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Surly Girl Saloon to Close Doors After 10 Years in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Surly Girl Saloon to Close Doors After 10 Years in The Short North

When the Surly Girl Saloon opened in the north end of the Short North in late 2005, the neighborhood was a much different place. “There was no Jackson Building when we opened, and the old Goody Boy was a magnet for crime,” explains Surly co-owner Elizabeth Lessner. “We used to regularly chase prostitutes out of […]

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Pies and Pints Opens New Short North Restaurant

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Pies and Pints Opens New Short North Restaurant

West Virginia-based restaurant Pies and Pints will open their third Columbus location today. The new restaurant is located in the historical five-story mixed-use Fireproof building, located at 1020 North High Street. The project initially began in January 2014, with construction and finalizations wrapping up this month. This addition will be the chain’s eighth location. Pies […]

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Jeff Ruby Considering Restaurant Expansion into Columbus Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeff Ruby Considering Restaurant Expansion into Columbus Market

If you’ve spotted a travel bus crowned with Texas longhorns in Columbus in recent months, then you may be interested to hear that the recognizable vehicle belongs to Jeff Ruby of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment. The Cincinnati-based restaurateur operates a group of steakhouses and restaurants, including The Precinct in the Columbia-Tusculum neighborhood, Carlo & Johnny in […]

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Dough Mama Opening Bake Shop in Clintonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dough Mama Opening Bake Shop in Clintonville

Dough Mama was one of the newcomers in our Best Bites: Bakeries event back in February, but that didn’t stop Perrie Wilkof from wowing the crowds with her Maple Bourbon Pecan Mini Pies (voted 3rd favorite dessert that night). In fact, her home-based business has done so well since launching back in September, that she’s already making […]

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The Best Burgers in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best Burgers in Columbus

Which restaurant has the best burgers in Columbus? The opportunity to decide will take place next Thursday, April 23rd from 6pm-9pm when our Best Bites: Burgers event returns in collaboration with our friends and partners at Shadowbox Live! 17 restaurants, food trucks and burger-making businesses will face off by putting their top creations to the […]

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Treat to Try: Nonnie’s Goodies Oatmeal Scotchies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Nonnie’s Goodies Oatmeal Scotchies

Butterscotch is the unsung hero of the dessert world. While caramel amped with salt is found in cookies, candies and ice creams galore, no one talks about butterscotch. It’s still waiting for its moment in the sun. At least Nonnie’s Goodies recognizes its virtues. The Fostoria, Ohio bakery has seen fit to load its Oatmeal […]

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The (New) Breakfast Club Delivers to You

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The (New) Breakfast Club Delivers to You

It’s a gray Sunday morning. You’re starving. There’s a steady April drizzle falling outside, and the last thing you want to do is scrape yourself together for a lengthy brunch wait. No worries, though — you’ve planned ahead. Ten minutes later, a van pulls into your driveway. Orange-aproned servers present you a hot gourmet brunch, […]

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