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Poké Bros Opening Soon Next to Polaris Mall

Walker Evans Walker Evans Poké Bros Opening Soon Next to Polaris Mall

First there was Hai Poké. Next came Pokébap. Soon, you’ll be able to get your poké fix in the Polaris area with the upcoming opening of Poké Bros — a  new restaurant that is a collaborative project between Anthony Wellman and Xue Gong Chen. “As young entrepreneurs we have started a few restaurants in the Central […]

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Alana’s Food and Wine is For Sale, Owners Relocating

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alana’s Food and Wine is For Sale, Owners Relocating

After 18 years in business, Alana’s Food and Wine has begun the process of concluding its final chapter. Owners Alana Shock and Kevin Bertschi have listed the restaurant for sale with plans to relocate. The news may come as a surprise to fans who learned earlier this year that the restaurant was staying put after evaluating […]

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Hangover Easy Reopening, Daily Growler Expansion Update & More

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Hangover Easy Reopening, Daily Growler Expansion Update & More

Columbus has so many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes that it’s sometimes hard to keep up with them all. That’s why our Restaurant Roundup series was designed to keep you informed with the latest and greatest updates. Here’s what’s new in the local dining scene: Copious This Brewery District restaurant is changing […]

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Hot Chicken Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hot Chicken Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Once again, Hot Chicken Takeover is headed out into the world with their Neighborhood Tour series, bringing fried chicken to eight different stops throughout September and October. The restaurant located inside the North Market will remain open while the company’s food truck — recently voted the best food truck in Columbus — hits the streets […]

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Restaurant Review: Pat and Gracie’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Pat and Gracie’s

Pat and Gracie’s doesn’t seem like the sort of place to open in a super-sized shopping center. With its deep woodsy tones, it feels more like a Downtown or Short North sort of stop. Instead, it’s pioneering a place for itself in Graceland Shopping Center, near a Michael’s Crafts and across a ginormous parking lot […]

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The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

What’s it like to own a restaurant and what drives people to do it? This week, we sat down with two restaurateurs with very different perspectives. First up, Sangeeta Lakhani, co-owner of The Table who speaks from her perspective on dealing with customers, employees, and the city. Then, an interview with Joe Deloss, founder and head fryer of Hot Chicken […]

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Duck Donuts Coming Soon to Polaris Area

Walker Evans Walker Evans Duck Donuts Coming Soon to Polaris Area

North Carolina-based Duck Donuts announced last week that it will be expanding its national footprint through franchise operations into many new cities and states, including Columbus. More accurately, Duck Donuts will be landing in Westerville, with its first regional location setting up shop in a strip mall at 825 Polaris Parkway. The local franchise will […]

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