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Contents SUMMER 2012 4

Plan Your Visit

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Food & Drink Treat yourself to a meal at a locally owned eatery, where top chefs offer true tastes of the city.

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Sports An action-packed sports schedule gives fans plenty of reasons to cheer.

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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.

Attractions & Entertainment The city’s top spots for fun, from arenas and art museums to wineries and wildlife.

Columbus Custom Publishing 34 S. Third St., Columbus, OH 43215 614-410-0440 Vice President & Publisher Katie Wolfe Lloyd Director of Dispatch Magazines Brian Lindamood Editor Jill Hawes Production Manager Craig Rusnak Advertising Director Rheta Gallagher Senior Account Executive Bryan McMahan Sales Assistant Maureen Thon

Summer Events Festivals, artistic activities and athletic events lead the season lineup.

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

The Delightful Dozen A look at 12 of the city’s essential sights, including downtown hot spots and hopping neighborhoods, in honor of 2012.

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

Just For You Whether you’re a history buff, an adrenaline junkie or an arts aficionado, there are plenty of destinations designed with you in mind.

13 Businesses listed are members of Experience Columbus, current as of Nov. 15, 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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Columbus Arts Festival, courtesy Columbus Arts Festival; Red, White & Boom!, by Jonathan Quilter/ Columbus Dispatch; Columbus Clippers, by Kyle Robertson/ Columbus Dispatch; the carousel at Columbus Commons, by Rod Berry/ Ohio Stock Photography.

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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

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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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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 614645-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 56). Public transportation is provided by Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA, 614-228-1776 or cota.com). Normal bus fare is $2; express fare, $2.75. 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 $2. 5) When the bus stops at your destination, exit out the back door. Taxi service is widely available (see page 56). 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. ArtsinOhio.com, 614-466-2613. Visit ArtsinOhio.com, your online guide to arts and culture in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and all of Ohio. AT&T Yellow Pages, 1530 Corporate Woods Pkwy., 44685, 330-896-6024. Your direct source to all businesses in the Greater Columbus region. Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Avenue, 43215, 614-645-2275. Main library located on South Grant Avenue, two blocks south of Broad Street. ColumbusArts.com, 100 E. Broad St., Ste. 2250, 43215, 614-224-2606. Your guide to cultural events and organizations in Central Ohio. www.columbusarts.com. 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 54 for specific branches to serve your needs.

Important Numbers 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 Franklin County Sheriff......614-462-3333 International Visitors Council, Inc. .......614-225-9057 Ohio Tourism Information .....................800-BUCKEYE DiscoverOhio.com Police .......................................614-645-4545 Port Columbus International Airport......614-239-4083 State Highway Patrol.........614-466-2660 Time/Weather ............................614-281-1111 Urgent Care–OhioHealth in partnership with NextCare Downtown/ Victorian Village ..............614-544-0822 Dublin..................................614-923-0300 Gahanna..................................614-476-1112 Grove City ...........................614-833-0160 Powell .................................740-549-2700 U.S. Customs...........................614-497-1865

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Have a need for speed? A passion for plants? A hankering for history? Whatever your particular interest may be, Columbus has got you covered.

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Still more exciting attractions await outside Columbus. At Hocking Valley Canoeing in Logan, you can explore the scenic Hocking River via canoe or kayak. Race a friend down the river or pack a lunch and turn the three-hour route into a day trip. If you like zip lines, you’re in luck. Soar among the treetops with one of Hocking Hills Canopy Tours’ three routes. The Canopy tour includes 10 zip lines through the treetops, while the Super Zip’s quarter-mile, 50 mph ride will leave you breathless. And only the truly brave can handle the Night Flight, a two-hour tour through the darkness. In Cumberland, the Wilds puts its own unique spin on zip lines: Fly over the vast wildlife conservation center and spy exotic animals as you go. Sports fans also will find plenty to cheer about. Greater Columbus boasts more than 100 public and private golf courses, including some designed by the game’s greatest architects. Join the gallery and get some tips from the pros at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance (an COURTESY HOCKING HILLS

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a sports enthusiast, Columbus has plenty of places to get your pulse pounding. Even the youngest thrill-seekers will be satisfied at Magic Mountain, located near Polaris Fashion Place and in Reynoldsburg. With go-karts, laser tag, bumper boats, mini golf, batting cages and more, there’s no shortage of entertainment for kids and kids-atheart. More action-packed fun can be found at Lazer Kraze, north of the city in Lewis Center. It offers an adrenalinHocking pumping, multi-level laser tag arena, along with an inflatables area with Hills slides, jousting and more. Canopy Prefer outdoor adventures? Head to Tours Zoombezi Bay, adjacent to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, for heartpounding water fun. With 17 water slides, a wave pool and an action river, there’s plenty to scream about. And after taking in the terrifying thrills of Big Boa Falls and the Python Plunge, the lazy river is a great way to calm down.

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Foodies Food fanatics will find plenty to feast on in Columbus. For an insider’s look, consider a guided tour by Columbus Food Adventures. It offers themed tours that revolve around eateries in specific neighborhoods or certain types of food, including desserts, tacos and alt eats, focusing on ethnic cuisine. For some food-related shopping, head to the North Market, a historic marketplace with more than 30 vendors selling meat, seafood, cheese, spices, fresh produce, wine and a delicious array of prepared foods. Wander through the outdoor farmers’ market on Saturday mornings during the growing season (typically April-October), and don’t miss the North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival July 13-15 for tasty treats and samplings from Ohio’s finest wineries. More farm fare can be found outdoors at the Pearl Market

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official PGA Tour event), founded by Columbus native Jack Nicklaus. The world’s top golfers tee off at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin May 28June 3. Duffers also will enjoy the Jack Nicklaus Museum near The Ohio State University campus, where you can see memorabilia from the Golden Bear’s career as well as displays chronicling the history of the sport. Racing enthusiasts can head to MidOhio Sports Car Course, a 330-acre racing complex in Lexington, from June-early September. Catch one of the track’s numerous races from the grandstand, or watch from one of the amphitheater-like viewing mounds located at every key point on the track. There’s also two-wheeled action in town. Motorcycle buffs shouldn’t miss the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, where you can learn about the history of American motorcycling as a sport and an industry. And spectators can cheer on participants in Pelotonia, an annual bike ride between Columbus and Kenyon College in Gambier that raises money for cancer research; this year’s event is Aug. 10-12.

downtown on Tuesdays and Fridays; the Market at 15th & High, held on the Wexner Center Plaza on the OSU campus every Thursday; and at farmers’ markets throughout the week in many of the city’s suburbs. Most markets run May-October. Of course, Columbus also has more than its share of excellent restaurants. Visit the Dine Originals Columbus website for a list of locally owned establishments committed to offering creative eating experiences. During Dine Originals Week March 5-12, many of them will offer special fixed-price menus. For more details on the city’s dining scene, see page 30.

Enthusiastic Imbibers If your culinary interests lean more toward libations, Columbus has plenty of destinations for wine, beer and spirits. The Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus downtown and the Columbus Brewing Company in the Brewery District both have on-site production facilities, meaning you can pair the very freshest brews with items from their extensive menus. World of Beer, located fittingly in the Brewery District, offers more than 500 different beers daily, including around 40 draft brews that rotate ARNOLD AGENCY/© JOHN ANGELO

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frequently. Southeast of Columbus near Lancaster, you’ll find Rockmill Brewery. Schedule a group tour or a tasting session to sample its five awardwinning beers. For local liquor, head to Watershed Distillery in the suburb of Grandview. Its vodka is made using Midwest-grown corn, and it also sells a citrus-flavored gin. In the Short North Arts District, just north of downtown, Middle West Spirits whips up delicious vodkas and a whiskey, all made with locally sourced ingredients. Next door is Brothers Drake meadery, which produces a dozen varieties of luscious honey wine. Columbus also has plenty to impress wine connoisseurs. Camelot Cellars and Wine on High in the Short North have retail shops and offer tastings and wines by the glass. In the Brewery District, Via Vecchia makes wine “the old way,” with no added chemicals or preservatives. Pick up a bottle or stop by one of its monthly tastings. At House Wine in the suburb of Worthington, you can join casual group tastings every Thursday night, schedule a formal one or just pop in to sample on your own or to pick up a bottle or two. The Wine Bistro, with locations near Polaris and in Upper Arlington, is a retail wine shop and restaurant. Enjoy pasta, flatbreads or baguettes with your favorite wines from around the world. Not far from Easton Town Center on the northeast side, you’ll find Wyandotte Winery. Try one of the tasting flights, take a tour of the winery or create a custom label to give your vino a personal touch. Farther east in West Lafayette is Raven’s Glenn Winery, a combination winery, wine shop, tasting room and restaurant that’s billed as “Ohio’s crown jewel of wineries.”

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The first stop for history buffs is the Ohio Statehouse, a sprawling Greek Revival building in the heart of downtown that’s one of the oldest working statehouses in the country. Learn about Ohio’s rich history on free daily tours that give insight into the building’s architectural, historical and political significance. The Santa Maria, moored on the Scioto River downtown, is a full-scale replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship. This floating history museum offers guided tours April-October. Several downtown destinations show life as it once was. The Heritage Museum of Kappa Kappa Gamma, which doubles as the international headquarters for the fraternity, is an Italianate Revival mansion that was home to former Ohio Governor Tod. The nearby Victorian-style Kelton House Museum was a stop on the Underground Railroad. A Sunday tour shows guests what life was like for the Kelton family, who lived in the house in the 19th century. Just south of downtown, the historic German Village neighborhood is the largest privately funded district on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can stroll its brick-lined sidewalks, marveling at beautifully restored Italianate and Queen Annestyle homes, or head to the German Village Society office to schedule group tours and learn about the German immigrants who settled there in the mid 1800s. For a sneak peek into the area’s red brick residences, the German Village Haus und Garten Tour on June 24 offers tours of 12 private homes and gardens. The city’s ultimate history destination is the Ohio History Center, located off Interstate 71. This massive complex features historical plays, an archives library, a museum with rotating exhibits and Ohio Village, a re-creation of a typical Civil War-era town that’s open for special events. If you’re interested in historicthemed guided tours of the city, check out Capital City Tours, the Columbus Historical Society, the Columbus Landmarks Foundation and SegAway Tours of Columbus, which takes visitors out on the town on Segway i2s. There also are some unique destinations just outside the city. The Early Television Museum in Hilliard focuses on technology in television’s earliest days, from the 1920s to the first color models of the ’50s. Motts Military Museum in Groveport features exhibits on all the major U.S. conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War. And Historic Roscoe Village in Coshocton is

a charmingly restored 19th-century town complete with shopping, dining and festivals.

Performance Fans Columbus’ vibrant arts scene includes a wide array of performance art. The Wexner Center for the Arts, The King Arts Complex and CAPA (the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts) all routinely bring top traveling talent to town. Broadway Across America— Columbus imports favorites from the Great White Way. Upcoming shows include “Billy Elliot the Musical” March 20-25 and “West Side Story” April 17-22. Looking for a laugh? Check out Shadowbox Live, the nation’s largest resident theater troupe. Along with original comedy sketches, they perform theatrical works such as “Rent,” showing through April 1. For the little ones, a trip to Columbus Children’s Theatre is a must. Shows such as “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” March 8-25 and “The Secret Garden” April 12-22 are performed by kids, for kids (but will win over adults as well). Performances of a different sort can be found at BalletMet, the city’s acclaimed ballet troupe. The company performs traditional works such as “The Sleeping Beauty” March 9-11 and modern installations such as “DanceTech,” an interactive multimedia show running April 20-28. If you prefer auditory entertainment, Columbus has no shortage of musical diversions. The Columbus Symphony offers classic works as well as a summer series of lighter fare during Picnic with the Pops, which features outdoor performances of toe-tapping tunes. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra delights audiences with jazz, funk, blues and soul—upcoming shows include

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“R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: The Legends of Soul” April 11-15 and a summer series at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Prefer a more contemporary sound? Check out big-name acts at Nationwide Arena and Value City Arena, and get a good mix of national and regional bands at Newport Music Hall or The LC, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. The best local bands can be found at The Basement, and for a more intimate feel, head over to the Big Bang Bar, where dueling pianists play requests. In warmer weather, outdoor sounds abound. The LC’s innovative indoor/ outdoor stage allows for dozens of outdoor concerts every spring and summer, and Columbus Commons hosts weekly performances by local and regional bands. Nearby, along the Scioto riverfront, WaterFire events feature bonfires set afloat on the river at dusk, accompanied by local musical acts. And outdoor celebrations such as the Park Street Festival June 8-9 and the Jazz & Rib Fest July 20-22, both in the downtown Arena District, feature local and national acts. The Columbus Arts Festival June 1-3 combines visual and performing art, offering live music, strolling entertainers and around 400 local, regional and national artists selling a huge array of wares. Literary buffs won’t feel left out of the arts scene, either. Stop by the Ohioana Book Festival May 12 or the historic Thurber House, former home of New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber, for a summer literary picnic. There, authors with Ohio connections read excerpts from their most recent books over a picnic dinner on the lawn. Thurber also hosts an Evenings with Authors series; bestselling British novelist Anne Perry makes a rare U.S. appearance April 18. ❙ Emma Frankart


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onuts, roses, months of the year . . . good things often come in groups of 12. And throughout 2012 there’s a full slate of special activities in celebration of the city’s 200th birthday. Visit 200Columbus.com for details. To get you started celebrating Columbus’ past, present and future, here are a dozen don’t-miss spots. From modern art and elephants to historic homes and hands-on science explorations, there are attractions to wow visitors of every age and interest.

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time world-champion Columbus Clippers Triple-A baseball and The LC for indoor and outdoor concerts. Among downtown’s other noteworthy attractions are The King Arts Complex, a multicultural music and arts center; the Ohio Statehouse, a stunning Civil War-era structure that’s open daily for free tours; Scioto Audubon Metro Park, which includes a free outdoor climbing wall; and the

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With several new attractions opening in the past year, the heart of the city just keeps beating stronger. Nowhere else in the world but downtown Columbus can you see a famous painting rendered in topiary, pay tribute to a civil rights leader and frolic in a massive interactive water feature. The much-anticipated Scioto Mile opened last year and has proven to be a hotspot for families. Whether you’re strolling the esplanade along the river, splashing in the interactive fountain, dining at Milestone 229 or taking in a movie or arts performance on the Bicentennial Stage, there’s something for everyone along this mile-long promenade. A few blocks east, the new Columbus Commons stretches across the site of a former mall. Now filled with plenty of green space and beautiful gardens, the park is the perfect place to play—there’s even a working handcarved carousel on-site. Stop by on May 5 for the grand opening of the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion, a new stage that will host concerts and other events. In the northwest corner of downtown, the Arena District is home to Nationwide Arena, where the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets rule the ice. Restaurants and shops fill this bustling neighborhood, which also houses the historic North Market with 35 local vendors, Huntington Park for the two-

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whimsical Topiary Park, which features life-size people and animals sculpted in shrubbery. The park is a living re-creation of Seurat’s famous painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.”

Columbus Museum of Art To wander through the 10-plus galleries of the Columbus Museum of Art is to embark on a world tour of artistic styles, mediums and masters. Works by the likes of Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Degas are on view, as is the largest public collection of woodcarvings by Columbus folk artist Elijah Pierce. Examples of Impressionism, German Expressionism and Cubism are on display, along with the world’s largest repository of paintings and lithographs by Columbus native George Bellows. The museum also boasts photographs, ethnic art, interactive areas and sculptures. In addition to a year-round schedule of lectures, gallery talks and children’s events, several special exhibitions are planned this season. “Columbus Views,” on display through May 27 in honor of the city’s bicentennial, gathers works by

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artists who captured Columbus locales and neighborhoods on canvas. In “The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League 1936-1951,” April 19-Sept. 2, some 150 vintage prints are showcased, along with extensive ephemera. Other exhibitions include “Monet to Matisse: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Sirak Collection” through May 13, and “Carved and Whittled Sculpture: American Folk Art Walking Sticks from the Hill Collection,” through April 1.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Step into the animal kingdom at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where furry, feathered and finned friends await. From elephants and penguins to buffalo and bats, the zoo’s five geographical areas house 9,000 animals representing 650 species. Hop alongside a kangaroo in Voyage to Australia and the Islands, observe okapi in the African Forest, see rescued manatees at the Shores, check out sun bears and red pandas in Asia Quest and watch polar bears splash around their 2.5-acre Arctic habitat in North America. You’ll have oceans of fun at the zoo’s newest attraction, Stingray Bay, opening this summer. It’s an interactive experience allowing guests of all ages to touch cownose and southern stingrays. This recreation and education destination also includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park, 18-hole Safari Golf Club and a year-round calendar of family-friendly events.

COSI Aspiring scientists can maneuver a rover on Mars, take control of an ocean wave and split a beam of laser light at COSI, an interactive family science center on the west bank of the Scioto River downtown. Housed in a 320,000-square-foot building designed by world-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, COSI features hands-on exhibit areas including Space, Gadgets, Progress, Life, Ocean and WOSU@COSI, a working public TV and radio station. In addition, visitors can enjoy a movie in the seven-story Giant Screen theater, as well as games of rat basketball, the country’s only high-wire unicycle and the hair-raising Electrostatic Generator Show. Hunger pangs can be quelled at the AtomiCafe eatery, and all kinds of educational toys are available at the Science2Go! gift shop. There’s also the outdoor Big Science Park, little kidspace for tots and a host of traveling exhibitions throughout the year. This spring, dig deep into the concept of race and racism in the United States during “Race: Are We So Different?” 14

“Blooms & Butterflies” at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens through May 6. Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, it’s the first nationally traveling exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural and historical points of view. And take an in-depth look at our world’s most precious resource during “Water: H20=Life,” on view March 17-Sept. 3.

German Village Put on your walking shoes and head south of downtown to the brick-paved streets of German Village, a nationally recognized historic preservation district. The neighborhood’s residents take pride in their grand Queen Anne and Italianate houses and charming cottages, often undertaking extensive renovations and tucking elaborate gardens into small side yards. The heart of the village is Schiller Park, an urban green space featuring beautifully tended gardens, a small fishing pond and plenty of benches for relaxing. Mixed in among the many houses are a variety of small businesses. To keep you fueled as you explore, there’s paella at Barcelona Restaurant, giant pastrami sandwiches at Katzinger’s Delicatessen and mouthwatering gourmet fare at Lindey’s and G. Michael’s American Bar & Bistro. For dessert, you’ll find decadent cream puffs at Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus, strudel at Juergen’s German Village Bakery and Restaurant and luscious macaroons at Pistacia Vera. Shoppers will delight in the selection at the many neighborhood stores, including artsy finds at Helen Winnemore’s Contemporary Craft Gallery, 32 rooms of reading material at

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The Book Loft of German Village, gifts handcrafted by local senior citizens at the Golden Hobby Shop and an array of imports at Caterina Ltd., European Housewares, Art & Gifts.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Get up close and personal with flora from around the world at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, located just east of downtown. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the conservatory features 83,000 square feet of greenhouses situated in an 88acre park. Hundreds of plant species thrive across a diverse array of climates, including a cool Himalayan mountain, a tropical rainforest and a lush Pacific Island water garden. Colorful blown-glass installations by artist Dale Chihuly are positioned throughout the facility, which also contains extensive collections of bonsai trees and orchids. Special events are held throughout the year. Escape to an era of elegance during “Orchids! Vibrant Victoriana,” including a special exhibit on the history of the conservatory itself, through April 8. And watch as hundreds of colorful butterflies take flight and feed on tropical blooms March 10-Sept. 9 in “Blooms & Butterflies.” Check out the Botanica gift shop and the Garden Café during your visit, too.

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popular eateries such as Knead, Hubbard Grille, DeepWood, Marcella’s, Bernard’s Tavern and Northstar Café. Art lovers can peruse independent galleries such as ROY G BIV Gallery, while the fashion forward won’t want to miss Substance for Fashion Conscious People and other trendy boutiques such as Jinny, Rowe, Ladybird and Tigertree. This bustling neighborhood hosts Gallery Hops the first Saturday of every month, when businesses stay open late and masses of revelers hit the sidewalks to peruse new exhibits, listen to live music and soak up the bohemian culture.

The Ohio State University As one of the largest single campuses in the country with more than 56,000 students, The Ohio State University is a world of its own. From the parklike Oval to distinctive buildings such as Orton and University halls, the vast campus is well worth exploring. Notable structures include the Wexner Center for the Arts and Ohio Stadium—also known as the Horseshoe, or simply the Shoe. Filled to the brim with more than 100,000 cheering fans when the Buckeye football team plays at home, the stadium is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Adjacent to campus along High Street is South Campus Gateway, which contains the Gateway Film Center, galleries at The Art Initiative and Ohio Art League, and shops such as Barnes & Noble, GameStop and Pitaya. Grab a bite to eat at Eddie George’s Grille 27, Ugly Tuna Saloona, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Panera Bread, Mark Pi’s or Mad Mex.

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Designed by Peter Eisenman and described as a work of art unto itself, the Wexner Center for the Arts on the Ohio

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State campus has won international accolades. Home to the very latest in art, film, music and dance, the venue schedules an impressive array of performances, screenings and exhibitions each year. In addition, the center houses the Heirloom cafe and a store brimming with books, jewelry, toys and other artful items. This spring, the Wex teams up with BalletMet to present an integrated, multimedia theatrical experience called “DanceTech,” in which contemporary dance and cutting-edge technology come together. These special performances, running April 20-28, take place in an interactive environment that is affected and influenced by the choreography and the audience.

Ohio History Center Delve deep into the Buckeye State’s fascinating past at the Ohio History Center. Visitors can explore a variety of topics, from ancient settlements and the natural history of the Ohio Valley to contemporary social and political history. Long-term exhibits in the center’s galleries include “Ohio: Centuries of Change,” a look at Ohio history from frontier days through the 1970s, and the new “Follow the Flag” exhibit featuring 10 conserved Civil War battle flags. “Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Normally Talk About,” Feb. 29-Dec. 30, ventures into race and stereotypes. Among the thought-provoking items on display from the Ohio Historical Society’s collections are a Nazi flag, “Darktown” cartoons of African-Americans and a Cleveland Indians jacket featuring “Chief Wahoo.” The history center grounds also are home to Ohio Village, a reproduction of a small 19th-century Ohio town that is open for special events. These include Ohio

Village Muffins base ball games, which follow the gentlemanly rules (and spelling) of America’s pastime in the 1860s—no spitting or swearing allowed.

Easton Town Center Shopaholics, prepare to meet your match. Located on the northeast side of Columbus, Easton Town Center is an extremely popular shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Designed like a public square complete with fountains and lush landscaping, Easton is virtually a city within a city. Townhouses, a 30-screen movie theater, office space and a nearby ice-skating rink combine with retail to create a mixed-use hub of activity. Specialty stores found nowhere else in Columbus are located here, including Crate & Barrel, The Container Store, West Elm, Burberry, Anthropologie, Madewell and Sur La Table. Renowned jeweler Tiffany & Co. has a location here, as do The Diamond Cellar, outfitter North Face and various shops associated with Columbus-based Limited Brands—Bath & Body Works, Henri Bendel and White Barn Candle Co. Department stores Nordstrom and Macy’s are stocked with everything you could need, from fabulous shoes to the hottest fashions. Diners will delight in eateries such as Bar Louie, Smith & Wollensky, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Mitchell’s Ocean Club, Northstar Café, Panera Bread, Bon Vie and Brio Tuscan Grille. And when you’re ready for some entertainment, you can test your video game prowess at megaarcade KDB or laugh yourself silly during stand-up comedy routines at the Funny Bone Comedy Club.

Polaris Fashion Place Scores of specialty stores are housed within the two-story Polaris Fashion Place, a massive mall located just north of Interstate 270. Retailers include the Apple Store, Lands End, Coach, Von Maur, The Great Indoors and Teavana, and there’s an open-air section of the complex that includes Forever 21, Barnes & Noble and Destination Maternity. Kids can romp in a children’s play area created with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and hunger pangs can be quelled at numerous restaurants, including Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro, Benihana, Pub Polaris and Brio Tuscan Grille. Near the mall, you’ll find scores of other businesses, such as Italian eatery Marcella’s, brownie purveyor Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties and Vino 100 Polaris, which specializes in quality bottles of wine for $25 or less. Steak lovers won’t want to miss Eddie Merlot’s, and fish and chips fans shouldn’t skip the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery. ❙ Kimberly Byce

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calendar: Summer 2012 Jazz & Rib Fest

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hether you’re an art lover, sports fanatic or foodie, the summer entertainment calendar is jam-packed with events for you this season. Pay homage to the King of Pop, learn surprising truths about our most precious natural resource and watch pro golfers tee off. Tap your toes to jazz tunes, sample fresh spanakopita and pick up a one-of-a-kind creation to decorate your home. No matter what your idea of fun is, it’s easy to celebrate summer in Columbus. Visit experiencecolumbus.com for a complete calendar of events, searchable by date, category and location. You also can use your mobile phone to snap a picture of this QR image—if you have the correct reader software, you’ll immediately link to the calendar. To keep up with what’s happening in the city, subscribe to an RSS feed of events or sign up to receive Events to Experience e-mails, sent weekly, monthly and quarterly. The city is celebrating its 200th birthday in 2012 with a whole host of activities throughout the year. Festivals, arts presentations, musical performances and more will engage visitors in the city of the future. Visit 200Columbus.com for more information.

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“Reefer Madness” The irreverent Shadowbox Live troupe explores the “dangers” of marijuana in this campy musical comedy based on the 1936 cult classic film. The wacky satire follows All-American good boy Jimmy as he falls prey to the evil reefer. Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614-416-7625.

Dive into this interactive exhibit that looks at our world’s most indispensable resource using hands-on elements, videos, wall panels, specimens and models. You’ll learn where our planet’s water is, how it’s used and how to become better stewards of it. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-447-8894. THRU SEPT. 9

“Omer Fast”

“The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League 1936-1951”

Take in two provocative video installations by the Berlin-based Israeli artist. Made a decade part, the compelling works blur boundaries between fact and fiction, causing viewers to reexamine their own beliefs and preconceptions. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-3535.

See 150 vintage prints and extensive ephemera in the first comprehensive exhibition in a generation to consider the breadth and impact of this organization’s work, which began as social documentary in the 1930s and eventually became known as the New York School. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43125, 614-221-4848.

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THRU DEC. 30

“Blooms & Butterflies”

“Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Normally Talk About”

THRU AUG. 5

Hundreds of colorful butterflies emerge from their cocoons to flit through the blooming foliage of the conservatory’s Pacific Island water garden. Dozens of exotic species alight during this annual rite of spring, flying freely among visitors and feeding on nectar. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-645-8733.

Widely considered to be taboo, the items on display in this exhibit are thoughtprovoking relics dealing with race and stereotypes. View a Nazi flag, “Darktown” cartoons of African Americans and a Cleveland Indians jacket featuring “Chief Wahoo.” Ohio History Center/Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-2300.

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JUNE 8-9

“Memphis”

Park Street Festival One of the hottest entertainment strips in town gets even better with live music and great food. Wander up and down Park Street checking out the scene in each of the district’s nightclubs and restaurants. Along Park Street, 43215, 614-975-1363. JUNE 8-10

Midwest Haunters Convention

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JUNE 2

the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance

Short North Gallery Hop

The world’s best golfers return to the northwest suburb of Dublin for the annual Memorial Tournament, a premier stop on the PGA Tour. Held at a course designed by golf legend (and Columbus native) Jack Nicklaus, the tournament spans three days of practice rounds and four days of competitive play. Muirfield Village Golf Club, 5750 Memorial Dr., 43017, 614-889-6700.

Join throngs of revelers the first Saturday of every month for the Short North Arts District’s Gallery Hop. Performers line the sidewalks, galleries host exhibit opening and stores stay open late with special offers. The party continues into the night inside the district’s bars and restaurants. North High Street from Goodale Boulevard to Fifth Avenue, 43201, 614-299-8050. JUNE 2-3

MAY 29-JUNE 3

“Memphis” From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis comes a hot Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, this Tony Award winner for best musical is filled with laughter, emotion and roof-raising rockand-roll. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 800-294-1892.

Ohio Village Summer Fun Opening Weekend Experience an old favorite in a new way as Ohio Village celebrates its reopening for the season. Lose yourself walking around the 1860s town square, popping into the hotel, general store or church, and be on the lookout for costumed interpreters bringing history to life. Ohio History Center/Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-2300. JUNE 2-SEPT. 29

WaterFire MAY 30-JUNE 3

Origins Game Fair Enjoy board games, card games, roleplaying, miniatures, classic games and more at this annual gathering for gamers. More than 200 vendors set up shop amid informative seminars, a fantasy art show and special programs for parents and other non-gaming family members. Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-255-4500.

Beginning at dusk, floating bonfires illuminate the Scioto River downtown as crowds gather to enjoy music and entertainment. Half a dozen burns are scheduled throughout the season, including June 2 and 15, July 14 and 27 and Aug. 4 and 18. Downtown riverfront around Genoa Park and COSI, 43215, 614-299-9221.

JUNE 1-3

Columbus Arts Festival The Columbus Arts Festival returns to its former home on the riverfront, along the beautiful new Scioto Mile and Bicentennial Park. The city’s welcome-to-summer event pairs the finest artists and craftspeople from around the world with continuous entertainment including hands-on art activities, musical performances and food from area restaurants. Downtown riverfront, 43215, 614-224-2606. 18

Ghosts, ghouls and fans of Halloween will descend on Columbus for this ninth annual gathering for haunted attraction producers, actors and home haunters. Educational resources, contests and a trade show deliver details on the latest scare tactics. Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., and the Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High St., 43215, 614-459-4746. JUNE 8-10

“The Mikado” The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Opera Columbus Chorus and the Columbus Symphony bring the love triangle of Yum-Yum, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko to life. Things take the usual course of thwarted romance until the arrival of the fearsome Katisha and the emperor, or Mikado, himself. Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., 43215, 614-469-0939. JUNE 9-10

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy, this bold Cirque du Soleil performance immerses audiences in Jackson’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down. The show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop. Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., 43210, 800-7453000. JUNE 10

Corvette Cruise-In at Roscoe More than 250 Corvettes will converge in Coshocton—located about an hour east of Columbus—at this event for car enthusiasts and casual spectators alike. Stroll through the streets of Historic Roscoe Village, a re-creation of an 1800s canal town, as you admire your favorite cars and talk to their proud owners. Historic Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, 43812, 800-877-1830. JUNE 13-AUG. 8

Thurber House Summer Literary Picnics

“The Mikado”

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Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

JUNE 16-JULY 1

JUNE 29-30

BIA Parade of Homes

Powell Festival

Peek inside exquisitely decorated homes and lavishly landscaped yards during this 60th annual showcase of new houses. The Meadows at Lewis Center, just east of South Old State Road in southern Delaware County, 43035, 614-891-0575.

Find family-style fun in the northern suburb of Powell during two days of musical performances, more than 200 merchant displays, food vendors, educational stations, animal visits, games, rides, a beer garden and more. Downtown Powell, 44 N. Liberty St., 43065, 614-3963336.

JUNE 22-24

JUNE 15-16

Opening weekend of Nationwide Insurance Picnic with the Pops

Easton Art Affair

JUNE 30

The brick-lined streets of Easton Town Center are filled with fine arts and crafts during this unique shopping experience featuring 100 juried artisans. The wide variety of creative works includes acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, metal sculpture, fine jewelry and glass. Easton Town Center, 43219, 330-4940578.

Red, White & Crew: Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake

JUNE 23

Lit, Lives and Landmarks: Columbus Architecture and Authors

Celebrate Independence Day early with Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew as they take on Utah. Stay after the game for a fireworks extravaganza. Crew Stadium, 1 Black and Gold Blvd., 43211, 614-447CREW.

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What do prisoners and poets, belles and bluestockings, radicals and reporters all have in common? They lived or were influenced by life in Columbus. Join the first in a series of guided bus tours (the second tour is July 27) to explore the better known and sometimes overlooked worlds of authors. Departs from Ohioana, 274 E. First Ave., 43201, 614-221-0227.

JULY 3

The sounds of the Columbus Symphony will swirl around you in the heart of downtown during the opening weekend of the Nationwide Insurance Picnic with the Pops series. More performances take place June 23 and 30 and July 7, 14, 21, 27 and 28. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., 43215, 614-228-8600. JUNE 15-16

JUNE 24

JULY 4

Pride Festival

German Village Haus und Garten Tour

Doo Dah Parade

Wave a rainbow flag and enjoy music, a marketplace, food court and family area at the largest Pride event in the Midwest—it attracted more than 200,000 people last year. Goodale Park, corner of Goodale Boulevard and Park Street, 43201, 614-299-7764. JUNE 15-17

Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

Explore the meticulously restored and renovated homes of charming German Village as residents open their doors to visitors. In between tour sites, guests can enjoy food, shop for home and garden accessories and watch painters create their masterpieces for the annual watercolor competition. Throughout German Village, 43206, 614-221-8888.

Red, White & Boom! The downtown Columbus skies are illuminated by the biggest and best Independence Day fireworks celebration in the Midwest, now in its 32nd year. Food and live musical entertainment add to the festivities. Downtown riverfront, 43215, 614-421-BOOM.

The Doo Dah Parade celebrates liberty and lunacy with wacky floats and outrageous costumes. It’s not a rally or protest of politics. Instead, it invites participants to poke fun at issues and current events in a humorous way. Along High Street in the Short North Arts District, 43215, 614-228-0621.

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Centered around Creekside Park in the northeast suburb of Gahanna, this weekend of the best blues and jazz music in Ohio features food, amusement rides, vendors and more than 90 hours of entertainment. Mill Street and Creekside Plaza, 123 Mill St., 43230, 614-418-9114. JUNE 15-AUG. 12

CAPA Summer Movie Series An array of classics, cult favorites and beloved films are offered on the big screen amid the grandeur of the historic Ohio Theatre. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 614-469-0939. JUNE 16

Gospel Sail-A-Bration The Gospel Sail-A-Bration showcases talent from around the state. A fashion show and children’s activities are part of the day’s attractions. Santa Maria, Battelle Riverfront Park, 25 Marconi Blvd., 43215, 614-645-0351.

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Ohio State Fair

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days This annual classic bike weekend welcomes enthusiasts and riders from across the country to sell, buy and trade gear and parts. Activities include races, stunt shows, seminars by noted motorcycle experts and North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 7721 Steam Corners Rd., Lexington, 44904, 800-643-6446. JULY 20-22

Jazz & Rib Fest OHIO STATE FAIR

JULY 5-8

JULY 14-15

Ohio Homecoming

Cornerstone to Cupola Tour

New to Columbus this summer, this allinclusive, diverse event includes a Celebrity Charity Basketball Game, Day of Service Project, Ohio Homecoming Bicentennial Concert and Greek Step Show. Various sites around Columbus, ohiohomecoming.com.

Discover parts of the Capitol Building that are rarely seen. View the “lost” cornerstone and prisoner graffiti in the crypt and climb the narrow spiral staircase to the top of the cupola. Ordinarily off-limits to the public, these hidden locations will be featured in unique and rarely available tours. Ohio Statehouse, Broad and High streets, 43215, 614-752-9777.

JULY 6-8

Goodguys 15th PPG Hot Rod & Custom Car Nationals More than 6,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 converge on the grounds of the Ohio Expo Center. This 15th annual event includes a vendor midway, a huge swap meet, prizes and stage shows. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-644-3247. JULY 12-AUG. 30

JULY 25-AUG. 5

Ohio State Fair The 159th Ohio State Fair has something for everyone, from helicopter rides and roving performers to a farm animal delivery room and an eight-acre natural resources park. Sample goodies from 175 food vendors and wander the midway playing games and climbing aboard more than 60 exhilarating rides. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-6443247.

JULY 14-15

North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival

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Fill your glass with wine from Ohio wineries and sample perfectly paired foods at this 10th annual celebration of local vintages and victuals. North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-4639664.

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“Avenue Q” Prepare to laugh out loud at this raucous Broadway smash hit about a recent college grad trying to find his real purpose in life. Performed by CATCO, the city’s resident professional theater troupe, “Avenue Q” is highly entertaining—and best suited for adult audiences. Studio One Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., 43215, 614-469-0939.

14th Annual Heritage Concert Series Join families and fellow music lovers in the park to hear sizzling summer sounds from some of the city’s hottest homegrown talents. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and kick back for an evening of wholesome fun and musical magic. Mayme Moore Park, The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203, 614-645-5464.

Kick back to the sounds of cool jazz and sink your teeth into the city’s tangiest barbecue during this highly anticipated summertime tradition, which has offered fine fare to both music and meat connoisseurs for more than 30 years. Arena District/North Bank Park, 43215, 614-645-7995.

JULY 14-21

Franklin County Fair Family fun abounds at the Franklin County Fair. Enjoy daily musical concerts, competitions and a grandstand jam-packed with entertainment for all ages. Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St., 43026, 614-876-7235.

AUG. 3-5

Dublin Irish Festival

JULY 13

Everybody’s Irish for the weekend at this 25th annual celebration in the northwest suburb of Dublin. Enjoy Irish music and dance on seven stages, shop the marketplace for traditional Irish wares, sample Irish food and drink and let little leprechauns explore children’s activities. Coffman Park, 5600 Post Rd., 43017, 614-410-4545.

Columbus Food Truck and Cart Fest The lawns of Columbus Commons downtown will be packed with hungry food-cart fans vying for tacos, ice cream and other gourmet mobile food offerings. Come support local independent small business owners and satisfy your cravings at the same time. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., 43215, columbusfoodtruckfest.com.

AUG. 10-12

Mopar Nationals

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Automobile lovers will delight as more than 3,000 cars, 1,900 vendors and 50,000 die-hard Mopar enthusiasts converge along with 600+ cars competing in 16 drag-racing classes and a car show with more than 40 classes. National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd. S.W., Hebron, 43025, 740-928-5706.

Turn up the volume on your summer plans with the wild thrill of jazz as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra provides four nights of entertainment under the stars at the Columbus Zoo on July 13 and 20 and Aug. 10 and 17. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550. 20

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Pelotonia Ride to support a cure for cancer at this weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. There are six ride experiences ranging from 25 miles to a two-day, 180-mile route. Columbus to Gambier, beginning downtown at Columbus Commons, 43215, 614-2216100.

AUG. 11

Teddy Bear Safari Young visitors to the zoo are invited to bring a teddy bear to receive a discount and the chance to take their bears to a special clinic for checkups and Band-Aids. Bear programs and characters round out the day’s agenda. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550.

AUG. 11-12

Festival Latino From sensational salsa dancing to tasty tacos, Festival Latino is a celebration of Latin culture, including food, music and art. Ohio-based Latino bands and dance companies, as well as national music acts, provide entertainment, reflecting the diversity of Central Ohio’s Latino audiences. Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-469-0939.

Pelotonia AUG. 17-18

AUG. 18

37th Annual All Ohio Balloon Fest

Stars of the Night Show

Up, up and away! Keep your eyes on the skies, where more than 30 hot air balloons will lift off. See restored WWII planes, take a helicopter ride and enjoy local food and entertainment. Union County Airport, 760 Clymer Rd., Marysville, 43041, 937-2431091.

Don’t miss this special performance with the Singing Buckeyes, Columbus’ premier men’s barbershop chorus. Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-459-0400. AUG. 31-SEPT. 2

Greek Festival

AUG. 18

Global Dance Stars Gala Be awed by the grace of BalletMet dancers during this one-night performance. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 800-7453000.

Opa! This popular end-of-summer event features traditional dancing, music and authentic Greek fare including freshly baked baklava. Take a tour of the cathedral to learn how it was painstakingly decorated by hand. Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-9020. Kimberly Byce

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T. SO/COURTESY ASIAN FESTIVAL

Annual Events

Asian Festival

Asian Festival, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614366-8214. Sat., May 26, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., May 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Franklin Park. Culinary activities, insight into the past, present and future of Asian culture. May 28, Dragon Boat event at Genoa Park. Baby Bonanza & Kid’s Expo, P.O. Box 1862, 43065, 740-972-1471. Ohio’s largest maternity, baby and kids’ 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. The BIA Parade of Homes is a single-site tour featuring the latest in new home construction, landscaping, interior design and technology. June 16-July 1 in The Meadows at Lewis Center. Buckeye Invitational, 3158 Kingsdale Center, 43221, 614-459-0400. Columbus’ premier men’s barbershop chorus. Special performance in August 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, at the Riverfront. Welcome to summer, the finest arts with continuous entertainment. Columbus Food & Wine Affair, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-264-5505. Columbus Food & Wine Affair, Fri., Sept. 21, 2012, 6-10:30 p.m. Columbus Food & Wine Affair Grand Tasting— the best in extraordinary food and awardwinning wines. Columbus International Festival, P.O. Box 340272, 43234, 614-735-2848. Nov. 3-4, 2012, at Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St. Featuring more than 200 exhibitors representing 75 countries with ethnic food, crafts and entertainment. The Columbus Italian Festival, 720 Hamlet St., 43215, 614-294-8259. The Columbus Italian Festival is Oct. 5-7, 2012. Entry is $5 for adults. Enjoy live entertainment, open-air markets, Italian dancing, a children’s area and plenty of fabulous Italian food. Columbus Oktoberfest, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-444-5908. Sept. 28-30, 2012, at the Ohio Expo Center/State Fairgrounds in the Natural Resource area. Great music, food and shopping in an authentic Oktoberfest setting. Dublin Irish Festival, 5620 Post Rd., 43017, 614-410-4545. Aug. 3-5, 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. 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. 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, 614-224-9020. 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., noonmidnight; Mon., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 22

Jazz & Rib Fest, 1111 E. Broad St., Ste. 101, 43205, 614-645-6449. 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, July 20-22, 2012. Midwest Haunters Convention, 2430 E. Powell Rd., 43035, 614-433-9343. The Midwest Haunters Convention is for haunted attraction producers, actors, makeup artists, home haunters and Halloween shoppers. June 8-10, 2012. North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-463-9664. July 2012. Wine tasting, food, live music, cooking demos, Saturday farmers market and Sunday artisan market. Hours: Sat., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon6 p.m. Free admission; tasting fee. Ohio State Fair, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614644-3247. July 25-Aug. 5, 2012. Located at I-71 and 17th Avenue. Features free entertainment, great food, thrilling rides, exotic animals, a natural resources park and much more. 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. 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.

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Park Street Festival, 511 Park St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-975-1363. Red, White & Boom!, 929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-421-2666. 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. 3, 2012. 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. viaColumbus, 929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-299-8628. Sept. 28-30, 2012. Devoted to showcasing Columbus’ advancements in innovation, technology and the arts. Kicks off Friday with UNITE, a free concert geared toward the Central Ohio’s college students. 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 2012 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. 16, 2012–Jan. 3, 2013. Winter festival with lights, skating and more. Price same as general zoo admission. Open: weekdays, 5-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


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Columbus Commons 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. Magic Mountain Fun Center/East, 5890 Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-840-9600. Arcade, kids’ gym, indoor bumper cars, go-karts, rookie karts, two adventure miniature golf courses and batting cages. Magic Mountain Fun Center/Polaris, 8350 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-840-9600. Located off I-71 and Polaris Parkway. Attractions: laser tag, arcade, kids’ gym, go-karts, rookie karts, sprint karts, bumper boats, two adventure mini golf courses and snack bar. Scare-A-Torium, 6765 Dublin Center Dr., 43017, 614-846-3327. The Scare-A-Torium is Central Ohio’s scariest Halloween haunted attraction; featuring friendly Sunday light-on tours, a funhouse faces makeup studio and Halloween retail store. Sequoia Pro Bowl, 5501 Sandalwood Blvd., 43229, 614-446-2683. Sequoia is a bowling center that hosts all sorts of groups, with 32 lanes of bowling and sand volleyball plus beautiful bars inside and out. Also hosts meetings of up to 200 guests. 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.

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, 614247-7050. Art gallery and performance space. Located at The Ohio State University, 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. 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., 1-5 p.m. Free admission. www.ccad.edu. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, 131 N. High St., 43215, 614744-8110. Exhibits the works of individuals affected by mental illness/substance abuse disorders. Hawk Galleries, 153 E. Main St., 43215, 614225-9595. 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. 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 at The Ohio State University, at South Campus Gateway.

Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, 77 S. High St., 43215, 614-644-9624. Located downtown, across from the Ohio Statehouse on High Street. Featuring contemporary mixed-media, folk art, painting and craft exhibitions. Free admission. Open Door Art Studio, 1050 Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-486-4919. The Swing Space, South Campus Gateway, 1556 N. High St., 43201, 614-292-0234. A central part of life in the arts at OSU, Swing Space Gallery is the venue for a variety of faculty, student and specially-curated exhibitions and programs.

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.

Arts Performances and Theater 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. CityMusic, 61 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614-2233093. Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre, 447 E. Livingston Ave., 43215, 614-842-2583. Interactive comedy/murder mystery play and four-course dinner. Regularly scheduled shows: Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. Prepaid reservations with entree selections required.

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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. Columbus Children’s Theatre, Administrative Offices, 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. 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 at Columbus Commons. Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO), 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. 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 over 40 concerts each season at the historic Southern Theatre, September-May. 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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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.

Camelot Cellars, 958 N. High St., 43201, 614441-8860. Award-winning Urban Boutique Winery handcrafts all their own wines, sourcing premier juices from vineyards all over the world. Tastings, flights, bottles, wine bar, event space. Columbus Brewing Company, 535 Short St., 43215, 614-224-3626. Middle West Spirits, 1230 Courtland Ave., 43201, 614-299-2460. Award-winning urban micro-distillery located in the heart of the Short North Arts District. Middle West produces a line of artisan vodkas and whiskeys made from Ohio wheat. Raven’s Glenn Winery & Italian Restaurant, 56183 Cty. Rd. 143, West Lafayette, 43845, 740545-1000. “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. Signature Wines, 3816 April Ln., 43227, 614395-2355. Award-winning, urban micro-winery making wine from the finest California and Ohio grapes. Offering event space rental and privatelabeled wine for businesses and individuals. 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. First winery in Columbus, featuring hand-crafted wines, tastings, gift shop, group events, custom labels, winery tours and event space for private parties. Come taste the fun!

Casino 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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More than 230 fine art and fine craft artists New and exciting events! Gourmet fare featuring Columbus’ finest restaurants VIP package available Adult and Children’s Hands On Activities Art Demonstrations

Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614416-7625. Shadowbox Live offers a hybrid form of entertainment, blending original sketch comedy, live rock-n-roll, dance theater and new media into fast-paced, high-energy productions. Come early and order food and drinks from the full bar and bistro-style menu. Singing Buckeyes, P.O. Box 21807, 43221, 614459-0400. Annual show in April at Upper Arlington High School. Buckeye Invitational and Harmony Youth Camp in August. Yearround 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.

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Brothers Drake, 26 E. Fifth Ave., 43201, 614388-8756. Brothers Drake makes mead, the ancient form of honey-based alcohol, in Columbus. By using local, high-quality ingredients, we create the distinct flavor of Ohio. Come visit!

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Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino & Racetrack, 1 S. Stone St., Wheeling, WV 26003, 304-232-5050. 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 theater 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 theater, 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.

City Guides Groupon, 600 W. Chicago Ave., Ste. 620, Chicago, IL 60654, 614-537-1390. HotBarSpot, P.O. Box 481, 43023, 614-285-4427. HotBarSpot is a mobile app for iPhone and Droid. This app and its companion website hotbarspot.com feature real-time webcam views from inside the hottest bars in town.


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Spothop, 470 Olde Worthington Rd., Ste. 200, 43082, 614-233-1980.

Comedy Clubs Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, 145 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-471-5653. The Columbus Funny Bone is the ideal venue located in the heart of Easton Town Center. We offer the best in live stand-up comedy, food, drinks and laughter.

Concerts Dream Seats, 1611 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614340-8989. Specializing in preferred seating for concerts, sports and theater events both locally and nationwide. Sold out shows are no problem! Online ordering 24/7. www.dreamseats.com. THE LC, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-461-5483. America’s first indoor/outdoor concert venue. Located in the Arena District. Check the schedule at www.promowestlive.com. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-688-8408. www.nationwidearena.com. 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.

Culinary Woodhaven Farm, 11401 Woodhaven Rd., P.O. Box 595, Johnstown, 43031, 614-470-2665. Located on 10 acres of beauty. Features handson cooking classes and seminars taught by Culinary Institute of America trained Chef Tami Cecil.

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. www.arena-district.com. 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 non-profit organizations. Experience Clintonville, 10 E. Weber Rd., Ste. A, 43202, 614-268-9484. 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.

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Longaberger Homestead, 5563 Raiders Rd., Frazeysburg, 43822, 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 1⁄2 -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 (June-August) 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.

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 include a custom engraved mini bat. Please call for tour times. 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.

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.

Capital City Tours, 2554 Zollinger Rd., 43221, 614-326-0942. Highly experienced guide showing you the best of Columbus: A Birthday Tour of Columbus, thematic tours, The Civil War Comes to Columbus. Your vehicle or mine. Let’s go!

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. www.ohiostatehouse.org.

Columbus Food Adventures, 43215, 614-4403177. Small group, guided food tours of Columbus. Five delicious itineraries: taco truck tour, Short North and German Village walking tours, ethnic food tour and a dessert tour.

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.

Columbus Historical Society, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-224-0822. A gallery of rotating exhibits explores the unique history of Columbus. Free admission. Guided city tours, lectures and events are also offered. Eastern Ohio Tours LLC, 948 Second St., Dresden, 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 less. We travel through charming old neighborhoods as well as new. Highlight Tour lasts 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 at Visitor Center to begin your German Village experience. 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. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson St., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-385-9477. Fast, fun and exhilarating, this 21⁄ 2 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. 26

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.

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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. Heritage Museum of Kappa Kappa Gamma, 530 E. Town St., P.O. Box 38, 43216, 614-228-6516. 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 Victorian-era house museum that was a haven for runaway slaves. Open: Sun., 1-4 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Adult $6; senior $4; child $2. www.keltonhouse.com.


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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. 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. 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. 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. Fullscale replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship, offering 45-minute educational tours. Fun, family-friendly. Open April-October. Adults, $4; youth (5-17), $2.50. Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614464-1032. A museum and literary center located in the historic former home of author, humorist and cartoonist James Thurber. Open daily for free self-guided tours, 1-4 p.m. Guided tours on Sun. Adults, $2.50; students and seniors, $2. Group tours available. Warther Museum, 331 Karl Ave., Dover, 44622, 330-343-7513.

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 fire pit. Mezzanine with private bar. BBR Columbus, 106 Vine St., 43215, 614-3657625. Located in the heart of Arena District, the 5000-sq.-ft. venue offers three bars, a spacious patio, restaurant and multiple entertainment options. 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. 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. Charlie Bear Land of Dance, South Campus Gateway, 1562 N. High St., 43201, 614-4293341. Charlie Bear is the premier nightclub in the University District. Our high-energy dance floor features live DJs and an assortment of your favorite hits. Cycle Tavern of Columbus, 614-306-1355. www.cycletavern.com.

Just a short drive from anywhere in Ohio, you will discover the Wilds. A 10,000-acre African adventure playground. Guided safari tours bring you up close to rare and endangered species from around the world. Take in a bird’s eye view from a zip line or explore the Wilds by horseback. There is so much to see, you may want to stay overnight in one of our luxury yurts or cabins for a truly unique lodging experience.

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“Water” at COSI FLEUR, 114 N. 3rd St., 43215, 614-328-9622. Park Street Cantina, 491 N. Park St., 43215, 614-884-2108. 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. The Social Room, 527 Park St., 43215, 614-9751363. Suite 143 Lounge, 303 S. Fourth St., 43215, 614-906-2423. Thurber’s Bar, 310 S. High St., 43215, 614-2207042. You’ll find all of your favorite cocktails and beverages, as well as a comprehensive and creative martini menu, delicious appetizers and light dining selections. World of Beer, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614224-1962. Best beer selection in the Midwest. 500 beers, 50 taps, live music. Located in the Brewery District.

Parks and Gardens Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., 43215, 614-545-4700. Located in the heart of downtown. Park features a hand-carved carousel, world-class gardens, outdoor reading room, grand lawns and the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion. Open daily, with active programming calendar May-September. www.columbuscommons.org. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-6458733. Two miles east of downtown. “Blooms & Butterflies” March 10-Sept. 9, 2012. Chihuly glass installations, daily glassblowing demos, cafe and gift shop. Topiary Park, 480 E. Town St., 43215, 614-6450197. Corner of East Town Street and Washington Boulevard. Seurat’s “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand Jatte” painting sculpted in topiary. Visitor center and gift shop. Open daily. Free admission. www.topiarygarden.org. 28

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Spas and Salons Aveda Institute Columbus, 1581 N. High St., 43201, 614-291-2421. The Aveda Institute Columbus provides full salon services done by supervised students. Best of all, you can get quality services at an affordable price. Erika Taylor Urban Spa, 275 S. Fourth St., 43215, 614-564-9054. Central Ohio’s most innovative, full service day spa offering each guest an exclusive and upscale environment designed to cater to their every need. The Nicci Debro Spa and Salon, 274 Marconi Blvd., Ste. 100, 43215, 614-228-5670. Spa designed with you in mind. De-stress with our therapies. Located in the Arena District. No Tan Lines, 1589 N. High St., 43201, 614-2995260. Summer is here, all seasons of the year. Get your tan on here. Located at The Ohio State University, at South Campus Gateway. Nurtur the Salon, 1581 W. Lane Ave., 43221, 614-487-3033. Every guest experiences a customized Aveda sensory ritual: a stress relieving experience in a massage chair, a hand and arm massage, a mini-facial or an aromatic foot soak.

Suburban Destinations Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington, 777 High St., P.O. Box 225, 43085, 614-841-2545. Located on North High Street at the intersection of St. Rte. 161 and U.S. Rte. 23. Historic area with restaurants, shopping and entertainment. www.worthington.org. Delaware County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 34 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, 43015, 740-368-4748. Big time attractions and small town charm just 20 miles north of Columbus. Home to Ohio Wesleyan University, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Little Brown Jug. www.visitdelohio.com Destination Hilliard, 5274 Norwich St., 43026, 614-664-3290. Hilliard is conveniently located just minutes north of Columbus. Visit and relax in our family-friendly, charming, small-town-feel community where visitors become friends. 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, the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance and 14 hotels.


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Fairfield County Visitors and Convention Bureau, 124 W. Main St., Ste. 200, 43130, 740654-5929. Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau, 167 Mill St., 43230, 614-418-9114. Experience nostalgic Americana, just minutes from downtown Columbus. Paddle boat rides, waterfront eateries, quaint shops, historic landmarks, unique attractions, family-oriented.

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Grandview Marble Cliff Area Chamber of Commerce, 1258-B Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-0196. Chamber of commerce. 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., 43123, 614-539-8747. Grove City is six miles from downtown Columbus.

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Marketing Morrow LLC/ Morrow County Visitor’s Bureau, 80 N. Walnut St., Ste. B, Mt. Gilead, 43338, 419-947-7535. 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, JC’s 5 Star Outlet and the Mount Carmel Fitness Challenge. www.visitreynoldsburg.com.

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Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau, 45 E. Main St., Chillicothe, 45601, 800-413-4118. Welcome to Ohio’s First Capital—Chillicothe! We are home to Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama, historical sites and architecture, as well as more than 30 miles of biking and walking trails. 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.

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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, 614-645-3550. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a world of adventure that does a world of good. The zoo is home to more than 9,000 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-October.

Exciting Tours Hands-On Activities Family-Fun Festivals Horse-drawn Canal Boat Nationally Accredited Museum Charming Shops & Restaurants

Open Sundays • 800-877-1830 • www.roscoevillage.com

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hen in Rome, do as the Romans do. And when in Columbus, dine as Columbusites do. Skip the fast-food and chain restaurants in favor of locally owned Central Ohio eateries. Whether you’re craving casual fare, fine dining or ethnic dishes, there are plenty of places where top-notch chefs with local ties offer a true taste of the city. For more information on locally owned eateries, check out Dine Originals Columbus, a group of more than 50 area restaurants committed to delivering unique dining experiences that will make your taste buds sing.

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Downtown In the heart of the city, you’ll find five-star dining, a hot dog mecca and pretty much everything in between, all originating right here in Columbus. At Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace, you can opt for allbeef or vegan dogs topped with such unlikely items as corn chips, brisket or kimchee—and there’s a full bar to boot. Sister establishment Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails offers Ohio comfort foods such as Blue-Ribbon Pot Roast and a slate of colorfully named cocktails, including the Alex P. Keaton and Thurber’s Cat Nap (named for Columbus native and humorist James Thurber). For locally brewed beer, head to the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus. Pair a Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale or seasonal selection with the

house specialty: rock filet, cooked at your table on a 450-degree Finnish Tulikivi firestone. Satisfy a craving for ethnic eats with tandoori specialties at Indian Oven—including chicken tikki Masala roasted in a clay oven—or the Spanish-influenced Barrio Tapas Lounge. At Black Creek Bistro, a seasonal menu of specialties such as firecracker shrimp and Ohio pasture-raised rib-eye use ingredients that come straight from the chef/owner’s farm to your fork. If fine dining is on your agenda, make reservations at M, which features a menu of eclectic American dishes with Pacific Rim and European influences. The outdoor terrace at this restaurant in the Miranova high-rise offers a lovely view of the Scioto riverfront.


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German Village/Brewery District It should come as no surprise that dining options in the historic German Village and Brewery District neighborhoods just south of downtown are centered around German and brew-pub fare. Stop by Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus for a signature Bahama Mama, then tuck into a jumbo cream puff, a Schmidt’s staple. Other sweet treats in the area include authentic German goodies at Juergen’s German Village Bakery & Restaurant and cupcakes in fun flavors such as Lemony Snickets at Bakery Gingham (also located in the Short North Arts District). You can indulge in gourmet cupcakes and cookies at 3 Babes and A Baker, a mobile truck that dishes desserts on the go, and select from a delightful assortment of macaroons, tarts and tortes at Pistacia Vera. Looking for a quick lunch? Katzinger’s Delicatessen is a favorite for scrumptious sandwiches such as Big Bob’s Belly Balancer (hot corned beef, pastrami, coleslaw and Russian dressing on rye), along with traditional Jewish specialties such as homemade potato knish. Sit-down dining in these neighboring districts abounds. Columbus Brewing Company is a combination restaurant and brewery, so make sure you sample some of the house-brewed beers on tap. And though Max & Erma’s is a national chain, it got its start right here in Columbus— visit the original eatery in German Village, or stop by its location in the downtown Arena District. For a fancier meal, the everyday elegance of Lindey’s can’t be beat; try the lobster risotto or the charcuterie plate. Get super-local with the seasonal menu of locally sourced ingredients at G. Michael’s American Bistro, or take your taste buds abroad with tapas and paella at Spanish-influenced Barcelona, which boasts one of the best outdoor patios in town.

Short North Arts District There’s more to this bustling section of High Street than art galleries and funky shops. The Short North Arts District, located just north of downtown, also has a wide array of dining options run by inventive local restaurateurs. For comfort food with a side of sass, stop by Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits or Surly Girl Saloon; the sister restaurants serve up heaping helpings of both. Another dynamic duo in the Short North is Rigsby’s Kitchen—which earned five stars from Columbus Monthly thanks to a creative chef and a seasonal menu of fresh, local Call 1-866-397-2657 for more information

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ingredients—and its more casual cousin, Tasi Cafe, where the menu includes inspired sandwiches and breakfast items such as poached eggs with a black bean cake and jalapeño butter sauce. You’ll find more contemporary American fare at Hubbard Grille. Grab one of the tables with its own beer tap and enjoy dishes such as buttermilk fried chicken with cheesy grits. Treat yourself to tempting dishes on the seasonally changing menu at DeepWood, or head over to Knead for comfort food with a twist, from a delicious Cuban sandwich to the turkey Marzetti. Ethnic items can be found at tiny Basi Italia, which offers exceptional pasta dishes, and Martini Modern Italian, where you can order a classic martini with your Italian fare. Haiku dishes up delectable sushi—make sure you get a seat on the patio to enjoy the peaceful koi pond. And if you’re looking for dessert, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is not to be missed. Featuring a unique menu with staples such as Salty Caramel and seasonal specialties that incorporate fresh, local ingredients, this sweet spot with a growing national reputation has eight locations in Central Ohio.

Campus area Meal choices near The Ohio State University aren’t limited to fast food and dining halls. One of the city’s fivestar restaurants, Alana’s Food and Wine, serves up incredible contemporary American cuisine near campus. The menu changes seasonally and features fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Head a bit farther north to find authentic Ethiopian fare at Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, where meals are meant to be shared. For a more American meal, head to South Campus Gateway, where you’ll find Eddie George’s Grille 27, a sports-themed restaurant with an upscale bar menu that includes pasta, steak and fish, and Gooeyz, which specializes in all things cheesy. Don’t miss the European-style delicacies at Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe, located just north of campus in Clintonville.

East East of downtown, you’ll find fantastic pasta, steak and seafood at TAT Ristorante di Famiglia, a family-owned favorite for more than 80 years. Nearby is The Top Steak House, a ’50s-inspired supper club complete with live piano music and a succulent selection of steaks and seafood. 32

For more surf and turf action, head to Easton Town Center, where Mitchell’s Ocean Club offers a bounty of fresh-from-the-sea fare. And for a unique twist on the typical diner experience, Cap City Fine Diner, with an east-side location in Gahanna and one in Grandview, offers updated versions of traditional blue-plate favorites such as meatloaf and chicken pot pie.

North The far north side of the city offers a culinary smorgasbord of local purveyors. Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro in Polaris Town Center serves up panAsian cuisine such as Molly’s Feast, a stir-fry of Japanese eggplant, broccoli, tomatoes, green beans, mushrooms and crispy tofu in a garlic sauce. For small plates, flatbread pizza and pasta, head to Marcella’s, which also has a lively location in the Short North. Dessert options at nearby Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties include edgeless brownies and blondies, also available at its downtown and Easton shops. Just south of Polaris in Worthington, you’ll find the historic Worthington Inn. Enjoy dishes made with locally grown ingredients, linger over weekend brunch or just stop in to sample the pub menu. On the western edge of Worthington is Cameron’s American Bistro, where the menu takes you on a virtual tour of America. With items such as Maryland crab cakes and Low Country shrimp and grits, your palate is sure to enjoy the journey. For authentic French cuisine, The Refectory on the northwest side of the city is unsurpassed. Savor French classics such as escargot and roasted quail, and finish the meal with a perfect crème brûlée.

West Along the Interstate 270 outerbelt on the west side is the suburb of Hilliard. Here you can enjoy Starliner Diner, a comfy eatery serving large portions of Cuban-style roast chicken, Cajun jambalaya and the like. Between Hilliard and downtown Columbus, you’ll find “Restaurant Row” in Grandview Heights. With so many delicious options to choose from, it’s easy to get distracted in this suburb. Locally owned options include gourmet pies at Figlio Wood Fired Pizza, pub grub and a sports bar atmosphere at Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill and houseroasted coffee and pastries at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, the perfect way to start—or end—your day. ❙ Emma Frankart

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Food & Drink Locations Downtown – Arena District 89 Fish & Grill, 89 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-586-4585. 343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar, 343 N. Front St., 43215, 614-621-9453. BBR Columbus, 106 Vine St., 43215, 614-3657625. Located in the heart of Arena District, the 5000-sq.-ft. venue offers three bars, a spacious patio, restaurant and multiple entertainment options. 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.; Tue., $1 burgers; Thur., $2 quesadillas; Sat./Sun. brunch. 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. Buca di Beppo, 343 N. Front St., 43215, 614-6213287. 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, 614223-1200. 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 award-winning 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. Sunny Street Cafe, 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-222-3008. Best breakfast and best value lunch downtown. 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, 614224-1560. 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, 614-464-2739. Brewery District. Restaurant and brewery offering a variety of award-winning food, hand-crafted beer, free parking, upscale casual, large menu selection and patio seating.

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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. Black Creek Bistro, 51 Parsons Ave., 43215, 614-246-9662. Unique restaurant with a connection to locally grown produce and products, which are used in all our specially prepared dishes. Affordable wine list and friendly atmosphere. Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace, 248 S. Fourth St., 43215, 614-824-4673. Due Amici, 67 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-224-9373. Enjoy old world Italian cuisine with smart, contemporary style in historic downtown Columbus. The atmosphere of fine dining comes at an affordable price. 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. Jury Room, 22 E. Mound St., 43215, 614-2200964. 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. Cameron Mitchell’s marquee restaurant. Open: Mon.-Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.Sat., 5-11 p.m.; closed Sun. Milestone 229, 229 Civic Center Dr., 43215, 614-427-0276. Mitchell’s Steakhouse, 45 N. Third St., 43215, 614-621-2333. Discover fine dining in the New York City steakhouse tradition. Mojo TaGo, 614-961-6656. Mobile taco truck. 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 Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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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.”

Downtown – Columbus Convention Center

Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails, 73 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-221-8300. Downtown neighborhood bar, comfort food, Columbus pride.

All American Hamburgers, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Ste. 119, 43215, 614-461-0587. American cuisine. Madeto-order, 100 percent fresh, never frozen meat. Open: Mon.-Thur., 6:45 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 6:45 a.m.-9 p.m.

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.

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.

Dining by cuisine American 3 Babes & A Baker (DT) 343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar (AD) All American Hamburgers (CC) Bar Louie (AD and Easton) BBR Columbus (AD) Bernard’s Tavern (SN) Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits (SN) Bob Evans Restaurant (GA, GH and WV) Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill (GH) Cameron’s American Bistro (WO) Cap City Fine Diner & Bar (GA and GH) Champps Americana (OSU) Chicken ’n Eggs (CC) Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant (BD) DeepWood (SN) Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery (PC) Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace (DT) Dutch Kitchen (PC) Eddie George’s Grille 27 (OSU) Fame’s Diner (CC) G. Michael’s American Bistro & Bar (GV) Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn (S) Golden Corral (DU) Gooeyz (OSU) High Street Grill (DT) House Wine (WO) Hubbard Grille (SN) Jed’s Fireballs Xpress (OSU) KBD (Easton) Knead (SN) Latitude 41 (DT) M (DT) Max & Erma’s (AD) Milestone 229 (DT) The Morgan House (DU) Northstar Cafe (SN and Easton) Olde Mohawk (GV) Panera Bread (Easton and Polaris) Potbelly Sandwich Works (OSU) Raising Cane’s (GA, N and OSU) The River Club at Confluence Park (DT) Starliner Diner (HI) Sunny Street Cafe (AD) Surly Girl Saloon (SN) Tasi Cafe (SN) Third & Hollywood (GH)

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Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails (DT) Tommy’s Diner (DT) White Castle (SN and N) The Wine Bistro (UA) Wine on High (SN) The Worthington Inn (WO)

Asian bd’s mongolian barbeque (AD and DU) Haiku Poetic Food & Art (SN) Mark Pi’s (OSU) Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro (Polaris) Siam (CC) Sushi Rock (SN) Two Fish/Red (SN)

Bakery/ Coffee House Cup O’ Joe (GV, CL and OSU) Cup O’ Joe/MoJoe Lounge (SN and Easton) Einstein Bros Bagels (CC) JaVa’s Cyber Espresso Bar (CC) Panera Bread (OSU) Pistacia Vera (GV) Stauf’s Coffee Roasters (GH) Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties (DT, Easton and Polaris) Taste of Belgium (NM)

Barbecue BLUES (CC) Montgomery Inn (DU)

Brew Pub Barley’s Brewing Company (SN) Callahan’s Irish Tavern (AD) Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus (DT) Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant(AD) Gresso’s (GV) Pub Polaris (Polaris) Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Polaris)

Cajun Flatiron Bar & Diner (DT)

Contemporary Alana’s – Food & Wine (OSU) Black Creek Bistro (DT) Black Olive (SN) Cimi’s Bistro at Pinnacle (GC) Eleven (SN)

Figlio Wood Fired Pizza (GH) Lindey’s (GV) Park Street Patio (SN)

Deli Katalina’s Cafe Corner (SN) Katzinger’s Delicatessen (GV) Spinelli’s Deli (SN) Subway (CC) The Wine Bistro (WO)

Ethiopian Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant (OSU)

EuroAsian Lemongrass Fusion Bistro (SN)

French Bon Vie Bistro & Bar (Easton) The Refectory (UA)

German Juergen’s German Bakery and Restaurant (GV) Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe (CL) Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus (GV)

Greek Mykonos Gyros (CC)

Ice Cream Cold Stone Creamery (OSU) Goodrich Ice Cream (CC) Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (GV, NM, SN, BE, CL, DU, GH and SAP) Vienna Ice Cafe and Tea House (CL)

Indian Indian Oven Restaurant (DT)

Irish Claddagh Irish Pub (BD) Kildare’s Irish Pub (OSU)

Italian Basi Italia (SN) Berwick Manor Restaurant (E) Brio Tuscan Grille (Easton) Buca di Beppo (AD and WO) Due Amici (DT) Marcella’s (SN and Polaris) Martini Modern Italian (SN) Mezzo (GA and DU) Raven’s Glenn Winery & Italian Restaurant (SA)

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Rigsby’s Kitchen (SN) The Spaghetti Warehouse (DT) TAT Ristorante di Famiglia (E)

LEGEND DOWNTOWN

Japanese Shoku (GH)

AD . . . . . . . . . .Arena District BD . . . . . . . .Brewery District

Mediterranean Barcelona Restaurant (GV)

DT . . .Downtown Columbus CC . . . . . . . . . . . . .Columbus Convention Center

Mexican

GV . . . . . . . .German Village

Chile Verde Café (DU) Las Margaritas (E, RY, DU, UA, WV, S and W) Mad Mex (OSU) Mojo TaGo (DT)

NM . . . . . . . . . .North Market SN . . . . . . . . . . . .Short North

EAST

Pizza Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza (AD) Dewey’s Pizza (GH) Noble Roman’s (CC) Pizza Rustica (OSU) zpizza (SN)

Seafood 89 Fish & Grill (AD) Columbus Fish Market (GH and WO) McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant (Easton) Mitchell’s Ocean Club (Easton) Ugly Tuna Saloona (OSU)

AIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Airport BE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bexley E . . . . . . . . . .East Columbus Easton . . . . . . . . . . . .Easton GA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gahanna RY . . . . . . . . . .Reynoldsburg SA . . . . . .Surrounding Area

NORTH CL . . . . . . . . . . . .Clintonville N . . . . . . . . .North Columbus DU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dublin GH . . . . .Grandview Heights

Spanish Barrio Tapas Lounge (DT)

Steakhouse Charley’s Grilled Subs (CC) Eddie Merlot’s (Polaris) Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse (SN, DU, UA and WO) Japanese Steak House (SN) Mitchell’s Steakhouse (DT) Smith & Wollensky (Easton) The Top Steak House (E)

Vegetarian Berry Blendz (OSU) Restaurants listed by response to Experience Columbus member survey.

OSU . .Ohio State University Polaris . . . . . . . . . . . . .Polaris SAP . . . . .Surrounding Area/ Powell UA . . . . . . . .Upper Arlington WV . . . . . . . . . . .Westerville WO

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SOUTH S . . . . . . . . .South Columbus GC . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grove City

WEST W . . . . . . . . .West Columbus HI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hilliard PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Plain City


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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.

Cup O’ Joe, 627 S. Third St., 43206, 614-221-1563. Locally roasted coffee. Pastries and decadent desserts. Six other Columbus locations: Airport, Bexley, Downtown, Easton, Short North Arts District, Clintonville and Lennox Town Center.

Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-444-5908. Located in the heart of German Village. An entertainment destination in a renovated livery stable; live oompah music; Schmidt’s Fudge Haus.

Goodrich Ice Cream, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-0800.

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.

Downtown – North Market

JaVa’s Cyber Espresso Bar, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614224-4676. Coffee, espresso and wireless Internet access. Mykonos Gyros, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614463-9263. 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, 614316-6168. 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 Barcelona Restaurant, 263 E. Whittier St., 43206, 614-443-3699. Located at the corner of Whittier and Jaeger streets. Spanish cuisine. Live music on Sun. and Fri. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner: seven days a week.

Gresso’s, 961 S. High St., 43206, 614-444-0131. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 900 Mohawk St., 43206, 614-445-6513. Juergens German Village Bakery, Restaurant & Cafe, 525 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-2246858. 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. Katzinger’s Delicatessen, 475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354. New York-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. Olde Mohawk, 819 Mohawk St., 43206, 614-4447204. Located at the corner of Mohawk and Kossuth streets in German Village. Featuring casual American cuisine. Open seven days. Pistacia Vera, 541 S. Third St., 43215, 614-2209070. Distinctive desserts. Yummy treats. Divine delicacies. A must-stop bakery.

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. Taste of Belgium, North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-224-0896. Authentic Belgian waffles, lunch and dessert crepes and espresso-based drinks. Catering, too.

Downtown – Short North Barley’s Brewing Company, 467 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-2537. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Awardwinning ales complement 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, 614-294-7383. 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., 5-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-10:30 p.m. Closed Sun. Bernard’s Tavern, 630 N. High St., 43215, 614223-9601. A great place in the Short North to meet your friends for a drink! Enjoy a casual atmosphere with an assortment of beers— including microbrews, imported selections and 12 draft options—and other libations.

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Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits, 680 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-6191. Cozy neighborhood bar, craft draught microbrews, comfort food. Black Olive, 731 N. High St., 43215, 614-2988750.

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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. Located in the Short North Arts District. Jazz entertainment. Hubbard Grille, 793 N. High St., 43215, 614-2915000. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 569 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-2204. Prime steaks, chops and seafood. Located on The Cap at Union Station. 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. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 714 N. High St., 43215, 614-294-5364. Katalina’s Café Corner, 1105 Pennsylvania Ave., 43201, 614-294-2233. Knead, 505 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-6323.

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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, 614-223-2100. Marcella’s Ristorante, pizzeria and wine bar. Dinner: Sun.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4 p.m.midnight. Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m., half off select items. Martini Modern Italian, 445 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-8259. Contemporary Italian style with classic Italian influence. Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 410 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m. Happy hour: Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. Northstar Cafe, 951 N. High St., 43201, 614-2989999. Imaginative menu with healthful emphasis on local, organic ingredients and an in-house bakery. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tasi Cafe, 680 N. Pearl St., 43215, 614-222-0788. Two Fish/Red, 721 N. High St., 43215, 614-2218600.

White Castle, 965 N. High St., 43215, 614-2919189. Wine on High, 789 N. High St., 43215, 614-2948466. 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.

East – Bexley Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 2156 E. Main St., 43209, 614-231-5364.

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.-Tues. evenings. Offpremise catering for all events 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 I-70 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 supper club 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 Bar Louie, Easton Town Center, 3970 Easton Station, 43219, 614-475-4440. Your perfect party hot spot. Tasty food, great drinks and exceptional martinis. Private room for 60 or facility rental for 300. Happy hour and nightly specials. Bon Vie Bistro & Bar, 4089 The Strand East, 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 Saturdays and Sundays. Cup O’ Joe/MoJoe Lounge, 241 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-471-1563. Serving coffee, pastries, desserts and a full-service bar.

Park Street Patio, 533 Park St., 43215, 614-9751363.

KDB, 165 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-4187149.

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.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Easton Town Center, 3965 New Bond St., 43219, 614-476-3663. Private room for 65; tailored banquet menus.

Spinelli’s Deli, 767 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-2801044.

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.

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Northstar Cafe, 4015 Townsfair Way, 43219, 614532-5444. Imaginative menu with healthful emphasis on local, organic ingredients and an in-house bakery. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 9 a.m.-10 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 West, 43219, 614-416-2400. Specializing in USDA prime steaks dry aged onpremise and fresh seafood including lobster. Smith & Wollensky showcases the best of Columbus. Private event space available. Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties, 111 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-888-4491.

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.

East – Reynoldsburg Las Margaritas, 6150 E. Main St., 43068, 614-7848660.

East – Surrounding Area Raven’s Glenn Winery & Italian Restaurant, 56183 Cty. Rd. 143, West Lafayette, 43845, 740545-1000. “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, 614-4477563. Locally roasted coffee. Pastries and decadent desserts. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 4247 N. High St., 43214, 614-447-0500. 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.

Cap City Fine Diner & Bar, 1301 Stone Ridge Dr., 43230, 614-478-9999. Offers diner favorites with an upscale twist. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.4 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. brunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 3-9 p.m.

Vienna Ice Cafe and Tea House, 2885 N. High St., 43202, 614-268-3687. Europe-inspired, locally handmade ice cream shop located in Clintonville.

Mezzo, 130 Creekside Plaza, 43230, 614-4769900.

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.

Raising Cane’s, 1320 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230, 614475-1300. 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. Chile Verde Café, 4852 Sawmill Rd., 43235, 614442-6630. 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, 614-717-2828. Voted Best Steak in Columbus for more than 20 years. Featuring fine aged steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood in an elegant atmosphere. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 1 W. Bridge St., 43017, 614-792-5364. Las Margaritas, 5855 Frantz Rd., 43016, 614-7989656. Mezzo, 12 W. Bridge St., 43017, 614-889-6100. Montgomery Inn, 4565 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43017, 614-791-7427. The Morgan House Restaurant, 5300 Glick Rd., 43017, 614-889-5703. Located at the corner of Glick and Dublin roads. American cuisine. Salads, sandwiches, desserts and soups.

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

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Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill, 900 Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-6639. Welcome to the ultimate fan-cave. Incredible food, beer and cocktails galore, lots of official OSU memorabilia, patio with fire pit and 40 big screens. Cap City Fine Diner & Bar, 1299 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-291-3663. Located close to OSU. Offers diner favorites with an upscale twist. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. brunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner: Mon.-Thur., 410 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 3-9 p.m. Columbus Fish Market, 1245 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-291-3474. 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., 411 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m. Dewey’s Pizza, 1327 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614487-8282. Hand-tossed and stone-baked pizza, fresh gourmet salads, fine wine and craft draft brews. Full-service dine-in or carry-out. Figlio Wood Fired Pizza, 1369 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-481-8850. A casual bistro serving Columbus’ best gourmet pizza. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 1281 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-488-2680. Shoku, 1312 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-4859490.

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, 1277 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-4861. Coffee roaster and cafe. Third & Hollywood, 1433 W. Third Ave., 43212, 614-488-0303. Classic American bistro with an inviting ambience, focusing on locally grown and artisan ingredients. Open for lunch/ brunch Fri.-Sun. at 11:30 a.m.; open daily for dinner at 5:30 p.m.

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 award-winning wine list, sold at Ohio state minimum. Berry Blendz, 1585 N. High St., 43201, 614-2994682. 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, 614-298-0833. 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, South Campus Gateway, 1574 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-5228. From unique ice cream creations to smoothies, cakes and shakes, nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone.

Third & Hollywood Gooeyz, South Campus Gateway, 1554 N. High St., 43201, 614-824-1731. Gooeyz is a fast-casual restaurant and full bar, dripping with sophisticated silliness. Famous for amazing, stacked high melt sandwiches, overflowing with cheese. Jed’s Fireballs Xpress, South Campus Gateway, 14 E. 11th Ave., 43201, 614-299-6000. Fireballs are the most delicious part of a chicken, lightly breaded with a highly classified top-secret coating and fire fried. Dip them in the dunking sauce of your choice. Kildare’s Irish Pub, South Campus Gateway, 1576 N. High St., 43201, 614-294-2200. Kildare’s Irish Pub was built in Ireland and assembled here, making Kildare’s “America’s Most Authentic Irish Pub.” Food is authentically Irish with American preferences in mind.

Mad Mex, 1542 N. High St., 43201, 614-586-4007. 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, 614-298-8115. 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. Panera Bread, South Campus Gateway, 1619 N. High St., 43201, 614-297-6800. Breads, bagels, sandwiches, salads and soups. Panera Bread features high-quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting and comfortable environment. Pizza Rustica, South Campus Gateway, 1558 N. High St., 43201, 614-824-1990. Pizza Rustica received its inspiration from “pizza a taglia”— pizza by the slice sold in the authentic takeaway shops of Rome. 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.

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.

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.

Eddie George’s Grille 27, South Campus Gateway, 1636 N. High St., 43201, 614-421-2727. Eddie George’s Grill 27 is a 21st-century restaurant with more than 70 HDTVs to watch the game. Featuring an award-winning menu and a progressive beer selection.

Ugly Tuna Saloona, 1546 N. High St., 43201, 614297-8862. 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.

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North – Polaris 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. Authentic 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., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 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. Pub Polaris, 1554 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 122, 43240, 614-781-7829. Authentic British pub. 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.” Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, 8665 Sancus Blvd., 43240, 614-888-5458.

North – Surrounding Area Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 8 N. Liberty St., 43065, 614-846-1060.

North – Upper Arlington Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 1615 Old Henderson Rd., 43220, 614-442-3310. Voted Best Steakhouse in Columbus for more than 20 years. Featuring fine aged steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood in an elegant atmosphere. 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. The Wine Bistro, 1750 W. Lane Ave., 43221, 614485-1750.


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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.

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. Cameron’s American Bistro, 2185 W. Dublin Granville Rd., 43085, 614-885-3663. Located near the corner of St. Rte. 161 and Linworth Road in northwest Columbus. Featuring contemporary American cuisine. Mon.-Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m. Columbus Fish Market, 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 seafood and steak; fish market. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. Dinner: 4 p.m. House Wine, 644 High St., 43085, 614-8469463. Retail and on-premise wine concept where you taste before you buy. Tasting events every Thursday night. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 55 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-438-1000. Voted Best Steakhouse in Columbus for more than 20 years. Featuring fine aged steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood in an elegant atmosphere. The Wine Bistro, 8231 N. High St., 43235, 614436-4000. The Worthington Inn, 649 High St., 43085, 614-885-2600.

South – Columbus Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn, 14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-385-4070. Las Margaritas, 6270 Gender Rd., 43110, 614833-4441.

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.

West – Plain City Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City, 43064, 614-8733414. Amish Kitchen Cooking at its best. We can seat up to 425 in our banquet rooms. View our banquet and catering menus on our website. Dutch Kitchen, 8690 U.S. Rte. 42, Plain City, 43064, 614-873-4518. Breakfast all day. Breakfast buffet, 7:30-11 a.m. on Saturdays; barn-raising dinner buffet, 11:30 a.m.-close.

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olumbus offers fans of virtually every sport the chance to see their favorite games up-close and personal. From the country’s best minor-league baseball team to the world’s top golfers, there’s athletic action to suit every interest. The Columbus Clippers cemented their spot as the country’s best minorleague baseball squad after winning their second consecutive Governor’s Cup and defending their Triple-A National Championship last season. As the Triple-A team of the Cleveland Indians, the Clippers give Tribe fans the chance to see future stars before they reach The Show. The Clippers kick off their home slate April 5 against the Louisville Bats, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, and continue the regular season through Sept. 3. The Clippers take the field at Huntington Park, which has garnered nothing but praise since its grand opening in the downtown Arena District in 2009. Named Ballpark of the Year by Ballpark Digest, the 10,000-seat stadium is designed to be fan-friendly, with rooftop bleachers, specialty bars that overlook the action and family amenities such as a kids’ play fountain. The park holds special events throughout the season—including Dime-A-Dog-Nights, featuring 10-cent hot dogs, during all Monday home games. Huntington Park also will play host to some of college ball’s best players during the Big Ten Baseball Tournament May 23-26. Cheer on as some of the country’s finest young athletes play ball.

go team! The Columbus Crew, Ohio’s only Major League Soccer team, brought home their first MLS Cup in 2008 and have reached the playoffs every year since. The team opens its 17th season March 24 with a match against Montreal and plays 17 home games at Crew Stadium, the country’s first major-league stadium built specifically for soccer. Located on the grounds of the Ohio Expo Center, the stadium packs in thousands of fans to cheer on favorites such as Chad Marshall and Robbie Rogers. If golf is your game, you’re in the right city. The very best in professional golf comes to Columbus May 28-June 3 for the 37th annual Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. Often referred to as the “fifth major” on the PGA Tour, the Memorial is played at Dublin’s Muirfield Village Golf Club and is hosted by legendary golfer and Columbus native Jack Nicklaus. Expect to see the world’s top players—including defending champion Steve Stricker and four-time champ Tiger Woods. For more on Nicklaus and the game of golf, drop by the Jack Nicklaus Museum on Olentangy River Road, near The Ohio State University. Interested in hitting the links yourself? Columbus offers ample options, with more than 100 public and private courses located throughout the area. Designed by some of the game’s most celebrated architects, many local venues are ranked among the best courses in the country. Ohio State will host some big events this year when three NCAA national championships come to town. OSU’s

French Field House will host the 2012 NCAA Rifle Championships March 9-10 and the Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships March 22-25. The second and third rounds of Division I Men’s Basketball Championships will be held March 16 and 18 at Nationwide Arena. Columbus also is home to numerous high school state championship events. OSU’s Schottenstein Center hosts wrestling March 1-3, girls’ basketball March 15-17 and boys’ basketball March 22-24. There’s also baseball May 31June 2 at Huntington Park, boys’ tennis May 25-26 at OSU’s Stickney Center and track and field June 1-2 at OSU’s Jesse Owens Stadium. Athletes of all kinds compete at the Arnold Sports Festival March 1-4 at several venues, including the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Veterans Memorial, Nationwide Arena and The LC, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. The largest event of its kind in the world, this annual competition attracts 18,000 athletes and 175,000 fans, showcasing 12 Olympic sports among its lineup of 45 sports and events. In addition to men’s and women’s bodybuilding and weightlifting, there’s cheerleading, martial arts, gymnastics, arm wrestling, fencing, table tennis and a 5K Pump and Run through downtown Columbus. New in 2012 are a men’s physique competition and the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Weightlifting. Keep an eye out for the event’s founder, Arnold Schwarzenegger —the former bodybuilder/movie star/governor always makes an appearance.

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The National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets wrap up their 11th season April 7 with a home game against the New York Islanders. Led by team captain Rick Nash and former OSU standout R.J. Umberger, the Blue Jackets take the ice at Nationwide Arena. COLUMBUS CLIPPERS HOME GAMES

June 5-8 . . . . . . . . . . . .Buffalo June 9-12 . . . . . . . . . .Charlotte June 22-25 . . . . .Lehigh Valley June 26-29 . . . . . . . . . .Norfolk June 30-July 1 . . . . . . . .Toledo July 6-8 . . . . . . . . .Indianapolis July 16-19 . . . . . . . . .Louisville July 24-27 . . . . . . . . . . .Toledo July 28-31 . . . . . . . . .Rochester Aug. 10-12 . . . . . .Indianapolis Aug. 14-17 . . . . . . . . . .Durham Aug. 22-24 . . . . . . . . . . .Toledo Aug. 30-Sept. 1 . . . . .Louisville COLUMBUS CREW HOME GAMES

June 30 . . . . . . . . . . . .Salt Lake July 14 . . . . . . . . . .Kansas City July 21 . . . . . . . . . .D.C. United Aug. 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Toronto Aug. 15 . . . . . . . . .Los Angeles Aug. 25 . . . . . . . .New England

Sports & Recreation Locations Activities Black Wing Shooting Center, 3722 Marysville Rd., Delaware, 43015, 740-3637555. Experience something different and fun—give shooting a try. Black Wing welcomes beginners and groups. Packages available. Visit the finest shooting facility in the Midwest. Consider Biking, 4041 N. High St., Ste. 201, 43214, 614-447-8894. Whether you are looking for a bike map, bike shop, cycling club or bike trip, we can help. 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. Feb. 28March 3, 2013. The Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sports festival in the nation. See 18,000 athletes compete in 45 sports and events, including 12 Olympic sports. Capital City Half Marathon, 5003 Horizons Dr., Ste. 200, 43220, 614-360-1044. May 5, 2012. Columbus Marathon, Inc., 136 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-421-7866. Oct. 21, 2012. Free sports and fitness expo on Fri. and Sat. On Sun. at 8 a.m. watch the 26.2-mile race unfold as runners wind through the surrounding downtown suburbs. 42

Feeling lucky? Place your bets at Scioto Downs, home to live harness racing May-September. Located just south of the city, the track also simulcasts races from leading thoroughbred and harness tracks across the country seven days a week, so there are plenty of chances to pick the winning pony. Horse racing enthusiasts also can find equine entertainment at Beulah Park, a thoroughbred racetrack that holds live racing through early May and simulcasts from a dozen harness and thoroughbred tracks throughout the year. Racing with an automotive spin takes place at National Trail Raceway, about 20 miles east of Columbus in Hebron. Considered one of the top motorsports venues in the country, this track has hosted national drag-racing competitions since 1972. Special events begin in April and continue on many weekends throughout the summer. If you’re more interested in twowheeled vehicles, check out the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington. In addition to special events and displays throughout the year, fans

can delight in the Hall of Fame itself, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to American motorcycling. Now heading into its fourth year, Pelotonia—a 180-mile bike ride from Columbus to Kenyon College in Gambier—has raised more than $25 million for cancer research at OSU’s James Cancer Hospital. Last year, nearly 5,000 bikers made the trek. This year’s event will feature six 25- to 180-mile routes between Columbus and Gambier and will take place Aug. 10-12. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, several events are designed for people of all levels of athletic ability. The 20th annual Komen Columbus 5K walk/run is set for May 19 in downtown Columbus. It’s the ideal way to get a little exercise while raising money for an important cause—breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. There’s also the Capital City Half Marathon on May 5, beginning at Scioto Mile park. It has races covering 13.1 miles, 6.55 miles and 3.1 miles. ❙ Jeff McCallister

Komen Columbus, 929 Eastwind Dr., Ste. 211, 43081, 614-297-8155. Walk, run or volunteer on May 19, 2012, for our 20th annual 5K walk/run downtown to raise funds for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.

Columbus Crew, 1 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 April-October. Ticket prices start as low as $10.

M3S Sports, 5003 Horizons Dr., Ste. 200, 43220, 614-360-1044. the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance (official PGA TOUR event), Muirfield Village Golf Club, 5750 Memorial Dr., 43017, 614-889-6700. May 28June 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, 614939-3026. Sept. 23, 2012. World-class equestrian sports and fun for families. www.thenewalbanyclassic.com. Pelotonia, 351 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614221-6100. Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. Event takes place Aug. 10-12, 2012.

Golf Longaberger Golf Club, 1 Long Dr., Nashport, 43830, 740-763-1100. 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.

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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. Ohio Machine, 1350 W. Fifth Ave., Ste. 330, 43212, 614-754-1973. Major League lacrosse team with games May-August at Ohio Wesleyan University. The Ohio State University Athletic Department, 410 Woody Hayes Dr., 43210, 614292-9908. 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. Come see the stars of IndyCar, the technology of American Le Mans, the tight competition of GRAND-AM, the knee-draggers of AMA Pro, plus top amateurs in AMA, NASA and SVRA. 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, Thur., Fri. and Sat., 6:30 p.m. Simulcasting May-October. Clubhouse and Patio dining, dress casual, admission $3. Free parking.


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Antiques & Flea Markets Columbus Architectural Salvage, 1580 Clara St., 43211, 614-299-6627. An organized warehouse full of architectural artifacts, antiques, old house parts and repurposed decorative items. A unique place to explore, shop and find inspiration. Grandview Mercantile, 873-881 N. High St., 43215, 614-421-7000. 8,000-sq.-ft. antique marketplace in the Short North Arts District offering discriminating buyers a huge selection of distinctive pieces from around the world. 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. So-Bo- Style, 3282 High St., 43202, 614-447-8880.

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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.-Thurs., 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.

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, true lavender body care and Polish pottery.

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.

Karavan Treasures from Turkey, 771 B and C N. High St., 43215, 614-291-4438. Unique gift store in the Short North bringing real treasures from Turkey.

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 yearround. Closed Mon.

- Bo - Style, 3282 High St., 43202, 614-447So 8880. Located on High Street in Clintonville. - Bo - Style is a unique home décor store So 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-n- 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. Our racks are stocked with fresh merchandise every week and we offer great prices. All Pitaya-label clothes are sewn with love in the U.S. We love making you look great.

Columbus Convention Center The Buckeye Connection, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614228-0196. The Ohio State University, Columbus and Ohio souvenirs and gifts. Krema Nut Company, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Food Court and Shops, 400 N. High St., Level 1, 43215, 614-224-9252. Nuts, chocolates, 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, 614222-0089.

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Department Stores

South Campus Gateway

Macy’s–Easton Town Center, Easton Town Center, 4141 Easton Loop E., 43219, 614-3422308. Macy’s is a must-see destination. And when you’re here, be sure to get your reservedfor-visitors-only Macy’s Savings Pass, good for 10% off thousands of items.

Food Cookie Cravings Bakery, 227 E. Third Ave., 43201, 614-745-0090. We are a family-owned shop specializing in hand-rolled and decorated cookies in many flavors. Our treats are great for party favors, gifts or just to have around the house. FeelGood 7, 142 Wetherby Ln., 43081, 877-6143777. Katzinger’s Delicatessen, 475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354. New York-style deli, specialty foods store, caterer in German Village. 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.

Kingsdale Market District, 3061 Kingsdale Center, 43221, 614-538-0762. A food shopping and dining destination unlike any other, with everyday grocery items at regular Giant Eagle prices; weekly specials, fuelperks!® and foodperks!®.

Karavan Treasures from Turkey, 771 B and C N. High St., 43215, 614-291-4438. Unique gift store in the Short North bringing real treasures from Turkey.

Krema Nut Company, 1000 W. Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-4131. Gourmet nuts, all-natural peanut butter, handmade candy and gifts. le Chocoholique, 601 N. High St., 43215, 614-2234009. 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.

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.

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.

Tiffany & Co., Easton Town Center, 4140 The Strand, 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®.

Schakolad Chocolate Factory, 3219 Tremont Rd., 43221, 614-326-3500. We love making custom chocolate creations for special events and everyday treats: truffles, ganaches, buckeyes, custom molded items, chocolate fountains and more.

Online Stores A Taste of Ohio, 646 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, 43725, 740-432-8789. All Ohiomade items, unique gift baskets and more. Online sales only at www.atasteofohio.com.

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– Polaris, 1329 Cameron Ave., 43035, 614-8884491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Named “Best-of-the-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.”

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

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.

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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.

Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 3000, 43240, 614-456-0120. Located off I-71 N. and Polaris Parkway. Ohio’s premier shopping destination. www.polarisfashionplace.com. 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.

Gifts Better Earth, North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-224-6196. Natural and organic products, jewelry, pottery and much more. Closed Mon. 44

Tanger Outlets at Jeffersonville, 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 (exit 65).

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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Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties–Easton, 111 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-888-4491.

JC’s 5 Star Outlet, 2361 Park Crescent, 43232, 614-868-0250. Located just east of I-270 and I-70 at Brice Road S. (exit 110). An outlet with real outlet pricing.

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

The Oilerie Columbus, 1409 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-824-2668.

Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties– Downtown, 11 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-888-4491. Columbus’ own. Nationally known. Gourmet brownie and blondie company. 20 flavors. Named “Best-of-the-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.”

Outlets

House Wine

South Campus Gateway, 1534 N. High St., 43201, 614-247-5825. Mixture of retail, entertainment, restaurants, nightlife, office space, apartments and parking in the University District.


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Specialty AT&T, 1593 N. High St., 43201, 614-291-2500. Phone store with iPhone and so much more for your wireless telephone needs. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway. The Candle Lab–Short North, 751 N. High St., 43215, 614-949-1458. Finish Line, 1624 N. High St., 43201, 614-2990607. Get some new kicks or other clothing you need. Style to give you some swag. Located in The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway. Fortin Ironworks, 944 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614-291-4342. 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 The Ohio State University district, at South Campus Gateway. House Wine, 644 High St., 43085, 614-8469463. Retail and on-premise wine concept where you taste before you buy. Tasting events every Thur. 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. Open: 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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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 the South Campus Gateway, in The Ohio State University district. Sam’s Club, 2675 Taylor Rd. S.W., 43068, 614-866-5369.

T-Mobile, South Campus Gateway, 1618 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-5852. The value of our plans, the reliability of our network and the quality of our service help you stick together with the people who make your life come alive. Vino 100 Polaris, 522 Polaris Pkwy., 43082, 614-895-8466. 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, 614294-8466. 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, South Campus Gateway, 1586 N. High St., 43201, 614-291-9500. Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. 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.

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be our guest hether it’s a no-frills motel, an intimate bed and breakfast, an amenity-abundant hotel or a rustic lakeside campsite, Columbus has a wide selection of accommodations to meet the needs of any weary traveler. Visit experiencecolumbus.com to make reservations online.

Bed and Breakfasts 50 Lincoln–Short North Bed & Breakfast, 50 E. Lincoln, 43215, 614-299-5050, 800-516-9664. An urban delight in the heart of the Short North Arts District. We’re just three blocks from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. One mile to OSU and the Medical Center. Big Pine Retreat, 25322 Big Pine Rd., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-380-6810. Garden Manor Bed & Breakfast, 108 N. 20th St., 43203, 866-925-4929. BedandBreakfast.com 5-star rated award winner in 2009-10. 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 and popular alternative to downtown Columbus experience. Concierge service. AAA three-diamond rated. Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn, 14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-385-4070. 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. Hide Away Country Inn, 1601 St. Rte. 4, Bucyrus, 44820, 419-562-3013. An Ohio bed and breakfast, restaurant and event facility. 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. 46

Welcome Home Inn B&B, 6640 Home Rd., Delaware, 43015, 740-881-6588, 800-381-0364. 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 wellappointed lodges nestled in a serene wooded location near the health and wellness facilities on OhioHealth’s McConnell Heart and Health Campus.

Campgrounds Alton RV Park, 6552 W. Broad St., 43119, 614878-9127. 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, 740-9280706. Located 30 miles east of Columbus off I-70 (exit 129A). Award-winning 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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Capitol Square Sheraton Columbus, 75 E. State St., 43215, 614-228-1234. Located on Theatre Row at the corner of East State and South Third streets. Walking to theater, arts, entertainment and dining. AAA Four Diamond Award, best in Columbus. Courtyard by Marriott Columbus–Downtown, 35 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-228-3200. Located at the corner of Spring and Front streets, near the Arena District. Indoor pool/whirlpool, exercise room, breakfast cafe, lounge and Wi-Fi Internet access. 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 all-suite 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 temperature-controlled 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, 614443-6506. Located 1⁄2 mile south of I-70. Newly remodeled two-story motel. Lounge. Restaurants nearby. Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Columbus, 501 N. High St., 43215, 614-324-9028. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Complimentary amenities include buffet breakfast, local calls and high-speed Internet access (wired and wireless).


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Hilton Columbus Downtown, Pre-opening Sales OfďŹ ce, 400 N. High St., Fourth 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 and 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 pet-friendly. Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 N. Third St., 43215, 614-228-5050. Experience an innovative hotel, ďŹ lled with upscale amenities, in the heart of downtown. With indoor and outdoor event spaces, we are perfect for any gathering. 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 pet-friendly. 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.

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Hotels – East – Airport Best Western Port Columbus, 1450 Airpointe Dr., 43219, 614-337-8400. Free deluxe Continental breakfast and hot items, indoor pool, whirlpool, ďŹ tness room. Near Easton Town Center. Free airport shuttle. Family-friendly. Football fans welcome. 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. Comfort Suites East Broad at 270, 70 Chris Perry Ln., 43213, 614-604-6400. Country Inn & Suites–Columbus Airport, 2900 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-478-2900. Spacious, two-queen rooms or king suites. Indoor pool and spa, ďŹ tness center, free Wi-Fi, 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 21â „2 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, 2886 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-536-0500. Centrally located, 198 suites, 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, near downtown Columbus, shuttle to Easton Town Center and Port Columbus. Complimentary breakfast and manager reception.

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Four Points by Sheraton Columbus–Airport, 3030 Plaza Properties Blvd., 43219, 614-345-9291. Opened in 2009. Complimentary wireless internet and bottled water. We have an indoor, heated salt water 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. Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Airport, 4265 Sawyer Rd., 43219, 614-231-2869. 156 rooms. Fullservice meeting facility. 1,200 sq. ft. of space. Room service and Great American Grill & Bar. Free Wi-Fi and parking. Homewood Suites by Hilton–Columbus Airport, 2880 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-428-8800. Limited service, all-suite, extended stay hotel. Free high-speed Internet access. Upgraded suites available. 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. All-suite hotel with full kitchens, indoor pool, whirlpool and complimentary breakfast. Located one mile from the airport and only minutes to downtown, Easton and OSU.

Hotels – East – Columbus 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.

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. 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, onsite restaurant and others nearby, lounge, Easton Sports Club.

Hotels – East – Gahanna Candlewood Suites Columbus Airport, 590 Taylor Rd., 43230, 614-863-4033. Newly renovated all-suite hotel with fully-equipped kitchens and grill outside. Complimentary highspeed Internet access, free guest laundry, fitness center and store on-site.

Hotels – East – Newark Cherry Valley Lodge, 2299 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, 43055, 740-788-3417. Located 45 minutes east of Columbus. A 200-room resort/conference hotel with on-site 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, 614-860-9804. All-suite upscale hotel. Free hot breakfast, indoor pool, micro-fridge, hair dryer, iron. Wed. social hour. Restaurants nearby. Corporate and government rates. www.bestwesternpick.com. 48

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. Micro-fridge, 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. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Columbus East, 2806 Taylor Rd., 43068, 614-861-8888. Located off 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. Sleeping rooms: free wireless Internet, microwaves/refrigerators. Fully-equipped sports club on property with junior Olympic-sized pool and outdoor pool. Banquet space, on-site restaurant. Clarion Hotel & Suites, 900 E. Dublin-Granville 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.

Hotels – North – Dublin Chase Suite Hotels Dublin, 4130 Tuller Rd., 43017, 614-766-7762. Located off I-270 and Sawmill Road (exit 20). Closest to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with discounted tickets. Free hot breakfast buffet and DVD library. Largest suites in Columbus. 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. 215 guest rooms, indoor pool, business center, wireless Internet, 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, fullservice hotel located 15 minutes northwest of Columbus, near the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay. All suites include full breakfast and manager’s reception. Hampton Inn Dublin, 3920 Tuller Rd., 43017, 614889-0573. 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. 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.

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.

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, free Continental breakfast.

Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Ave., 43229, 614-885-1885. Located off I-71 and St. Rte. 161. Full-service, deluxe hotel and meetings. Indoor and outdoor pools, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, free Wi-Fi.

La Quinta Columbus Dublin, 6145 Park Center Circle, 43017, 614-792-8300. Go to LQ.com for property details or call 800-SLEEPLQ. To reach the inn directly, call 614-792-8300. Meeting space and group rates available.

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. 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, on-site restaurant, 10 minutes from Greater Columbus Convention Center. Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 4900 Sinclair Rd., 43229, 614-854-6029. Located at I-71 and Morse and Sinclair roads (exit 116). Indoor pool, whirlpool, free high-speed Internet access, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, fitness room.

Hotels – North – Delaware Hampton Inn Columbus/Delaware, 7329 St. Rte. 37 E. (U.S. Rte. 36), 43074, 740-3634700. Nestled just off I-71; only five minutes from Polaris Fashion Place and 20 minutes from downtown Columbus. Bob Evans and Cracker Barrel restaurants are within walking distance.

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Staybridge Suites Columbus/Dublin, 6095 Emerald Pkwy., 43016, 614-734-9882. Located off I-270 (exit 15). From spacious suites with full kitchens to rich, warm décor and numerous hotel amenities and services, stay with us and discover that Staybridge Suites is more than just a place to stay, it’s a place to live. www.staybridge.com/columbusdublin.

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, 614791-9700. 100 percent smoke-free hotel. Free hot breakfast bar, indoor heated pool, meeting room, exercise room, free Wi-Fi. Walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Easy access to I-71.


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The Conference Center at NorthPointe, 9243 Columbus Pike, 43035, 614-880-4155. Fullservice hotel and conference center with 120 guest rooms and suites, elegant grand ballroom and 35,000+ sq. ft. of meeting space. Extended Stay Deluxe Columbus/Polaris, 8555 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-431-5522. Nightly rates available. Across from Polaris Fashion Place. Continental breakfast, pool and fitness center. Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus/Polaris, 9000 Worthington Rd., 43082, 614-568-0770. Confident travel and excellent service! Complimentary breakfast, HSIA, parking, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room, business center. 1350-sq.-ft. ballroom and conference room. Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus–Polaris, 8411 Pulsar Pl., 43240, 614-885-8400. Enjoy the value with complimentary hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool, Internet access, fitness center and more. Great Polaris location and fun packages. www.hamptoninnpolaris.com. Hilton Columbus/Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-885-1600. The newest AAA Four Diamond, full-service property in Columbus adds 252 contemporary rooms and 15,500 sq. ft. of space in the Polaris shopping destination. Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris, 8535 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-846-8884. Tour and travel packages available for senior and student tours. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus/ Polaris Parkway, 8670 Orion Pl., 43240, 614781-6100. 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, 614-890-8600. Located at I-270 N. and Cleveland Avenue. Allsuite 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 by Hilton Columbus Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614885-3334. 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 high-speed Internet access.

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus–University Area, 3232 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-5864378. 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. The new Hyatt Place is located on the edge of downtown Columbus and the OSU campus. Oversized rooms, free breakfast, indoor pool, free parking, Wi-Fi and more. 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 sofa beds in every suite. University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 3110 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-456-1154. One mile from The Ohio State University. Complimentary breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, lounge, fitness center. Pet-friendly. Varsity Inn North, 3246 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-267-4646. Located south of St. Rte. 315 and North Broadway. Free wireless highspeed Internet access. Close to The Ohio State University, Riverside OhioHealth and Wexner Medical Center. Varsity Inn South, 1445 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-267-4646. Located at the corner of St. Rte. 315 and King Avenue. Outdoor pool. Restaurants nearby. Complimentary highspeed Internet access. Close to OSU and Wexner Medical Center.

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, on-site business center, all rooms feature microwave/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.

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.

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Grove City, 3928 Jackpot Rd., 43123, 614-539-8944. The beautifully renovated Hilton Garden Inn is located just off I-71, Stringtown Road exit. Book a brand new suite, order room service or head downtown for a relaxing weekend.

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 entrees along with Starbucks® specialty coffees, or free Continental breakfast.

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.

Hampton Inn West, 5625 Trabue Rd., 43228, 614851-5599. Indoor pool, free Continental breakfast. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Columbus–West, 5505 Keim Circle, 43228, 614853-6199. 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, 614-2750388. Red Roof Inn & Suites Columbus–West Broad, 4530 W. Broad St., 43228, 614-870-3700. 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 1⁄2 mile away from the future casino. Rodeway Inn, 1551 W. Broad St., 43222, 614-5861750.

Hotels – West – Hilliard 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. Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus West, 5520 Maxwell Pl., 43228, 614-643-4300. 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, 740-869-2020. 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, 304-2434060. 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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American Municipal Power, 1111 Schrock Rd., Ste. 100, 43229, 614-337-6222. 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, 614-645-5063. Central Ohio Restaurant Association, 259 Garfield Ave., 43140, 877-274-2672. Columbus Artcar Resource Society (CARS), 196 E. Pacemont Rd., 43202, 614-262-6462. 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), 1500 W. Third Ave., Ste. 322, 43212, 614-579-9390. Dames Bond, LLC, 3500 N. High St., 43214, 614-209-3556. Dine Originals Columbus, 1101 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-451-9774. Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI), 1655 Old Leonard Ave., 43219, 614-559-0115. GAMA/Game Manufacturers Association, 280 N. High St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-255-4500. 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. Ohio Restaurant Association, 1525 Bethel Rd., Ste. 301, 43220, 614-4423535. Small Business Beanstalk, 851 N. Pearl St., 43215, 614-397-8277. Stonewall Columbus, 1160 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-7764. TECHColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Rd., 43212, 614-340-1688.

Corporate Partner – Platinum AT&T Ohio, 150 E. Gay St., Rm. 4A, 43215, 614-223-5652. Huntington National Bank, Huntington Center HC0811, 41 S. High St., 43287, 614480-5067. Nationwide, 1 Nationwide Plaza 01-36-13, 43215, 614-249-0777. Thrifty Car Rental (DTG Operations, Inc.), 840 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-237-5800. 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, 800-9723030. Grange Insurance Companies, 671 S. High St., 43206, 614-445-2828. OhioHealth, 180 E. Broad St., 43215, 614544-4455. Time Warner Cable, 1015 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-481-5308.

Corporate Partner – VIP Aladdin Shrine Event & Conference Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614475-2609. Columbus Distributing Company , 4949 Freeway Dr. E., 43229, 614-8461000. 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, 614-2258700. Thirty-One , 3425 Morse Crossing, 43219, 1-866-GIFTS31. 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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Education – Institutions 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. Mary McLaughlin LLC, 4678 Carrington Way, 43026, 614-850-9965. NSA Ohio, 218 Crowfield Circle, Lewisburg, WV 24901, 866-900-6446.

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. Bar Louie Easton, Easton Town Center, 3970 Easton Station, 43219, 614-475-4440. Black Wing Shooting Center, 3722 Marysville Rd., Delaware, 43015, 740-363-7555. Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Pkwy., 43065, 614-734-9800. Brookshire, 405 Greif Pkwy., Delaware, 43015, 740-548-8188. Callahan’s Irish Tavern, 520 Park St., 43215, 614223-1200. Capital Club, Huntington Center, 41 S. High St., Seventh Floor, 43215, 614-228-0225. Capital University’s Parkhurst Dining Services, 1 College and Main, 43209, 614-236-6163. The Columbus Athenaeum, 32 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-222-6338. Columbus Crew Stadium, 1 Black and Gold Blvd., 43211, 614-447-4131. 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, 614-645-3550. 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., 43119, 614-878-4527. DeepWood, 511 N. High St., 43215, 614-2215602. Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Dr., 43210, 614-292-8597.

Due Amici, 67 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-224-9373. 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 and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614645-8733. 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, 614-228-4343. Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-292-3067. Longaberger Golf Club, 1 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. Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at OSU, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., 43210, 614292-4444. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-688-8408. Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC), 4411 Tamarack Blvd., 43229, 614-410-1135. The Now Center, 2407 Beech Rd., 43031, 740964-1830. Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-644-4038. Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, 43215, 614-466-2125. The Ohio State University Department of Recreational Sports, B106 RPAC, 337 W. 17th Ave., 43210, 614-292-6481. 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, 614975-1363. Pinnacle Golf Club, 1500 Pinnacle Club Dr., 43123, 614-539-0049. 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, 1111 E. Broad St., 43205, 614-6458760. Schmidt’s Banquet und Meeting Haus, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-449-4038. Sequoia Pro Bowl, 5501 Sandalwood Blvd., 43229, 614-436-2695. Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614416-7625. Signature Wines, 3816 April Ln., 43227, 614395-2355. Smith & Wollensky, Easton Town Center, 4145 The Strand W., 43219, 614-416-2400. 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 Dock580, 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, 614-6235175.

Winding Hollow, 6140 Babbitt Rd., 43054, 614-855-8600. The Worthington Inn, 649 High St., 43085, 614-885-2600. WOSU @ COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614292-4360.

Media – Print 614-Magazine, 458 E. Main St., 43215, 614-4884400. Alive!, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-221-2449. Apartment Finder Magazine, 467 Waterbury Ct., 43230, 614-231-8381. Capital Style, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-4618700. 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. Columbus Parent, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614461-8878. Crave Magazine, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-4618700. The Dispatch Printing Co., 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-461-5000. 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, 614-268-8525. 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. 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.

Products – Gift Baskets Edible Arrangements Columbus, 1415 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-5560.

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

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Products – Mobile Phones BearCom Wireless, 653-D McCorkle Blvd., 43081, 614-818-2594. 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, 614-4874000.

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. Brand Marketing Works, LLC, 43228, 702-2482691. Convention Products, LLC, 175 S. Sandusky St., Ste. 241, Delaware, 43015, 614-448-7035. EmbroidMe, 4922 Morse Rd., 43230, 614-9339194. Graphic Awards, 960 King Ave., 43212, 614424-9000. idegy, inc., 3990 Business Park Dr., 43204, 614545-5000. Leaderpromos.com, 790 E. Johnstown Rd., 614-416-6534. MJW Graphics, P.O. Box 1464, 43068, 614-7559588. 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 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, 1 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. Prestige AV & Creative Services, 4835 Para Dr., Cincinnati, 45237, 800-294-3179. Technology Express, 820 Midpoint Dr., O’Fallon, MO 63366, 636-978-1005. 52

Services – Event – Audio Visual Services – Production

Services – Event – Convention and Registration

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.

Hughie’s Audio Visual & Staging, Inc., 7034 Worthington-Galena Rd., 43085, 614-4365273.

Services – Event – Body Art

Services – Event – Destination Management

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, 847-7721433. Cameron Mitchell Catering, 7619 Huntington Park Dr., 43235, 614-848-4700. A Catered Event, 4654 Groves Rd., 43232, 614863-9281. Catering by Cox/CC Event Productions, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-0735. Catering By Design at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-4712260. Chile Verde Café, 4852 Sawmill Rd., 43235, 614442-6630. Creative Cuisine Catering, 839 Busch Ct., 43229, 614-436-4949. Dave’s Dogs & More, 4873 Dierker Rd., 43220, 614-273-0916. Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City, 43064, 614-4252586. Dock580, 580 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-4649999. Donatos Pizza & Catering, 935 Taylor Station Rd., 43230, 614-340-3333. Dutch Kitchen, 8690 U.S. Rte. 42, Plain City, 43064, 614-513-7365. Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI), 1655 Old Leonard Ave., 43219, 614-559-0115. Edible Arrangements Columbus, 1415 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-5560. Freshbox Catering, LLC, 125 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-859-9416. Katzinger’s Delicatessen, 475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354. Kingsdale Market District, 3061 Kingsdale Center, 43221, 614-538-0783. Made From Scratch, Inc., 7500 Montgomery Dr., 43064, 614-873-3344. Milo’s Catering & Banquet Services, 980 W. Broad St., 43222, 614-224-0104. Monaco’s Catering, 4555 Cleveland Ave., 43231, 614-475-4817. 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. Sunny Street Cafe, 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-396-5030. TAT Ristorante di Famiglia, 1210 S. James Rd., 43227, 614-236-1392. Two Caterers, 6800 Schrock Hill Ct., 43229, 614-882-7323. Weiland’s Gourmet Market & Catering, 3600 Indianola Ave., 43214, 614-2616532.

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Services – Event – Decorators and Theme Parties Posh Event Services, Inc., 3738 Paragon Dr., 43228, 740-362-0004.

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. T.E.A.M. DJ, 4142 Bryson Cove Circle, 43016, 614-798-8794.

Services – Event – Entertainment – Interactive Activity PhotoBoxi, 614-359-0809.

SERVICES – EVENT – ENTERTAINMENT – MAGIC The Comedy Magic of David McCreary, 493 Wynridge Dr., Pataskala, 43062, 614-537-1971.

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. Jazz Arts Group and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, 930 N. High St., 43201, 614294-5200. Michael Rose Entertainment Enterprises, P.O. Box 23904, 43223, 614-351-7233. Miriam Weber Brown, Harpist, 2787 Serene Pl., 43231, 614-898-0900. T.E.A.M. DJ, 4142 Bryson Cove Circle, 43016, 614-798-8794.

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.

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.

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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, 46168, 317-839-7355. Posh Event Services, Inc., 3738 Paragon Dr., 43228, 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., No. 189, 43214, 614-783-7598. First Class Conferences, P.O. Box 1367, 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. IM Creative, 1020 Dennison Ave., Ste. 304, 43201, 614-360-3736. Offinger Management Co., 746 Morrison Rd., 43230, 740-452-4541. The Ohio State University, Office of Continuing Education’s Conference Management, 225 Mt. Hall, 1050 Carmack Rd., 43210, 614-292-8860.

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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-Columbus, 374 W. Spring St., 43215, 614224-5149. Aurora Exhibit Solutions, Inc., 929 Eastwind Dr., Ste. 223, 43081, 614-523-3699. Street Hop Advertising, P.O. Box 752, 43068, 614-467-0085.

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Services – Professional – Advertising/Marketing/PR AArrow Advertising, 2471 Hilliard Rome Rd., 43026, 614-777-9261. Ad-Rack, Inc., 12700 Towne Park Way, Ste. 201, Louisville, KY 40243, 502-253-5454. Cement Marketing, 2489 Summit St., Apt. A, 43205, 614-754-8228. Clay Creative, 1550 Lewis Center Rd., Ste. C, 43035, 740-548-0307. DangerousEvents.com Inc., 353 Preswicke Mill, Blacklick, 43004, 614-604-9400. Daruma Marketing and Communications LTD., 5439 Red Bank Rd., Galena, 43021, 614-203-4361. Engauge, 375 N. Front St., Ste. 400, 43215, 614-573-1010.

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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, 1215 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 209, 43240, 614-935-6827. 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. Street Hop Advertising, P.O. Box 752, 43068, 614-467-0085. UpYourMarket.com, 6224 Meriden Ct., 43110, 614-531-6759. Weirick Communications, Inc., 7792 Olentangy River Rd., Ste. F-1, 43235, 614848-8380.

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 Rd. 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 OSU, 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, 614-2489566. 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.

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, 614-7830354. 54

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 Medical Mutual of Ohio, 9961 Brewster Ln., 43065, 614-932-7200. OhioHealth, 180 E. Broad St., 43215, 614544-4455. 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, 614-544-0822. OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with NextCare, 6955 Hospital Dr., 43016, 614-923-0300. 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, 1 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, 1 Nationwide Plaza 01-36-13, 43215, 800-882-2822. 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. Ozone Communications, 1380 King Ave., 43212, 614-732-6211. 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. Prudential Financial, 4349 Easton Way, Ste. 100, 43219, 614-383-3749.

Services – Professional – IT AppNinjas, 5555 Wall St., 43017, 888-3646527.

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Services – Professional – Legal Services Crabbe, Brown & James LLP, 500 S. Front St., Ste. 1200, 43215, 614-228-5511. 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 – lending institutions Union Savings Bank, 3550 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43235, 614-339-1202.

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

Services – Professional – Photography 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. Ohio Stock Photography, P.O. Box 692, 43216, 614-261-0514. PhotoBoxi, 1282 Nantucket Ave., 43235, 614359-0809. Randall Lee Schieber Photography, 2854 Sherwood Rd., 43209, 614-236-4689.

Services – Professional – Printer ARC–Columbus, 374 W. Spring St., 43215, 614224-5149. Capitol Citicom, 2225 Citygate Dr., Ste. A, 43219, 614-472-2679. MJW Graphics, P.O. Box 1464, 43068, 614-7559588. Vincent Branding LLC, 951 High St., Ste. B, 43085, 614-581-7356. Watkins Printing Company, 1401 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-8270. West-Camp Press, Inc., 39 Collegeview Rd., 43081, 614-882-2378. Xpress Publishing & Printing, 108 Sawyer Pkwy., 44903, 419-522-0800.

Services – Professional – Real Estate – Agents 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, 614-507-7785.

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

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.


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PHOTOS COURTESY CITY OF WORTHINGTON

Worthington Events in downtown Worthington

Strolling and shopping

Special Advertising Section

The historic Worthington Inn

Visit Worthington to Experience ‘Hot Fun in the Summertime’ Summer is absolutely the best time to visit Worthington and experience all the activities it has to offer. It is the time to dine at one of the outdoor cafes, stroll along brick-lined streets and visit the many unique shops along the way. Be sure not to miss any of the festivals, farmers markets and concerts in downtown Worthington and the Village Green. The summer season kicks off on Saturday, May 12 with Plant Fest and the first Summer Farmers Market, which continues through October. It has been rated one of the best in the Central Ohio area. The next event of the summer is the renowned Worthington Art Festival, June 16 and 17, with offerings of unique artists from all over the country. The Taste of Worthington is July 20, featuring samplings from excellent restaurants in the area. To truly experience the rich and charming history of Worthington, visit the homes on the Tour of Homes and Gardens, July 8. And if you love to search through other people’s treasures, don’t miss Treasures on the Green, July 21. Sept. 29 is Market Day, with arts and crafts and favorite foods. You also can enjoy Concerts on the Green on Sunday evenings throughout the summer. For details on these events and attractions 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 with a variety of shops offering clothes, home décor and jewelry. The Shops at Worthington Place is located at St. Rte. 23 (North High

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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 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 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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Columbus Sign Company, 1515 E. Fifth Ave., 43219, 614-252-3133. West-Camp Press, Inc., 39 Collegeview Rd., 43081, 614-882-2378.

Transportation – Airports Bolton Field Airport, c/o Columbus Regional Airport Authority, 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614-851-9900. Port Columbus International Airport, 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614-2394000. Rickenbacker International Airport, c/o Columbus Regional Airport Authority, 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614-491-1401.

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.

Transportation – Public

Services – Professional – Telecommunications

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

AT&T Ohio, 150 E. Gay St., Rm. 4A, 43215, 614223-5652. MobileXpeditions, LLC, P.O. Box 247, 43017, 888-242-1263. Time Warner Cable, 1015 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-481-5308.

Transportation – Rental – Automobiles

SERVICES – PROFESSIONAL – VENDING Sam & Ick’s, 6201 Lawridge Dr., 43110, 614-2887927.

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., 43146, 614-877-2484.

Dollar Rent a Car (DTG Operations, Inc.), 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614-2375800. 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, Huber Heights, 45424, 937-4325225.

Cardinal Transportation Ltd., 2845 Fisher Rd., 43204, 614-274-2500. Cavalier Tours, P.O. Box 248, 43073, 614-2996101. Columbus Transportation & Tours, 2999 Switzer Ave., 43219, 614-372-0355. Creative Coach Company/The Fun Bus, 2141 Commerce St., Lancaster, 43130, 740-6534600. 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 American Limousine Service, 1251 Alum Creek Dr., 43209, 614-228-5466. Arch Express Transportation and Tours, 1637 E. Livingston Ave., 43205, 614-2522277. Cardinal Transportation Ltd., 2845 Fisher Rd., 43204, 614-274-2500. 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.

Transportation – Tour Operators Meeting Motion LLC, 1537 Sarin St., 43240, 614-562-8844.

Neighborhood Merchants Juergens German Restaurant Bakery & Kaffee Haus

Enjoy Summer in Olde Worthington

525 S. Fourth Street Columbus, OH 43206 614-224-6858

20th annual

Serving Columbus for Over 40 Years

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Saturday June 16 9am - 6pm Sunday June 17 11am - 5pm This popular annual event features 150 fine artists & craftsmen plus... food vendors, quaint local shops and eateries. Held outdoors on the historic Worthington Village Green.

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Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in a Quaint and Casual German Atmosphere Schnitzel Plates, Sauerbraten, Brat Plates, Savory & Sweet Strudels, Schwarzwaelder Kirsch Torte, Mandelkuchen & So Much More! Great selection of Imported Beers and Wines Stop in and Relax with a Specialty Pastry & Coffee!

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Farmer’s Market

Treasures on the Green Saturday July 21 9am - 4pm Take a walk down memory lane as you stroll the Village Green and shop for antiques & great flea market finds.

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www.destinationhilliard.com

614-664-3290

Every Saturday 9am - Noon Shop for fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables interspersed with plants, flowers and homemade foodstuffs in downtown Worthington at Central Ohio’s largest Farmer’s Market.

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Stroll thru Historical German Village for hand-crafted and unique gifts for the home, family and special friends. Made by Central Ohio Senior Citizens

The Golden Hobby Shop 630 S. 3rd Street Columbus, Ohio 43206 614-645-8329 Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm Handmade Clothes & Accessories for American Girl Dolls available all year

Destination Hilliard Check out our new website at www.destinationhilliard.com for a complete list of events, attractions, restaurants, shopping and more!


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Destination

DOWNTOWN You have arrived so make it memorable. It’s more than a meal, it’s where you want to be. Whether casual or elegant dining, delicious is what awaits – just a short walk from the Convention Center. Find us all at DowntownColumbus.com

1 CAFÉ BRIOSO 14 E. Gay St. | 614.228.8366 | CafeBrioso.com A master roasts the perfect coffee beans accompanied by delectable soups, salads and sandwiches.

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3 ELEVATOR BREWERY AND DRAUGHT HAUS 161 N. High St. | 614.228.0500 | ElevatorBrewing.com Savor handcrafted micro-brews and modern American fare in a beautiful historic bar and restaurant.

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