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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: The New Press Grill on Fifth Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Press Grill on Fifth Avenue

After over a year of speculation, rumor and a fairly quiet construction operation, the owners of The Short North’s Press Grill have officially expanded into a second location at 1505 West Fifth Avenue in the 5xNW neighborhood. The new restaurant features a larger space compared to the original, and a simplified menu that focuses on burgers, sandwiches, […]

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Restaurant Review: Big Mamma’s Burritos

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Big Mamma’s Burritos

Big Mamma’s Burritos hit Columbus this year, at first with a cooperative project at Park Street Patio & Saloon, and now with another location on Grandview Avenue (a third spot is coming later this year to South High Street). For recent Ohio University grads, it’s a hallowed institution, an Athens-based operation that dishes out big […]

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Red Velvet Cafe Owners Opening New Filipino Restaurant

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Red Velvet Cafe Owners Opening New Filipino Restaurant

The team behind Pickerington-based Red Velvet Cafe will soon be opening a new concept in the Fifth by Northwest area. Bonifacio, a full-service Filipino restaurant, will open on the corner of King and North Star Avenues. The restaurant was announced in the wake of the Fourth Street Red Velvet’s popular Silog Filipino brunch series, which […]

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Big Mamma’s Burritos Opening Grandview Avenue Location

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Big Mamma’s Burritos Opening Grandview Avenue Location

Athens-based Big Mamma’s Burritos has expanded their Columbus reach with the announcement of a new Grandview Avenue location that may open as soon as this weekend. Big Mamma’s is moving into 1359 Grandview Avenue, a former zpizza location just north of Grandview Heights in the Fifth by Northwest neighborhood. The cozy 1,000-square-foot space will seat […]

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Construction Update: Grandview Heights & Fifth by Northwest

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Update: Grandview Heights & Fifth by Northwest

If you live in or around Grandview Heights, then you’re probably sick of construction at this point due to the sheer volume of it, but it also means that a lot of new things are on the way — including new jobs, new places to live, new places to dine and new places to shop. Our […]

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Restaurant Review: Halwani Cuisine

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Halwani Cuisine

From the outside, a passerby might guess that Halwani Cusisine might be a Mediterranean, Middle Eastern or Indian joint. There’s the curly font, and a name with construction that suggests an ethnic origin. Only in smaller lettering, does the exterior sign hint at what’s on the menu. Inside the door, over the order counter, looms […]

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Restaurant Review: Sweet Carrot

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Sweet Carrot

Centered at the corner of Fifth and Grandview was once a local institution named Rife’s Market. After 78 years of operation, Rife’s closed its doors in 2014 and a year later, the hallowed grounds evolved into a restaurant called Sweet Carrot. The address is a permanent spot for a project that started as a food […]

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