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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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First Look: The Chintz Room

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The Chintz Room played host to a fundraiser for Jennifer Brunner and William Woods last night, two local candidates running for judiciary positions this November. The event marked the first time the highly-anticipated new Downtown restaurant has served a large crowd with food and drink prior to the upcoming grand opening. Chintz Room Co-owner Michael […]

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First Look: Grandview Yard Giant Eagle Market District

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Grandview Yard Giant Eagle Market District

The new Grandview Yard Giant Eagle Market District (or GYGEMD for short) located at 840 West Third Avenue is officially opening up tomorrow morning, but has soft-opened today for any shoppers inclined to pop in for an early look at the new store. “We have long appreciated the opportunity to service our customers at this […]

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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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