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King-Lincoln District

Home to the historic Lincoln Theater and the King Arts Complex, this near east side neighborhood was the heart of an affluent African-American business and entertainment district in the 1930s and ‘40s. However, desegregation and public policy encouraged middle class flight and the area’s population decreased drastically. Since 2001, Mayor Michael Coleman and the city of Columbus have been dedicated to its redevelopment and revitalization.

Restaurant Review: What the Waffle

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: What the Waffle

What the Waffle made its splashy, mid-summer King-Lincoln debut in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, when your business is waffles, it’s hard to do anything quietly. People get excited about starch and sugar.  As it turns out, the excitement almost did the waffler in. Lines of customers queued up all the way down the […]

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Long-Awaited What the Waffle Opens in KLD

Susan Post Susan Post Long-Awaited What the Waffle Opens in KLD

What the Waffle will make its official debut as a stand-alone restaurant this Saturday, August 1 at 695 E. Long St. in the King-Lincoln District. What the Waffle first introduced its waffles to the masses in 2016 as a part of the Food Hub at 1117 Oak St. in Olde Towne East. From the beginning, […]

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Bites & Sips: Dragon Donuts, James Beard Awards, Bourbon & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Dragon Donuts, James Beard Awards, Bourbon & More

Donuts and bourbon and awards! Oh my! Bites & Sips keeps you updated on tidbits of news from the world of imbibing and dining in Central Ohio. From openings to bottle releases, and the holy grail of culinary awards, read on to find what and where to eat and drink in Columbus. Dragon Donuts Debuts […]

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Swingin’ in the New Year with Byron Stripling

  Swingin’ in the New Year with Byron Stripling

Virtuoso jazz trumpeter Byron Stripling and his quartet return to the Lincoln Theatre with another installment of his jazzy, joyous, year-ending revelry. “Swingin’ in the New Year” completely sold-out in 2016 and 2017. What are the chances of a sell out this year? Don’t find out the hard way. Buy your tickets now!

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2019 Neighborhood Pride Talent Show

Anne Evans Anne Evans 2019 Neighborhood Pride Talent Show

Since 2006 the Neighborhood Pride Talent Show brings together middle school students from all over the City of Columbus to perform for their community. The 14th annual show will feature students from Buckeye, Ridgeview, and Yorktown Middle Schools. These students show up to Saturday rehearsals, practice with mentors, and now, after 5 weeks, are ready […]

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Lincoln Theatre to Launch Club Lincoln

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Lincoln Theatre to Launch Club Lincoln

The Lincoln Theatre’s second-floor ballroom, originally known as the Ogden Club and a historically significant space for Columbus’ African American and jazz communities, will reopen as Club Lincoln in 2020. The performance space will offer an intimate experience that will accommodate 150-250 patrons in a variety of venue styles, including theatre-style, performance in the round […]

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Risque (November Session)

Anne Evans Anne Evans Risque (November Session)

Join your favorite host Indigo Dawn with special Guest Host Nick Brown, Author Jaylonna Stevette (Getting back 2 Happy) and DjSmoove for a very special fall edition of Risque. As always, dress to impress yourself, bring a date or friend and be ready for a sexy good time. This is an open mic event, so […]

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