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Photos: Friday Night Fun at Highball Halloween

Highball Halloween kicked off its 10th annual celebration last night, with the “Highball on the Rocks” party on High Street. The party featured costumed local musicians, costumed hosts Nina West and Monica Day, and costumed attendees galore. Check out some of the great costumes from last night in the photos below, and get ready for […]

City Beet Cafe Officially Cancelled for Original Clintonville Location

It’s been six and a half years since the City Beet Cafe project — a next-door vegetarian restaurant expansion from the team at Pattycake Bakery — was first announced, and having not heard any major updates since 2013, you might have assumed the project was dead. But today the owners took to Facebook to explain […]

Project Update: Micro Apartments at Front and Long Downtown

A plan to redevelop the cluster of historic buildings at the corner of Front and Long streets downtown is back on track after a series of delays. First announced in 2014, the project still calls for micro apartments over ground-floor retail. We recently checked in with developer Brad DeHays, of Connect Realty, to get an […]

Top 10 Costumes from 10 Years of Highball Halloween

The annual Highball Halloween festival takes place this weekend, and is also celebrating its 10th anniversary after first launching in 2008. Columbus Underground Photographer Matt Ellis has been present at nearly all of the events, capturing the best costumes, musicians, entertainers and runway fashions. Below are a collection of some of the best costumes from […]

Beer + Donut Brunch Party!

As the weather cools off and the leaves start to change, Columbus Underground is teaming up with Combustion Brewery and DK Diner to bring together two of our favorite cold weather comforts: Beer and Donuts! On October 21st, we’re hosting a Beer + Donut Brunch at Combustion Brewery and Taproom’s brand new event space, The […]

Urban Living Tour at Bridge Park

Be the first to tour brand new residential units and lifestyle amenities at Bridge Park in Dublin! This new community is rapidly completing construction on its first phase of development, and Columbus Underground is hosting a special edition of the Urban Living Tour series to give you a chance to check it out! Join us […]

Jungle, Snow and Fire – Weekend Movies Have it All

If you can’t find a movie to watch this weekend, you’re not looking hard enough. The Wexner Center for the Arts compels interest with their first ever documentary festival, Unorthodocs!, and Nightmares Film Festival unspools the scares at Gateway Film Center all weekend. Plus, Ai Weiwei has a miraculous documentary for you, a new Michael […]

Happy Highball!

Creativity, costumes, ghouls, goblins, oh my! Happy Highball! Photo by Jennie Key. The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + open community. Be sure to check out columbusfoundation.org and follow along on Facebook as we continue to celebrate The Spirit of Columbus through […]

Opinion: Unscrupulous Charters Continue to Rob Children of Columbus City Schools

In 2002, I spearheaded a group that applied to open a charter school under the then new Ohio charter school legislation. Our application was denied. That same year, more than ten schools were approved for the same, for-profit company, White Hat Management. The owner was a major Republican donor, David Brennen, and his company has […]

Who’s that Candidate? Mitchell Brown, Columbus City Council

With less than 30 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Mitchell Brown is a Franklin County Democratic Party-endorsed candidate. With an extensive background in public safety, his priorities align with the Columbus Divisions of Police and […]

Columbus Submits Proposal for Amazon HQ2

After plenty of local speculation, the City of Columbus has formally submitted a proposal for the construction of Amazon’s second headquarters project, which could include up to eight million square feet of office space and 50,000 new high-paying jobs. “The City of Columbus submitted a proposal in response to Amazon’s request for proposals for the […]

Ohio’s Prescription Drug Issue: What You Need to Know

In November, Ohio voters will go to the polls to vote on Issue 2. Issue 2 is a deceptive and vaguely-worded ballot issue that would impose unworkable contracting requirements for state prescription drug purchases based on prices paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s important to understand how Issue 2 would affect medical […]

First Look: Little Eater in Clintonville

Little Eater has officially expanded to Clintonville, with their new location now open at 4215 N. High St. The restaurant was strategically placed in the center of a retail block that features a variety of hip local eateries including Hot Chicken Takeover, Northstar Cafe, Jeni’s Ice Creams and FUSIAN. Fans of the original North Market […]

Comfort Food Festival Preview: Piada, Ambrose & Eve, Dough Mama, Melt and 101 Beer Kitchen

Fall is here! As the weather cools off, there is one thing that we start to crave – Comfort Food! From Soups and Stews to freshly baked biscuits, we want it all. But who has the best in our great city? That’s what we are here to find out. Columbus Underground has partnered with Shipt to […]

Biscuit & Branch Rebrands as “Branch,” Adds Raw Bar

The Short North’s southern comfort food and brunch spot has rebranded, transforming from Biscuit & Branch to simply Branch. The updated concept brings a coastal element to the restaurant and includes an updated dinner menu and raw bar. Branch first opened in January with offerings focused on biscuits, fried chicken, and carb-loaded breakfast foods. Culinary […]

Mega Weekend – Costumes, and Pumpkins, and Nightmares, oh my!
HighBall Halloween

Happy Weekend! Join us on Saturday for the Donut and Beer Party at Combustion Brewery and Taproom (you’ll also score a free growler with the purchase of a growler fill-up). Get your tickets for the Urban Living Tour at Bridge Park! Try some new Comfort Foods at our event at COSI, Contests are open for free registrations to the […]

TV Review: “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”

On the heels of The People v. O.J. Simpson’s success, NBC is attempting to throw their hat into the ring with the exceptionally long-titled, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Unfortunately, in this new “historical true crime” genre, The Menendez Murders pales in comparison. First of all, the Menendez case lacks much of […]

Fun, Fast Circle of Blood at Shadowbox Live
Shadowbox Live's Circle of Blood runs through November 5.

Shadowbox unveiled Circle of Blood this month. Jimmy Mak, writer, and Julie Klein, director, adapted this new original from David Mack’s graphic novel, Kabuki: Circle of Blood. Circle of Blood is set in a near-future Japan. Japan labors under a brand of martial law, ruled by The General (Tom Cardinal) and a board of directors. The story follows The […]

Concert Preview: LANY

Los Angeles-based alt-rock trio LANY is cashing in on their quickly-rising stock with their ambitious 35-city Super Far North American tour, which will stop by Newport Music Hall in the University District on Thursday night. Band mates Paul Jason Klein (lead vocals, keyboards, guitars), Jake Clifford Goss (drums), and Les Priest (keyboards, guitar, backup vocals) […]

Columbus Makes Art Presents: Director Jordan Davis on Beckett’s Waiting For Godot

Red Herring Productions takes on Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, one of the most influential plays of the 20th century, running through Oct. 28 at the Franklinton Playhouse. We caught up with director Jordan Davis to talk about her background in theater, her love of Beckett and her ideas for his most famous play. Michael: […]

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Makes Ohio Debut This Spring

Bridge Park will welcome another tenant this spring, when Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea opens its first Central Ohio location on the corner of Bridge Park Avenue and Longshore Street. The Michigan-based coffee house will be the first of its kind at Bridge Park and joins other restaurant openings including Z Cucina and Fado Irish Pub. […]

Naturally Impactful: Muhammad Ali Boxing Showcase Builds Character in Young Fighters

On January 13, 2014, tragedy struck at a house full of teenagers in South Linden when 14-year-old Terrico Henry was shot in the stomach. Calvin Fluellen, who was 16 at the time, would later tell police he didn’t think the gun was loaded when he pointed it at his young friend. But Fluellen pulled the […]

Ohio’s Own: Hen of the Woods

Just when it seemed like every Ohio potato chip had been acquired and assessed, Hen of the Woods popped into the picture. Hen of the Woods makes Kettle Chips in flavors that include an eye-catching one with “A touch of smoke.” As luck would have it, the back of the Hen’s page says the company […]

COTA Considering Fare Hike for 2018

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is considering raising the price of a bus ride in Columbus for the first time since 2012. A plan being presented by COTA in a series of public meetings this week calls for raising the standard fare from $2 to either $2.50 or $2.75. Those options will also be […]

Two Truths Cocktail Bar Adds Late Night Menu

Two Truths, the Short North cocktail bar that opened in May, has added a food menu. The kitchen supplies bar patrons with “sharables” and “handhelds,” items that general manager Adam Singh believes elevate expectations for late night bar food. “We want it to be stunning,” Singh says as their dish of fried green tomatoes with […]

Looking for a new apartment or condo?

Explore what Bridge Park has to offer at our upcoming Urban Living Tour on Sunday, October 29th! Tickets are only $10 in advance or $20 day-of, and include a drink ticket for the AC Hotel bar!