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Opening Volley: October

Last month, I was invited to be a part of the panel at the Columbus Metropolitan Club’s 40th summer celebration and annual meeting. For those who know me, “metropolitan” isn’t the first adjective that comes to…

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Uncovering Columbus

Picture the city in your mind. What do you see? LeVeque Tower? The Scioto? The colossal stone arch in McFerson Commons, or the iron arches above High Street? Ohio Stadium? Franklin Park Conservatory? These are…

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Groceries, Upgraded

What’s bigger than a farmer’s market, better than a “big box,” but still smaller than a supermarket? A curious creation called the “curated grocery store.” No, these aren’t your parents’ grocery stores, with cereal selections…

Beyond the Pale (Ale)

It’s old news now—Stone Brewing Company suggested Columbus as a location for BrewDog’s North American headquarters, and in relatively short order, the Scottish brewer confirmed that it would have a sprawling operation brewing beer here…

Ruralists

As I trek through an overgrown field of tall grass and wildflowers in Zanesville Ohio, I can see the Columbia Portland Cement factory huddled in the distance. It’s a massive abandoned compound surrounded by wilderness;…

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Muy Bien

Friday night, 6:30 p.m.—prime time for any restaurant. For a brand new addition that sits about 50 yards from Nationwide Arena, half an hour before a Blue Jackets game is tantamount to DEFCON 1. Yet…

Apostrophes

In our Apostrophes section, (614) Magazine attempts to highlight some of the incredible literary talent that lives, works, and writes in Columbus. If you are an interested writer, please direct your submissions (1,000 words max…

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Foodwire

The speakeasy must be this year’s gastropub. While the modern speakeasy is perfectly legal, the name throws back to a certain elegance of the time period. Speakeasies, by definition, were toned down, quiet places where…

Training Days

A glimpse behind the scenes at the intense physical preparation of Columbus’ police and firefighter recruits A Baptism before Fire –  No one is ever quite ready for the heaviness of fire. It presses you…

The Bodybuilders Next Door

Inside the lives of three Columbus fitness competitors It happens every February. Droves of visitors with dark tans and rippling muscles descend upon Columbus for one action-packed weekend. The Arnold Sports Festival is one of the…

Take a Hike

“Find the green on the map and go.” That’s tried and true advice for Central Ohio’s would-be hikers, and it comes from the lips of local hiking expert Ryan Hamler, a shopkeeper at The Outdoor Source…

Laugh it Off

What if you knew that you were born with the power to fight off 70 percent of illnesses? Stress alone contributes to upwards of that amount and can be controlled with something we’ve been doing almost…

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