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Virginia Brewery Devil’s Backbone Continues Ohio Launch in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Virginia Brewery Devil’s Backbone Continues Ohio Launch in Columbus

In an effort to break into the Columbus market, Virginia brewery Devil’s Backbone held a dinner at Short North’s Barrel on High last night. It was a melding of two businesses’ and two states’ crafts, pairing chef Chris East of Barrel’s five course meal with five beers from Devil’s Backbone. It’s part of Devil’s Backbone’s […]

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Treat to Try: Le Chocoholique Sampler

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Le Chocoholique Sampler

Le Chocoholique is a Short North destination known for its coffee, chocolates and cocktails. If you’re an efficiency freak, you can kill at least two birds with one stone by trying out a chocolate sampler that features a variety of its boozy flavors. The sampler gets you five pretty little chocolate specimens, each with a […]

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Double Comfort Closes This Weekend to Head in Different Direction

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Double Comfort Closes This Weekend to Head in Different Direction

When Double Comfort opened in 2014 — before the idea of “sanctuary” spaces entered people’s consciousness — the restaurant was a simple conduit, exchanging comfort food for money, and channeling their profits to local organizations. While their identity has been equal parts restaurant and social enterprise, that will be changing on Sunday, March 26, when […]

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Restaurant Review: Elia Athenian Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Elia Athenian Grill

Elia Athenian Grill seems like a good addition to the busy scene at Broad & High. Just off the corner (close to the Scientology outlet), it’s a fast-casual joint that offers counter service, and the staffers call out your order by its number when it’s ready for pick-up. For starters, yay for the number thing. […]

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Restaurant Roundup: News From J-POPS, Rhinegeist, Jeni’s and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News From J-POPS, Rhinegeist, Jeni’s and more

Columbus always has many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes, and sometimes hard to keep up with everything. That’s why our Restaurant Roundup series was designed to keep you informed with the latest and greatest updates. Here’s what’s new in the local dining scene: J-POPS Gourmet Ice Pops Mobile food vendor J-POPS Gourmet […]

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Karate Cowboy Moves Production to Middle West Spirits

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Karate Cowboy Moves Production to Middle West Spirits

Locally owned distilling company Revolution Experiment is localizing the production process of their brand Karate Cowboy. Since their start in 2015, it’s been in Louisville, KY, but their products are now set to come up in the newly expanded facility owned by Middle West Spirits. The conversation started about nine months ago. Middle West co-owners […]

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Ohio’s Own/Weird Stuff Edition: Sauerkraut Juice

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own/Weird Stuff Edition: Sauerkraut Juice

Did you know that Ohio has its very own sauerkraut juice manufacturer? Did you know that there is apparently a market for sauerkraut juice? Not sauerkraut, but the juice that comes from sauerkraut. Pure juice. Seriously, who knew? Frank’s Kraut Juice boasts a label that says it’s been around since 1905. It’s distributed by The […]

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