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by Brian Kaiser

Super Fresh

Matt Miner is the kind of cultural chameleon that has come to define Columbus. With equal parts experience on metal and punk stages as in the food industry, he’s the perfect new addition to the…

by Brian Kaiser

Free Sample

Microgreens are the original petite cuisine. Dainty and delicate atop any dish, served at some of the most revered restaurants in Columbus, the highfalutin alternative to salad or sprouts might have an unlikely source. Drew…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

City as Folk

People often come in the first time for eggs. They’re in a modest-sized refrigerator in the back. To get there, you have to walk past the bags of chicken feed and the composting bins, turn…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Doggone Wild

“We’ve got an emergency skunk situation.” Those were the first words out of Adam Turpen’s mouth after the “Hi, nice to meet ya”s. For the past decade, Turpen has been the alpha dog of the…

by Brian Kaiser

Suited for Service

Jim Rieser loves America, appreciates our soldiers, and makes a pretty mean suit. This is year number four for the clothier’s Suits for Soldiers campaign, a program that gifts eight soldiers with custom-made suits to…

by Collins Laatsch

Learning Cycle

Self reliance has been marketed out of the modern bicycling industry over the past few decades, but small local bike shops and scrappy co-ops like Franklinton Cycle Works have made it their mission to bring…

by Lauren Snyder

Day, Made

It’s lunch time at BrewDog Short North. The Street Thyme food truck is in the parking lot. Cookies from Piece of Cake bakery are on a table nearby. The customers are on the back patio…

Serious Funds

The annual A&F Challenge raises money to send kids with serious illness to summer camp Crafting, archery, a check up with a cardiologist, and a campfire sing-a-long; the daily agenda for a camper at Flying…

Photo by Brian Kaiser

Adulting Awards

On a whim three years ago, jewelry maker Chelsey Hill decided to design award ribbons to celebrate life’s underappreciated achievements. Her first two ribbons read, “Adulting Honorable Mention” and “I Put Pants on Today.” She snapped…

Top Dog

Meet Titan, the undisputed best dog in Columbus The pet people of Columbus have spoken, and they voiced (or clicked, rather…) their votes for the Cutest Canine in Columbus Contest, brought to you by Playful…

California Screenin’

Allow me to spare you from the disappointment of hyperbole—there is no surfing in Ohio. Much like  jumbo shrimp, the Hell’s Angels, and Christian Scientists, the popular apparel brand SURF OHIO presents a playful contradiction….

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard.

Girl Talk

Columbus women tell their stories on new podcast. Lorrin Higgins proudly uses the F-word. That’s feminist, thank you. After finding a dearth of female voices in the Columbus podcast scene, Higgins started reaching out to…

Bark! Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Dollars to Doggos

Columbus-based, pet-centric businesses where you can spend your bark bucks Cats and dogs are magical, wonderful creatures. They’re weird, sometimes gross and sometimes frustrating. But most importantly, they love us (though, cats can make us…

Photo by Brian Kaiser

Human’s Best Friend

Columbus charity forges community service through low-income pet aid In some cases, it’s just a small bag of kibble. But what people take away from their interaction with Faithful Forgotten Best Friends is much larger—and…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Dog’s Day Inn

Progressive pet space offers more than just a walk in the park Bacon balls are no match for Eddie. He’s usually a patient and well-behaved black lab—he waits to be called, he’s not too rough…

Photo by Brian Kaiser.

Notes From The Top

How Sonia Modes became the First Lady of piano in Columbus. Sonia Modes is timeless. It’s notable enough to make a living as a musician for almost three quarters of a century in a town…

Photo by Jodi Miller.

Sue Doody

1934 – 2018 Editor’s Note: For decades Anne “Sue” Goetz Doody, served Columbus in more ways than one. Once an elementary school teacher, and always a community advocate, she turned a catering business into one…

Photo by Brian Kaiser.

The Dube Abides

Reflecting on the strange transition of a beloved landmark. When the beloved Blue Danube abruptly announced they were closing after 78 years, the news nearly broke hearts and local Facebook feeds. But early reports of…

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…

50 Is The New 20

The new Penzone is like stepping into a room that has collected everything millennial women are into. The salon and spa has plants growing on the walls, succulents decorating tables and health juices and energy…

Queen For A Year

Deva Station’s style is throwback  Old Hollywood glamour and glitz. She loves rhinestones and glitter and drama, but the practical side of her character knows she has to please her audience, so she throws in…

Time Lines

Etching Columbus tattoo history with Hell City founder Durb Morrison. When I was growing up, the cool kids weren’t wearing designer clothes, or scoring on a sports field. They were hanging out behind a tattoo…

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