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Jeni’s Reopening Production Kitchen, Rehiring Production Staff

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeni’s Reopening Production Kitchen, Rehiring Production Staff

After two months of closure, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is ready to re-open their production kitchens. The company has been utilizing production facilities at Smith Dairy in Orrville, Ohio to produce some of their flavors and keep scoop shops partially stocked since mid-July, but has been unable to produce some of their more complex recipes without […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Summer Openings, Closings & Booze for Buckeyes

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Restaurant Roundup: Summer Openings, Closings & Booze for Buckeyes

Another round of restaurant news has been buzzing in Columbus. Here’s the latest that’s happened in the past month: Cameron Mitchell mainstay Cap City Fine Diner in Gahanna will soon be adding a patio space. The StoneRidge Plaza Shopping Center location will add eight tables on a front patio, seating a total of 28. Columbus-based […]

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Restaurant Review: 6-1-Pho

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: 6-1-Pho

6-1-Pho’s name is cute and clearly soup-centric, but its meatballs steal the show. The corner stop in Clintonville is regularly packed full of customers learning the ropes of ordering at the fledgling fast-casual business. Like a Chipotle (et al.), 6-1-Pho features a cafeteria line where you can view your eating assembly options, before making any […]

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Cravings Carryout Cafe Looking for New Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cravings Carryout Cafe Looking for New Location

Cravings Carryout Cafe was one of the first of a new wave of businesses that opened in Italian Village over the past several years, and as of September 13th, they will no longer call 227 East Third Avenue their home. A message was posted on their website yesterday making a plea for assistance in finding a […]

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Photos: Best Bites: Tacos

 Mollie Lyman Photos: Best Bites: Tacos

The first-ever Best Bites: Tacos event took place on Thursday, August 20th at Huntington Park. The event, hosted by Columbus Underground, featured 20 of the best local taco-making restaurants, food trucks and catering companies, and 1000 hungry attendees tasted their ay through samples from all of them. Phatt Taco was named as the fan favorite […]

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Cambodian-Inspired Phy Phom Pho Now Open on Grandview Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Cambodian-Inspired Phy Phom Pho Now Open on Grandview Avenue

A new pho spot has opened on Grandview Avenue, inspired by a twenty-year friendship. Phy Phom Pho, a fast-casual Cambodian restaurant, opened on July 23 in the former Jobu Ramen space at 1439 Grandview Avenue. Owner Maggie Ailabouni, who also owns next-door Mazah Mediterranean Eatery, decided to open a Southeastern-style kitchen, infuenced by her longtime […]

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Best Bites: Tacos 2015 Winner: Phatt Taco

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bites: Tacos 2015 Winner: Phatt Taco

The biggest Best Bites event to date took place last night at Huntington Park, when 1000 guests took part in a tasting of the city’s best tacos from 20 different local restaurants. While the lines got a bit long during the peak dinner time hour, the night was filled with food, music, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, […]

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