Tag: Columbus


LaRosa’s Columbus entrance a sentimental addition for Cincinnati natives

December 18, 2014
Adriatico’s, Domino’s, Papa John’s, Catfish Biff’s — need I go on? The campus presence of pizza is undoubted: it is a downright staple, as essential and ubiquitous as bread or eggs. And with the prominent, Cincinnati-based franchise LaRosa’s now on the Columbus pizza radar, students and city-dwellers alike have yet another venue to choose from. Having opened its doors on Nov. 24, LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria is nestled in Dublin, Ohio — a northern Columbus suburb — at 7048 Hospital Drive, Avery Square. It is the first Columbus location for the franchise, whose growing presence includes more than 60 pizzerias across Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. So what, exactly, differentiates LaRosa’s from… Read more

Theatre review: ‘The Nutcracker’ filled with humor, dazzling performances

December 13, 2014
The weather outside was not too frightful, but opening night of BalletMet Columbus’ “The Nutcracker” turned out to be quite delightful. This was my first time seeing the holiday classic performed on stage instead of through a TV screen or in a movie theater, so the magic of the experience stayed with me the entire night. The first act opened with an adorable display of young children skidding across an icy sidewalk as Clara and her brother Fritz go to greet their godfather Herr Drosselmeyer, who always has a magic trick up his sleeve. Because this is a ballet performance, no dialogue is spoken between any of the characters, so… Read more

‘The Nutcracker’ makes its return to BalletMet Columbus

December 12, 2014
Christmas comes every year, and for BalletMet Columbus, so too does “The Nutcracker.” The ballet, with its world of toys and adventure in a little girl’s dream land, is makes its return Friday to the central Ohio ballet company, which has performed it every year since 1978, said BalletMet communications manager Ann Mulvany in an email. “The current version of BalletMet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ was created in 2003 by Robert Post and former BalletMet artistic director Gerard Charles,” Mulvany said. Current artistic director Edwaard Liang, a former dancer with New York City Ballet who joined BalletMet in 2013, has the reins on this year’s production. The two-act production itself has a… Read more

City of Columbus aims for transparency in snow removal

December 10, 2014
Ohio State students who live in off-campus housing will have a better understanding of Columbus’ strategy for plowing roads during heavy snowstorms this winter season. The Department of Public Service has launched a new website, warriorwatch.columbus.gov, that aims to provide information about street priority and condition during the snow season by tracking truck movement across the city. “We have had the capability to track this information on our trucks for the past couple years and we wanted to put something in place to help us be as transparent as possible with the people of Columbus,” said Melanie Crabill, a spokeswoman in the Department of Public Service. “We wanted people to… Read more

White Castle set to get into the greens

December 9, 2014
Slider enthusiasts can rejoice: White Castle plans to release a new vegetarian slider option to their menu. The veggie patty is scheduled to become available at all locations Jan. 1. Currently, the new slider is being tested at select locations in New Jersey and New York, said Kim Kelly-Bartley, White Castle’s vice president of marketing and menu development. “We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy White Castle,” Kelly-Bartley said. “That means expanding our slider options.” Kelly-Bartley said the majority of feedback White Castle has received from customers has been from vegans. “Vegans wanted vegan sauce and vegan buns,” Kelly-Bartley said. “We’re trying to see if… Read more

Class of Glass: Students create, display delicate art form

December 7, 2014
When Gregory Khutoryan applied at Ohio State to study architecture, he did not even know that OSU had glassblowing studios on campus. But now a few years later, he’s now a third-year in glassblowing. “I was always interested in glass and art. I basically just got addicted to it. It’s an exciting medium to work in,” he said. “He talks of glass all the time,” said his roommate Breanna Mustard, a third-year in integrative and alternative approaches to health and wellness, adding that his work is practical too. “We have some cups at home. It’s nice to have personalized stuff.” Khutoryan is one of the nine students in Jonathan Capps’… Read more

Little Eater to inhabit its first big location in North Market

December 7, 2014
North Market is trying to keep things fresh with a new restaurant — and the restaurant has the same ideal when it comes to the food. Little Eater, a produce-focused restaurant, is making its way to the North Market in January to open its first permanent location. “The concept is the perfect balance of fresh, local and authentic — and that’s what North Market is all about,” North Market executive director Rick Harrison Wolfe said in an email. Since 2012, Little Eater has served its customers as a pop-up shop in The Hills Markets downtown and in Worthington, owner and chef Cara Mangini said. The restaurant will bring the North… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: OSU community celebrates 10th anniversary of Light Up The Lake

December 5, 2014
The Ohio State community gathered at Mirror Lake Thursday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Light Up The Lake. Lantern TV talked to Ohio Staters, Inc. about what goes into making the tradition happen. We also look at a new coffee trail near campus, and a group of puppies that are coming to the Ohio State libraries.… Read more

CATCO to give ‘Christmas Carol’ a new tune

December 4, 2014
“It’s a play within a play.” That’s how acting apprentice Andrew Protopapas described his theater company’s spin on “A Christmas Carol,” which CATCO is currently performing until Dec. 21. Charles Dickens’ story is book-ended by that of characters in 1940s England who find their way into an old, abandoned theater during a bomb raid. They come across the script for “A Christmas Carol,” find props and costumes in the theater and put on the show, director Joe Bishara said. That’s when the classic holiday story unfolds, but with a twist. While this kind of play traditionally consists of a cast of 50 or more individuals, CATCO’s version only has seven,… Read more