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Putting together this short list was no easy task. The food truck scene in Columbus has grown at an extraordinary rate ... and keeps getting bigger and better. There is very little nowadays that you can't find at a nearby truck: crepes, ribs, pizza, dumplings, cupcakes ... there's a truck for all of these, and more. And there lies the problem in creating a Top Five list. Many deserving businesses missed out simply because I couldn't list them all. There are just too many great trucks to choose from! The five that made the list were chosen to highlight the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at DiscoveringOhio
© Christian Marclay: The Clock, 2010 Courtesy White Cube, London and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (All Images) If you have not yet caught the Wexner Center's Christian Marclay: The Clock, well, the clock is ticking. It is in town for just one more week! The Clock is a twenty-four-hour-long video work comprised of film clips perfectly synchronized to the time of wherever it is showing. When it is two-twenty in the afternoon in Columbus, for example, the screen shows a shot of Crocodile Dundee looking into the afternoon sun and saying "it's two-twenty." The piece premiered at London's White... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at DiscoveringOhio
On any given night in Columbus you can catch a live performance from a wide range of artists such as up and coming local bands to internationally famous rock legends. Here are Columbus' five best live music venues: Newport Music Hall Photo by foshydog via flickr Located in the heart of the Ohio State University district and bearing a distinctive marquee, the Newport is Columbus' longest running music venue. The Newport Music Hall was known as the State Theater when it first opened in the 1920's as a movie theater and the building retains much of its original decor... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at DiscoveringOhio
For a few days it seemed that nature was intent to dissuade me from attending the Actors' Theatre of Columbus' outdoor production of The Merchant of Venice. On the first weekend, my theater plans were intercepted by hurricane-strength winds, -- the damage of which is still visible in the several downed trees that dot Schiller Park-- and then temperatures of over 100 degrees forced the cancellation of the following Saturday's show. So it was that I made the trip to the German Village's Schiller Park (the second oldest in the city) on a Sunday evening underneath an ominous looking gray... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at DiscoveringOhio
La Bûche de Noël, or "Yule Log," is a French Christmas tradition. The log, a roulade of génoise or sponge cake, pastry cream and buttercream, represents the log that traditionally burned in French fireplaces on Christmas night. In France families line up on Christmas Eve to collect their buche from such celebrated patisseries as Laduree. Those of us in Columbus, though, who are not planning a trip to Paris this year can head down to La Chatelaine, which has branches in Worthington, Upper Arlington and Dublin. La Chatelaine offers large (serves 10-12 people), medium (6-8 people) and individual sized yule... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at DiscoveringOhio
Ohio, the place where the prohibition movement gathered momentum, is at the forefront of the craft liquor distillation resurgence, and home to six micro-distilleries. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at DiscoveringOhio
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