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Japanese Steak House Closing Downtown Location in June

Walker Evans Walker Evans Japanese Steak House Closing Downtown Location in June

After 45 years in business, the Downtown Japanese Steak House is planning to close next month. We originally reported that the business was listed for sale in April, which does not necessarily mean a closure is coming, and can sometimes lead to a relocation instead. The owners of Japanese Steak House said that they are […]

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Unusual Eats: The Hot Dog Bun at Ichiban Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: The Hot Dog Bun at Ichiban Bakery

This isn’t just any Hot Dog Bun. In honor of Memorial Day Weekend — the official kick-off of hot dog season — we have a very special Asian bakery Hot Dog Bun with the hot dog already baked inside. It’s from Ichiban in Kenny Centre. When it comes to Asian bakeries, most people mention Ichiban’s […]

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Taste the Best Barbecue in Columbus on June 23rd

Leanne Williams Leanne Williams Taste the Best Barbecue in Columbus on June 23rd

Nothing says summer better than kicking back and enjoying some barbecue with your friends. That’s why Columbus Underground is hosting the first ever Best Bites: Barbecue on the evening of Thursday, June 23rd. We have invited Columbus restaurants, food trucks and catering companies that offer the best Barbecue in the city to join us under one roof […]

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Restaurant Review: Old Skool

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Old Skool

It seems like Old Skool entered the marketplace without much fuss. It took over the Clintonville spot once occupied by Giorgio. Low-key, affordable, with an appealing mix of sports televisions and free popcorn and video games — it’s the sort of place that should be in every neighborhood. The theme is sporty with an artsy […]

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Upscale “Taco Bell Cantina” Coming to Columbus in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Upscale “Taco Bell Cantina” Coming to Columbus in 2017

The Taco Bell located at 1525 North High Street in the South Campus area has recently closed, but it’s going to come back bigger and better than ever in 2017. The existing building will soon be demolished to make way for a new six-story apartment building, and while we already knew that the ground floor […]

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Restaurant Review: Factory on 4th

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Factory on 4th

The scoop on Factory on 4th is pretty well known. It made its debut inside the Wonder Bread building as Cray back in 2014. It struggled. A restaurant television show performed a makeover this spring. Now it’s called Factory on 4th. The post-makeover decor is nicer. Having never been a fan of graffiti art, the […]

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Smoked on High Barbecue to Open in Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Smoked on High Barbecue to Open in Brewery District

Smoked On High, a new Southern-style barbecue restaurant, is making its way to the heart of the Brewery District this summer. Owner Max McGarity is a restaurant veteran who grew up on the Northwest side of Columbus. He got his restaurant industry start in high school working at a small barbecue joint, making his way […]

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