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The Next Generation of Columbus Chefs are in Training at CSCC

Julia Norris Julia Norris The Next Generation of Columbus Chefs are in Training at CSCC

The baking lab in the basement of Eibling Hall on Columbus State’s campus is a flurry of activity at this point in the semester. Chefs-in-training have progressed from basic “quick bread” recipes into the world of artisan creations. Ciabatta, fougasse with Niçoise olives, apple brioche pizza, ham and swiss loaves, and roasted potato garlic and […]

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Explore Columbus: Tour an Urban Winery

Julia Norris Julia Norris Explore Columbus: Tour an Urban Winery

In a warehouse on the east side of Columbus, there is a winery. Yes, owner and winemaker Kelly Harvey does realize that it is somewhat unexpected. She says that is part of what makes her business so special. “I have embraced the fact that we are a true urban winery,” says Harvey. “I like being […]

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Explore Columbus: 9 Unusual Museums in Central Ohio

Julia Norris Julia Norris Explore Columbus: 9 Unusual Museums in Central Ohio

You’ve been to the Columbus Art Museum, the Wexner Center, COSI and the Ohio History Center. But have you been to the doll museum, the cartoon museum or the motorcycle hall of fame? Central Ohio is home to numerous niche and speciality homes for collections, memorabilia, and historical relics of yesteryear in many communities including […]

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Explore Columbus: Brew Your Own at North High Brewing

Julia Norris Julia Norris Explore Columbus: Brew Your Own at North High Brewing

At 1288 North High Street, you can try your own hand at becoming brewmaster for a day. North High Brewing company boasts over 100 brews (from their own kegs and from elsewhere) on a constantly rotating tap menu, full food service, a full liquor license and a designation as one of the best craft brew […]

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Explore Columbus: Skydiving Over Greene County

Julia Norris Julia Norris Explore Columbus: Skydiving Over Greene County

The altitude is approaching 11,000 feet. I am in the cabin of a DC3 with seven other passengers and our pilot. This is my first time on an airplane and I am about to jump out of it. Skydive Greene County opened its drop zone in 1961, making it Ohio’s Oldest Skydiving School. It began at […]

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Explore Columbus: Touring Brothers Drake Meadery

Julia Norris Julia Norris Explore Columbus: Touring Brothers Drake Meadery

Just a few years from now when the gap between what used to be the Short North and Campus has officially disappeared and East Fifth Avenue is no longer a bold zone to place a business, people will say that in the beginning there was the Brothers Drake: the little meadery that could. The Brothers […]

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