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Level Dining Lounge Closes Friday, will Reopen as Monarch Cocktail Lounge

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Level Dining Lounge Closes Friday, will Reopen as Monarch Cocktail Lounge

Editor’s note: a previous version of this article referred to Monarch Cocktail Lounge as a nightclub. That has been redacted. Now under new ownership, Level Dining Lounge will go through a name and brand change over the next month. Open in the Short North since 2009, Level will close this Friday after a farewell party, […]

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Ohio’s Own: Asempe Bread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Asempe Bread

We’ve talked about this. The Downtown pop-ups at Hills Market for Asempe Kitchen are golden. True to pop-up form, the dining opportunities with the West African operation exist for only a few hours each week. Asempe’s pop-ups offer, at least, predictable hours on Wednesdays, so you know when to visit. But, should you develop a […]

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Restaurant Review: Pub Mahone Downtown

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Pub Mahone Downtown

Pub Mahone doesn’t scream Ireland at you. Inside the doors, at eye-level and at first glance, there are no obvious lucky charms, no clovers. Rather than something like Dropkick Murphys, the ambient background music might feature classic seventies rock. But look up, and there are lots of iconic flags fastened to the ceiling, along with […]

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Impero Coffee Soon to be Roaming Goat Coffee

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Impero Coffee Soon to be Roaming Goat Coffee

Regulars at the Short North’s Impero Coffee will have a new name to call home come December. For the last year, Roaming Goat Coffee owner Jason Thomas has been transitioning the space into what will become a showcase for the wholesale roasting business he’s ran for four years. Back then, there wasn’t too much competition: […]

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Cameron Mitchell Deli to Open in Rigsby’s Space in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cameron Mitchell Deli to Open in Rigsby’s Space in The Short North

The 4,100 square foot restaurant space at 698 North High Street has sat dark for two full years since Rigsby’s Kitchen closed up their doors in 2015. That will change this spring once Cameron Mitchell Restaurants opens their newest concept: Harvey and Ed’s. The new restaurant and bar is being described as a “modern American approach to […]

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Si Señor Opens Third Location on the Scioto Mile

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Si Señor Opens Third Location on the Scioto Mile

Though it was a quiet one, Si Señor celebrated the opening of their newest location in August. Following the restaurant’s Grandview debut, Si Señor has set up shop in the old Columbia Gas building at 200 Civic Center Drive, and it’s been catering to the needs of the building’s office workers. The process started about […]

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Unusual Eats: The Chivito Sandwich

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: The Chivito Sandwich

Cuban sandwiches are good, but like Rubens and the Bahn Mi, they’ve had their day in the sun. Enter the Chivito. The discovery came, as discoveries often do, as the result of a happy accident. The original mission was to get empanadas from Cakes and More. The South American bakery has launched a worthy fried […]

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