Try the smoked mac and cheese or the “Haystack” with double mac and cheese, Fritos, and your choice of brisket or pork on top.
Pro tip: If you have a group splitting a meal, try the “BigTex Sampler” with double mac and cheese topped with double beans, double coleslaw, two sausage links, a rack of ribs, one pound of brisket + one pound of pulled pork.
Don’t forget to check out this year’s butter cow sculptures. | Photo by @ohiostatefair
If you haven’t stopped by the Ohio State Fair yet, we suggest making it a priority before closing day on Sun., Aug. 7. Check the daily event calendar for fun activities like hands-on COSI experiments, camel rides, comedy shows, petting zoos, and concerts.
With temperatures in the 90s today, you may be looking to beat the heat. Try these four indoor activities around the city to make the most of a scorching summer day. ☀️
Thrive Companies, a local development company, donated $1 to RAPID 5 — which is a nonprofit organization aimed at connecting Franklin County’s five biggest waterways with trails. The RAPID 5 project hopes to boost economic development and attractions with the trail connections. 🌳 (The Columbus Dispatch)
The Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival is Fri., Aug. 4-Sun., Aug. 6 at Reynoldsburg’s Huber Park. Enjoy tomato contests and games — including dodgeball with tomatoes — plus carnival rides, live music, and local food and drink vendors. 🍅 (614now)
A second mural has been completed for the Summer Spray 2022 project in the Short North. Some of the vibrant art says “be massively kind.” Local artist Laney Baby Art will add her contribution to the mural this weekend as Summer Spray continues. 🎨
The Short North home and garden tour will be held on Sun., Sept. 18. This year, you can explore nine different neighborhood homes that will all pay tribute to art with paintings, sculptures, collectibles, and work from local artists. Tickets are available now. (Columbus Business First)
Did you know Dolly Parton is making her way to Columbus next week? The country music legend will be attending a private meeting at OSU for her Imagination Library Program in Ohio, which mails monthly books to kids across the state. 📚 (FOX8)
Have you made it to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to see the elephant calf, Frankie? Check out this video the zoo shared of the 1,185 pound calf swimming and cooling down in the water. 🐘
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