Amy Lynch

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Up To Par: Preview Of Topgolf

Not to be outdone by its attention-grabbing navy blue neighbor to the south, Topgolf cuts a pretty darn impressive figure of its own from the approach on I-69 with a neon blue sign out front and soaring nets that hem in a massive driving range out back. By the numbers, the airy sports and entertainment […]

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Bourbon & Beyond: A Review

Swaying in a sea of strangers, sweating my butt off, slightly tipsy, and singing along at the top of my lungs with Free/Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers, all I could think was, Yes, indeed. For this moment, everything really is ‘All Right Now.’ It was billed as a bourbon showcase, but the music took center […]

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Burger Study Makes The Grade

On Monday, the St. Elmo family matriculates Burger Study with plenty of pomp and circumstance. The intimate downtown nook tucks in next door to Harry & Izzy’s on Georgia Street in a corner of the former Circle Centre Nordstrom space, allowing entrance from both the mall and the street. Decor skews manly, evoking an Ivy […]

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Take Your Pick

Step off, pumpkin spice. Nothing smells more like fall than fresh apple pie warm from the oven, redolent with cinnamon and begging for a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Wait for a sunny fall afternoon and pile the family into the car for a kid-friendly jaunt to a local orchard, where you can pick your […]

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Big Shots: Preview Of Bourbon & Beyond

America’s only native spirit seems to be in everyone’s cocktail glass these days. To celebrate all things bourbon, the inaugural Bourbon & Beyond festival launches in Kentucky this weekend, boasting an ambitious lineup of music, food, and whiskey. Presented by veteran music-festival producer Danny Wimmer, the two-day event takes over Champions Park just east of […]

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Buffalo Trace Distillery Unearths “Bourbon Pompeii”

If we’re ever buried and forgotten, we hope it’s in a room full of high-quality whiskey like this.

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Go Whole30 At R2GO

Heard about Whole30? The goal of the trendy nutrition program is to reboot metabolism and heal the digestive tract by eliminating sugar, gluten, dairy, and legumes for 30 days. Regina Mehallick started stocking ready-to-eat Whole30-compliant recipes at her Chatham Arch marketplace in January this year—perfect timing to bolster those New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier. […]

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Drink Like A Billionaire In Carmel

If you’ve got the money, honey, Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant and Bar in Carmel’s got your cocktail. The name’s a bit of a misnomer, though—the “Billionaire Margarita” will actually only set you back $350. Served in a 16-ounce glass, the recipe invented by franchise owner Tony Arroyo includes ultra-premium Clase Azul Ultra Añejo Black tequila, […]

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Where To Dine During Exhibit Columbus

Exhibit Columbus opens to the public August 26, providing ample eye candy for self-guided walking tours of 18 new site-specific public art installations designed with the city’s notable architectural heritage in mind. Heading to check out the opening weekend? You’re bound to work up an appetite appreciating all that art and architecture. These are a […]

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Quilt to Last: Folk Art Flourishes in Paducah, Kentucky

Billed as the “Quilt Capital of the World,” Paducah shreds homey preconceptions of the folk art, showcasing new-wave materials and eye-popping pieces that are solidly 21st century.

Franklin Park Conservatory
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Traveler: Columbus Earns National Buzz for Art Scene

Ohio’s capital was already getting serious national buzz for its creative appeal when the Columbus Museum of Art completed a major expansion last year.

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September Foodie: SotSot’s JR Roseman

Having put his food truck in park, SotSot’s JR Roseman gives homemade bayou food a home on College Avenue.

Brian Baker
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August Foodie: Brian Baker of Open Society Public House

“We have issues with gluten, and about 10 years ago, we realized Latin cuisine was the only one we could eat without really having to change the recipes.”

Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre
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Windy Kiddie: Kids Outing to Chicago

What the brood needs is a last blast of fun. Chicago landed on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best summer vacation spots, and Parents magazine called the city “one of the best to visit with your family.”

The Golden chef Aaron Butts
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July Foodie: Aaron Butts

Beloved former Joseph Decuis chef Aaron Butts strikes out on his own with The Golden in Fort Wayne.