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The intersection of Broad and High streets is considered the hub of Downtown, which spans 2.2 square miles. The area is home to the Ohio Statehouse, the Franklin County Courthouse, the Lazarus Building, LeVeque Tower, Columbus Commons and the Scioto Mile, as well as numerous restaurants and residential developments.

First Look: Double Comfort Restaurant

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Double Comfort Restaurant

Double Comfort Restaurant, the social enterprise which donates a meal to a food pantry for every meal sold, opened quietly this past Saturday, July 19th,  at 505 North High Street. The restaurant is the first for Mary Lyski and her husband, who took a fried chicken recipe supposedly handed down from an old riverboat captain, and […]

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Food Challenge: Good Luck Ramen at Rishi Sushi

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Food Challenge: Good Luck Ramen at Rishi Sushi

Summer is competitive eating season. Nathan’s Hot Dog challenge always sets the tone in early July with its famous hot dog excess. We’ve looked at local means of eating excess before. Joseppi’s has a big pizza challenge and there was a disaster involving some blazing hot wings from Tweeters. Rishi Sushi has a Downtown challenge […]

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Restaurant Review: Olivers Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Olivers Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Olivers is a new spot downtown from FAB Dining. FAB dining destinations are known for their distinctly over-the-top fabulous décor. Do up some gold swirls, add a few checks and some velvet -and you might have something that blends with the luxe decor at a FAB-establishment. Olivers, meanwhile, has a different look. For starters, it […]

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Gallerie Bar & Bistro Introduces Monthly Supper Club

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Gallerie Bar & Bistro Introduces Monthly Supper Club

When Chef Bill Glover abruptly closed Sage American Bistro last year, fans of his nouveau American cuisine were dismayed. He quickly set up shop once again, however, this time as the Executive Chef at Gallerie Bar & Bistro, located inside the Downtown Hilton, at 401 North High Street. And in keeping with his commitment to creative […]

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The Next Generation of Columbus Chefs are in Training at CSCC

Julia Norris Julia Norris The Next Generation of Columbus Chefs are in Training at CSCC

The baking lab in the basement of Eibling Hall on Columbus State’s campus is a flurry of activity at this point in the semester. Chefs-in-training have progressed from basic “quick bread” recipes into the world of artisan creations. Ciabatta, fougasse with Niçoise olives, apple brioche pizza, ham and swiss loaves, and roasted potato garlic and […]

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Downtown Parking Lots to Receive Public Art Upgrades

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Parking Lots to Receive Public Art Upgrades

Urban enthusiasts generally agree that there’s no bigger blight on a Downtown area than a surface parking lot. They use a lot of space for a single purpose that is always considered underutilized when compared to virtually any other type of development, large or small. Thankfully, Columbus is filling in surface lots with new development, […]

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J. Gumbo’s Celebrates Five Years on Gay Street

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson J. Gumbo’s Celebrates Five Years on Gay Street

There are many reasons to go into business for yourself: the freedom to make your own hours, financial flexibility, the autonomy that comes with self-ownership and accountability. For Chad McCoury, opening his own business was a chance to give something back, an opportunity to help build a community. He wanted to pay forward the support […]

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