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Photos: The Walrus Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: The Walrus Opens Downtown

After a few months of delays, The Walrus has officially opened its doors Downtown at 143 East Main Street. This new bar and restaurant is the latest concept from Brad Hobbs, Krista Sparks and Kevin Burns, owners of The Tavern in Olde Towne East. Fans of The Tavern will like what they see at The […]

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Review: Destination Donuts

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Destination Donuts

Destination Donuts is finally a destination. Sure, you can argue that it’s been a destination for a while. Its wares have been available at the North Market on weekends, and at local coffee shops throughout the week. But c’mon, now it’s got a sign and a brick and mortar home on a Tuesday or Wednesday… […]

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Izzy and Mo’s Opens on King Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Izzy and Mo’s Opens on King Avenue

Magdiale Wolmark, the James Beard-nominated chef behind Till Dynamic Fare, has finally opened the doors of the long-anticipated Jewish deli Izzy and Mo’s Luncheonette. Wolmark initally announced plans over three years ago for a donut shop called Glaze, which would occupy the empty space next to Till on 249 King Avenue. Construction began in 2012, but […]

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Popular Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant “Bonchon” Opens in Northwest Columbus

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Popular Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant “Bonchon” Opens in Northwest Columbus

Korean-style twice-fried chicken has landed in Columbus. International chain restaurant Bonchon Chicken has opened at 3586 West Dublin Granville Road. Bonchon, which means “my hometown” in Korean, has over 142 locations in six countries, but this will be their first Ohio opening. The casual sit-down restaurant is known for its signature crispy twice-fried chicken brushed […]

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Bareburger Adding Clintonville Location, Delivery Service

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Bareburger Adding Clintonville Location, Delivery Service

Just over a year after their March 2014 opening Downtown, New York-based gourmet burger joint Bareburger will be welcoming a second location in northern Clintonville. Franchise operators George Mathew and Ben Christopher signed a lease on 4560 North High Street last week. The current building, a former doctor’s office, will be rebuilt from the ground […]

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Local Cantina Possibly Expanding to Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Local Cantina Possibly Expanding to Brewery District

The Brewery District may be welcoming a fourth Local Cantina restaurant in the near future. Owner George Tanchevski requested a liquor license transfer from 1505 W. Fifth Avenue (a former Graffiti Burger location) to 743 N. High Street, for an entity named Local Cantina German Village LLC on the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor […]

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Restaurant Review: The Chintz Room

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Chintz Room

Of the grande dames of the Columbus Food League, only the femmie Chintz Room remains standing. To be sure, in the wake of Surly Girl and Betty’s departures, there are still CFL joints such as Dirty Franks to feed you, but hot dogs don’t exactly say “GIRL POWER”. Though not upscale, The Chintz Room is […]

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