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By Collins Laatsch

A Chip-Ton

Five years ago, Brian Thornton had a food truck and a few bagfuls of potato chips. Now, that same truck merely serves as the vessel for what has become his full-time vocation and passion. When…

Photos by Collins Laatsch

Tops and Tales

When I was sent on assignment to Columbus landmark steakhouse The Top, I had no idea that my editor was figuratively handing me a ticket to a time machine. Naively, I thought I’d stop by…

Photo by Collins Laatsch

Cup Runneth Over

Humans have been drinking coffee for over six centuries, and caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive agent on the planet. Though it’s not hard to find a six dollar cuppa, very little of the…

Seeing Green

High-dollar development brings city to country with all-inclusive, inventive approach. Choosing where to live (for those who can) used to be about making decisions and concessions. Country? City? The once-vast expanse between? Want to walk to…

Photos by Kimberly Potterf

Heart of Oak

History on display in revitalized, little-known Columbus neighborhood We’ll probably never see streetcars in Columbus again. But that doesn’t mean we can’t hang on to the little pocket neighborhoods directly inspired by that turn-of-the-century innovation….

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Ray of Light

Stephanie Hayward and husband Brandon Pence are designers by trade and by nature. Hayward is an architect at The Columbus Architectural Studio, while Pence has his own web design and development business. It’s no wonder…

Photo by Randall L. Schieber

Down By The Riverside

Editor’s Note: Last summer, (614) published a three-part series about the Olentangy and Scioto rivers, and their shared journey through time and the city. After an uncontrolled sewage overflow issue, and under threat of lawsuit…

Photo by Chris Casella

Pedal to the Kettle

It’s mid-afternoon in Grandview. A grey food truck dozes outside a brewery, its generator putt-putting gently above the rear bumper. A grill sizzles and the air is punctuated by bright, intermittent singing. Inside the truck,…