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Located south of Upper Arlington and north of Grandview Heights, the neighborhood −annexed to Columbus in 1922− is home to a mix of sidewalk cafes, fast-food restaurants, independent shops and chain stores.

First Look: Yats Cajun Creole

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Yats Cajun Creole

Bringing some much-needed bayou flavor to the Columbus food scene, Yats Cajun Creole held its grand opening this past Sunday, August 24th at 1386 Grandview Avenue. This franchise of the popular Indiana-based company is run by brothers Michael and Jason O’Rourke, whose excitement for their new venture is only rivaled by the delicious – and […]

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zpizza Opening Fourth Store on Grandview Avenue

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson zpizza Opening Fourth Store on Grandview Avenue

When California-based zpizza launched in Columbus six years ago, it was met with enthusiasm and gratitude. Their approach to pizza-making – using less-processed, fresher ingredients, like hormone and preservative-free meats and cheeses, and orgainc flour – was bold, refreshing, and essential. With three local franchised branches currently in operation — the original Short North store […]

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Restaurant Review: Jobu Ramen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Jobu Ramen

Jobu Ramen set up shop in a Grandview spot that was once home to Mazah Mediterranean Eatery. At first, that news was disturbing. Mazah Mediterranean was too good to end so abruptly. As it turns out, Mazah just moved a couple of doors down the street, it still exists. Jobu Raman has moved into the […]

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Car2Go Expanding to Grandview Heights and Fifth by Northwest

Walker Evans Walker Evans Car2Go Expanding to Grandview Heights and Fifth by Northwest

Car sharing service car2go is ready to expand for the fourth time since launching last October (the first expansion was to Ohio State, next was Easton Town Center, and most recently was Port Columbus). This time, they’re planning on heading west to include the city of Grandview Heights, the village of Marble Cliff, and the […]

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Loops Restaurant Launches Food Truck

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Loops Restaurant Launches Food Truck

In a city littered with sandwich shops, it’s sometimes difficult to do something different or to stand out. At Loops Restaurant, where the motto is, “Just Good Food”, the sandwiches are purely Chicago-inspired, and indeed, very good. Loops Restaurant was opened by the Constantinides brothers, Jim and Andrew, who missed the Windy City grub they’d […]

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Yats Cajun Creole Restaurant Coming to Grandview Avenue

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Yats Cajun Creole Restaurant Coming to Grandview Avenue

Arguably, if it’s one type of cuisine Columbus could eat more of is Creole/Cajun fare. Traditionally savory and spicy, real Louisiana-based food is flavorful, comforting, and affordable. And it’s the main reason why Yats Cajun Creole is expanding to Columbus. The franchise began in Indianapolis, but has quickly spread to 12 locations across the region. […]

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Jobu Ramen Opens on Grandview Avenue

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Jobu Ramen Opens on Grandview Avenue

Do you slurp? That’s the question Mike Kopfman and John Franke hope to have the city answer when they open Jobu Ramen, Columbus’ newest spot for steaming bowls of flavorful goodness, at 1439 Grandview Avenue, formerly home to Mazah Mediterranean Eatery. When Kopfman, who’s from Ohio but has lived in nearly every other state in […]

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