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Treat to Try: Katy’s Kandies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Katy’s Kandies

The easiest way to find local confectioner, Katy’s Kandies, is online. Its website displays a bevy of goodies from toffee to truffles to buckeyes. Over the recent Mother’s Day weekend, a few of Katy’s Kandies’ wares made it into Weiland’s, and that afforded the perfect opportunity for a little impulse test-drive. While the adage, “Don’t […]

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Tai Tiki Polynesian Grill Opens in Fireproof Building

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Tai Tiki Polynesian Grill Opens in Fireproof Building

A new Short North eatery has opened at 1014 North High Street. Tai Tiki Polynesian Bar and Grill has opened next door to Pies and Pints in the Fireproof building. Tai Tiki is the sister restaurant to Tai’s Asian Bistro on Lane Avenue, popular for their plentiful helpings of Chinese and Japanese food. Owners Tai and […]

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Land-Grant Brewing Starts Canning Beer

Walker Evans Walker Evans Land-Grant Brewing Starts Canning Beer

After eight months of operations, Franklinton’s Land-Grant Brewing is ready to expand. The brewery/brewpub at 424 West Town Street is starting up their canning machinery to bring canned beers to a store near you. “We’ll be filling up cans this week on our in-house automated canning line, and will be releasing them to the public […]

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Treat to Try: J-POPS

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: J-POPS

There’s just something about popsicles (or ice-pops, as “Popsicle” is evidently a brand name) that make them uniquely warm weather treats. While interest in ice cream weathers-the-weather, flavored ice starts being attractive right about… now. Columbus is home to an artisan ice-pop maker called J-POPS. It sells the individually-wrapped treats out of the freezer section […]

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Photos: The Walrus Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: The Walrus Opens Downtown

After a few months of delays, The Walrus has officially opened its doors Downtown at 143 East Main Street. This new bar and restaurant is the latest concept from Brad Hobbs, Krista Sparks and Kevin Burns, owners of The Tavern in Olde Towne East. Fans of The Tavern will like what they see at The […]

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Review: Destination Donuts

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Destination Donuts

Destination Donuts is finally a destination. Sure, you can argue that it’s been a destination for a while. Its wares have been available at the North Market on weekends, and at local coffee shops throughout the week. But c’mon, now it’s got a sign and a brick and mortar home on a Tuesday or Wednesday… […]

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Statehouse Bill Could Bring Wine to Ohio Farmers’ Markets

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Statehouse Bill Could Bring Wine to Ohio Farmers’ Markets

Wine is on the agenda at the Ohio Statehouse as Sen. Gayle Manning and her son, Rep. Nathan Manning, both North Ridgeville Republicans, proposed identical bills this week allowing wine manufacturers to sell their product at Ohio farmers’ markets. The legislation would allow the Division of Liquor Control to issue a one-year, $100 permit to […]

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