This fairly young suburb keeps growing at a staggering pace. It seems like there's always something new popping up, and the redevelopment of Olde Gahanna - complete with shops, restaurants, office space and condos - makes for an upscale centerpiece.

This fairly young suburb keeps growing at a staggering pace. It seems like there's always something new popping up, and the redevelopment of Olde Gahanna - complete with shops, restaurants, office space and condos - makes for an upscale centerpiece.

Eat up:

Mr. Sushi

1127 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna

614-473-1028

As the name indicates, there's enough sashimi, maki, nigiri and specialty rolls to satisfy the biggest sushi aficionados. There's also hibachi, tempura, teriyaki and noodle dinners, and even some Korean dishes for some out-of-the-box options.

Drink up:

Butter's Bar

1137 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna

614-470-9702

myspace.com/buttersbar

Once you've filled up at Mr. Sushi, you only need to saunter a few storefronts down to the friendliest bar in Gahanna. A cordial, young staff is only bested by the proper juxtaposition of good beer (a handful of tasty imports and microbrews on tap) with cheap beer ($1.25 PBR all day, every day).

Hang out:

Big Walnut Creek

A picturesque stream can really do a lot - like making an Old Bag of Nails patio into something truly special. Besides, what would the Creekside Blues & Jazz festival be without the creek?