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Nick Dekker
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Nicholas Dekker

Nicholas Dekker is the blogger behind BreakfastWithNick.com. He writes about breakfast, brunch, coffee, donuts, beer, and more on his site. In addition to writing for Experience Columbus, he writes for Columbus Crave, Columbus Alive, The Dispatch, and Columbus Monthly. He leads breakfast and brunch tours for Columbus Food Adventures, and the occasional brewery tour for Columbus Brew Adventures. Nick is also an advocate for the arts in Columbus. He’s a co-founder of Wild Goose Creative, and currently works with the Greater Columbus Arts Council. He and his family live in Clintonville. Together they love exploring Columbus restaurants, parks, markets, festivals – everything the city has to offer! 

What's New in Columbus Restaurants

Even during the COVID-19 shutdowns, Columbus entrepreneurs are opening new restaurants or pivoting existing businesses into new concepts. Here’s a look at what’s opened in the past few months! New Restaurants The Royce 8791 Lyra Dr., Polaris The…

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Fall Coffee Drinks from Columbus Shops

Autumn, and the cool weather that comes with is, are officially upon us. Columbus coffee shops are gearing up for the season with a delightful selection of fall-themed drinks, designed to warm you up and caffeinate you with a little seasonal spice…

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How to Celebrate Oktoberfest at Home

Just because we’re staying safe and socially distanced doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate seasonal holidays! So here are plenty of options from local restaurants and breweries to help you celebrate Oktoberfest from home. Schmidt's Oktoberfest in a Box…

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Apple Orchards Around Columbus

Apple picking is just one of many favorite fall activities around Columbus. Everyone’s excited to get out and enjoy the cooler weather and to savor the fruits and vegetables of autumn. Plan an apple picking expedition to one of these central Ohio…

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8 Fall Beers to Enjoy in Columbus

Fall is the time when Columbus breweries start sharing those sweet, malty and refreshing autumn brews. Here are eight fall Columbus beers to sip in the sunshine this season! Columbus Brewing Company Festbier CBC’s entry to the Oktoberfest style is…

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Pumpkin Foods & Drinks in Columbus

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 everything. If pumpkins are your thing, here’s your beginning guide to…

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Recipes from Columbus Chefs

While many of us are cooking more at home, we’re hopefully still ordering carryout and delivery from our favorite chefs and restaurants. We can draw inspiration from them in many ways, and a few Columbus chefs were kind enough to share recipes we can…

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