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First Look: Yats Cajun Creole

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Yats Cajun Creole

Bringing some much-needed bayou flavor to the Columbus food scene, Yats Cajun Creole held its grand opening this past Sunday, August 24th at 1386 Grandview Avenue. This franchise of the popular Indiana-based company is run by brothers Michael and Jason O’Rourke, whose excitement for their new venture is only rivaled by the delicious – and […]

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First Look: Arepazo Latin Grill

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Arepazo Latin Grill

We announced this past April that popular Venezuelan restaurant, El Arepazo, would be expanding to include a third venue in the city at 515 South High Street. Just four and half short months later, Arepazo Latin Grill is open for business. With seating enough for 145 guests, Arepazo Latin Grill is the ideal spot for […]

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First Look: Tatoheads Public House

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Tatoheads Public House

Tatoheads Public House officially opened to the public on July 14th.  At that time, they were exclusively serving the menu that had made the Tatoheads Food Truck so successful, which meant spuds in every way, shape, and form. But Daniel McCarthy, founder of the Tatoheads brand, and the Tatoheads team are more than just what […]

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First Look: Oddfellows Liquor Bar

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Oddfellows Liquor Bar

You’ve got to love Columbus’ entrepreneurial spirit! Indeed, this is a city where anyone with a dream, and the right mix of hard work and creative vision, can have it all. Look at Mikey Sarboro, who, five years ago, launched what has become one of the city’s best-loved and most recognizable pizza brands, Mikey’s Late […]

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First Look: The Market Italian Village

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: The Market Italian Village

After months of construction, renovation, and experimentation, The Market Italian Village opens today at the corners of Summit Street and Third Avenue in the Italian Village. The 2,500 square foot space is simultaneously a butcher, deli counter, bakery, wine shop, café, bar, and a European-style restaurant that serves small plates for lunch and dinner that […]

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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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First Look: The Normandy Apartments and The Welsh

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: The Normandy Apartments and The Welsh

With pre-leasing well underway and the first tenants scheduled to begin moving in on August 1st, the latest piece of the Neighborhood Launch puzzle is close to completion. The Normandy, a five-story building on East Long Street between Normandy Avenue and North 6th Street, will house 130 apartment units. Also under construction – and on […]

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