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Worst. Season. Ever. It’s incredible to think, in the 18 years since the Cleveland Browns returned to the NFL, the 2016 season was their worst. One win. One win in overtime after an 0-14 start…

By David Heasley

Next Man Up

J.K. Dobbins No. 2 Running Back, Freshman Look, I know it’s a popular—borderline irritating—notion to get excited about the back-up ’back when there’s already a capable starter in place. And look, no offense to Mike…

Fall Arts Preview

September Parallel Connections Where: Mershon Auditorium When: Oct. 20 – 21 How Much: Prices vary Web: wexarts.org BalletMet, The Ohio State University and The Wexner Center for the Arts have teamed up for this triple…

Imagine, Imbibe

Oh, Annie Pierce—you sure know to make a magazine feel smart. We already knew you were one of the best bartenders around—which is why we asked you to be on the latest cover of our…

By Pixie Bretney

Word of Mouth

You read all the fancy restaurant reviews you want—with some so precious they’ll spend 400 words alone just on the “ambiance.” But sometimes, it really just comes down to what’s on the plate, as far…

Hey, Neighbor: New Albany

When billionaire Les Wexner decided to break-ground and build his mansion, rapid progress followed. And even though the city lacks deep history, New Albany flew to the top practically instantaneously. Who knew the outskirted boons…

Time Hop

You’re riding in your ’53 Corvette, top down, two of your closest friends riding along. You pull up to your favorite diner, order the fizziest root beer float on the menu, and twirl the blonde…

Photo by Collins Laatsch

New View

Not sure if ya’ll have noticed or not, but the look of Columbus is changing—sometimes, seemingly from week to week. You know what hasn’t changed? Our love of the patio. Which means there’s a constant…

By Brian Kaiser

Ça c’est Bon!

Right now, you can snag a direct flight from Columbus to New Orleans for less than $200. It’s a pretty damn good deal. But, if you’re just hankering for little taste of Cajun and Creole…

50 Sips of Summer

We at Stock & Barrel remember a time in this city when asking for a “cocktail menu” would have resulted in a surly bartender just pointing to bottles on the wall behind them. Just like…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Fresh Tastes

Numerous new bars, breweries, or restaurants opened up in the last year, signifying a legitimate boom for the Columbus food & drink industry. These are just a few of the standouts: Cosecha Cochina 987 N…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

10 On-Trend

There’s plenty of inspiration in this issue—but here’s a few more to add to the list when it comes to making your space comfortable, creative, and current, from the folks at Davis Rogers Interiors:  …

Photo by Allison Grimes

Condo Living: New Brew

Exposed beams, from the original brewery. Exposed brick, beautiful in its organic state of wear over the years. Well, you’re not doing anything to change those—which is why designing for a large condo space like…

Photo by Dale Clark

Acute Accent

Why piece-by-piece can be a better decor approach than wall-to-wall When you’re working with updating a century-old brick Italianate—one of the last of its kind in the city—there’s plenty on the docket. An oversized two-car…

Photo by Dale Clark

Root and Branch

A woodland oasis on Walhalla Drive While many modern designs have run screaming from the hills, so to speak, Reliance Design’s Behrooz Motamedi has put his love of lumber on full display. What was once…

Go With the Flow

The benefits of designing a “see-through” living space You’ve heard the phrase “On a clear day you can see forever?” Well, the owners of Urban Order Architecture’s German Village project—on any given day can see…

Photo by Katy Lombardi

Green Acres

Top-down, inside-out—a little color goes a long way You’ll know it when you walk into a Katy Lombardi-designed home. Even more so when you walk into the home of the interior designer herself. Lombardi’s residence…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Sky’s the Limit

Transforming a garage into an at-home resort Trust + creative freedom + a nearly unlimited budget. That’s the recipe for design utopia, as evidenced in one of central Ohio’s most impressive projects—the epic garage space…

Photo by Al Lous

Shelf Life

Urban Order Architecture has an extensive resume when it comes to modernizing old homes. Often the reimagining and transformation of old or eccentric designs creates fun and unintended yields for new homeowners. Principal Steve A….

Photos by Corey Klein

Industrial Revolution

How to turn storage into stunning The relationship between client and builder can take on many different shapes, but in the case of Bri DeRolph and Compton Construction, theirs was a collaboration fused by function…

Photo by Collins Laatsch

DIY: Contain Yourself

One college kid is thinking inside the box for the next generation of homeowners. Imagine waking up every day in a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom—a bizarro minimalist combo package inside a 20-foot by 8-foot box…

614 on 100

Reflections from our writers on 100 magazines and eight years of monumental change—in 100 or so words For eight years, (614) has been chasing stories around the capital city, and watching massive changes play out…

Illustration by Dustin Goebel

Heavy Metal Bummer

June 17, 1997. Polaris Amphitheater. Ozzfest. Some 18,000 fans taking in a gazillion bands on two stages. Columbus Dispatch Music Critic, Bill Eichenberger has assigned me, apprentice concert reporter, to cover the metal scrubs on…

Photo by Brian Kaiser

Makeover: (614) Edition

Here’s to the new you, courtesy of Bates and Brown and Kenneth’s Summer means a change of pace. We’re spending more weekends outside and swapping jackets and sweaters for shorts and tanks. However, letting it all…

Teen Vogue

Designer Akili Cooper has twice as many shows as years on his license Akili Cooper (JAHI) can attribute his start in fashion to just trying to find the fun part of a homework assignment. Back…

by Chris Casella

Barbecue

City Barbecue – 60.4% of 14,031 votes There is nothing quite like good ol’ fashioned American barbecue, and it’s something us C-bus natives will go crazy over. City Barbecue captures the truest essence of charred, off-the-grill,…

by Nathan Ward

Burger

Thurman Cafe – 26.5% of 10,786 votes No matter how many challengers there are, the Thurmanator will always be king. The size is overpowering, yet not as intimidating as you’d think. There’s a reason you wait…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Hangover Breakfast

Hangover Easy – 13.5% of 10,016 votes A proper hangover cure requires the following variables: fried food, gallons of coffee, and an open bar. Hangover Easy has been curing post-party headaches for years with their delectable…

by Collins Laatsch

Fast Food

Raising Cane’s – 31.3% of 10,588 votes There’s something about Cane’s that Columbus can’t get enough of. It might be the perfect crunch of their tenders, or the fact that you can substitute the coleslaw that…

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