Summer Brews

(Written for WineBuzz Magazine)  Summer’s in full swing, so we sought out well-balanced brews that refresh. From a lively porter and a fruit-infused stout to a crisp IPA, our picks are all Midwest brews, distinctive without overwhelming. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Driftwood Session IPA: A destination restaurant and brewery, Columbus’ Wolf’s Ridge Brewing extends its reach with well-crafted beers now available in stores. Driftwood’s deep blond … Continue reading Summer Brews

Al Fresco Dining in the Short North

Group feature written with two other interns at the Short North Alliance. Below is my contribution: a write-up of Hubbard Grille and Bodega. Hubbard Grille Casual dining with an upscale feel can be found just a few blocks north at Hubbard Grille. This Short North favorite has been celebrated throughout the city since their opening in 2010, but as an al fresco dining spot, it … Continue reading Al Fresco Dining in the Short North

Business Spotlight: Reverse Vanity Spa

Reverse Vanity Spa, a luxurious escape specializing in preventative and corrective skin care, is not your typical day spa. From private parties and bridal events to tanning and massage services, customers can expect a unique experience from the moment they set foot in the spa. As every entrepreneur knows, passion is key in running a successful business, and Nicole DiTommaso, owner of Reverse Vanity Spa, … Continue reading Business Spotlight: Reverse Vanity Spa

Business Spotlight: A Gal Named Cinda Lou

Vintage shop A Gal Named Cinda Lou may not be new to the Columbus area, but this family-owned delight is a new face in the Short North. Selling vintage clothing and home decor, as well as original handmade items, A Gal Named Cinda Lou’s extensive and diverse selection makes it a welcomed addition the District. The driving force behind this unique store is mother-daughter team Debbie and … Continue reading Business Spotlight: A Gal Named Cinda Lou

Business Spotlight: Big Fun

A brand new face to the district’s retail scene, Big Fun is quickly making its mark on the Short North. With shelves crammed with vintage novelties and collectables, as well as a wide selection of modern day toys in stock, Big Fun brings merriment to all ages. The shop describes itself as a “cornucopia of delights, a cathedral of counter-culture, a warehouse of nerdabilia and … Continue reading Business Spotlight: Big Fun