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The 2015 Columbus Festival Season

Anne Evans Anne Evans The 2015 Columbus Festival Season

It’s the time that many wait for, the warm weather and the fun outdoor festival season, music, food, home tours, funnel cakes, and more! Below is a list of festivals beginning now and running through 2015. Get out your calendar and start filling it in! If you know of a festival that should be included, […]

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A Kitchen Inspired by Mom

Tiffany Dixon Tiffany Dixon A Kitchen Inspired by Mom

For my birthday every year, my Mom makes me whatever it is I want. The year I turned thirteen I thought I was classy and for my birthday I wanted crab legs. To this day I’m not quite sure how I developed such a refined palette at such a young age. Despite having to work […]

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The Sonoma Grille Set for Spring Opening in The Arena District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Sonoma Grille Set for Spring Opening in The Arena District

The Arena District will getting a dose of California cuisine this spring. The Sonoma Grille, a casual West Coast rustic restaurant, has moved into the former Darz Cafe location on 111 W. Nationwide Boulevard. Construction began in January, with an intensive remodel that included building a full kitchen. The interior of Sonoma will seat 20-25, […]

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Bentos Lunch Delivers Food To Your Door

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Bentos Lunch Delivers Food To Your Door

Shannon Bowman has begun a new delivery lunch service, bringing “An American Twist on a Japanese Tradition” to central Columbus. Bowman, who’s lived in Columbus for the past seven years, started developing Bentos Lunch back in June 2014. She’s been in catering for a good while, but wanted to work days as opposed to the […]

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Ohio’s Own: Granola Pop

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Granola Pop

Youngstown doesn’t really seem like the granola capital of Ohio. It doesn’t seem like the sort of place that would embrace flaxseed flour and agave syrup in a snack food. It’s a hardcore, industrial, steel city, for Pete’s sake. But the city is also, in fact, the home of Peanut Butter Granola Pop. Big Dipper […]

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Surly Girl Saloon to Close Doors After 10 Years in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Surly Girl Saloon to Close Doors After 10 Years in The Short North

When the Surly Girl Saloon opened in the north end of the Short North in late 2005, the neighborhood was a much different place. “There was no Jackson Building when we opened, and the old Goody Boy was a magnet for crime,” explains Surly co-owner Elizabeth Lessner. “We used to regularly chase prostitutes out of […]

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First Look: Near East Side Coop Now Open on Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Near East Side Coop Now Open on Parsons Avenue

In February, it was announced that the Near East Side Cooperative Market would be relocating from 1117 Oak Street to a new home at 85 Parsons Avenue. The move means a smaller store and limited selection of products, but an increase in visibility and customer access with more nearby businesses and existing foot traffic. The […]

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