The Parent Pulse

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Fronana is available at some central Ohio stores.

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Health-conscious parents, you're going to love Fronana. Made in Dayton and now available at specialty grocery stores in central Ohio, Fronana is an ice cream alternative made from bananas. It's a dairy-, soy- and gluten-free option that contains no added sugar or artificial ingredients. A serving clocks in at less than 100 calories, and a pint contains four full servings of fruit! Fronana comes in flavors such as Rich Dark Chocolate, Wildberry Whirl and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Go to for a list of local stores that carry pints.

Get ready to take family board game night on the road! Tabletop Game Cafe is set to open in September at 4316 N. High St. in Clintonville. The 3,000-square-foot space boasts a wall full of board games, plenty of tables for playing and a cafe counter for ordering handheld empanadas and drinks. The 400-plus board game options will appeal to everyone from rabid role-playing gamers to families with young children. Find more at

Looking for new date night locations? Check out the new City View Patio at COSI, part of the new Scioto Mile offerings. Located on the east side of the museum facing the Scioto River, the new patio offers spectacular views of the Columbus skyline. COSI admission is not required to enjoy the patio, and visitors can order beer, wine and appetizers while taking in the views from under a canopy of umbrellas. The City View Patio is open select Friday and Saturday evenings, with this year's season wrapping up in September. For more information, go to