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Yavonne Sarber on the Coming Closure of deNOVO and the Decline of Fine Dining

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Yavonne Sarber on the Coming Closure of deNOVO and the Decline of Fine Dining

When Yavonne Sarber moved her upscale eatery deNOVO to Columbus Commons, she didn’t anticipate hurting for clientele. While an increasingly busy area come sundown, Downtown still doesn’t get the foot traffic common to neighborhoods further north on High Street, unless there’s a show at the theatre, or an event in the park. After holding on […]

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Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Opening Soon

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Opening Soon

In the works for over a year, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse is finally approaching an opening date. The business’ Columbus debut pays homage to The Ohio State University and the Buckeyes, incorporating a local theme to set it apart from its other locations in Cincinnati, Louisville and Nashville. Art deco murals, crystal chandeliers, Tasmanian onyx, velvet […]

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Local Chef Marcus Meacham Puts ‘Steam’ on Hold to Run the Kitchen at Latitude 41

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Chef Marcus Meacham Puts ‘Steam’ on Hold to Run the Kitchen at Latitude 41

Steam’s creator and owner Marcus Meacham is running a new kitchen. Putting his business of steam bun sandwiches on the back burner, he’s looking forward to bringing a new style of fine dining to Latitude 41. “It already feels like a home environment for me, so I’m super comfortable here,” said Meacham, who was a […]

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The Top 10 Chefs in Columbus of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Chefs in Columbus of 2016

The Columbus dining scene is one that is diversifying, growing and evolving with some stellar kitchen talent leading the charge. Locals have a wide variety of high quality restaurant options to choose from, and when asked about their favorite chefs at the helms of local menus, our readers and contributors picked Chef Seth Lassak at […]

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The Refectory Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Refectory Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Implore a seasoned Columbus bon vivant what comes to mind when they think ‘fine dining’ – The Refectory will likely be their hair-trigger response. From the exterior, The Refectory is unassuming; tucked off of Bethel Road in an 1840s-era church. Make no mistake though – the restaurant has been a staple in Columbus’s upscale dining […]

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Rigsby’s Kitchen Closes After 29 Years in Business

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rigsby’s Kitchen Closes After 29 Years in Business

An iconic Columbus restaurant is no more. Rigsby’s Kitchen, located at 698 North High Street in the Short North, closed its doors for good last night. Columbus Underground has been told by guests last night that they were informed by owner Kent Rigsby that the restaurant would be closing effective immediately. When Rigsby’s opened in 1986, […]

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Alana’s Food and Wine Shifts Casual, Considers Move to Smaller Space

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Alana’s Food and Wine Shifts Casual, Considers Move to Smaller Space

Locavore favorite Alana’s Food and Wine has several changes in the making. “Fine dining is dead,” said owner Alana Shock, illuminating the recent menu switch from large plates to small. “I just want to do something else. My life is more than half over, and I want to do something with it.” The North Campus […]

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