Take a trip with us ~4 miles east of the city, to the 2.44 sq mile city of Bexley. Here’s how to spend the day there, whether you have $10 or $100 to spend.
Oprah has called Graeter’s ice cream the best she’s ever tasted. | Photo via @hungrybubblesaur
Grab a house-made breakfast pastry from Bexley Coffee Shop to start. The coffee cake and the cinnamon rolls (available on Saturdays only) are $3.75.
Then, get ready to walk — but that’s sort of the point in Bexley. The city is an accredited arboretum, meaning you can spot 130+ species of trees (and ~14,000 trees total) on the street. Soak in all that nature for exactly $0.
Finish your day with a scoop of Graeter’sIce Cream.Trust us, it’s worth your dough + is even Oprah approved. Grab two scoops for $5.50. Pro tip: Get the Black Raspberry Chip.
Playing now at the Drexel Theatre: “Nope,” “Emily the Criminal,” and “Inu-Oh.” | Photo by @seegideon
Start your day with movement at Be Well Studio. Take anything from yoga flow to a barre class for a $20 drop-in price.
Then, refuel Jewish deli-style at Block’s Bagels Bexley. Get a Lox Sandwich “All the Way” — a bagel with cream cheese, lox, capers, tomato, and onion — for $8.99, and a large coffee for $2.25.
Head to The Drexel Theatre for entertainment. The premier arts cinema opened in 1937 + screens independent films and blockbusters alike. Catch a movie for $9 admission.
For dinner, get Italian at Giuseppe’s Ritrovo. Try the grilled octopus followed by the Gamberi Diavola — spaghetti with sautéed shrimp, garlic, capers, and kalamata olives in a lightly spicy tomato sauce. Pair it with a cocktail for ~$57.
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Head out to the festival at Franklin County Fairgrounds from Fri., Aug. 19-Sun., Aug. 21. Not only will there be live music and vendors like Nom Nom Nom (doggie baked goods)and Magic Hands Massage Bus, but also — you guessed it — plenty of food trucks. Here’s some of what you can expect from the 40+trucks attending.
Big Mouth Egg Rolls | Classic crispy egg rolls with local pork, seasoned cabbage and fresh vegetables, or apple pie rangoons for dessert.
Chicken Mac Truck | Bowls of shredded chicken + mac and cheese in flavors like buffalo, beer and tomato sauce, andhoney sriracha.
Dave’s Caribbean | Fried plantains, jerk chicken, sweet potato pie — need we say more?
Tortilla | Mexican options like burritos or walking tacos filled with barbacoa, al pastor, and guac to order.
Yumii Kettle Corn | Sweet + salty caramel corn or the popular, chocolatey Buckeye Drizzle.
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Major road work is underway to support Intel’s two new semiconductor plants in New Albany, including widening Jug Street tothree lanes. The project is one of a series of proposed road projects as the MORPC prepares for a ~3 million central Ohio population by 2050. Review + comment on the projects. (Spectrum News 1)
Create the perfect cocktail, improve your whiskey fluency, and sip on craft cocktails all day at the Columbus Cocktail Classic on Sun., Sept. 4 at Le Méridien Columbus The Joseph. This event highlights bars + bartenders around the city and culminates with the Cocktail Culinary Throwdown. Buy tickets a la carte style. 🥃
Did you know? The original Bravo restaurant is right here in Columbus on the northwest side. The 3000 Hayden Rd. eatery is back open after closing in April due to fire damage, and features expanded patio seating. 🍽️ (Columbus Business First)
Tesla has filed plans with the city to build a new facility at 5400 Britton Pkwy near Dublin. The property was sold to the car company earlier this month for $8.1 million and encompassess 91,000 sqft of space. No info from Tesla yet on how it plans to utilize the space.(Columbus Business First)
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Editor’s pick: Bonus — here’s one last Bexley place to throw your dough at. Bexley Pizza Plus is a neighborhood classic, with unique, fluffy crust pizza cut into small squares. There’s even mini pepperoni. You won’t be disappointed.
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