Brian Lindamood has been writing and editing at Alive for 12 years. He also works on Capital Style magazine, Columbus Parent and websites like Easy Columbus and Columbus Dining Guide.

Brian Lindamood has been writing and editing at Alive for 12 years. He also works on Capital Style magazine, Columbus Parent and websites like Easy Columbus and Columbus Dining Guide.


Wilco

Jeff Tweedy & co. have penned The Official Soundtrack of Melancholy. How to fight the loneliness? Smile all the time.


Sarah Vowell

The hipster historian breezes through the American past to find all the fun stuff your teacher tried to hide. Her books are great reminders that it takes a lot of work to make writing look effortless.


Sage American Bistro

2653 N. High St., Old North Columbus

While chef Bill Glover adds fresh flavors to the seasonal menu, GM Eddie Shepherd fills the cool, brick-walled room with a warm, welcoming vibe. It's like having dinner with your friends, assuming one of your friends is an awesome chef and the other is a great bartender.


Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream

1947 Hard Rd., Worthington

Indian ice cream? After licking your way through flavors like Kesar Pista (made with saffron, pistachio, almond and cardamom) you'll wonder why more people don't add South Asian spices to frozen treats.


Pink Ties

You know I mean business if I show up wearing my favorite power color, this searing Alfani number.