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

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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Restaurant Review: Double Comfort

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Double Comfort

It’s impossible to talk about Double Comfort without first talking about its mission. The restaurant donates its proceeds to the local food pantries. Not just 10% of your purchase, or a one time, special donation: according to its website (and the proprietor’s sister, who was bussing tables) the cash it has after the expenses goes […]

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Lomonico’s Restaurant Opening Downtown Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lomonico’s Restaurant Opening Downtown Location

It’s been just 10 short months since opening his first restaurant, but Craig Lomonico is ready for number two. His namesake Lomonico’s opened in October last year in Pickerington and his second location will be landing on Gay Street this Novemeber. “We had been looking around the Downtown, Short North and Clintonville markets for a […]

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