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Beer and charcuterie — the perfect pair. | Photo provided by Sharecuterie.
Whether you’re celebrating love, or want an excuse for local fun, here are lovely ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Columbus.

🍰 Toasts and treats

Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6-9 p.m. | Bristol Republic, 1124 N. High St., Short North | $30-$50 | Sommeliers will take you through a tasting of 10 wines with pairing options.

Heart-shaped Cake Workshop | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Mitchell Hall, 250 Cleveland Ave., Columbus | $90 | Make a layered heart-shaped red velvet cake with homemade frosting.

Charcuterie and Beer Tasting | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6 p.m. | The Lodge Event Space at Nocterra, 47 Depot St., Powell | $85 | The cost covers two people, which includes cocktails, a flight of beers, and a gourmet charcuterie selection for each beer.

❤️ Meet your match

Valentine’s Day Speed Dating | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6-9 p.m. | Apartment B, 1044 N. High St., Short North | $25 | Enjoy a complimentary drink while you go through mini dates.

Speed Dating | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 7 p.m. | House Taco, 79 S. 4th St., Columbus | $25 | Mix and mingle with other singles ages 21-35 in fun-filled atmosphere.

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Land a reservation at Comune, which is recommended by local food bloggers. | Photo by Brian Kaiser

🛍️ Shop ‘til you drop

Valentine’s Day Market | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | North Market Bridge Park, 6750 Longshore St., Dublin | Cost of purchase | Shop 25+ local vendors selling floral bouquets, candles, jewelry, and desserts.

Pop-Up at Polaris Valentine’s Edition | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus | Cost of purchase | Reserve a spot to shop 20+ small businesses throughout the mall.

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How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

A. I love it, it’s one of my favorite holidays.
B. It’s overrated, I’m not celebrating.
C. It’s not my favorite, but these local events seem fun.
 
 
Events
 
Tuesday, Feb. 6
  • An Evening with Misty Copeland | Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 7 p.m. | McCoy Center, 100 E. Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany| $12-$42 | Hear from the iconic ballerina as she’s interviewed by Edwaard Liang, BalletMet’s artistic director.
  • “Galentine” Sugar Cookie Decorating | Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Our CupCakery, 54 S. High St., Dublin | $79-$120 | Decorate 12 cookies with all ingredients, baked goods, tools, and supplies provided.
  • Ohio State Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana | Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 7 p.m. | Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., Campus | $16-$61 | The Buckeyes are due for a W — come cheer them on in this Big Ten game.
Wednesday, Feb. 7
  • Paint & Sip | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Hofbräuhaus Brewery & Restaurant, 800 Goodale Blvd., Grandview | $35 | Brush Crazy will be on-site to help you create your own painted masterpiece.
Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Fresh Floral Workshop | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 7-9 p.m. | Flint Station, 225 Park Rd., Columbus | $48-$60 | Enjoy appetizers and desserts while you design your own floral arrangement.
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It’s Super Bowl LVIII: Taylor’s Version. | Photos via Amazon
Ready for Super Bowl Sunday? Gear up for hosting, snacking, and cheering on Taylor’s boyfriend your favorite team with game day essentials.
 
News Notes
 
Opening
  • Del Mar, a Cameron Mitchell Restaurants eatery in Naples, FL with Mediterranean cuisine, will open its second location at 4089 The Strand East at Easton. The restaurant is eyeing a spring opening.
Health
  • Mount Carmel Health System is opening a new emergency department in its New Albany facility. The department will open in the fall and feature a behavioral health room and trauma room among others.
Coming Soon
  • The Crispy Coop, a Grandview-based fried chicken restaurant, is opening a new location at 6330 Tussing Rd. in Reynoldsburg this spring. Expect flavors like Nashville Hot and Tennessee Mild. (614now)
Holiday
  • Spend Presidents’ Day — Monday, Feb. 19 — at the National Veterans Memorial Museum. For only $1, learn about veteran presidents through hands-on experiences like trivia, scavenger hunts, and a navigation activity.
Sports
  • The Columbus Crew’s home opener on Saturday, Feb. 24 will include an unveiling of the third MLS Cup title year and free beanies for all fans in attendance for “Crewsmas.” More themed nights throughout the season include “Star Wars Night,” “90s Night,” and “Latino Night.”
Cause
  • The Columbus Zoo’s ADOPT program is celebrating 50 years. When you adopt an animal at the Zoo, you’re directly funding food and enrichment. In return, you’ll receive an animal fact sheet, personalized certificate, and photo.
Plan Ahead
  • The Columbus Clippers announced their updated schedule with fireworks nights, business day specials, and Copa de la Diversion nights. Bonus: Opening day is two months away.
Finance
  • If you’ve been dreaming of a “one-card wallet,” it’s time to wake up and get your hands on this credit card. Not only does it offer 0% APR into 2025, but cardholders can also earn up to 5% cash back — with no annual fee to boot.*
 
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🍗 Winging it for Super Bowl Sunday
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Wings are $1 each on Tuesdays at Eight & Sand Tavern. | Photo by @eightandsandtavern
It’s time to start planning for Super Bowl Sunday. Here are 15 places our readers recommend for the best local chicken wings.

Roosters, Multiple locations

The Dayton-based casual restaurant has boneless and traditional wings with 10+ sauce options.

Press Grill, 741 N. High St.

Order six or 10 buffalo wings with flavors ranging from honey mustard to hot.

Atlas Tavern, 8944 Lyra Dr.

Try cauliflower wings or traditional and boneless options tossed in a variety of sauces or dry rubs.

Barley’s Brewing Company, 467 N. High St.

Enjoy grilled wings in dry rubs like salt and vinegar or sauces like sweet chili.

The Pearl, Multiple locations

The chicken wing confit is served with hot sauce and blue cheese dip.

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This set of six colored wine glasses, which remind us of Estelle stemware, only more affordable. The multicolor stemware set is perfect for parties, Galentine’s Day, or girls’ night in.
 
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