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Judgment Day: School Lunch

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Judgment Day: School Lunch

Adults like to have opinions on school lunch programs. The food should be organic. The food should be farm-fresh. The food should be low fat and nutrient dense. It needs to be more like the spa menu at Canyon Ranch. The food should be all sorts of things, but at the end of the day, […]


First Look: The MEATbar

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The MEATbar

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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Restaurant Review: The Carvery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Carvery

Sometimes things are divinely inspired, in concept… but disappointing in delivery. Car alarms, for example; or diet caffeine-free Mountain Dew. The concept behind The Carvery is so fantastically wonderful — fresh carved meats stacked and served on artisan bread, it’s hard to believe that the actual reality could live up to the conceptual perfection. The […]


Rusty Bucket Hilliard Set to Open this Fall

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Rusty Bucket Hilliard Set to Open this Fall

With popular presence in four states, the Rusty Bucket franchise is set to grow again in the Buckeye state this autumn. Rusty Bucket Hilliard, the 17th restaurant in the line, will open on October 1st at The Market at Hilliard Gateway, 3901 Britton Parkway. The new restaurant is 4,500 square feet in size, and can […]

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Cream & Sugar Now Open in The Hilltop

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Cream & Sugar Now Open in The Hilltop

The Dairy Queen that’s sat at 2185 Sullivant Avenue for more years than most of us can remember is now no more. A once-frequented stop for haloed ice-cream treats on hot, summer days, the DQ eventually became a victim of changing time, landscape, and attitude. In its stead now sits Cream & Sugar, a coffee […]


Catch Up With: Custom Chef Gourmet Café

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Catch Up With: Custom Chef Gourmet Café

When Chef Bo Carter opened Custom Chef Gourmet Café in June 2011, he was excited to bring something new to the Downtown lunch landscape. Up against similar eateries in Lexi’s on Third and Market 65, Chef Carter employed a craft-your-own approach to the sandwiches and salads on his menu. That approach was only marginally successful. […]

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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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