This post is written by Casey Brown, sales and development coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey.

The Short North Arts District is of one of Columbus’ best neighborhoods. With wonderful restaurants, art galleries and boutiques it is truly a must do for visitors and residents alike. If you haven’t been down to the Short North Arts District in a while (or perhaps you have never been) there are some new things that you should know about.

Let’s start with food, because we all know that’s what we really care about! Tai Tiki opened this summer serving Polynesian food and cocktails. This comes from the same owners as the much loved Tai’s Asian Bistro on Lane Avenue. Hyde Park opened their latest Columbus venture in July with Stack City Burger Bar. Located the cap over I-670, they describe themselves as a “boutique” version of a burger restaurant. In addition to delicious burgers, their menu boasts spiked milkshakes. Need I say more?

Now on to the shopping. Red Giraffe Designs has been a jewelry staple at shows, on Etsy and in boutiques in multiple states. They have now opened a store at 847 N. High Street. Stop by to check on the latest designs in person; because we all know jewelry shopping is most fun when you get to try it on! Another local clothing boutique, Tigertree, is going to open up a kid’s store, Cubshrub, November 1 at 749 N. High Street. The owners say the store will focus on toys, gifts and apparel. Don’t worry men, we didn’t forget about you! Columbus native, Corey Bee, will be returning to his hometown with his casual men’s clothing store Righno Oct. 1.

These are just a few of the new things happening in the Short North Arts District. My best advice to you is to just take a day and stroll up and down High Street popping in and out of the gift shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and bars. That’s how you’ll really get a feel for how great the neighborhood truly is.