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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!

9 Reasons to Visit the Columbus Arts Festival

The Columbus Arts Festival returns to the downtown riverfront June 7-9, bringing three days of art, live music, theater and dance, fashion, local food and drink, and hands-on activities for everyone young and old. Here are nine reasons to visit the…

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Top Happy Hours in the Short North

As you’re winding down the workday, looking to relax with friends, or you’re visiting Columbus and need a spot to meet up for drinks, consider these terrific happy hours in the Short North Arts District! Arch City Tavern Arch City is a…

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Where To Catch Comedy in Columbus

What can we say: Columbus loves to laugh! In recent years our city’s comedy scene has grown by leaps and bounds, producing recent internet sensations like Matt Rife and Jason Banks. Meanwhile, our largest venues like Nationwide Arena and the…

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Top Happy Hours in Downtown Columbus

Are you ready to elevate your after work evenings in downtown Columbus? Whether you're a local winding down your workday or a visitor looking for a perfect spot to meet up with friends, the city's vibrant happy hour scene has you covered. From craft…

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