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Everest Cuisine Brings Nepal, Tibet, and India to Worthington

A new restaurant has landed in Worthington. Serving up Nepali, Tibetan and Indian cuisines, Everest Cuisine opened last week in the spot once taken by A Taste of Vietnam, 652 N. High Street. Co-owner Sandeep Sing, a resident of Lewis Center, says it’ll offer new tastes to the people of Columbus. “There was not any […]

Underemployed Find New Opportunities in i.c.stars IT Bootcamp

What if you could go from making a paltry $9 an hour to making something like $22 an hour in a matter of months? For students of Columbus’ i.c.stars program, that’s not outside the realm of possibility. The program focuses on honing technical skills in underemployed, minority communities, establishing relationships with local corporate partners to […]

Restaurant Review: Little Eater (Clintonville Edition)

Little Eater is enough to turn anyone into a salad person. In fact, it’s enough to inspire serious consideration of a meatless lifestyle. For decades, the vegetarian scene was dominated by beany, bready, starchy things. While that’s certainly fine for some palates, it’s not for everyone. In its latest project in Clintonville, Little Eater is […]

COTA to Interview Four Candidates for CEO Post

Four candidates will be interviewed to be the next CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). A CEO selection committee was formed last summer after Curtis Stitt announced that he would be retiring in September. The committee, led by COTA board member Trudy Bartley, will conduct the interviews over the course of the next month […]

Eat Right: 10 Restaurants All Decked Out for the Holidays

We’re in the midst of the holiday season, and Columbus restaurants are feeling festive with twinkling lights, trees, wreaths and garland. Here are 10 restaurants guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit this month. Basi Italia 811 Highland St., Victorian Village The Victorian Village eatery’s cozy back patio is pretty magical during the holiday […]

New Diner The Woodbury Opens Downtown this Spring

A new restaurant and bar concept is coming to a new building Downtown sometime in Spring 2018. The Woodbury, operated by Olde Towne Partners, occupies the ground floor of the new 223 E. Town Street development by Bluestone Brothers and aims to be an “urban diner with a vibrant bar scene.” “The Woodbury is a […]

Brighten the Lives of Clintonville Seniors!

Better Together projects are time-sensitive opportunities to improve our community, together. This holiday season, we’re hoping to brighten the lives of our community’s seniors with a space of their own at Clintonville-Beechwold Resources Center (CRC)—so they can enjoy activities, connect to services, and socialize! Join us, and let’s be Better Together! Learn more about this Better […]

The Confluence Cast: Besa

How do we make the best use of our time and resources to make the biggest impact in our neighborhoods and in our city? I sat down with Matthew Goldstein, Executive Director of Besa, to talk about helping people and businesses give back to their community, innovative, technology-driven approaches to service, the important work being […]

Will Hoge at Skully’s Music-Diner

The making of Will Hoge’s latest album, Anchors, was an exercise in partially deconstructing a career that had given him almost two decades of progressive success. Before inking a songwriting deal with BMG Nashville and taking his talents to Music Row in 2012 to write for other artists, he and his band had released seven […]

1,000 Voices Fill Nationwide Arena

A concert for all of us! 1,000 voices from all across our community filled Nationwide Arena with breathtaking sound, uplifting music, and a crowd filled to the brim with kindness. Harmony Project’s “Concert For Us” was as awe-inspiring as ever! Connect with The Harmony Project. The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through […]

Duck Donuts Opens in Dublin

After an Ohio debut last December in Westerville, North Carolina-based Duck Donuts celebrated a grand opening in Dublin last Saturday at 7717 Sawmill Rd. The build-your-own donut shop starts guests off with a plain vanilla donut and offers a variety of icings, toppings and drizzles to finish it off. Guests can then watch as their […]

Opinion: Republican Tax Plan Creates More Need While Limiting Non-Profit Support

Our elected officials in Congress are close to finalizing sweeping tax legislation that would hurt, not help, those most in need, and those charged with caring for them. The tax vote cast by Ohio’s Congressional Delegation members will have a significant, long-ranging impact on all who call central Ohio home. The Human Service Chamber of […]

Disaster Artist is Not Bad. It’s Naaht!

One whole week to wait until the newest Star Wars obliterates all cinematic competition. But what should we do until then? Go see The Disaster Artist. Duh. The Disaster Artist There is genuine affection in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, a behind-the-scenes biopic that gets inside the making of the best bad movie of all […]

Holiday Shopping Guide: 20 Local Gift Ideas

It’s week three of the best in local shopping for your gifting this holiday. Seventeen more days! Every Friday through December 22, we’ll be showcasing great ideas for you to gift to your friends and family. The 2017 Holiday Shopping Guide is presented by Elm & Iron, visit them in Clintonville and Easton for an […]

Restaurant Roundup: BIBIBOP Celebrates a Year of Growth, Kroger Handles Meal Prep, The Hills Market Has its Own Wine, and more

Columbus always has many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with everything. That’s why our Restaurant Roundup series was designed to keep you informed with the latest and greatest updates. Here’s what’s new in the local dining scene: Hills Market The Hills Market Downtown has released its […]

Changes Made to Lineup of Smart Columbus Projects

Changes have been made to the blueprint that has guided the city and its private sector partners since Columbus won the Smart City Challenge in June of 2016. The original list of 15 Smart Columbus projects funded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has been revised, with four of the projects being dropped all […]

Mega Weekend – Holiday Movies, Shopping, Brunch & More

Welcome chilly winter! You have until tonight to enter to win a pair of tickets to The Disaster Artist at The Drexel. You can also still win tickets to Psychic Warfare World Tour. Shop our Holiday Shopping Guide, presented by Elm & Iron. Tickets are on sale for New Year’s Eve parties at Balboa and […]

Two Amazing New Year’s Eve Parties to Ring in 2018!

Columbus Underground invites you to ring in the New Year in style! We’re co-hosting two parties this year at Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen Downtown and Balboa in Grandview. No need to worry about planning your evening, both parties will have everything your crew needs to have a great night! At both events, ticket holders will be […]

A Look Inside Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse is now open after nearly a year of renovations. Containing multiple rooms sectioned off on each of its two floors, the restaurant can seat up to 300 people. The Jeff Ruby’s location at 89 E. Nationwide Blvd. is its second in Ohio, with the other residing in Cincinnati. Owner and founder Jeff […]

Ohio’s Own: Woody’s Original Clamlube

For whatever reason, Woody’s Original Clamlube is not something you’d typically guess was an Ohio’s Own product. It looks more like something from California, which makes sense, because the lube also boasts California roots. Evidently, it’s local to both California and Ohio, with a label that proclaims its origins as Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco, […]

Worthington’s House Wine Will Open Second Location Next Year

After a 10-year anniversary celebration in November, Worthington’s House Wine has announced plans to open a second location in Bexley next year. The retailer offering wine by the ounce or glass opened at 644 High St. in 2007. Their new store, slated to open its doors in February, will occupy the space at 2262 E. […]

Youth Yoga Project Expanding in Columbus
Central Ohio students in Youth Yoga Project classes.

“’I wish I had yoga when I was a kid in school.’ ‘I am so glad to hear kids have access to yoga in schools now.’ ‘Replace detention with yoga? I AM IN!’” These are some of the comments that make the Youth Yoga Project founders Julia Handelman and Lauren Greenspan smile. Last year, they […]

Putting Old Cameras to Creative Use

Donating an unused camera to Midwest Photo for Camp Click! This program connects local students with creative professionals, teaching kids new skills & offering them a fun, artistic outlet. Read how Camp Click came to be. The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people […]

Akron’s Popular Drive-In Swensons Eyes Columbus for New Location

Akron’s famed drive-in burger spot, Swensons, seems to be eyeing Columbus for its first location outside of northeast Ohio. Its potential store is set to occupy a former bank at 7490 Sawmill Rd., bordering Columbus and Dublin. The plan, which would convert the 1.33-acre parcel purchased by MG Rome Hilliard LLC into a drive-in restaurant, […]

Ohio’s Minimum Wage Will Increase in the New Year

Following a constitutional amendment passed by Ohio voters in November 2006, Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase once again on January 1, 2018. The increase will apply to all workers employed by businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $305,000 per year, according to a press release. The current minimum wage for the […]