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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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The (New) Breakfast Club Delivers to You

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The (New) Breakfast Club Delivers to You

It’s a gray Sunday morning. You’re starving. There’s a steady April drizzle falling outside, and the last thing you want to do is scrape yourself together for a lengthy brunch wait. No worries, though — you’ve planned ahead. Ten minutes later, a van pulls into your driveway. Orange-aproned servers present you a hot gourmet brunch, […]

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Restaurant Roundup: New Menus, New Beer, and Spring Openings

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Restaurant Roundup: New Menus, New Beer, and Spring Openings

Chalk it up to cabin fever, March Madness, or patio season being right around the corner; Columbus is bursting with restaurant developments. Check out what’s happening in the city this month. Zoup! Fresh Soup Company opened their second Columbus location at Lennox Town Center yesterday, at 1543 Lennox Town Lane. The national soup and sandwich chain, […]

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Treat to Try: Paisley Kitchens’ Sweet & Salty Caramel Pie

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Paisley Kitchens’ Sweet & Salty Caramel Pie

There are days when you just want to eat an entire pie, all by yourself. Or maybe that’s just me. Regardless, Paisley Kitchens’ Sweet & Salty Caramel Pie is perfectly sized for a solo binge. With a diameter around five inches (and a height around three inches), it’s probably better to share the confection, but […]

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Interview: Ted Allen Discusses AIDS Walk Ohio, Dining in Columbus

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Interview: Ted Allen Discusses AIDS Walk Ohio, Dining in Columbus

Among the list of notable culinarians that hail from Columbus, Ted Allen might brandish the most imposing resume. Allen is most well-known as longstanding host of Chopped, the Food Network series that pits chefs against each other to create a three-course meal out of a basket of mystery ingredients. He’s also a contributing editor for Esquire, […]

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Home Crew Games to Feature More Local Food and Beer

Walker Evans Walker Evans Home Crew Games to Feature More Local Food and Beer

When the Columbus Crew hosts their first home game on Saturday at the newly renamed Mapfre Stadium, futbol fans will find some new food options to partake in this year. Levy Restaurants and Retail Group is the new partner for dining and hospitality offerings at the stadium, and the company is bringing some familiar local […]

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