Everyone has the opportunity to document their lives in their own ways. On the eve of the release of her latest collection of work, I spoke with Columbus-based poet Maggie Smith. We discussed how she writes, how the publishing industry works, the inspirations for her work, and why she chooses to stay in Columbus.
As the pandemic continues to wane, a whole new world of dining is emerging! Let’s catch up on what has opened, what’s opening soon and a few future projects to keep your eyes on in the Columbus dining (and bar!) scene. Here’s over 12 new restaurants to try: The Open ‘Plas Food & Drinkplasfoodanddrink.com Taking […]
“We are a first to market, holistic wellness studio,” says Katie Marsh, president and founder, of Be Well Studio in Bexley, Ohio. In-person classes started March 22, 2021. Online classes ran several weeks while the studio space was being prepared for this week’s opening. Now, many plants, white walls, and cheerful lighting grace the space at […]
East side dining institution The Top, 2891 E. Main St., will nearly triple the seating capacity of its patio with an outdoor overhaul. Serving steaks to Central Ohio since 1955, The Top has soldiered on as an old-school dining destination, with dim lighting, wood paneling, leather booths and in-house pianist. Co-Owner and General Manager Jean […]
Under new ownership, Aab India in Bexley has undergone a transformation. The restaurant at 2400 E. Main St. is now known as Khaab Indian Kitchen & Bar. Owner Dalbir Mavi is hoping to make the transition an easy, and welcome, one for Bexley diners. Khaab will keep Aab’s menu, but refocus on the quality of […]
Gallery Players – a bright spot in the Columbus theater world for over 70 years – opened a run of She Loves Me on March 8, 2020. After only two performances, director Pamela Hill and the cast fully expected to return the following Thursday. The burgeoning pandemic had other ideas and the show – like […]
A new, full-service butcher shop is slated to open soon in Bexley. Macelleria East Side Butchery should open this week, says chef and owner Phillip Clary. The shop will have COVID precautions in place, including mask-wearing and a limit on the number of customers in the store. Clary and head butcher Kyle Cardwell worked at […]