100 things to do before you graduate: 1-10

From the August 15, 2013 edition

1. FIND OUT WHY BEETS MAKE GREAT BURGERS AT NORTHSTAR CAFE

4241 N. High St., Clintonville

614-784-2233

thenorthstarcafe.com

Whether or not you’re a vegetarian, you gotta check out the signature Northstar Burger at this hip cafe (also with locations in the Short North and Easton). You’d never guess it’s made with beets, and you’ll never miss the beef.

2. TAKE A CHANCE WITH THEATRE ROULETTE AT MADLAB

227 N. Third St., Downtown

614-221-5418

madlab.net

MadLab’s annual Theatre Roulette shorts fest presents rotating multiple shows for several weeks, giving you lots of little tastes of new plays. Tickets are discounted for students, and if you want to try your hand at playwriting, submissions are accepted each year.

3. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT THE PHOTO BOOTH AT CLUB 185

185 E. Livingston Ave., German Village

614-228-3904

club185.com

This great neighborhood joint in German Village slings sandwiches, burgers and pizza ’til 1 a.m. While you’re there, don’t forget to sit for an old-school strip of portraits in the classic photo booth.

4. GET PUMPED UP AT THE SKULL SESSION ON OSU GAME DAY

St. John Arena, 410 Woody Hayes Dr.,

Campus

614-292-2598

tbdbitl.osu.edu

Experience the electric atmosphere of Ohio State football an hour before the game at the Skull Session pep rally. Free to all, you can get into the Buckeye spirit with The Best Damn Band in the Land.

5. DITCH THE TOPPINGS WITH A RHODE ISLAND RED AT YELLOW BRICK PIZZA

892 Oak St., Olde Towne East

614-725-5482

yellowbrickpizza.com

This quaint neighborhood hangout serves all kinds of gourmet pies. For something completely different yet shockingly simply, try the Rhode Island Red — lots of hearty sauce and a sprinkling of cheese on Yellow Brick’s great crust.

6. BUY A SUPER-SOFT PIECE OF NOSTALGIA AT HOMAGE

17 Brickel St., Short North

614-221-5693

4032 Easton Station Rd.,

Easton 614-532-5037

homage.com

The motto at this wildly popular T-shirt and accessories store is simple: Pay Homage. Be true to your school, your team, your hometown or your adopted hometown (see the ubiquitous “Columbus ’Til I Die” shirt) with goods from this hip shop. Bonus: You get trading cards from ’80s and ’90s TV shows, sports and more with every purchase.

7. FLOAT DOWN BIG DARBY CREEK

7141 London-Groveport Rd., Grove City

614-877-4321

trapperjohnscanoeing.com

Big Darby is one of the healthiest warm-water ecosystems in the Midwest. Enjoy its beauty from Trapper John’s Canoe Livery, an outfitter offering tube, kayak and canoe trips from May to October.

8. ZIPLINE YOUR WAY TO ECSTASY

ZipZone

7925 N. High St., Worthington 

(614) 847-9477

zipzonetours.com

Columbus is full of what we like to call hidden natural awesomeness. Basically, it’s badass outdoorsy stuff you’re shocked to discover exists in a large metropolitan city. For example: zip lines. ZipZone, Columbus’ first-ever zip line tour company, recently celebrated its first year of existence, and take it from us: This is the raddest two hours you’ll spend outdoors in the city.

9. BUY SOMETHING UNIQUE AT CRAFTIN’ OUTLAWS

300 W. Broad St., Downtown

craftinoutlaws.com

This alternative craft fair is held in October each year. Check out the work of more than 60 vendors selling everything from jewelry and candles to cards and clothing. This year,

Craftin’ Outlaws is taking over a new location at Veterans Memorial.

10. HIT THE ICE AT NATIONWIDE ARENA

200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District

614-246-4625

www.thechiller.com

Strap on those ice skates and channel your inner Kristi Yamaguchi or Rick Nash at Nationwide Arena’s Ice Haus. At public skates you can hit the same ice where the Columbus Blue Jackets frequently practice.

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