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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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6 Cooking Class Hot Spots to Savor in Columbus

This post is written by Nicole Pallante, who blogs at A Local Choice. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter @ALocalChoice. Whether you are looking for a social evening out or yearn to learn new recipes and skills beyond your current repertoire, these six Greater Columbus locations are sure to take your culinary and [...]

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The Refectory’s Richard Blondin: Columbus Food Scene Chef Profile

This post is written by Shelley Mann. Shelley is the founder of Umami Consulting, a company that provides marketing and public relations support for local, independent restaurants in Columbus. Chef Richard Blondin moved to Ohio from Lyon, France, as a young chef eager to travel and excited to try his hand cooking stateside. More than two [...]

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5 Columbus Summer Cocktails You Need to Try

Summer is here, and that means it’s even more fun to sample some of the best cocktails around. Columbus’ mixologists are extremely talented – working with local spirits and fresh additions, you’re sure to find a unique new summer drink here. Here are our recommendations for where you should start. 1. Tequila Gimlet at Milestone [...]