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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 [...]

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10 Ways to Enjoy Columbus during Origins Game Fair

Origins Game Fair, June 11-15, 2014 at the Great Columbus Convention Center, is an annual extravaganza of games of all kinds! Whether you’ve never been before or are a veteran, we’ve partnered with Origins to give you 10 reasons Origins and Columbus are the destination for you. 1. Monster Factory and Costume Contest at Origins [...]

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5 Columbus Moments Your Family Will Love

Columbus is full of experiences that kids of all ages are sure to love. Here are 5 of our favorites. 1. Feeding a giraffe at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Heart of Africa exhibit. This is a brand-new chance to get up close and personal with the tallest animals on earth. With 11 giraffes on [...]

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Treat Your Family to a Roar and Explore Getaway!

Take your family to see the hottest Columbus attractions this summer for one affordable price. The Roar & Explore Adventure Package includes four tickets to three different attractions and a two-night hotel stay, starting at $411! Stay at Drury Inn & Suites, the preferred hotel, and enjoy special amenities, like free hot food – morning [...]

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3 Date Ideas for German Village

You might know German Village for its historic architecture. But to overlook its food scene (it’s home to some of the best restaurants in the city) is a huge mistake. We’ve put together three date ideas for this great neighborhood. The Day-Date: Not all dates have to start at dinner. Begin with breakfast at Skillet, [...]

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5 Tips for an Awesome Asian Festival

The Asian Festival comes to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens every Memorial Day weekend (May 24-25) and brings the best food, entertainment and culture from the numerous nations that Columbus-area Asians trace ancestry to. Every year, the festival gets bigger and better. Here are our tips for having the very best experience! 1. FOOD! [...]

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Tips for The Best German Village Haus und Garten Tour

The last Sunday in June means it’s time for the German Village Haus und Garten Tour! Home owners in the historically refurbished village open their homes and garden spaces to visitors to get a peek at new trends in design, creative uses of historic spaces and breathtakingly peaceful, tiny gardens in the shadows of downtown [...]

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