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History Lesson: 614Tiki Week and a Newly Discovered Kahiki Story

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: 614Tiki Week and a Newly Discovered Kahiki Story

There’s a rhyme that I’ve heard from lots of my Tiki pals this week when discussing all of the happenings in our local Tiki-verse and it goes like this: One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak Using this ditty about making one of the oldest rum punches as a jumping […]

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History Lesson: BalletMet Marks 40 Years of “The Nutcracker”

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: BalletMet Marks 40 Years of “The Nutcracker”

With the holiday season now in full swing, it’s time to take stock of a few of the many special Christmas season productions that are upon us. Being born and raised in Reynoldsburg and having lived my entire adult life in Columbus, there are many that are very near and dear to my heart. One […]

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History Lesson: Looking Back 25 Years to AmeriFlora ’92

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Looking Back 25 Years to AmeriFlora ’92

As the leaves begin to fall and the smell of autumn is in the air, it might be an interesting moment to reflect back on the floral spectacle that overtook Franklin Park and the Near East side from April to October of 1992. European garden festivals have been around for generations, including such shows as […]

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Book Review: Lost Restaurants of Columbus Ohio

Mackenna Swing Mackenna Swing Book Review: Lost Restaurants of Columbus Ohio

Columbus has been called the crossroads for people of all walks of life. It’s the metropolitan melting-pot of the Midwest; alive and thriving with a vibrant culture. This diverse nature has allowed Columbus to become birthplace and launch pad for many big names in the restaurant industry, such as Cameron Mitchell, Marzetti’s, and Wendy’s, just […]

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Kahiki History Told Anew in Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise

Anne Evans Anne Evans Kahiki History Told Anew in Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise

What else is left to be said of the Kahiki? When Doug Motz gave us a history lesson a couple of years ago, he covered quite a bit. Little did he know that that column would lead to an opportunity to delve deeper into the topic and discover even more memories, more history, and new […]

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History Lesson: Revisiting The Clarmont

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Revisiting The Clarmont

The Clarmont will be revived for one night next Tuesday at Alana’s Food and Wine (2333 North High Street) as the 4th installment of the Columbus Historical Society’s Historic Supper Club series started by CU’s own Anne Evans. After having celebrated the Kahiki, the Jai Lai and most recently, the Maramor, I was excited to […]

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History Lesson: Neighborhoods Reconnected with Cultural Wall, features work by Kojo Kamau

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Neighborhoods Reconnected with Cultural Wall, features work by Kojo Kamau

Today marks the day when downtown will be reconnected to the King-Lincoln district via the Long Street Bridge. King-Lincoln has seen a resurgence of sorts with the revitalization of the Lincoln Theatre and the emergence of several local businesses such as Zanzibar and the Book Suite. To build on this success, a “Long Street Cultural […]

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