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Restaurant Review: Flatiron’s New Menu

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Flatiron’s New Menu

To be honest, Flatiron Bar & Diner didn’t need to change a thing. It has a loyal following; lots of regulars, with familiar greetings and banter in the air. Its kitchen has always been known for gumbo and Cajun influenced food that’s just this side of fancy. If it’s not a dressy joint, it is […]

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Eat Right: Restaurants with Live Music

Shelley Mann Shelley Mann Eat Right: Restaurants with Live Music

Looking to liven up your dinner with a little live music? In Columbus, there’s a restaurant offering live music every night of the week, and for every musical taste. Read on for top picks for live jazz, folk, rock, blues and more. Barcelona 263 E. Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43206 Enjoy a set or two […]

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New Deli Adds to Revitalization of Parsons Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New Deli Adds to Revitalization of Parsons Avenue

Development on Parsons Avenue is continuing with the addition of a new bistro. Jimmyluka’s, a bar and deli, will open at 701 Parsons Avenue this August. Owner Jimmy Dragich bought the two-story space seven years back, just before construction started on the Nationwide Children’s expansion. Dragich, who owns Affordable Floor, a ceramic tile marble contractor, has always […]

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Explorers Club Closes Restaurant, Shifts Focus to Food Truck

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Explorers Club Closes Restaurant, Shifts Focus to Food Truck

Sad news for South Side residents: Explorers Club has closed their brick and mortar location at 1586 South High Street. The Merion Village restaurant opened in 2011, serving a global-fusion menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The closing was announced yesterday on Explorers Club’s website and Facebook page: It is with a heavy heart that Orlando […]

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BrewDog Officially Confirms Canal Winchester Location for US Brewery

Walker Evans Walker Evans BrewDog Officially Confirms Canal Winchester Location for US Brewery

When Scotland-based BrewDog announced earlier this month that they were expanding to the US by way of the Columbus region, they did not name a specific location for their new brewery. We heard from an anonymous inside source that the facility would be opening in the City of Canal Winchester, but the company would not […]

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State Law Update Allows Beer Consumption on Pedal Wagon

Walker Evans Walker Evans State Law Update Allows Beer Consumption on Pedal Wagon

Thousands of riders have hopped on board the 15-person Pedal Wagon vehicle in Columbus since its launch in 2013, but due to strict Ohio alcohol laws, no one has been able to drink on board until now. A change in state laws will now allow riders to either purchase beer or wine onboard the vehicle, […]

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The Flamingo Room Bar & Restaurant Opening Soon in Olde Towne East

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Flamingo Room Bar & Restaurant Opening Soon in Olde Towne East

A new Southern-style bistro is coming to Olde Towne East. The Flamingo Room bar and restaurant will occupy the former L’Appat Patisserie and Cafe space at 1159 Oak Street. Yusef Riazi, former owner of Short North cocktail bar Mouton, signed a lease for the space at the beginning of June, but has been developing a […]

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