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Lunch is hardly the most inspiring meal of the day. It lacks the depth of dinner, the boldness of breakfast, and is often little more than a midday dividing line marked with another boring burger…

Hoppin’

In his years as a statewide USDA agency head, Steve Maurer could recite agricultural data from decades past. He could also appreciate a good beer; he noted that a century ago, German farmers grew a…

Best. Week. Ever.

Six bucks doesn’t get you much in life anymore. Well, for an entire week, six crumpled Washingtons gets you something you can really sink your hungry teeth into. September 19-24, Burger & Beer Week will deliver…

Pocket Protein

Natalie Applebaum talks about salad the way some people talk about religion—she’s a true believer. “Salad isn’t just a side item or something you eat before you eat. Salad, when you make it the way…

Zack Brown, the man behind the potato salad Kickstarter campaign is photographed on Sept. 18, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Brown is planning PotatoStock 2014, an all-ages, charity-minded party Saturday in downtown Columbus featuring bands, food trucks, beer vendors, potato-sack races and definitely potato salad. His effort on Kickstarter in early July to buy potato salad ingredients took on a life of its own and attracted worldwide attention as the amount grew. The 31-year-old eventually raised $55,492. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Chris Russell)

(Potato) Salad Days

Look, Zack Brown is a goofball. The dude who helped create one of the more hilariously stimulating crowd-funding campaigns of all-time (“I plan to make potato salad”) gave Columbus—and the Internet—a true gift. But ole…

Omega Artisan Bakery Wild blueberry scones, and ham and cheese croissant, Lokal Cold Brew from Little Eater

Picnic with Panache

Good weather MUST be enjoyed. Picnics, a classic in the outdoorsy repertoire of things one can do, is often forgotten, or made last minute and without care for detail. We invite you to revisit the…

Summer Reads

Summer reading is a lot like summer drinking: fun, frothy, and fast-paced. In other words, no heavy philosophical tomes belong hammock side. Entertaining and enjoyable, not a treatise on the human condition. Food is as…

Simply Rollin’

Couples come back from their honeymoon with a lot of things—photos, souvenirs, maybe even the gestating next generation, but it’s not often that they come back with a business plan. Yet that’s exactly the story…

Snowballin’

SNO-OH brings southern treat north “The Malone Sisters” sounds like an Irish-girl gang movie; however, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Instead of ruling the city with fists of Éire fury, Amber, Kayla, and…

A Cake by Any Other Name

“Have you tried That Cake?” “What cake?” “That Cake!” “WHAT cake?” “THAT cake!” “Huh?” “…” After a few rounds of the Abbot & Costello dessert battle, it turns out “that cake” is a cake so…

Lettuce 101

With fresh produce overflowing in the markets, summer is the time for salad. It’s light, won’t weigh ya down while your running from one festival to another, and, let’s face it, eating a salad makes…

Sweet Devotion

OYO Bourbon Maple Peach Cobbler There’s no doubt Middle West Spirits’ Bourbon Barrel-aged Ohio Maple Syrup would steal the show at your next breakfast gathering, but it just might be the best thing you can…

Corn 101

When a city is home to an oversized cement field of corn, it’s safe to assume that said city takes its corn seriously. Cow tipping stereotypes aside, Columbus is a Midwest city deeply rooted in…

Steal This Look

I am a thief. Not like a ‘steal your stuff’ thief, but an idea thief. Especially when it comes to décor. Love, love, love going to open houses just to see how other people dress…

Honey Do!

Barry Conrad knows bees. On the flip side of his business card there’s a photo of Barry, with his crinkly eyes and white hair, wearing a literal beard of bees. “I want to show people…

Photo by Rachael Barbash

Californication

Plenty has changed about the capital city since Brian Swanson was part of a successful three-headed Park Street empire alongside Chris Corso and Mike Gallichio. One thing that hasn’t: if you’re promoting a place with…

Photo by Collins Laatsch

Meat Men

My papa was a butcher—one of those gregarious, old school, Buddha-bellied guys. The larger than life, cleaver-wielding stereotype whose rosy cheeks matched his stained work apron. The type of person who knew the first name…

Photo by Chris Casella

S.T.E.A.M.

Around the year 230 CE, Zhuge Liang, Chancellor of the Northern Chinese state of Shu Han, equal parts famed politician, adroit strategist, and feared warrior, returning with his army from a rout of the Nanman…

Pro ‘Grammers

As a society, we love taking photographs. Who doesn’t have hundreds, if not thousands, of images on their phone as they read this? Each of these Columbus “’grammers” are skilled at this practice, and we…

Photo by Chris Casella

Growing Pains

Every spring, I squeeze my eyes shut, click my Crocs together and chant, “There’s no place like a garden, There’s no place like a garden, There’s no place like a garden.” Sadly, when I open…

Photo by Chris Casella

The Anarchist Gardener

Guerrilla gardening tactics, although within the realm of not being crystal-clear legal, are a brilliant way to spread beauty and good cheer throughout this urban space we all share and call home. Urban gardening author…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Avon’s Calling

Whether he knew it or not, Chef Maxwell Avon’s future was decided for him at the age of 16. That was when the Worthington native took an after-school job at The Macaroni Grill as a…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

All in the Family

While the parents and grand parents clear grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade cinnamon rolls, I’m left with a trio of beaming children. “When I grow up, I want to be a chef! The oldest!” Gracie…

Fresh Tastes: Issue 8

Sweet Carrot 1470 W Fifth Ave. Located in the gone-but-not-forgotten Riffe Market space at Grandview and Fifth avenues, it’s heart-warming to see a local take over the corner spot. The concrete version of the Sweet…

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