworks shoot off from Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, [...]

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9 Delicious Kid-Friendly Columbus Restaurants

This post is written by Maggie Mecklenborg, membership coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @MaggieMeck. Columbus is a city where you can stop in at any restaurant and find something that the whole family will enjoy. No, I am not talking about the national chain restaurants; I’m talking about our local [...]

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