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Review: Otterbein Returns To The Stage With Jubilant ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: Otterbein Returns To The Stage With Jubilant ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

After over a year where they successfully pivoted toward streaming – including a delightful Kurt Weill cabaret among other highlights – Otterbein University’s theater department returns to its home in Cowan Hall this weekend with a lively, engaging staged concert of Robert L. Freedman (book and lyrics) and Steven Lutvak’s (music and lyrics) Tony-winning farce […]

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The Confluence Cast: Poet Maggie Smith

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Poet Maggie Smith

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.

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12+ New And Soon To Open Restaurants in Central Ohio

Susan Post Susan Post 12+ New And Soon To Open Restaurants in Central Ohio

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 […]

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Agapé Mediterranean Opens First Location in Westerville, Second Already on Deck

Susan Post Susan Post Agapé Mediterranean Opens First Location in Westerville, Second Already on Deck

Agapé is putting a Mediterranean spin on the fast-casual, build-your-own concept. Five friends and business partners have come together to open Agapé Mediterranean’s first location at 405 Polaris Pkwy. in Westerville, with plans already in the works to make it a multi-unit concept. Each partner brings a unique set of skills and experience to the […]

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FUSIAN Adds Two More Locations in Central Ohio

Susan Post Susan Post FUSIAN Adds Two More Locations in Central Ohio

At a time when many restaurants are struggling, FUSIAN has continued to grow. The Columbus-based fast-casual sushi chain has opened two new restaurants in Central Ohio – 79 S. State St. in Westerville and 7721 Sawmill Rd. in Dublin. Both are former locations of now-defunct build-your-own pizza concept Pizza Cucinova. Co-Founder Stephan Harman says, “We’ve […]

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Bites & Sips: Pizza Cottage, Crunchwerks & Additional Openings, Commonhouse Ales Says Goodbye & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Pizza Cottage, Crunchwerks & Additional Openings, Commonhouse Ales Says Goodbye & More

Welcome to a new year of dining and boozing news in Central Ohio! 2021 brings the opening of some fast-casual concepts, and the end of one local craft brewery. There’s good news for Cameron Mitchell fans (hello, delivery), and find out how local art and local booze intersect! Read on for your rundown of food […]

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Hot Chicken Takeover Opens Fourth Central Ohio Location

Susan Post Susan Post Hot Chicken Takeover Opens Fourth Central Ohio Location

After some COVID-related delays, Hot Chicken Takeover has opened the doors to its Westerville restaurant, 435 Polaris Pkwy. HCT used the extra months to its advantage, completely redesigning the space with M+A Architects to better suit the dining climate it has opened into. “As a community-oriented business, we put considerable thought into how we open […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION