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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: Sweet Carrot

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Sweet Carrot

After months of renovations, the old Rife’s Market at 1417 West Fifth Avenue has been reborn as Sweet Carrot, a new fresh-focused restaurant from the creators of the Sweet Carrot food truck. The business is the latest venture from Angela Petro, who is also the owner of the Two Caterers catering company and the High Line […]


Restaurant Review: Phy Phom Pho

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Phy Phom Pho

Grandview Avenue newcomer Phy Phom Pho is a nice, pared down stop. Open a few weeks, it replaces Jobu Ramen as a neighborhood outlet for some pho. The new joint doesn’t try to do a whole lot of things, it sticks to the basics: noodles or rice with meat. That said, what it does do, it does […]

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First Look: FUSIAN Grandview

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: FUSIAN Grandview

Cincinnati-based sushi company FUSIAN is about to open its third Columbus location. The build-your-own-roll sushi restaurant has outposts at Easton and the South Campus Gateway, and will open a store at 855 West Fifth Avenue on Monday. The company is referring to the new location as its Grandview store, even though it’s technically within the […]


Das KaffeeHaus Launching Coffee Shop at Zauber Brewing

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Das KaffeeHaus Launching Coffee Shop at Zauber Brewing

Zauber Brewing Company has been making moves to nail a contemporary German aesthetic, most recently with the addition of a kaffee blitzkrieg. That blitzkrieg (German for ‘lighting strike’) has materialized in the form of Das KaffeHaus von Frau Burkhart, a modern German coffeehouse. The original Das KaffeeHaus resides in Lithopolis, home of founders Amy and Joe […]


Moretti’s Fast Casual Spin-Off “Palle” Coming Soon to The View on Fifth

Walker Evans Walker Evans Moretti’s Fast Casual Spin-Off “Palle” Coming Soon to The View on Fifth

Tim Moretti has spent his entire life in Columbus restaurants. His grandparents owned restaurants, his parents owned restaurants, and he himself has owned and operated Moretti’s of Arlington since 2000. After 15 years, he’s ready to try something new: a casual meatball-centric concept known as Palle by Moretti. “There’s so many fast casual restaurants popping […]

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Photos: Grandview Hop – August 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Grandview Hop – August 2015

The monthly summertime Grandview Hop event series took place this evening with special extended hours to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the CYP Club. Thousands of attendees descended upon the Grandview Avenue strip to partake in the activities, shopping, live music, dining and drinking. The final Grandview Hop of 2015 takes place on Saturday, […]

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Cambodian-Inspired Phy Phom Pho Now Open on Grandview Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Cambodian-Inspired Phy Phom Pho Now Open on Grandview Avenue

A new pho spot has opened on Grandview Avenue, inspired by a twenty-year friendship. Phy Phom Pho, a fast-casual Cambodian restaurant, opened on July 23 in the former Jobu Ramen space at 1439 Grandview Avenue. Owner Maggie Ailabouni, who also owns next-door Mazah Mediterranean Eatery, decided to open a Southeastern-style kitchen, infuenced by her longtime […]

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