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Ohio’s Own: Laurel Valley Aphrocheesiac

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Laurel Valley Aphrocheesiac

One hundred percent of me wishes I’d found Laurel Valley’s Aphrocheesiac before Valentine’s Day. It’s a cheese, with (I suppose) a cheesy name. But the genius-ness of that name alone merits a place in the shopping cart. Besides, the whole Valentine holiday is one big anti-aphrodesiac, so it’s probably for the best that the specialty […]

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Boston Stoker Opening Victorian Village Store in March

Walker Evans Walker Evans Boston Stoker Opening Victorian Village Store in March

The relocation of Boston Stoker’s Columbus store isn’t quite going to hit their original February projection, but they’re not going to be off by too much. The company announced yesterday that the new space at 771 Neil Avenue in Victorian Village will officially open for business on March 13th. In addition to coffee, espresso drinks, […]

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North Market Expanding Hours of Operation

Walker Evans Walker Evans North Market Expanding Hours of Operation

Starting in April, shoppers will be able to spend a little bit more time at The North Market with expanded hours throughout the week. The market will remain open until 7pm on Saturdays and Monday will no longer be an “optional” day for merchants, which in the past has meant a partially-open scenario where half […]

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Photos: Bleu & Fig Transforms Warehouse into Romantic Restaurant

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Bleu & Fig Transforms Warehouse into Romantic Restaurant

This year for Valentine’s Day, local catering company Bleu & Fig wanted to do something a little different. Instead of hosting a dinner in a traditional event space, owners Regina Prange and Brooke Kinsey opted to transform the Food Fort warehouse from bulky storage space to intimate dining environment. With a built-in commercial kitchen, Kinsey […]

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A Kitchen Inspired by the Spirit of Kenya

Tiffany Dixon Tiffany Dixon A Kitchen Inspired by the Spirit of Kenya

I want to share with you a moment. It was one that changed my life and shifted my perspective in ways that I am continuously realizing. This day came halfway through my experience with the Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer Program in Maai Mahiu, Kenya. It was a perfect day. Sunny, warm, full of […]

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Second Crest Gastropub Opening Soon on Parsons Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Second Crest Gastropub Opening Soon on Parsons Avenue

Columbus-based company A&R Creative Group will open its second Crest Gastropub location inside the Village Pointe building on Parsons Avenue in late spring. The general vibe will differ from its original Clintonville location, but will maintain focus on fostering neighborhood community engagement. The new menu will consist of classic American fare infused with French and Mediterranean influences, with […]

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Hoof Hearted Brewpub Coming Soon to Italian Village

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Hoof Hearted Brewpub Coming Soon to Italian Village

Columbus-based company A&R Creative Group will be ushering in a Columbus Hoof Hearted Brewing Company Italian Village location. Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen, originally based in Marengo, OH, advertises themselves as “Craft beers with all the subtlety of David Lee Roth in bunless chaps.” The brewery is partnering with the A&R team to open a […]

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