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Columbus Saw More than 60 Restaurant Openings in 2017

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Saw More than 60 Restaurant Openings in 2017

If you’ve had a running list of “restaurants to try,” it’s likely to get even longer. 2017 was a year of openings for Columbus, with more than 66 restaurants, bars, cafes and lounges making their central Ohio debut or expanding into other locations throughout the year. Downtown was, by far, the neighborhood with the most […]

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Restaurant Review: Drunch

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Drunch

Italian Village’s Drunch is more than a place for a drinkable, liquid lunch. Sure, there is an extensive cocktail menu, but during a recent visit, Drunch’s kitchen staff out-numbered the bar team 3:1. That sort of ratio indicates some sort of commitment to edible items. In fact, the operation has a serious menu of edibles […]

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In the Kitchen: Executive Chef Jack Moore of Watershed Kitchen & Bar

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega In the Kitchen: Executive Chef Jack Moore of Watershed Kitchen & Bar

There’s something about that small town Ohio palate. Canned green beans. Mashed potatoes. Well done steak. It’s comfortable and familiar, even to Jack Moore, Executive Chef at Watershed Kitchen & Bar. When Moore was growing up, green beans were green beans, not haricot verts. They were soft, not crispy. And they were canned, not fresh. […]

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The Top 10 Coffee Shops in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Coffee Shops in Columbus

Columbus loves coffee. We know because we launched a coffee festival and over 2000 people attended this year to sample the best that the city has to offer. And while it’s hard to pick a favorite from so many unique local shops and roasteries, our readers picked The Roosevelt Coffeehouse for the second year in […]

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The Top 20 Bars in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 20 Bars in Columbus

If hanging out in bars is your thing, then there’s a lot to choose from in Columbus. From neighborhood watering holes to upscale cocktail lounges, you can find something for everyone in just about every corner of the city. This year, when asking our readers and editors about the best bars in Columbus, we narrowed […]

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The Top 10 Bars in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Bars in Columbus

Every year our readers and editors narrow down their favorite places to drink, and then share the results with the general public to help highlight the best spots in town to find some local flavor. This year, the top 10 skews pretty heavily toward Downtown Columbus (5 out of 10), and Fourth Street specifically (7 […]

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Condado Tacos Announces Fifth Columbus Location Opening Next Year

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Condado Tacos Announces Fifth Columbus Location Opening Next Year

Recently named Best Cheap Eats by CU readers, Condado Tacos has announced a fifth restaurant in its hometown of Columbus. Condado Polaris will open next summer. Following openings in the Short North, Downtown, Easton and Clintonville, their newest store will make their second outside Columbus’ urban core. “People love our tacos—we are not limited to […]

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COLUMBUS DESSERT FEST 2018!

The biggest dessert festival in Columbus returns! Join us on Saturday, February 3rd for the Sweet Treats Dessert Festival and taste all of the best desserts that Columbus has to offer! Limited tickets are available and are expected to sell out in advance:

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