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Archive for October, 2019

Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of October 21, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of October 21, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Thursday, October 25 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Hockey fans have something to look forward to this week as the Columbus Blue Jackets welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to Nationwide Arena this Thursday. Earlier this month, the Blue Jackets were able to grab a win from the Hurricanes, upsetting Carolina’s otherwise perfect season. Be there when they vie for victory #2. Bring out the blue, red and silver and be sure to get your tickets for this exciting match-up.

Before the Blue Jackets game, grab a drink at a nearby Arena District bar! The newly opened Whistle & Keg is a serve-your-own-beer concept that offers a unique way to try different craft beers from a rotating tap list.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, October 25 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Time is running out to come visit the Arena District Farmers Markets in 2019! Come out to Battelle Plaza this Thursday and support local Ohio farmers, bakers and artisans as they sell a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, trinkets and more. This is a perfect autumn activity for all ages to enjoy in downtown Columbus!

 

This is Fashion Pt. II

Saturday, October 26 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 7 PM

Get ready for an event that not only showcases the hottest fall fashions but supports local Ohio businesses at the same time. This is Fashion is a style showcase featuring Ohio-based clothing lines—with brands from Columbus to Cleveland. Local DJ, Bangi, will perform during the event.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Starset

Friday, November 1 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Columbus’ own Starset returns home with a tour featuring their latest album Divisions. Starset introduces a unique sound that mixes ambient, cinematic and metal tones inspired by an interest in science and technology. A Brilliant Lie, Hyde, and Palisades will start the show on November 1 at EXPRESS LIVE!, followed by the Starset spectacle. Grab your tickets for the show here.

 

ROH: Unauthorized

Sunday, November 3 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5:30 PM

Coming to EXPRESS LIVE! next Sunday, it’s the Ring of Honor Wrestling tournament! With a performance featuring rising champions and hardened veterans, anything can happen in the Ring. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meet and greet with the wrestlers. Then, prepare for the main event with pre-shows going from 6:30 to the main bell time at 7:00 p.m. when the main attraction will begin. Get your tickets to the event here and catch the ringside excitement!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Restaurant Spotlight: Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Wish you could experience Oktoberfest all year ‘round? Nestled in the growing Grandview Yard neighborhood, just minutes away from downtown Columbus, Hofbräuhaus Columbus has been offering exactly that and more for thousands of guests since 2014.

In this Columbus Restaurant Spotlight, we’ll be showcasing Hofbräuhaus Columbus and giving you an inside look at the German-style beer hall’s food, drink, history and ambiance.

 

The History of Hofbräuhaus

While Hofbräuhaus Columbus has only been open for a little over five years, the original Hofbräuhaus was founded in Munich in 1589—nearly 200 years prior to the United States’ founding!

Wilhelm V, the duke of Bavaria, dissatisfied with the beer brewed locally for him and his family, and tired of paying a premium to have it imported from other cities, ordered his counsel to think of a better way for him to get his drink on. They suggested building his own brewery, and Hofbräuhaus was born.

In 1607, Hofbräuhaus was relocated to a bigger space in a more populated area, and soon served the public. In 1887, it was renovated to include a restaurant. While the beerhall was bombed in 1944 during WWII, it was reconstructed in 1958 and still stands today.

In 2014, Hofbräuhaus Columbus became the 6th (and still newest) Hofbräuhaus in the United States—the first being Hofbräuhaus Newport in Newport, Kentucky.

 

The Food of Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Whether you’re looking for German styled würsts, a garden-fresh salad or delicious Ohio cream puffs, Hofbräuhaus Columbus’ robust menu and authentic recipes offer something for everyone to enjoy. Each month, the beerhall features a new monthly special to please even more palettes—recently, this included a tasty pulled pork sandwich made with homemade Dunkel BBQ sauce.

If burgers and sandwiches are more your style, Hofbräuhaus Columbus carries approximately ten mouthwatering options ranging from a Smoke-Haus Burger topped with thick-cut cheddar, crispy onion frizzles, homemade Dunkel BBQ sauce and smoked bacon, to a Schnitzel Sandwich topped with fried pork cutlet, fresh greens and veggies and signature homemade bier cheese. Hofbräuhaus Columbus also offers a plethora of mouthwatering vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, including fresh green salads, scrumptious desserts, vegan bratwurst and more.

In addition to burgers, greens and German fare, one of the restaurant’s most popular items is its fried chicken. Hofbräuhaus chefs take fresh chicken tenders, marinade them in creamy buttermilk for 48 hours and then hand-bread them in homemade beer batter. Our taste buds are buzzing just writing about it!

One of the more unique parts of the Hofbräuhaus Columbus dining experience is its food and beer pairings. Each month, the brew master hand-selects a seasonal beer to be featured. When that happens, the restaurant’s chef will devise a completely new menu item that pairs perfectly with that beer. This tradition has been going strong for more than eight years with incredible results—in some cases, if a pairing is extra successful, Hofbräuhaus will add it to the menu as a permanent item!

 

The Bier of Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Many would say that the crown jewel of Hofbräuhaus Columbus is its home-brewed beer (or bier, as they say in Germany). Each and every day, the experienced brew master makes a fresh batch using the original Hofbräuhaus recipes handed down by the Duke of Bavaria over 400 years ago. This includes four year-round varieties and seasonal specialties like Oktoberfest, Maibock, Pilsner and Dunkel Weizen.

Serious bier aficionados will also appreciate the variety of Growlers and Crowlers (32oz can) offered at Hofbräuhaus Columbus. Growlers—one of the oldest and most traditional ways to bring home draught beer—come in 32oz or 64oz glass, steel or ceramic jugs, with your choice of beer sealed and pressure trapped on the spot. Crowlers, a newer innovation in beer transportation, come in 32oz aluminum cans, and are specially capped to seal in all the beer’s flavor.

 

The Events of Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Unlike the new craft breweries that pop up, Hofbräuhaus is rooted in tradition, and it shows in its authentic beerhall ambiance and décor. From keg-tapping ceremonies and live music to family nights and happy hours, Hofbräuhaus Columbus provides guests with a variety of events and activities from week to week.

With a seating capacity of over 850, Hofbräuhaus Columbus is the perfect place to host any event or gathering you may have—including birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, happy hours and more! Call (614) 294-2437 or visit their website to reserve the beerhall for a large group.


Work starts on three new buildings at Grandview Yard

Originally published by The Columbus Dispatch by Jim Weiker

Nationwide Realty Investors has started work on a new office building and two new apartment buildings on the largest remaining vacant parcel at Grandview Yard, Nationwide’s 125-acre development north of Goodale Street and west of Rt. 315. When the two apartment buildings are completed, Grandview Yard will have almost 1,500 residences and more than 5,000 office workers.

Nationwide Realty Investors has started work on two apartment buildings and an office building on the largest remaining parcel at the Grandview Yard complex, the 125-acre development north of Goodale Boulevard and west of Rt. 315.

The new phase will add a three-story office building and a pair of four-story buildings containing a total of 218 apartments. They will rise on a vacant lot north of Burr Avenue between Rail and Yard streets.

“This is the biggest and most significant parcel left,” Nationwide Realty President Brian Ellis said.

Read the full article here.


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of October 14, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of October 14, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars

Wednesday, October 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

This Wednesday at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets will look to correct a rocky start to their 2019-20 season with a home game against the Dallas Stars at 7 PM. Grab some friends and get your tickets for the game here .

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders

Saturday, October 19 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Following an away game against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Columbus Blue Jackets will return to Nationwide Arena on Saturday to face-off against the New York Islanders in what’s sure to be an action-packed divisional battle. This is also First Responders Night—all police, fire and emergency personnel will be honored and receive an exclusive CBJ challenge coin. As always, be sure to get your tickets to this weekend’s game here.

 

Music

Kevin Gates

Wednesday, October 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Rapper Kevin Gates hits the stage at EXPRESS LIVE! this Wednesday in a continuation of his I’m Him tour. Come rain or shine to this outdoor concert and get down with Gates and his hype men, along with opening performances by YK Osiris, Rod Wave and SDoT Fresh. Purchase tickets online and receive a free digital copy of Gates’ latest album.

 

Matt & Kim

Saturday, October 19 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Matt & Kim, the acclaimed musical duo from Brooklyn, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their 2009 album Grand with a tour across the United States, including a stop at  EXPRESS LIVE!  this Saturday. The show promises to bring back smash hits from the album, including Daylight, I Wanna and more. Beach Goons will open. Enter to win tickets below or click here to get your tickets to what’s sure to be a fun Saturday night performance.

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Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, October 17 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

The final month for Arena District Farmers Markets is upon us! Come out to Battelle Plaza this Thursday and support local Ohio farmers, bakers and artisans as they sell a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, trinkets and more. This is a perfect autumn activity to enjoy in downtown Columbus!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Thursday, October 25 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

More hockey to look forward to next week as the Columbus Blue Jackets welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to Nationwide Arena next Thursday. Bring out the blue, red and silver colors and be sure to check out ticket sales for this exciting match-up.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Dessert Festival

This curated Dessert Festival will feature the very best sweets in the city. Guests will sample desserts from 25+ Columbus treat makers!

EVENT DETAILS:

When: Sunday, November 3rd, 10 am-4 pm

Where: The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard

820 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights, OH 43212

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The Columbus Dessert Festival is a kid friendly event. Children can attend for free BUT will need a ticket if they wish to sample the desserts.

Each guest will get a treat box. Guests will receive a sample from each participating dessert vendor (25) Additional treats will be available for purchase if you’d like to take desserts home with you.

Enter to win one pair of tickets to Columbus Dessert Festival!

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of October 7, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of October 7, 2019:

 

New to the Arena District

Whistle & Keg

343 N. Front Street, Columbus, Ohio

The next evolution of bar has officially opened in downtown Columbus’ Arena District! Whistle & Keg is a pour-your-own, pay-by-the-ounce establishment featuring 50 taps that serve local craft beers, wine, kombucha, cider and more. Whistle & Keg also offers a variety of delicious and shareable bar bites like pretzels, loaded nachos, buffalo chicken dip and more. Read more about the opening of Whistle & Keg Columbus at ColumbusUnderground.

 

Events 

Bianca del Rio ‘It’s Jester Joke’

Wednesday, October 9 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

RuPaul’s Drag Race season six winner is bringing her tour to Columbus! Join Bianca del Rio on her comedy tour as she creates an unforgettable experience combining humor with her sharp wit. This show isn’t for the faint of heart as her wisecracking ways may make the mainstream audience uncomfortable. Grab your tickets to see the ‘It’s Jester Joke’ tour here!

 

Highball Halloween

October 11 + 12 | Short North Arts District | 6 PM

We’re counting down the days until Highball Halloween! You don’t want to miss the nation’s most elaborate costume party, taking place right here in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. This two-night event features two nights of magnificent fun—on Friday, On the Rocks is a concert honoring fabulous fashion. On Saturday, High Fashion highlights fashion during the Public Costume Contest and Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show.

Get your costumes out and get ready for this one-of-a-kind event!

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres

Monday, October 7 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Tonight at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets play their second home game of the season against the Buffalo Sabres! After losing to them in the pre-season, the Jackets are looking to make it count where it matters tonight. Grab some friends and get your tickets for the game here.

 

Music

Zedd

Tuesday, October 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Want to experience one of the wildest and most fun Tuesday nights of your life? Well, get ready, because EXPRESS LIVE! is hosting world-famous EDM musician, Zedd! Always the life of the party, this Russian-German DJ will play hit after ear-pleasing hit for a night you and your friends won’t soon forget. Get tickets today before it’s too late!

 

Robyn & ESG

Thursday, October 10 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

European musicians are all over EXPRESS LIVE! this week! After Zedd on Tuesday, critically acclaimed Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer Robyn will make a stop at the downtown Columbus concert venue to perform hit songs from her 20+ year long career. Also performing that night will be NYC-based band, ESG, who’s song ‘UFO’ is one of the most sampled in music history. Click here to get your tickets to this dynamic live show.

 

Dark Star Orchestra

Friday, October 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Dark Star Orchestra, one of the best and longest running Grateful Dead cover bands of all time, is making their way to EXPRESS LIVE! to delight fans with their musical stylings. Click here to get your tickets to this psychedelic, out-of-this-world show.

 

Roddy Ricch

Saturday, October 12 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Compton-born rapper Roddy Ricch is making a tour stop in downtown Columbus this Saturday. Almost a year after the release of his acclaimed mixtape Feed Tha Streets II, 20-year-old Ricch will be performing hit favorites at EXPRESS LIVE! Click here to get your tickets to this high-energy rap show.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, October 10 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

The last month for Arena District Farmers Markets is upon us! Come out to Battelle Plaza this Thursday and support local Ohio farmers, bakers and artisans as they sell a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, trinkets and more. This is a perfect autumn activity to enjoy in downtown Columbus!

 

GDEX Gaming Convention

October 12-13 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Various Times

Get ready, gamers! GDEX, a weekend-long celebration of games, is coming to the Greater Columbus Convention Center this weekend! More than 4,000 attendees are estimated to attend this weekend that showcases the latest games and products, features industry speakers and workshops and includes fun activities like tournaments, raffles, a dance party and more. Click here to buy tickets and get your game on!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Matt & Kim present Grand – 10 Year Celebration Tour

Saturday, October 19 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Matt & Kim, the acclaimed musical duo from Brooklyn, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their 2009 album Grand with a tour across the United States, including a stop at EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday. The show promises to bring back smash hits from the album, including Daylight, I Wanna and more. Beach Goons will open. Click here to get your tickets to what’s sure to be a fun Saturday night performance.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!