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Curb Serving

Ohio has long been regarded as one of the fertile crescents when it comes to the hamburg. Dotted all across the state are stories of diners, drive-ins, and dives in small towns that started as…

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Second Nature

“The juices are flowing and if I’m feeling creative, I’m going to go with it,” says Columbus rapper Dominique Larue about her recent prolific streak. Our interview had been bandied about over a two week…

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Club Action

If you haven’t taken a moment to watch the world’s first preview of Planet Oasis (or whatever it’s come to be named by the time this prints), the future entertainment utopia promised adjacent the shiny,…

by Kris Misevski

Redemption Song

Chances are, if someone were to mention the name Jorma Kaukonen, it wouldn’t ring the same bell as, say, Jimi Hendrix or Jerry Garcia. But should you spend any time with footage of the Summer…

by Brian Kaiser


Has Columbus reached peak BBQ? That might seem the case, but then again, when you build it—be it taco stands or beer halls or juice bars—they will come. And on this, the opening day at…

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Five If By Land

Make the most of no-coast Columbus with these seafood standouts. You can’t get good seafood in this town… Yeah, yeah, we’ve heard it all before. But these five dishes prove that Columbus is trying to…

Class of 2018: CAAMP

While assembling this year’s Class of 2018, there was an inherent professionalism that formed a common thread throughout the picks. Not exactly manufactured bands, or sell-outs for that matter, as much as the bands were…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

No. 1 Smash

“I just had a fresh beef quarter-pounder from McDonald’s. It was delicious. I’m shook.” And with that post, chef Matthew Heaggans proved his quest for the perfect burger has few boundaries. Of course, Heaggans was…

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Kyle and the Gang

Any local fan of vinyl has no doubt spent some time digging through the crates of Lost Weekend Records. And anyone who has spent time digging through the crates of the store has been audience…

Heir Apparent

Despite the general consensus, the Lost Revival, the decade-old Columbus rock band led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Collins, never broke up. You couldn’t even really call it hibernation, as they are a collective of…

Art For All

My first visit to Art Outside the Lines was sensory overload—a beautiful mess. In every nook and cranny of the Livingston Ave. storefront, there were canvases and paints, tools and hardware, mammoth sculptures of yarn…

By brian kiser

Heaven on a Bun

This summer I made it a mission to travel the depths of the Midwest in search of the region’s best burger. There was Pete’s (since 1901) in downtown Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, which boil their…


No Coast, No Problem

Okay, I’m hooked. It wasn’t until I finally tried the “gumbo,” that I was entirely convinced about Frank’s—the new seafood carryout opposite the long-standing Frank’s Seafood Market. Of course, those on the far west side,…

By Collins Laatsch

Axes Up!

I gave myself the name Ragnar. Joining me for my first experience with the nascent “sport” of axe throwing was Maple, Axe Bomber, and Hoss Funk. Before we were to train with the hefty and sharp…

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Class of 2017: Mungbean

In pursuit of this year’s class, we originally courted the mysterious Turtle Island—a quirky, scuffed band of psych misfits making tunes akin to locals Way Yes or Animal Collective. It was a group full of…