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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!

Your Guide to German Dining in Columbus

Columbus has long been influenced by German culture, most notably through 18th century German immigrants who established a neighborhood south of downtown in what has become known as German Village. Today, Columbus Oktoberfest and other German-themed…

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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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Where to Get Cocktails To-Go in Columbus

New Ohio laws have allowed bars, restaurants and breweries to bottle and sell cocktails to go, which has opened a whole new world of delightful libations you can sip at home. Mouton Mouton sells bottled cocktails complete with garnishes. The menu…

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