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Conveniently located in the heart of downtown wn and easily accessible from neighboring entertainment districts and hotels.

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Columbus Commons

Contents Official visitors guide Celebrate the Arts 10 Downtown Attractions 25 Global Cuisine 35

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Plan Your Visit

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Getting Around

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Columbus Maps

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Celebrate the Arts The season’s hottest tickets, from a Caravaggio exhibition to “Shrek” to a host of holiday favorites.

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Experience Columbus Days Celebrate Columbus Day weekend with discounts of 50 percent or more at major attractions.

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Businesses listed are members of Experience Columbus, current as of June 10, 2011. AT&T is one of these proud supporters. For a comprehensive list of Columbus businesses ready to serve you, check the AT&T Yellow Pages.

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Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus, by Randall L. Schieber; Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s Byron Stripling, courtesy Columbus Jazz Orchestra; All American Quarter Horse Congress, by Dan Trittschuh.

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Fall Events Festivals, fairs and family fun lead the season lineup.

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200Columbus: the Bicentennial It’s a citywide celebration of all things Columbus in 2012.

President and CEO Paul Astleford Vice President, Marketing Amy Tillinghast Director, Marketing Cathe Moog Director, Tourism Kari Kauffman Director, Communications Beth Ervin Manager, Communications Claudia Plumley Coordinator, Marketing Sandi Combs

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A guide to downtown’s top attractions, including two impressive new parks.

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Sports The action-packed sports scene gives visitors plenty to cheer about.

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The Official Columbus Visitors Guide is published by Columbus Custom Publishing on behalf of Experience Columbus. The Official Columbus Visitors Guide is endorsed by the Greater Columbus Lodging Council as its official guest room hospitality magazine.

Food & Drink Treat your taste buds to a global tour at Columbus’ ethnic eateries.

Columbus Custom Publishing 5255 Sinclair Rd., Columbus, OH 43229 614-410-0440 Group Publisher Roy Biondi Associate Publisher Rheta Gallagher Editorial Director Jill Hawes Assistant Editor Emma Frankart Design Director Craig Rusnak Graphic Designer Kimberly Colston-Woodruff Senior Account Executive Bryan McMahan Advertising Assistant Rita Young

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Experience Columbus 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., Ste. 125 Columbus, OH 43215 614-221-6623 • 800-354-2657 www.experiencecolumbus.com

Shopping For holiday gifts or just a little something for yourself, Columbus is a shopaholic’s heaven.

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Plan your visit

Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the state capital. It is located within 550 miles of more than half of the nation’s population and is easily accessible by car or plane. ExperienceColumbus.com Visit experiencecolumbus.com to make sure you experience all the best of Columbus. You can make hotel and restaurant reservations, choose travel packages, browse an up-to-date events calendar and even purchase tickets to events online. Sign up for free membership in the Columbus Insiders Club. You’ll receive a monthly email with special offers, discounts and previews to the city’s top attractions and events.

Visitor Centers Find out more at our two Visitor Centers. The Downtown location at 277 W. Nationwide Blvd. in the Arena District is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Easton Town Center location is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.9 p.m. and Sunday from noon-6 p.m.

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Ask the experts Need more help? Speak with a Columbus Travel Counselor by calling 866-397-2657. Staff members can provide ideas, suggestions and directions to customize your visit. You also can ask our staff questions on Twitter using #expcols. If you’re in need of guidance while exploring the downtown area, Capital Crossroads Ambassadors are available to answer questions and provide directions seven days a week. They’re easy to spot: Look for the folks with the word “Safety” on their backs.

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Getting Around to columbus Drivers can reach Columbus via two major interstates that intersect near downtown: I-70 (east-west) and I-71 (north-south). I-670 connects the airport to downtown, and I-270 circles the city. For construction information, go to pavingtheway.org or call 614-645-PAVE. See pages 8-9 for Columbus-area and downtown maps. Visitors flying into the city arrive at Port Columbus International Airport (614-239-4000; flycolumbus.com), located just 10 minutes east of downtown and served by the following carriers: Air Canada Jazz, Air Tran, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Southwest, United and US Airways. Megabus (877-462-6342; megabus.com) serves Columbus with drop-offs near The Ohio State University campus and downtown Columbus. Airport shuttle service is provided by Arch Express Transportation (614252-2277), Dublin Express Shuttle (614-252-5555) and Urban Express Transportation (614-840-0411). Reservations are recommended.

around Columbus It’s easy to get around Ohio’s capital. Automobiles are available for rent from various points in the city through Experience Columbus members (see page 72). Public transportation is provided by Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA, 614-228-1776 or cota.com). Normal bus fare is $1.75; express fare, $2.50. View maps of all bus routes at cota.com. COTA makes it easy to ride: 1) Know

where you want to go. 2) Use the Google Trip Planner on cota.com to find your bus number and departure time. 3) Arrive at the bus stop five minutes before departure time. 4) Get on board and pay your fare. You will need exact change. One-way fares are $1.75. 5) When the bus stops at your destination, exit out the back door. Taxi service is widely available (see page 72). The average fare from Port Columbus to downtown is $22.

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Visitor Information Services AAA Ohio Auto Club, 90 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., 43085, 614-431-7800. Coordinating meeting, event and incentive programs. AT&T Yellow Pages, 1530 Corporate Woods Pkwy., Uniontown, 44685, 330-896-6024. Your direct source to all businesses in the Greater Columbus region. Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., 43215, 614-645-2275. Main library located on South Grant Avenue, two blocks south of Broad Street. Huntington National Bank, 41 S. High St., 43215, 614-480-4005. Huntington National Bank has several locations throughout Central Ohio to welcome visitors and residents. Please see page 70 for specific branches to serve your needs. Small Business Beanstalk, 851 N. Pearl St., 43215, 614-397-8277. Local discounts available at thesbb.com.

Art rubs off on you. Outstanding music, film, dance, theater, art, and discussion from around the globe.

Spothop, 614-233-1980. www.spothop.com.

Visit wexarts.org for schedules, info, and more.

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WE XNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSIT Y 187 1 NORTH HIGH STREET | COLUMBUS, OHIO (614) 292-3535 | WE X ARTS.ORG

AAA (Emergency) ...............614-431-3388 Central Ohio Transit Authority............................. 614-228-1776 Columbus Road Construction Hotline....614-645-PAVE Columbus Tourism Information........................614-221-2489 or 866-397-2657 visitorinfo@experiencecolumbus.com experiencecolumbus.com #expcols on Twitter Emergency....................................................911 Fire..............................................614-221-2345

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Franklin County Sheriff......614-462-3333 International Visitors Council, Inc. ......614-225-9057 Ohio Tourism Information .....................800-BUCKEYE DiscoverOhio.com Police .......................................614-645-4545

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Port Columbus International Airport......614-239-4083 State Highway Patrol ........614-466-2660 Time/Weather............................614-281-1111 Urgent Care (Clintonville).......................614-481-7777 U.S. Customs ..........................614-497-1865

1777 East Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43203 614.645.8733 www.fpconservatory.org

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UNIVERSITY DISTRICT Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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For bike path information: www.centralohiogreenways.com or parks.columbus.gov

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“Natural Light: Paintings by Ohio Plein Air Society” at Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery

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a special exhibition, “Monet to Matisse: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Sirak Collection,” will feature all 78 pieces, including works by masters such as Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Klee, Kirchner, Soutine and Matisse. The King Arts Complex, a multicultural center that highlights the African-American experience, also celebrates the city’s Bicentennial through art. “Cityscapes Yesteryear: Watercolors by Harvey Gilliam” Jan. 12-March 10 explores the Columbus scene from the 1940s to today. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with the nonprofit group Art for Community Expression. And the center PICTURE AMERICA PHOTOGRAPHY

Opposite: Shows at the Wexner Center for the Arts include Alexis Rockman’s “A Fable for Tomorrow” exhibition (top two) and Rachid Ouramdane’s “World Fair” (bottom).

s Columbus celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2012, the city’s museums and performing arts organizations are pulling out all the stops. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the season’s hottest tickets. The Columbus Museum of Art celebrates the city’s Bicentennial with “Columbus Views” through March 31, 2012. It features acclaimed Columbus artists such as George Bellows, Emerson Burkhart, Edmund Kuehn and Robert Chadeayne. Their works depict the city’s buildings and neighborhoods as seen through the artist’s eye. A second show commemorating the Bicentennial was made possible by Columbus’ relationship with its sister city, Genoa, Italy. “Caravaggio: Behold the Man!” Oct. 21-Feb. 5, 2012, highlights the revolutionary artistic and personal life of the Italian Baroque master. The centerpiece of the exhibit is Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s masterpiece “Ecce Homo (Behold the Man),” on loan from a museum in Genoa. Ten other paintings examine Caravaggio’s influence on artists who emulated his realistic style. The museum marks another important occasion this year: the 20th anniversary of its exquisite Sirak Collection. When the Howard C. and Babette L. Sirak Collection was acquired in 1991, it was considered one of the finest private collections in the world, and its addition was a historic milestone in the institution’s history. From Sept. 23-Feb. 5, 2012,

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shines a spotlight on artists with disabilities in “Passion Works: Artistic Expressions” March 15-May 28. Showcasing diverse styles in painting, drawing and sculpture, this collection of spring-themed works is created from recycled materials and inspired by the passionflower. The focus on Ohio’s own art scene continues at two shows taking place at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery. “Natural Light: Paintings by Ohio Plein Air Society” features the work of local artists through Oct. 16. Another show disproves an old adage—“Those who can’t, teach”— by displaying the artistic works of college and university faculty. “Artful Teaching” runs Nov. 3-Jan. 8, 2012. The avant-garde Wexner Center for the Arts on The Ohio State University campus will host three major contemporary art exhibits Sept. 17Dec. 30. The first features works by New York-based landscape designer and artist Paula Hayes, who uses plant life, minerals and industrial materials to produce terrariums as sculptures for gallery environments.

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The Wex also presents a major survey of Alexis Rockman’s work in “A Fable for Tomorrow.” This traveling show features nearly 40 paintings that explore environmental issues ranging from evolutionary biology to genetic engineering to climate change. The third exhibit features the work of Elliott Hundley, a Los Angeles-based artist who draws on classical mythology, art history and the sociopolitical conditions of the present in his work. In conjunction with the show, the Wexner Center is producing a significant catalog that marks the first scholarly examination of Hundley’s work. Bring your appetite to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ “Hungry Planet: Local Food/Global View” Aug. 20-Nov. 6. Large-scale photographs from Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, a book by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, explore global food cultures. “Hungry Planet” also features juried art installations that provide points of view on the American diet, along with interactive children’s exhibits, lectures, workshops, tastings and weekly family activities. In November, the conservatory kicks off the holidays with its annual tradition, “Holidays at the Conservatory.” The event features poinsettia displays (including a 10-foot poinsettia tree), lighted holiday trees, 20 original Currier & Ives lithographs, special programming and more. Whether you’re looking to browse or buy art, head to the Short North Arts District, located along High Street just north of downtown. This hip neighborhood houses a collection of independent art galleries, including ROY G BIV Gallery, a nonprofit devoted to emerging artists. You also can pick up a spectacular gift for someone special at Hawk Gallery downtown and Hayley Gallery in New Albany, just east of Columbus. During the Short North’s Gallery Hops, held the first Saturday of every month, thousands of visitors flock to the funky neighborhood’s galleries, boutiques, bars and restaurants for an evening of revelry. In December, visitors can take in the sights and sounds of the Holiday Hop, a yearly variation of the Gallery Hop that celebrates the spirit of the season with special shopping, displays and holidaythemed entertainment. This year’s event is Dec. 3.

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Broadway Across America—Columbus series, hosted by CAPA. “Mamma Mia!” Dec. 13-18 is an international hit that incorporates the incomparable music of ABBA. “Shrek the Musical” Jan. 10-15 is an adaptation of the Oscar-winning film about an ogre and his fairytale friends. And the Blue Man Group appears in Columbus Feb. 7-12. Its popular theatrical shows are a unique combination of comedy, music and technology. The Wexner Center also brings staged performances to town. “HOUSE/DIVIDED,” a project by the Builders Association, will explore the impact of today’s foreclosure crisis on American families. The world première takes place Oct. 6-8. A new solo work by French choreographer and dancer

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Rachid Ouramdane, “World Fair,” runs Oct. 20-22. The performance explores images and ideas that relate to society’s evolving notions of national identity. Columbus’ homegrown theater troupe, Shadowbox Live, launches its first season in its new, expanded venue in the Brewery District with “Legacy,” which revisits memorable moments from the group’s 22-year performance history. The look back runs through Nov. 12. Next up is “Killer Blues” Sept. 21Nov. 9, a dramatic one-act play about a man without hope who finds a savior in a half-crazed homeless woman. The show also includes monologues and theatrical shorts, along with live blues tunes.

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Shadowbox Live The play that turned into a cult film returns to the stage when Shadowbox performs “The Rocky Horror Show” Sept. 11-Nov. 13. Like many other arts organizations, Shadowbox will celebrate the season with holiday-themed events. “Holiday Hoopla XX” Nov. 17-Dec. 30 is the 20th iteration of the wacky troupe’s Christmas tradition. The show includes rock-and-roll holiday performances by house band BillWho? and humorous musical sendup The Santa Babies. As a companion to Holiday Hoopla, Shadowbox offers “The Holiday Lunchbox,” a 45-minute lunchtime performance Nov. 17-Dec. 30. It features sketches and songs from the troupe’s 20-year “Hoopla” history. Shadowbox also performs “Scrooge” on select Sundays Nov. 27-Dec. 26. This musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” follows Ebenezer Scrooge as he’s taught the true meaning of Christmas. CATCO (the Contemporary American Theatre Company) and the Phoenix Theatre for Children merged in 2010 and now produce a mix of theater for both young and old. CATCO’s production of “Souvenir” Nov. 22-Dec. 11 tells the story of New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, who likes to think she’s a great singer . . . but isn’t. Nevertheless, she makes it all the way to Carnegie Hall. The true story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg is the inspiration for CATCO’s “The Rubenstein Kiss” Feb. 1-19. 14

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When Jakob and Esther Rubenstein are punished for an act of industrial espionage among the backdrop of the McCarthy hearings, the audience is left to decide if the two were guilty or if they were the victims. Phoenix Theatre for Children will perform “Peter and the Wolf” Nov. 11-20, a production inspired by the music and story of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Phoenix’s adaptation, set in the Russian countryside during the early 20th century, is styled as a play within a play. The season continues with “The Hobbit” Dec. 9-11, a onehour adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic novel that follows Bilbo Baggins as he embarks on a perilous quest through the sometimes dangerous lands of Middle Earth. Another book is brought to life in “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” Jan. 6-15. Adapted from the children’s book by Laura Joffe Numeroff, it’s the tale of a boy who discovers that giving a mischievous mouse a cookie has unintended consequences. Young theatergoers also can enjoy productions by Columbus Children’s Theatre. The musical “Pinkalicious,” based on the book of the same name, tells the story of a girl who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes, despite warnings from her parents. She turns pink from head to toe and must find a way out of her colorful situation. It runs Sept. 15-Oct. 2. As Halloween draws near, Children’s Theatre provides some age-appropriate scares Oct. 20-30 with “Sleepy Hollow: A Musical Tale.” This regional première blends spookiness and humor as three modern-day children are magically transported into the classic story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. The theater celebrates the Christmas season with “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” Nov. 25-Dec. 21. Adapted from the book series by Barbara Parks, it follows Junie B. Jones’ plan to use her classroom’s Secret Santa gift exchange to get what she wants for Christmas—while also taking revenge on her nemesis, Tattletale May. In the new year, Columbus Children’s Theatre revisits the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, “Goldilocks and the Three


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Bears,” Jan. 12-22. It’s the theater’s own version of the story, which includes generous helpings of humor and audience participation. Not all of the children’s productions are so lighthearted. “Getting Near to Baby” Feb. 9-26 examines the impact the loss of a child has on a family as two young girls are sent to live with their aunt and uncle while their mother copes with her loss. The play is recommended for children 8 and older.

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A series of performances by the Columbus Jazz Orchestra promises to be a treat for the ears. “Lights, Camera, Action!” Oct. 26-30 is a tribute to the small screen, with a special guest appearance by former “Tonight Show” bandleader Kevin Eubanks. A seasonal performance of “Home for the Holidays” Nov. 30-Dec. 4 features critically acclaimed vocalist Helen Welch. The jazz orchestra marks Columbus’ Bicentennial with “Jazz Moves Columbus” On pointe Feb. 2-12. Joining forces BalletMet has plenty to offer with BalletMet, the dance aficionados this show celebrates the season. The audience takes city through a synthesis control Sept. 23-Oct. 8 in of music, movement “BalletMet OnDemand.” It and images. The features favorite works as original “Jazz Moves voted by BalletMet fans, as Columbus” won the well as pieces beloved by the Greater Columbus Arts company’s dancers. Gerard Council’s Artistic Charles also offers his own Excellence Award and favorites as he celebrates his was called 10th anniversary as the “groundbreaking” by company’s artistic director. the Columbus Dispatch. The dance troupe The Columbus presents a modern-day BalletMet and Symphony offers reimagining of one of the something for every world’s most famous operas, Columbus Jazz Orchestra musical taste through “Carmen,” Nov. 4-12. its Masterworks and Amedeo Amodio’s version Pops series. The tells the story of the Masterworks season opens Oct. 13 with performances of honorable soldier Don Jose, the proud toreador Escamillo and Jennifer Higdon’s “Blue Cathedral”—one of the mostCarmen, the woman they both love. performed contemporary orchestral works—and Carl Orff’s One of Columbus’ longtime holiday favorites, “The musical showcase “Carmina Burana,” which features the Nutcracker,” returns Dec. 9-23. The classical ballet—performed by Columbus Symphony Chorus, Columbus Children’s Choir a cast of more than 100 dancers to Tchaikovsky’s well-known and a trio of guest vocal soloists. score—follows the journey of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to The symphony’s “String Summit” Oct. 21-23 features the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Bartok’s “Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta,” The Wexner Center offers a unique work by Paris-based Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Bernstein’s “Serenade.” conceptual choreographer Jérôme Bel. He has created a number It’s followed by magnificent works from Russia Nov. 11-12 in of works in collaboration with notable dancers that illuminate the “Russian Soul.” dancers’ lives through words and movement. His latest project, “Dialogues” Nov. 18-20 examines the creativity that takes “Cédric Andrieux,” on Nov. 1 is a solo piece by the French-born place when symphony soloists perform artistically engaging dancer that traces the arc of his development on and off the stage.

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“dialogues” with each other and the orchestra ensemble. Works from Mozart and Brahms take center stage Jan. 6-7, and “Folk Roots” Jan. 20-21 celebrates the marriage of grand orchestral vision and intimate cultural voices. The orchestra also presents “Magnificent Mahler” Feb. 10-11 and “Symphonic Grandeur” Feb. 24-25. The Pops series opens Oct. 15 with “Opera to Broadway,” featuring audience favorites from both worlds. It’s followed by “Chairman of the Board: A Salute to Frank Sinatra” Nov. 5. This tribute to the late singer includes popular standards such as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Come Fly With Me” and “My Kind of Town.” The holiday season includes “Holiday Pops” Dec. 2-4, with the Columbus Symphony and Chorus performing some of the season’s mostloved holiday songs and carols. Don’t be surprised if Santa happens to make an appearance. On Jan. 28, the Pops present an allnew multimedia symphony show, “The Gershwins’ Here to Stay.” It features rarely seen visuals from the Gershwin archives, including family photos, artwork and privately held manuscripts. These visual elements will be woven into the evening as the symphony celebrates the enduring works of George and Ira Gershwin. More musical experiences are offered by the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Opening night takes place Oct. 8 with a performance by Stefan Jackiw, a rising star in the violin world. In “Voices from the Gallery” Nov. 12-13, ProMusica presents a unique program that blends visual and musical art with the narration of soprano Othalie Graham. The group celebrates the holidays with two events: The traditional “Messiah Sing-Along” Dec. 9 includes students and music directors from ProMusica’s partner high schools, while “Seasonal Surprises” Dec. 10-11 blends traditional and classic holiday favorites with more contemporary works. At its “Celebrate! A New Year’s Eve Concert” Dec. 31, the orchestra performs favorite Broadway tunes and songs from “old Vienna.” A champagne toast at intermission will kick off Columbus’ 2012 Bicentennial. The orchestra celebrates the Chinese New Year as well, with “Year of the Dragon” Jan. 21-22. It features Chinese pianist Di Wu performing Chopin and works by two of China’s rising-star composers. And the “Past Meets Present” Feb. 18-19 as ProMusica performs a selection spanning almost 300 years of musical history. ❙ Lawrence Houck


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Over the four-day holiday weekend, participating attractions offer discounts of 50 percent or more off admission to all guests holding an Experience Columbus Days flyer. Participants include: Columbus Food Adventures Columbus Italian Festival Columbus Museum of Art Columbus Zoo and Aquarium COSI Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Historic Roscoe Village Kelton House Museum & Garden Magic Mountain Fun Center Ohio History Center ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Santa Maria SegAway Tours of Columbus Shadowbox Live Wexner Center for the Arts the Wilds More than 50 locally owned and operated restaurants, all part of Dine Originals Columbus, will offer a 25 percent discount on food, as well.

Visit ExperienceColumbusDays.com for a list of participating partners and to print your Experience Columbus Days flyer. Show your printed flyer or call it up on your mobile phone to receive the discount.

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xciting activities and autumn go hand-in-hand in Columbus, where a full schedule of arts events, family fun and cultural festivities are sure to keep you entertained. You can raise a glass filled with local brew, take in works by an Italian Baroque master, see the spooky side of the Ohio Statehouse or explore the world with Dora and her friends—it’s all in Columbus this fall. Visit experiencecolumbus.com for a complete calendar of events, searchable by date, category and location. Or take a picture of this QR image with your smart phone—if you have the correct reader software, you’ll immediately link to the calendar. Want to keep up on what’s happening in Columbus? Subscribe to an RSS feed of events or sign up to receive Events to Experience emails, sent weekly, monthly and quarterly. And keep an eye out for even more great events in 2012, when Columbus celebrates its Bicentennial with a year of activities, festivals, arts presentations and special initiatives to engage visitors in the city of the future. For more information, visit 200Columbus.com. 18

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Hungry Planet: Local Food, Global View Explore global food cultures through large-scale photographs from the book What the World Eats, by Faith D’Aluisio and Peter Menzel. Plus, learn about local food trends, American eating habits and attitudes toward food through juried art installations, tastings, lectures, workshops, family activities and more. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 614-645-8733. THRU NOV. 12

“Legacy” The zany sketch performers of Shadowbox Live present “Legacy,” the inaugural show at the group’s new theater in the Brewery District. Enjoy a replay of the most memorable moments in the troupe’s 22-year history. Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., 614-416-7625. THRU NOV. 20

“Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See” Do objects have meaning? Decide for yourself at this innovative exhibit of historic yet controversial objects, such as Ohio’s former electric chair. Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., 614-297-2300.

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The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute Journey through more than 150 years of photography capturing the essence of the American soldier. Enlarged photographs cover Americans in conflict in the Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI and II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., 614297-2300. THRU MARCH 31

“Columbus Views” See the city through artistic eyes in this exhibit of works by native artists George Bellows, Emerson Burkhart, Edmund Kuehn, Robert Chadeayne and others who translated the charms of various spots in Columbus onto canvas. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 614-2214848. SEPT. 2-5

Greek Festival You’ll be yelling “Opa!” as you explore this celebration of all things Greek, from traditional dancing and music to freshly baked baklava. Take a tour of the mosaicfilled cathedral to learn how it was painstakingly decorated by hand. Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High St., 614224-9020.


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SEPT. 3-4 Take yourself out to the ballgame as it was played in the 1860s—with no gloves, no spitting and no swearing. These two days of family, food and fun mark the largest gathering of vintage base ball clubs in the country, with more than 25 clubs squaring off. Ohio History Center/Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Ave., 614-297-2300. SEPT. 3-5

29th Annual Labor Day Weekend Powwow Feel the pulsing rhythm of drums and watch dancers in traditional Native American dress. Arts, crafts and food also are among the weekend’s festivities. Newark Earthworks, 455 Hebron Rd., 614-443-6120. SEPT. 5

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival Peruse the wares of nearly 200 juried artists at this end-of-summer tradition— now in its 45th year—held in the northwest suburb of Upper Arlington. Kids’ activities, art lessons, refreshments and live entertainment will keep you busy. Northam Park, 2070 Northam Rd., 614-583-5310. SEPT. 9-10

Longaberger Heritage Days The Longaberger basket company hosts this party at its Homestead, located an hour east of Columbus in Frazeysburg. Families can enjoy live music, games, dining, prizes and basket making. Longaberger Homestead, 5563 Raiders Rd., 740-322-5588. SEPT. 10

Ohio Proud Fall Harvest

Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest

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Downtown Powell Street Market

Jazz on the Avenue: Committed

More than 125 vendors line the streets of Powell, a suburb just north of Columbus. Bring the entire family to the charming downtown area to shop for antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, plants, produce, edibles and more. Downtown Powell, 47 Hall St., 614-396-3336.

Committed, an all-male a cappella group that won NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” will perform a blend of pop, doo-wop, jazz, R&B and gospel music at the season’s first Jazz on the Avenue concert. The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 614-645-0642. SEPT. 15-OCT. 2

SEPT. 11

“Pinkalicious”

The Pointless Pursuit: A Quirky, Action Packed Urban Adventure!

Audiences of all ages will devour the tale of Pinkalicious, presented by the Columbus Children’s Theatre. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. She’s diagnosed with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. Will she figure out how to escape her predicament? Park Street Theatre, 512 N. Park St., 614-224-6672.

A combination scavenger hunt, adventure race and problem-solving experience, this event pits two-person teams against one another as they roam the city completing light-hearted, familyfriendly challenges. Whether they have to eat, do or find something, participants utilize teamwork and creativity to reach the finish line. Throughout Columbus, 614-204-2110.

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Union County Covered Bridge Festival Enjoy self-guided or bus tours of four historic covered bridges, a historic steel truss bridge and two new covered bridges as part of the annual arts and crafts event in downtown Marysville. Throughout Union County, 937-642-6279.

Celebrate Ohio’s bountiful harvest at this third annual al fresco dining experience. Guests whet their appetites with gardeninspired appetizers and herb-infused drinks, then stroll through the park to candlelit tables to dine on seasonal ingredients presented by area farmers, gardeners and artisan producers and creatively prepared by Central Ohio’s leading chefs. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 614-645-5923. SEPT. 16-17

Columbus Microbrew Festival

SEPT. 10-11 & 17-18

Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest Basket weaving, pumpkin carving and seasonal treats are among the offerings at Jungle Jack Hanna’s harvest festival at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Kid-friendly entertainment is on the agenda, and lots of animal friends are on hand. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., 614-645-3550.

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This foodie-friendly event features samples and sales by Ohio Proud companies. From salsas and mustards to butter toffee confections and ostrich burgers, all products are at least 50 percent raised, grown or processed in the Buckeye State. Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, 614-337-2200.

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Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival

“The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute”

Sample signature suds from local microbreweries including Barley’s Brewing Company, Columbus Brewing Company, Elevator Brewing Company, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Hoster Brewing Company, Neil House Brewery and Weasel Boy Brewing Company. Representatives will be on hand to answers questions about their drafts. North Market, 59 Spruce St., 614463-9664.

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SEPT. 17-DEC. 30

“Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow” This show is the first major survey of Rockman’s paintings, which tackle evolutionary history, theory and politics, often fusing fantasy and scientific fact. The exhibit’s 47 works include several monumentally scaled paintings. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 614-2923535. SEPT. 22

Little Brown Jug Considered one of the jewels in the triple crown of grand circuit harness racing, this exciting event brings the finest 3-year-old pacers in the country into competition. Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., 740-362-3851. SEPT. 23

Columbus Food & Wine Affair Grand Tasting

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Country Living Fair

WaterFire

The pages of Country Living magazine come to life during this fifth annual show and sale. Visitors can meet the editors while perusing more than 150 booths with antiques, vintage furnishings, gifts and collectibles. Enjoy food tastings, cooking demonstrations and crafting seminars. Ohio History Center/Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Ave., 937-808-5015.

Beginning at dusk, floating bonfires illuminate the Scioto River downtown as crowds gather to enjoy music and entertainment. This unique spectacle creates an opportunity for everyone to enjoy an evening out with the arts. Downtown riverfront around Genoa Park, 614-299-9221. SEPT. 17-18

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Arts in the Alley

India Festival

With more than 100 juried exhibitors, this festival celebrates a full gamut of artistic expression, from fine art and photography to jewelry and pottery. A variety of musical entertainment also will be featured. Grove City Town Center, Broadway and Park streets, 614-8759762.

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Sample samosas and shop for colorful saris at this annual celebration of Indian art, food, music and culture. Highlights include fireworks, business seminars, a health clinic, career fairs and performances. Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St., 877-342-6412.

The best in nibbles and vintages combine at this delicious annual event, which features hundreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from fine Columbus restaurants. Admission includes wine tastings, food and a souvenir wine glass. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 614-264-5505. SEPT. 23-25

Columbus Oktoberfest This annual celebration of fall and German culture features signature cream puffs and bratwurst from Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus, along with numerous other food vendors, bountiful beers, lively music, crafts and games. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 614-444-5908. SEPT. 23-OCT. 8

BalletMet On Demand Ever wanted to put together your own dance program? Here’s your chance to be a director for a day. This performance will feature favorite works voted on by BalletMet fans, as well as favorites of the dancers and artistic director Gerard Charles, who’s celebrating his 10th anniversary with the company. BalletMet Performance Space, 322 Mt. Vernon Ave., 614-469-0939. SEPT. 23-FEB. 5

“Monet to Matisse: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Sirak Collection” When acquired in 1991, the Howard C. and Babette L. Sirak Collection was saluted in ARTnews as one of the finest private collections in the world. View the entire collection of 78 works by masters such as Monet, Degas, Renoir and Cézanne during this anniversary show. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 614-221-4848. SEPT. 24-JAN. 8

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Ready? ¡Vámonos! Embark on an active adventure in the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her cousin Diego and their friends. Have fun with Dora and Diego while sharing, caring and helping others. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 614-228-2674.


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OCT. 7-10

The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day

Experience Columbus Days

See spirited show jumping by 30 of the best professional North American riders at this internationally sanctioned event. Enjoy regional and national entertainment for families, along with carnival rides, strolling performers, a petting zoo and arts and crafts. Wexner Residence, 1 Classic Dr., 614-939-3026. SEPT. 30

U NITE The city celebrates the college crowd with a “welcome back” festival along the downtown riverfront next to COSI. Students can hit the food carts, listen to a free concert and play games to win big prizes. Genoa Park, along Washington Boulevard, 614-461-8749.

OCT. 7-30

All American Quarter Horse Congress The world’s largest single-breed horse show—now in its 45th year—attracts more than 650,000 equine enthusiasts from across the country and houses more than 8,500 registered American Quarter Horses during its three-week run. Enjoy horse competitions, lectures, exhibitions, sales and live entertainment. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 740-943-2346.

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WaterFire

OCT. 14-15

Watch floating bonfires illuminate the Scioto River beginning at dusk and hear live entertainment (the Ladies of Longford perform Oct. 1). Downtown riverfront around Genoa Park, 614-299-9221.

Professional Bull Riders Some of the best bull riders in the country convene in the Arena District for two action-packed days of “the toughest sport on earth.” Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 800-745-3000.

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OCT. 14-16

Stroll along the Scioto River perusing works from more than 150 local and national artists. Catch nightly acts at the Riverfront Amphitheater. Genoa Park, along Washington Blvd., 614-461-7661.

Apple Butter Stirrin’ & Fall Harvest Festival

OCTOBER

Savor the sights, sounds and scents of autumn with a variety of artisans, crafters and musicians in a restored canal town. You’ll find a quilt raffle, contests, demonstrations, tours, canal boat rides and children’s activities. Historic Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman St., 800-877-1830.

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India Festival

This community-wide event features discounts at dozens of participating attractions and entertainment venues. Discounted event tickets and bargains at top area restaurants make it easy—and inexpensive—to experience Columbus. Throughout Central Ohio, 614-221-6623.

Columbus Italian Festival

OCT. 14-15 & 21-22

Pay homage to Italian-American culture at this annual celebration, which features live entertainment, delicious food, open-air markets, Italian dancing, a parade and a children’s area. There’s even an American Italian Idol vocal contest and bocce ball tournaments. Italian Village, 168 E. Lincoln St., 614-294-8259.

Haunted Statehouse Tours Meet figures from the past as you follow conductors with lanterns through the darkened hallways and chambers of the Ohio Statehouse. This historical tour is spooky, but appropriate for all members of the family. Ohio Statehouse, Broad and High streets, 614-752-9777.

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All Hallow’s Eve Travel back to the 19th century for a family Halloween celebration featuring fortune telling, crafts, games and a museum of oddities. Gather around the bonfire to hear “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and keep an eye out for the infamous Headless Horseman. Ohio History Center/Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Ave., 614-297-2300. OCT. 16

Columbus Marathon Cheer on more than 17,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair racers as they make their way through the streets of downtown and suburban Columbus, beginning at Broad and High streets in the heart of the city. Throughout downtown Columbus, 614-421-7866. OCT. 21-23 & 28-30

Boo at the Zoo Ghouls and goblins of all ages will delight in this festive Halloween celebration, which offers candy stations, magicians, a haunted train ride and other Halloween activities amid the zoo’s regular animal attractions. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., 614645-3550. OCT. 21-FEB. 5

“Caravaggio: Behold the Man!” Take advantage of this rare opportunity to view the work of the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio, whose powerful realism impacted a generation of European artists. This special exhibit commemorates the city’s Bicentennial as it celebrates the relationship between Columbus and its sister city, Genoa, Italy. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 614-221-4848.

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Millions of twinkling, eco-friendly LED lights set the stage for this annual winter wonderland, complete with Santa’s reindeer and plenty of hot chocolate. Indoor animal exhibits are open throughout the event, so visitors can pop inside to warm up and visit with the zoo’s furry and feathered residents. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., 614-645-3550. NOV. 19-JAN. 8

Holidays at the Conservatory

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium OCT. 27-29

NOV. 15

The Haunted Ship

Ohio Statehouse Open House and 150th Birthday Celebration

When you visit the full-scale replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship this Halloween, get set to have some ghostly adventures. Moored in the Scioto River downtown, this spooky ship is perfect for family fun. Santa Maria, 25 Marconi Blvd., 614-645-8760. OCT. 29

This birthday party/open house commemorates the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Ohio Statehouse. Special events provide an opportunity for all visitors to learn the history of the Statehouse, and tours will be conducted throughout the day. Ohio Statehouse, Broad and High streets, 888-644-6123.

Highball Halloween A cross between Carnivale and Mardi Gras—with a pinch of Halloween and a dash of artistic spirit—this evening’s festivities include outrageous costume contests, a Couture Costume Fashion Showdown for design professionals, a pet costume contest, the city’s hottest deejays, a kids’ zone and prizes. Short North Arts District, High Street just north of downtown, 614-299-8050.

NOVEMBER NOV. 5

Chairman of the Board: A Salute to Frank Sinatra

The Columbus International Film & Video Festival See the best in student, corporate and independent films from around the world during this multi-day festival. Now in its 59th year, the event is the longest-running film festival in the United States. Columbus College of Art & Design, 107 N. Ninth St., 614-444-7460. NOV. 17-DEC. 30

“Holiday Hoopla XX” Laugh along as this hilarious Columbus tradition pokes fun at our desire to make the holidays perfect. The comedy sketches are accompanied by rockin’ seasonal tunes from house band BillWho? and the sidesplitting musical send-up The Santa Babies. Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., 614-4167625.

NOV. 22-DEC. 11

“Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” Phoenix Theatre for Children presents the tale of New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, who fancied she could sing. She could not. Her eventual concert at Carnegie Hall illuminates the silliest and most poignant of human foibles—our own often-skewed vision of who we are. Studio Two Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., 614-469-0939. NOV. 30-DEC. 4

Columbus Jazz Orchestra: Home for the Holidays Celebrate the sounds of the season at the Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s annual holiday spectacular. Critically acclaimed vocalist Helen Welch joins artistic director Byron Stripling for a sleigh ride of holiday favorites and a special yuletide surprise. Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., 614-294-5200.

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The Columbus Symphony welcomes Matt Catingub to pay tribute to Frank Sinatra. Enjoy Ol’ Blue Eyes standards such as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Come Fly With Me” and “My Kind of Town.” Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 614228-8600.

NOV. 15-20

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with an elegant display of poinsettias, seasonal foliage, twinkling lights, the beloved Paul Busse model train and a magnificent gingerbread display. Weekly musical entertainment, enhanced evening activities and family programming ensure a merry holiday season for all. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 614-645-8733.

NOV. 5-6

Columbus International Festival Explore the cuisine, entertainment and arts and crafts of nearly 75 cultures from around the world. A children’s area offers demonstrations and activities for pint-size globe-trotters, while two performance stages offer continuous entertainment. Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St., 614-228-4010.

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Greek Festival

Annual Events Asian Festival, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614366-8214. May 20-27, 2012. Dragon Boat event at Genoa Park. Culinary activity. Insight into the past, present and future of Asian culture Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Franklin Park. Baby Bonanza & Kid’s Expo, P.O. Box 1862, 43065, 740-972-1471. Ohio’s largest maternity, baby and kid’s expo featuring a variety of exhibitors, entertainment, educational seminars and more! March 11, 2012, at Aladdin Shrine Event Center. BIA Parade of Homes, 495 Executive Campus Dr., 43082, 614-891-0575. June 2012. The BIA Parade of Homes is a single-site tour featuring the latest in new home construction, landscaping, interior design and technology. Buckeye Invitational, 3158 Kingsdale Center, 43221, 614-459-0400. Columbus’ premier men’s barbershop chorus. Special performance Sat., Aug. 13, 2011, with the Singing Buckeyes, quartets and Harmony Camp participants. Call for tickets and more information. Columbus Arts Festival, 100 E. Broad St., Ste. 2250, 43215, 614-224-2606. June 1-3, 2012, on the downtown riverfront. Columbus Food & Wine Affair, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-264-5505. Fri., Sept. 23, 2011, 6-10 p.m. Columbus Food & Wine Affair Grand Tasting—the best in extraordinary food and award-winning wines. Columbus International Festival, c/o UNAUSA Columbus Chapter, 43215, 614-228-4010. Nov. 5-6, 2011, at Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St. Featuring more than 200 exhibitors representing 75 countries with ethnic food, crafts and entertainment. Columbus Italian Festival, 720 Hamlet St., 43215, 614-294-8259. Oct. 7-9, 2011. $5 admission. Columbus Oktoberfest, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-444-5908. Sept. 23-25, 2011, at the Ohio Expo Center. Great music, food and shopping in an authentic Oktoberfest setting.

Dublin Irish Festival, 5620 Post Rd., 43017, 614-410-4545. August 2012. Featuring seven stages of music and dance, the Dublin Irish Festival is the place to be the first weekend in August. Enjoy Irish food, shopping and culture.

Ohioana Library Association, 274 E. First Ave., Ste. 300, 43201, 614-466-3831. The Ohioana Book Festival, to be held May 12, 2012, brings Ohio authors from all over the state and the nation to encourage the love of reading and writing.

First Night Columbus, 929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-299-8596. Downtown Columbus on New Year’s Eve. Come celebrate our community spirit, rich cultural heritage and the arts in a substance-free, family-friendly environment.

Origins Game Fair and Expo, 280 N. High St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-255-4500. May 30-June 3, 2012, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Four days of non-stop game playing for young and old, casual and serious game players.

German Village Haus und Garten Tour, 588 S. Third St., 43215, 614-221-8888. Tour 12 private homes and gardens in historic German Village. June 24, 2012, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; tickets $20. Visit Marketplatz in Schiller Park. Greek Orthodox Cathedral’s Greek Festival, 555 N. High St., 43215, 614-2249020. Experience the culture of Greece and the Orthodox Christian faith. Corner of Goodale Boulevard and North High Street. Labor Day weekend: Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.midnight; Sun., noon-midnight; Mon., 11 a.m.7 p.m. Jazz & Rib Fest, 1111 E. Broad St., Ste. 101, 43205, 614-645-6449. July 2012. The tantalizing aroma of ribs on the grill, mixed with vibrant jazz, makes a combination that is undeniably delicious. Located along the Arena District riverfront. Midwest Haunters Convention, P.O. Box 21371, 43221, 614-203-4626. June 8-10, 2012. The Midwest Haunters Convention is for haunted attraction producers, actors, artists, home haunters and Halloween shoppers. North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-4639664. July 13-15, 2012. Wine tasting, food, live music, cooking demos, Saturday farmers market, Sunday artisan market. Hours: Sat., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. Free admission; tasting fee. Ohio State Fair, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614644-3247. August 2012. Located at I-71 and 17th Avenue. Features free entertainment, great food, thrilling rides, exotic animals and the natural resources park.

Park Street Festival, 511 Park St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-975-1363. The Pointless Pursuit produced by The Warren Agency, 268 S. Cassady Ave., 43209, 614-204-2110. Sept. 11, 2011. One-day Amazing Race where teams of two solve clues to find bizarre challenges scattered throughout Columbus’ High Five districts. Cash and tons of great prizes. Red, White & Boom!, 929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-421-BOOM. July 3, 2012. The biggest and best Independence Day fireworks celebration in the Midwest with great music, sports activities, food, games and much more. Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival, 3600 Tremont Rd., 43221, 614-583-5310. Sept. 5, 2011. Fine arts and fine craft festival each Labor Day with performing arts and art activities for all ages to enjoy. Located at Northam Park in Upper Arlington. via Columbus, 929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-461-7661. Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011, at Genoa Park. WaterFire Columbus, 929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-299-9221. Magnificent array of bonfires on the Scioto River in Genoa Park on Washington Boulevard. For the complete 2011 burn schedule, visit www.waterfirecolumbus.com. Wildlights at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., P.O. Box 400, 43065, 614-645-3550. Nov. 18, 2011-Jan. 1, 2012. Winter festival; lights, skating and more. Price same as general zoo admission. Open: weekdays, 59 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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There’s no better time to experience Columbus. For the latest details on Bicentennial events, visit the official birthday website:

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hether this is your first visit to Columbus or your 51st, there are always new and exciting things to explore in the state’s capital. A great place to start is downtown, the indisputable heart of the city. Downtown’s endless attractions include sports venues, entertainment districts, family-friendly destinations and two impressive new parks. Read on for a guide to the best downtown has to offer. Refer to the map on page 9 for additional info and directions. DAN TRITTSCHUH

Arena District The popular Arena District is home to sports and entertainment venues, trendy restaurants and bars. This bustling neighborhood in the northwest corner of downtown includes Nationwide Arena, home to the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets and host of various concerts and events; Huntington Park, a sleek new stadium that houses the Columbus Clippers, Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians; The LC (Lifestyle Communities Pavilion), an innovative indoor/outdoor concert venue; and the plush Arena Grand Movie Theatre. Come nightfall, the area is a hotspot for young professionals looking for a night on the town. Adjacent to the Arena District is the historic North Market, a 135-year-old public market that houses 35 indoor

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vendors plus an outdoor farmers’ market on Saturday mornings during the growing season (April-November). Inside, you’ll find everything from artisan ice cream and handmade chocolates to exotic spices, specialty salsas and a huge variety of prepared foods.

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One of downtown’s newest attractions is Scioto Mile, an urban green space that runs along the east bank of the Scioto River. This mile-long attraction, which made its dazzling debut this summer, includes a broad promenade with porch swings, benches, free Wi-Fi and a series of fountains featuring bronze fish sculptures. Anchoring the southern end of the Mile is the newly renovated Bicentennial Park, which boasts a brandnew amphitheater, a casual cafe and a stunning interactive fountain with more than 1,000 jets of water. Near the northern tip of Scioto Mile, you’ll find a historic nod to the city’s namesake. The Santa Maria, a full-scale replica of one of Christopher Columbus’

three ships, is berthed near Battelle Riverfront Park. This floating history museum offers guided tours and evokes life at sea during the 1400s. The ship is open Wednesday-Sunday through October. On the opposite bank of the Scioto is COSI, named the No. 1 science center in the country for families by Parents magazine. Kids and adults alike will delight in fun, hands-on activities in areas such as Ocean, little kidspace and Gadgets. The venue also hosts rotating exhibits such as “Dora and Diego,” Sept. 24-Jan. 8, 2012. This interactive adventure explores the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animalrescuing cousin Diego and their friends. Just south of downtown, adjacent to the Brewery District, the Scioto riverbank is home to Scioto Audubon Metro Park. In addition to a nature center operated by Audubon Ohio, this 94-acre oasis features hiking trails, fishing spots, a dog park, bird-watching areas, a playground, sand volleyball courts and the largest free outdoor climbing wall in the country.

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True to its name, the Discovery District— running along the east side of downtown—houses a number of higher learning institutions, museums and cultural centers. Art enthusiasts will love the Columbus Museum of Art, which features a broad collection of American and European paintings, sculptures and photography. A major renovation recently converted the entire first floor into the Center for Creativity, a hub for interactive experiences that foster imagination and innovation. A special exhibit, “Caravaggio: Behold the Man!” Oct. 21-Feb. 5, 2012, pays tribute to the Italian artist. For an intimate art experience, check out the display spaces at the Columbus College of Art & Design. CCAD’s Canzani Center Gallery exhibits work by students and faculty members, and hosts traveling shows as well. See the school’s 132nd student exhibit through Sept. 24. Literary buffs will delight in the many book-oriented attractions in the district. The Thurber House, just east of the museum, is the restored home of author, humorist and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber, who lived there while attending The Ohio State University. The house acts as a living museum, with guided or self-guided tours. Nearby, the Columbus Center for Paper and Book Arts features a gallery, the European Papers Studio Shop and space for classes in paper arts, bookbinding, collage, calligraphy and more. The Columbus Metropolitan Library was chosen “best in the nation” by Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings. The library system has more than 3 million items in its collection and is one of the most-used in the country. The main branch downtown is a stunning, neoclassical edifice built in 1907. Don’t miss the unique Topiary Park, which re-creates Georges Seurat’s painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” in life-size topiary figures. With 54 topiaries of people and 13 of other figures (including three dogs and a cat), the park is the only such re-creation in the world. The Kelton House Museum once was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Take a Sunday tour to hear about life in the 19th century for the prominent Kelton family who lived there. African-American cultural and performing arts are highlighted at The King Arts Complex. Artists such as Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and Roberta Flack have performed at the center, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The complex offers a full schedule of exhibitions and 26

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Topiary Park performances celebrating the AfricanAmerican experience. Its Open House Jan. 16, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, is filled with activities for the whole family.

The city’s center At the heart of downtown lie some major historical and governmental attractions. The Ohio Statehouse at Capitol Square is a can’t-miss for political aficionados and lovers of fine architecture. Open daily, the building’s design includes a stunning rotunda with a stained-glass rendering of the state seal in its skylight. Of course, the political scene is worthy of note as well; the chambers of the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate are housed within, and the Statehouse Museum features interactive multimedia exhibits depicting the work of Ohio’s government. Just south of the Statehouse is Columbus Commons, a new, nine-acre park that opened this spring. With a hand-carved carousel, a cafe, an outdoor reading room run by the Columbus Metropolitan Library, gardens designed by Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, free Wi-Fi and a full schedule of special events, Columbus Commons truly is an oasis in the midst of the city. The Vern Riffe Center nearby is home to several performing-arts theaters as well as the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery. The gallery showcases the talent of Ohio artists and the collections of the state’s museums and galleries and offers free admission. Works created outdoors are on display through Oct. 16 in “Natural Light: Paintings by Ohio Plein Air Society.” Four beautifully restored historic theaters also can be found throughout

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downtown. The visually stunning Ohio, Palace, Southern and Lincoln theaters host a full roster of concerts, dance performances and plays by both visiting artists and homegrown talent. They’re operated by the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, better known as CAPA.

Around downtown The downtown area is flanked on the north and south by three distinct and charming neighborhoods. To the north is the Short North Arts District, Columbus’ version of New York City’s SoHo. Along this bustling stretch of High Street, you’ll find locally owned eateries and boutiques, as well as the art galleries for which the district was named. If you’re visiting on the first Saturday of the month, head out between 4 and 11 p.m. for the Short North Gallery Hop. Shops and galleries stay open late for this festive event, which always draws a crowd. Just south of downtown, you’ll find German Village, a historic neighborhood with quaint brick streets and sidewalks. Originally settled by 19th-century German immigrants, the area is popular for its restaurants, shops and self-guided walking tours. It is a nationally recognized historic preservation district filled with charming Queen Anne and Italianate-style homes. Stop by the German Village Society visitor center at 588 S. Third St. for maps and information on guided group tours. Adjacent to German Village to the west is the Brewery District. Visit the Columbus Brewing Company and sample its ales made on the spot. When night falls, catch a show at Shadowbox Live, a truly unique and creative sketch comedy and rock ’n’ roll troupe. ❙ Emma Frankart


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Amusement and Games KDB–Easton, 165 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-418-7149. Lazer Kraze, 459 Orange Point Dr., 43035, 740-548-7788. Features Columbus’ largest and only multi-level laser tag arena, Zero Gravity inflatables, huge arcade and Xbox gaming. Great for parties, group and corporate events.

Sequoia Pro Bowl, 5501 Sandalwood Blvd., 43229, 614-446-2683. Bowling plus tons of extras. Party room, bar, food, game room, billiards, cornhole, keno and lots of fun. Try something different. Convenient location, close to everything.

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Ten Pin Alley, 5499 Constitution Blvd., 43026, 614-876-2475. Located in downtown Hilliard. Experience boutique bowling, sand volleyball and our bar and restaurant. www.tenpinalleyandspikes.com.

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Zoombezi Bay Water Park, 4850 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550. Zoombezi Bay is a combination water/amusement park that is part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Art Galleries The Art Initiative, 1568 N. High St., 43201, 614-247-7050. Art gallery and performance space. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway. Caterina Ltd., European Housewares, Art & Gifts, 571 S. Third St., 43215, 614-224-7224. This charming European import boutique showcases local artists in rotating exhibits in upstairs galleries. Now: impressionist Susan Astleford and glass artist Serge Lashutka. Columbus College of Art & Design, 107 N. Ninth St., 43215, 614-224-9101. The downtown campus features a 100-foot-tall ART sculpture and six galleries. Galleries open: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thur., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 15 p.m. Free admission. www.ccad.edu. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, 131 N. High St., 43215, 614-744-8110. Exhibits the works of individuals affected by mental illness/substance abuse disorders. Hawk Galleries, 153 E. Main St., 43215, 614-225-9595. View museum-caliber works of art by Chihuly, Tagliapietra, Ries, Blank, Marioni and Paley in an elegant 5,000-sq.-ft. gallery in downtown Columbus. Open: Tues.Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.

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North Market Ohio Art League, 1552 N. High St., 43201, 614299-8225. Art gallery replete with Ohio artists’ works. Unique and original art created here, for the seasoned art lover and all visitors to see. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway.

Columbus Children’s Theatre, 512 Park St., 43215, 614-224-6672. We strive to inspire and enrich the lives of children and their families through live theatre and theatre education. Live productions July-May. Classes offered year-round.

Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, 77 S. High St., 43215, 614-644-9624. Downtown, across from the Ohio Statehouse on High Street. Featuring contemporary mixed-media, folk art, painting and craft exhibitions. Free admission.

The Columbus Symphony, 55 E. State St., Fifth Floor, 43215, 614-228-9600. Classical, CSO One Group Pops, concerts for families at the Ohio Theatre, September-June. Picnic with the Pops and Popcorn Pops in the summer.

The Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-9923. Located at The Ohio State University on the corner of North High Street and 15th Avenue. Contemporary arts center. Exhibitions, films, music, theater, dance, cafe and store.

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Jazz Arts Group and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, 930 N. High St., 43201, 614-2945200. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra is led by trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling and presents more than 40 concerts each season at the historic Southern Theatre (SeptemberMay).

BalletMet Columbus, 322 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43215, 614-586-8665. Dare to be moved by the dance company that The New York Times proclaimed “mesmerizing.” Experience the best in classical and contemporary dance in downtown Columbus.

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CATCO (Contemporary American Theatre Company), 77 S. High St., Second Floor, 43215, 614-461-1383. Central Ohio’s professional theater company. Performances in the Vern Riffe Center and Studio One Theatre, September-June.

The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203, 614-645-0630. Featuring dance, theater and entertainment in a 444-seat theater.

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Greater Columbus Arts Council, 100 E. Broad St., Ste. 2250, 43215, 614-224-2606. Your guide to cultural events and organizations in Central Ohio. columbusarts.com.

Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre, 966 S. High St., 43206, 614-842-2583. Interactive comedy/murder mystery play and four-course dinner. Regularly scheduled shows: Fri., 8 p.m. and Sat., 6:30 p.m. Prepaid reservations required. Check website for details. Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), 55 E. State St., 43215, 614-7196624. CAPA is a not-for-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment, in operation for more than 40 years.

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The Mascot Organization LLC, 65 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Ste. E, 43085, 614-846-4726. #1 choice for help with new/existing mascot marketing. Professional talent, costume management and event logistics. Anyone can make a mascot stand up; we make them stand out. The Ohio State University Department of Theatre, 1089 Drake Center, 1849 Cannon Dr., 43210, 614-292-5821. We celebrate the development and creation of new performance work while maintaining connections to our history through productions of classic, modern and contemporary texts.


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Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614416-7625. A sketch comedy and rock-n-roll club. Open Wed.-Sun. year-round. Singing Buckeyes, P.O. Box 21807, 43221, 614-459-0400. Annual show in April at Upper Arlington High School. Buckeye Invitational and Harmony Youth Camp in August. Year-round events. The Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-3535. Located at The Ohio State University on the corner of North High Street and 15th Avenue. International dance, theater, music and jazz. www.wexarts.org.

Beer, Wine and Spirits Brothers Drake, 26 E. Fifth Ave., 43201, 614388-8756. Camelot Cellars, 958 N. High St., 43201, 614441-8860. On-premise winery with tasting bar, retail sales, gifts and gallery.

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Columbus Brewing Company, 535 Short St., 43215, 614-224-3626. Middle West Spirits, 1230 Courtland Ave., 43201, 614-299-2460. Raven’s Glenn Winery & Italian Restaurant, 56183 Cty. Rd. 143, West Lafayette, 43845, 740-545-1000. “Ohio’s Crown Jewel of Wineries� is located east of Columbus. For more details of this unique winery and restaurant, visit www.ravensglenn.com. Rockmill Brewery, 5705 Lithopolis Rd. N.W., Lancaster, 43130, 310-755-4097. Via Vecchia Winery, 485 S. Front St., 43215, 614-893-5455. Making wines without compromise; wines that are truly “beyond the bottle.� Watershed Distillery LLC, 1145 Chesapeake Ave., Ste. D, 43212, 614-357-1936. Wyandotte Winery, 4640 Wyandotte Dr., 43230, 614-476-3624. Hand crafted wines, tastings, gift shop, group events, private labels, winery tours, event space for private parties. Come taste the fun.

Casino Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino & Racetrack, 1 S. Stone St., Wheeling, WV 26003, 304232-5050. Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker and Big Six.

Cinemas Arena Grand Movie Theatre, 175 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-469-1074. Downtown movie theaters featuring stadium seating, full bar and cafe. Most unique meeting venue in Columbus; perfect for special events and private screenings for four to 400+. Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., 43201, 614-545-2250. Seven-screen movie theatre, multi-purpose room, bistro and bar. Located in South Campus Gateway, across from The Ohio State University. Marcus Cinema Pickerington, 1776 Hill Rd., 43147, 614-759-6500. Located south of I-70 off St. Rte. 256. All stadium seating and digital sound.

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Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St., 43201, 614-461-5483. America’s longest continually running rock club. Check the schedule at www.promowestlive.com. Value City Arena/Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., 43210, 614-688-8408. 20,000-seat multi-purpose venue on The Ohio State University campus. Hosts concerts, family shows and major touring attractions. Get the latest at www.schottensteincenter.com.

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Entertainment Districts Arena District, 375 N. Front St., Ste. 200, 43215, 614-857-2336. Located downtown, one block west of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Surrounding Nationwide Arena is Columbus’ premier sports, dining and entertainment destination, featuring an eightscreen movie theater, indoor/outdoor concert venue and several exciting bars and restaurants. Visit www.arena-district.com.

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Discovery District, P.O. Box 1594, 43216, 614255-2273. Located in the eastern portion of downtown. Home of higher education institutions, cafes, one of Columbus’ most loved parks and various nonprofit organizations. Explore the Avenue, Grandview Avenue, between First and Fifth streets, 43212, 614-4882009. German Village, 588 S. Third St., 43215, 614221-8888. Located six blocks south of the Ohio Statehouse and south of I-70 (Third and Fourth street exits). Restored 19th-century community containing beautifully renovated homes, shops and restaurants. Center open year-round. www.germanvillage.com. Longaberger Homestead, One Market Square, 1500 E. Main St., Newark, 43055, 740-322-5588. Stop by Longaberger Homestead for a basketmaking tour and to make your own basket. While here, visit our several shops, including the Factory Store, and grab a bite to eat. Short North Arts District, 1126 12⁄ -A N. High St., 43201, 614-299-8050. Columbus’ premier arts, dining and shopping district. North side of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Ohio’s most acclaimed Gallery Hop first Saturday each month. “Columbus Cool,” New York Times Magazine.

Guided Tours American Whistle Corporation, 6540 Huntley Rd., 43229, 614-846-2918. Visit the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the U.S. Learn interesting facts about whistles and see some fascinating machinery. Everyone leaves with a shiny new whistle! Anthony-Thomas Candy Company, 1777 Arlingate Ln., 43228, 614-274-8405. Located at I-270 and Roberts Road. Visit one of the largest family-owned candy-making facilities in the U.S. and shop for delicious chocolates. Summer open house for individuals (JuneAugust) on Tues. and Thur., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. All other times open to group tours only. Reservations required. Retail Shoppe, Mon.Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Capital City Tours, 2554 Zollinger Rd., 43221, 614-326-0942. Offering step-on guide service for group tours of the city. Choose from a number of thematic tours, showing you the best of Columbus. New: Columbus during the Civil War.


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Columbus Food Adventures, 43215, 614-4403177. Small group, guided food tours of Columbus. Offering a variety of delicious itineraries including taco truck, ethnic food, dessert and Short North walking tours.

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Columbus Historical Society, 51 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614-224-0822. A gallery of rotating exhibits explores the unique history of Columbus. Open: Tues.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Free admission. Guided city tours, lectures and events are also offered.

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Columbus Landmarks Foundation, 61 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614-221-0227. Columbus Landmarks offers walking tours of historic neighborhoods and downtown; historic tavern tours; ghost tours; and other architectural tours. Seven events. Eastern Ohio Tours LLC, 948 Second St., Adams Mills, 43821, 740-754-1833. Finding Columbus, LLC, 847 Cherrydale Ave., 43207, 614-484-2337, 800-497-8257. Personal tours of Columbus for groups of five people or fewer. We travel through charming old neighborhoods as well as new. Highlight Tours last approximately three hours. German Village Society, 588 S. Third St., 43215, 614-221-8888. Located south of I-70 (Third and Fourth street exits). Individuals welcome to come into visitor center. For groups, comprehensive tours of the area are available with two weeks’ advance notice. Tours last one to three hours and range from $2-$12 per person. www.germanvillage.com. Graeter’s Ice Cream, 2555 Bethel Rd., 43220, 614-442-7622. Columbus’ best ice cream, factory tours and indoor children’s play area; 11 stores locally. Open until 10 p.m. daily, 11 p.m. during the summer. www.graeters.com/columbus.

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Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson St., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-385-9477. Fast, fun and exhilarating, this 212⁄ to 3 hour spectacular adventure offers nature lovers and thrill seekers alike, ages 10 and up, the unique opportunity to zip through the treetops. Krema Nut Company, 1000 W. Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-4131. Manufacturer of allnatural peanut butter. Longaberger Homestead, 5563 Raiders Rd., Frazeysburg, 43822, 740-322-5718. Located 50 minutes east of Columbus on St. Rte. 16 near Dresden. Basketmaking manufacturing tour; shopping, dining and entertainment. Open: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.6 p.m. Free admission. Phoenix Bat Company, 7801 Corporate Blvd., Ste. E, Plain City, 43064, 614-873-7776. See professional wood bats made on the most advanced bat making machine in the world. One-hour guided tours through the bat making process include a custom engraved mini bat. Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-444-5908. Columbus landmark. Colorful, European fun and great food. SegAway Tours of Columbus, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-222-3005. Glide through the sites of downtown Columbus on a Segway. During your two-hour tour you will explore the Short North Arts District, Arena District and parks along the Scioto.

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Historical Sites Historic Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, 43812, 740-623-6553. Located in a charming restored Ohio canal town in east Central Ohio on state routes 16 and 83. Open seven days a week, year-round for shopping, dining, lodging and festivals. Ohio Statehouse, Broad and High streets, 43215, 614-728-2130. Located in the heart of downtown Columbus. The beautifully restored pre-Civil War-era structure is open daily for browsing or free guided tours. Visit www.ohiostatehouse.org. SegAway Tours of Columbus, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-222-3005. Welcome to SegAway Tours of Columbus, where you will enjoy the thrill of riding on a Segway i2 while discovering the charm and history of Columbus. Training included.

Museums Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-6801. Located off I-71 and Broad Street. Late 19th- and early 20th-century American and European art and exhibitions. Open Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thur., 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Adults $6; seniors and students (6+) $4; children (5 and younger) free. Admission is free all day on Sun. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-228-2674. COSI is Columbus’ dynamic hands-on science center and was recently named the #1 science center in the country by Parents magazine. COSI features more than 300 interactive exhibits. Early Television Museum, 5396 Franklin St., 43026, 614-771-0510. Located on the west side of Columbus in Hilliard. Rare television sets on display. Heritage Museum of Kappa Kappa Gamma, 530 E. Town St., P.O. Box 38, 43216, 614-2286516. Italianate mansion built in 1852; Civil War home to Gov. David Tod; Victorian rooms depict lifestyle and era. Open: Wed.-Thurs., 1-4 p.m. Other times by appointment. Jack Nicklaus Museum, 2355 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-247-5959. Located at The Ohio State University sports complex. Museum honoring Jack Nicklaus and golf history. Open: Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, $10; students, $5. Kelton House Museum & Garden, 586 E. Town St., 43215, 614-464-2022. Beautiful Victorianera house museum that was a haven for runaway slaves. Open Sun., 1-4 p.m. Call for hours Mon.-Fri. Adult $6; senior $4; child $2. www.keltonhouse.com.

Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-2319. Discover Ohio’s story and its people. Open: Thur., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, $8; students and children, $4. Santa Maria, Battelle Riverfront Park, on Marconi Boulevard north of West Broad Street, 43215, Office: 614-645-8760; Ship: 614-645-0351. Full-scale replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship, offering 45-minute educational tours. Fun, familyfriendly. Open April-Oct. Adults, $4; youth (5-17), $2.50.

Night Life 343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar, 343 N. Front St., 43215, 614-621-9453. A&R Music Bar, 391 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-4615483. Live performances by great local bands. Check the schedule at www.promowestlive.com. Bar Louie Arena District, 504 N. Park St., 43215, 614-220-0900. Never a cover charge. Daily drink and shot specials. Voted “Best Pick-Up Bar.” Lots of TVs for games and fights. Huge patio with firepit. Mezzanine with private bar.

The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203, 614-645-5464. Performing and cultural arts facility. Gallery open: Tues.-Sat., 1-4 p.m.; Tues. and Thur., 5-7 p.m.

The Big Bang, 401 N. Front St., Ste. 95, 43215, 614-233-9999. Columbus’ best all-request, rock-n-roll dueling piano show. The Big Bang is a premiere destination for birthdays, anniversaries, corporate parties and all special events.

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, 13515 Yarmouth Dr., 43147, 614-856-2222. Off I-70 and St. Rte. 256, south to St. Rte. 204, left to Yarmouth Drive. Exhibiting the history of America’s motorcycling sport and industry. Varied admission rates apply.

Char-Bar, 439 N. High St., 43215, 614-2259439. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Pool, darts, juke box. Open daily, 3 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Motts Military Museum, 5075 S. Hamilton Rd., 43125, 614-836-1500. The Motts Military Museum brings military history into its proper perspective by the collection and preservation of personal stories and memorabilia from the men and women who served in our military forces. 32

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Park Street Complex, 525, 527 and 533 Park St., 43215, 614-975-1363. Park Street Patio, 533 Park St., 43215, 614975-1363. Park Street Saloon, 525 Park St., 43215, 614477-7255. Come for dinner, stay for the party. Saloon is a unique bar and dining experience featuring live dueling pianos and DJs. Located within Park Street Complex.

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Parks and Gardens Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-6458733. Two miles east of downtown. “Blooms & Butterflies� thru Sept. 11; “Hungry Planet� Aug. 20-Nov. 6; Chihuly glass installations and daily glassblowing demos. Cafe, gift shop, free parking. Adults $11, seniors and students $9, children (3-17) $6. Open daily 10 a.m.5 p.m. Topiary Park, 480 E. Town St., 43215, 614645-0197. Corner of East Town Street and Washington Boulevard. Seurat’s “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte� painting sculpted in topiary; visitor center and gift shop. Open daily. Free admission. www.topiarypark.org.

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Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau, 9 S. High St., Dublin, 43017, 800-245-8387. Visit Dublin, where Irish is an attitude. Just northwest of Columbus. Closest hotels to Columbus Zoo, home of the Dublin Irish Festival, PGA Memorial Tournament and 14 hotels. Fairfield County Visitors and Convention Bureau, 124 W. Main St., Ste. 200, Lancaster, 43130, 740-654-5929. Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau, 181 Granville St., Ste. 200, 43230, 614-418-9114. Experience nostalgic Americana, just minutes from downtown Columbus. Paddle boat rides, waterfront eateries, quaint shops, historic landmarks, unique attractions, familyoriented. Grandview Marble Cliff Area Chamber of Commerce, 1258-B Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-0196. Chamber of commerce.

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Greater Licking County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 455 Hebron Rd., St. Rte. 79, Heath, 43056, 740-345-8224. Rural charm, sophisticated flair, feeling of being welcome. Fabulous lodging, country inns, quaint B&Bs. History, the arts, waterparks, theatre and shopping. Fun for days. Grove City Area Visitors & Convention Bureau, 3378 Park St., Grove City, 43123, 614539-8747. Grove City is six miles from downtown Columbus. Reynoldsburg Visitor & Community Activities Bureau, P.O. Box 357, 43068, 614866-4888. Located on I-70, 12 miles east of downtown Columbus. Home of the Tomato Festival, Livingston House Park and Museum and the Mount Carmel Fitness Challenge. www.visitreynoldsburg.com. Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 124 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, 44663, 330-602-2420. Official tourism bureau for Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 227 E. Fifth St., Marysville, 43040, 937-6426279. Union County has small town charm and hospitality. See covered bridges, Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway, unique restaurants and shops. 30 minutes from downtown Columbus. Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 428 W. Liberty St., Wooster, 44691, 330-264-1800. Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau, 20 W. Main St., 43081, 614-794-0401. Located 20 minutes northeast of downtown Columbus, exits 27 and 29 off I-270 and Exit 121 off I-71. Shopping district, eateries, antiques, arts, festivals, museums and gardens. www.visitwesterville.org.

Wildlife Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3579. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a world of adventure that does a world of good. The zoo is home to more than 8,800 animals representing 650 species from around the globe. the Wilds, 14000 International Rd., Cumberland, 43732, 740-638-5030. Board a safari transport to view rare and endangered animals living in an open-range habitat at this 10,000-acre conservation center in southeast Ohio. Open select days May-Oct.

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f you haven’t yet heard about Columbus’ exciting culinary scene, you’re in for a delicious discovery. With a plethora of independently owned eateries and innovative chefs, Columbus is a veritable medley of dining delights. And don’t expect to find only American fare here; a wide variety of ethnic cuisine is ready to take your taste buds on a global tour. Italian eateries abound in Columbus, and there’s far more to them than cheesy pizza and tomato-sauced spaghetti. Just north of downtown in the Short North Arts District, Rigsby’s Kitchen serves sophisticated seasonal dishes inspired by Italy and the Mediterranean. Try

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International Fare offerings such as burrata (fresh mozzarella with grilled prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and tomato conserva); handmade potato gnocchi with Bolognese sauce; and pollo alla mattone, a half chicken cooked under a brick with truffle mashed potatoes and baby carrots. Also in the Short North, Marcella’s (which has a second location near Polaris Fashion Place) has a great selection of small plates meant to be shared; braised veal meatballs are a perennial favorite. Cozy Basi Italia, tucked away on a side street in nearby Victorian Village, features a seasonally changing menu that showcases fresh, simple ingredients. If you’re in the downtown area, don’t miss Due Amici. Its popular weekend brunch

includes an extensive Bloody Mary bar, while the dinner menu focuses on classic dishes with ingredients such as housemade mozzarella. Downtown selections also include The Spaghetti Warehouse, where seating options include a genuine trolley car, and Martini Modern Italian, which offers a unique cocktail menu (Italian grapefruit gimlet, anyone?) in addition to Italian classics in a highenergy, cosmopolitan setting. Italian favorites also can be found at TAT Ristorante di Famiglia, located on the city’s east side, and Brio Tuscan Grille, with locations at Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Place. If you need more meals from the Mediterranean, Mykonos Gyros in the

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Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro serves dishes from Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand and Mongolia, along with a seasonal cocktail menu. If your tastes run to Indian food, don’t miss Indian Oven. Consistently voted the best Indian restaurant in Columbus Monthly’s annual readers’ poll, this stylish downtown spot dishes up Indian and Bengali classics such as shahi paneer (homemade cheese cubes cooked in a creamy sauce) and Tandoori chicken tikki masala, roasted in a clay oven. For a unique change of pace, stop by Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, just north of The Ohio State University. Gather around a shared tray for a communal dining experience with friends. Among the traditional Ethiopian fare is yebeg wat (spiced lamb with berbere sauce) and debinja (eggplant cooked with tomato, onion and pepper). Most dishes are served with injera—a flat, sourdough-like bread used in place of utensils to scoop up food. If European fare is more your style, never fear: Columbus has plenty to offer. For traditional French cuisine, The Refectory on the city’s northwest side can’t be beat. Order the roasted quail stuffed with mushrooms and corn, served with a confit of shallot bordelaise, and finish with a brandy and a seasonal soufflé. If you prefer a more American spin on French

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cooking, stop by Bon Vie Bistro and Bar at Easton Town Center for chicken crepes with cremini mushrooms, spinach, Gruyere cheese and Mornay sauce, then enjoy a classic vanilla bean crème brûlée. The best German dishes can be found, naturally, in German Village. Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus is a favorite with visitors; the Bahama Mama beef and pork sausages are legendary, along with the eatery’s giant cream puffs. Head to nearby Juergen’s Bakery and Restaurant if you haven’t gotten your fill of sweet confections; you’ll have a tough time deciding between the éclairs, sugar pretzels and cheesy rolls. Take a tour of the United Kingdom by sampling the city’s British and Irish pubs. Pub Polaris offers fish and chips, as well as shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash and other traditional British pub grub. For an Irish menu, check out Claddagh Irish Pub at Polaris or in the Brewery District, just south of downtown. Consider the traditional corned beef and cabbage, Guinness BBQ ribs or bangers and champ (pork sausages with mashed potatoes and onion gravy). For more Americanized food in an Irish setting, stop by Callahan’s Irish Tavern in the Arena District or McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon in the lively South Campus Gateway. Head south of the border (the American border, that is) at Mad Mex in South Campus Gateway. Popular with both the college crowd and locals, Mad Mex has margarita specials that simply can’t be beat. Start off with a plate of nachos piled high with all the fixings, then chow down on a specialty burrito or enchilada. If you can’t pick just one culinary style, why not stop by the North Market? Situated between downtown and the Short North, the North Market has prepared food vendors offering everything from Belgian waffles to Polish pierogi. Visit Mozart’s North Market Bakery, which also has a location in Clintonville, for a selection of luscious European-inspired tortes, pastries and cookies. For a true culinary tour of the city, check out Columbus Food Adventures, which offers several themed tours. The Alt Eats tour makes five stops and introduces you to the traditional cuisines of Vietnam, Somalia and Southern India, among others. And for a true view of Columbus’ street fare, look into the Taco Truck tour, which includes five tasty Mexican food carts around town. ❙ Emma Frankart


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FOOD&DRINK Locations Downtown – Arena District 343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar, 343 N. Front St., 43215, 614-621-9453. bd’s mongolian barbeque, 295 Marconi Blvd., 43215, 614-586-0077. Asian cuisine, interactive dining. Create your own stir-fry. Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza, 191 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-229-4275. With 15 plasma televisions, Boston’s is the only true sports bar in the Arena District. Pizza, pasta, salads and a great kids’ menu. Full bar with 12 beers on tap and full dining room.

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Buca di Beppo, 343 N. Front St., 43215, 614621-3287. Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience. Buca serves modern Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Callahan’s Irish Tavern , 520 Park St., 43215, 614-223-1200. An authentic Irish pub in the Arena District. Open Tues.-Fri., 4 p.m.2:30 a.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 401 N. Front St., 43215, 614-246-2900. Located in the Arena District. Featuring awardwinning American cuisine with bold international flavors and authentic German beer, brewed fresh on-premise. Open for lunch. Max & Erma’s/Crowne Plaza, 55 Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-228-5555. Max & Erma’s has been serving All-American favorites since 1972. Michael O’Toole’s Restaurant & Bar, 89 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-586-4585. Outstanding fish & chips, prime rib, French dip, steakburgers, salads, pastas, fresh fish and more. Full bar with craft and import beers, wine, Scotch and after dinner drinks. Sunny Street Cafe, 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-222-3008. Best breakfast and best value lunch downtown. With a private boardroom for 50+ and our experienced staff, catered and corporate events are ideal. Corporate boxed lunch menus.

Downtown – Brewery District Claddagh Irish Pub, 585 S. Front St., 43215, 614-224-1560. Irish pub and restaurant near German Village, featuring daily drink specials, traditional Irish music every Sunday and all the soccer you could ever want. Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant, 525 Short St., 43215, 614-464-BREW. Brewery District. Restaurant and brewery offering a variety of award-winning food, hand crafted beer, free parking, upscale casual atmosphere, large menu selection and patio seating.

Downtown – Columbus 3 Babes & A Baker, P.O. Box 164449, 43216, 614-875-7711.

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Barrio Tapas Lounge, 185 N. High St., 43215, 614-220-9141. Inspired by the tastes, smells and festive atmosphere of Latin America and Spain, Barrio, a true tapas restaurant, aims to further instill Columbus with a sense of community. Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace, 248 S. Fourth St., 43215, 614-824-4673. Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus, 161 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-0500. Located between Spring and Long streets. Brew restaurant with upscale dining. Historic setting with magnificent back bar. Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.midnight; Fri., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; closed Sun.

Flatiron Bar & Diner, 129 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-0033. Located at the corner of Nationwide Boulevard and North Fourth Street. American, barbeque, Cajun/Creole cuisine. Classic diner fare; lunch and dinner. Open: Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.11 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-midnight; Sat., 5 p.m.midnight; Sun., 5-10 p.m. www.flatironcolumbus.com. High Street Grill, 310 S. High St., 43215, 614220-7007. In the tradition of a great neighborhood restaurant, we take the finest local ingredients and integrate them into an accessible everyday culinary experience. Parking validated.

Indian Oven Restaurant, 427 E. Main St., 43215, 614-220-9390. Bengali and Indian cuisine; Columbus’ best. Open: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 1-10 p.m. Closed Sun. and weekdays 3-5 p.m. Latitude 41, 50 N. Third St., 43215, 614-2285050. Located in the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Modern American cuisine made from local ingredients. M, 2 Miranova Pl., 43215, 614-629-0000. Upscale, contemporary, energetic and dramatic; M brings 21st-century dining to Central Ohio. Open: Mon.-Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., closed.

Dining by cuisine American

343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar (Downtown – Arena District All American Hamburgers (Downtown – Columbus Convention Center) Bar Louie (Downtown – Short North) Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits (Downtown – Short North) Bob Evans Restaurant (East – Gahanna, North – Grandview Heights and North – Westerville) Buckeye Hall of Fame (North – Grandview Heights) California Pizza Kitchen (East – Easton and North – Polaris) Cameron’s American Bistro (North – Worthington) Cap City Fine Diner (North – Grandview Heights and East – Gahanna) Champps Americana (North – OSU) Chicken ’n Eggs (Downtown – Columbus Convention Center) Columbus Brewing Company (Downtown – Brewery District) DeepWood (Downtown – Short North) Der Dutchman Restaurant (West – Plain City) Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace (Downtown) Dutch Kitchen (West – Plain City) Eddie George’s Grille 27 (North – OSU) Fame’s Diner (Downtown – Columbus Convention Center) G. Michael’s American Bistro & Bar (Downtown – German Village) Golden Corral (North – Dublin) Gooeyz (North – OSU) High Street Grill (Downtown) House Wine (North – Worthington) Hubbard Grille (Downtown – Short North) KBD (East – Easton) Knead (Downtown – Short North) Latitude 41 (Downtown) M (Downtown) Max & Erma’s (Downtown – Arena District and Downtown – German Village)

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Michael O’Toole’s Restaurant & Bar (Downtown – Arena District) Panera Bread (East – Easton and North – Polaris) Potbelly Sandwich Works (North – OSU) Raising Cane’s (East – Gahanna, North – Columbus and North – OSU) The River Club at Confluence Park (Downtown) Starliner Diner (West – Hilliard) Sunny Street Cafe (Downtown – Arena District) Surly Girl Saloon (Downtown – Short North) Tasi Cafe (Downtown – Short North) Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails (Downtown) Tommy’s Diner (Downtown) White Castle (Downtown – Short North and North – Columbus) Wine on High (Downtown – Short North) The Worthington Inn (Downtown – Short North)

Asian

bd’s mongolian barbeque (Downtown – Arena District and North – Dublin) Haiku (Downtown – Short North) Mark Pi’s (North – OSU) Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro (North – Polaris) Siam (Downtown – Columbus Convention Center)

Bakery/ Coffee House

3 Babes & A Baker (Downtown – Brewery District) Bakery Gingham (Downtown – German Village) Cup O’ Joe Coffee Dessert House (Downtown – German Village, East – Airport, North – Clintonville and North – OSU) Cup O’ Joe/MoJoe Lounge (Downtown – Columbus, Downtown – Short North and East – Easton) Einstein Bros Bagels (Downtown – Columbus Convention Center) JaVa’s Cyber Espresso Bar (Downtown – Columbus Convention Center) Mozart’s (Downtown – North Market and North – Clintonville)

Panera Bread (North – OSU) Pistacia Vera (Downtown – German Village) Stauf’s Coffee Roasters (North – Grandview Heights) Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties (Downtown, North – Polaris)

Barbecue

BLUES (Downtown – Columbus Convention Center) Shane’s Rib Shack (North – Polaris)

Brew Pub

Barley’s Brewing Company (Downtown – Short North) Callahan’s Irish Tavern (Downtown – Arena District) Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus (Downtown) Gordon Biersch (Downtown – Arena District) Gresso’s (Downtown – German Village) Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (North – Polaris)

Cajun

Flatiron Bar & Diner (Downtown)

Contemporary

Alana’s – Food & Wine (North – OSU) Cimi’s Bistro (South – Grove City) Eleven (Downtown – Short North) Figlio Wood Fired Pizza (North – Grandview Heights) Lindey’s (Downtown – German Village) Park Street Patio (Downtown – Short North) Vino Vino (North – Grandview)

Deli

Katalina’s (Downtown – Short North) Katzinger’s Delicatessen (Downtown – German Village) Spinelli’s Deli (Downtown, Downtown – Short North) Subway (Downtown, Downtown – Columbus Convention Center) The Wine Bistro (North – Upper Arlington and North – Worthington)

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Ethiopian

TAT Ristorante di Famiglia (East – Columbus)

Euro-Asian

Barcelona Restaurant (Downtown – German Village)

Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant (North – OSU) Lemongrass Fusion Bistro (Downtown – Short North)

French

Bon Vie Bistro & Bar (East – Easton) The Refectory (North – Upper Arlington)

German

Juergen’s “German” Bakery and Restaurant (Downtown – German Village) Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus (Downtown – German Village)

Greek

Mykonos Gyros (Downtown – Columbus Convention Center)

Ice Cream

Cold Stone Creamery (North – OSU) Goodrich Ice Cream (Downtown – Columbus Convention Center) Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (Downtown – North Market)

Indian

Indian Oven Restaurant (Downtown)

Irish

Claddagh Irish Pub (Downtown – Brewery District and North – Polaris) McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon (North – OSU)

Italian

Basi Italia (Downtown – Short North) Berwick Manor Restaurant (East – Columbus) Brio Tuscan Grille (East – Easton) Buca di Beppo (Downtown – Arena District and North – Worthington) Marcella’s (Downtown – Short North and North – Polaris) Martini Modern Italian (Downtown ��� Short North) Raven’s Glenn Winery & Italian Restaurant (East – surrounding area) Rigsby’s Kitchen (Downtown – Short North) The Spaghetti Warehouse (Downtown)

Mediterranean

Mexican

Las Margaritas (East – Columbus, East – Reynoldsburg, North – Dublin, North – Upper Arlington, North – Westerville, South – Columbus, West – Columbus) Mad Mex (North – OSU)

Pizza

Boston’s (Downtown – Arena District) Noble Roman’s (Downtown – Columbus Convention Center) Pizza Rustica (North – OSU) zpizza (Downtown – Short North)

Seafood

Columbus Fish Market (North – Grandview Heights and North – Worthington) McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant (East – Easton) Mitchell’s Ocean Club (East – Easton) Ugly Tuna Saloona (North – OSU)

Spanish

Barrio Tapas Lounge (Downtown)

Steakhouse

Charley’s Grilled Subs (Downtown – Columbus Convention Center) Eddie Merlot’s (North – Polaris) Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse (Downtown – Short North, North – Dublin, North – Upper Arlington and North – Worthington) Japanese Steak House (Downtown – Short North) Mitchell’s Steakhouse (Downtown – Columbus) Smith & Wollensky (East – Easton) The Top Steak House (East – Columbus)

Vegetarian

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Mitchell’s Steakhouse, 45 N. Third St., 43215, 614-621-2333. Upscale cosmopolitan steak and chop house located in the heart of downtown. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m. The River Club at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-469-0000. Located off Spring Street at Souder Avenue, three minutes west of downtown, on the water with a view of the city. Patio dining. Contemporary American cuisine. Upscale menu. The Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-464-0143. Located across from Veterans Memorial. Italian cuisine. Americana setting, family prices. Open daily: Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., noon11 p.m.; Sun., noon-10 p.m. Spinelli’s Deli, 50 N. High St., 43215, 614-2801044. Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties, 11 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-888-4491. Columbus’ own. Nationally known. Gourmet brownie and blondie company. 20 flavors. Named “Best-ofthe-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.” Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails, 73 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-221-8300. Downtown neighborhood bar, comfort food, Columbus pride. Tommy’s Diner, 914 W. Broad St., 43222, 614224-2422. A true family classic in any city. Great diner for all, located minutes from downtown. Delicious assortment of homemade pies.

Downtown – Columbus Convention Center All American Hamburgers, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-0587. American cuisine. Made-toorder, 100% fresh, never frozen meat. Open: Mon.-Thur., 6:45 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 6:45 a.m.-9 p.m. BLUES, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43201, 614-340-7088. Come enjoy the art of barbecue and let your taste buds sing. Charley’s Grilled Subs, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-460-8707. American cuisine. Fresh grilled subs and lemonade. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Chicken ’n Eggs, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-8116. Chicken and breakfast, fried chicken and all kinds of sandwiches. Einstein Bros Bagels, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2770. Fame’s Diner, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-0587. American diner. Bob Evans breakfast served daily; fresh grilled subs. Open: Mon.-Thur., 6:45 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 6:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Goodrich Ice Cream, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-0800. JaVa’s Cyber Espresso Bar, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-4676. Coffee, espresso and wireless Internet access.

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Mykonos Gyros, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-463-9263. Greek specialties and pita sandwiches. Open daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Breakfast served daily until 11 a.m. Noble Roman’s, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-316-6168. The better pizza people. Siam, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-8116. Authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine; pad Thai, General Tso’s chicken. Subway, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-0800.

Downtown – German Village Bakery Gingham, 189 Thurman Ave., 43206, 614-449-2253. Visit this super-cute dessert emporium. This cupcake and all things baked boutique shop is a must-see when in Columbus. Two locations: German Village and the Short North Arts District. Barcelona Restaurant, 263 E. Whittier St., 43206, 614-443-3699. Located at the corner of Whittier and Jaeger streets. Spanish cuisine. Live music on Fri. and Sun. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner: seven days a week.

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Cup O’ Joe, 627 S. Third St., 43206, 614-2211563. Locally roasted coffee. Pastries and decadent desserts. Six other Columbus locations: Airport, Easton, Short North Arts District, Clintonville, Lennox shopping center and Grandview. G. Michael’s American Bistro & Bar, 595 S. Third St., 43215, 614-464-0575. Upscale contemporary American cuisine in the heart of German Village. Award-winning wine list, patio and event space. Open Sun.-Thur., 4:3010 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4:30-11 p.m. Gresso’s, 961 S. High St., 43206, 614-444-0131.

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Katzinger’s Delicatessen, 475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354. NY-style deli, specialty foods store and caterer in German Village. Lindey’s, 169 E. Beck St., 43206, 614-2284343. Historic German Village American bistro. Four private meeting rooms; Columbus’ top 10. Lunch and dinner seven days a week with Sat. and Sun. brunch. Outdoor bar and patio.

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Max & Erma’s, 739 S. Third St., 43206, 614444-0917. Located at the corner of south Third and Frankfort streets in German Village, Max & Erma’s offers all-American favorites including steaks, pastas, salads and gourmet burgers.

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Pistacia Vera, 541 S. Third St., 43215, 614-2209070. Distinctive desserts. Yummy treats. Divine delicacies. A must-stop bakery.

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Juergens German Village Bakery, Restaurant & Cafe, 525 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-224-6858. Authentic German food, crusty breads and pastries in German Village. Tues.Thur., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Parking available next door.

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Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-444-6808. Located in the heart of German Village. An entertainment destination in a renovated livery stable; live oompah music; Schmidt’s Fudge Haus.


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Downtown – North Market Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-228-9960. Experience ice cream taken to a new level. Fresh, handmade ice cream, sorbet and gelato are all created with the finest and freshest ingredients. Mozart’s Bakery, North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-268-3687.

Downtown – Short North Bar Louie Arena District, 504 N. Park St., 43215, 614-220-0900. $5 food/$3 draft specials. Football Sundays all season long. Kitchen open daily until 2 a.m. Happy hour: Mon.-Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Tues., $1 burgers; Thur., $2 quesadillas; Sat./Sun. brunch. Barley’s Brewing Company, 467 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-2537. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Award-winning ales complement a full menu. Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.2 a.m.; Sun., noon-midnight. Banquet space/private bar for rentals. Basi Italia, 811 Highland St., 43215, 614-2947383. Fresh Italian and Mediterranean inspired entrees. Casual neighborhood location in Victorian Village. Lunch: Tues.Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner: Tues.-Thur., 59:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-10:30 p.m. Closed Sun. Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits, 680 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-6191. Cozy neighborhood bar, craft draught microbrews, comfort food.

G. Michael’s American Bistro & Bar Cup O’ Joe/MoJoe Lounge, 600 N. High St., 43215, 614-225-1563. Bar/restaurant located on The Cap at Union Station. Also serving coffee, pastries and desserts. DeepWood, 511 N. High St., 43215, 614-2215602. DeepWood is the balanced experience of living and dining well. Sincere hospitality, personal connections, inviting atmosphere, local responsibility and a fresh evolving menu.

Eleven, 591 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-2204. Haiku Poetic Food & Art, 800 N. High St., 43215, 614-294-8168. Pan-Asian cuisine. Sushi, noodles, pad Thai. Patio dining. Voted “Best Sushi” by Columbus Monthly readers. Located in the Short North Arts District. Jazz entertainment. Hubbard Grille, 793 N. High St., 43215, 614291-5000.

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Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 569 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-2204. Prime steaks, chops and seafood. Located on The Cap at Union Station.

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Japanese Steak House, 479 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-3030. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. American/Japanese cuisine. Best tasting show in town. Lunch: Mon.-Fri.; dinner: Mon.-Sat. Katalina’s Cafe Corner, 1105 Pennsylvania Ave., 43201, 614-294-2233. Unique sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups. Breakfast served all day. Lots of vegetarian options. Patio dining. Dine-in, carryout, delivery and catering. Knead, 505 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-6323. kneadonhigh.com. Lemongrass Fusion Bistro, 641 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-1414. Asian fusion cuisine in an upbeat gallery setting. Traditional Thai, Japanese and Euro-Americana. Trendy. Elegant. Comfortable. Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., until 11 p.m.; Sun., 3-10 p.m. www.lemongrassfusion.com. Marcella’s, 615 N. High St., 43215, 614-2232100. Marcella’s ristorante, pizzeria and wine bar. Dinner: Sun.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4 p.m.-midnight. Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri., 46 p.m., half off select items. Martini Modern Italian, 445 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-8259. It’s modern. It’s Italian. It’s dining in Milan. Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m. Happy hour: Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. in the bar. $4 martinis. Park Street Patio, 533 Park St., 43215, 614975-1363. Rigsby’s Kitchen, 698 N. High St., 43215, 614461-7888. Authentic, innovative Italian cuisine. 18 years of culinary art style and good taste. Closed Sun. Reservations recommended. Spinelli’s Deli, 767 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-2801044. Neighborhood place serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.Sun., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Voted “Best Sandwiches” in Columbus Alive’s 2009 readers’ poll.

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Surly Girl Saloon, 680 N. High St., 43215, 614294-4900. Sassy saloon with comfort food; 24 draughts served 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Tasi Cafe, 680 N. Pearl St., 43215, 614-2220788. White Castle, 965 N. High St., 43215, 614-2919189.

Quietly getting it right for over 50 years

Wine on High, 789 N. High St., 43215, 614294-8466. The Loft Wine and Craft Brew Bar. Enjoy wine flights, wine by the glass or craft beer on tap or by the bottle, all in an intimate and informative environment. zpizza, 945 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-3289. Casual, laid-back eatery serving healthy pizza, salads and sandwiches with organic and allnatural options. Open: Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight. Delivery to downtown hotels.

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East – Columbus Berwick Manor Restaurant, 3250 Refugee Rd., 43232, 614-235-7100. Located near U.S. Rte. 33 and Refugee Road. American and Italian cuisine. Family-owned and operated since 1955. Closed all day Sun., and Mon. and Tues. evenings. Off-premise catering for all events is a specialty. Las Margaritas, 2808 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614471-2808. TAT Ristorante di Famiglia, 1210 S. James Rd., 43227, 614-236-1392. Located 12⁄ mile north of I70 E. at the corner of East Livingston Avenue and James Road. American, Chinese, Italian and vegetarian cuisine. Family-owned since 1929. Special menu on Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Mon. The Top Steak House, 2891 E. Main St., 43209, 614-231-8238. Retro supperclub serving succulent, juicy steaks and classic martinis, with the sweet sounds of the tinkling ivories in the background. Quietly getting it right for over 50 years.

East – Easton Bon Vie Bistro & Bar, 4089 The Strand E., 43219, 614-416-0463. Columbus’ favorite French American bistro. Taste the good life at Bon Vie. Brio Tuscan Grille, 3993 Easton Station, 43219, 614-416-4745. Brio offers a lunch, dinner and kids’ menu daily, along with a brunch menu on Sat. and Sun. California Pizza Kitchen, Easton Town Center, 4007 Gramercy St., 43219, 614-475-1952. Innovative pizzas creatively designed on a delicious crust and hearth-baked to perfection. Also serving distinctive pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts. Cup O’ Joe/MoJoe Lounge, 241 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-471-1563. Serving coffee, pastries, desserts and a full-service bar. KDB, 165 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-4187149. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Easton Town Center, 3965 New Bond St., 43219, 614-476-3663. Private room for 65; tailored banquet menus. Mitchell’s Ocean Club, 4002 Easton Station, 43219, 614-416-2582. Located on the second level of Easton Town Center. Coastal cuisine featuring the finest seafood. Dinner: Mon.Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m. Panera Bread, Easton Town Center, 3942 Townsfair Way, 43219, 614-416-2600. Bakery and deli. Fresh breads, cafe, espresso; 19 locations. Open Mon.-Sat., 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Smith & Wollensky, Easton Town Center, 4145 The Strand W., 43219, 614-416-2400. Specializing in USDA prime steaks dry aged on-premise and fresh seafood, including lobster. Smith & Wollensky showcases the best of Columbus. Private dining available.

East – Gahanna Bob Evans Restaurant, 1380 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230, 614-418-4791. Great food at value pricing for families, friends and groups. Down home cooking classics and all your favorites.


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Cap City Fine Diner & Bar, 1301 Stone Ridge Dr., 43230, 614-478-9999. Offers diner favorites with an upscale twist. Lunch: Mon.Sat., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 411 p.m.; Sun., 3-9 p.m. Raising Cane’s, 1320 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230, 614-475-1300. Raising Cane’s is a quick-serve restaurant that serves fresh, never frozen, chicken fingers.

East – Reynoldsburg Las Margaritas, 6150 E. Main St., 43068, 614784-8660.

East – Surrounding Area Raven’s Glenn Winery & Italian Restaurant, 56183 Cty. Rd. 143, West Lafayette, 43845, 740-545-1000. “Ohio’s Crown Jewel of Wineries� is located east of Columbus. For more details about this unique winery and restaurant, visit www.ravensglenn.com.

North – Clintonville Cup O’ Joe, 2990 N. High St., 43202, 614447-7563. Locally roasted coffee. Pastries and decadent desserts. Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe, 2885 N. High St., 43202, 614-268-3687. Fine European tortes and pastries. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live classical music. Afternoon tea available daily. Nationwide shipping.

North – Columbus Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, 2823 Olentangy River Rd., 43201, 614-261-0011. Raising Cane’s is a quick-serve restaurant that serves fresh, never frozen, chicken fingers.

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White Castle, 1435 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229, 614-846-4791.

North – Dublin bd’s mongolian barbeque, 6242 Sawmill Rd., 43017, 614-798-8300. Located on Sawmill Road, just south of St. Rte. 161. Asian cuisine, interactive dining. Create your own stir-fry.

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Golden Corral, 3710 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43235, 614-799-9579. Offering American cuisine. Open daily: Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Breakfast on Sat. and Sun. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 6360 Frantz Rd., 43017, 614-224-2204. Located off St. Rte. 161 and I-270. Open Mon.-Sat. Steakhouse with fresh seafood. Las Margaritas, 5855 Frantz Rd., 43016, 614798-9656.

North – Grandview Heights Bob Evans Restaurant, 1455 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-421-0090.

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Columbus Fish Market, 1245 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-291-FISH. Located between Fifth and Third avenues in Grandview, just south of Lennox Town Center. Featuring a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood. Lunch: Mon.Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner: Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m. Figlio Wood Fired Pizza, 1369 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-481-8850. A casual bistro serving Columbus’ best gourmet pizza.

Cup O’ Joe Lennox, 1791 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-291-1563. Locally roasted coffee. Pastries and decadent desserts. Great place to enjoy before or after a movie or shopping.

Potbelly Sandwich Works, 10 E. 11th Ave., 43201, 614-299-0617. Killer crispy sandwiches and homemade shakes. A sandwich to size up anyone’s ambition. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway.

Eddie George’s Grille 27, 1636 N. High St., 43201, 614-421-2727. Award-winning menu. More than 70 HDTVs for all the sports possible.

Raising Cane’s, 1816 N. High St., 43201, 614-2988713. Raising Cane’s is a quick-serve restaurant that serves fresh, never frozen, chicken fingers.

Gooeyz, 1554 N. High St., 43201, 614-824-1731. Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, 1277 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-4861. Coffee roaster and cafe.

North – Ohio State University Alana’s Food & Wine, 2333 N. High St., 43202, 614-294-6783. Fine dining focused on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients with an awardwinning wine list, sold at Ohio state minimum. Berry Blendz, 1585 N. High St., 43201, 614299-4682. Real fruit smoothies, vegetable blends, wheatgrass. Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, 2361 N. High St., 43202, 614-421-2323. Between Maynard and Patterson roads. Featuring original and authentic Ethiopian and vegetarian cuisine. Open Tues.-Sun. for lunch and dinner. Lunch buffet. Champps Americana, Lennox Town Center, 1827 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-2980833. Close to OSU campus. Champps offers upscale, casual dining and guarantees generous hospitality, craveable food and flavors prepared from scratch, as well as a great seat for local and national sporting events. Cold Stone Creamery, 1574 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-5228. Delicious ice cream with a mix and match twist. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway.

Mad Mex, 1542 N. High St., 43201, 614-5864007. California-Mexican food, microbrews, interesting and unique artwork and, dare we say it, a salsy atmosphere. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway. Mark Pi’s, 1610 N. High St., 43201, 614-2988115. Mark Pi’s Asian fast food serves Mark Pi’s signature dishes in a fast, casual setting. When you’re craving Asian cuisine, this is the place to be. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway. McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, 1576 N. High St., 43201, 614-294-2200. Your destination for sports, happy hour and your next event. Plenty of food, drinks and shenanigans for everyone. Plus a great bar atmosphere. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway. Panera Bread, 1619 N. High St., 43201, 614297-6800. Breads, bagels, sandwiches, salads and soups. Great tasting food with great feeling nutrition. Selection of pastries and tremendous coffees too. Located in The Ohio State University distict, at South Campus Gateway. Pizza Rustica, 1558 N. High St., 43201, 614824-1990.

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Ugly Tuna Saloona, 1546 N. High St., 43201, 614-297-8862. Grab a drink, sweet potato fries, tuna steak and a healthy serving of local music in a great atmosphere. Terrific second floor patio. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway.

North – Polaris California Pizza Kitchen, Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-985-6304. Innovative pizzas creatively designed on a delicious crust and hearth-baked to perfection. Also serving distinctive pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts. Claddagh Irish Pub, 8745 Sancus Blvd., 43240, 614-885-0100. We present an authentic pub house atmosphere based on the craic of Ireland. Visit our website to view our live music schedule. Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef & Seafood, 1570 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-433-7307. Marcella’s, 1319 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-8446500. Marcella’s is a bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-4 p.m. Dinner: Mon.Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m. Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-985-9667. Located in Polaris Fashion Place. Outstanding Asian cuisine. Lunch: Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon -4 p.m. Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 411 p.m. Panera Bread, Polaris Town Center, 1391 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-410-6200. Bakery and deli. Fresh breads, cafe, espresso; 19 locations. Open: Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Shane’s Rib Shack, 1522 Gemini Pl., 43240, 614436-9600. Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties, 1329 Cameron Ave., 43035, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Named “Best-ofthe-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.”

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North – Upper Arlington Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 1615 Old Henderson Rd., 43220, 614-224-2204. American cuisine. Featuring aged char-grilled steaks. Open: Mon.-Thur., 4:30-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4:30- 11 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m. Voted best steakhouse in Columbus. Las Margaritas, 3140 Kingsdale Ctr., 43221, 614326-3131. The Refectory, 1092 Bethel Rd., 43220, 614451-9774. Located 12⁄ mile west of St. Rte. 315 (Bethel Road exit). Classic and contemporary French cuisine. Award-winning collection of more than 700 wines. Impeccable service and the finest cuisine. Five stars from Columbus Monthly; AAA Four Diamond Award. www.refectory.com. 44

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The Wine Bistro, 1750 W. Lane Ave., 43221, 614485-1750.

North – Westerville Bob Evans Restaurant, 841 N. State St., 43082, 614-882-3778. Great food at value pricing for families, friends, groups. Down home cooking classics and all your favorites. Las Margaritas, 706 N. State St., 43082, 614568-0600.

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North – Worthington Buca di Beppo, 60 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., 43085, 614-225-3400. Buca di Beppo is the heart of fresh Italian cooking with family-style recipes like Linguini Fruitti di Mare and Chicken Marsala. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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Cameron’s American Bistro, 2185 W. DublinGranville Rd., 43085, 614-885-3663. Located near the corner of St. Rte. 161 and Linworth Road in northwest Columbus. Featuring contemporary American cuisine. Open: Mon.Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 59 p.m.

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Columbus Fish Market–Crosswoods, 40 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-410-3474. Located in Crosswoods development at U.S. Rte. 23 and I-270. Featuring a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood; fish market. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri., 4-11 p.m.; Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m. House Wine, 644 High St., 43085, 614-846WINE. Retail and on-premise wine concept where you taste before you buy. Tasting events every Thur. night.

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Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 55 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-224-2204. USDA prime steaks and chops. Fresh seafood. The Wine Bistro, 8231 N. High St., 43235, 614436-4000. The Worthington Inn, 649 High St., 43085, 614885-2600.

South – Columbus Las Margaritas, 6270 Gender Rd., 43110, 614833-4441.

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South – Grove City Cimi’s Bistro at Pinnacle, 1500 Pinnacle Club Dr., 43123, 614-539-0049.

West – Columbus Las Margaritas, 4626 W. Broad St., 43228, 614784-8660.

West – Hilliard Starliner Diner, 5240 Cemetery Rd., 43026, 614-529-1198.

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hen the weather turns chilly, Columbus sports fans’ excitement heats up. The season’s red-hot gridiron action is delivered by The Ohio State University Buckeyes, led by interim coach Luke Fickell. More than 100,000 fans fill Ohio Stadium on homegame Saturdays, beginning with a preseason game against Akron Sept. 3 and ending against Penn State Nov. 19. As the OSU Marching Band plays a rousing rendition of “Hang on Sloopy,” prepare to be awed by the fiery display of Buckeye spirit. OSU also supplies some of the hottest college hoops in the country. The OSU men’s basketball team, led by coach Thad Matta, includes power forward Jared Sullinger, widely considered one of the top players in the country. The OSU women’s basketball team, guided by coach Jim Foster, also can be counted on for a great game; the team won its third consecutive Big 10 Championship in 2010-11. The Lady Bucks will host Florida State in the Big 10/ACC Challenge Nov. 30 at the Schottenstein Center’s Value City Arena, where both men’s and women’s home games are held. Ohio State’s 36 varsity sports

go team! offerings also include ice hockey, gymnastics, swimming, diving, fencing and wrestling. The men’s volleyball team won the NCCA Tournament in 2011, becoming only the third team outside the West region ever to take the title. For game and ticket information on any sport, call 800-GO-BUCKS or visit OhioStateBuckeyes.com. There’s more athletic action on the ice. The National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets ignited plenty of excitement when they made their first trip to the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2009, and fans are ready for a return. Led by All-Star forward Rick Nash and R.J. Umberger, the team plays at Nationwide Arena, ranked the No. 1 stadium experience in professional sports by ESPN The Magazine. Watch the pucks fly September-April. Soccer fans cheer on Ohio’s only Major League Soccer team, the Columbus Crew. Fan favorites include Chad Marshall, twice voted the MLS Defender of the Year. Home matches at Crew Stadium, the first soccer-specific stadium built in the United States, include the Los Angeles Galaxy Sept. 24 and the regular-season wrap-up against D.C. United Oct. 2. Up for some horseplay? Scioto Downs hosts live harness racing through

Sept. 11. Located south of the city, the track also simulcasts races from leading thoroughbred and harness tracks across the country seven days a week through Oct. 8. Horse racing enthusiasts can find more equine entertainment at Beulah Park, a thoroughbred race track that holds live racing September-May and simulcasts from a dozen harness and thoroughbred tracks throughout the year. For spirited show jumping, mark your calendar for The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day Sept. 25. Held at the estate of Limited Brands founder Les Wexner, this 14th annual event features the best professional riders from across North America. Along with world-class equestrians, there’s family fun galore, including carnival rides and live music. All proceeds from the day benefit the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence. There’s more equine action during the 45th annual All American Quarter Horse Congress. Thousands of quarter horses strut their stuff at the Ohio Expo Center Oct. 7-30 during this bustling event that includes roping, jumping and barrelracing competitions and equine-related exhibitions. With 650,000 attendees, it’s the third largest convention in the

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Sports & recreation locations Activities Black Wing Shooting Center, 3722 Marysville Rd., Delaware, 43015, 740-3637555. Do something different. Have fun shooting at our spacious, world-class facility. No experience needed. Packages from $45 per person. Groups of one to 200. Catering, meeting rooms available.

Arnold Sports Festival country and the largest single-breed horse show in the world. For an entirely different kind of horsepower, cruise over to National Trail Raceway, 20 miles east of Columbus in Hebron. Drag-racing competitions are the draw here, along with a variety of car shows and other events. The lineup includes the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals Sept. 22-25, featuring an impressive hot rod and custom car show and intense competition among Sportsman racers. Delve into the world of professional bodybuilding during the Arnold Sports Festival March 1-4 at several locations, including the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Veterans Memorial and Nationwide Arena. The largest event of its kind in the world, this annual competition founded (and still coproduced) by Arnold Schwarzenegger attracts 18,000 athletes and showcases 46 events, including 12 Olympic sports. In addition to men’s and women’s bodybuilding, you’ll find gymnastics, martial arts, cheerleading, fencing and a 5K Pump and Run through downtown. If you’re inspired to get in some athletic action of your own, rent a canoe or kayak from the Hocking Valley Canoe Livery & Family Fun Center. Located 45 miles southeast of Columbus, this hub for outdoor activities rents watercraft for cruises along the beautiful Hocking River and also offers miniature golf, gokarts and campsites. Also nearby are the Hocking Hills Canopy Tours’ zip lines. For a more challenging round of golf, Greater Columbus boasts more than 100 public and private courses. Designed by some of the game’s most celebrated architects, many local venues are ranked among the best courses in the country. Eager to strap on some ice skates and practice your triple axel? Head for The Dispatch Ice Haus inside Nationwide Arena, which is open to the public when the Blue Jackets aren’t practicing. 48

Consider Biking, 4041 N. High St., Ste. 201, 43214, 614-447-8894. Whether you are looking for a local bike shop, cycling club or have a question about municipal bicycle treatments, we can help you find an answer. Bicycle, biking, cycling. Hocking Valley Canoe Livery & Family Fun Center, 31251 Chieftain Dr., Logan, 43138, 740-385-8685. The original canoe livery in the Hocking Hills offers the best trips by canoe, kayak, raft or tube. Special events include Romantic Moonlight tours and Torchlight tours. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course/Mid-Ohio School, 7721 Steam Corners Rd., Lexington, 44904, 800-643-6446. Courses/programs: defensive driving, high performance, racing, motorcycles, corporate entertainment, special events. All skill levels welcome; no annual membership is required.

Events Arnold Sports Festival, 1215 Worthington Woods Blvd., 43085, 614-431-2600. March 14, 2012. The Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sports festival in the nation. See 18,000 athletes compete in 46 sports and events, including 12 Olympic sports. Capital City Half Marathon, 5003 Horizons Dr., Ste. 200, 43220, 614-360-1044. Komen Columbus, 929 Eastwind Dr., Ste. 211, 43081, 614-297-8155. May 19, 2012. Walk, run or volunteer for a 5K walk/run downtown to raise funds for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. M3S Sports, 5003 Horizons Dr., Ste. 200, 43220, 614-360-1044. the Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village Golf Club, 5750 Memorial Dr., 43017, 614889-6700. May 28-June 3, 2012. Major PGA Tour event hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Call ticket office for availability. The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day, 1 Whitebarn Rd., 43054, 614-939-3026. Sept. 25, 2011. World-class equestrian sports and fun for families. www.thenewalbanyclassic.com. Pelotonia, 351 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-221-6100. August 2012. Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer.

Golf Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn, 14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-3854070. Longaberger Golf Club, One Long Dr., Nashport, 43830, 740-763-1100.

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Safari Golf Club, 4853 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550. Mature golf course on 140+ acres. Several newly designed holes, a new clubhouse and a new practice facility, including a driving range with grass tees, practice putting and chipping greens. Winding Hollow, 6140 Babbitt Rd., 43054, 614855-8600.

Professional and College Columbus Blue Jackets, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-246-4156. Ohio’s National Hockey League team. Games played at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, September-April. Tickets range from $22-$85. Visit bluejackets.com for more information. Columbus Crew, One Black and Gold Blvd., 43211, 614-447-4131. The Crew is Ohio’s professional Major League Soccer club and the winner of the 2008 MLS Cup. Crew Stadium is located off I-71 and 17th Avenue on the grounds of the Ohio Expo Center. The season runs AprilOctober. Prices start as low as $10. Huntington Park–Home of the Columbus Clippers, 330 Huntington Park Ln., 43215, 614462-5250. Come out this season and see our Triple-A National Champion Columbus Clippers. Games are played at Huntington Park, voted best new ballpark, located in the Arena District. The Ohio State University Athletic Department, 410 Woody Hayes Dr., 43210-1166, 614-292-9908. For information on all Buckeye schedules, contact the sports information office at 614-292-6861.

Racing Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course/Mid-Ohio School, 7721 Steam Corners Rd., Lexington, 44904, 800643-6446. Host of locally, regionally and nationally sanctioned racing events for amateur, club and professional drivers/riders including IndyCar Series, ALMS, GRAND-AM and AMA Pro. National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd. S.W., Hebron, 43025, 740-928-5706. 20 miles east of Columbus. NHRA drag racing, ET racing, special events, group discounts, luxury private suite rentals for corporate hospitality or parties. Open April-October. Scioto Downs, Inc., 6000 S. High St., P.O. Box 07823, 43207, 614-491-2515. Exciting live harness racing May-September, Fri.-Sat. 6:30 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m.; simulcasting May-October. Clubhouse and Patio dining, dress casual, admission $3. Parking free.

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hether you’re shopping for the holidays or looking to pick up a little something for yourself, Columbus has plenty of places with one-of-a-kind finds. Start your spree with Columbus’ two major shopping meccas: Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Place. Each offers scores of unique shops and big-name boutiques. At Easton, stop by Sur La Table or Williams-Sonoma for kitchen gadgets

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The Joy of Giving newer outdoor lifestyle area includes Barnes & Noble, Destination Maternity and Forever XXI. Columbus’ specialty boutiques are great options if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary. The quaint German Village neighborhood has a number of unique shops, such as Caterina Ltd., European Housewares, Art & Gifts and Helen Winnemore’s Contemporary Craft Gallery. Golden Hobby Shop is a

great place to find handcrafted items and The Book Loft offers 32 rooms of books. Five floors of antique heaven exist just south of German Village at the Greater Columbus Antique Mall. And a mall of a different sort can be found on the east side of the city, where MarketPlace of the Americas presents a massive flea market in a shopping mall/entertainment complex.

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galore, or pop into Tiffany & Co. or Burberry for the fashionista on your list. Shopping for kids? Don’t miss the LEGO store, which has a giant Pick-ABrick wall where you can coordinate your colors. At Polaris, you can shop for everyone on your list at Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue or Von Maur department stores, or check out boutique stores such as Sephora, Swarovski, L’Occitane and Coach. A

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Two northwest suburbs offer great shopping stops. In Grandview, you can admire artisan metalworks for the home and garden at Fortin Ironworks, or pour your own candle at The Candle Lab, which also has locations in Worthington and the Short North. In Dublin, The Morgan House’s eclectic assortment includes everything from jewelry and clothing to furniture and gourmet food. Just north of downtown is the Short North Arts District, with such stores as What the Rock?!, featuring rock-and-roll-inspired clothing, home décor and more. You’ll also find Substance for Fashion Conscious People, which has design labs for custom creations in addition to its stock of ready-to-wear clothing. Other fun shops in the Short North include Global Gallery, a nonprofit fair trade marketplace with art, food and handcrafted items from around the world, and Camelot Cellars, which makes delicious wines. Farther north in Clintonville, don’t miss So-Bo- Style and its unique assortment of retro- and vintageinspired home goods. And if you’re shopping for a Buckeyes fan, make sure you check out Conrads College Gifts on campus and The Buckeye Connection in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Both are loaded with apparel, décor and other scarletand-gray items that let you display your devotion to The Ohio State University. More unique finds await at Columbus’ major attractions. At the Wexner Center for the Arts on the OSU campus, you’ll find a vast collection of art-related books and DVDs, along with jewelry and quirky home accessories. The Columbus Museum of Art’s gift shop also specializes in artistic jewelry, décor and children’s toys. Of course, you’ll find all things animal at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, science-related wares at COSI and Ohio-oriented educational and political gifts at the Ohio Statehouse Museum Shop and the Ohio History Center. Have a foodie in your life? Be sure to stop by the North Market to browse its 35 specialty shops. There’s North Market Spices for virtually any spice under the sun; Better Earth, a natural products store with jewelry and organic goods, and vendors selling specialty popcorn, pints of gourmet ice cream and upscale cookware for the discerning chef. ❙ Emma Frankart 50

Shopping locations Antiques & Flea Markets Greater Columbus Antique Mall, 1045 S. High St., 43206, 614-443-7858. Located in a period antique building that’s rumored to be haunted. Five floors, 70 dealers. Columbus’ first antique mall. Open daily, noon-6 p.m. MarketPlace of the Americas, LLC, 5891 Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-385-5985. Is it a flea market or a shopping mall? You be the judge. Voted Ohio’s #1 Shopping Destination; this giant shopping bazaar and entertainment complex has something for everyone

-Bo- Style, 3282 N. High St., 43202, 614-447So 8880. Located on High Street in Clintonville. - Style is a unique home décor store So-Bo specializing in vintage and new furnishings and gift items. Shabby meets retro, primitive meets modern.

Arts and Crafts Golden Hobby Shop, 630 S. Third St., 43206, 614-645-8329. Unique handcrafted gifts by local seniors. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Helen Winnemore’s Contemporary Craft Gallery, 150 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-4445850. Located in historic German Village. We focus on the work of American artisans. This means that our shop is like an arts festival year-round. Closed Mon.

Books Barnes & Noble, The Ohio State University Bookstore, 1598 N. High St., 43201, 614-2472000. Books, references and gifts, plus a coffee shop/cafe. You are guaranteed to be entertained for hours. All the literary classics. This is a historical tradition of The Ohio State University–Long’s Bookstore in South Campus Gateway. The Book Loft of German Village, 631 S. Third St., 43206, 614-464-1774. 32 rooms of books at bargain prices. Open: Sun.-Thur., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight. Parking at rear in loading zone and other spaces on City Park Avenue. COURTESY SUBSTANCE

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Boutiques Caterina Ltd., European Housewares, Art & Gifts, 571 S. Third St., 43215, 614-224-7224. Located in historic German Village. This charming boutique sells hard-to-find, authentic artisanal Italian ceramics, French linens and Polish pottery.

-Bo- Style, 3282 N. High St., 43202, 614-447So 8880. Located on High Street in Clintonville. - Style is a unique home décor store So-Bo specializing in vintage and new furnishings and gift items. Shabby meets retro, primitive meets modern. Substance for Fashion Conscious People, LLC, 783 N. High St., 43215, 614-299-2910. Substance sells the clothes you keep, in an inviting storefront of classic contemporary apparel and accessories. Develop the designer in you in our Design Lab workshops. What the Rock?!, 1194 N. High St., 43201, 614294-9428. What the Rock?! is a hip and unique rock & roll boutique specializing in cool baby clothes, adult apparel, jewelry, home décor, toys, games and other gifts and novelty items.

Clothing Pitaya, 1618 N. High St., 43201, 614-291-9999. Wear something with style. Pitaya’s got just what you need to invent your look. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway.

Columbus Convention Center The Buckeye Connection, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-0196. The Ohio State University, Columbus and Ohio souvenirs and gifts. Krema Nut Company, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Food Court & Shops, Level 1, 43215, 614-224-9252. Nuts, chocolates, gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, candies and gifts. Open Mon.Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekend hours vary, so please call before coming. Mischief Luggage, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-222-0089.

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Department Stores Macy’s–Easton Town Center, 4141 Easton Loop E., 43219, 614-342-2308. Macy’s is a must-see destination. And when you’re here, be sure to get your reserved-for-visitors-only Macy’s Savings Pass, good for 10% off thousands of items.

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le Chocoholique, 601 N. High St., 43215, 614223-4009. Artisan chocolates, custom corporate and bridal gifts, fresh dipped berries, gift cards, Crimson Cup local coffee, espresso, tea, hot chocolate, Wi-Fi Internet access and plenty of seating. North Market Spices, Ltd., North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215. North Market Spices carries more than 80 varieties of top quality spices, herbs, blends and rubs from around the world with an ever-expanding line of products and discoveries. Schmidt’s Fudge Haus and Gifts, German Village, 220 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-4442222. Truffles, sugar-free sweets, corporate gifts. Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties– Downtown, 11 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownie and blondie company. 20 flavors. Named “Best-of-the-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.” Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties–Polaris, 1329 Cameron Ave., 43035, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Named “Best-ofthe-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.” Weiland’s Gourmet Market & Catering, 3600 Indianola Ave., 43214, 614-261-6532. Your neighborhood specialty market for quality and customer service. Fresh meats and seafood, locally grown produce and gourmet groceries. Beer, wine and state liquor.

Gifts Better Earth, North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-224-6196. Natural and organic products, jewelry, pottery and much more. Closed Mondays. Brownie Points and The Popcorn Gallery, 5712 Westbourne Ave., 43213, 614-860-8470. Featured on NBC’s “Today” Show and Food Network’s “Best of” show. Voted “Best Brownie” in Columbus Monthly’s “Best of” issue. Extraordinary brownies, exotic flavored popcorn and chocolate confections.


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Conrads College Gifts, Inc., 316 W. Lane Ave., P.O. Box 16070, 43216, 614-297-0497. Located across from OSU’s St. John Arena. Headquarters for OSU gifts and souvenirs. Open daily. www.conrads.com. 15% discount to anyone who mentions they saw this listing on the Experience Columbus website or in the Visitors Guide.

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The Statehouse Museum Shop, 1 Capitol Sq., 43215, 614-728-9234. Located on the ground floor of the Capitol at Broad and High streets. Unique Ohio souvenirs, gift baskets and wine. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Jewelry The Diamond Cellar, 3960 New Bond St., 43219, 614-923-6633.

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Tiffany & Co., 4140 The Strand, Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-934-2835. Since 1837, Tiffany & Co. has been the world’s premier jeweler and America’s house of design. Give voice to your heart, with a Tiffany Blue Box®.

Online Stores Thirty-One, 3425 Morse Crossing, 43219, 1-866-GIFTS31.

Outlets Tanger Outlet Center, 8000 Factory Shops Blvd., Jeffersonville, 43128, 740-948-9091. Ohio’s largest outlet shopping mall. More than 100 brand name stores. Located off I-71 at exit 65.

Public Markets North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-4639664. Located between High and Front streets, just west of the Convention Center. Historic public market. Finest fresh and prepared foods. Open Mon., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Pearl Market, 23 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-6455095. Tuesday and Friday farmer’s and specialty goods market. Open seasonally.

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Shopping Centers and Districts Eastland Mall, 2740 Eastland Mall, 43232, 614861-3234. Located just off I-70 at Hamilton Road (east of downtown). More than 75 stores and restaurants. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. www.eastlandmall.com. Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-337-2200. The Midwest’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. With its unique village setting, large public spaces and abundant free parking, Easton is home to an eclectic assortment of restaurants, entertainment venues and exclusive retailers. Columbus Visitor Center located in Easton Station. Historic Downtown Powell, Inc., 47 Hall St., 43065, 614-396-3336. Located 15 miles north of Columbus, just west of St. Rte. 315. An antique to unique shopping destination near the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Olentangy Indian Caverns.

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Short North Arts District, 1126 12⁄ -A N. High St., 43201, 614-299-8050. Columbus’ premier arts, dining and shopping district. North side of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Ohio’s most acclaimed Gallery Hop first Sat. each month. “Columbus Cool,” New York Times Magazine. South Campus Gateway, 1556 N. High St., 43201, 614-247-5908. Mixture of retail, entertainment, office space, apartments and parking in the University District.

Specialty AT&T, 1593 N. High St., 43201, 614-291-2500. Phone store–with iPhone 3G and so much more for your wireless telephone needs. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway. Finish Line, 1624 N. High St., 43201, 614-2990607. Get some new kicks or other clothing you’re in need of. Style to give you some swag. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway. Fortin Ironworks, 944 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614291-4342. One of Ohio’s most unique stores. Hundreds of artistic, fun and unusual home and garden accents from local and international artisans at factory direct prices. Near OSU and downtown. GameStop, 1611 N. High St., 43201, 614-2990730. Shooters, RPG and sport classics. Come grab the best and most entertaining games of today. Located in South Campus Gateway, in The Ohio State University district. House Wine, 644 High St., 43085, 614-846WINE. Retail and on-premise wine concept where you taste before you buy. Tasting events every Thursday night. Juergens German Village Bakery, Restaurant & Cafe, 525 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-224-6858. Authentic German crusty breads and pastries in German Village. Imported chocolates. Tues.Thur., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Parking available next door. M/I Homes New Home Sales Center, 4047 Gramercy St., 43219, 614-496-8807. Nutrition X, 18 E. 11th Ave., 43201, 614-4246299. The best and widest variety of supplements to help your body feel and look its best. Conveniently located in South Campus Gateway, in The Ohio State University district. T-Mobile, 1618 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-5852. A revolution in wireless communication. Resist the wireless establishment. Refuse to be silent or sign any contracts. Freedom of speech in its truest form. Store located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway. Vino 100 Polaris, 522 Polaris Pkwy., 43082, 614895-VINO. Our unique selection of artisan, affordable wines covers the world and the flavor spectrum. Daily tastings, wines by the glass, gourmet food items and special themed events. Wine on High, 789 N. High St., 43215, 614-2948466. 100 great wines at $25 or less and a great selection of premium wine and beer. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to teach the novice or compare notes with the expert wino. Wireless Zone, 1586 N. High St., 43201, 614-2919500.

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Bed and Breakfasts 50 Lincoln–Short North Bed & Breakfast, 50 E. Lincoln, 43215, 614-299-5050 or 800516-9664. An urban delight in the heart of the Short North Arts District. We’re just three blocks from the Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. One mile to OSU and OSU Medical Center. Garden Manor Bed & Breakfast, 108 N. 20th St., 43203, 866-925-4929. BedandBreakfast.com 5-star rated Award Winner in 2009-2010. Located in historic Olde Towne, one mile to downtown and 10 minutes to the airport. Gracious hospitality in an elegant restored home. German Village Guest House, 748 Jaeger St., 43206, 866-587-2738. Sweet rooms and roomy suites. German Village Guest House is a cool, clean, sophisticated alternative to downtown Columbus hotels. Concierge service. AAA three-diamond rated. Harrison House Bed & Breakfast, 313 W. Fifth Ave., 43201, 614-421-2202. Located in Victorian Village. Private bath; television; near OSU, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Short North Arts District and Battelle. www.harrisonhouse-columbus.com.

Juergens Bed & Breakfast, 525 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-224-6858. Two homey, oldfashioned bedrooms with a shared bath. Charming brick building in German Village with bakery on lower level. Victorian Village Guest House, 1149 Neil Ave., 43201, 614-294-2849. Victorian Village Guest House offers a luxury suite tastefully appointed with antiques and modern amenities. Walk to bars, restaurants, shopping, Short North Arts District and Arena District. Welcome Home Inn B&B, 6640 Home Rd., Delaware, 43015, 740-881-6588 or 800-3810364. A fantastic stay at Welcome Home Inn includes five distinctive rooms, full breakfast, private baths, six acres with mile walking trail, and wedding gazebo and fountain.

Cabins Big Red’s Lodges, 3773 Olentangy River Rd., 43214, 614-566-2447. Big Red’s Lodges are well-appointed lodges nestled in a serene wooded location near the health and wellness facilities on OhioHealth’s McConnell Heart and Health Campus. Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn, 14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-3854070.

Campgrounds Alton RV Park, 6552 W. Broad St., Galloway, 43119, 614-878-9127. Located three miles west of I-270 on U.S. Rte. 40 (exit 7). Full hookups, close to Columbus attractions, Wi-Fi, open year-round. Buckeye Lake KOA Campground, 4460 Walnut Rd., P.O. Box 972, Buckeye Lake, 43008, 740-928-0706. Located 30 miles east of Columbus off I-70 (exit 129A). Awardwinning campground with 205 campsites, 15 cabins, outdoor pool, miniature golf, gift shop, in-season activities and entertainment. Restaurants nearby. Tree Haven Campground Inc., 4855 Miller Paul Rd., 43082, 740-965-3469. Featuring clean, quiet, country camping. Outdoor pool; bath/shower facilities. Call for reservations. Free Wi-Fi. Northeast, just outside of Columbus, Westerville and Gahanna.

Hotels – Downtown Arena District Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High St., 43215, 614-463-1234. Connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, next to Nationwide Arena. Offering 631 spacious guest rooms. Indoor pool, lounge, on-site restaurant and others nearby, gift shop.

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Comfort Inn & Suites Columbus Downtown, 650 S. High St., 43215, 614-228-6511. Located on the southern edge of downtown, adjacent to German Village. Newly renovated, great location, reasonable rates. Outdoor pool, lounge, restaurants nearby, free parking. Courtyard by Marriott Columbus– Downtown, 35 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-2283200. Located at the corner of Spring and Front streets, near the Arena District. Indoor pool/whirlpool, exercise room, breakfast cafe, lounge, Wi-Fi Internet access and on-site restaurant. Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus Downtown, 33 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-2634. Award-winning, full-service hotel in the Arena District with 10,000 sq. ft. of event space. Conveniently connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Downtown Columbus, 50 S. Front St., 43215, 614-228-4600. Walking distance to all downtown attractions. Downtown’s only allsuite property. www.columbussuites.doubletree.com. Drury Inn & Suites Convention Center, 88 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-221-7008. Connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center by a temperaturecontrolled walkway. Free hot breakfast; hot food and cold beverages 5:30-7 p.m. Free Wi-Fi Internet access. German Village Inn, 920 S. High St., 43206, 614-443-6506. Located 12⁄ mile south of I-70. Newly remodeled two-story motel. Lounge; restaurants nearby. Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Columbus, 501 N. High St., 43215, 614-324-9025. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Complimentary amenities include buffet breakfast, local calls, high-speed Internet access both wired and wireless. Hilton Columbus Downtown, Pre-opening Sales Office 400 N. High St., 4th Floor, 43215, 614-384-8600. The Hilton Columbus Downtown will be a state of the art facility, offering a contemporary and modern presence in the vibrant hub of downtown Columbus. Opening in fall 2012. Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square, 175 E. Town St., 43215, 614-221-3281. Located on the corner of Town and Fourth streets in the heart of downtown. Newly renovated, full-service. Indoor pool, exercise room, on-site restaurant, lounge, free Internet access. The Lofts Hotel, 33 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-2658. Columbus’ only boutique hotel, located two blocks from the Arena District and Short North Arts District. Guest rooms are fashioned after New York-style lofts. Red Roof Inn Columbus Downtown– Convention Center, 111 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-224-6539. Walk to Greater Columbus Convention Center, Arena District and Huntington Park. New NextGen rooms, free breakfast, Wi-Fi Internet access, in-room extras, meeting rooms available and petfriendly.

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Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus Downtown, 36 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-222-2610. Urban contemporary living. New property opened in spring 2008. All-suite, extended stay property with full kitchens. We are petfriendly. Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., 43215, 800-325-3535. Located on Theatre Row at the corner of East State and South Third streets. Walking to theater, arts, entertainment and dining. The Westin Columbus, 310 S. High St., 43215, 614-220-7040. AAA Four Diamond historic hotel, recently renovated. On-site restaurant, lounge, wireless Internet access, 24-hour inroom dining, health club and business center.

Hotels – East – Airport

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Airport, 4265 Sawyer Rd., 43219, 614-231-2869. 156 rooms. Full-service meeting facility. 1,200 sq. ft. of space. Room service and Great American Grill & Bar. Free Wi-Fi Internet access and parking. Ramada East–Airport, 4801 E. Broad St., 43213, 614-861-0321. Located just one mile off of I-70 or I-270. 10 minutes to Port Columbus International Airport, free shuttle service, hot breakfast, great value. Staybridge Suites Columbus Airport, 2890 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-473-9888. Located one mile from the airport and a few miles from downtown, Easton Town Center and The Ohio State University. All-suite hotel with full kitchens, indoor pool, whirlpool.

Hotels – East – Columbus

Best Western Port Columbus, 1450 Airpointe Dr., 43219, 614-337-8400. Free deluxe Continental breakfast and hot items, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room. Near Easton Town Center. Free airport shuttle. Familyfriendly. Football fans welcome.

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites East, 5930 Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-868-9290. Newly renovated rooms. Free Continental breakfast and high-speed Internet access. Microfridge/ microwave, coffee maker. Next to Magic Mountain Fun Center.

Columbus Airport Marriott, 1375 N. Cassady Ave., 43219, 614-475-7551. Elegant, full-service hotel just minutes from Port Columbus International Airport, downtown Columbus and Easton Town Center. Includes restaurant, lounge and meeting/event space.

Best Western Canal Winchester Inn, 6323 Prentiss School Rd., 43110, 614-834-4790. Located four miles southeast of I-270 on U.S. Rte. 33 and Gender Road. Whirlpool suites, free high-speed wireless Internet access, exercise room, Continental breakfast, indoor pool; restaurants nearby.

Comfort Suites East Broad at 270, 70 Chris Perry Ln., 43213, 614-604-6400. Concourse Hotel & Conference Center, 4300 International Gateway, 43219, 614-237-9011. Full-service hotel. On-site restaurant, lounge and athletic club. Indoor and outdoor pools. Microwave and refrigerator in each room. Complimentary shuttle to airport and Easton Town Center. Country Inn & Suites–Columbus Airport, 2900 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-478-2900. Spacious, two-queen rooms or king suites. Indoor pool and spa, fitness center, free Wi-Fi Internet access, complimentary airport shuttle and breakfast included. Park-n-fly and other packages available. Courtyard by Marriott–Columbus Airport, 2901 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-475-8530. Located 2 12⁄ miles from Port Columbus International Airport. Indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room, on-site restaurant, lounge, business center and free high-speed Internet access. Embassy Suites Hotel–Airport, 501 N. High St., 43215, 614-372-9579. Newly opened. 198 suites, 11,000-sq.-ft. meeting space, near downtown Columbus, shuttle to Easton Town Center and Port Columbus International Airport, complimentary breakfast and manager’s reception. Four Points by Sheraton Columbus–Airport, 3030 Plaza Properties Blvd., 43219, 614-3459291. Opened in 2009. Complimentary wireless Internet and bottled water. We have an indoor, heated saltwater pool and 24-hour fitness center. Restaurant and lounge open daily. Hampton Inn Columbus Airport, 4280 International Gateway, 43219, 614-235-0717. At Port Columbus International Airport. Complimentary breakfast, wireless high-speed Internet access, parking and local phone calls. Access to athletic club. Complimentary shuttle.

Country Inn & Suites Columbus Airport East, 6305 E. Broad St., 43213, 614-322-8000. Outstanding accommodations and incredible amenities. Free high-speed Internet access; large, heated indoor pool; huge whirlpool; wellequipped exercise facility; full hot complimentary breakfast; complimentary airport shuttle; whirlpool suites; restaurants and shopping nearby.

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Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort, 4560 Hilton Corporate Dr., 43232, 614-868-1380. No visit to Columbus is complete without a stop at Fort Rapids. Splash and play all day in our 60,000-sq.-ft. indoor waterpark, then stay the night in one of our 377 guest rooms. Hampton Inn I-70 E./Hamilton Rd., 2093 S. Hamilton Rd., 43232, 614-552-2400. Easy access to I-70 and only 10 minutes from downtown and Easton Town Center. Deluxe hot breakfast with fresh waffles, indoor pool, free parking and Internet access. Built in 2002.

Hotels – East – Easton Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Easton, 4150 Stelzer Rd., 43230, 614-473-9911. Located across from Easton Town Center; complimentary shuttle to airport, Easton Town Center and within five miles. Free hot breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi Internet access, indoor heated pool and spa. Hilton Columbus at Easton, 3900 Chagrin Dr., 43219, 614-414-5000. Located at Easton Town Center. Full-service, upscale hotel with 313 rooms and eight suites. Free parking, indoor pool, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, Easton Sports Club.

Hotels – East – Gahanna Candlewood Suites–Airport, 590 Taylor Rd., 43230, 614-863-4033. All-suite extended stay hotel with complete kitchens and full-size appliances. Complimentary high-speed Internet access, free guest laundry, fitness center and store on-site.

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Hotels – East – Newark Cherry Valley Lodge, 2299 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, 43055, 740-788-1200 or 800-7888008. Located 45 minutes east of Columbus. A 200-room resort/conference hotel with onsite restaurants and others nearby; lounge. CoCo Key Water Resort, a 50,000-sq.-ft. indoor water resort, and Banyan Leaf Spa. www.cherryvalleylodge.com.

Hotels – East – Pickerington Best Western Executive Suites Columbus East, 1899 Winderly Ln., 43147, 614-8609804. All-suite upscale hotel; free hot breakfast, indoor pool, microfridge, hair dryer, iron; Wed. social hour; restaurants nearby. Corporate and government rates. www.bestwesternpick.com. Hampton Inn Columbus East, 1890 Winderly Ln., 43147, 614-864-8383. Located at I-70 E. and St. Rte. 256. Free breakfast bar, Jacuzzi suites, indoor pool; microfridge, iron and hair dryer in all rooms. Corporate and government rates. www.hamptoninnpick.com.

Hotels – East – Reynoldsburg Comfort Suites East, 5944 Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-552-2525. Located off I-70 E. and Brice Road (exit 110). All-suite hotel with microwaves and refrigerators. Indoor pool; restaurants nearby. Days Inn and Suites East, 2100 Brice Rd., 43068, 614-864-1280. Located off I-70 E. and Brice Road (exit 110B). Full-service hotel, shopping nearby. Outdoor pool, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Columbus East, 2806 Taylor Rd., 43068, 614-861-8888. Located at I-70, exit 112. Free high-speed Internet access in rooms; exercise room; free breakfast; indoor pool; restaurants nearby. Gold Points for every room.

Hotels – North – Columbus Best Western Plus Columbus North, 888 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229, 614-888-8230. Located off I-71 and St. Rte. 161 (exit 117). Indoor/outdoor pool, health club, free wireless Internet access, microwaves/ refrigerators, meeting rooms and on-site restaurant. Clarion Hotel & Suites, 900 E. DublinGranville Rd., 43229, 614-888-7440. Located off I-71 N. and St. Rte. 161 (exit 117). Beautiful rooms and suites including free deluxe breakfast, free local calls, fitness center, heated indoor pool, whirlpool. Comfort Inn North Conference Center, 1213 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229, 614-885-4084. Located at I-71 and St. Rte. 161 (exit 117). Complimentary Continental breakfast and USA Today; rooms with high-speed Internet access; indoor pool and spa, exercise room. Comfort Suites Fairgrounds, 1690 Clara St., 43211, 614-586-1001. Located off I-71 and 17th Avenue (exit 111). Five minutes to downtown and The Ohio State University. Indoor heated pool, complimentary deluxe breakfast; new hotel with all suites.

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Days Inn Fairgrounds, 1700 Clara St., 43211, 614-299-4300. Five minutes to downtown and The Ohio State University, free parking and outdoor pool. Holiday Inn Express Ohio Expo Center, 701 E. Hudson St., 43211, 614-263-7725. Located at I-71 and Hudson Street (exit 112). Free breakfast, indoor pool, exercise room, restaurants nearby. InTown Suites, 2420 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229, 614-818-4480. Quality Inn & Suites North, 1001 Schrock Rd., 43229, 614-431-0208. Located off I-71 (exit 117). 50 spacious suites, free Continental breakfast, wireless Internet, outdoor pool, onsite restaurant, 10 minutes from Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Columbus Marriott Northwest, 5605 Blazer Pkwy., 43017, 614-791-1000. Located off I-270 and Tuttle Crossing. Indoor pool, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, gift shop. Crowne Plaza–Dublin, 600 Metro Pl. N., 43017, 614-760-7921. Located off I-270 and St. Rte. 161 (exit 17A). Suburban location. Indoor pool, business center, free parking, minutes from shopping. Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Northwest, 6170 Park Center Circle, 43017, 614-798-8802. Located at I-270 and Tuttle Crossing Boulevard (exit 15). Free high-speed Internet access in every room. Free hot breakfast, free evening beverages and free 60 minutes of long distance–every room, every night. Indoor/ outdoor pool; restaurants nearby. Embassy Suites Columbus/Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Pl., 43017, 614-790-9000. Upscale, full-service hotel located 15 minutes northwest of Columbus, near the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/Zoombezi Bay. All suites include full breakfast and manager’s reception. Hampton Inn Dublin, 3920 Tuller Rd., 43017, 614-889-0573. Located off I-270 and Sawmill Road (exit 20). Recently renovated, complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi Internet access, outdoor pool, near Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay. Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Dublin, 500 Metro Pl. N., 43017, 614-766-9900. Newly renovated, near I-270 and historic Dublin with fine dining and shopping. We offer a breakfast buffet, indoor heated pool, on and off-site fitness center and shuttle. Homewood Suites Dublin, 5300 Park Center Ave., 43017, 614-791-8675. All-suite hotel featuring full kitchens, complimentary breakfast buffet and evening reception (Mon.Thur.). Indoor pool and Jacuzzi. Free Wi-Fi Internet access. Pet-friendly. Hyatt Place Columbus/Dublin, 6161 Park Center Circle, 43017, 614-799-1913. Located at I-270 and Tuttle Crossing, across from The Mall at Tuttle Crossing. All rooms feature a 42-inch flat-panel TV and Hyatt Grand Bed. Free Wi-Fi and free Continental breakfast.

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Hotels – North – Polaris Cambria Suites Columbus–Polaris, 9100 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-841-9100. Cambria Suites Polaris is conveniently located just off I-71, across the street from Polaris Fashion Place and within one mile of more than 100 restaurants. Candlewood Suites Columbus/Polaris, 8515 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-436-6600. Consider us home. Priority club points. All-suite hotel with full kitchens, free high-speed Internet access, indoor pool, fitness center, business center, free guest laundry. Comfort Inn Polaris, 8400 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-791-9700. 100% smoke-free hotel. Indoor heated pool, meeting room, exercise room, free Wi-Fi Internet access, free hot breakfast bar. Walking distance to restaurants and shopping.

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Wingate by Wyndham–Polaris, 8505 Pulsar Pl., 43240, 614-844-5888. Located off I-71, one exit north of I-270 at Polaris Parkway (exit 121). Upscale hotel, high-speed Internet access, meeting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness center. Gift shop; restaurants nearby.

Hotels – North – Westerville Embassy Suites Hotel–Columbus, 2700 Corporate Exchange Dr., 43231, 614-8908600. Located at I-270 N. and Cleveland Avenue. All-suite hotel with free breakfast. Indoor and outdoor pools, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, gift shop. Ramada Columbus North, 6767 Schrock Hill Ct., 43229, 614-890-8111. Located at I-270 at Cleveland Avenue (exit 27). Legendary service for a perfect stay . . . every time. Suite-like rooms; free breakfast buffet. Pets allowed with a fee.

Hotels – North – Worthington Days Inn & Suites Worthington–North, 7500 Vantage Dr., 43235, 614-436-0556. Located off I-270 N. and U.S. Rte. 23 (exit 23). Free Continental breakfast with Belgian waffles, free wireless Internet access, exercise room and guest laundry room. Great service and rates. Doubletree Hotel Columbus–Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-885-3334. Located at I-270 and U.S. Rte. 23 N. (exit 23). Convention and business hotel. Indoor pool, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, gift shop. Holiday Inn Columbus–Worthington, 7007 N. High St., 43085, 614-885-3250. Located at I-270 N. and U.S. Rte. 23 S. (exit 23). On-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, indoor pool, airport shuttle available. Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus– Worthington, 115 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-785-0001. Located in north Columbus near all major highways. Free breakfast buffet, outdoor pool, fitness center and Wi-Fi Internet access. Close proximity to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Polaris Fashion Place. Hyatt Place Columbus Worthington, 7490 Vantage Dr., 43235, 614-846-4355. Located at I-270 and U.S. Rte. 23 N. (exit 23). Guests at Hyatt Place may purchase signature hot breakfast entrées along with Starbucks® specialty coffees, or free Continental breakfast.


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Sheraton Suites, 201 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-781-7314. Great location, can walk to 15 restaurants, two miles to Polaris. Ranked in top 10% for Guest Satisfaction in the U.S. Featuring Sweet Sleeper beds, indoor/outdoor pools, restaurant on-site.

Hotels – Ohio State University The Blackwell Inn and Conference Center, 2110 Tuttle Park Pl., 43210, 614-247-4000. Hotel and conference center on OSU’s campus, rich in luxury and technology. Valet parking, restaurant, lounge. Conveniently located off St. Rte. 315 for easy downtown access. Fairfield Inn & Suites–OSU, 3031 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-267-1111. Located one mile from The Ohio State University and stadium. Indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room. Free Continental breakfast. Free wireless/ hardwired Internet. Hilton Garden Inn Columbus–University Area, 3232 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614263-7200. State-of-the-art rooms. Located one mile from OSU campus, stadium and medical center, close to shopping. Precor fitness center, indoor pool. Everything right where you need it. Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU, 795 Yard St., 43212, 614-280-1234. Springhill Suites–Columbus Ohio State University, 1421 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-297-9912. The new Springhill Suites by Marriott Columbus–OSU, offering a refreshing stay. An all-suite property with mini-fridges, microwaves, Wi-Fi and sofabeds in every suite.

University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 3110 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-456-1155. One mile from The Ohio State University. Complimentary breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, lounge, fitness center. Petfriendly. Varsity Inn North 3246 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-267-4646. Located south of St. Rte. 315 and North Broadway. Free wireless high-speed Internet access. Close to The Ohio State University, Riverside OhioHealth and OSU Medical Center. Varsity Inn South, 1445 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-291-2983. Located at the corner of St. Rte. 315 and King Avenue. Outdoor pool; restaurants nearby. Complimentary highspeed Internet access. Close to OSU and OSU Medical Center.

Hotels – South – columbus Comfort Inn Rickenbacker, 4870 Old Rathmell Ct., 43207, 614-492-9000. Indoor pool/spa, Continental breakfast, microwave/ refrigerator; restaurants nearby.

Hotels – South – Grove City Comfort Inn Grove City, 4197 Marlane Dr., 43123, 614-539-3500. Indoor pool, fitness room, free breakfast, free in-room Wi-Fi Internet access, on-site business center, all rooms with micro/fridge. Drury Inn & Suites–Columbus South, 4109 Parkway Centre Dr., 43123, 614-221-7008. 180 rooms and suites, indoor/outdoor pool. Free: hot breakfast, evening beverages, long distance, wireless Internet access.

Hilton Garden Inn Grove City, 3928 Jackpot Rd., 43123, 614-539-8944. Located off I-71 S. (Stringtown Road exit). Indoor pool, gift shop, on-site restaurant, lounge; free airport shuttle and free high-speed Internet access. Holiday Inn Express & Suites–Grove City, 3951 Jackpot Rd., 43123, 614-801-9000. Rooms with whirlpool tubs, high-speed Internet access, restaurants nearby. Indoor pool, free hot breakfast, business center, updated fitness center. La Quinta Inn Grove City, 3962 Jackpot Rd., 43123, 614-539-6200. Located in Grove City, a midscale suburban hotel six miles from Columbus. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, indoor pool and whirlpool, and free high-speed Internet access.

Hotels – South – Obetz Sleep Inn & Suites, 4850 Frusta Dr., 43207, 614-497-9600. Located off I-270 and Alum Creek Drive (exit 49) near Rickenbacker Airport. New hotel with great customer service; 59 rooms. Indoor pool; restaurants nearby; free Continental deluxe breakfast, airport shuttle and high-speed Internet access.

Hotels – West – Columbus Best Western Suites–Columbus West, 1133 Evans Way Ct., 43228, 614-870-2378. Located at I-70 and Hillard Rome Road (exit 91). Complimentary deluxe Continental breakfast; beer and wine available; TV/VCR, microwave, refrigerator, indoor pool, sauna, exercise room.

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Courtyard by Marriott Columbus West, 2350 Westbelt Dr., 43228, 614-771-8999. Located at I-270 and Roberts Road (exit 10). Mall is three miles; downtown is eight miles; COSI, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, golf. Indoor pool, spa, exercise facility; on-site restaurant, lounge, 24-hour business center, free highspeed Internet access. Hampton Inn West, 5625 Trabue Rd., 43228, 614-851-5599. Indoor pool, free Continental breakfast. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Columbus– West, 5505 Keim Circle, 43228, 614-853-6199. All suites, free hot buffet breakfast daily, complimentary social hour Mon.-Wed. featuring food, fun and libations. Indoor pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness center. Knights Inn, 1559 W. Broad St., 43222, 614275-0388. Red Roof Inn & Suites Columbus–West Broad, 4530 W. Broad St., 43228, 614-8703700. Our location makes it possible to travel to all parts of Columbus with easy access to I-270 and I-70. We are less than 12⁄ mile away from the future casino. Rodeway Inn, 1551 W. Broad St., 43222, 614586-1750.

Hotels – West – Hilliard Country Inn & Suites Columbus West, 1155 Evans Way Ct., 43228, 614-853-1257. Located six miles from downtown; minutes from shopping and dining. Free hot breakfast and Internet access, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, lending library.

Comfort Suites Hilliard, 3831 Park Mill Run Dr., 43026, 614-529-8118. Located off I-270 and Fishinger and Hilliard-Cemetery roads, exit 13. Indoor pool, in-room coffee, free Continental breakfast. All-suite hotel; free pass to nearby fitness center.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® ColumbusHilliard, 3841 Park Mill Run Dr., 43026, 614-5294100. Located at I-270 and Hilliard-Cemetery Road. One and two-bedroom suites with kitchen and living rooms. Complimentary breakfast daily; dinner Mon.-Thurs. Indoor pool, hot tub and free high-speed Internet access. La Quinta Inn and Suites, 5510 Trabue Rd., 43228, 614-878-8844. Quality Inn & Suites, 2340 Westbelt Dr., 43228, 614-771-8944. Gold award winner; newer facility; free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi Internet access, guest laundry, 24-hour fitness center, business center, in-room coffee, micro-fridge and iron.

Resorts Deer Creek Resort & Conference Center, 22300 State Park Rd. #20, Mt. Sterling, 43143, 740-8692020. Located 30 minutes south of Columbus off I-71 (exit 84, Mt. Sterling). Modern lakeside resort; golf, hiking, marina. Indoor and outdoor pools, on-site restaurant, lounge, gift shop. Great Wolf Lodge, 2501 Great Wolf Dr., Mason, 45040, 513-229-5808. 401 suites. The region’s newest all-suite resort with a 40,000-sq.-ft. conference center, 78,000-sq.-ft. waterpark and much more. Adjacent to King’s Island. Unbeatable location. Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, 465 Lodge Dr., Wheeling, WV 26003, 304-243-4060. Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino & Racetrack, 1 S. Stone St., Wheeling, WV 26003, 304-2325050. Luxury accommodations and easy access to the gaming excitement.

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Associations and Nonprofits American Dairy Association, 5950 Sharon Woods Blvd., 43229, 614-890-8057. American Municipal Power, 1111 Schrock Rd., Ste. 100, 43229, 614-337-6222 ext. 188. ARC Industries Inc., 2879 Johnstown Rd., 43219, 614-342-5730. Battelle, 505 King Ave., 43201, 614-424-6424. Big Fish Networking, 674 Enterprise Dr., 43035, 614-216-9985. Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, 23 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-6455063. Central Ohio Restaurant Association, 259 Garfield Ave., London, 43140, 877-2742672. Columbus Artcar Resource Society (CARS), 196 E. Pacemont Rd., 43202, 614-2626462. Columbus Board of Realtors, 2700 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-475-4000. Columbus Chamber of Commerce, 150 S. Front St., Ste. 200, 43215, 614-221-1321. Columbus Foundation, 1234 E. Broad St., 43205, 614-251-4000. Columbus International Program, 57 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 3, 43215, 614-221-0034.

Columbus Metropolitan Club, 100 E. Broad St., Ste. 2200, 43215, 614-464-3220. Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP CLUB), P.O. Box 16324, 43216, 614-5799398. Dames Bond, LLC, 3500 N. High St., 43214, 614-209-3556. Dine Originals Columbus, 1101 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-451-9774. GAMA/Game Manufacturers Association, 280 N. High St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-2554500. Greater Columbus Convention Center Merchant Association, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-9252. Local Matters, 731 E. Broad St., Third Floor, 43205, 614-263-5662. OFA, 2130 Stella Ct., 43215, 614-487-1117. Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, 692 N. High St., Ste. 212, 43215, 614-461-6462. Ohio Quarter Horse Association, 101 Tawa Rd., P.O. Box 209, Richwood, 43344, 740943-2346 ext. 129. Ohio Restaurant Association, 1525 Bethel Rd., Ste. 301, 43220, 614-442-3535. Stonewall Columbus, 1160 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-7764.

TECHColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Rd., 43212, 614340-1688.

Corporate Partner – Platinum AT&T Ohio, 150 E. Gay St., Rm. 4A, 43215, 614223-5652. Huntington National Bank, Huntington Center HC0811, 41 S. High St., 43287, 614480-5067. Nationwide, One Nationwide Plaza 01-36-13, 43215, 614-249-0777. Wolfe Enterprises, Inc., 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-460-3782.

Corporate Partner – Silver Bob Evans Farms Corporate Headquarters, 3776 S. High St., P.O. Box 07863, 43207, 614-491-2225. Fifth Third Bank, Fifth Third Center, 21 E. State St., Fifth Floor, 43215, 800-972-3030. Grange Insurance Companies, 671 S. High St., 43206, 614-445-2828. Time Warner Cable, 1015 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-481-5308.

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Aladdin Shrine Event & Conference Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-475-2609. Columbus Distributing Company, 4949 Freeway Dr. E., 43229, 614-846-1000. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 100 E. Broad St., 10th Floor, 43215, 614-248-9566. The Metropreneur, 65 E. Gay St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-946-0826. Moody Nolan, Inc., 300 Spruce St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-461-4664. OSU Sales & Marketing Consortium Group, 555 Borror Dr., Ste. 1030, 43201, 614-2923231. Panera Bread, Olentangy Plaza, 877 Bethel Rd., 43214, 614-457-8500. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 41 S. High St., Ste. 2500, 43215, 614-225-8700. Thirty-One, 3425 Morse Crossing, 43219, 1-866-GIFTS31. Thrifty Car Rental (DTG Operations, Inc.), 840 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-237-5800 ext. 231. US Bank, 10 W. Broad St., 12th Floor, 43215, 614-232-8017. White Castle System, Inc., 555 W. Goodale St., 43215, 614-228-5781.

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Capital University Law School, 303 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-236-6545. Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring St., 43215, 614-287-2412. Franklin University, 201 S. Grant Ave., 43215, 614-947-6173.

Education – Speakers – Programs Advanced Reading Concepts, 1826 Glenn Ave., 43212, 614-486-2473.

Education – Training – Artists and Craftsmen Glass Axis, 1341-B Norton Ave., 43212, 614-2914250.

Facilities – Health Clubs Arena District Athletic Club, 325 John H. McConnell Blvd., Ste. 150, 43215, 614-4617785. Oxygen Health & Fitness, 970 N. High St., 43201, 614-297-0419.

Facilities – Management Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, 400 N. High St., Fourth Floor, 43215, 614-827-2800.

Facilities – Rental 343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar, 343 N. Front St., 43215, 614-621-9453. Aladdin Shrine Event & Conference Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-475-2609. Arena Grand Movie Theatre, 175 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-469-1074. The Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-3344. Bar Louie Arena District, 504 N. Park St., 43215, 614-220-0900. Black Wing Shooting Center, 3722 Marysville Rd., Delaware, 43015, 740-363-7555. The Bluestone, 583 E. Broad St., 43215, 614884-4646. Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Pkwy., 43065, 614734-9800. Brookshire, 405 Greif Pkwy., Delaware, 43015, 740-548-8188. Callahan’s Irish Tavern, 520 Park St., 43215, 614-223-1200.

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Capital Club, Huntington Center, 41 S. High St., Seventh Floor, 43215, 614-228-0225. Capital University’s Parkhurst Dining Services, One College and Main, 43209, 614-236-6163. The Columbus Athenaeum, 32 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-222-6338. Columbus Crew Stadium, One Black and Gold Blvd., 43211, 614-447-4131. Columbus Maennerchor, 1555 Holton Run Ct., 43123, 614-581-1800. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-629-0324. Columbus State Conference Center, 315 Cleveland Ave., 43215, 614-287-5500. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., P.O. Box 400, 43065, 614-645-3519. The Conference Center at NorthPointe, 9243 Columbus Pike, 43035, 614-880-4155. The Conference Center at OCLC, 6600 Kilgour Pl., 43017, 614-761-5077. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-629-3113. Creekside Conference and Event Center, 700 Creekside Plaza, 43230, 614-416-8188. The Darby House, 925 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, 43119, 614-878-4527. DeepWood, 511 N. High St., 43215, 614-2215602. Fawcett Event Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-292-8033. Franklin County Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4341. Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-645-8733. Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, 145 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-4715653. Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., 43201, 614-545-2250. Grand Oaks Event and Business Center, LLC, 1801 Gateway Circle, 43123, 614-539-0199. Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2662. Huntington Park–Home of the Columbus Clippers, 330 Huntington Park Ln., 43215, 614-462-5250. Jefferson Country Club, 7271 Jefferson Meadows Dr., 43004, 614-759-7500. The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203, 614-645-5464. THE LC, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-461-5483. Lindey’s, 169 E. Beck St., 43206, 614-2284343. Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-292-3067. Longaberger Golf Club, One Long Dr., Nashport, 43830, 740-763-1100. Magic Mountain Fun Center/East, 5890 Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-840-9600. Magic Mountain Fun Center/Polaris, 8350 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-840-9600. Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-4403. Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at OSU, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., 43210, 614292-4444. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-246-2000. The Now Center, 2407 Beech Rd., Johnstown, 43031, 740-964-1830. Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-644-4038. The Ohio State University Department of Recreational Sports, B106 RPAC, 337 W. 17th Ave., 43210, 614-292-6481. Ohio Statehouse, One Capitol Square, 43215, 614-466-2125. Ohio Union at The Ohio State University, 1739 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-9835. OSU Faculty Club, 181 S. Oval Dr., 43210, 614292-2262. Park Street Patio, 533 Park St., 43215, 614-9751363. Pinnacle Golf Club, 1500 Pinnacle Club Dr., 43123, 614-539-0049.

Downtown Columbus Quest Conference Centers, 8405 Pulsar Pl., 43240, 614-540-5540. The River Club at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-469-0000. Santa Maria, (office location) 1111 E. Broad St., 43205, 614-645-8760. Schmidt’s Banquet und Meeting Haus, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-449-4038. Sequoia Pro Bowl, 5501 Sandalwood Blvd., 43229, 614-436-BOWL. Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614416-7625. TAT Ristorante di Famiglia, 1210 S. James Rd., 43227, 614-236-1392. Value City Arena/Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Arena Dr., 43210, 614-688-3939. Venue & Loft at Smith Bros’, 580 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-464-0700. Via Vecchia Winery, 485 S. Front St., 43215, 614-893-5455. Westerville Conference Center, 98 Commerce Park Dr., 43082, 614-623-5175. Winding Hollow, 6140 Babbitt Rd., 43054, 614855-8600. WOSU @ COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614292-4360. The Worthington Inn, 649 High St., 43085, 614885-2600.

Media – Print 614 Magazine, 458 E. Main St., 43215, 614-4884400. Alive!, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-469-6214. Apartment Finder Magazine, 467 Waterbury Ct., 43230, 614-231-8381. Capital Style, 62 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-4696136. CNS/ThisWeek Community Newspapers, 7801 N. Central Dr., 43035, 740-888-6002. Columbus Bride, 5255 Sinclair Rd., P.O. Box 29913, 43229, 614-540-5900. Columbus Business First, 303 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-4040. Columbus C.E.O., 5255 Sinclair Rd., P.O. Box 29913, 43229, 614-540-8900. Columbus Custom Publishing, 5255 Sinclair Rd., P.O. Box 29913, 43229, 614-410-0440. Columbus Entertainment Magazine, Multipurpose Publishing, LLC, P.O. Box 1369, 43123, 614-580-9540. Columbus Monthly, 5255 Sinclair Rd., P.O. Box 29913, 43229, 614-888-4567.

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Columbus Parent, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614469-6214. Crave, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-469-6214. The Dispatch Printing Co., 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-461-5000. Fronteras, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-461-5227. High Street Neighborhoods, 815 N. High St., Basement Ste. ii, 43215, 614-268-8525. Ohio Magazine, Inc., 4242 Tuller Rd., Ste. A, 43017, 614-461-7645. The Other Paper, 5255 Sinclair Rd., P.O. Box 29913, 43229, 614-888-4567. outlook: columbus/Outlook Media, 815 N. High St., Basement Ste. ii, 43215, 614-2688525. Suburban News Publications, 5257 Sinclair Rd., 43229, 614-785-1212.

Media – Radio 97.1 The Fan–Sports Radio, 605 S. Front St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-460-3850. BlahTalkRadio.com, 252 S. Fourth St., 43215, 614-222-1048. RadiOhio, Inc./WBNS, 605 S. Front St., 43215, 614-460-3850. WOSU Public Media, 2400 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-292-4360.

Media – Television ABC 6-FOX 28-My TV Columbus, 1261 Dublin Rd., 43215, 614-481-6666. ONN–Ohio News Network, 770 Twin Rivers Dr., 43215, 614-280-6300. WBNS TV, 770 Twin Rivers Dr., 43215, 614460-3700. WCMH-NBC-4, 3165 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-263-4444. WOSU Public Media, 2400 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-292-4360.

Products – Flowers and Balloons DeSantis Florists, Inc., 865 DeSantis Ct., 43214, 614-451-4414. Edible Arrangements Columbus, 1415 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-5560.

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PHOTOS COURTESY CITY OF WORTHINGTON

Worthington Events in downtown Worthington

Special Advertising Section

The historic Worthington Inn

Experience New England by Visiting Worthington in the Fall It has been said that New England is most beautiful in the fall. Visit Worthington and think you are there. The streets lined with unique shops and restaurants, the trees on the Village Green turning colors and the Farmers Market offering fall specialties make Worthington the place to visit in the fall. Downtown Worthington offers a variety of events beginning with our newest, First Friday. Visit downtown Worthington the first Friday of each month from 6-9 p.m. Stroll our sidewalks, filled with artists and musicians. Visit our unique shops offering a variety of specialty items and our restaurants offering great food and wine tastings. Then, kick off the season with Old Worthington Market Day, Saturday, Sept. 24, featuring arts and crafts and favorite foods. It is one of Worthington’s most popular events. The next exciting event is Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8. There are activities for the entire family, including pumpkin painting. Visit our shops to find perfect seasonal items for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can still enjoy the outdoor cafes as long as the weather cooperates, and the outdoor Farmers Market continues through the end of October. Be sure to mark your calendars for Holiday Open House on Sunday, Nov. 27. Shops and restaurants offer refreshments and holiday specials and there is entertainment along the streets. For more details about events in Worthington, visit www.visitworthingtonohio.com. When it comes to shopping, Worthington offers the best of the old and the new. Downtown Worthington’s streets are lined

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with a variety of shops offering clothes, home décor and jewelry. The Shops at Worthington Place is located at St. Rte. 23 (North High Street) and I-270 and is the most pleasant of mall experiences. It offers stores you know and love, as well as specialty stores and restaurants. While strolling along the streets of downtown Worthington, enjoy unique shopping at stores such as Fritzy Jacobs, Denig Jewelers and Worthington Jewelers. If you are looking for that perfect wedding dress, visit La Jeune Mariee. A new area of shops and restaurants is now open at the corner of High Street and New England Avenue in downtown Worthington, including House Wine, The Candle Lab, Elli Nail Spa and Rivage Atlantique. Downtown Worthington offers a variety of restaurants such as P.K. O’Ryan’s for a sandwich and a brew, La Chatelaine, a French bakery and cafe, and The Old Bag of Nails Pub, known for its fish

and chips. If you have a special event to celebrate, The Restaurant at the Worthington Inn offers that special setting with American cuisine and has been recognized as one of Columbus’ top dining establishments. The Greater Worthington area has a variety of attractions and entertainment for visitors of all ages and interests. The McConnell Arts Center is a contemporary, multidisciplinary facility presenting and promoting the performing, visual and digital arts. The Worthington Historical Society features the Old Rectory with its exquisite Doll Museum and gift and antique shop, as well as special exhibits. Built in 1811, the Orange Johnson House still stands on its original location. At the home, visitors can view furnishings from the 19th century. The Ohio Railway Museum showcases railway cars used throughout the rail transportation years. Overnight visitors will find the Worthington area offers more than 20 different lodging options and several firstclass meeting and convention hotels. The easy accessibility of the area, combined with these excellent facilities, makes Worthington the perfect choice for an event. Worthington is located just nine miles north of downtown Columbus and is accessible from interstates 71 and 270, St. Rte. 315 and U.S. Rte. 23. For additional information, contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington at 800-871-3070 or visit www.visitworthingtonohio.com.


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Products – Manufacturers Clark Grave Vault Company/CTL Steel, 375 E. Fifth Ave., 43201, 614-294-3761.

Products – Mobile Phones BearCom Wireless, 653-D McCorkle Blvd., 43081, 614-818-2594. Cingular, 485 Metro Pl. S., Ste. 500, 43017, 614-793-4706. Convention Communications Inc., 1144 Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-488-7300.

Products – Office Equipment and Supplies Capitol Office Supply, 777-L Dearborn Park Ln., 43085, 614-846-7303. ComDoc, 330 W. Spring St., Ste. 140, 43215, 614-628-8400. IKON Office Solutions, 400 Metro Pl., 43017, 614-789-4555. Lake Business Products, 781 Busch Ct., 43229, 614-847-7500. SOH Productions, 136 Mill St., Ste. 230, 43230, 614-523-3535.

Products – Office Furniture Loth, Inc., 855 Grandview Ave., 43215, 614487-4000.

Products – Party Supplies Costume Holiday House, 1510 Bethel Rd., 43214, 614-451-0715.

Products – Promotional Items American Whistle Corporation, 6540 Huntley Rd., 43229, 614-846-2918. Artina Promotional Products, 50 S. Liberty St., Ste. 250, 43065, 614-635-8865. Graphic Awards, 960 King Ave., 43212, 614424-9000. MJW Graphics, P.O. Box 1464, 43068, 614755-9588. Shaw Print & Promotion, Inc., 835 Grandview Ave., 43215, 614-224-5844. Vincent Branding LLC, 951 High St., Ste. B, 43085, 614-581-7356.

Products – Purveyors Columbus Coca Cola, 4500 Groves Rd., 43232, 614-863-7234. Columbus Distributing Company, 4949 Freeway Dr. E., 43229, 614-846-1000. Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, 1241 Gibbard Ave., 43219, 614-253-8771. Superior Beverage Group, 871 Michigan Ave., 43215, 614-294-3555. Wasserstrom Company, 477 S. Front St., 43215, 614-228-6525.

Products – Utilities American Electric Power, One Riverside Plaza, 43215, 614-716-1677.

Services – Event – Audio Visual Services Audio Visual Solutions (ITA), 3033 E. 14th Ave., 43219, 614-258-2900. AV Staging Group, Inc., 852 Freeway Dr. N., 43229, 614-848-8525. Bartha Audio Visual, 600 N. Cassady Ave., 43219, 614-252-7455. Hughie’s Audio Visual & Staging, Inc., 7034 Worthington-Galena Rd., 43085, 614-4365273. Live! Technologies, 3854 Fisher Rd., 43228, 614-278-7777. Markey’s Rental & Staging, 2365 Enterprise Park Pl., Indianapolis, IN 46218, 614-2217920. 68

New Image Studios, 6161 Busch Blvd., Ste. 90, 43229, 614-834-4201. Presentation Services, 350 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-8444. Prestige AV & Creative Services, 4835 Para Dr., Cincinnati, 45237, 800-294-3179. Technology Express, 820 Midpoint Dr., O’Fallon, MO 63366, 636-978-1005.

Services – Event – Audio Visual Services – Production Brainstorm Media, Inc., 1423 Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-5611. Mills James Productions, 3545 Fishinger Blvd., 43026, 614-777-9933. Vital Film Works/Your Story Everywhere, 1305 Holly Ave., 43212, 614-294-1306. WOSU Public Media, 2400 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-292-4360.

Services – Event – Body Art Funhouse Faces, 2430 E. Powell Rd., 43035, 614-433-9343. Just Kiddin’ Airbrush Body Art LLC, 7636 Dalglen Dr., 43068, 614-832-1539.

Services – Event – Caterers Aramark, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-8272700. Berwick Manor Restaurant, 3250 Refugee Rd., 43232, 614-235-7100. BLUES, 400 N. High St., 43215, 847-772-1433. California Pizza Kitchen–Easton Town Center, 4007 Gramercy St., 43219, 614475-1952. California Pizza Kitchen–Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-9856304. Cameron Mitchell Catering, 7619 Huntington Park Dr., 43235, 614-848-4700. Catering By Design at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-4712260. Creative Cuisine Catering, 839 Busch Ct., 43229, 614-436-4949. Der Dutchman Bakery & Catering, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City, 43064, 614-4252586. Donatos Pizza & Catering, 935 Taylor Station Rd., 43230, 614-340-3333. Dutch Kitchen, 8690 U.S. Rte. 42, Plain City, 43064, 614-513-7365. Edible Arrangements Columbus, 1415 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-5560. Freshbox Catering, LLC, 125 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-859-9416. Fusion Catering, 33 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-4100. Katalina’s Cafe Corner, 1105 Pennsylvania Ave., 43201, 614-294-2233. Katzinger’s Delicatessen, 475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354. Kingsdale Market District, 3061 Kingsdale Center, 43221, 614-538-0783. Milo’s Catering & Banquet Services, 980 W. Broad St., 43222, 614-224-0104. OSU University Catering, 47 Curl Dr., 43210, 614-688-3562. The River Club at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-469-0000. Sandman Gourmet Catering, 440 Polaris Pkwy., 43082, 614-839-7263. Shane’s Rib Shack, 1522 Gemini Pl., 43240, 614-436-9600. Sidecar Global Catering, 263 E. Whittier St., 43206, 614-425-4986. The Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-464-0143. Spinelli’s Deli, 767 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-2801044. Spinelli’s Deli Downtown, 50 N. High St., 43215, 614-280-1044. Sunny Street Cafe, 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-396-5030.

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TAT Ristorante di Famiglia, 1210 S. James Rd., 43227, 614-236-1392. Two Caterers, 6800 Schrock Hill Ct., 43229, 614-882-7323. Vito’s Catering, 2022 Crown Plaza Dr., 43235, 614-459-3377. Weiland’s Gourmet Market & Catering, 3600 Indianola Ave., 43214, 614-261-6532. zpizza, 945 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-3289. Zuppa Catering, 580 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614464-9999.

Services – Event – Convention and Registration Hughie’s Audio Visual & Staging, Inc., 7034 Worthington-Galena Rd., 43085, 614-4365273.

Services – Event – Decorators and Theme Parties Posh Event Services, Inc., 1020 Pittsburgh Dr., Ste. B, Delaware, 43015, 740-362-0004.

Services – Event – Destination Management Destination Management & Marketing, 6329 Linworth Rd., 43085, 614-785-0605. Destinations by Design, LLC, 5984 MacEwen Ct., 43017, 614-798-9857. Event Design International, 4200 Regent St., Ste. 200, 43219, 614-944-5221.

Services – Event – Entertainment – Agencies Class Acts Entertainment, 245 Mt. Vernon Ave., Ste.100, 43215, 614-358-1888.

Services – Event – Entertainment – Casinos and Parties Black Diamond Casino Events, P.O. Box 20752, 43220, 614-799-2355. O.T.&T. Casino Events LLC, 1363 Community Park Dr., 43229, 614-882-3733.

Services – Event – Entertainment – Interactive Activity Encore Entertainment, 1955 Meander Dr., 43229, 614-975-1200. PhotoBoxi, 614-359-0809.

Services – Event – Entertainment – Music The Alliance Chorus of Central Ohio, 6614 Winesap Pl., 43082, 614-899-2180. Dwight Lenox Music, 794 Crofton Circle, 43068, 614-323-7106. Encore Entertainment, 1955 Meander Dr., 43229, 614-975-1200. Jazz Arts Group and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, 930 N. High St., 43201, 614-2945200. Michael Rose Entertainment Enterprises, P.O. Box 23904, 43223, 614-351-7233. Miriam Weber Brown, Harpist, 2787 Serene Pl., 43231, 614-898-0900. Super Star Productions, 5020 Reed Rd., 43220, 614-457-6211. Team DJ, 4142 Bryson Cove Circle, 43016, 614798-8794.

Services – Event – Equipment Rental Event Source, 8875 Whitney Dr., 43035, 614431-3000. O’Neil Tent Company, Inc., 895 Walnut St., P.O. Box 88, 43110, 614-837-6352.


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Grove City Where people visiting Columbus stay! Upcoming Summer-Fall Events Balloons-n-Tunes, Aug. 26, 27 Beulah Park, 3811 Southwest Blvd. Hot air balloons up close. Teathered rides, night glows, ascensions, exhibits, vendors Free admission, parking $5

E-Jet International, Sept. 8-11 Field of Dreams Airport, 6321 Young Rd. Large scale model jet aircraft fly at 200+ mph Planes from throughout the world Free admission, parking $5

World of Wonders, Month of Sept. Grove City Welcome Center, 3378 Park St. Artifacts 50+ million years old; dinosaur egg from China, fossils, minerals, butterflies, and more Free admission, free parking

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Services – Event – Exhibit Design and Production Eagle Exhibit Services, Inc., 111 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-6521. Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio, LLC., 2801 Charter St., 43228, 614-684-2050.

Services – Event – Exhibit Logistics Typhoon Logistics, Inc., Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Ste. 129, 43215, 614-223-9558.

Services – Event – Exhibitor Services SmartCity Networks, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2570.

Services – Event – Exposition Management Offinger Management Co., 746 Morrison Rd., 43230, 740-452-4541.

Services – Event – Exposition Services – Contractors ACT, Inc. (Associations, Conventions, Tradeshows, Inc.), 4185 Janitrol Rd., 43228, 614-351-7100. Excel Decorators, Inc., 3910 Groves Rd., Ste. A, 43232, 614-522-0056. Fern Exposition and Event Services, 1500 Old Leonard Ave., 43219, 614-253-1500. National Expo, Inc., 853 S. Columbia Rd., Ste. 151, Plainfield, IN 46168, 317-839-7355. Posh Event Services, Inc., 1020 Pittsburgh Dr., Ste. B, Delaware, 43015, 740-362-0004.

Services – Event – Planners – Meetings and Events Bannister & Associates, Inc., 34 N. High St., 43054, 614-895-1355. Conference Group, Inc., 1580 Fishinger Rd., 43221, 614-488-2030. Event Design International, 4200 Regent St., Ste. 200, 43219, 614-944-5221. Event In Site, LLC, 118 Graceland Blvd., Ste. 189, 43214, 614-783-7598. First Class Conferences, P.O. Box 1367, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465, 843-471-2357. Garrison & Associates, Inc., 4701 Olentangy River Rd., Ste. 201, 43214, 614-273-1400. HelmsBriscoe, 1215 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 220, 43240, 614-985-1682. Offinger Management Co., 746 Morrison Rd., 43230, 740-452-4541. The Ohio State University, Office of Continuing Education’s Conference Management, 225 Mount Hall, 1050 Carmack Rd., 43210, 614-292-8860.

Services – Event – Security U.S. Protection Service, 5785 Emporium Square, 43231, 614-794-4950.

Services – Event – Signage AArrow Advertising, 2471 Hilliard Rome Rd., 43026, 614-777-9261. ARC, 374 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-224-5149. Aurora Exhibit Solutions, Inc., 929 Eastwind Dr., Ste. 223, 43081, 614-523-3699. Street Hop Advertising, P.O. Box 752, 43068, 614-467-0085.

Services – Professional – Accounting PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 41 S. High St., Ste. 2500, 43215, 614-225-8700.

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Services – Professional – Advertising/Marketing/ Public Relations Ad-Rack, Inc., 22 Stonebridge Rd., Louisville, KY 40207, 502-896-2030. Cement Marketing, 2489 Summit St., Apt. A, 43205, 614-754-8228. Clay Creative, 1550 Lewis Center Rd., Ste. C, 43035, 740-548-0307. Daruma Marketing and Communications Ltd., 5439 Red Bank Rd., Galena, 43021, 614-2034361. Engauge, 375 N. Front St., Ste. 400, 43215, 614573-1010. Fahlgren Mortine, 4030 Easton Station, Ste. 300, 43219, 614-846-7777. Hinson Ltd Public Relations, 4016 Townsfair Way, Ste. 209, 43219, 614-416-7100. Meyer Bennett Creative, 2109 W. Fifth Ave., Ste. F, 43212, 614-485-9913. Ondo Media, 676 Fallside Ln., 43081, 614-9356827. Orange Barrel Media, 3400 S.W. Blvd., P.O. Box 1236, 43123, 614-294-4898. Paul Werth Associates, 10 N. High St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-224-8114. Promotions One Inc., 929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-299-8596. Ryan Partnership, 440 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 350, 43082, 614-436-6558. UpYourMarket.com, 6224 Meriden Ct., 43110, 614-531-6759. Weirick Communications, Inc., 7792 Olentangy River Rd., Ste. F-1, 43235, 614-848-8380.

Services – Professional – Architecture Moody Nolan, Inc., 300 Spruce St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-461-4664.

Services – Professional – Banking Fifth Third Bank, 21 E. State St., 43215, 614744-7553. Fifth Third–OSU, 1960 N. High St., 43201, 614291-2017. Huntington National Bank, 3931 Morse Road Crossing, 43219, 614-480-0100. Huntington National Bank, 17 S. High St., 43215, 614-480-4293. Huntington National Bank, 662 N. High St., 43215, 614-480-0095. Huntington National Bank, 1555 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614-480-0020. Huntington National Bank, 150 W. Sycamore St., 43215, 614-480-0068. Huntington National Bank, 1582 N. High St., 43201, 614-583-8277. JPMorgan Chase Bank, 1121 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-217-6284. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 100 E. Broad St., 10th Floor, 43215, 614-248-9566. US Bank, 10 W. Broad St., 12th Floor, 43215, 614-232-8017.

Services – Professional – Building/Construction Continental Building Systems, 150 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-883-1084. Contracting Solutions, 6118 Westerville Rd., 43081, 614-890-9090.

Services – Professional – Commercial Cleaning Scioto Services, 1302 W. Mound St., 43223, 614-228-7553.

Services – Professional – Computers The Data House, 303 Green Meadows Dr. S., 43081, 614-846-2566.

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Services – Professional – Consulting KForce, 200 E. Campus View Blvd., 43235, 614-578-3405.

Services – Professional – Employment and Staffing Aryes Staffing, 411 E. Town St., 43215, 614783-0354.

Services – Professional – Funerals Schoedinger Funeral Service, 229 E. State St., 43215, 614-224-6105.

Services – Professional – Graphic Design Browning Design, 335 Wilber Ave., 43215, 614-421-7037. Meyer Bennett Creative, 2109 W. Fifth Ave., Ste. F, 43212, 614-485-9913.

Services – Professional – Health Care Hometown Urgent Care, 4400 N. High St., 43214, 614-263-4400. Medical Mutual of Ohio, 9961 Brewster Ln., 43065, 614-932-7200. OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with NextCare, 24 Hidden Ravines Dr., 43065, 740-549-2700. OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with NextCare, 1132 Hunter Ave., 43201, 614544-0822. OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with NextCare, 6955 Hospital Dr., 43016, 614923-0300. OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with NextCare, 2030 Stringtown Rd., 43123, 614-833-0160. OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with Nextcare, 5610 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230, 614-476-1112. Stepping Up and Out–Wellness Adventures for Women/Urban Adventures for All, 15 Price Ave., Ste. 101, 43201, 614-225-9100.

Services – Professional – Human Resource Benefits Nationwide Better Health, One Nationwide Plaza, 43215, 614-249-5755.

Services – Professional – Insurance Farmers Insurance, 2500 Farmers Dr., Ste. 200, 43235, 614-602-3000. Grange Insurance Companies, 671 S. High St., 43206, 614-445-2828. Nationwide, One Nationwide Plaza 01-36-13, 43215, 614-249-0777. State Farm Insurance, Belinda Waite Agency, 240 N. Liberty St., 43065, 614785-0271.

Services – Professional – Internet ColumbusUnderground.com, 65 E. Gay St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-946-0826. The Metropreneur, 65 E. Gay St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-946-0826. SmartCity Networks, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2570.

Services – Professional – Investing OPOC.us (One Point of Contact), 300 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Ste. 300, 43085, 614318-2200.


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Services – Professional – Real Estate – Agents Cam Taylor Co. Ltd., Realtors, 882 High St., 43085, 614-888-0307. Coldwell Banker/King Thompson, 5500 Frantz Rd., Ste. 100, 43017, 614-792-0808. Integra Realty Resources Columbus, 6241 Riverside Dr., 43017, 614-451-3211. New Albany Realty, 220 Market St., Ste. D, 43054, 614-939-8901. Regina Acosta Tobin, ABR, Realtor RE/MAX Metro Plus, 502 S. Third St., 43215, 614-5077785.

Services – Professional – Real Estate – Commercial

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Services – Professional – Legal Services Crabbe, Brown & James LLP, 500 S. Front St., Ste. 1200, 43215, 614-228-5511. Jones Day, P.O. Box 165017, 43216, 614-2813920. Schottenstein Zox and Dunn, 250 West St., 43215, 614-462-2700. Shaw and Miller, Attorneys at Law, 555 City Park Ave., 43215, 614-227-0007. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., 41 S. High St., Ste. 1300, 43215, 614-365-2700. Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, P.O. Box 1008, 43216, 614-464-6400.

Services – Professional – Moving and Storage Planes Moving & Storage, 2000 Dividend Dr., 43228, 614-777-9090.

Services – Professional – Photography – Photographers Dallager Photography, 4343 Big Sky Ct., 43230, 614-402-3806. h foster’s Digital Photography, 2894 Dover Rd., 43209, 614-747-1235. Larry Hamill Photography, 77 E. Deshler Ave., 43206, 614-444-2798. Lotz Studios, 357 W. Third Ave., 43201, 614460-9851. New Image Studios, 6161 Busch Blvd., Ste. 90, 43229, 614-834-4201. Ohio Stock Photography, P.O. Box 645, 43035, 614-261-0514. PhotoBoxi, 1282 Nantucket Ave., 43235, 614359-0809. Picture America Photography, 120 Northwoods Blvd., 43235, 614-228-3686. Randall Lee Schieber Photography, 2854 Sherwood Rd., 43209, 614-236-4689.

Services – Professional – Printer ARC, 374 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-224-5149. Capitol Citicom, 2225 Citygate Dr., Ste. A, 43219, 614-472-2679. Kennedy Printing Company, 1631 Broad Ave., Findlay, 45840, 419-422-1802. MJW Graphics, P.O. Box 1464, 43068, 614-7559588. The Printed Image, 41 S. Grant Ave., 43215, 614221-1412. Vincent Branding LLC, 951 High St., Ste. B, 43085, 614-581-7356. 72

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Services – Professional – Real Estate – Developers Capitol Square Limited, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-461-7600.

Services – Professional – Relocation Services Relocation Consultants, Ltd., P.O. Box 714, 43026, 614-208-8179.

Services – Professional – Shipping The UPS Store, 605 N. High St., 43215, 614458-1126.

Services – Professional – Signage American Colorscans/ACS, 5178 Sinclair Rd., 43229, 614-895-0233. Columbus Sign Company, 1515 E. Fifth Ave., 43219, 614-252-3133. Sign A Rama, 39 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-2217803. West-Camp Press, Inc., 39 Collegeview Rd., 43081, 614-882-2378.

Services – Professional – Specialized Anderson Concrete Corp., P.O. Box 398, 43216, 614-443-0123. Bed Bug Inspector, 614-747-3463. Ohio Label Inc., 5005 Transamerica Dr., 43228, 614-777-0180. Pet Palace, 2800 Ole Country Lane, 43219, 614-471-6400.

Services – Professional – Telecommunications AT&T Ohio, 150 E. Gay St., Rm. 4A, 43215, 614-223-5652. MobileXpeditions, LLC, P.O. Box 247, 43017, 888-242-1263. Time Warner Cable, 1015 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-481-5308.

Services – Specialized – Mail Services Pitney Bowes PSI Presort Services, 3360 Urbancrest Industrial Dr., Bldg. 2, 43123, 614-272-0040.

Services – Specialized – Plant Maintenance The Plant People, Inc., 12968 Carson Rd., Orient, 43146, 614-877-2484.

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Transportation – Airports Bolton Field Airport, c/o Columbus Regional Airport Authority, 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614-8519900. Port Columbus International Airport, 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614-2394000. Rickenbacker International Airport, c/o Columbus Regional Airport Authority, 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614491-1401.

Transportation – Public Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), 33 N. High St., 43222, 614-275-5800.

Transportation – Rental – Automobiles Dollar Rent a Car (DTG Operations, Inc.), 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614237-5800. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 3720 Lacon Rd., 43026, 614-921-2411. Thrifty Car Rental (DTG Operations, Inc.), 840 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-237-5800.

Transportation – Service – Coaches and Shuttles America Interstate Tours, 891 High St., 43085, 614-888-6687. Anderson Travel Service, 1683 Linwood Ave., 43207, 614-444-4233. Arch Express Transportation and Tours, 1637 E. Livingston Ave., 43205, 614-2522277. Buckeye Charters Ltd., 8240 Expansion Way, Dayton, 45424, 937-432-5225. Cardinal Transportation Ltd., 2845 Fisher Rd., 43204, 614-274-2500. Cavalier Coach Corp., P.O. Box 248, Summit Station, 43073, 614-299-6101. Columbus Transportation & Tours, 2999 Switzer Ave., 43219, 614-372-0355. Creative Coach Company/The Fun Bus, 2141 Commerce St., Lancaster, 43130, 740653-4600. First Student, 1799 Frebis Ave., 43206, 614445-6560. Lakefront Lines, Inc., 3152 E. 17th Ave., 43219, 614-476-1113. Meeting Motion LLC, 1537 Sarin St., 43240, 614-562-8844. Urban Express Transportation, Inc., 1640 E. Fifth Ave., 43219, 614-253-7000.

Transportation – Service – Limousines Arch Express Transportation and Tours, 1637 E. Livingston Ave., 43205, 614-2522277. Cardinal Transportation Ltd., 2845 Fisher Rd., 43204, 614-274-2500. Carey of Columbus Limousine Service, P.O. Box 605, Cleveland, 44107, 614-2285466. Sarah Express, LLC, 245 N. Fifth St., Ste. 360, 43215, 614-364-4012. Urban Express Transportation, Inc., 1640 E. Fifth Ave., 43219, 614-253-7000.

Transportation – Service – Taxis Columbus Yellow Cab, 1989 Camaro Ave., 43207, 614-444-4444.

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