January 2017 Issue

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Hometown Treasures

We celebrate our 2016–2017 Best Hometown honorees by sharing some of the interesting and fun discoveries we made during our visits.

Food + Drink

3 Ways to Spice Up Your PB&J Sandwich

Krema Nut Co. serves a dozen gourmet takes on peanut butter and jelly at its Columbus retail shop and sandwich store. Here’s how to make three of them at home. 

How Tony Packo’s Made the Hungarian Hot Dog Famous

When the Toledo restaurant celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2017, Tony Packo Jr. welcomed us into the original location for a bite to eat and a look back through the landmark eatery’s storied history. 


Artistic Blueprint

The Columbus Museum of Art highlights works by Thomas Cole, a painter who went on to become one of the architects of the Ohio Statehouse.

Brad Ricca on Uncovering the True Story of ’Mrs. Sherlock Holmes‘

The Ohio-based author shares how he discovered the story of New York City’s early 20th-century female super sleuth.

Land & Sea: Visions of New England

See an exhibition of more than two dozen works by artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries at the Kennedy Museum of Art.

Making Mellencamp

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame delves into how would-be teen idol Johnny Cougar reclaimed his name and became the musical poet of the Midwest.

Presidio Brass Plays Marion

The San Diego, California-based quintet brings its act to the Marion Palace Theatre Jan. 12. 

Songwriter Spotlight

“Songs at the Center,” a nationally syndicated TV series recorded near Columbus, has featured more than 50 musicians with Ohio ties in the show’s three seasons.

Ohio Life

‘Triceracopter’ and ‘Self-Portrait,’ Cincinnati

Patricia Renick’s artistic legacy resides in the University of Cincinnati’s Walter C. Langsam Library.

Best Of: Editors’ Picks 2017

Here are this year’s picks for the best places to visit, things to experience and memories to make. 

Best Of: Readers’ Picks 2017

The votes are in, the ballots are tallied, and we’re ready to share our 2017 Best of Ohio readers’ picks.

Have Fun at Board Game Parlors

Board game parlors are popping up across the U.S., including these two Ohio locations that are rolling the dice on the fact that we love to play.

The 1982 Freezer Bowl

In the winter of 1982, the Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers clashed beside the Ohio River in an AFC Championship matchup that remains one of the coldest NFL games ever.

Unique Ohio Weddings

Three couples who got married at unique wedding venues throughout the state share how they put their own spin on the big day.