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First Look: The Avenue Steak Tavern in Grandview Heights

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: The Avenue Steak Tavern in Grandview Heights

Cameron Mitchell’s latest concept — The Avenue Steak Tavern — is on the cusp of completion. The 1307 Grandview Avenue restaurant will open it’s doors next Monday, February 1st. The 4,850 square-foot restaurant, a former Panera Bread, seats 100 in the dining room, 35 at the bar, and an additional 24 on the street-facing sidewalk patio. […]

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First Look: Paulie Gee’s Pizzeria Opens in Short North

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: Paulie Gee’s Pizzeria Opens in Short North

Paulie Gee’s Short North pizzeria has officially opened their doors today at 1195 North High Street. Construction of the Brooklyn-based restaurant began last August, culminating in a soft opening several days ago. The menu is more condensed than the Brooklyn Paulie Gee’s, but still offers a wide selection of pizzas. “I’ll really be focusing on the […]

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First Look: Lomonico’s on Gay Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Lomonico’s on Gay Street

It’s been over a full calendar year since we first heard about Lomonico’s opening a Downtown location, and almost a full calendar year since the planned opening date. Owner Craig Lomonico told Columbus Underground last year that he originally wanted to be open in November of 2014. Despite the delays, Lomonico’s has officially opened. A […]

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First Look: Salt & Pine Approaches Downtown Opening

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: Salt & Pine Approaches Downtown Opening

Columbus restauranteur Chris Crader, the mind behind Harvest Pizzeria, Harvest Kitchen+Bar and The Sycamore, is on the cusp of opening a new Downtown restaurant. Salt & Pine will open soon as a full-service restaurant, coffee/liquor bar, and grab-and-go store. “I think the only way I can define it is to call it chef-driven cuisine,” said […]

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First Look: The New Columbus Museum of Art

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Columbus Museum of Art

After two years of construction, the massive expansion and renovation of the Columbus Museum of Art is nearly complete. The public grand opening celebration will take place next weekend on October 25th, but members of the media were treated to a sneak preview earlier this week for a first glimpse inside the new spaces. The […]

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First Look: FUSIAN Grandview

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: FUSIAN Grandview

Cincinnati-based sushi company FUSIAN is about to open its third Columbus location. The build-your-own-roll sushi restaurant has outposts at Easton and the South Campus Gateway, and will open a store at 855 West Fifth Avenue on Monday. The company is referring to the new location as its Grandview store, even though it’s technically within the […]

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First Look: Brassica Sandwiches + Salads

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: Brassica Sandwiches + Salads

Brassica, the new Mediterranean-influenced sandwich and salad operation from the creators of Northstar Cafe, has officially opened its doors today. Brassica hides in plain view at 680 North High Street, the occupying the former Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits space. Signage has yet to arrive, but will be installed in the next few weeks. Though the […]

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