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NORTH BY NORTHWEST September 28 - October 4 Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay After Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is mistaken for a government agent, he is kidnapped and interrogated by foreign spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason). After an unsuccessful attempt to eliminate Thornhill, Vandamm frames him for murder. Now a hunted man, Thornhill tries to escape on a train, where he meets the beautiful Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint). Eve helps him hide from the police--but is she as innocent as she seems?

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THE BIRDS October 12 - 18 Nominated for an Academy Award in Special Visual Effects Based on the 1952 novella THE BIRDS by Daphne du Maurier. The story begins in a San Francisco pet shop and culminates at a house in Bodega Bay, where the characters’ sense of security is slowly eroded by the curious behavior of the birds in the area. Things take a truly ugly turn when hundreds of birds converge on a children’s party. Once the onslaught begins, there’s virtually no letup.

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PSYCHO October 26 - November 1 Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Cinematography and Best Director Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is unhappy in her job and frustrated in her romance with hardware store manager Sam Loomis (John Gavin). One afternoon, Marion is given $40,000 in cash to be deposited in the bank. Minutes later, impulse has taken over and Marion takes off with the cash, hoping to leave Phoenix for good and start a new life. Thirty-six hours later, paranoia and exhaustion have started to set in, and Marion decides to stop for the night at the %DWHV0RWHO7KHQHUYRXVEXWSHUVRQDEOHLQQNHHSHU1RUPDQ%DWHV $QWKRQ\3HUNLQV FKHHUIXOO\PHQWLRQVWKDWVKH¡VWKHÀUVWJXHVWLQZHHNV


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Annie Lebowitz @ The Wex

Art for Life at CMA

SBB Awards Gala @ Th e Bluestone

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Art for Pants

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Columbus Fashion Week

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Brothers in Blood 2 @ Gateway Film Center

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Highball Halloween @ Short North

Election Night @ Hilton

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It All Starts

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I don’t really have any particular fondness for the way things play out in Columbus over the holiday season.

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The “holidays,” as they are now uniformly referred to so as not to offend the one kid in class who worships Thor, tto e seem to be fairly similar r o L i D Johnny everywhere. I miss, as I’m sure everyone does, the way things used to be. That’s the allure of nostalgia. We idealize all the crap we used to love as kids simply because we keep inching toward death as adults. Happy Holidays!

Seriously though - have you seen an action figure from the ’70s? They were like mannequins in spandex. I grew up in Steubenville, Ohio. We had one little mall, which means I had only one venue - and just one shot - to come face to face with Santa. The weeks leading up to Christmas were fraught with a more natural, self-generated excitement. We didn’t have 13 radio stations playing Christmas music on an ear-raping loop, so there was a slow, steady buildup of tension pulled from the few songs you might catch, or the delightful Rankin-Bass stop-motion TV specials that, again, you only had one chance to see. You couldn’t DVR them or stream them from Netflix. And, then, one day while the season was unfolding,


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there he was: Santa at the mall. I was excited but also freaked out, and I never wanted to admit this because I thought Jesus was reading my mind. I was raised Catholic, and Jesus could break into your mind like Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception, except not as well- dressed. Truth be told, it was the beard that bothered me - the phony, shiny, itchy-looking polyester beard with the netting just visible below the nose where (disturbingly) beads of nasal perspiration might form from the breath of the man laboring under the red suit. The whole spectacle dared you not to believe. How could I reconcile the Jolly Old Elf of children’s book illustrations with this rouge-wearing, polyester-loving, nosesweater? I think I knew this was not Santa, but I dared not whisper my suspicions lest uttering the thought would collapse the whole house of cards and I’d wake up Christmas morning to nothing but socks and underwear. Of course, adults have figured this all out now and malls everywhere contract exclusively with real-bearded Santas. To be frank, real-bearded Santas, though a marked improvement over their polyesterclad forebears, aren’t always perfect either. For one thing, real beards aren’t necessarily white. They’re often a dingy, dishwater white streaked with wiry yellow hair. And, depending on what part of Ohio you’re from, Santa’s real beard might be flecked with chewing tobacco or dead bird. This can be a jarring experience, much like approaching the desk of your pretty, amply bosomed sixth-grade teacher only to be blasted by her foul coffee breath. Also, Santa is freaking everywhere now. In current parlance, there are a crap-ton of Santas, which causes, I’m convinced, a new kind of confusion. It won’t be long before Santa’s helpers are simply called his clones. The trick is finding the right Santa, the one that’ll live up to your kids’ expectations, the one that’ll strike just the right tone and make a believer out of them. One such guy is “Santa” Richard Knapp. Richard first played Santa in 1973 and has

been a Santa pro now for eight years. I hope every kid meets a Santa like this guy. I know I wish I could have met him when I was a kid. I asked him about what it’s like being a modern-day St. Nick with a real beard and the right stuff. Johnny DiLoretto: How has playing Santa Claus changed over the years? Richard Knapp: One, there are many, many more Santas now than 30, 40, 50 years ago. Many Santas - me included - carry $1 (million) to $2 million insurance coverage in the event we drop a child or, for whatever reason, we are sued. Many clients require background checks. These protect both the clients and the Santas and gives assurance to the parents. JD: Do you remember visiting Santa when you were a boy? RK: I remember Santa arriving on the fire truck in our small town. He was real and bigger than life. This was the guy who was coming to my house Christmas Eve and I’d better be good. He always gave us a small box of candy. When I was 5 years old, our whole kindergarten class rode a train from my little town all the way to Grand Rapids, Mich. (about 25 miles), to the Wurzburg’s department store. The store was located in the heart of downtown. When we arrived at the downtown train station our school bus picked us up and took us to the store. They herded us in the biggest store I’d ever seen in my life. They had it all decorated of course. We all waited our turn to see Santa. We didn’t have much time on his lap, but I was sure scared. Almost speechless! At 5 years old that was probably my first time ever seeing Santa in person. Should I mention that was 1956? JD: Do some kids still freak out when they see you - and why do you think that is? Is it more frequent today than it used to be? RK: They freak out at about a 20-25 percent rate. It has not changed during the years I’ve played Santa. It’s just a child’s fear. I’ve not come up with

any reason why. As nice as Santa is and all the assurance from mom or dad that it’s OK, Santa is bigger than life, a mystical guy. Real beard or traditional, it makes no difference. I’ve had parents try for a halfhour to an hour … to convince their child Santa is OK. Nope, they are not sitting on his lap and even won’t sit next to him. The children range from say 2 years to 9 or 10 or older. JD: Which real-bearded Santa organization do you belong to? RK: I first became a member of the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas (AORBS), and then … became a member of Buckeye Santas. Since then I’ve joined M.A.P.S. - Michigan Association of Professional Santas. This year, in early October, I attended the first ever St. Nicholas Institute training seminar in Livonia, Mich., and this past spring I attended the largest gathering of real-bearded Santas in North America at Santa Claus, Ind. JD: How many real-bearded Santas do we have in Central Ohio? RK: AORBS is a nationwide organization with over 700 members. Buckeye Santas formed in 2007 by 12 real-bearded Santas from around the state. It has grown to over 60 members. In Central Ohio we probably have about 15 to 18 members. I know a few other guys with real beards and traditional beards that are not members. JD: What are your main concerns when portraying Santa Claus - like what kind of standards do you try to live up to? RK: My No. 1 main concern is to let that child know that Santa loves them. I want them to have the most positive experience they have ever had when we are together. I may be the only person that day, week, month or ever that tells that child he or she is loved by Santa or for that matter encourage them to continue to do well. I have never forgotten the twinkle in my son’s eye when I played Santa. I get to look through the eyes of children every Christmas season. I see their excitement, joyfulness, laughter and also the hurts and sorrow. Santa has a very high standard. No naughty or bad Santa comments or re-

marks. I never reply to off-color or lewd/rude comments. Being Santa has had a huge impact on my life. I took the Santa Claus Oath on Oct. 23, 2010, and … Johnny, I try to live that oath each and every day of my life. We live in a tough world. Not the same world as I grew up in or even maybe yourself.

The Santa Claus Oath I will seek knowledge to be well versed in the mysteries of bringing Christmas cheer and good will to all the people that I encounter in my journeys and travels. I shall be dedicated to hearing the secret dreams of both children and adults. I understand that the true and only gift I can give, as Santa, is myself. I acknowledge that some of the requests I will hear will be difficult and sad. I know in these difficulties there lies an opportunity to bring a spirit of warmth, understanding and compassion. I know the "real reason for the season" and know that I am blessed to be able to be a part of it. I realize that I belong to a brotherhood and will be supportive, honest and show fellowship to my peers. I promise to use "my" powers to create happiness, spread love and make fantasies come to life in the true and sincere tradition of the Santa Claus Legend. I pledge myself to these principles as a descendant of St. Nicholas the gift giver of Myra. -Phillip L. Wenz


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tomatoes are roasted to bring out their natural sweetness, and not much else is done. It’s straightforward and prepared with the careful restraint of an experienced chef. The White Caesar Napoleon Salad is worth turning into an entrée. The lettuce is fresh, the anchovies plump and, most importantly, the dressing is made entirely in-house. There are no prepared sauces in De Novo’s

But there’s another kind, a good kind, as in: I’m obsessed with De Novo, a new Downtown staple that continues to be at the top of its game. Originally conceived as a breakfast and lunch joint because of its location in the heart of Downtown (201 S High St), everything at De Novo is scratch-made and absolutely delicious, including dinner.

again. Made with sirloin, short rib and brisket meats, and actually cooked to the temperature desired, this burger is hallowed, scrumptious, not over-seasoned and shines in its simplicilson W a n a ity. by Ay Even the pickles are homemade because, as executive sous chef Mike Gadd says, De Novo is dedicated to doing it right. The restaurant is training its staff to do the same, too. It’s a teaching kitchen as well as a fully functioning one, and this approach makes for a constantly evolving range of talent and ideas.

You can taste the heart, effort and true love of cooking in all they prepare, from the exotic Pan-Seared Foie Gras, which takes an intriguing turn in the mouth with the addition of vanilla, to the more familiar pork belly, which relishes in its own awesome porkiness, to the true testament Let’s talk soup and salad for a minute. of what a Downtown joint should be No one generally goes to a restaurant all about: burgers. purely for what’s considered starters or sides. But the spicy tomato bisque The Downtown Double Cheeseburger is truly something to be tried, bragged is inspired and truly delicious. The

It will boast eclectic fare and warm ambience. The concept is masculine in its approach - it’s a scotch bar after all - but welcoming to all. Manifesto promises to be casually fancy and fancily casual, with a dedication to the art of brown liquor the likes Columbus has yet to see. If Manifesto is anything like De Novo, it will enjoy the same success. Its menu will include new favorites like the Snake River Farms Kobe Beef Filet Carpaccio, which uses the same great quality beef found in De Novo’s amazing little sliders, a Porcini Crusted Veal and a Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna that vegetarians and meat-lovers alike will enjoy.

New Manifesto, Same Delicious Message Obsessed. It’s a term that doesn’t nec- about essarily conjure the best impression, and as in the Single White Female kind of tried obsession.

And it only promises to get better with the anticipated opening of Manifesto (21 E State St, Downtown), a Tuscan bistro and scotch bar set to open in November. Manifesto is designed to be more elegant and upscale than De Novo, but with the same commitment to uncomplicated, pastoral cuisine as its predecessor.

kitchen. They make their own ketchup, aiolis (the chipotle aioli is worth taking home extra on the side for your favorite sandwich the next day) and vinaigrettes. And it’s a testament to what De Novo does so well: rustic, elegant food served with humility by a polite and enthusiastic staff.

Todd Adam, a Hyde Park veteran and scotch connoisseur, will lead the bar staff as they treat your taste buds to the finest scotches and seasonal warm cocktails. And, of course, Chef Robert Harrison, the genius behind De Novo’s menu, will bring his discerning eye to rustic Tuscan cuisine.

The latest menu has some great additions, including a Turtle Cassoulet and the incredible Root Beer-Braised Short Ribs. I know short ribs, so when I say these were unctuous, succulent and utterly mouthwatering, I’m actually being understated. Served on a warm pillow of Stutzman Farms white cheddar grits, this meal is the perfect warm hug on a cold, ugly Columbus day.

Seems like this team is ready to make Downtown the place to finally be and be seen, not just work.

The Pan-Seared Day Boat Scallops are perhaps the most divisive of dishes I tried there. The scallops were beautifully cooked, but their combination with a coffee-scented roast beet risotto requires an adventurous palate looking to be impressed and slightly confused. That’s a perfect way to approach a lot of De Novo’s food, which is always stimulating.

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Anne Weale, Pastry Chef

We’re Cookin’

Mozart’s Bakery and Cafe

with an International Accent

Clintonville

After graduating from Worthington Kilbourne and baklava. Valter Valter Velio, Owner and Chef the Columbus Culinary has a passion Jimmy V’s Institute, Anne honed her for cooking skills at Northstar Café and German Village both at home Gluten Free You & Me. This year Born and raised in Fier, Albania, in 2005, at and in his by Aa she is serving as pastry chef at r o n Lev age 22, Valter moved to Columbus to learn restaurant. entha Mozart’s under the direction of l the restaurant business from his uncle “I love to co-owner Doris Saha. “She is so see my Jimmy Velio. A quick knowledgeable and good at what guests eating and having a learner, Valter has she does. I learn new information great time.” He enjoys the developed an every day and I love that.” When not excellent command of North Market for the many working Anne enjoys running and Powell, “for a great selection of beer English and the many international foods found playing on a co-ed soccer team. Her and wine.” Mediterranean there. favorite place to dine is Local Roots in specialties offered by Specialty: Hummus, serves 4 Jimmy V’s. He prides Specialty: Ganache Tart, serves 4 Ingredients: 20 ozs himself on using local Ingredients: 4 sweet tart shells, 2 ozs. melted white chocolate, ½ cup seedless chickpeas, 10 ozs virgin olive and organic foods and raspberry jam, 4 ozs. dark chocolate, 4 fresh raspberries, 4 ozs. heavy oil, 2 ozs tahini, 1 oz cumin, extra virgin Pegasus whipping cream. Optional: 4 chocolate flowers. spoon of garlic, 1 lemon and olive oil to prepare Coat tarts with white chocolate and layer jam on bottom of each tart. To salt. gyros, paninis, make ganache, scald cream, pour over dark chocolate and stir until blended. seafood and Pour ganache on top of raspberry jam, filling up the tart. Top with a fresh Place all ingredients in a vegetarian dishes. He raspberry and flower for a perfect holiday dessert. blender for 40 seconds. raises bees for honey Serve with warm pita bread. to make his delicious serving up specialty omelets, Gina’s salads and a wide assortment of purchased Juergen’s on S Fourth St. From sandwiches. When not working 80 3am to 11am, Peter creates a variety of hours a week, Scott enjoys his family, pastries and breads, including tarts, sports and coaching youth volleyball. strudels, cream puffs, Bienenstich kuchen Scott’s favorite place to dine is Sushi and “Mischbrot,” the house’s signature En at Polaris, “Their sushi is aways crusty wheat and rye bread. In addition, fresh and their service is always the authentic German restaurant serves great!” regional specialties and tasty kaffees. A Euro import store carries deli items, wines and beers. Juergen’s is open for fruenstueck (breakfast), lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.

Peter Buth, Master Baker Juergen’s Baeckerei und Konditorei House of Fine Foods and Pastries German Village

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Peter Buth was trained at its culinary school and perfected his baking skills in Europe and Australia before opening a bakery and deli in Montreal with his wife Rosemarie. In 1969, they moved to German Village and

Specialty: Specialty Almond Crescents popular German Christmas cookie, serves 12-15 cookies 4oz almond paste, 1 egg, 4oz granulated sugar, 4oz all purpose flour, 4oz crushed almonds, 4oz dark chocolate. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix the almond paste, eggs, sugar and flour. Put dough into a piping bag and squeeze out strips. Bend dough into crescent shapes, sprinkle with crushed almonds and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool and dip ends in melted dark chocolate.

Scott Bast, Owner and Executive Chef Scotty’s Cafe/Catering by Scott Bexley

Born and raised in Miami, Fla., Scott honed his skills at the Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts before moving to Columbus in the late 1980s. He and his wife Gina, who serves as manager and works the front of the house, founded their popular Bexley restaurant and catering service in 1989. Catering by Scott specializes in weddings and corporate and lifestyle events, and even provides food service for private jets. The larger-than-life Scott loves cooking for his clientele,

.Specialty: Chicken Marsala, serves 4 Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, I tbsp. olive oil, 1 bottle of Marsala wine, mushrooms, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, ½ stick of butter, heavy cream. Heat olive oil in a large skillet, add chicken, cook until golden brown for 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken from pan. Melt butter in the pan, add onion, cook 10 minutes. Add mushrooms, cook 5 minutes. Add wine, bring to a boil, When wine is reduced by half, add heavy cream, stir until sauce has thickened slightly. Lower heat, add chicken to pan and cook thoroughly. Season to taste.


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If you want to be extra thoughtful, you can make your own custom sixpack. If you can’t find individual bottles (many local beer stores such as Kenny Road Market, The Andersons and Boulevard Carryout stock some), you’ll just have to buy full six-packs and keep the extra five beers for yourself. Shucks.

Drink, Drink and Be Merry If your family is anything like mine, quality time involves or requires - drinking copious amounts of alcohol.

Columbus Brewing Company’s (www.columbusbrewingco.com) Winter Warmer is a great choice with delicious holiday hints of ginger and cinnamon. Although, their IPA is one of my all-time favorites and great all year around. Elevator Brewing Company (www.elevatorbrewing.com) also makes a Winter Warmer, perfectly spiced for the season. Neil House Brewery’s (www.neilhousebrewery.com) Cranberry Cider is light and bubbly and perfect for people who aren’t big on beer. Rockmill Brewery’s (www.rockmillbrewery.com) bottled Belgians – particularly the Cask Aged Tripel – are sure to impress any beer lover. Gift of Growler Not every brewery in Columbus bottles its brews. Some serve beer to-go in freshly filled half-gallon growlers. The shelf life on these is limited (one to two weeks unopened, about 24 hours after opening) but hey, you’re not going to want to stop drinking any of these once you open them anyways. Toss in a gift certificate to the brewery so the recipient can refill!

Instead of by C hery bringing a l Ha rriso six-pack from n the Big Breweries or a bottle (or box?) of whatever wine happens to be on sale, celebrate the season with a Columbus-crafted beer, wine or liquor. Barley’s Brewing Company’s (www.barleysbrewing.com) Christmas Ale packs holEven better, use this list as a gift guide for iday flavor with fresh ginger, whole your alcohol-loving friends and family. (If cinnamon sticks, organic honey and oryou’re really in the gifting spirit, I can give ange zest. The Backstage Blonde from you my address.) Four String Brewing Company (www.fourstringbrewing.com) is a light By the Bottle contrast to all the heavy food you’ll be eatThere are so many styles of beer that ing this season. Grab Zauber Brewing there’s a gift for everyone in this category. Company’s (zbeers.com) Belgian-style

Magnum Opus for a mildly hopped and subtly fruity brew. Wine Did you know Ohio has well over 150

wineries, several of which are right here in our area? While not all of them use Ohio-grown grapes, all of them take care to craft high-quality vino. Oh, and one of the benefits of wine as a gift is that there are tons of readily available wine gift bags and boxes, so if you’re wrapping-challenged, like me, you can make a prety package. Mead (wine made from honey) is so uncommon that most people you buy it for will have never tried it, so anything from Brothers Drake (26 E Fifth Ave, www.brothersdrake.com) - I recommend Apple Pie or Wild Ohio - will make a great gift. Want to personalize your wine? Camelot Cellars (958 N High St, camelotcellars.com) and Signature Wines (3816 April Ln, www.signaturewinesofohio.com) both accommodate custom-designed labels. For an old-world wine, Via Vecchia (485 S Front St, www.viavecchiawinery.com) is one of a handful of wineries in the world that makes wine by stomping grapes and uses no additives. Don’t forget about: Eldchrist Winery (www.eldchrist.com, Plain City) Hidden Lakes Winery (www.hiddenlakeswinery.com, Canal Winchester) Slate Run Vineyard (www.slaterunwine.com, Canal Winchester)

Soine Vineyards (www.soinevineyards.com, Powell) Wyandotte Winery (www.wyandottewinery.com, 4640 Wyandotte Dr) Holiday Spirit All right, let’s skip right to the hard stuff. Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like something 40 proof. Our local distilleries give you plenty of choices ranging from vodka, gin, bourbon, whiskey and even lemon liqueur. For bonus gift points, include a cocktail recipe – and the other cocktail ingredients. Watershed Distillery’s (1145 Chesapeake Ave, www.watersheddistillery.com) Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin is one of a kind – although its standard gin and bourbon are delicious, too. Middle West Spirits’ (1230 Courtland Ave, www.middlewestspirits.com) OYO Honey Vanilla Vodka or OYO Whiskey will add the right amount of flavor to any holiday celebration. The thick and creamy lemon liqueur Tessora Limone makes the perfect sweet dessert drink. Cheryl Harrison is the editor of DrinkUpColumbus.com, a site dedicated to the latest news & reviews about breweries, bars, spirits, wine and events in Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CherylHarrison.

Drinking Events: •Capital City Wine Trail, Thursday, Nov 30 - Friday, Dec 1, Thursday, Dec 7- Friday, Dec 8, Thursday, Dec 12 - Friday, Dec 14 • CYP Club Wine Tasting Wednesday, December 5th •Columbus Winter Beerfest, Friday, Jan 11- Saturay, Jan 12 •AleFest Columbus, February 1 • Saint Patrick’s Day Sunday, March 17th


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A Coffee Snob Spills The Beans

with eggs, cheese and kielbasa, will keep you coming back again and again; just keep an eye on your belt size.

I’ll admit it. I’m a coffee snob. Having worked in When you visit, several coffee order “for here” and by Nick “Wiz shops, I’ve develard” find a place to sit oped a jittery Frye down. It’s important fixation with to stop and view the the ugly brown drink that has been world around you sometimes. burning my tongue for years. Luck Bros’ lets you take a break and enjoy the little things in life. Maybe you share the same love, or maybe you feel the opposite. Maybe you hate the taste of coffee but love the smell. Regardless of how you feel about it, coffee has provided us with ritualistic enjoyment for centuries and has become a tiny moment of joy in the midst of our horrid morning struggles. Columbus has an abundance of shops to fuel your mornings, your 2 o’clock crashes, and even your evenings (for those who laugh at the silly thought of sleep). I’ll share a few of my personal favorites, give some drink suggestions and throw out several holiday gift ideas sure to bring smiles to your loved ones’ faces. Let’s start with Luck Bros’ Coffee House, a humble little shop nestled in the heart of Grandview (1101 W First Ave, Grandview Heights). This is the perfect spot if you’re looking to get some studying done or if you need a quiet break from the city rush. Luck Bros features a large menu that will satisfy all your cravings, both caffeinated and uncaffeinated, with loads of homemade treats to boot. The Breakfast Bake, made fresh daily

Drink suggestions: Snowville Latte or a Chemex brew Gift idea: A pound of Guatemalan (whole bean) paired with a hand grinder and a Clever coffee maker If you find yourself near OSU drowning in a sea of students, there’s a place where you can duck in and catch your breath. At the corner of Neil and 11th avenues sits Boston Stoker (1660 Neil Ave, University District), a Dayton roaster that just opened shop here in Columbus in late October. These guys make it their mission to open the eyes of the masses to specialty coffee. You won’t find your nonfat, double-blended, no-whip caramel machiatto here. What you will find are honest baristas making honest, traditional coffee house drinks at the highest level. Each drink is a performance to these Daytonians, and the end result is a visually stunning, carefully crafted cup of coffee. Even if you enjoy the sweeter drinks from the big coffee chains, give this shop a try: Your taste buds might be surprised.

Drink suggestions: Espresso or Ethiopian pour-over Gift idea: A pound of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe (whole bean) paired with a Bodum French Press coffee maker or a Chemex coffee maker Cafe Brioso, one block south of the Statehouse (14 E Gay St, Downtown), has been a Columbus staple for years. These coffee evangelists are here to make sure you get nothing but perfection in your cup.

muffin (made from scratch), and I promise your morning will be made. Drink suggestions: Triple Macchiato or Chai Latte Gift idea: A pound of Guatemalan beans Visit one or two of these establishments and try something new. Local coffee made by local baristas, in my opinion, will always be where you find the best brew. Besides, what Starbucks is going to be decked out in Columbus stuff?

This shop breathes Columbus culture and captures the city’s energy, featuring local art and bicycle wheels hanging from the ceiling. The baristas move fast, as they should with the Other Coffee Downtown rush! •Impero Coffee They don’t cut corners on their drinks, though, and somehow through the madness of it all they still have the ability to educate you about what exactly is going into your cup.

(849 N High St, Short North)

•Yeah, Me Too (3005 Indianola Ave, Clintonville)

•One Line Coffee Roasters (745 N High St, Short North)

•Colin’s Coffee (3714 Riverside Dr, Upper Arlington)

•Stauf’s (1277 Grandview Ave, Not only is Brioso’s coffee excellent, but they have a full lunch menu that’s Grandview)

made fresh every day. Order an Ethiopian coffee with a blueberry

Shops to Visit:

•Winans (897 S 3rd St, German Village) •Cup o’ Joe (7 locations in Columbus)


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sues by providing news, research, interesting articles and the success of the arts in Central Ohio. Arts Day: Get ready for Arts Day on May 15 and plan to attend. Arts Day is an annual event when hundreds of citizens come together in Columbus to visit with state legislators before the Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio. For more information about Arts Day and the Governor’s Awards, click on the

Making Officials Into Arts-Lovers The ads, the mail, the calls, the polls, the discussion, the debate - it’s all over now. Election Day has come and gone. But the real work has just begun. Between now and the time newly elected officials are sworn into office in January, there’s much to be done. Right now, and in the coming weeks and months, is an excellent opportunity to reach out to the newly elected and reconnect with incumbents. Ohio Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts join together in bringing you a simple list of advocacy actions that can be used following every Election Day. Correspond: Send the winners a congratulatory email or post to their Facebook page. Engage: Ask “grasstop” arts supporters - people who have a personal relationship with elected officials - to contact winners on behalf of the arts. Check out the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s website (GCAC.org) and click on the “Advocate for the Arts” link for advo-

cacy talking points for Central Ohio. Write: Send a formal letter by U.S. mail to each winner. The letter should be on letterhead and taiParty: lored to each speHosting a holiday gathercific elected ing in December or Januofficial. Provide a ary? Use this social time by Don na Coll two- or threeto introduce elected offiins sentence cials and their family memoverview about your organization bers to your circle of arts and its impact in Central Ohio. colleagues. Take a moment to recognize Meet: Contact your elected officials and schedule meetings. These meetings can be casual and held at the local coffee shop, or they can be conducted at the office. This is an introductory meeting to get acquainted and share the good news of the arts. Again, the talking points on the GCAC site are great, and additional information is available on our Ohio Citizens for the Arts site (OhioCitizensForTheArts.org) under the “Resources” tab.

every elected official in attendance, and if the time and place are right, allow the elected officials a moment to say a few words. Happy New Year: In early 2013 when the elected officials take office, send them a welcome email and offer to be of assistance on all matters art and arts education. Stay connected: Throughout the year, stay in contact and become the go-to person for arts and arts education is-

“Events” tab at the Ohio Arts Council website (oac.state.oh.us). Ohio Citizens for the Arts supports the arts in Central Ohio and across the state by monitoring and speaking out on public policy issues affecting the arts and arts education. We provide a year-round presence at the Statehouse through professional legislative counsel and a network of volunteer arts advocates. Our role is to provide information to Ohio citizens, members of the Legislature and state officials about issues that are important to the arts at the local, state, and federal levels.


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state and local arts councils used our networks to band together and help the Louisiana Arts Commission, local arts councils and the people whose lives were irreparably changed by the storm.

Brother, Can You Lend A Brush? There’s one thing I know for certain about the arts community we go out of our way to support each other.

(Yes I know that this is not all people, and that there are many who only seek to take advantage of these situations for their own gain. But I am, as my friends will tell you, an eternal optimist. And it gets me through the day through life, in fact - to believe in, and hope for, the best in people.)

In the wake of I’m not just talking Sandy’s recent deabout attending fellow struction, the arts artists’ exhibitions and cultural comand performances, but dstein l munities in New o G i being patrons of Columby Jam York and New Jerbus’ world-class cultural sey extended help to hurricane vicinstitutions and the tims as well. Visual artists and musicians many innovative smaller visual and perorganized arts auctions, online sales and forming organizations. In times of trouble, benefit shows in the days immediately folwe stand together like few others and give lowing the hurricane, donating proceeds to generously of our creative work to help the American Red Cross, Occupy Sandy when it’s needed. and other hurricane-related aid efforts. I was reflecting on this while watching the The events were inspiring, and many doheartbreaking images of Hurricane nated 100 percent of their profits to the Sandy’s devastation. I believe that a macause. jority of people, in times of disaster, will band together, show more compassion and We all remember the horrific images and support their fellow human beings, particheartrending stories from New Orleans in ularly those who are injured, weak or canthe days, weeks and months following Hurnot defend themselves. ricane Katrina in 2005. At the time I worked for the Ohio Arts Council. Fellow

In Ohio, an occasional snow or ice storm, high winds, tornadoes and power outages are our (somewhat) less-terrifying lot in life. But in times of trouble, the same spirit of giving and willingness to come together exists in the Columbus arts community. After a destructive microburst hit the Columbus Arts Festival in 2011, the community came up with more than $10,000 in a period of days to help the artists who had been hardest hit by the storm. Columbus artists were a huge part of spreading the word about the Relief Fund, and Mother Artists at Work made a significant group donation from the sale of its members’ work. Just recently, Milo Arts came into the public eye once again as the city pressed for resolution on building safety issues at the artist live/work space. The city’s warnings included the threat of eviction, which would have left 23 artists without studios and many also without homes. I began reaching out by phone and social media to see what could be done. The response was overwhelming. I was deeply touched by the outpouring of support from artists, friends and members of the business community. From offers of short-term, reduced-rate studio space to a quick compilation of available low-cost housing, to offers of

storage space or even just a bed to crash on, the response was immediate and heartfelt. Fortunately, at this writing, Milo has resolved the city’s requests. The wonderful generosity stands as a testament to who we are as a community. I would love to see this overwhelming sense of cooperation, support and collaboration embraced by us all. (There’s that optimist again!) Even in this time of great divisiveness in our nation, we are all whether hurricane victims or artists trying to make a living - human beings. It’s wonderful when we see evidence that our fellow human beings care and are willing to take action when needed. In this community, our beautiful city with its swaggering spirit and heart of gold, when the question is asked, “Brother, can you lend a hand?” it seems to me (the optimist) that the resounding answer is always, “Yes!” If you would like to donate to or find out more how you can help the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts please visit: The American Red Cross (www.redcross .org); Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation (sandyrelief.org); Occupy Sandy (interoccupy.net/occupysandy); Burners without Borders (www.burnerswithoutborders.org) To find out more about efforts currently under way to strengthen Columbus’ amazing arts community please visit ColumbusArtsFundingPlan.org.

ART EVENTS: Winterfair, Nov 30-Dec 2 @ Ohio Expo Center (717 E 17th Ave, Fairgrounds) Holiday Hop, December 1 @ Short North Small Works Show, opening December 1 @ Roy G Biv Gallery (997 N High St, Short North) Ohio Designer Craftsmen Gifts of the Craftsmen, Nov. 11-Dec. 23 @ Ohio Craft Museum (1665 W. Fifth Avenue, Grandview) Holiday Art Market, December 16 @ Junctionview Studios (889 Williams Ave, Grandview)


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her, be anxious about the outcome with her, learn the story’s lesson with her… [and students] are still referring to the characters in the stories, and the lessons learned!” But the experience is often just as impactful for the artist. “It was a wonderful experience that integrated diverse content across the curriculum through a thematic, inclusive, and artistic approach,” Lyn said. “The educators, mentors and PTO planners deserve kudos for their efforts.” Since 1976 the Artists-in-Schools program has linked professional artists and arts groups to Central Ohio elementary and high schools.

way it is. Many legends and folk tales are pourquoi stories.) Wickliffe teachers had started doing their own pourquoi storytelling and writing lessons with students, so Lyn’s visit was a great extension and complement to their work.

The Community Arts Education Programs The Community Arts Education programs developed for many years by GCAC now have a home at the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education. This includes a long-running Artists-inSchools program. The following report from GCAC about one of the recent Artist-inSchools residencies will give you a sense of what this program means to schoolchildren and teachers.

Lyn’s gently controlled dramatic effects fit the stories and characters perfectly, engaging the imaginations of the listeners from kindergarten through fifth-graders. The stories and, most importantly, the lessons learned from these Native American pourquoi tales resonated with the students. Students were able to z Kat m i T learn new concepts, y b build vocabulary and learn a new language.

Recently, Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School in Upper Arlington decided to expand its exploration of Native American arts and culture by having Artistsin-Schools artist Lyn Ford work with students in first through fifth grades.

In Lyn’s program all the academic content areas are tied into Native American cultures in some way. She did a classroom storytelling program, focusing on “pourquoi stories” and other Native American tales. (A pourquoi story, also known as an origin story, is a fictional narrative that explains why something is the

Artists in Schools artists are carefully chosen for their knowledge and skill in particular arts disciplines. This care shows in the quality of the interaction with students, teachers told us. “Lyn Ford is an excellent storyteller, with the ability to connect with students at their level. Students could laugh with her, feel sad with

Artists-in-Schools books hundreds of activities yearly, engaging nearly 100 individual artists or arts organizations and serving tens of thousands of K-12 students. A donation to OAAE will help keep the Artists-in-Schools program going. Visit www.oaae.net and click “donate to OAAE” under the About Us tab.


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59 Spruce St, Arena District. Web: www.northmarket.com.

Craftin’ Holiday by Bob Vitale We’re not talking macaroni art here. Don’t get turned off by the term “holiday craft fair” this season. These people are artists, artisans, craftspeople. Aha! So that’s where they get that term. If you weren’t thinking holiday gifts when you strolled along the riverfront during the Columbus Arts Festival last June, don’t fret and regret. You’ve got a few opportunities with upcoming crafts fairs, festivals and shows. Here are a few: Dublin Arts Council Holiday Open House: From Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, the arts council’s gift shop is offering 30 percent off handmade items by local artists, as well as holiday ornaments and cards, jewelry, ceramics, and more. Hours: Tuesday,

10am7pm; Wednesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-2pm. Address: 7125 Riverside Dr, Dublin. Web: www.dublinarts.org Columbus Commons Holiday Fair: As part of the city’s two-day event to kick off Downtown’s lights display on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, a holiday tent will include arts and crafts. Hours: 4pm9pm. Web: www.columbuscommons.org. Winterfair: Artists from across the country will take part in the weekend show at the Ohio Expo Center. Their work includes ceramics, wood, glass, painting, metal, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more. Address: 717 E 17th St, Northeast Side. Hours: Friday-Saturday, 10am8pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Admission: $7. Web: www.ohiocraft.org North Market Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza: You can sample vendors’ food on the first floor and shop 45 local artisans and crafters who will be set up on the second during the two-day fair Dec. 1-2. Their products include jewelry, glass, textiles, bath and body products, and knitted items. Hours: 8am-5pm. Address:

Short North Holiday Hop: The regular monthly Gallery Hop on Dec. 1 will take on a holiday glow as shops stay open late and restaurants and bars stay open even later. Hours: 4pm10pm, officially. Address: High Street, Short North. Web: www.shortnorth.org. Crafts Gone Wild: Wild Goose Creative hosts an interactive crafting event on Dec. 8 that it promises will showcase established crafters and the latest up-and-comers. Organizers also promise swag bags for visitors — and free parking. Hours: 11am-5pm. Address: 2491 Summit St, University District. Web. www.craftsgonewild.net. New Creation Annual Holiday Charity Bazaar: New Creation Metropolitan Community Church hosts its annual holiday sale on Dec. 8 to help raise money for several local charities. Artists and crafters are lined up to participate, offering their jewelry and other artwork for sale. Hours: 9am-4pm. Address: 116 Williams Rd, South Side. Web:newcreationannualholidaycharitybazaar. blogspot.com. Holiday Art Market: The artists of Junctionview Studios in Grandview will offer hundreds of works for holiday shoppers and art lovers on Dec. 16. Hours: 2pm-6pm. Address: 889 Williams Ave, Grandview Heights. Web: junctionviewstudios.com. Don’t overlook Columbus’ Cultural Arts Center, either, if you’re searching for unique gifts. Run by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department, its gift shop is full of one-of-a-kind items. Address: 139 W Main St, Downtown. Hours: Mondays, 1pm-4pm and 7pm-9:30pm; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9am-4pm and 7pm9:30pm; Fridays-Saturdays, 9am-4pm. Web: www.culturalartscenteronline.org.


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Maza Blaska: This Is What Optimism Sounds Like Once upon a time, in a cozy big-little city called Columbus, there played a band with all kinds of amazingly fantastical sounds. Luckily, that time is now, and the band is Maza Blaska.

incredibly clean and dream-inducing, but that’s just at the surface of their music.

Dig a little deeper and you by Josh Weiker could easily find yourself obsessed with the guitar riffs, only to realize another three They don’t really have a specific genre. It’s or four other layers simultaneously comlike an eccentric developmental indie rock, busting wonderful sounds at that exact with a sensational world music twist. But I same moment. Each song seems to offer can’t just say that and expect anyone to delicate intricacies just underneath the really know what that sounds like, so let most apparent melodies, which combine to me start over. create a sensation that will make your soul scream. Maza Blaska is what optimism sounds like. There’s just something outrageously upliftHeavenly vocals, enchanting mandolin, ing and infectious about their music. Driftnon-abrasive guitar and bass riffs, and ing from dreamy tunes that encompass drums with syncopated alternative percusrelaxation to tainted attitude-amplifying sion: That’s Maza Blaska. I imagine a lot of minor-progressions to the rhythms that different scenarios while listening to them, make you just wanna get up and dance, but one thing is certain. This is the music they do it all. that will be playing in my head the moment I realize I’m falling in love. The group’s sound is ridiculously collective. Everything is so subtle, yet overYou know that music that just hits you whelmingly sublime. Sam Corlett’s and and seems to make everything melt away? Yoni Mizrachi’s complimentary vocals are Well that’s this band - and they’re local,

which means you have a chance to see them live. A Maza Blaska concert is a realm of experience on its own. If you’re the type to get out and about, you might have caught them at the Gazebo Stage during Comfest the past few years, or maybe even at the Riverfront Arts Festival this past September. Regardless of the setting, their shows are always an enjoyably hip-shaking affair. If you haven’t seen them yet, keep an eye out for their upcoming shows, go, and then let their sound envelop you. Although the live shows are among my favorites, the hugest selling point about this band is not something you’ll particularly realize at a concert. My absolute appreciation for Maza Blaska really sunk in after I got my hands on their album, Storyteller. What started as simply listening to the album because I really liked their live sets quickly turned into, “Oh, I want to listen to that song” - and ever since, they’ve been steady regulars on my playlists. The music has staying power. No matter where I am, the intro of their song “Brothers” smears a big silly grin across my face, and then my head starts to bob (usually followed by some shoulder shakin’ - it’s real good).

And so we add another chapter to the catalogue of outstanding offerings in Ohio’s capital. Maza Blaska, the band that relentlessly strikes notes and chords that echo from your ears to your soul, until you get that funny little tingle down your spine. Check out their album, and keep an eye out for their live shows, because this story is far from over. Maza Blaska is Yoni Mizrachi: guitar, vocals, percussion; Sam Corlett: vocals, mandolin, glockenspiel; Kyle Charles: adventure bass; Blake Anthony Ray Miller: guitar, vocals; Jay Robertson: drums, more cowbell; Curtis Cole: percussion.

5 Recently Released Local Albums (they make great stocking stuffers)

Don’t Talk Back – The Regrettes Karate Coyote – Karate Coyote Time in the Wild – Old Hundred Sequined Mess – Psychic Wheels (6song, 7-inch vinyl) New Life – The Town Monster


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Let’s make him feel special while at the same time making you feel special with a fashionably good-looking guy by your side. Three things: scarves, watches and shoes (oh my!). I’ve had more compliments on my scarves no matter how cheap or expensive - than any other garment. Scarves can bring an old blazer to life. Class it up with a Rag & Bone scarf carried at my favorite Short North boutique, Brigade (607 N High St, www.clothingbrigade.com). Your guy might think it’s an impractical item, but wait until the compliments come rolling in! Another item for which I get tons of compliments are my watches. I’ve had people cross the room just to tell me how much they love my watch. At least that’s what I thought their motive was.

Baby It’s Cold Outside (Buy me a scarf!) The holiday season is here, and it’s time to create that list of who’s been naughty and who’s been nice to you. Don’t let a lapse of good fashion judgment disappoint the people on your nice list.

Combine this gift with a day at the spa, and you’ll earn major points. Tranquility Day Spa (www.tranquility-spa.com) offers a wide range of great pampering services, everything from couples massages to facials to manicures. For just under $200, your girl will be treated like the queen you want her to think you think she is.

If you want to go all out for her, buy her a gift card to Rowe (718 N High St, Short North) or Ladybird (716 N High St, Short Here are some great North). No female will holiday gift ideas for ever turn down good fashthat special someone ions! Tip: Don’t buy fashin your life: ions for the ladies unless by they’re with you. Gift Tommy McClure For her: Two things cards go a long way withthat can really recapout any hurt feelings. ture your girl’s heart during the holiday season: jewelry and a spa day! Columbus2012-13 winter fashion trends: Furs are based Diamond Cellar in! Sorry, PETA. Leather skirts are in! (DiamondCellar.com) boasts of an array of Sorry again, PETA. Ponchos and poncho jewelry and accessory choices with price jackets are a hit for the ladies. PETA is fine ranges to fit just about any budget. For with those. Doctor-bag purses are a must $100, you can get a beautiful set of three for this winter season. freshwater cultured pearl bracelets. Pearls are classic. Or go big and get her that gorFor him: Guys like to feel special too, no geous Penny Preville diamond band, intermatter what they tell you. Some guys don’t locked with an engraved center band of really care about the fashions they get dur18K white gold, for just shy of $9,000. ing the holidays, but remember: He’s hanging on your arm at the holiday parties.

Sole Classics (765 N High St, Short North) is among local shops that carry one of my favorite inexpensive but reliable brands: Nixon. Nixon makes great watches, and the prices range from $100 to $2,500. The watches also range from sophisticated to innovative and fun. One Nixon watch that stands out this season is the Spur, at $300. It’s sophisticated, masculine and innovative all at the same time. If you’d like to go a little bigger, visit Diamond Cellar to see the TAG Heuer watches ranging from $1,500 to $4,000. They’re gorgeous watches that will definitely make your man’s arm look fashionable. Shoes, shoes, shoes! You’ve heard the quote: “The size of a man’s shoe...” wait, not that one! Try this: “You can tell a lot about a person by his or her shoes.” Try walking into a high-end retail store and watch the first place the sales clerk’s eyes go. Your shoes. Your shoes tell a story about you. The same goes for guys. A man’s shoes tell a story about him, so you might as well make it a good one. Square-toe shoes are out, and round toe shoes are in. Don’t let your guy wear those square toes this season, no matter how long it took him to get used to the square toe trend. Our favorite shoe store, which is headquartered in Columbus, also caters to men.

As a matter of fact, DSW (dsw.com) has a great selection of shoes for men. However, each store has a different buyer, so what you may find at one store you may not find at another. Take a stroll through the aisles of your closest DSW store to find your guy the right pair of shoes that will tell a great story about him. 2012-13 winter fashion trends: Turtle necks and blazers for guys are classic and trending this season. Bright colors will help fight a depressing Columbus winter while looking chic. Bomber-style jackets are another hit this season. Have a fashionable Columbus winter and holiday season! The last word: CMH Fashion Week 2012 was a success, and Columbus should be quite proud to have a fashion week of its own. A recent study found we have the nation’s third-highest number of fashion designers, right behind New York and Los Angeles. It’s no wonder, though, with Limited Brands, A&F, Victoria’s Secret, Express, Lasenza, and other major fashion retailers headquartered right here. Also, having CCAD and a nationally recognized boutique shopping district in Short North helps brand Columbus as a fashion capital.

Top 5 Boutiques for Holiday Season Shopping: 1. Brigade carries great fashions for men and women, along with shoes and accessories! 2. Rowe is always a fashion stop when in the Short North. 3. Hop into Lady Bird right before or right after hitting up Rowe...they're neighbors. 4. See Kevin at High Street Denim to receive a customized denim experience...the guy knows his stuff! 5. Milk Bar just started carrying Top Shop, and I'll definitely be stopping in for a few gifts (for myself...I've been nice this year)!


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Joe Spinelli, 43, grew up in Cleveland and spent his youth in his grandfather Geno Gattezzi’s popular restaurant. In 1994 he moved to Columbus, graduated from Capital University with a degree in social work and worked in this profession for several years. He returned to his roots and opened Spinelli’s Deli with his partner Bill Ward in 2000. Located in the Thurber Village Center on Neil Avenue Joe’s business has prospered for a dozen years. He laughs when he says “I work to make bellies happy. Both outlook and Alive readers voted to make Spinelli’s Deli a winner for the best deli and best sandwiches in Columbus. Among their favorites are Jalapeno Joe, Black Bean Burgers and homemade cookies baked daily in the deli. Joe is also committed to his community, serving as president of the Short North Business Association, a board member of the Columbus Chamber Small Business Council and a member of Dine Originals. Catering is now a big part of Spinelli’s business. He is proud of being able to take a last minute order and deliver it on the same day. “For the holidays we have a GREAT SPECIAL- any catering order of $50 or more will receive a 20% discount when accompanied with a coupon.” (Located on the adjacent page.) Joe’s favorite place to shop is The Short North. “Especially North High Street. There are so many unique shops, restaurants and services that you can’t find at the malls.”

Conrad’s College Gifts OSU Campus Rob Cohen, Co-owner Conrad’s has been an Ohio State University landmark for more than 40 years. The family business was originated by Jack and Violet Cohen, who moved from their Zanesville jewelry shop to W. Lane Ave. across from St. Johns Arena after their children Rob, Bennett and Sue began attending OSU. According to Rob, “My dad never attended college and he figured this was the closest he would ever get. At the time, Mom was reading a book about Conrad Hilton, and since Cohen was close to Conrad she decided to name the shop Conrad’s.” In time, the jewelry store evolved into a spirited Buckeyes shop and was the first to exclusively sell Buckeyes logo merchandise. Today, Conrad’s remains a family-owned and operated business with even Rob’s sons Jonathan and Benjamin starting to learn how to keep Conrad’s a unique fun-filled shopping experience with the largest selection of classic logo Buckeyes merchandise in the world. Rob suggests checking out Conrad’s catalogue and weekly specials at www.conrads.com. His favorite place to shop is down the street at Half Price Books. “I like the store’s large selection and great value, and I never know what books I can find there.”

Stu, Owner Midwest Photo Exchange is your local source for photo, video, and lighting equipment. They offer a massive selection of digital SLRs and lenses, mirrorless cameras, point-and-shoot cameras, pro camcorders and other video gear, microphones and professional audio equipment, printers and paper, lighting equipment, camera bags, tripods and accessories. Ever since 1977, when owner, Stu, began a used camera operation out of his basement to support his family while he was still in school, their philosophy has been that building relationships with their customers is more important than just making a quick buck. They maintain their small-business attitude that the best part of selling cameras to people is the people to whom we’re selling cameras. They believe in hiring professional photographers that can answer customers’ questions with well-informed opinions, accuracy, and honesty, as well as, their customers deserve to work with a sales staff that’s as passionate about photography as they are. MPE also offers photography classes for those looking to advance their own photographic skills and know-how. Personal treatment. Professional knowledge. Prices that can’t be beat! Stu and all of the Midwest Photo staff enjoying patronizing the Cornerstone Deli, located just across the street from the store. Great selection and reasonable prices make Cornerstone a perfect breakfast or lunch option.

Funny Bone Comedy Club Easton Town Center Laura Kramer, Assistant Manager The Funny Bone originated at The Continent and relocated to Easton Town Center in 1999. The club takes great pride in bringing comedy superstars such as Dave Chappelle and Kathleen Madigan as well as the freshest up-and-coming comedians to Columbus. According to Laura, “The Funny Bone is a great spot to kick back, relax and enjoy the camaraderie of a casual, fun and zany atmosphere.” The club offers excellent dinner offerings prepared by chef Gregory C. Matthews, profiled in the last issue of Live Local. Laura, originally from Chicago, has worked at the club for the past 10 years, and is enthusiastic about the Funny Bone’s holiday offerings. “The club offers a unique environment for holiday parties and meetings. We can even book a comedian to perform during an event.” The club offers Continental breakfast, lunch buffets and sit-down dinners or grand buffet options. For more information, www.columbusfunnybone.com


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DECEMBER 7-9 Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus Presents: Joy To The World @ King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave, Victorian Village, cgmc.com: Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 6 pm at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2480 W. DublinGranville Rd, Northwest Side; $20 in advance, $25 at door.

SATURDAY, DEC 1 Short North Holiday Hop @ Short North, www.shortnorth.org: Be sure to check out the holiday psychic fair at The Raven at Greystone (815 N High St) 4pm.

NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 30 Scrooge @ Shadowbox Live, 503 S Front St, Brewery District, www.shadowboxlive.org: Saturdays at 2pm; Sundays at 2pm and 7pm; $30.

NOVEMBER 26-JANUARY 6 Merry and Bright: Holidays at the Conservatory @ Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, East Side, www.fpconservatory.org: lights, foliage and decorations on display 10am-5pm; $11, $9 seniors and students, $6 children.

NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 1 Winterfair @ Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Northeast Side, www.ohiocraft.org: Friday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, noon5pm; $7.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 Friends of Goodale Park Annual Holiday Gala @ 743 Dennison Ave, Victorian Village, www.goodalepark.org: 6pm; $40.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 CD 102.5 Holiday Show @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, Arena District, www.promowestlive.com: 6pm; $32.50.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 Santa Speedo Dash for Diabetes @ Park Street Cantina, 491 Park St, Arena District, santaspeedodash.org: 11:30am; $35.

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NOVEMBER 20-25 Irving Berlin’s White Christmas @ Ohio Theater, 39 E State St, Downtown, www.capa.com: TuesdayWednesday at 8pm; Friday at 1pm and 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm; $28.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV 21 VIRTUES & VICES HEAVEN & HELL @ Wall Street Nightclub, 144 N Wall St, 614.469.0939, www.wallstreetnightclub.com: 9pm-3am; $10-12.

NOVEMBER 16JANUARY 1 Wildlights 2012 @ Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, 4850 W Powell Rd, Powell, www.columbuszoo.org: SundaysThursdays, 5-9pm; Fridays-Saturdays, 5-10pm; $10-$15.

NOVEMBER 23-DECEMBER 29 Holiday Hoopla XXI @ Shadowbox Live, 503 S Front St, Brewery District, www.shadowboxlive.org: TuesdaysThursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and 10:30pm; $30, $20 seniors and students.

NOVEMBER 23-25 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol @ Palace Theater, 34 W Broad St, Downtown, www.capa.com: Friday at 7:30pm;Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm; $22-$32.


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DECEMBER 7-9 Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus Presents: Joy To The World @ King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave, Victorian Village, cgmc.com: Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 6 pm at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2480 W. DublinGranville Rd, Northwest Side; $20 in advance, $25 at door.

SATURDAY, DEC 1 Short North Holiday Hop @ Short North, www.shortnorth.org: Be sure to check out the holiday psychic fair at The Raven at Greystone (815 N High St) 4pm.

NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 30 Scrooge @ Shadowbox Live, 503 S Front St, Brewery District, www.shadowboxlive.org: Saturdays at 2pm; Sundays at 2pm and 7pm; $30.

NOVEMBER 26-JANUARY 6 Merry and Bright: Holidays at the Conservatory @ Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, East Side, www.fpconservatory.org: lights, foliage and decorations on display 10am-5pm; $11, $9 seniors and students, $6 children.

NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 1 Winterfair @ Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Northeast Side, www.ohiocraft.org: Friday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, noon5pm; $7.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 CD 102.5 Holiday Show @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, Arena District, www.promowestlive.com: 6pm; $32.50.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 Santa Speedo Dash for Diabetes @ Park Street Cantina, 491 Park St, Arena District, santaspeedodash.org: 11:30am; $35.

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NOVEMBER 16JANUARY 1 Wildlights 2012 @ Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, 4850 W Powell Rd, Powell, www.columbuszoo.org: SundaysThursdays, 5-9pm; Fridays-Saturdays, 5-10pm; $10-$15.

NOVEMBER 23-DECEMBER 29 Holiday Hoopla XXI @ Shadowbox Live, 503 S Front St, Brewery District, www.shadowboxlive.org: TuesdaysThursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and 10:30pm; $30, $20 seniors and students.

NOVEMBER 23-25 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol @ Palace Theater, 34 W Broad St, Downtown, www.capa.com: Friday at 7:30pm;Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm; $22-$32.


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This Winter, It’s All Downhill I know it’s winter. I know it’s cold outside. I get it. You already hate the extra layers of clothing you have to put on as you dash out to your already-heated-up-becauseyou-have-auto-start car. And then to ask you to be even more prepared to spend up to, I dunno, hours outside? The horror! If that’s you, stop reading, go away, and come back in the spring when I give you some warmer weather ideas, you big wimp. (Please do come back, I love you!)

runs for a variety of skill levels and a cozy lodge to warm up in.

For those still with me e Olsen by Pet you adventurous, capableof-being-prepared folks Mad River also offers snow tubing welcome to your sporty amazing, don’t get me wrong - but you Columbus activities guide, winter edihave cheaper options (as in free) for tion. (Nineteen years, born and raised, those same thrills within the city limin Fairbanks, Alaska, and having survived sleeping outside, overnight, in 30- its. below weather unquestionably validates Honestly, I’m not really a resort kinda everything I say on the subject and is proof that you’ll live through anything I guy. You have to drive a bit to get there, spend a decent chunk of change for suggest to do in a mild Columbus wingear rental and a lift ticket, and then ter.) you spend half of your time subconsciously overwhelmed watching those That’s right, I said mild. better than you. To me, the best, purest form of winter fun is heading to a First option: Go skiing, snowboarding neighborhood hill the day after a good or sledding. I know Columbus isn’t the snow and turning it into a sledding hill. hilliest of places (see above: Alaska) and you may have never tried anything To find a good spot, you just have to of the sort, but I’ve got you covered! keep your eyes open. I stumbled across a tiny park in Grandview Heights this If you want to experience close to the summer at the corner of Goodale Boulereal deal of a resort, plan a day trip up vard and Grandview Avenue. On the to Mad River Mountain west end of Wyman Woods Park is (skimadriver.com, 1-800-231-SNOW). what looked like a tremendous sledding About an hour northwest of Columbus off Rt. 33 near Bellefontaine, Mad River hill. It’s probably a good 50 yards from offers everything you need: gear rental, the base to the top. Nice and steep too. some introductory training classes,

I may be late to the party and this may already be known as the best place to sled in town. The folks at Grandview’s parks department say it’s pretty popular. It’s on my list to scope out during the first good snowfall. If it’s amazing, I’m gathering my friends, packing some hot chocolate (and maybe some Kahlua), and having a blast. What I just described is seriously the most fun you’ll have all winter with your kids (no Kahlua), significant other (Kahlua), friends (Kahlua), etc. “But I don’t have anything to sled on,” says the constant excuse-giver. The best investment you could make this winter is a couple $8 plastic sleds. Screw those fancy toboggans with the built-in turning handlebars. Plastic sleds allow you more flexibility: You can sit, kneel or lay down with your face at either end. Pro tip: Loop a belt or bungee cord through holes that are usually already there to create a stabilizing belt that allows you more control of the sled. Inner tubes also are a load of fun, but you sacrifice so much control. Just hold on tight is the best advice I have for those!

Can’t afford a plastic sled or don’t have a tube? Go to the back of any retail store and grab a big cardboard box. I’m serious. Cardboard boxes work great for sledding. Here are a few more ideas: Go watch hockey: the Columbus Blue Jackets (if the NHL lockout ever ends) or the OSU men’s and women’s teams. Or how about curling? You know you watch it during the Olympics. Now go try it. Google this: Columbus Curling Club. It’s real. You’re welcome.

Here are top 5 dates: • 11/30-12/1: State high school football finals • 12/8: Mad River Mountain anticipated opening • 1/26-1/27: NHL All-Star events (pending lockout resolution) • 1/27: Ohio State women's basketball vs. Penn State • 2/22 & 2/23: Ohio State men's hockey vs. Michigan


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Clock’s Ticking for Holiday Hoopla Oh, the chill in the air, the holidays are coming and my elfish mind is atwitter with sugarcookie dreams of tinsel-covered hipsters tackling Tiki in the Discovery District, jolly NHL fans (hopefully) filling the Arena District and flocks of theater-goers humming Broadway tunes and holiday hits. It’s a great time to be in the heart of the city. We’ll see the temporary exodus of orange barrels making way for the Slushy White Death, and we’ll smell Café Brioso’s coffee roasting cut through the cold air. And some of our Downtown neighbors will start turning something old into something cool. You know who’s first in line bringing life and soul back into Downtown? DRAC, the Downtown Residents Association of Columbus. Started by Kevin Wood and friends back when Downtown development was more a concept than reality, the group is led by President Susan Ungar and works to represent 6,300 people who live Downtown. It has grown significantly in the past nine years, and it’s embarking now on a special project to restore iconic pieces of our historic street scene for 200Columbus the Bicentennial. DRAC committed $10,000 and has raised money through grants and donations to restore and maintain two historic street clocks from the 1910s and ’20s. One is at the intersection of Lynn Alley and North High in front of the Church of Scientology building. The church is donating the clock to the city so it can be restored. During the research phase of the project, DRAC also found that COSI has a historic clock, and officials there agreed to donate it to the city so it can be restored and returned to its original location on Gay

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Street. There’s another clock at the intersection of Town Street and South High. Owners of the Seth Thomas clock agreed to join with DRAC and restore it on their own. The plan was for the clocks to be taken in for restoration in November to specialists at Verdin Co., a Cincinnati maker of bells and clocks. Restoration is likely to take two to three months. DRAC hopes to have them re-installed soon after the first of the year for an unveiling party. The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, the Downtown property-owners’ group, will maintain all three clocks. Embracing my love for old things, I’m excited to make my first stop at Vinyl Frontier over at 51 E Gay St. Justin Crockett just opened his funky new retail space devoted to vintage and new records, music-related art and accessories, and a gallery space. It’s a great addition to the creative culture of Gay Street and Spoonful Records on Long Street, and it’s helping us aging hipsters search out unique musical treasures Downtown. (Now, where’s my independent Downtown book/comic shop? Anyone? A Book Loft Annex? Laughing Ogre South? City Lights Ohio? Monkey’s Retreat Again?)

As time ticks away for the bicentennial year, several major 200Columbus partners are ending the season with extra flair.

public spaces, plazas, parks, streets and alleys in the Downtown core and the riverfront.

You can’t claim hard-core urban cred and not show some love for the world-class cultural gems that call our city home. Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s Home for the Holidays featuring Marva Hicks is at the Southern Theatre, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents the Holiday Pops at the Ohio Theatre, BalletMet presents the Nutcracker at the Ohio Theatre, and CAPA is bringing in multiple great shows.

Planned in conjunction with 200Columbus the Bicentennial, Finding Time has transformed Downtown into an open-air gallery with 14 temporary public art projects by more than 50 international, national and local artists. It has created a memorable experience for Downtown workers, residents and visitors. More info at www.columbuspublicart.com.

In addition, Shadowbox Live will be back with Holiday Hoopla and Scrooge to give fans a laugh and a delicious cold beverage. I attended a special first-anniversary Downtown event at Shadowbox and am simply amazed at the flexible event space and the quality that team puts into everything they do. Shame on you if you haven’t been to a show or tried the crostinis and paninis at their Backstage Bistro. They opened a year ago, ya slackers. More info at www.shadowboxlive.org and www.capa.com. November and December also are going to see some dynamic public art wrapping up. Multiple elements of Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012 are taking place in

Michael S. Brown is the director of development and public affairs at Experience Columbus. To share, yell, gossip or otherwise engage, please contact him at mbrown@experiencecolumbus.com or follow @DestinationCbus on Twitter.

Mike Brown’s 5 Steps to Sanity During the Holidays: 1. Bakon Vodka Bloody Mary 2. BBQ at all family meals. Damn the turkey, where’s my brisket? 3. Good tunes on the way through the woods to grandma’s house, Twenty One Pilots and Blueprint’s Deleted Scenes! 4. Don’t talk politics, the right guy won, savor the victory inside. 5. Let GF watch all the holiday specials… Charlie Brown, Rudolf… all of them, it makes her so happy.


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also an ideal place to start and grow small businesses. Because of people’s talent and entrepreneurial drive, Columbus is never short on demand for capital to move ideas from dreams to sustained and successful contributions to the local economy. Nadira Abdiraminam came to the United States from Somalia in 1998. She knew she could achieve the American Dream by owning her own business. For years, her vision was to bring healthy eating options with a Northern African flair to young people near the OSU campus. She started a small café.

Homegrown Success Stories Create a job a day, a business a week.

A year after she opened, Abdiraminam came to ECDI. Through our programs, she was able to receive the financing and one-on-one help she needed to expand her business.

Today, Solay Bistro (5786 Emporium Sq, www.solaybistro.com) is arguably one the best ethnic restaurants in Columbus. It’s been featured in many local publications, is a staple of Columbus Food Adventures, and was even mentioned in a USA Today article about great eats in Columbus. The influence of her business goes beyond Abdiraminam’s employees and customers. Many of her ingredients are locally en av Cr sourced. That adds value as gl ou D by to the local economy in a Columbus is the way eating at a chain restaurant can’t. birthplace of many big names in business. Central Ohio has been an incubator for brands that have be- The growth of Solay Bistro created eight jobs. Without a loan from ECDI, her busicome international leaders. ness could not have scaled up and created For many of the same reasons our city’s a those opportunities. perfect home base for the big players, it’s It’s not just another slogan. It’s our track record - proven over eight years - at the Economic and Community Development Institute. We’ve created or assisted in maintaining a job a day and a business a week since our own creation in 2004.

In 2004, Inna Kinney - herself the product of a small-business-founding first-generation immigrant family realized there was a missing link between ideas like Abdiraminam’s and the funds needed to get them off the ground. She decided that a nonprofit micro lender could fill this void and generate tools to aid budding businesses that included budgeting, marketing, advice, planning and workplace strategies. Now, ECDI is recognized as the seventh-largest social enterprise micro-lending firm in the country. ECDI is committed to nurture people, families and the community through entrepreneurship, financial education and mentoring. We’re turning dreams into realities for many people in central Ohio. Job creation and business development are hot topics in light of the current economy. They’ve been at the core of ECDI’s mission since the beginning. Through its access to capital programs such as business lending and grants, ECDI has helped start more than 2,000 businesses and create and retain more than 4,000 jobs in Central Ohio since 1998, when we began as a division of Jewish Family Services. In recognition of the skyrocketing demand for ECDI loans, we knew we needed to explore new funding sources. That’s how Invest Local Ohio was born. Now, anyone can invest in local small businesses. You can donate any amount or make an investment of $1,000 or more to earn a return of 2 percent to 3 percent based on the length of the note. Why put your money in a savings account at a huge bank that generates wealth for

the 1 percent when you can invest in local businesses and make your dollars work three times as hard? ECDI leverages every dollar with at least two more dollars from other funds. Columbus is a vibrant and innovative town filled with creative and passionate people. When ECDI is able to match those talents and ideas with the tools needed to develop and nurture them, something rare and exceptional occurs. When we build small businesses, we develop a sustainable local economy that is insulated from exterior economic woes. Local dollars that are spent and reinvested in Columbus businesses have three times the impact as impactful as money spent in national chains and businesses with headquarters elsewhere. Whether you need a loan to get your own great idea up and running, or you are ready to invest, check out ecdi.org for more information. Doug Craven is the development coordinator for ECDI To learn more about the organization’s work and the local businesses it has helped, visit www.ecdi.org.

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions 5. Eradicate all OSU garb except on game days. 4. Stop being so prompt. 3. Enjoy many evenings at Giuseppe’s Ritrovo! 2. Teach my dog Molly what the word “NO” means. 1. Only drink one case of wine a week!


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Ho-Ho-Hold On To Your Cash: A Month Full Of Freebies Deck those halls and max out those credit cards. American shoppers will spend an average of almost $750 on holiday purchases this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Then there are the endless get-togethers and celebrations, all of which cost money: the outfits, the booze, the host gift, extra tips and on and on. However, I suspect that because you picked up this free publication, you might be a little more on the frugal side - a regifter, perhaps, or the one who arrives empty-handed at the BYOB party. Fortunately for us, there are plenty of free holiday events that will help keep your spirit merry and bright even if other obligations make your wallet grow light. Enjoy! Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Columbus Commons Holiday Fair: The Downtown park will be transformed into a wonderland of more than 120,000 holiday lights. Activities include visits with Santa, a Secret Santa Shop, arts and crafts, train and trolley rides, carousel rides, a petting zoo, and marshmallow roasting, plus fireworks at the end of each day. 4 pm to 9 pm (614.416.7100, columbuscommons.org) Nov. 30 to Jan. 1, Downtown Lights: The holiday fair lasts just two days, but the lights will be on through New Year’s Day at Columbus Commons and along the Scioto Mile. Walk by the Lazarus building on your way between the two, because the old department store’s legendary window displays are recreated. (614.416.7100, columbuscommons.org) Dec. 1, Short North Holiday Hop: Celebrate with thousands of your closest friends by taking in the sights, sounds, food, shopping and cosmopolitan holiday fun. 4pm to 10pm (614.299.8050, shortnorth.org)

Dec. 2, Village Lights: Experience the holiday charm of German Village. Stroll down the luminary-lined streets and paths of Schiller Park. Enjoy music and entertainment, carriage rides, visits with Santa and his reindeer, and holiday treats offered by neighborhood businesses. 6pm to 10pm (614.221.8888, germanvillage.com) Dec. 3, Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Open House: Kick off the holiday season at the 97th annual Statehouse event, featuring carolers, refreshments, model trains, community mascots, historical characters, modern dignitaries and, of course, Santa himself. 5:30pm to 7:30pm (614.752.9777, ohiostatehouse.org) Dec. 1-31, Holiday tours on Capitol Square: Step back in time with a guided tour of the 1861 Statehouse, where the halls will be decked in Victorian-era style. Tours meet in the Map Room near the 3rd St entrance and begin weekdays at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, and weekends at noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. (614.752.9777, ohiostatehouse.org)

stored over the past several years, (800.444.9950, stateauto.com)

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Dec. 2, 9 and 16, Orange Johnson House Christmas Open House: Share the spirit of the season at Worthington’s historic, Federal-style Orange Johnson House, including tours, old-style decorations, holiday treats and traditional music. The house is located at 956 High St, in Worthington. 1pm to 5pm (614.841.2545, visitworthingtonohio.com) Dec. 3-14, Holiday choir performances at the Statehouse: Ohio choirs sing the songs of the season each weekday at noon in the Crypt of the Statehouse. (614.752.9777, ohiostatehouse.org) Dec. 5 to Jan. 1, State Auto’s Christmas Corner: A beloved Central Ohio tradition since the 1930s, State Auto’s life-size nativity display includes more than 75 human and animal figures, lovingly re-

Dec. 7, Illuminating Shopping: Downtown Worthington’s monthly First Friday celebration will take on a festive holiday air with glowing luminaries, live music, carriage rides, wine and cheese and holiday shopping specials. 6pm to 9pm (614.841.2545, visitworthingtonohio.com) Dec. 8 and 15, Olde Hilliard Christmas: Live entertainment, musical performances and kids’ activities highlight this festive celebration at Hilliard’s Historical Village at Weaver Park. 5pm to 9pm (614.664.3290, destinationhilliard.com) Dec. 27, Columbus Kwanzaa Celebration: This community event at the King Arts Complex celebrates African-American heritage and culture with authentic African cuisine, dance and drumming. 6pm (614.645.5464, kingartscomplex.com)


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Meet, Greet and Be Merry My friend Staley, who recently helped coordinate the Short North’s HighBall, once told me that Columbus is the perfect place to become a big fish in a small pond. I’ve seen that wisdom prove true for many go-getters. Just as in fishing, you really have to work your net (fishnets optional). Networking is about getting out there in the action, building genuine personal relationships and adding real value to others’ lives. It isn’t always about that business referral or next great lead as much as it’s about looking for chances to connect. Think of it as a face-to-face version of Constant Contact. The more often people see you, the more you’re likely to be known, trusted, remembered and then called upon when an opportunity arises. We live in the nation’s 15th biggest city. There’s no shortage of people out there. Countless groups are open to new members looking to make connections, and there’s a niche for just about everyone. If libations are high on your priBut don’t ority list, check out Green get that b y Che Drinks (www.greendrinks.org), t Rid group conenou which promotes environmental diar fused with logue over happy hour. It’s on the third the Young Thursday of every month at locales that Professionals of Columbus vary. If you’re more into politics, try out (www.ypcolumbus.org), a completely volunDrinking Liberally (search for them on Faceteer not-for-profit that strives to focus more book), a progressive social group that also on career and community initiatives. YPC’s meets on the third Thursday of every month Connect with Columbus - another thirdat the High Beck Tavern (564 S High St, GerThursday meetup at various happy-hour loman Village). cations - is a great social to break the ice and meet other up-and-comers. Outlook Media’s Network Columbus events (www.networkcolumbus.com) take place When networking, get personal. Make it your every second Wednesday and feature differmission to discover what other people live ent speakers and topics at locations around for. Instead of asking, “What do you do?” ask town. It’s a great place to mix it up with the people, “What are you passionate about?” GLBT and allied professionals - and to score Get them talking about something they love some free cocktails and snacks. and can share with excitement, because, let’s face it, while we all don’t have our The Columbus Young Professionals Club dream jobs, we are much more than our (www.cypclub.com) was just named best network. working organization by Columbus C.E.O. magazine. The group’s impressive leaderMake sure you’re also enthusiastically sharship team supports sports leagues, charity ing your projects, dreams and goals so othfundraisers, speed networking and newers know how and where they can throw member dinners, and it has beer- and wineyou a bone. This is the heart of the Midwest. tastings coming up. We’re down-to-earth, and most are willing to

connect with just about anyone who has the courage to stand up, find a connection and ask for some time or help.

showing them how we roll in the ’Bus. Check out our TOP 5 events for the next best bet. And remember, it isn’t always the size of your network that counts, but how well you use what you’ve got. (Though fishnets never hurt.)

With the end of the year approaching, you’ll be reconnecting with hometown friends, socializing at holiday parties with co-workers and ringing in 2013 at overcrowded bars or events where you’re bound to have an oppor- Merry fishing! tunity to put your networking skills to the test and make more genuine connections. Nicci Sprouse, who’s part of another local group called GetDot (www.getdotnetworking.org), stresses a focus on building relationships and giving back to local children’s charities - perfect for the holidays. GetDot’s X-mas Xtravaganza gave away more than $5,000 in cash and toys last year through Franklin County Children Services. You can bring an unwrapped toy, donate silent-auction items, or throw a few back “for the kids” at this year’s event, Dec. 6 at KDB Easton. You guessed it, it’s on a Thursday. Apparently this town likes to get its weekends started early! So get active, connect with yours and others’ passions, and give back to others while

Upcoming Networking Events: 1. Nov 27th: Columbus Metropolitan Club Jingle Mingle @ Hollywood Casino 2. Dec 6th: Shots for Tots with GETDOT @ KDB 3. Dec 12th: Network Columbus Holiday Shindigstravaganza @ Huntington Center 4. Dec 12th: Year-End Celebration with CYP CLUB @ The Vault 5. Jan 11th: Breakfast with Business First @ Hilton Downtown


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torical Society has individual memberships priced at $30 and family memberships for $50. For information on memberships, you can visit Columbus Historical Society’s website at www.columbushistory.org. If your person enjoys exploring neighborhoods and buildings in the city, consider a membership to Columbus Landmarks. Starting at $35 for individuals and $50 for a family, memberships include discounts on tickets to events including the annual City Hop Tour, neighborhood walking tours and more. For information or to purchase a membership, you can go to www.columbuslandmarks.org.

More Than Just A Feel-Good Gift As the holidays draw near, delight fills all with the coming joy of the season. Then it’s immediately crushed once we step foot in a shopping mall. The cherry on top of the holiday shopping nightmare is that one person who’s impossible to shop for remaining on your list as the holiday creeps closer. This season, save yourself the hassle and stress while spreading cheer a bit farther. Many nonprofits throughout Central Ohio offer memberships that also provide great savings and benefits. It could be the perfect gift. Picture Show: If you’re looking for a gift for that movie lover, the Columbus Film Council has memberships starting as low as $25 that include many worthwhile benefits. Members receive discounted movie tickets at Gateway Film Center and Arena Grand Movie Theater, free admission to Columbus Film Council screenings, Movies and Mead Evenings, and other events. For information on memberships and other benefits, you can visit their website at www.chrisawards.org. Let’s Get Physical: Have a person on your list who feeling stressed or looking to get

into better shape? Consider giving them a membership to the Center for Wholeness. A $30 membership offers discounts on classes that vary based on experience level, a music class designed for children and more. For information on memberships, you can go to the Center for Wholeness website at www.cfwohio.org. If you know someone looking to get a jumpstart on a New Year’s resolution consider giving a membership to the YMCA. Benefits include group exercise classes, childcare, access to any of the 12 local branches and any YMCA across the country, plus free towels, lockers and additional YMCA services. Single adult memberships start at $516 annually. For information on memberships, you can go to the YMCA of Central Ohio website at www.ymcacolumbus.org. We Are Family: Take the kids on a scientific adventure with a membership to COSI. A family membership includes year-long admission, express check-in, invitations to previews and events and discounts. A basic family membership is $110, but there are additional membership options to fit your family’s needs. For information on memberships, you can go to the COSI website at www.cosi.org.

Come Together: Help your family member or friend connect to the GLBT community with a membership by Rya n Kov to Stonewall Columbus. Individual alaske memberships start at $35 and include Take an attendance pass to the annual Pride your little explorers on festival, seminars on GLBT issues, dissafari with a membership to the Columbus counts to exercise and educational classes, Zoo and Aquarium. The zoo membership inand much more. For information on memcludes free year-long admission, free parkberships and activities, visit ing, invitations to special events, www.stonewallcolumbus.org. discounted admission to Stingray Bay and more. Individual memberships start at Painter Song: For the art lover in your life $49, and a family membership is available there could be nothing more satisfying for $99. For information on memberships, you can go to the Columbus Zoo and Aquar- than a membership to the Columbus Museum of Art. Memberships provide free adium website at www.columbuszoo.org. mission to the permanent collection, exhibition previews, discounts and more. For the child with an imagination, take a Individual memberships start at $60. For look at the great shows Columbus Chilinformation or to purchase a membership, dren’s Theatre offers every year. A ticket go to www.columbusmuseum.org. subscription to Columbus Children’s Theatre allows you to purchase multi-show packages for discounted tickets, priority seating, reminders, ticket insurance and more. A three-show package starts at just $31. For information on memberships, you can go to the Columbus Children’s Theatre website at www.colschildrenstheatre.org. History: Have that person who can’t get enough of history? A membership to the Columbus Historical Society would certainly satisfy that historical appetite. Benefits include free or discounted admission to Columbus Discovery Bus Tours, Historic Block Parties, special historical gallery displays, and much more. The Columbus His-

If your individual is more interested in the cutting edge of art of all types then a membership to Wild Goose Creative is just the thing. Memberships allows him or her to support more than 20 ongoing arts events, new programs and five community groups, and it comes with invitations to special events and discounts. Membership is $60 per year. For information or to purchase a membership, go to www.wildgoosecreative.com.


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Making Life Better, Just A Litter Bit Live Local. What that means to one person may mean a hundred different things to another.

In my neighborhood, the University District, there’s a steady flow of trash that accumulates in the streets and alleys. I’m not able to solve the problem of overflowing garbage cans, and I can’t change the attitudes of 50,000 students.

The words evoke visions of sustainable living, growing your own food, buying food that is grown in your neighborhood or on a nearby farm. It may mean to walking or riding your bike and not driving.

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I love the idea of doing these things: eating what I grow and reducing my carbon footprint. But sometimes this way of living can have a less than practical side. While I try to do these things when I can, I use the idea of live local in a different way.

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But I can walk around one block and pick it up.

I can, and do, affect my local environment. I hand-deliver letters to the students who rent houses on my block. I welcome them to the neighborhood and give them the numbers for the city’s bulk garbage pickup (311, or 614.645.3111) along with information about regular garbage pickup and

recycling in the area. I make a point to meet my student neighbors and talk to them about our neighborhood. On any given night you might find me walking with a five-gallon bucket picking up trash. I don’t believe I can change the world, or even the attitude of all University District residents, but I can change my block. I can let the people who live there and those who drive through our neighborhood know that someone cares if there is a broken bottle or an overturned garbage can. I don’t feel I need to start a movement or revolution, I just need to make my little slice of the world better. If everyone does this, acts on an idea no matter how small it may seem, I believe we can begin to affect the attitudes of everyone. And then we are all living local.

Make a Difference Events • Reccyle Columbus Contest: The last phase of residential recycling is happening this November for homes that currently receive yard waste collection on Friday. To celebrate there is a “First Cart” contest. The prize? Mayor Michael B. Coleman and friends will personally deliver a cart loaded with great prizes to the winner’s home. To enter to go: publicservice.columbus.gov/FirstCartContest. Entries must be made by Nov 29 at midnight with prize delivered on Dec 5. •Hocking River Clean Up Sunday, April 21, 2013


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Cleveland: An Exhilarating Weekend Getaway I was born and raised in Cleveland, attended OSU, live in German Village and have been part of the Buckeye Nation for going on three decades. But I return often to my hometown to visit family and friends and root for its hapless sports teams. I understand why Cowtowners are less than enthusiastic about Cleveland. It’s an acquired taste: urban, ethnic, gritty, edgy - yes, different. I eventhal by Aaron L Leventhal do, however, recomh Ervin Photos by Bet mend it for a long weekend escape, less than a three-hour drive from Columbus. My wife, Beth, and I were hosted last month by Positively Cleveland, the city’s convention and visitors bureau. We were wined and dined and introduced to an array of neighborhood attractions, dining and entertainment venues. We were impressed with the new and exciting developments that have taken place in recent years.

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Street in Ohio City (www.westsidemarket.org). It’s celebrating its centennial year as the largest indoor/outdoor public market in the country with nearly 200 vendor booths. The market features extraordinary neoclassical Byzantine architecture, with a regal clock tower and a red-tile vaulted ceiling. For an amazing sensory experience stroll through the bustling aisles as vendors of every ethnic background hawk their fresh produce, meats and baked goods to bargaining shoppers. Be sure to nosh on the free samples. Continue along W 25th past dozens of small specialty shops, cafés and restaurants, all exuding an Old World ambiance. Lunch at Nate’s Deli (216.696.7529), a Middle Eastern vegetarian restaurant open for breakfast and lunch. The baba ganoush, tabbouleh, kibbeh, hummus and homemade baklava are superb. Taxi back to Public Square and board Lolly the Trolley

Listed below are some highlights of our visit. When the winter doldrums set in, I recommend giving Cleveland a go. and Cleveland’s finest ristorantes.

THURSDAY: After work, head north on I-71, exit on E Ninth Street and drive east on Euclid Avenue about four miles to the Glidden House (216.231.8900, www.gliddenhouse.com), a century-old, French Gothic mansion built by the son of the founder of the Glidden Varnish Co. It has been restored as an intimate 60-room bed-and-breakfast inn on the Case Western Reserve campus in the heart of University Circle. Dine in the inn’s carriage house at Sergio’s (216.231.1234, www.sergioscleveland.com), noted for its Mediterranean, French and seafood specialties. Close the night out at nearby Nighttown (216.795.0550, www.nighttowncleveland.com), a gathering place since 1965 with three bars, a kitchen that’s open until midnight and live music nightly. Down Beat magazine named it one of the best jazz clubs in the world. FRIDAY: Begin the day with a hearty, complimentary European-style buffet breakfast in the inn’s parlor. Hop on the nearby RTA Health Line to Public Square and take a short stroll to I.M. Pei’s iconic glass pyramid, the seven-story, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (rockhall.com) on the shores of Lake Erie. It contains the biggest collection of rock artifacts in the word, five movie theaters, exhibit galleries, interactive listening exhibits, a museum store and café. (Admission is $22 for adults.) Grab a cab to the legendary West Side Market on W 25th

Travel writer Aaron Leventhal at the West Side Market on West 25th Street

(www.lollytrolley.com) for a narrated sightseeing tour that covers 100 downtown points of interest. Before returning to the inn, check out The Arcade (401 Euclid Ave, www.theclevelandarcade.com), which opened in 1890 as one of the first indoor shopping malls in the country. There are more than 75 unique shops and boutiques, a food court and fine dining. Return to the Glidden House for a few hours of welcome relaxation. Its cozy Palette Lounge is a full-service bar serving tapas from Sergio’s. The night begins with a short drive up Mayfield Road to Little Italy (also known as Murray Hill), crowded with dozens of specialty shops, art galleries, bakeries

Enjoy a great dinner at the popular La Dolce Vita Bistro (216.721.8155, www.ladolcevitacleveland.com). To close the night, drive a short distance up the Hill to Cleveland Heights’ Coventry Village (coventryvillage.org). Located along a six-block corridor of Euclid Heights Boulevard, the famed community prides itself for being independent, offbeat and loaded with eclectic bookshops, craft stores, art galleries, intimate cafés and coffee shops, and small international and vegetarian restaurants. SATURDAY: After breakfast at the inn, spend the entire day strolling around University Circle, reputed to be the most concentrated square mile of art and culture in the world. Begin at MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art (www.mocacleveland.org), Cleveland’s shiny new four-story, $26 million jewel designed by internationally renowned architect Farsid Moussari of London. Its geometric stainless steel and black glass exterior at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Murray Hill is startling. The goal of Moussari’s dramatic building is to showcase innovative visual art that’s open to new ideas and


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programs. Its first exhibition features works by 13 celebrated international artists, including Louise Bourgeois, David Hammons, Gordon Matta-Clark and Rachel Whiteread. (Admission is $8.) The nearby Cleveland Botanical Garden (www.cbgarden.org) boasts an impressive greenhouse with 10 acres of outdoor gardens. (Admission is $9.50.)

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On E Fourth Street, you’ll also find the House of Blues, Iron www.gliddenhouse.com Chef Michael Symon’s Lola, Hi1901 Ford Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106 Stop for lunch at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s new cafe, part larities 4th Street Theatre Live Local! Columbus • www.leventhaltravel.com • Expires Mach 31, 2013 of a $350 million renovation. With 30,000 works, the museum (comedy) and the Corner Alley (www.clevelandart.org) is one of the world’s great museums and with bowling lanes, entertainhigh corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, mishmash soup the only major one in the country still offering free admission. ment and its Martini Lounge. For other popular downtown (matzo ball, chicken noodle, and kreplach), 13 signature salads, Complete your walking tour at the Cleveland Museum of Natural nightlife, there’s Cowboy Rock, a nightclub with huge dance floor cheesecake, rugalech and chocolate cream sodas. History (www.cmnh.org), with its impressive Hall of Dinosaurs, and light show; the incomparable Playhouse Square (www.playstunning gem collection, planetarium shows and intriguing exhousesquare.org) with 10 theaters for ballet, opera, theater, conFor More Information: Positively Cleveland (800.321.1001, hibits on whales and the best photos from National Geographic. certs and shows, including the Cleveland Playhouse; the new www.positivelycleveland.com). You can pick up brochures, book (Admission is free.) Horsehoe Casino Cleveland (www.horseshoecleveland.com), concerts and plays, and make dinner and hotel reservations at Obsessive shophoused in the historic Higbee Building; Peabody’s the CLE+VISITORS Center at the corner of Euclid Avenue and E pers can break (www.peabodys.com), a music institution since 4th Street. up the day with a the 1960s with two floors of live music acts; and return visit to Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant (www.cleveColumbus travel writer Aaron Leventhal has organized a small Coventry Village landimprov.com), with national comedy acts. group tour to Cleveland in conjunction with the Tri-C Jazzfest, or Tower City April 18-21, 2013. For more information and rates log on to levenCenter on Public SUNDAY: Time to check out a number of attracthaltravel.com or contact him at 614-506-9666. Square tions before returning to Columbus. Recommenda(www.towercitytions include the Greater Cleveland Aquarium Cleveland Getaway • April 18-21, 2013 center.com), fea(greaterclevelandaquarium.com), with a 70,000turing three square-foot aquarium, 36 tanks, and 5,000 saltwaOrganized and led by travelwriter Aaron Leventhal levels of more ter and freshwater fish; Great Lakes Science In conjunction with Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland than 75 specialty Center (www.glsc.org), with hundreds of hands-on • 3 night stay at Glidden House w/full breakfast shops, restauexhibits and a six-story Omnimax screen; SeverMuseum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) • Dinners @ Sergio s, La Dolce Vita Bistro, The Greentown Taven rants and an 11ance Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra’s famed art • Nighttown for drinks and music screen cinema. deco concert hall offering free tours on Sunday at • Lunches at Cleveland Art Museum Cafe and Nates Deli noon and 1 p.m.; and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage • Tickets: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Botanical In the evening, head downtown to E Fourth Street (www.maltzmuseum.org) in Pepper Pike. Gardens, MOCA, Lolley The Trolley Tour (www.east4thstreet.com), a narrow, one-block entertainment dis• Tri-C Jazz concerts (Aaron Neville & Dr. John, The Smooth Jazz trict crowded with some of the city’s best dining and entertainNo visit to Cleveland is complete without a final stop at my All-Stars) ment. Dine at Chef Jonathan Sawyer’s new Greenhouse Tavern beloved Corky and Lenny’s (www.corkyandlennys.net), the best • Transportation to all venues in Cleveland (216.443.0511, www.thegreenhousetavern.com), the first green, Jewish deli between New York and Chicago. Located on Chagrin For information: www.leventhaltravel.com • 614-506-9666 farm-to-table restaurant in Ohio. Entrees range from tangy kale Boulevard in Beechwood near I-271, it features incredible piled-


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Ann Fisher bus and Sharon from WestIn the span of two hours on a post-election Novem- erville and listeners all over Central Ohio, shifting ber morning, Ann Fisher from bee-keeping to polihas talked with men who tics to astronomy to the were sexually abused as hot-button issues of race, children and has shared information about getting class and Buckeyes football. gardens ready for It’s winter. A alweek ago, it most was John always Adams’ publicpresidency radio and calm on poverty in All Africa. BeSides, alfore that, though legislative that doesredistrictn’t mean ing and by Bob Vit ale the disthe cussion is spookiest dispassionplaces in Columbus. ate. Her audience has grown - so have pledgeIt’s easy to switch gears so seamlessly when you’re drive calls - despite all the angry, shouting competijournalist/talk-show host/hockey mom/rock ’n’ tion farther down the radio dial. roll flutist.

Ann Fisher: I see myself as a discussion moderator, but in the process of deciding what I put on the air, I think you shape opinions that way. You’re editorializing in a sense, that you’re deciding what people are going to talk about and who they’re going to talk about it with.

The former Dispatch metro columnist has lived in Central Ohio - Worthington is home now - for more than 23 years. She’s a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., and a graduate of Michigan State University who came to Columbus originally as a Statehouse correspondent for The Blade of Toledo.

BV: What’s your secret to keeping things civil? AF: If I have a really controversial topic - abortion, let’s just say it - I’ll talk to them beforehand and tell then, “This is what I’m expecting,” and I’ll do my level best to make sure it’s balanced. I come from a world of paragraph counters. I was a political reporter for a long time, and they count paragraphs.

“I’ve always been a person who’s had a million stories to pursue,” says Fisher, a newspaper reporter and editor for almost 30 years before landing her gig in 2009 as host of WOSUFM’s daily morning call-in show. “I have a lot of interests.” In three years as host of All Sides With Ann Fisher, she has talked about it all with Michael from Colum-

Bob Vitale: Do you see yourself as an opinion shaper or a moderator?

BV: Are you one of those people who doesn’t like the tone of our public discourse, or do you feel, “Let’s have at it.”? AF: I can be combative myself, but it’s really about the listener. Publicmedia listeners, at least, don’t like a lot of conflict, per se. Not that they don’t like disagreement and strong discussion, but they want things to be controlled and civil and balanced. Yelling over one another can start to impede that.


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If people know they’re going to get their chance to say their musician. That’s what I like to do. piece then they’ll be respectful. If they feel they’re not going to get an even swipe, that’s when they’ll talk over someone I do a ’60s coffee house with Bill Cohen (a Statehouse reporter for public-radio stations across Ohio). It’s a 2½-hour else. program. It’s folk music from 1960 to 1969. He plays music, BV: Do you ever wish you could do a show on Real House- and he uses audio and video. He’s an incredible collector of wives or something entirely trashy? all things ’60s. AF: I think we did one on American Idol once. I can’t reBV: Are you an early holiday shopper or a last-minute, member why. I do popular culture. It’s got to be a larger Christmas Eve rusher? theme.

love to do it in person to stay in the spirit.

BV: You’ve covered just about every corner of Ohio in your AF: I’m both. I love finding great gifts during the summer journalism career. What makes Columbus and Central Ohio unique?

Cocktail and where to get it: A martini, wherever I can.

AF: Columbus, to me, is something that was created out of nothing. In 1989 when I moved here, there was hardly anywhere to eat. There was not a lot to do. The Short North was here by then, but that was sort of a haven. Look at what we have now: a fantastic city, growing in every direction. That’s fantastic. When I first moved here it felt really like a vanilla city. I didn’t see much dimension to it.

art fairs. And I hope I BV: Let’s talk about your career as a rock-n-roll flutist. Do scored this you still harbor dreams of superstardom? year for all of AF: I was in a rock band in junior high. Some (Jethro) Tull, my nieces. But I also love of course, and (Chicago’s) “Color My World.” There’s one note, I’d always miss it. All the guys in the band would just the thrill of the lastsit there and wait, and I’d miss it. minute find. What I really do is play by ear. I jam. I’m an improvisational One thing is for certain, I appreciate on-line shopping, but

BV: Rapid-fire favorites. Ready? Public event: Columbus Arts Festival Local trend: I really love TEDx Columbus and Pecha Kucha. I really like that trend of just talking about ideas. I think people in this town really do a lot of that. I think it’s super cool.

Local band or musician: Al Smyth and the Free Beer n Chicken Coalition. (Ann’s former Columbus band.) Place for live music: Anywhere I can find it. I’m just excited to be out and around it. Local winter activity: This place sucks when it comes to winter activities! I’m a northern girl. I like snow. Columbus sporting event: Blue Jackets hockey and OSU whenever they’re playing Michigan. Local restaurant and dish: Basi Italia (811 Highland St, Victorian Village) and whatever their special is. And the Wortington Inn (649 High St, Worthington). That’s my hood. They have a great happy hour. Your native state or your adopted state?: When I moved to Ohio, I never in a million years thought I’d stay here. It wasn’t until somebody took me down to Hocking Hills. I thought, “This state is a lot cooler than I thought.” OSU or Michigan? Neither! Michigan State! I’m a Spartan!

Bob Vitale is editor-in-chief of Live Local! Columbus. All Sides With Ann Fisher airs weekdays from 10am to noon on WOSU radio, 89.7 FM.


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Brothers Drake

Candle Lab

Mysterioso Rock Art

This season, give the gift of honey wine, honey! Brothers Drake Meadery is an urban producer of wines made from honey. Sourced from local wildflower honey and sold only in Central Ohio, it’s a delicious modern take on an ancient tradition. It’s also a building block in strengthening our local economy.

With a trusted formula of natural soy wax, cotton paper wicks and pure fragrance oils, locally made Candle Lab candles burn cleanly and evenly for up to 60 hours. You can buy candles right off the shelf or sit down at the Fragrance Bar and blend scents together to create your own custom combinations.

Mysterioso is a design and print shop that specializes in rock-art imagery and hand screen-printed apparel. The company produces vintagey-looking concert posters and sells a line of central Ohio-centric T-shirts (sweatshirts, too, now) that includes “Columbus Rocks America” and “Ohio: My State, Our State.”

Mead 3-pack – $45

Hand-poured candle – $15

Location: 26 E Fifth Ave, Short North Phone: 614.388.8765

Location: 751 N High St, Short North (stores also in Grandview Heights, Worthington and Powell)

Web: brothersdrake.com

Phone: 614.949.1458 Web: thecandlelab.com

Shirts — $25 Web: www.mysterioso-rockart.com


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Clintonville Outfitters Along with all the backpacks and kayaks and other great gear from the folks at Clintonville Outfitters is this handy — and Columbus-based, to boot — little iPad accessory. The Grablet is a sleek, brightly colored combination of iPad case and handle. It lets you hold your device more securely or prop it up for easier use.

The Grablet — $39.99 Location: 2869 N High St, Clintonville Phone: 614.447.8902 Web: clintonvilleoutfitters.com

Rockmill Brewery

Traxler Tees

The water near Rockmill Farm in Fairfield County has a nearly identical mineral content to the area of Belgium that’s famous for ale. Rockmill’s four beers — and a new Cask-Aged Tripel, aged in whiskey barrels — are available at local restaurants and pubs. You can buy them at stores such as Weilands Gourmet Market (Clintonville) and Europia (Short North).

They cover Ohio’s two big pastimes — politics and sports — and some designs that are just plain cool. Traxler Tees sources 100 percent of its apparel and supplies from Ohio-based businesses, and each shirt is designed and printed by hand in Columbus. Shirts are ring-spun cotton or poly-cotton blends and are fashion fit for the best comfort.

Four Brew Gift Box — $58 Four brews & a bottle of Cask-Aged Tripel — $80

Shirts — $18

Location: 5705 Lithopolis Rd NW, Lancaster Phone: 740.654.0112 Web: rockmillbrewery.com

Location: 4608 Indianola Ave Suite E, Clintonville Phone: 614.593.1270 Web: traxlertees.com


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Face Forward

State of Devotion

Watershed Distillery

If you’ve never worn make-up - or if friends claim you wear too much - this hands-on workshop with Jamie Seabolt is a must. The three-hour session is a unique gift for friends (or yourself!), and it also makes a great girls’ night out. Just for Live Local! Columbus readers, Face Foward is offering 70 percent off.

It’s Ohio-inspired clothing and accessories for the truly devoted. Wear these shirts with pride: They’re made in America and printed in Ohio. If you order online, use the coupon code LIVELOCAL to save 10 percent and get free shipping for orders over $50. Also available at Celebrate Local (Easton) and Simply Vague (Tuttle).

Earlier this year, Foodista, an online community for food lovers, called Watershed’s Four Peel Gin “a serious contender for the best gin in America.” It has the juniper note that you normally associate with gin, but Watershed also infuses a proprietary blend of seven other carefully selected botanicals that makes it unique.

Makeup and Skin-Care Workshop — $62 Location: 7227 N High St, Suite 108, Worthington Phone: 614.594.8687 Web: www.jamieseabolt.com

Ohio and Columbus T-shirts — $25 - $32 Web: www.stateofdevotion.com

Watershed Four Peel Gin — $27.95 Location: 1145 Chesapeake Ave, Grandview Phone: 614.357.1936 Web: www.watersheddistillery.com


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Flimsee

Torso

OYO

Flimsee is the latest in lawn games, the brainchild of Columbus resident John Mally. It’s a little bit bocce, a little bit hacky sack and a whole lot Frisbee. Here’s how it works: Players throw Frisbees between poles for points. If they hit a pole, a cup is launched upward; defenders must catch it to prevent opponents from scoring.

Where style and function meet, Torso is your one-stop shop in the Short North for the hottest fashions, novelty items, holiday gifts and high-end underwear. Carrying brands like Diesel, Andrew Christian and countless others, Torso has sizes and styles for everyone.

Michelone Reserve Bourbon is a heavily wheated bourbon like no other, reflecting the heritage of Kentucky and Ohio. OYO’s Unfiltered Unaged Rye Whiskey is perfect for sipping on the rocks or aging at home. It also comes with a charred barrel, two snifters and instructions on completing your own unique whiskey.

Flimsee Classic Set — $39.95 Web: flimsee.com

Diesel Poker Chips Andre Brief Red - $25 Location: 772 N High St #100, Short North Phone: 614.421.7663 Web: torsoonline.com

Michelone Reserve Bourbon — $45 Unfiltered Unaged Rye Whiskey — $31.50 Location: 1230 Courtland Ave, Short North Phone: 614.299.2460 Web: www.middlewestspirits.com


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Free Apparel What is a brand anyway? Whatever it is, it’s what Free is not. Free is a movement intent on letting you be, well, Free. Free makes quality graphic tees right here in good ol’ C-bus. Show your Ohio pride with assorted Buckeye-themed garments in all shapes and sizes. Don’t be a brand, be Free.

Buckeye City Tee – $25 Phone: 740.703.4871 Web: www.b3freeapparel.com

Griffen Hollow Studio Alex Traxler uses reclaimed wood and acrylic to create unique products, including furniture, pins and pendants. His Ohiothemed key chains use the state’s native woods such as oak, maple, cherry and walnut. They’re available online through Etsy.

Ohio Key Chains — $12

Reed Arts Charley Harper (August 4, 1922-June 10, 2007) was a Cincinnati-based American Modernist artist, best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations. Reed Arts has some of the only Harper merchandise in the area, as well as exclusive merchandise.

Charley Harper Prints & Merchandise — $5 - $150

Web: griffenhollowstudio.com Location: 909 W Fifth Ave, Grandview Phones: 614.291.0253 Web: www.reedarts.com


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Vinyl Frontier

SBB Gift Card Deals

Downtown’s newest shop features vintage albums, gifts, live music, works by local artists and more. Among its items are neckties made of a textile that’s 50 percent polyester thread and 50 percent cassette tape. And you can find instructions online for rigging up an old Walkman to listen to it.

Living Local is about about growing, and so is the SBB. Visit the SBBeanstore to check out our new deals daily, where we provide to our community incredible opportunities to save at your favorite local businesses. Each time a unique SBB certificate is purchased from our site, it saves you money, supports the SBB's programming and keeps money in our local economy. SBB is about helping you and helping your local businesses grow. So, live local. Shop local. Shop SBB.

Sonic Fabric necktie — $90 Location: 51 E Gay St, Downtown Phone: 614.280.1808 Web: jointherevolutions.com

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Shop Local, Save Local! Order your free community card at www.TheSBB.com and tell your friends all about it. The card gets you great deals and discounts from SBB member businesses throughout Central Ohio. You can visit our website to find up-to-date information about participating businesses. Grow Columbus and grow your wallet with your new SBB Community Card!! STAY CONNECTED: Follow us at, www.twitter.com/theSBB www.facebook.com/thesbb All Columbus/ Online #1 Plumbing Repair (15% off all services - parts not included) Alison Rose (25% off online purchases - use coupon code: SBB) Benco Presents (Special SBB deals on select BenCo shows TBA) Buckeye Brittle (Buy 3 bags or more and save $1) Canvas Impressions (buy one print, get 20% a second of equal or lesser value) Celebrate Local (Get a $5 gift card to the Candle Lab when you spend $20 or more!) Chile Verde Café (buy one dinner entree get 2nd half off after 8pm M-Th or after 9pm F-Sa) Clear-It-Out Hauling & Removal ($20 off per load) Columbus Crew (10% off all merchandise - not valid on game day) Columbus Food Adventures (Receive a $10 gift card to CFA when you buy a tour!) Columbus Furniture Revival (15% off) Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus (Tickets for $20!) Dirty Girl Cleaners (First hour of cleaning free, for 1st time customers. 10% off any cleaning service.)

Doc Thompson Plumbing Co. (10% Labor discount with your SBB Community Card!) Ecohouse ($50 off consultation services) Etsy Team Columbus (see team website for a list of participating members’ online shops & deals) Excite Unlimited Motorsports (10% off all parts, labor & services) Flimsee (15% off all orders on flimsee.com - tax & shipping not included; use coupon code: SBB) Fone Home Entertainment (10% off wedding DJ services) Freshbox Catering (buy 10 boxes get 2 FREE - limit 6 free per total order) GotBins (Free t-shirt and $25 off the total bill) Gridstorm (15% off all services - excluding parts) Hastie Law (Free consultation, ask for Alex!!) Hocking Hills Canopy Tours (Free 4 x 6 souvenir photo with any full price canopy tour purchase) Jill Fergus Real Estate ($500 cash back for a buyer, 5 1/2% listing cost instead of 6%) Kittie’s Cakes (10% off!) Lerner & Shea, LLC (25% off legal services) Lotus Electrix ($35 off any service!) Make Believe Monsters (33% off online orders - use coupon code: SBB) Mysterioso Rock Art (Buy two tees, get one free! Use code SBB) Nikworks (10% off a purchase of $200 or more) Ohio Roller Girls ($12 fixed ticket price for SBB cardholders - online orders use coupon code: SBB) Organ Grinder Productions (Free $1 download from Organ Grinder Productions’s local music label after attending any show) Pifer Planning (free lunch entree at select SBB member restaurants - call for details) Powder Puff Pinups Boudoir Photography (10% off of all packages) Rider’s Fun House (Free kit-

tens) Signature Wines (10% off & a free canister of wine preserver when you buy one case of wine or more) SingleParentLink.com (10% off all advertising) State of Devotion (25% off online purchases - use coupon code: SBB Tastefully Dirty (10% off any online order at tastefullydirty.com using the promo code ‘SBB’ at checkout) Tarik Yousef Fine Furniture (10% off any furniture order and free design meeting) Telhio Credit Union (Free box of checks when a checking account is opened ($25 value)) Thought Co. (10% off - for online orders, use coupon code: SBB) Tracey Gardner Method (Buy a 10 pack of classes, get 11th class free) Traxler Tees (5% off wholesale!) Twin City Diaper Company (10% off all online orders use coupon code: SBB) Victor Crumbley Repairs (10% service call fee or total labor, please use code ‘SBB10’ to the tech when scheduling your appointment) Video Game & Music Exchange (15% off all used games, CDs, DVDs, & equipment) Wayward Seed Farms ($50 off two person CSA for new members, vegetable only not valid on previously placed orders) Yellow Rose Cloggers ($20 off a 7-week beginner clogging session; regularly $85) Zapico Foods (Save $1.50 when you purchase 2 bottles or more online or at a farmers market)

Bexley Children’s Art Studio (Buy 5 sessions get 1 FREE!) Costume Specialties (20% off all costume purchases or rentals) Massagology (15% off any treatment)

Clintonville Artisan Dance Studio (Try one week free! Any class,

any day) Aspire Women’s Weight Loss & Fitness (33% off for the first 6 months of membership) Baer Wheels (free tube or tire lever & patch kit set with any service purchase of $25 or more - $5.99 value) The Boomerang Room (10% off) Capital City Scooters (5% off all scooters; 10% off all apparel & gear) Clintonville Community Market (Free coffee or tea, when you spend $20 or more) Clintonville Outfitters (5% off everything else - excluding kayaks) Colonial Candy Shoppe (spend $25 and get a free featured item!) Columbus Handyman ($50 off any product or service of $250 or more) Columbus Sports Connection (1-year membership at CSC: $35/per month with no initiation fee) Crimson Cup (10% off a purchase of $5 or more - menu items only) Crosby’s Drugs (Show your SBB card and receive a free pill case or hand sanitizer) Dreadful Sounds (15% off) EcoFlora (Free delivery on metro Columbus orders!) Elizabeth’s Records (10% off all new & used vinyl) Embassy Boardshop (10% off any apparel purchase of $50 or more) Eurowerks Garage (Free diagnostics test and $70 shop rate) Firefly Play Cafe (Free juicebox, coffee, or snack with $5 admission, 5% off party rentals) Global Gallery (10% off all clothing and apparel) HO-I Kung Fu & Tai-Chi ($25 off uniforms and gear when you join) Hot Head Salon ($2 off any haircut) Hounddogs Pizza (20% off all food before 4:00 p.m., dine-in only M-F) Imperial Cleaners (Get a $10 gift certificate to Traxler Tees/Make Believe Monsters with a purchase of over $50 or more in cry cleaning.)

Industry’s Best Landscape Services (10% off landscape lighting) Jekyll & Hyde Hair Salon (Free shampoo & style with cut or free travel sizes shampoo/conditioner.) KEMBA Financial Credit Union (Move your money!) Lávash Café (10% off) Lost Weekend Records (10% off all used LP’s & CD’s) Lottie Da ($5 off any purchase of $25 or more) mix:HOME ($10 gift card with every $100 purchase) Mozart’s Bakery (Buy one get second breakfast, lunch, or dinner half off!) Pattycake Bakery (Bring in a mug.....get a free coffee!) Pennington Custom Art Service (10% off) Pita Hut -N- Grille ($1 off any combo; buy 2 sandwiches get 1 free) Professional Hearing Care Services (10% off all products - including hearing aids, assistive listening devices, musician’s monitors, earplugs & batteries) Ravari Room (12” one-topping pizza & pitcher of domestic beer for $8.99) Simple Sweets Bakeshop (buy 2 cupcakes get 1 FREE) Synergy Chiropractic Wellness Clinic (Free initial exam, $5 off regular visits) The Village Jewel (Make a purchase of $100 or more, get 25% off any gold or silver chains) Traxler Tees (20% in-store purchases with your awesomely cool SBB Community Card) Vienna Ice Cafe (Pints $5!) Village Auto Care (10% off all services) Virtue Salon ($25 off color for first time clients and free eyebrow arch with any service for returning clients) Weilands Gourmet Market (10% discount on $100 minimum purchase (excludes alcohol, milk, and gift cards) Whole World Natural Restaurant (Buy any two sandwiches and get a free cup of our legendary healthy soup!) Wholly Craft (15% off any crafty class or workshop)

Crafty Columbus Amy D (10% off online purchases - use coupon code: SBB) Beaniestalk (20% off upcycled accessories) Etsy Team Columbus (see team website for a list of participating members’ online shops & deals) K & L Designs Custom Children’s Apparel (Coming soon...) Red Giraffe Designs (10% off, use code ‘SBB’ at checkout) Little Critters (15% off entire purchase and free local shipping use coupon code SBBCRITTERS) Print Julep (10% off Wedding and Stationery print orders) Stinky Bomb Soap (15% off online purchases - use coupon code: SBB) Tarik Yousef Fine Furniture (10% off any furniture order and free design meeting) That Guy’s Art (10% off all ties, photographs & paintings - both at events & online orders)

Downtown 39 Below (10% off) B1 Bicycles (15% off of Knog, Bern, Seagull & Chrome items) Barrio Tapas (10% off any purchase - excluding alcohol) Beyond Limits Training Gym 24 Hour Fitness (First month free and no maintenance fees - 25% off first training package) Cafe Brioso (buy a pound of beans or more and get a free 12 oz drip coffee) Columbus Museum of Art (2 for 1 admission with your SBB Community Card) Columbus Museum of Art Museum Store (10% off everything - excludes all other offers) Custom Chef (Buy one Custom Salad or Sandwich get one 1/2 off) DeepWood (purchase a dinner entrée and get a gift certificate for a free lunch sandwich - dine in only)

Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace ($1 off any CFL Namesake Dogs) Due Amici (10% off any purchase - excluding alcohol) El Arepazo (Buy any entree for $9.00+ and get a free 16oz. fountain drink) Graham Office Supply (5% off and free delivery with online orders over $75, use coupon code SBB5) J. Gumbo’s (buy any entrée and get a free drink) The Jury Room ( “All Hours Happy Hour” - $4 Truffle Fries, Fried Zucchini, of Fried Gnocchi ) Discount Dumpster Rental ($20 off a 3 day dumpster rental) Lerner & Shea (Legal Services)(25% off legal services) Market 65 (From 5:00-7:00 PM, bring in two friends and get 50% off your salad or wrap) OSU Urban Arts Space (10% off a BPA-free aluminum water bottle (regularly $10) & one free “design-yourown” button) ProMusica (buy one ticket, get one ticket free for any 2011-2012 season performance - excludes Spring Soiree and New Year’s Eve concert, limit 4 tickets per cardholder per performance) Seagull Bags (10% off custom order bags) SegAway Tours Of Columbus ($10 off M-Th, $5 off F-Su) Telhio Credit Union (Free box of checks when a checking account is opened ($25 value)) Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails (10% off food after 8pm) Vinyl Frontier (Spend $20 and get a $5 gift card for your next visit)

Downtown (cont) Wall St. Night Club (No cover charge Thursday or Friday nights.) Yun Fitness Bootcamps ($20 for first month & 10% off all services) Zettler Hardware (10% off any purchase)

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Shop Local, Save Local! Order your free community card at www.TheSBB.com and tell your friends all about it. The card gets you great deals and discounts from SBB member businesses throughout Central Ohio. You can visit our website to find up-to-date information about participating businesses. Grow Columbus and grow your wallet with your new SBB Community Card!! STAY CONNECTED: Follow us at, www.twitter.com/theSBB www.facebook.com/thesbb All Columbus/ Online #1 Plumbing Repair (15% off all services - parts not included) Alison Rose (25% off online purchases - use coupon code: SBB) Benco Presents (Special SBB deals on select BenCo shows TBA) Buckeye Brittle (Buy 3 bags or more and save $1) Canvas Impressions (buy one print, get 20% a second of equal or lesser value) Celebrate Local (Get a $5 gift card to the Candle Lab when you spend $20 or more!) Chile Verde Café (buy one dinner entree get 2nd half off after 8pm M-Th or after 9pm F-Sa) Clear-It-Out Hauling & Removal ($20 off per load) Columbus Crew (10% off all merchandise - not valid on game day) Columbus Food Adventures (Receive a $10 gift card to CFA when you buy a tour!) Columbus Furniture Revival

(15% off) Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus (Tickets for $20!) Dirty Girl Cleaners (First hour of cleaning free, for 1st time customers. 10% off any cleaning service.) Doc Thompson Plumbing Co. (10% Labor discount with your SBB Community Card!) Ecohouse ($50 off consultation services) Etsy Team Columbus (see team website for a list of participating members’ online shops & deals) Excite Unlimited Motorsports (10% off all parts, labor & services) Flimsee (15% off all orders on flimsee.com - tax & shipping not included; use coupon code: SBB) Fone Home Entertainment (10% off wedding DJ services) Freshbox Catering (buy 10 boxes get 2 FREE - limit 6 free per total order) GotBins (Free t-shirt and $25 off the total bill) Gridstorm (15% off all services - excluding parts) Hastie Law (Free consultation, ask for Alex!!) Hocking Hills Canopy Tours (Free 4 x 6 souvenir photo with any full price canopy tour purchase) Jill Fergus Real Estate ($500 cash back for a buyer, 5 1/2% listing cost instead of 6%) Kittie’s Cakes (10% off!) Lerner & Shea, LLC (25% off legal services) Lotus Electrix ($35 off any service!) Make Believe Monsters (33% off online orders - use coupon code: SBB) Mysterioso Rock Art (Buy two tees, get one free! Use code SBB) Nikworks (10% off a purchase of $200 or more) Ohio Roller Girls ($12 fixed ticket price for SBB cardholders - online orders use coupon code: SBB) Organ Grinder Productions (Free $1 download from

Organ Grinder Productions’s local music label after attending any show) Pifer Planning (free lunch entree at select SBB member restaurants - call for details) Powder Puff Pinups Boudoir Photography (10% off of all packages) Rider’s Fun House (Free kittens) Signature Wines (10% off & a free canister of wine preserver when you buy one case of wine or more) SingleParentLink.com (10% off all advertising) State of Devotion (25% off online purchases - use coupon code: SBB Tastefully Dirty (10% off any online order at tastefullydirty.com using the promo code ‘SBB’ at checkout) Tarik Yousef Fine Furniture (10% off any furniture order and free design meeting) Telhio Credit Union (Free box of checks when a checking account is opened ($25 value)) Thought Co. (10% off - for online orders, use coupon code: SBB) Tracey Gardner Method (Buy a 10 pack of classes, get 11th class free) Traxler Tees (5% off wholesale!) Twin City Diaper Company (10% off all online orders use coupon code: SBB) Victor Crumbley Repairs (10% service call fee or total labor, please use code ‘SBB10’ to the tech when scheduling your appointment) Video Game & Music Exchange (15% off all used games, CDs, DVDs, & equipment) Wayward Seed Farms ($50 off two person CSA for new members, vegetable only not valid on previously placed orders) Yellow Rose Cloggers ($20 off a 7-week beginner clogging session; regularly $85) Zapico Foods (Save $1.50 when you purchase 2 bottles or more online or at a farmers market)

Bexley

Children’s Art Studio (Buy 5 sessions get 1 FREE!) Costume Specialties (20% off all costume purchases or rentals) Massagology (15% off any treatment)

Clintonville Artisan Dance Studio (Try one week free! Any class, any day) Aspire Women’s Weight Loss & Fitness (33% off for the first 6 months of membership) Baer Wheels (free tube or tire lever & patch kit set with any service purchase of $25 or more - $5.99 value) The Boomerang Room (10% off) Capital City Scooters (5% off all scooters; 10% off all apparel & gear) Clintonville Community Market (Free coffee or tea, when you spend $20 or more) Clintonville Outfitters (5% off everything else - excluding kayaks) Colonial Candy Shoppe (spend $25 and get a free featured item!) Columbus Handyman ($50 off any product or service of $250 or more) Columbus Sports Connection (1-year membership at CSC: $35/per month with no initiation fee) Crimson Cup (10% off a purchase of $5 or more - menu items only) Crosby’s Drugs (Show your SBB card and receive a free pill case or hand sanitizer) Dreadful Sounds (15% off) EcoFlora (Free delivery on metro Columbus orders!) Elizabeth’s Records (10% off all new & used vinyl) Embassy Boardshop (10% off any apparel purchase of $50 or more) Eurowerks Garage (Free diagnostics test and $70 shop rate) Firefly Play Cafe (Free juicebox, coffee, or snack with $5 admission, 5% off party rentals) Global Gallery (10% off all clothing and apparel) HO-I Kung Fu & Tai-Chi ($25 off uniforms and gear when

you join) Hot Head Salon ($2 off any haircut) Hounddogs Pizza (20% off all food before 4:00 p.m., dine-in only M-F) Imperial Cleaners (Get a $10 gift certificate to Traxler Tees/Make Believe Monsters with a purchase of over $50 or more in cry cleaning.) Industry’s Best Landscape Services (10% off landscape lighting) Jekyll & Hyde Hair Salon (Free shampoo & style with cut or free travel sizes shampoo/conditioner.) KEMBA Financial Credit Union (Move your money!) Lávash Café (10% off) Lost Weekend Records (10% off all used LP’s & CD’s) Lottie Da ($5 off any purchase of $25 or more) mix:HOME ($10 gift card with every $100 purchase) Mozart’s Bakery (Buy one get second breakfast, lunch, or dinner half off!) Pattycake Bakery (Bring in a mug.....get a free coffee!) Pennington Custom Art Service (10% off) Pita Hut -N- Grille ($1 off any combo; buy 2 sandwiches get 1 free) Professional Hearing Care Services (10% off all products - including hearing aids, assistive listening devices, musician’s monitors, earplugs & batteries) Ravari Room (12” one-topping pizza & pitcher of domestic beer for $8.99) Simple Sweets Bakeshop (buy 2 cupcakes get 1 FREE) Synergy Chiropractic Wellness Clinic (Free initial exam, $5 off regular visits) The Village Jewel (Make a purchase of $100 or more, get 25% off any gold or silver chains) Traxler Tees (20% in-store purchases with your awesomely cool SBB Community Card) Vienna Ice Cafe (Pints $5!) Village Auto Care (10% off all services) Virtue Salon ($25 off color for first time clients and free eyebrow arch with any serv-

ice for returning clients) Weilands Gourmet Market (10% discount on $100 minimum purchase (excludes alcohol, milk, and gift cards) Whole World Natural Restaurant (Buy any two sandwiches and get a free cup of our legendary healthy soup!) Wholly Craft (15% off any crafty class or workshop)

Crafty Columbus Amy D (10% off online purchases - use coupon code: SBB) Beaniestalk (20% off upcycled accessories) Etsy Team Columbus (see team website for a list of participating members’ online shops & deals) K & L Designs Custom Children’s Apparel (Coming soon...) Red Giraffe Designs (10% off, use code ‘SBB’ at checkout) Little Critters (15% off entire purchase and free local shipping use coupon code SBBCRITTERS) Print Julep (10% off Wedding and Stationery print orders) Stinky Bomb Soap (15% off online purchases - use coupon code: SBB) Tarik Yousef Fine Furniture (10% off any furniture order and free design meeting) That Guy’s Art (10% off all ties, photographs & paintings - both at events & online orders)

Downtown 39 Below (10% off) B1 Bicycles (15% off of Knog, Bern, Seagull & Chrome items) Barrio Tapas (10% off any purchase - excluding alcohol) Beyond Limits Training Gym 24 Hour Fitness (First month free and no maintenance fees - 25% off first training package) Cafe Brioso (buy a pound of beans or more and get a free 12 oz drip coffee) Columbus Museum of Art (2 for 1 admission with your SBB Community Card)

Columbus Museum of Art Museum Store (10% off everything - excludes all other offers) Custom Chef (Buy one Custom Salad or Sandwich get one 1/2 off) DeepWood (purchase a dinner entrée and get a gift certificate for a free lunch sandwich - dine in only) Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace ($1 off any CFL Namesake Dogs) Due Amici (10% off any purchase - excluding alcohol) El Arepazo (Buy any entree for $9.00+ and get a free 16oz. fountain drink) Graham Office Supply (5% off and free delivery with online orders over $75, use coupon code SBB5) J. Gumbo’s (buy any entrée and get a free drink) The Jury Room ( “All Hours Happy Hour” - $4 Truffle Fries, Fried Zucchini, of Fried Gnocchi ) Discount Dumpster Rental ($20 off a 3 day dumpster rental) Lerner & Shea (Legal Services)(25% off legal services) Market 65 (From 5:00-7:00 PM, bring in two friends and get 50% off your salad or wrap) OSU Urban Arts Space (10% off a BPA-free aluminum water bottle (regularly $10) & one free “design-yourown” button) ProMusica (buy one ticket, get one ticket free for any 2011-2012 season performance - excludes Spring Soiree and New Year’s Eve concert, limit 4 tickets per cardholder per performance) Seagull Bags (10% off custom order bags) SegAway Tours Of Columbus ($10 off M-Th, $5 off F-Su) Telhio Credit Union (Free box of checks when a checking account is opened ($25 value)) Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails (10% off food after 8pm) Vinyl Frontier (Spend $20 and get a $5 gift card for your next visit)


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Yerba Buena Latin Grill (Buy any entree of $9.00 or more and you get a free 16oz. fountain drink)

full service groom) Brandon’s Video Game Exchange (10% off used game & accessories and 10% more in trades) German Village Veterinary Hospital (Free pet treats with visit) The Graphic Touch (10% off any order of $50 or more) Jolie Laide Hair Salon ($20 off all color services $60 and above; $5 off all full-size Eufora and Kevin Murphy hair products) Katzingers Delicatessen (10% off any deli tray (#1-5) up to $200 - excludes delivery & other discounts) Pistacia Vera (10% off a macaroon gift pack) Studio Fovero (15% off any salon or spa service, MonWed 10am-4pm)

Matt the Miller’s Tavern ($5 OFF purchase of $20 or more, does not include tax or gratuity or carryout) Mazah Mediterranean Eatery Downtown (cont) (10% off) Franklinton Wall St. Night Club (No cover Members First Credit Union charge Thursday or Friday Brandon’s Video Game ExFood Carts & Trucks / (Receive a Free Grandview nights.) change (10% off used game Mobile Vendors Gift Pack when you open a Yun Fitness Bootcamps ($20 The Burrito Bus & accessories and 10% new account) for first month & 10% off all Crepes A La Carte (Buy any more in trades) My Own Room (5% off all services) savory crepe and get a free The Florentine (spend $50 nursery & children’s furniZettler Hardware (10% off and get a $10 gift card) cinnamon dessert crepe) ture items) any purchase) Phillip’s Original Coney IsEarth’s Crust Pizza & the Open Door Studios ($5 off Tland (10% off all food & Krazy Monkey Juicebar ($1 Shirts) drink) Dublin off any purchase of $6 or Open Sky Day Spa (10% off Audacious Boutique (Free more) all services & products) pair of sunglasses with pur- Families Mobile Kitchen (free Gahanna Rife’s Market (Free slice of chase) Value Menu item with any pie when you spend $25 or Bicycle One (Free flat fix or Bella Moda (15% off all purchase of $6 or more) more.) 15% off apparel, parts & achaircare products) Flavor Bus (buy 4 tacos, get cessories!) Studio Posh (FREE deep conBiddies Coach House ($1 off one free) ditioning treatment with hair Burn - cycle, yoga, sweat lunch menu) Hot Pita (free bag of pita cut. Please mention sbb card (Ask for details!) Blankets and Booties (10% chips w/ any sandwich order; Casabella Accent & Design when making appointment to off) buy 3 sandwiches get a free (15% off Accessories 10% allow additional booking Bridge St. Pizza ($8 Lg. container of hummus) time) off Furniture) Grandview Pizza) Junior’s tacos (Save $1 for Super Game Team (10% off Creekside Conference & Accent On Nature (20% off Dublin Village Tavern (50% every $10 spent) Event Center (10% off Room one item per visit - excluding all merchandise; $2 off conoff dessert M-W) Late Night Slice (Free drink Rental Monday- Thursday) trollers; buy 3 DVDs get 1 consignment) Generation Green (Free gift with purchase of 2 pizza FREE M-Th) Delicious By Design (10% off Bello Giardino Landscaping with any purchase) slices or more) all food) (10% off construction, plan Thread (5% off when you Ha’penny Bridge Imports Of Leslie’s Creperie ($1 off any Gahanna Vision Center (20% installs, weeding & pruning) show your card!) Ireland (17% off) crepe) off eyewear, free eyewear The Candle Lab (Spend $20 Trader Tots ($5 off any purHilyard Photography (50% Liberty Square Deli and Fam- adjustments and cleaning, chase of $25 or more) or more and get a $5 gift off photo session) ily Concessions Trattoria Roma ($5 off lunch free LASIK consultation) card) Java Jan (20% off any size Mojo Tago ( $1 off the pur& carryout orders) J. Gumbo’s (buy any entrée Clay Café (10% off) regular coffee by the cup) chase of any quesadilla) Watershed Distillery ($5 off and get a free drink) The Defining Edge (10% off Jewelers of Dublin (25% off Munch Box (free bottle of a distillery tour & t-shirt Los Jalapenos (20% off all custom framing & photo all inventory & repairs - ex- water with any purchase of package) food before 4pm, 10% off all restoration) cluding watches) $10 or more) food after 4pm) EquiVita (A free pass to any WattWorks (10% Off all in Mary Kelleys ($5 off $25, $10 OH! Burger (Free bag of store merchandise) Mezzo Italian Kitchen And group exercise class. Limoff $50 purchase, excluding homemade sweet potato Yoga-Well-Being ($5 for first Wine (15% off all food - ex- ited to one per month.) alcohol, dine-in only) chips when you buy 2 burgclass) cluding alcohol) Fresco Furnishings ($5 off Matt the Miller’s Tavern ($5 ers!) Yogi Perogi ($1 off soup, Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness any purchase of $25 or OFF purchase of $20 or Pitabilities (free drink or salad, or frozen 3 packs!) (Half price intros ($10) plus more) more, does not include tax fries with any Pita purchase) $10 off monthly memberGina’s Salon ($5 off haircuts Z Cucina (free dessert with or gratuity or carryout) 3 Babes and a Baker (Buy 2 ships) the purchase of any 2 enon Wednesdays; 10% off MJs Candy Bar (10% off all cupcakes get 1 free) Ohio Herb Education Center haircuts for new clients any- trees M-Th - limit 2 per retail) Rad Dog (Free gourmet top- (10% off) table) time) Our Cupcakery (10% off a pings up to a $1.00 value) Zoot Scoots (free helmet Sandbox Gahanna (15% off Goodale Pro Hardware ($2 dozen yummy cupcakes) Short North Bagel Deli ($1 with the purchase of any space for first 3 months) off a gallon of Majestic Premier At Sawmill Athletic off any sandwich!) Skye Closings ($1.50 noscooter) paint) Club ($0 Enrollment and Tatoheads (free spuds with taries - travel costs may Grandview Grind (10% off) 40% off annual dues) purchase of any sandwich) apply) Grandview Chiropractic Cen- Grove City Schade Photography (50% The Cheesy Truck (free bev- Telhio Credit Union (Free box ter (50% off initial exam & Brandon’s Game Depot (10% off a sitting fee) erage with the purchase of of checks when a checking x-rays; 20% off all physical off used game & accessories Tarik Yousef Fine Furniture any sandwich) account is opened ($25 therapy) and 10% more in trades) (10% off any furniture order Veggielicious ($1 off if you value)) Julia Larson Massage ($10 KEMBA Financial Credit and free design meeting) bring your own to-go conTrek Bicycle Store of Colum- off a 30 min. massage or $15 Union (Move your money TehKu Tea Company (Free tainer) bus (10% off all parts, garoff a full hour) local!) tea of the day with purchase Yankee Cajun (Buy 2 Po Boys ments & accessories) The Laura Gregory Salon ($5 Los Jalapenos (20% off all of $5+) get one free or buy one and off any salon or spa service) food before 4pm, 10% off all Trek Bicycle Store of Colum- get a free side) Luck Bros’ Coffee House German Village food after 4pm) bus (10% off all parts, garYellow Boy’s Polish Boy’s (10% discount on the Power Shack Fitness Center ments & accessories) (free pastry or $1.00 off of a All About the Dogs ($2.00 off (3 month membership for any self wash, $3.00 off any “Square Root” register Z Bearla’s (10% off) sandwich) stand) $99 or $29.99 per month, Celebrate Local (Get a $5 gift card to the Candle Lab when you spend $20 or more!

EFT req.) Telhio Credit Union (Free box of checks when a checking account is opened ($25 value))

Hilliard Brandon’s Video Game Exchange (10% off used game & accessories and 10% more in trades) KEMBA Financial Credit Union (Move your money!) Kitamu Coffee (Buy any Specialty Coffee drink and get a second for 1/2 off) Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness (Half price intros ($10) plus $10 off monthly memberships) Powell Prints (10% off any custom embroidery order) Power Shack Fitness Center (3 month membership for $99 or $29.99 per month, EFT req.) Telhio Credit Union (Free box of checks when a checking account is opened ($25 value)) Westpointe Video Games (10% off used game & accessories and 10% more in trades) Yellow Rose Cloggers ($20 off a 7-week beginner clogging session; regularly $85) Yun Fitness Bootcamps ($20 for first month & 10% off all services)

bags - purchase at the business office) North Market Spices (10% off T-Th) Taste Of Belgium (Free toppings on a waffle or $10 for a 4-pack of waffles to go)

Northland The Banquet Hall at Holy Resurrection (10% off any event booked and held at the banquet hall!) Telhio Credit Union (Free box of checks when a checking account is opened ($25 value))

Olde Towne East CORE Fitness Studios (1st month membership & initial 2 training sessions free; 10% off first training package; 10% off all supplements)

OSU Campus

Buckeye Books (free notebook with $50 textbook purchase) Commonwealth Sandwich Bar (Free order of fresh cut fries with the purchase of any sandwich!!! Not on Wednesdays, other discounts/gift cards) Evolved Body Art (20% off piercings, jewelery & aftercare; 10% off tattoos-not valid with other offers) Gateway Film Center ($6.50 New Albany admission price - limit 2 Tracey Gardner Method (Buy tickets per cardholder, $3 a 10 pack of classes, get upcharge for 3D, not valid 11th class free) for special engagements) Yellow Rose Cloggers ($20 Hang Over Easy (10% off off a 7-week beginner clog- after 3:30pm M-F, excluding ging session; regularly $85) alcohol) Hounddogs Pizza (20% off North Market all food before 4:00 p.m., A Touch Of Earth (Compledine-in only M-F) mentary cup of our daily Hudson Street Hooligans Pub brew with the purchase of 1 (50% off a social memberpound or more of our locally ship) roasted coffee beans!) Indianola Child Center ($5.00 The Barrel And Bottle (10% off initial registration fee or off growler fills (64 oz jug of those already enrolled: $5.00 draft beer)) off one quarter’s activity Bubbles Tea & Juice Comfee.) pany (10% off on all smooth- Kafe Kerouac (all you can ies!) drink house coffee for $2) Clever Crow Pizza (10% off KOBO (free bar snacks and slices or whole pizza orders) free admission to special North Market ($1.50 off events TBA) reusable yellow collectors continued


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Laundry U ($5 off your first order) Late Night Slice (Free drink with purchase of 2 pizza slices or more) Martini Shot Bistro @ Gateway Film Center (buy one small personal pizza, get one free) The Mug & Brush ($10 off a straight razor shave with the purchase of a basic haircut; $3 off a basic haircut for first time clients; bring a friend & get $10 off the total price of two haircuts) Nina Baked ($1 off the purchase of a refillable jar of cookies) Organ Grinder Productions (Free $1 download from Organ Grinder Productions’s local music label after attending any show) Pursuit (Buy a suit, get a tie for free!) Ravari Room (12” one-topping pizza & pitcher of domestic beer for $8.99) Rendezvous Hair Salon (20% off any service for new clients; 10% off for repeat clientss) Scarlet and Grey Cafe (10% off food) Studio Posh (FREE deep conditioning treatment with hair cut. Please mention SBB card when making appointment to allow additional booking time) UBX Book Exchange (free notebook with $50 textbook purchase) Used Kids Records (10% off all used CDs, DVDs, tapes & vinyl) Wexner Center Book Store (5% off everything)

Pickerington Bicycle One (Free flat fix or 15% off apparel, parts & accessories!) Power Shack Fitness Center (3 month membership for $99 or $29.99 per month, EFT req.) Brandon’s Game Depot (10% off used game & accessories and 10% more in trades)

Polaris Petit Green (free gift with purchase of $50 or more; 10% off a purchase of $100 or more - excluding all gear and furniture items)

Powell B/Rose beauty Bar (First rehab treatment free & every 6th treat-

ment free thereafter) The Candle Lab (Spend $20 or more and get a $5 gift card) Cute As A Button (free ribbon key chain with purchase of $15 or more) Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (Jeni’s will donate 50 cents toward the new Local Matters community garden every time you show your SBB Card!) Local Roots (Buy 2 entrees and receive a free appetizer!) The Market at Serendip (Free gift with purchase of $25 or more) The Powell Village Winery (Buy one “signature” wine flight paddle and get the 2nd ofr $5.00 off) Shyne (15% off purchase - not valid with other offers)

Reynoldsburg KEMBA Financial Credit Union (Move your money!) Los Jalapenos (20% off all food before 4pm, 10% off all food after 4pm) Neil House Brewery (10% off all home brewing supplies) Fort Rapids Indoor Water Park (10% off water-park passes, rooms, food, and gift shop! Not valid with other offers or New Years Eve) Telhio Credit Union (Free box of checks when a checking account is opened ($25 value)) TJRIDE (10% off your total purchase)

Short North Babybird Children’s Fashions ($10 gift card with purchase of $40 or more) Basi Italia (10% off all food items M-Th. Not in combination with other discounts.) Betty’s (spend $25 get a $5 gc to Jury Room) Bink Davies (10% off) Black Olive (15% off any purchase - excluding alcohol) Bloomsbury Loft ($10 off any purchase of $50 or more; 20% off all classes) Bodega (10% off all food M-Th before 4pm - excluding alcohol & other discounts) Brigade (10% off) Brother’s Drake Meadery ($2 off any tasting flight. Free Brother’s Drake glass with the purchase of mead by the glass. 10% off a case purchase.) Clever Crow Pizza (10% off a whole pizza, 5% off a half order)

Columbus Eyeworks (20% off all frames) Cookie Cravings Bakery (Buy 3 cookies, get a free coffee!) Da Levee (bring a friend for their first visit and get half off your entire meal) Dames Bond Marketplace (Free gift with purchase) Elite Celebrations By Davin (discounts offered for SBB cardholders, inquire for details) Fitness Resources (clients have 24/7 fitness center access, no membership fees and no long term contract) FRiNGE Outfitters (Spend $50 get a free FRiNGE T-shirt!!) Global Gallery (10% off all clothing and apparel) Grid Furnishings (Coming Soon...) Haiku Poetic Food & Art (10% off M-Sa before 4pm - excluding alchohol) Homage Clothing (15% off instore purchases) Impero Coffee Roasters (Free drink upsize with any food purchase; $1.00 off a pound of coffee) Katalina’s Cafe Corner (10% off any purchase) Knead Urban Diner (10% off all food - excluding alcohol & other offers) Ladybird (10% off all women’s clothing and accessories) Late Night Slice (Free drink with purchase of 2 pizza slices or more) Lemongrass Fusion (15% off dine-in food M-Th 3pm-close excluding alcohol) Magnolia Thunderpussy (10% off all new & used CDs, vinyl, gifts and apparel - excluding all sale items) Marcia Evans Gallery (10% off) Middle West Spirits (20% off all non alcohol retail and tours) milk bar (15% off) Mukha Custom Cosmetics & Medi-Spa (15% off all services!) Old Son Studios (20% off normal rates and free project consultation!) Old World New Home (10% off any purchase of $10 or more) Oxygen Health & Fitness ($10 off monthly membership) Paradise Garage Bicycles (10% off bike parts, accessories and clothing) Phia Salon (10% off all services Mon-Fri before 4pm) Piece Of Cake (FREE cookie with any sandwich purchase)

PM Gallery (Buy 5 Paul Volker postcards, get 1 free!) Posh Pets (10% off - excluding food) Revolution Cycles (15% off bike parts, accessories and tune-up packages) Rigsby’s Kitchen (50% off bar menu during happy hour and 10pm-1am) Rivet (Free pinback button OR Japanses eraser with $10 purchase or more!) Rose Bredl Flowers (15% off) Royal Factory (25% off) Sherrie Gallerie (10% off all jewelry) Short North Fitness (20% off your first month, or 10% a year when paid in full! (not valid January or February) Sole Classics (10% off) Spinelli’s Deli (free coffee with the purchase of any breakfast sandwich or platter) Substance For Fashion Conscious People (10% off) Surly Girl ($2 off pepperoni pizza or tomato & cheese pizza) Tasi (10% off total bill - excluding alcohol) Tigertree (Ask for details!) Thank Yoga (First beginners class free or $25 off a ten class package) Trident Design (10% off all invention services for SBB members) Waldo’s On High (10% off all services T-F before 5:00 p.m., 20% off all products anytime; 20% off all services anytime for new clients) What The Rock?! (15% off any purchase of $30 or more - excluding sale and consignment items) Yoga On High (10% off all bookstore & boutique items; buy one class pass and get the 2nd 10% off) Z Pizza ($1 off lunch special; free delivery; $3.00 off any L or XL pizza on M-Th)

Upper Arlington Backroom Coffee Roasters (10% off a bag of beans - available at any Trek Bicycle Store in Columbus) CORE Fitness Studios (1st month membership & initial 2 training sessions free; 10% off first training package; 10% off all supplements) Greentree Dental Group (free whitening for life and free Soni-

care Toothbrush with new patient appointment that includes cleaning, exam and x-rays, Call for details. Limit 2 free offers per household. Offer valid for new patients only.) Nurtur the Salon (complimentary deep conditioning treatment w/ any haircut service)) Trek Bicycle Store of Columbus (10% off all parts, garments & accessories) Ursus (free gift with any purchase)

Westerville A Gal Named Cinda Lou (10% off total sale) De Ja Vu: Ladies Fine Consignment (10% off any purchase) Gallery 202 (come for a visit, get a free gift) Intercontinental Restaurant ($5 for chicken and Jolloff rice dish, delicious!) KEMBA Financial Credit Union (Move your money!) Massagebee, Sports & Wellness Therapy ($10 off a 1hr massage!) Meza Wine Shop (Spend $40 and get a free wedge of cheese, receive 20% off Friday night Wine Tasting) Morgan’s Treasure (Come for a visit and receive a free watch battery!) Power Shack Fitness Center (3 month membership for $99 or $29.99 per month, EFT req.) Trek Bicycle Store of Columbus (10% off all parts, garments & accessories) Thrill Vulture Tattooing (15% off)

Whitehall Don’s Car Care ($18 oil change and 15% off services - PARTS & LABOR) KEMBA Financial Credit Union (Move your money!)

Worthington The Candle Lab (Spend $20 or more and get a $5 gift card) Computer Lab ($5 off any service. Cannot be combined with other discounts) Cut Color Style ($10 off first time clients or Free Eyebrow Arch with purchase of any hair service) Elli Nail Spa (Receive 10% off your first visit) FaceForward (Free mini facial with $40 purchase)

Flowers On High (15% off all local orders) The Hills Market (5% off any purchase of $25 or more; 10% off any purchase of $50 or more - excluding alcohol & tobacco products) Home Source Interiors (5% off) House Wine (15% off Enomatic Card for their wine vending machine) Igloo Letterpress (10% off purchases; buy 1 class get 2nd 50% off) lilylimes (10% off purchase of $50 or more) Little Tree Studios (30% off sitting fee) Monkworks (Free Leanin’ Tree greeting card with $15 purchase) Print Julep (10% off Wedding and Stationery print orders // Spend $750 on Wedding Stationery, get 25 matching Thank You cards) regiMEN (Free travel gift with $40 mens purchase) Relaxation Station ($15 OFF first visit!) Studio Posh (FREE deep conditioning treatment with hair cut thru 2011. Please mention sbb card when making appointment to allow additional booking time) Sweet Pea’s Pet Boutique (10% off) Telhio Credit Union (Free box of checks when a checking account is opened ($25 value)) Urban Coffee (10% off) Video Game & Music Exchange (15% off all used games, CDs, DVDs, & equipment) The Worthington Inn (10% off all food - excluding alcohol & holidays, valid for parties of six or less, and not available with any other discounts or promotions) Worthington Gardens (Free online estimate and seed packet) Worthington Jewelers (25% off jewelry repair, 50% off watch batteries, 10% bonus on gold buying)

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