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by Ed Gately

Opening Volley

Ever since Ed Gately floated the word in our interview this month, I’ve been thinking of the notion of “permanence.” In a city that has often disregarded our own history in favor of something new…

by Shoot 2 Studios

The Big Day: Lynn + Matt

Reception: The Capital Club Dress: David’s Bridal Suit: Express Men Cake/Flowers: Sam’s Club Rings: Howard’s Everyone wants their Big Day to be a marquee event. But Matt + Lynn got to experience that literally. The Capital grads—they…

by Amy Ann Photography

The Big Day: Alexa + Alex

Dress: Alfred Angelo Suit: Men’s Wearhouse Wedding Party Gifts: Macy’s Catering: Cameron Mitchell Catering Cake: Cakes Creatively by Crystal Rings: David Johnson Flowers: Elbowgrease Design and Ashley’s Floral Wedding Planner: Alex Carsonie Hair and Makeup:…

by Anne Evans

The Big Day: Haley + Stephen

Music: Josh Cianca of Buckeye Entertainment Dress: Sample Sale hosted by Luxeredux Bridal Boutique Suit: Sofyano Cake: PolkaDot Cupcakery Rings: Diamond Cellar (engagement), bands from Gemvara (bride), Amazon.com (groom) Flowers: Vessel Floral Design Wedding Planner:…

by Amy Ann Photography

The Big Day: Brandon + Joseph

Reception: Franklin Park Conservatory Music: Bluewater Kings Band Suits: Tom James Company Cake: Suisse Shop Bakery Rings: Broyles Flowers: Vessel Floral Events Wedding Planner: Danielle Rizqallah, Marisa Skaff (Joe’s sisters) Officiant: Nikolas Pedro (Joe’s brother) Rain….

by Angela Fortin Studio

The Big Day: Harmon + Kristin

Reception: All Life Center Music: Jesse Powers, Chad Warren, Tony Bonardi, Andre Walker Dress: AliExpress (ceremony); Renz Rags (reception) Suit: Pursuit (reception) Food: Timmy’s Meltdown Cake: Two slices of cake, limoncello and carrot, from Weiland’s…

by The Howard Brand

The Big Day: Morgan + Lawrence

Bartending: Shekar & Oinos Bridal Assistant: LEC Concierge Suits: Men’s Warehouse Polaris Dresses (ceremony): Wendy’s Bridal Dress (reception): B. Loved Bridal Boutique Cake: Tricia Gale (TG) Patty Cakes Catering: My Gourmet Caterer Music: Lauren Porter…

by Best Day Ever

The Big Day: DJ + Renee

Venue: Grange Insurance Audubon Center Music: George Brazil Dress: Nordstrom Suit: Pursuit Food: Bosc & Brie, Destination Donuts, Sugar Lush Confection House Booze: BYOB Rings: Anne Holman, The Smithery Flowers/decor: Hilliard Floral Design Wedding planner:…

The Big Day: Tyler + Felicitee

Venue: Bride’s parents home (Cambodian), St. Brendan Catholic Church (Catholic) Reception: Scioto Reserve Country Club Dress: Wendy’s Bridal Suit: Men’s Wearhouse Cake: Katie Koivisto, The Cake Studio Rings:  Sawchuck Jewelers (engagement); Hanoush Jewelers (bride), BellyssaJewelry…

Guy Time

“Why not take pieorogi to a punk bar?” Ya see, Guy Fieri just gets it. That was his response to Matthew Majesky’s beloved Pierogi Mountain, a grungy gem tucked inside of Cafe Bourbon Street, where…

Face Value

Let’s keep it real: while a necessary component of a strong civic plan, convention centers aren’t typically the source of excitement in a city. Even in Columbus, where Peter Eisenman’s off-kilter, colorful menagerie of brick…

Print on Film

I’ve always been a firm believer that it’s better to be great at being myself than to be average at trying to be something that I’m not… This, is Al “Blueprint” Shepard boiled down his…

Last Call

“Sober” is a term that doesn’t typically mingle with the bar industry—where the late nights and hard days are not just part of the gig, but in many ways a celebrated aspect of the culture….

10 Years Later

You can’t really call Independents’ Day the festival that “could.” It’s the festival that just “did.” Personal checks, credit cards, a massive amount of volunteer labor, and sheer creative will launched what has now become…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Splitting Image

Megan Leigh Barnard, as photographer and co-founder of Creative Babes, sees the beauty in other women—and in her fellow photographer. Which is probably why she and Autumn Theodore weren’t afraid to enlist the help of…

by Panda Moore

She’s Got Brains

Alright, it’s getting a little bit over-zombied around here, we’ll admit. But, that does not apply to the charming, campy Ms. Living Dead pageant, creeping out audiences and raising cash for charity since 2014. We…

Photos by Megan Leigh Barnard


Forno actually started out as just an idea for a simple, great pizza place in the Short North. From there, like so many toppings, the team at Corso Ventures started piling up the extras. The…

by Megan Leigh Barnard


Northstar Cafe –10.7% of 11,617 votes Multiple Locations | thenorthstarcafe.com 2  First Watch 10.4% 3  Katalina’s Cafe 7.5% 2016: First Watch – 16.8% of 12,043 votes 496 S High St. |  firstwatch.com 2   Northstar Cafe 14.4% 3  …

by Megan Leigh Barnard


The Crest – 20.5% of 9,582 votes In the four years since The Crest opened its doors (on Earth Day, no less), customers have chowed down on food that’s local, environmentally friendly, and, above all, tasty….