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It’s Date Night in Worthington

Looking for a way to freshen up date night this winter? Thanks to the fantastic restaurants, sought-after concert venues and all around small town charm, Worthington is brimming with great ideas for the perfect date. So whether you prefer dinner and a show, a quiet morning without the kids, or a little adventure, you'll be sure to find it in Worthington.  

Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling:

·      Classes at Igloo Letterpress – Try something new and sign up to take a class with your sweetheart at Worthington’s favorite little letterpress shop. Most of their classes require no previous experience, and they take place in a relaxed, group setting, which makes them an excellent activity for that first or second date.  

·      Dinner and a Movie – Truth is, you can’t go wrong with a meal at any of Worthington’s wonderful dining establishments. So when you want to wow your one and only this season, book a reservation at The Whitney House, then casually slide tickets across the table to one of the many outstanding shows at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center. Or, if you’re more of a pizza-and-craft-brew kind of couple, an evening at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music will fit the bill.

·      A Wine or Beer Pairing Dinner – Pairing dinners are all the rage these days, and you'll find them at several Worthington restaurants, including The Worthington Inn.  The restaurant’s next pairing dinner, hosted in conjunction with Rockmill Brewery, will take place on February 2. Ladies, if you’re looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your man, the Inn’s Winter Rockmill Beer Dinner will not disappoint.

·      A Breakfast Date – We get it. Between homework, kids basketball games and general midweek exhaustion, getting a date night on the calendar is challenging. Why not mix things up and meet for breakfast at La Chatelaine? Block off your calendar, drop the kids off at school and catch up by the fireplace over lattes and homemade French toast.

·      Exercise – There’s nothing like a little exercise and fresh air to shake off the winter blues. Whether you’re training together for your next marathon or you simply want to enjoy a quiet walk through the woods, Worthington’s easy access to the Olentangy Trail is just what you need. And if thrill seeking is more your speed, a date at Vertical Adventures will surely take your relationship to new heights. 

Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music – Great Pizza, Great Tunes

Pizza fans all over Columbus have fallen in love with Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music, and for good reason. Proud to be Ohio’s first and only coal-fired pizza restaurant, Natalie’s serves up authentic old world, New York style pies, outstanding live music and a friendly neighborhood vibe. The owners are not strangers to the restaurant industry. Natalie Jackson spent her high school years working at Gio’s Pizza & Pub in Circleville, while her dad, Charlie, played and booked live music in the restaurant. After finishing college, Natalie took a job in New York City and instantly fell in love with the Big Apple’s famous pizzas. During her time there, she frequented plenty of pizza joints, finally settling on her favorites – all of which were coal-fired.

“I was always chatting with the staff and with the chefs, trying to find out what made their pizzas, and more specifically, their dough, so amazing,” Natalie said. “The more I learned, the more I had a desire to bring this style of pizza home to Ohio.” With “healthy curiosity and a little fearlessness,” said Charlie, the father-daughter team decided to go into business together, opening the restaurant in August of 2012.

About the Pizza

The magic behind Natalie’s pizza is definitely their dough. “Like our favorite NYC spots, we use a sourdough starter, clean filtered water and cook our pizzas in an anthracite coal-fired oven at about 1000 degrees,” Natalie explained. The result? Pies that come out perfectly cooked with irresistibly blistered and crisp edges.

The team uses a 100-year-old sourdough starter, affectionately named Jedediah, which was given to them by a dear friend in Wyoming. They then top each pizza with fresh ingredients and house-made mozzarella. “Our menu is simple and straightforward,” Charlie said. “Because of the space restraints in our kitchen, we serve one size of pizza and focus our efforts on a small menu full of delicious, made-from-scratch dishes.”

While classic New York style pizzas like the Margherita and Greenwich Village are staples in the restaurant, Natalie’s chefs are always experimenting with new flavors. “I couldn’t speak about our food without mentioning our amazing staff,” Natalie said. “Our chefs are creative and always working to perfect our product.”

More About Natalie's

In addition to pizza, Natalie’s menu boasts small plates, salads, fine cheeses and an impressive craft beer, wine and cocktail list. Natalie and Charlie are fans of the Worthington Farmers Market, and they also prepare a seasonal pizza made with fresh farmers market ingredients. In addition to dinner, which is served Tuesday through Saturday, you’ll want to try their popular Sunday brunch with delicious menu items like breakfast pizzas, Eggs Benedict and cinnamon rolls.

And while the food is certainly something to write home about, folks all over Ohio and as far away as Nashville are talking about Natalie’s live music. With a packed calendar full of unique singer-songwriter acts, patrons can enjoy high-quality live music nearly every night of the week.

Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music is located at 5601 North High Street. Check out the website and Facebook page for their menu, hours and calendar of events.

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Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests. The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.




Summer in the 614 – A Sizzling Celebration of Our City

Summer in the 614 photoSoak Up the Sun and Have Some Fun School is out and summer temps have finally arrived in Central Ohio. To celebrate, the Worthington Parks & Recreation Department will host the second annual Summer in the 614 event on June 6 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, which attracted more than 3,000 people, the lineup for this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The free event, which will take place on Worthington's historic Village Green, is a celebration of all things related to Columbus and will feature a host of local businesses and organizations, interactive activities, live music and food vendors.

“We were thrilled with the response we received last year,” said Julie Sergent, marketing and outreach coordinator for the Worthington Parks & Recreation Department. “Worthington has so much to offer, and we’re pleased to showcase it through this wonderful, family-friendly night.”

In case you missed out last year, here are a few reasons to mark your calendar for this year's event:

  • Food – Bring the whole family and enjoy some of the best food Columbus has to offer. Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza will be on site, as well as two of the city’s most popular food trucks, Wrapped Up and Schmidt’s Sausage Truck. You'll also be able to satisfy your sweet tooth with irresistible treats from Sweet! The Mobile Cupcakery and Kona Ice, a shaved ice truck and ice cream truck.
  • Live Music – Grab a blanket and cozy up on the lawn for an amazing concert lineup featuring Jovan and the Wild Things, the Phillip Fox Band and POPGUN! And don’t forget that Worthington offers live Concerts on the Green all summer long.
  • Sports – With featured attractions from four Columbus sports teams, sports fans will definitely want to check out The OSU Mobile Tour, the Columbus Blue Jackets Street Hockey Team, the Columbus Clippers activity booth and The Ohio Machine.
  • Kids activities – While mom and dad are enjoying all that Summer in the 614 has to offer, kids will love meeting RaTio and their favorite characters from COSI, taking part in games and activities, and bouncing on inflatables.

Worthington’s Village Green is located at the intersection of Rt. 161 and High Street. Keep in mind that while live music will take place throughout the entire evening, activities, information booths and vendors will close at 7 p.m. For more information about this fantastic event or to participate as a vendor, visit

Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington

Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests. The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.