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Parting Shot: Lesser Columbests
3 weeks ago

Parting Shot: Lesser Columbests

Each year we struggle to pare down the list of places and people for our annual ColumBest awards, seeking only to include the most popular names in the city …
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Here comes the Sun(dress)
3 weeks ago

Here comes the Sun(dress)

Springtime is the season for transformation—especially if you live Ohio. Even the Columbus skyline is elated that winter is over—the way vibrant sunshine reflects off the towering skyscrapers sends …
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Cache Grab
3 weeks ago

Cache Grab

I am suspended 10 feet in the air, dangling from a lanky maple tree with two police officers at my feet, their Taser guns drawn. I jump out of …
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Opening Volley
3 weeks ago

Opening Volley

We sure do like to talk “best” a lot around here. If we’re not passing around the latest “Columbus Named Best City to Waste Its Collective Time by Clicking …
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A Rare Breed of Brew
4 weeks ago

A Rare Breed of Brew

If you’re opening a brewery in 2015, you’d better deliver the goods right out of the gate. You’re going to get accolades regardless, because people love the new local …
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Take a Dip
4 weeks ago

Take a Dip

Sitting among the offhand hipsterdom of Fox in the Snow Café, Dara Schwartz, in her brilliant pink and orange, is a shiny flamingo in a sea of monochromatic tones …
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Bar Bet: Sauerkraut
4 weeks ago

Bar Bet: Sauerkraut

Bartenders, while a friendly bunch, can sometimes be a bit competitive. Each season, as new menus roll out across town, there is a bit of cocktail envy that inevitably …
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Double Exposure
4 weeks ago

Double Exposure

It’s basic biology, the remnants of our cave-dwelling seasonal libido. In the springtime, we’re more prone to flirting and romance. We start peeling off the layers and baring some …
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Interview with a Metal God
4 weeks ago

Interview with a Metal God

I address Rob Halford as “Sir,” something I’m prone to do toward figures of authority or in the presence of a hero, a legend. It’s a nervous foible. “Are you …
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Opening Volley
2 months ago

Opening Volley

You know that old clichéd scene? It’s every dad’s nightmare: daughter is going out for a date, and when the kid comes to the door… IT’S SOME TATTOOED PUNK! …
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The Olympics of Pizza
2 months ago

The Olympics of Pizza

Pizza. Booze. Competition. I love these things, unabashedly and without shame or hope of absolution. So when my friend Dennis had the inspired idea to combine them, I immediately …
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Fresh Tastes
2 months ago

Fresh Tastes

In what seems to be an ever-evolving game of Monopoly, the Columbus grid has been steadily filling up with new bars, breweries, and restaurants, a trend that has persisted …
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To Whom Do We Leave the Burden of Proof
2 months ago

To Whom Do We Leave the Burden of Proof

Is everyone geeking out about Game of Thrones yet? With Season 5 premiering this spring, I can’t be the only nerd in the room. Well hold on to your …
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Your Happy Place
2 months ago

Your Happy Place

Everybody loves to brag about their “bargain radar”—uncovering quality products on the cheap is why thrifting is such an exhilarating experience. Finding a dollar pair of Levi’s that fit …
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Throwing Smoke
2 months ago

Throwing Smoke

Lenny Kolada is giddy. The man who introduced Columbus to the classic brewpub nearly a quarter of a century ago has a silly grin plastered across his face because things …
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Beer Buddies
2 months ago

Beer Buddies

You may wonder why this list exists. And why should you care about what beers I like to drink? After all, I hold no official title of beer expert …
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Booze (We Still Can’t Use)
2 months ago

Booze (We Still Can’t Use)

Josh Rice | Curio and Bodega Seeing all the mezcal and tequila available in Arizona drove me crazy. Realistically, I would like to see more offerings from Del Maguey, …
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Old Man Liver
2 months ago

Old Man Liver

A big band in the background plays through a haze of cigar smoke. Suits and receding slicked-back hairlines populate the lane I sway through toward the bar. Smoothly, I order …
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