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Jeff Ruby Opening Steakhouse in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeff Ruby Opening Steakhouse in Downtown Columbus

Cincinnati-based steakhouse restaurateur Jeff Ruby is officially making his way to Columbus. The restaurant owner announced today his plans to open one of his signature restaurants at 89 E. Nationwide Boulevard in the space currently home to 89 Fish & Grill. The news comes as little surprise, as Ruby’s not-so-subtle tour bus was spotted in […]

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Cap City Fine Diner to Open at Bridge Park in Dublin

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cap City Fine Diner to Open at Bridge Park in Dublin

While Cameron Mitchell Restaurants has focused primarily on new concepts (The Guild House, The Barn, The Avenue, etc) and replicating high-end concepts across the country (Ocean Prime opened in Manhattan last fall), this week’s news showcases a return to an older CMR concept that generally falls at a more affordable price point. The developers of […]

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Restaurant Review: Roots Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Roots Cafe

You don’t have to buy into Roots Cafe’s mission, in order to appreciate the food. That said, an evaluation of the edibles alone offers only a tiny window into what it’s all about. Roots Cafe was developed with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank inside Reeb Avenue Center on the South side. The center is in an […]

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First Look: Balboa

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Balboa

The Grandview Avenue strip is getting another new restaurant this week with the opening of Balboa. Located at 1312 Grandview Avenue in the former Shoku space, Balboa is bringing food and drink from Southern California to Central Ohio with a hip cantina-style restaurant and large outdoor patio that is likely to be a popular destination in […]

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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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Restaurant Roundup: New Pizza, New Drinks, New Cookbooks & More

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Restaurant Roundup: New Pizza, New Drinks, New Cookbooks & More

In the constantly revolving orbit of restaurant news, CU has the latest scoop. Here’s out what’s happening right now: Build-your-own pizza chain PizzaRev has opened at South Campus Gateway. The California export is a fast-casual operation where custom pizzas are cooked in a stone-fired oven and ready to eat in under 10 minutes. Columbus-based veggie […]

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Treat to Try: Gluten-Free Twinkies from Bake Me Happy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Gluten-Free Twinkies from Bake Me Happy

Twinkies and Oatmeal Pies; they’re not all bad. Sure, the sanctimonious are endlessly horrified at anyone’s professed love for the packaged, processed treats. That’s all the more reason to love Hostess and Little Debbie. How about this, then? You can score a gluten-free, cream-filled, tube-shaped pastry sponge cake that’s locally made here in Columbus. Look […]

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