With an economy and housing market that continues to boom, a burgeoning culinary, brewing and distilling scene, and plenty of arts and entertainment options, the Columbus area has got it going on. Here’s some of what’s hot and happening in Columbus right now:
The Eyes Have It
Columbus-based online eyewear company DiscountGlasses.com is selling a line of frames inspired by the city, with each design named for local areas such as Grandview Heights, Argyle Park, Kennybrook Bluff and Surrey Hill. And while the brand, Westend, isn’t technically named for a Columbus neighborhood, it is a combination of two road names, Westbelt and Dividend, close to the company’s office, according to a representative. Check out the full line on their website to really look like a local.
On the Menu
Columbus institution Lindey’s was voted as one of the “100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2018” by users of OpenTable.
The highly rated and popular restaurant Veritas moved to downtown Columbus from Delaware, Ohio, in late 2017, expanding their acclaimed offerings of creative small plates, tasting menus and cocktails.
Columbus continues its yearlong collaboration and celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, a specifically African-American cultural and artistic explosion born in New York in 1918 that spread to other American cities.
Among other events and activities, enjoy a performance by the Harlem Gospel Choir at the Lincoln Theatre (Oct. 5), check out the Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Palace Theatre (Nov. 16), and explore the era’s artistic legacy at Columbus Museum of Art — featuring works by Aminah Robinson and folk artist Elijah Pierce, called the most influential woodcarver of the 20th century — and beyond.
Find a full list of events at https://cbusharlem100.org/event-directory/.
FUN FACT: Called “The Biggest Small Town in America,” Columbus is the second-most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago.