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The buzz on Columbus’ flourishing food scene, from upscale eateries to corner cafes.

How to Infuse Vodka and Other Liquors

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson How to Infuse Vodka and Other Liquors

For the past few years, infused liquors have been making their presence felt throughout the drinking world, showing up in reimagined versions of traditional cocktails, as well as headlining their own new classics. Indeed, there are over 70 different varieties of flavored spirits out there, running the gamut from vodkas to bourbons. And their popularity […]

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Distiller’s Guild fights for a level playing field in Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Distiller’s Guild fights for a level playing field in Ohio

While craft wineries and breweries have been flourishing in Ohio, craft distillers have had a tougher road. Strict regulations on liquor manufacturing in the state have, until recently, kept most distillers from expanding or making a profit. Even now that Ohio has eased up on some of those restrictions, members of the Ohio Distiller’s Guild […]

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Heirloom Cafe Owners Expand Backyard Garden

Emma Surber Emma Surber Heirloom Cafe Owners Expand Backyard Garden

In a bustling city like Columbus, taking the time to smell the roses is sometimes a difficult thing to do. An easy way to overcome this, is to follow in the footsteps of John and Kimberly Skaggs, owners of The Heirloom Cafe located inside the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State. John and […]

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Treat to Try: Coppa Gelato

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Coppa Gelato

Wait, something called a “gelateria” opened in Westerville? That’s worth the trek through Polaris traffic, just to say, “We hit the gelateria last night! North Siiiiiide!” Sophisticated types might be rolling their eyes. Doesn’t everyone call gelato shops by their proper names? The answer to that question is “no”; the term “gelateria” is novel in […]

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Catch Up With: Custom Chef Gourmet Café

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Catch Up With: Custom Chef Gourmet Café

When Chef Bo Carter opened Custom Chef Gourmet Café in June 2011, he was excited to bring something new to the Downtown lunch landscape. Up against similar eateries in Lexi’s on Third and Market 65, Chef Carter employed a craft-your-own approach to the sandwiches and salads on his menu. That approach was only marginally successful. […]

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World of Beer Opening South Campus Gateway Beer Garden

Walker Evans Walker Evans World of Beer Opening South Campus Gateway Beer Garden

Nothing goes together quite like college students and beer. To that end, World of Beer is working on opening their third location in Columbus with a new South Campus Gateway location that will serve student, faculty, visitors and locals alike. Additionally, the new bar will be larger than both the 3,900 square foot Brewery District […]

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First Look: Yats Cajun Creole

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Yats Cajun Creole

Bringing some much-needed bayou flavor to the Columbus food scene, Yats Cajun Creole held its grand opening this past Sunday, August 24th at 1386 Grandview Avenue. This franchise of the popular Indiana-based company is run by brothers Michael and Jason O’Rourke, whose excitement for their new venture is only rivaled by the delicious – and […]

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