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Dish Deathmatch: Chicken and Waffles Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Chicken and Waffles Edition

Friends, it’s apples and oranges. Two new chicken and waffle offerings have hit the Columbus dining scene. Locally based White Castle has released a new Chicken & Waffle breakfast sandwich, and the North Market’s Taste of Belgium just added waffles and chicken to the menu too. How different could they be? Well, you can get […]

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Freshbox Catering Opening Downtown Café

Walker Evans Walker Evans Freshbox Catering Opening Downtown Café

Freshbox Catering announced this afternoon that the business would be expanding to the realm of brick-and-mortar retail business with the launch of a dedicated cafe space at 125 East Broad Street in the lower level of the Trinity Episcopal Church. The new restaurant will be known as Freshbox Cafe, and will serve a similar style […]

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LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria Expanding from Cincinnati to Dublin

Walker Evans Walker Evans LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria Expanding from Cincinnati to Dublin

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Cincinnati-to-Columbus restaurant expansion news, another business has announced plans to enter the Central Ohio market. LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria will be franchising their way into Dublin’s Avery Square shopping center sometime this year. The 60-year-old pizza chain currently has 64 location, primarily in the Cincinnati and Dayton markets. Brandon Salamone, who […]

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Cincinnati-based Nada Restaurant Opening in Arena District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cincinnati-based Nada Restaurant Opening in Arena District

Another dose of Cincinnati is coming to Columbus by way of Nada — a popular restaurant located not far from Fountain Square. Their Columbus location will land at 240 West Nationwide Boulevard, inside the new Columbia Gas HQ Building that is currently under construction. “Opening Nada in our neighboring city is thrilling,” says chef and […]

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Herb’n Brings Fine Dining to the Food Truck Scene

Walker Evans Walker Evans Herb’n Brings Fine Dining to the Food Truck Scene

You may have noticed a new food truck pop up last fall toward the end of the season. Herb’n Food Truck got a late start in September, but is ready to hit the streets in full force now that the weather has warmed up, and Owner/Chef Taylor Carter is excited to bring his take on high […]

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Chef Handke Returns to Columbus For One Night Only

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Chef Handke Returns to Columbus For One Night Only

For many in the city, the closing of Handke’s Cuisine in June 2009 was a blow to Columbus’ culinary scene. Led by Executive Chef Hartmut Handke, Handke’s was the place for anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, graduation dinners, and every other moment in between worth commemorating. The closing of Handke’s did not mean total retirement for […]

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New City Laws Allow Food Trucks on the Streets

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson New City Laws Allow Food Trucks on the Streets

After months of back and forth between the city and the Central Ohio Food Truck Association (COFTA) regarding the sites at which food trucks can operate, regulations that seem to please both sides have finally passed. Food trucks now have the ability to serve on city streets more easily. Previously, they were primarily allowed to […]

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