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Nick Dekker
Nicholas Dekker

Nicholas Dekker is a food/travel writer, tour guide, and arts administrator. He’s written his blog,, since 2007, and writes for Experience Columbus, Ohio Magazine, Columbus Monthly, TourismOhio, and many other publications. He leads breakfast and brunch tours for Columbus Food Adventures, and works on the marketing team at the Greater Columbus Arts Council. He and his family love exploring Columbus’ restaurants, parks, markets, art museums, 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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