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Take a peek inside new stores, restaurants, and other new places before anyone else gets a chance!

First Look: Skyward Grille & Catering

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Skyward Grille & Catering

Skyward Grille & Catering opened their first brick-and-mortar location yesterday at 11am. The new 4,500 square foot restaurant is located at 2185 Riverside Drive, at the corners of Riverside Drive and Trabue Road in Upper Arlington. Skyward Grille is known primarily for their gyros, sandwiches, salads, and hot dogs. The vast menu accommodates around 20,000 […]

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First Look: Denmark and The Secret Cellar

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Denmark and The Secret Cellar

Denmark on High officially opens their doors this Friday, March 14th, but we were able to stop in tonight for a sneak peek at the new space during a prelaunch event. Upon entering (the door is to the right of the Bareburger entrance on the ground floor), you encounter a stairwell pointing you upstairs to […]

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First Look: Harvest Bar & Kitchen

Anne Evans Anne Evans First Look: Harvest Bar & Kitchen

Harvest Bar & Kitchen opened today in Clintonville. The new place feels like an old favorite. Clean white subway tiles, rubbed wood cabinetry with a whitewash finish, lots of woodsy elements, rich colors, and a beautiful shiny bar, give this place a special older vibe as you walk inside. Your favorite pizzas from Harvest Pizzeria […]

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First Look: Front Street Bar & Grill

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Front Street Bar & Grill

Front Street Bar & Grill is the latest venture from Kevin and Lori Ames, who, last year, opened both Frezno Restaurant & Bar and Jack Whitney’s in the Brewery District, both of which are now closed. Front Street is in the former Frezno spot, 460 South Front Street, and it’s billed as a reincarnation of […]

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First Look: Ethyl & Tank

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Ethyl & Tank

This past weekend, Ethyl & Tank, campus’ latest multi-spot venue, opened with little advertisement and lots of hype. Curious customers came out in droves to check out the coffeehouse/bar/restaurant/arcade, located at 19 East 13th Avenue, which is still under slight construction. The space can seat about 95 guests, including six seats at Ethyl, the coffee […]

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First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

The Westgate community welcomed its newest neighbors to town last night with a packed house. Dirty Frank’s Westgate, located at 2836 West Broad Street, officially opened for business yesterday evening, and the event brought most residents and supporters out in droves. The new store is 2,500 square feet, and can easily seat more than twice […]

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First Look: Westies Gastropub

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Westies Gastropub

After months of construction, Westies Gastropub, located at 940 South Front Street, is finally ready to welcome eager guests. The 5,300 square feet restaurant and sports bar features two distinct spaces — a main dining room and a lounge, both with fully stocked bars — as well as an outdoor patio, ready for use in […]

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