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12 ways to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day

614now Staff



Every day is a good day to celebrate your mother, grandma, female guardian, or a positive woman influence in your life. But on Sunday, May 12, it’s an obligation. No excuses, you need to give your mother a great day, and we’re here to help.

Below are a few resources for your to treat your mom to a day she deserves.

The Keep | 50 W Broad St, Columbus

Join The Keep for a delicious brunch buffet from 10am – 3pm (adults $44.95, children 5-12 years $12.95) and for dinner beginning at 5pm for the entire Mother’s Day weekend for specials including Asparagus and Prosciutto, Tuna Niçoise, Coconut Dulce de Leche. Please call 614.745.0322 to reserve.

The Goat | 4265 Brooklands Drive, Hilliard

Create priceless memories this Mother’s Day by celebrating with Alice’s Table and The Goat in Hilliard! Grab the special women in your life and join us in creating a beautiful spring arrangement while enjoying a mimosa bar. Learn flower tips and tricks and leave with a beautiful arrangement. Your ticket includes one mimosa! Learn more

Copious | 520 S High St, Columbus

Copious will be treating your mom, mom-to-be, and/or grandma with a yummy brunch spread including Baked French Toast and fresh Waffles, Made to order Eggs Benedict and Vegetarian Egg Strata, Prime Rib carving station and Chicken Piccata with Fried Capers, Fresh fruit and yogurt dip, salad, assorted desserts, and a “Build Your Own Bloody Marry Bar” from 11am – 2pm. Visit to make a reservation.

Mother’s Day Yoga + Candle Making | The Candle Lab, 459 N High St

First, you’ll start your Mother’s Day celebration by pouring your own custom-scented 8oz candle! With 120+ fragrances to choose from, we’re willing to bet you and your mama will find a handful to love! While your candle cools, you’ll be rejuvenated with a flow yoga class led by Danielle from Modo Yoga. Learn more

Smith & Wollensky | 4145 The Strand W, Columbus

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day she’ll always remember. Experience our new Spring Menu, with steak and seafood dishes, plus mainstay favorites including the classic Oscar Style Filet, American Wagyu Tenderloin, Twin Stuffed Lobster Tails, and an array of delicious starters. Pair your meal with three-wine flights for $30 – featuring new white, rosé, and red wines by the glass offered during lunch, dinner, and at the bar. Reserve your table for Sunday, May 12.

Barcelona | 263 East Whittier Street

HOURS: Open for lunch and dinner, 11 am – 9 pm
MENU: Regular menu, plus with lunch style specials and dinner specials.  Our un’wine’d Sunday wine offering will be available all day.  Retail pricing on all bottles of wine for your enjoyment. Live music from 6-8 pm.


The Boat House Restaurant | 679 W Spring St

Sunday brunch from 10am – 3pm with champagne, Steamship Round of Beef, Holiday Ham, Leg of Lamb, Seafood Raw Bar, mimosas, Bloody Mary Bar, entertainment, and More! Call (614) 469-0000 for info.

Camelot Cellars Mother’s Day Wine, Chocolate, and Cheese Pairing | 901 Oak St

Treat your mama to a fancy cheese, chocolate, and vino experience from 1 – 3pm this Sunday. The experience even comes with a free gift, too: a Camelot Cellars wine glass. $20 tickets.

La Scala Italian Bistro | 4199 W Dublin Granville Rd, Dublin

Enjoy a fancy brunch from 11am – 3pm with Prime rib carving station assortment of cheeses and dessert and salads. Scramble eggs, bacon , sausage and peppers , waffles, smashed potatoes and lasagna. Or, come by for dinner from 4 – 7pm. Call (614) 889-9431 for more info.

Matt the Miller’s Tavern | Grandview, Dublin, and Gemini Place

Matt the Miller’s has an awesome brunch buffet every Sunday, but for Mother’s Day, they’re cranking up the ante with shrimp cocktail, two carving stations, additional Chef specials and desserts from 9am – 4pm.

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek | 1370 E Johnstown Rd, Gahanna

The Barn’s Mother’s Day buffet spread will include favorites like bacon, sausage, eggs benedict, and made-to-order omelets, plus shrimp, salads, fruit, specialty desserts, and a Bloody Mary bar! Call 614.855.9840 for more info.

Mother’s Day Giveaway | @thisisprettyinink

To celebrate the women in our lives who are the most beautiful on the inside Pretty In Ink, a cosmetic tattooing shop in downtown Columbus, is offering a giveaway to make them feel just as beautiful on the outside. One lucky mother will receive a new set of brows (which includes a touch up) and 2 skin tightening sessions on a chosen area of the face. This 2-part giveaway is over $1200 in value!

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Mother's Day is fast approaching (just under two weeks away, guys)! To celebrate the women that have always been there to do the most for us, why not give a little something back, like brows and a little tighter skin? 🤷‍♀️ 🎉THIS is the biggest giveaway Pii has ever done! 🎉 Bc it is the biggest one, everyone must follow each step to have a valid entry. One lucky mother will receive a new set of brows from Mandi (which includes a touch up) and 2 skin tightening sessions on a chosen area of the face from Deb! We are super excited for this 2 part giveaway totaled over $1200!🎰🎰🎰 Deadline is midnight May 12, 2019 and the winner of the giveaway will be announced on May 12, 2019 by 5pm EST. WHAT ARE THE RULES? 🤔🤔🤔 * * 4 Steps to enter✔️ * 🖤👍You must like @ThisisPrettyinInk's page on Instagram and/or Facebook 🖤👍Like this post giveaway post 🖤@Tag your favorite mom in the comment section of our post and why you are m(n)ominating her!! (Haha, see what I did there🤓) 🖤📷Screenshot and repost/share the Mother's Day Giveaway photo tagging us @ThisisPrettyinInk with the #PrettyMominInk tag on IG and/or FB * * * * **Important** ✔️Each comment must contain only 1 tagged mom and the reason you think they are the mother of all the mothers! ✔️You may mominate as many as you’d like, but they must be in their own separate comments!! ✔️You may NOT enter duplicate names, but 2 different people can mominate the same mom. Make sense? ✔️One lucky mom will be randomly chosen May 12, 2019 by 5pm EST. ✔️All of the of the above steps must be completed for the entry to be valid. ✔️The winner will hold full responsibility on booking the appointments with Mandi and Deb by June 1, 2019 and the winner will have until August 1, 2019 to redeem both services. Good Luck! 🍀 P.S. This giveaway is open to Facebook and to Instagram. All rules apply to both platforms! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #motherhood #supportwomen #momsohard #modernmom #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunited #momsday #motherhoodrising #momsbelike #hardworkingmom #momminsohard #workhardmomharde #mothersdaygiveaway #mothersdaygift #columbusmoms #ohmom #ohiomom #614mom #welovemoms #614 #asseenincolumbus #giveaways #740 #440 #216 #773 #312 #872 #304

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9 festivals for you to fall in love with this weekend

Mitch Hooper



Summer may be rounding out, but there are still so many ways to fest outside. From vintage good fairs to rock climbing at the Scioto Audubon, here are the festivals taking place this weekend in the city.

Sept. 12-15 | Scioto Fest | Scioto Audubon Metro Park

This four-day festival is for those with an affinity for the outdoors. Here, adrenaline junkies will find rock climbing and bouldering while land lovers can enjoy camping, music, and all the food offerings.

Sept. 12-14 | Creative Control Fest 8 | Lincoln Theatre

In its eighth year, the Creative Control Fest is back to raise up and celebrate creatives of color from around the midwest. Hang out and learn useful information at one of the many workshops, or get your mind right at one of the wellness activities designed for creatives from a variety of different industries.

Sept. 13-14 | 934 Fest 2019 | 934 Gallery

In a celebration of the art scene here in Columbus, 934 Gallery is opening its doors for two-days this weekend featuring art from Lucie Shearer and Andy Meyer. Additionally, the festival will play host to two music stages, a comedy stage, local artist vendors, food trucks, craft beer, and plenty of activities for your young Picasso.

Sept. 13-15 | Country Living Fair | Ohio Historical Village

Calling all flea market fans and garage sale experts, this is your chance to splurge! This three-day fair offers more than 200 vendors from across different states selling vintage and handcrafted goods as well as antiques. Stop by one of the how-to sessions, or simply fill up your Pinterest mood board with loads of ideas.

Sept. 13-14 | Columbus Caribbean Festival | The Scioto Mile

In its third year, the Columbus Caribbean Festival has returned to The Scioto Mile for two days of live music, delicious island-inspired food and drinks including Taste Of Kingston and The Gumbo Dude Food Truck, and a parade. The music lineup includes Pete Funk, BAND AMANIAUZURI, and The Flex Crew.

Sept. 13-15 | 2019 Grandview Oktoberfest | Hofbrauhaus Columbus (Grandview)

Another weekend in September, another chance to celebrate the German Oktoberfest! This time around it's at Hofbrauhaus where live entertainment will clash with German food and bier as well as activities for little ones. Friday will feature WCOL-FM from 6pm- 8pm, while Saturday will host a face painter and balloon artists from 2pm- 6pm. And if you couldn't make it to the face painter on Saturday, they will return on Sunday from 1pm- 4pm in addition to a magician.

Sept. 14 | Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival | Columbus Commons

From farm-to-table-to-festival, the Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival brings nine different Columbus restaurants together to showcase their offerings. For $15, you can enjoy live music from George Barrie Band and The Floorwalkers, stuff your face, and know that you're doing some civic good as a portion of proceeds will benefit Freedom a la Cart, an organization providing paid workforce training and supportive services to survivors of human trafficking.

Sept. 14 | Oktoberfest Party | Wolf's Ridge Brewing

Wolf's Ridge is getting in on the Oktoberfest action and on Saturday you can find brats, spaetzle, and of course, WRB's very own Oktoberfest bier. If you really want to feel the Oktoberfest vibes, purchase a $14 stein and hoist it high!

Sept. 14 | Old Hilliardfest | Main St. in Old Hilliard

This street fair takes place in Old Hilliard where visitors can explore car shows and sunflower shows as well as all the fixings of most festivals: live music, food, and activities for kids at the kid's fair. Support local, and have fun while doing so!

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Let’s play FREE ball! Clippers weekend win means more dime-a-dogs

Mike Thomas



Over the weekend, our Columbus Clippers topped the Gwinnett Stripers to clinch the series, earning them a spot in the Governors' Cup Finals!

Games 1 and 2 of the Governors' Cup Finals best-of-5 series against the Durham Bulls will be played at Huntington Park on September 10 and September 11. Both games will start at 6:35pm, gates open at 5:30pm.

As if that weren't enough to entice you, all games in the first round will be dime-a-dog! 

Tickets for Games 1 and 2 are FREE! They will be available beginning Monday at 10am via Ticketmaster (no fees!), by calling 614-462-2757, or by stopping by either our Administrative Offices from 10am-4pm or the CF Box Office on the corner of Neil and Nationwide from 10am-2pm.

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of four per order. For more information including the complete playoff schedule, click here.
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Amazon Treasure Truck returns to Columbus this weekend with exclusive deals

Mike Thomas



Whether you missed out on the Prime Day deals, or simply want to keep the savings rolling, Amazon is offering a unique new way to score deals in Columbus. This weekend, the juggernaut of online retail is once again bringing its Treasure Truck to the 614.

The concept is simple: Customers can sign-up for text message alerts revealing the day’s treasure, which could range from trending tech and the latest gear to seasonally relevant products. Sign up for text message notifications by texting “truck” to 24193.

After customers place their order on Amazon, they then select a convenient pickup location and time slot to get their item. In addition to the iconic trucks, customers can pick up their treasure at newly-launched vans, as well as kiosks located in select Amazon Books, Amazon Go, Whole Foods Market stores, and more.

To learn more and to sign up for alerts, click here, or sign up for text message notifications by texting “truck” to 24193. Don't sleep on these deals—the Treasure Truck will be rolling on to the next locale before you know it!

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