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5 intimate events spaces to gently swoon your party guests




Whether it’s a baby shower or birthday party, location location location is one of the most important things.

Rather than wrecking your humble abode, why not throw a party at one of Columbus’ many inviting events spaces?

Here are some of our fave intimate venues around town:

Vue Columbus

95 Liberty St., Columbus

Vue is a modern and refreshing event venue located in the Brewery District. This space is very versatile to meet your gathering’s needs.

Read Megan E.‘s review of Vue Columbus on Yelp

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Venue 614

1129 N. High St., Columbus
Located in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio, 614 is the perfect place to host an intimate event. Featuring a spectacular and versatile 1,600 square foot loft-like Event Space.
Read Bryant M.‘s review of Venue 614 on Yelp
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Graystone Wine Cellar

544 S Front St., Columbus
The cozy ambiance of Graystone Wine Cellar will take your little gathering to the next level.

Read Valerie C.‘s review of Graystone Wine Cellar on Yelp

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The Kitchen

231 E Livingston Ave., Columbus
Achieve an upscale, down-to-earth vibe at your party by booking The Kitchen. The food is bound to be exceptional and the natural beauty of the space will make decorating a breeze.

Read Sandy N.‘s review of The Kitchen on Yelp

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Bleu & Fig

4622 North High St., Columbus
Work beside the professionals to achieve the perfect feel to suit your party. From decor to the menu, Bleu & Fig will be there to help coordinate and execute your beautiful celebration.

Read Taryn W.‘s review of Bleu & Fig on Yelp

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Go chasing these 4 beautiful waterfalls around Columbus




TLC didn’t advise it, but we say go, go chasing waterfalls! Especially these four beauties around Columbus.

Some are for taking a dip in, some are for admiring from a distance, but all are to enjoy the natural beauty that exists just outside our bustling city.

Hayden Run Falls | 4326 Hayden Run Rd., Columbus, OH 43017

This hidden gem in Dublin is just off the boardwalk, giving you optimal time to snap the obligatory selfie and bask in nature’s bounty. Take a swim if you feel so inclined!
But the best part may just be the parking lot *cue choir of angels*

Always an adventure

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Indian Run Falls | 700 Shawan Falls Dr., Dublin, OH 43017

Waterfall jumping is prohibited but we’re just going to leave these photos of people doing just that here….

This old Wyandot tribe ground can be hiked in about 30 minutes.


Glen Echo Park | 510 Cliffside Dr., Columbus, OH 43202

If you’re not looking close enough, you could miss this park entirely. This serene plot at the end of N Fourth St. beholds an old bridge, picnic tables, and a lovely little waterfall.

Venture a little further down the paved trail and admire the Ohio birds Mural covering the walls of a bridge’s underbelly.

🌿🐶🌊 #beagle #summertime #Columbus

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Untitled (Collection of Headless Birds), 2017

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Not too bad for 5 minutes from the Hotel room. #parkchillen

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Inniswood Metro Gardens| 940 S Hempstead Rd., Westerville, OH 43081

Not only is the waterfall at Inniswood Metro Gardens 10/10 Instagram-worthy, but the park as a whole is wildly photogenic. Besides snappin’ pics, enjoy the lush green grass, seating options, and blossoming foliage.

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Food & Drink

5 Very Veggie Brunches: Savory and sweet without the meat

J.R. McMillan



Cover photo by Brian Kaiser

For the uninitiated omnivore, vegan and vegetarian options may seem scarce, even in a city as innovative and inviting as Columbus when it comes to inclusive cuisine. Long gone are the heyday of hippie joints with lean offerings long on salads, yet still short on something you could sink your teeth into—not that the stereotype was ever entirely accurate.

Though there is certainly far more fare from which to choose than there was a generation ago, veteran vegans and vegetarians may reluctantly admit midday meals and evening eats have always been easier to accommodate than traditional morning menus. And anything a little later, maybe with a little liquor, is almost impossible to find. Even Oddfellows’ unambiguous “Classy as F*ck Brunch Buffet” couldn’t last forever. Woodhouse Vegan’s Monday/Tuesday pop-up persists, though with any luck their new digs in Italian Village will revive the tradition.

Brunch is more than breakfast’s big brother. It’s at least as much a social imperative as a search for sustenance. Be it boozy or just bougie, the leisure class case for more conscientious consumption still remains somewhat shaky. Brunch is about familiar comfort foods, and requires rousing a gaggle of friends whose idea of weekend decadence may not be implicitly plant forward.

But this is when sneaky vegans and vegetarians can show the skeptics exactly where Columbus secretly shines, with approachable spots and unassuming options that might just change the minds of many who can’t imagine brunch beyond bacon.


This Olde Towne East eatery has inspired two o shoots in the Short North and Upper Arlington. But the atmosphere of the original is still a strong draw with scratch-made breads and pastries that are all vegan by design.

Go for the Brioche French Toast Sandwich stuffed with eggs and swiss with a side of maple syrup for dipping—or the Fork & Knife Burrito, filled with potatoes, avocado, black beans, and mozzarella then baked and topped with two eggs, salsa verde, sriracha, and green onions. Make either vegetarian choice vegan with seitan and cashew mozz instead. Be sure to grab something sweet to go.

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ALCHEMY KITCHEN | 1439 Grandview Ave.

The more robust sibling of the Parsons Avenue café, the Grandview location offers an expanded menu with holistic nutrition that makes it far more than just another juice bar. (But seriously, if you don’t order a smoothie, you’re missing out.)

Toasts are tempting, especially the Baconana, topped with almond butter, banana, coconut bacon, smoked sea salt, and maple on whole wheat. But the standout here is still the Mexican Shakshuka, a twist on the Mediterranean staple with sunny-side eggs in a spiced pepper and tomato sauce, black beans, avocado, Bulgarian feta, pickled chilies and red onions, cilantro, and a slab of farm toast.


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BLUNCH | 2973 N High St.

Perfectly blurring the line between breakfast and lunch was always the point at this High Street haunt just south of Weber. With a generous mix of vegetarian selections, there’s plenty here to keep everyone happy— including a drink menu from bloody to bubbly with a solid slate of local craft brews.

The Veggie Benedict with sautéed vegetables on a panko-crusted portabella with poached eggs and roasted red pepper-cashew sauce is the vegetarian spin on a morning mainstay. For something less savory, you can’t go wrong with a Pancake Flight of sautéed bananas foster, blueberry lemon ricotta, and sweet potato with toasted marshmallows.

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LITTLE EATER | Multiple locations

“Produce inspired” is more than just a mantra for this quaint Clintonville location now with a sister shop in the North Market. Bright, white, subway tiles are as synonymous with the brand as the seasonal selection of locally sourced ingredients.

Start with the Spinach & Leek Frittata, with an unexpected balance of dill, turmeric, and feta—or the Mushroom Quiche with shallots and Gruyère. For something with some crunch, try any of their toasts, from Avocado Toasted Seed Mix with olive oil and sea salt on a slice of Lucky Cat bread to Pistachio Nut Butter with strawberry-citrus jam on a Matija Breads ciabatta.

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PORTIA’S CAFÉ | 4428 Indianola Ave.

Once coupled with the beloved Clintonville Community Market, this Indianola outpost is adding a second location later this year in a familiar space, the same spot as the old Whole World Natural Restaurant and Bakery off High Street, a neighborhood standard for nearly four decades.

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

The Garden Breakfast Wrap with tofu eggs, “cheeze,” “sawsage,” tomato, lettuce, and mayo on a gluten-free tortilla is a meal you can hold in one hand. But don’t skip a side of their Rosemary Herbed Home Fries. If sweet is more your speed, their waffles are unmatched with toppings ranging from banana and blueberry to chocolate chip and coconut, as well as seasonal surprises.

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It’s Bubblicious: 5 places to score boba tea

Mike Thomas



Iced coffees are great, but aren’t you due for a new drink order? Mix it up with a Bubble Tea! Here are five spots around town to get the chewy, liquid-suspended tapioca balls with an anatomically-inspired name. Happy bubbling!

Kung Fu Tea | 1161 Kenny Centre Mall

The Columbus location of this national chain is running a promotion in honor of National Bubble Tea Day:

Vivi Bubble Tea | 2408 N High St

National Bubble Tea Day is also a Jackets game day. Wear your gear to get a buck off at Vivi Bubble Tea!


The Brewed Leaf | 809 Bethel Rd

The Brewed Leaf fits right in with the amazing lineup of asian dining on Bethel Road.

Cha Time | 2060 N High St

Pro tip for enjoying Cha Time Bubble Tea (among others): stab the straw through the lid – don’t try to peel it off!

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Bubbles the Tea and Juice Company | Polaris & Easton

This is your destination for classic, quality bubble. Conveniently located in both Polaris and Easton, there’s no reason this drink shouldn’t be in your hand on your next shopping trip!

What’s your favorite way to enjoy bubble tea? Let us know in the comments.

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