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First Look: The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

After passing final inspections yesterday afternoon and opening for the final hours of the day, The Roosevelt Coffeehouse is officially open for their first full day of business today. Located at 300 East Long Street, directly across from the new Normandy apartment building at Neighborhood Launch, Roosevelt offers a sizable community gathering space where coffee […]

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First Look: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Tap Room

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Tap Room

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company has unveiled their long awaited tap room to the public. The Downtown brewery, which opened in 2013, has been planning and reconstructing the tap room since just two months after the front of house opened. It sits at the back of their Downtown building, on the corner between Lazelle and Hickory. […]

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First Look: Forno Kitchen + Bar

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: Forno Kitchen + Bar

Forno Kitchen + Bar, located at 721 North High Street, has opened its doors. Sister restaurant of popular watering hole Short North Pint House, Forno’s food is cooked in a stone-fired oven (hence the name, which translates to ‘oven’ in Italian), with the menu including an array of pizzas, small plates, and and a heavily-stocked drink […]

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First Look: Hot Chicken Takeover at The North Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Hot Chicken Takeover at The North Market

As we reported in November, the popular Hot Chicken Takeover restaurant pop-up concept is heading indoors for the winter, temporarily relocating from Oak Street in Olde Towne East into the upstairs event space inside The North Market. The NM-HCT (an abbreviation we just made up) officially opens for business on Saturday, December 20th and will […]

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First Look: Katalina’s at Oddfellows Liquor Bar

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Katalina’s at Oddfellows Liquor Bar

Katalina’s in Harrison West is growing onto High Street this weekend with a pop-up restaurant that launching inside the Oddfellows Liquor Bar located at 1038 North High Street. Starting on October 25th, the bar will feature a brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm featuring Katalina’s staples like Pancake Balls and the […]

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First Look: Fox in the Snow Café in Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Fox in the Snow Café in Italian Village

The Fox in the Snow Café hosted a soft opening this past weekend at 1031 North Fourth Street in the heart of Italian Village. Owners Jeff Excell and Lauren Culley said that the friends-and-family event went well, and that they ended up selling out of everything early. They owners took yesterday off to recoup and opened […]

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First Look: The MEATbar

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The MEATbar is a brand-new pop-up restaurant from Yavonne Sarber, announced last month as a replacement for Fin Restaurant, formerly located at 122 South High Street. The new fast-service concept revolves around customers building their own rice, noodle and salad bowls starting from a selection of meats that includes beef cheek, pork belly, duck and […]

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