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Downtown’s Pub Mahone Opens Next Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Downtown’s Pub Mahone Opens Next Week

Pub Mahone, the Irish pub that’s been coming together in the old J Gumbo’s space on East Gay Street, will celebrate a grand opening next weekend. Announced last December, Pub Mahone was the brainchild of owner Chad Barnhart. He envisioned a homey, welcoming restaurant that offered Irish classics and other familiar fare, and that gave […]

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Restaurant Review: The Pit BBQ Grille

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Pit BBQ Grille

In terms of scratching the summertime barbecue itch, The Pit BBQ Grille is a worthy destination. The joint made its debut on Cleveland Avenue less than a year ago, a project involving a crew of former OSU football players. College football seems like a promising marketing angle in Columbus, but guests at the eatery wouldn’t […]

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BonChon Clintonville Announces Closure

Walker Evans Walker Evans BonChon Clintonville Announces Closure

After 16 months in operation, BonChon in Clintonville has announced its immediate closure today. The North High Street restaurant was the second franchise location to open in Columbus following the first spot, which also opened and closed in a relatively short amount of time. When news first broke about the Korean chain’s entry into the […]

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Pat and Gracie’s to Open Downtown for Second Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Pat and Gracie’s to Open Downtown for Second Location

Pat and Gracie’s, the local tavern that opened at the Graceland Shopping Center last July, will open its second restaurant Downtown this fall. Taking over the space vacated by Lomonico’s in February, Pat and Gracie’s will bring both an evening tavern and quick lunch spot to the neighborhood. “We were looking at the Downtown area,” […]

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KDB Closes Doors at Easton Town Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans KDB Closes Doors at Easton Town Center

After seven years of operation, KDB has closed its doors inside Easton Station at Easton Town Center. The entertainment-based bar replaced similar concept Gameworks in 2010, both of which allowed visitors to play arcade games, air hockey, skee-ball and other interactive games with a bar and restaurant environment. Managers of the business posted the following […]

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1400 Food Lab Launched in Former Commissary Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans 1400 Food Lab Launched in Former Commissary Space

After nearly three years in operation, The Commissary has been reborn as 1400 Food Lab. The entrepreneurial kitchen incubator opened in late 2014 at 1400 Dublin Road as a place for local chefs, aspiring food entrepreneurs, food truck operators and the foodie community to gather and develop their ideas. New owners and management have transitioned the […]

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Photos: Third Annual Best Bites: Tacos Festival

Randi Walle Randi Walle Photos: Third Annual Best Bites: Tacos Festival

Last Thursday, hungry locals gathered to taste the best tacos in Columbus at our third annual Best Bites: Tacos festival! The event featured food, drinks, music, giveaways and more. After tasting, fans voted and named Condado as the best taco in town. Stay tuned for more details on the next Best Bites event! All photos […]

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