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Photo by Tommy Feisel.

Jerky Boys

Brothers take Columbus—and golf courses—by storm with their local snack. Matt Salts (yes, that’s his name) and his band of brothers have launched a seasoned takeover of the dehydrated meat scene. Using simple local seasonings,…

Photo by Collins Laatsch.

Closer To God

Columbus levels up their patio game. VASO | 6540 Riverside Dr. Look, we know that it gets cliche to say something or someplace provides a whole new view of the city, but atop VASO, it doesn’t…

Photo by Megan Liegh Barnard.

Local Canteen

How to advance and evolve with the changing Short North. What would you call Da Levee and Justin Boehme? Old-School New Short North? Yeah that sounds about right. The Louisiana-born Iraq vet brought his native…

Buckeye Donuts by Collins Laatsch

ColumBest 2018

This is the time of year that we at (614) anxiously await the announcement of our yearly “best of” Columbus reader poll. The floodgates open in anticipation of a torrent of responses to various iterations…

Spring Simmers

A taste of a few local restaurants shifting in new menu items. Ahh, spring. In Ohio, it’s damn near like entering a whole new world. And it doesn’t just affect our how we entertain ourselves—but…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

FAQ: Pants

There’s plenty of colorful personalities in the Columbus food and drink scene. And we’re setting out to capture them—one dish/drink at a time. This month, it’s the illustrious/mysterious veteran bartender we only know by one…

Butter Girl by Brian Kaiser

The B is for Best

Do you know Miss B? You don’t? If you do, you’re likely to keep up the fun secret that she’s the namesake and inventor of that banana pudding at Hot Chicken Takeover—which keeps those checkered…

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…