Jan./Feb. 2021

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Travel

3 Great Cincinnati Food Startups

Mortar founder Derrick Braziel shares a few spots the program has helped launch.

3 Great Ohio Birding Spots

Author and Oak Harbor resident Kenn Kaufman shares a few of his favorite locations throughout the state.

3 Great Ohio Spots for Night-Sky Photos

Cleveland photographer Matt Shiffler shares a few of his favorite places for starry nights.

3 Kid-Friendly Finds Near Columbus

Westerville mom and entrepreneur Jennifer Sanger shares a few of her favorite local places for little ones.

3 Spots for Outdoor Adventure in Appalachian Ohio

Marietta Adventure Co.'s Ryan Smith shares a few favorites in and around his hometown.

4 Columbus Art Galleries and Studios You'll Love

Artist April Sunami shares places where you can find great art beyond the walls of a museum.

4 Favorite Fishing Spots Along Lake Erie

Fisheries educator Tory Gabriel of Ohio Sea Grant shares his advice on where to cast a line.

Ohio Cabin Getaways

It’s the season of snuggling up. When it comes to great winter escapes, these spots offer a mix of quiet seclusion, rustic charm and fun features. 

What To Do in Ohio: Jan. 11-17

Bundle up and embrace the chill. These destinations offer great options for a winter hike.

What To Do in Ohio: Jan. 18-24

Hit the toboggan chutes, listen to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and discover more winter fun to enjoy this week.

What To Do in Ohio: Jan. 4-10

Explore unique light installations, hit the snow tubing trails and discover more to do this week.

Food + Drink

12 Ohio Beers to Drink This Year

Although not all are seasonal offerings, these picks from beer writer David Nilsen do pair perfectly with a specific time of year.

3 Amish Country Food Finds

Cottonwood Shanty shop owner and Millersburg native Alyssa Eliot shares some of her go-to spots.

3 Great Columbus Breakfast Spots

Food blogger Nicholas Dekker offers a few of his favorite places for a morning bite to eat.

4 Delicious Dayton Desserts

Mandy Muller offers a tasty tour of Dayton with her Instagram feed focused on foodie finds.

Bartender Meagan Belarde: Branch & Bone Artisan Ales

After starting at Dayton’s Warped Wing Brewing Co. and earning her Cicerone Certified Beer Server Status, Belarde has continued to deepen her beer knowledge. 

Behind the Brews

Ohio’s craft beer scene is a story of hard work and creativity. Meet some of the people who play vital roles when it comes to understanding and enjoying what’s in your glass.

Brewer Hannah Ferguson: Modern Methods Brewing Co.

After pitching in at this Warren beer-maker, Ferguson was invited to join the operation, making her the first Black female professional brewer in Ohio. 

Chef Becky Clark: Little Fish Brewing Co.

After working with a number of James Beard Award-nominated culinary pros, Clark brings her Pork & Pickles concept to this popular Athens brewery. 

Farmer Matt Cunningham: Rustic Brew Farm

Cunningham began planting barley and hops on his Marysville family farm in 2014 and now supplies a number of Ohio brewers. 

Frostop Root Beer

What started in Springfield in 1926 is back on store shelves at Speedway, Ace Hardware and Rural King locations in Ohio.  

How to Make Reuben Pretzel Bites

Want to get creative with sauerkraut? Fremont-based Frank’s Kraut can help with that.

Ohio Bean-to-Bar Chocolates

When it comes to delicious and ethically sourced chocolates, these three Buckeye State artisans put care and conscience into their craft.

Owner Betty Bollas: Fibonacci Brewing Co.

Nature and math mix deliciously at this small brewery just north of Cincinnati that grows ingredients for its beers on its urban farm. 

Arts

‘All the Flowers Are for Me (Red)’ in Cincinnati

Experience the artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s beautiful and immersive installation at the Cincinnati Art Museum through May 30.

‘Stories from Storage’ at the Cleveland Museum of Art

See works from the museum’s permanent collection, including some that have not been on public display for years, in this unique exhibition. 

Home + Garden

3 Great Ohio Spots for Vintage Decor

Michael Free II, owner of Fremont’s Dillon House, offers a few great spots for eclectic finds.

3 Ohio Sweatshirts You’ll Love

When you want to show your Buckeye State spirit and stay warm, Celebrate Local has you covered.

MaeMade Co., Columbus

Sara Powers’ line of crocheted creations includes adorable animals and other handmade items for the little ones in your life.

Ohio Life

1962: John Glenn Blasts Off

In February 1962, all eyes turned to Ohio as the state celebrated its native son becoming the first American to orbit the Earth.

3 Ohio Instagram Accounts You’ll Love

When it comes to great recommendations, the locals know all. Here are three great accounts focused on a particular area of expertise. 

3 Questions: Lawrence Witmer

The Ohio University professor discusses how studying the biological structures of modern animals helps him interpret the evolution of dinosaurs.

Harding Cabin, Mount Sterling

President Warren G. Harding’s campaign manager and attorney general built this lakeside cabin in 1918. You can book a stay there year-round.

Live Well Ohio: Jan./Feb. 2021

Dr. Steven Bruhl offers health numbers to keep an eye on, and Katie Gascho shares how life-saving cancer therapies affected her heart health. 

Ohio Finds: Miniature Blanket Chest

This circa-1830 chest with a distinct, thumbprint-like decoration is similar to ones crafted by Coshocton County makers. 

Ohio Local Favorites 2021

From birding and antiques to hearty breakfasts and sweet desserts, we asked notable Ohioans for some hidden gems, beloved classics and new discoveries you’ll want to experience.