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Central Ohio Film Critics Honor Film in 2015

Hope Madden Hope Madden Central Ohio Film Critics Honor Film in 2015

The 14th annual awards ceremony for the Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA) honored the best the film industry had to offer in 2015. Spotlight, Tom McCarthy’s investigative drama, took the prize for best film as well as best director, best ensemble, and best original screenplay. Alicia Vikander also gathered a big stash of awards, […]

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Over 40 New Columbus Restaurants Opened in 2015

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Over 40 New Columbus Restaurants Opened in 2015

For the past seven years, CU has compiled a comprehensive year-end list of new restaurants that have bloomed in the city (as well as a list of those that have closed). Columbus’ local dining scene shifted to a noticeably more laid-back affair in 2015, with the rise of polished fast-casual concepts and modern comfort fare menus […]

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The Best of Westerville

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best of Westerville

Like many suburbs surrounding Columbus, Westerville has added its fair share of new bars, restaurants and shops in 2015. We surveyed our readers about their favorite new additions to Westerville this year, and like many other communities, they focused on a new brewery. The Temperance Row Brewing Co opened in late 2014 inside the Uptown […]

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The Best of Powell

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best of Powell

Powell is a small-but-rapidly-growing suburban city on the north side of Columbus, and over the past several years it has become a hotspot for new local restaurants and businesses. We asked Columbus Underground readers about their favorite new additions to Powell in our Best of 2015 survey, and they responded by nominating the Prohibition Gastro […]

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The Best of Gahanna

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best of Gahanna

Like many Columbus suburbs, Gahanna has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, both in terms of population and in terms of interesting new restaurants, shops and other destinations. When we surveyed our readers about the best new additions to Gahanna in 2015, their number one choice was the Pigskin Brewing Company, located at […]

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RIP: 14 Columbus Restaurants That Closed in 2015

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner RIP: 14 Columbus Restaurants That Closed in 2015

Alongside a slew of openings, an assortment of Columbus restaurants shut their doors for good in 2015. In no particular order, here’s fourteen that we’ll continue to mourn: 1. Rigsbys Kitchen: Following a 29-year business run, the iconic Short North restaurant shut its doors in November. 2. Tom + Chee: The Cincinnati-based grilled cheese chain […]

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2015 Year in Review

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2015 Year in Review

Another year has come and gone, and 2015 was an incredibly busy one here at Columbus Underground. It can sometime be easy to overlook just how much happened over the past 365 days, so we pause for a moment to reflect upon just how important of a year this was in the city of Columbus. […]

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