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Top 10 New Restaurants in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 New Restaurants in Columbus

Over 60 new restaurants opened in Columbus in 2017, giving local foodies a plethora of new places to try throughout the year. Some of those spaces have already shot to the top of the lists for discerning diners looking for a mix of pleasant ambiance, quality service and top notch food. This year, our readers […]

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High Bank Distillery Launching in Grandview Heights in 2018

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega High Bank Distillery Launching in Grandview Heights in 2018

With the recent change in laws allowing distilleries to open tasting rooms and restaurants, brace yourself for the increasing number you’ll likely see in the next few years. High Bank Distillery, coming to Grandview in 2018, is one of them. Co-owners Jordan Helman (Zest co-owner) and Adam Hines knew they wanted to start something a […]

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Noble Cut Micro-Distillery is Starting Production in Gahanna

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Noble Cut Micro-Distillery is Starting Production in Gahanna

Ben Vause wants his micro-distillery to spur an explosion of the distilling industry in Central Ohio. Noble Cut, founded in 2014, finally has its license and is ready to start crafting spirits. As co-founder, Vause hopes that with legislation and tastes changing, Noble Cut will act as one trailblazer in the fledgling Central Ohio distilling […]

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Watershed Adding Restaurant to Distillery

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Watershed Adding Restaurant to Distillery

Watershed Distillery tour-goers will soon be able to sit down for a cocktail and a meal. The business is looking to open a kitchen and bar by February 1. It’s been somewhat of a dream for owner Greg Lehman. They’ve been talking about it since they opened the distillery six years ago. He explained that […]

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Clintonville Voters to Decide on Tasting Room at Local Distillery

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clintonville Voters to Decide on Tasting Room at Local Distillery

A Clintonville distillery is trying to get a ballot measure passed by voters to add an on-site tasting room. 451 Spirits, owned by Chad Kessler, has been distilling on Oakland Avenue since February. He said once a tasting room is added, it’ll be a lot easier for him to try new recipes and a lot […]

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First Look: Middle West Spirits Distillery Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Middle West Spirits Distillery Expansion

Middle West Spirits has officially re-opened their Short North distillery after completing a major upgrade project. New distillation equipment has allowed the company to increase capacity, diversify their product lineup and provide the ability to manufacture alcohol for other brands. In addition to the new five-story equipment housing expansion, the distillery at 1230 Courtland Avenue also houses […]

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Clintonville Craft Distillery 451 Spirits Launches Local Distribution

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Clintonville Craft Distillery 451 Spirits Launches Local Distribution

A new way to drink local has entered the Columbus scene, in the form of the city’s third distillery. Manufacture-only company 451 Spirits, nestled in Clintonville, has begun distribution. The small production distillery is the brainchild of Chief Distiller Chad Kessler and Developer David Chew. Kessler previously worked at an upscale liquor store, where he became intrigued […]

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