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Mimis Cafe in Polaris: Highly recommended


Has anyone else tried Mimi’s Cafe in Polaris? They have some excellent food! I’m always impressed by the service and if it’s your first time you get a free case of muffins (a really nice touch!) Try the tuna salad and avocado for lunch and the parmesean-encrusted chicken/penne for dinner. The deep-fried dill pickle chips […]


Estrada in Victorian Village has Closed


I was just walking my dog down King Ave. & I noticed Estrada was closed. Not just “shutting down for the season” closed, but more like “everything of value has been moved out of the building” closed w/ a big “for rent” sign on the front. Obviously the fate of this place has been up […]


Minor menu changes keep The Top a major player

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Minor menu, wine changes keep old favorite a major player Thursday, October 4, 2007 By BY JON CHRISTENSEN When a restaurant with a half-century of tradition and a loyal following changes hands, patrons might become nervous. But as the new owners of the Top Steak House have taken charge during the […]

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Elizabeth Lessner’s Appetite for New Restaurants

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Columbus Alive wrote Appetite for New Restaurants by Brittany Kress October 4th, 2007 As a young bartender new to Columbus in the late ’90s, Elizabeth Lessner wasn’t impressed with the city’s restaurant and bar offerings. So in 2001, she opened one of her own, Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits. Then she opened another. And another. […]


Slider Reviews in Columbus Alive

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Columbus Alive wrote Slider Pilot by G.A. Benton October 4th, 2007 While sipping and grazing my way through the Columbus tavern snackscape for this week’s Ultimate Bar Guide, I would have had to have been tipsier than I actually was (and that’s saying something) not to have noticed an obvious meaty common denominator: You can […]


Tommy’s Diner – Nostalgia alive and well

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Tommy’s Diner – Nostalgia alive and well Thursday, October 4, 2007 By BY TIM FERAN Tommy’s Diner doesn’t resemble the Statehouse, but the Franklinton establishment does have some notable things in common with the Ohio seat of government. Both are longtime Columbus institutions. Both have seen their share of politicians wheeling […]

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Cuppy’s Coffee Coming to the Short North

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This Week News wrote Thursday, October 4, 2007 By GARY SEMAN JR. The Short North is getting another coffee shop. Cuppy’s Coffee of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is setting up shop at 849 N. High St. The 800-square-foot store is expected to open in December. The local franchisee is Maj Firouzian. The company was founded […]


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