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Oliver’s Brings Burgers, Steaks & Bourbon to Lynn Alley Downtown

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Oliver’s Brings Burgers, Steaks & Bourbon to Lynn Alley Downtown

The restaurant landscape in downtown Columbus has been developing over the past few years with the openings of several lunch and dinner spots. Among them, Chez du Bon, which is the most recent offering from entrepreneur Yavonne Sarber, who’s also opened de-NOVO Bistro & Bar and Manifesto Tuscan Grato & Scotch Bar Downtown in the […]

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Bar 145 Scheduled to Expand to Columbus in November

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bar 145 Scheduled to Expand to Columbus in November

It sounds incredible, but it’s true. The incidences of places where one can simultaneously enjoy high-quality cuisine and awesome live music are shockingly small, even in a town like Columbus that enjoys both. Bar 145, a Toldeo-based enterprise, is poised to change that fact in our fair city. Launched in 2011, Bar 145, whose tagline […]

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Bakersfield Restaurant Expanding from Over-the-Rhine to the Short North

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bakersfield Restaurant Expanding from Over-the-Rhine to the Short North

When Joe and John Lanni opened the first Bakersfield Restaurant in Cincinnati in Over-the-Rhine, it was with the intention of being a completely unique concept that featured cuisine prepared for and named after the “Bakersfield Sound”: firmly country with a rock n’ roll influence. Buck Owens and Johnny Cash, among others, defined this type of […]

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Winking Lizard Opens in 5xNW, Plans St. Patrick’s Day Bash

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Winking Lizard Opens in 5xNW, Plans St. Patrick’s Day Bash

When Winking Lizard opened its latest bar and restaurant in what locals call “the money spot”, the corners of Grandview and West Fifth Avenues, they knew they had committed to something special. Another Columbus restaurant group was originally slated to take over the lease at 1416 W. Fifth Avenue, but when that deal fell through, […]

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The List: Top 10 Liquors Sold in Ohio in 2012

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: Top 10 Liquors Sold in Ohio in 2012

The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control announced today that liquor sales in Ohio reached a record level of $849 million in 2012, increasing over 7% from 2011. “Consumer tastes are becoming more sophisticated, and Ohioans continue to trade up buying more of the premium products,” said David Goodman, Director of the Ohio […]

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Middle West Spirits Expanding Production Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Middle West Spirits Expanding Production Space

If you attend a tour of Middle West Spirits soon, you may need to pardon some dust. The Short North microdistillery is currently in expansion mode, working to add 6,000 square feet of new production space to ferment, finish and bottle their products. “Our walk through space, with the installation of the new mash system, […]

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Middle West Spirits Launching OYO Bourbon Whiskey

Walker Evans Walker Evans Middle West Spirits Launching OYO Bourbon Whiskey

Columbus will soon be home to not one, but two local bourbons, which is great news for connoisseurs of the spirit. Last week we wrote about Watershed Distillery adding Bourbon to their product lineup and this week we’ve got news that Middle West Spirits has been working on something similar — creating a bourbon by blending […]

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