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Restaurant Review: Blind Lady Tavern

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Blind Lady Tavern

Blind Lady Tavern opened on Mound Street in a spot that has seen lots of action in the last five years. It had a stint in the Liz Lessner empire as The Jury Room. After the Jury Room closed, a meatball spot called “Balls” was going to move in, but when public reception of the […]

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Acre Opening Second Location in December

Walker Evans Walker Evans Acre Opening Second Location in December

Clintonville eatery Acre announced this morning a second location in the Fifth by Northwest neighborhood in between Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington. Founder Todd Mills announced that the restaurant will be coming soon to 1717 Northwest Boulevard, near the Chambers Road Kroger. “We’re excited to bring Acre’s wholesome menu using organic grains, free range meats, […]

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New Poke Shop Coming Soon to Gay Street

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Poke Shop Coming Soon to Gay Street

Poke Doki, the newest addition to the growing number of Poke shops in the area, will open Downtown early next year. On the corner of 3rd Street and Gay street, in the space formerly home to Nosh, Poke Doki will serve sushi grade fish in the form of Poke bowls. The Poke craze, originating in […]

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School Issues: Food & Fitness at Columbus City Schools

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Food & Fitness at Columbus City Schools

When it comes to school lunches, everyone is a critic. They’re not organic enough. They’re not artisanal enough. They’re not healthy enough. They’re not pretty enough. At the end of the day, Columbus City Schools has to make sure that 50,000 kids have something to eat for lunch. The local students come from all corners […]

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Cosí Closes All Columbus Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cosí Closes All Columbus Locations

If you’ve got a craving for Cosí (the restaurant, not the science center) then you’re going to have to drive an hour and a half to Ada, Ohio to find the nearest one. The company closed up its three Columbus locations last week in Bexley, Worthington and at Easton, with other stores in other markets […]

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Restaurant Review: Pat and Gracie’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Pat and Gracie’s

Pat and Gracie’s doesn’t seem like the sort of place to open in a super-sized shopping center. With its deep woodsy tones, it feels more like a Downtown or Short North sort of stop. Instead, it’s pioneering a place for itself in Graceland Shopping Center, near a Michael’s Crafts and across a ginormous parking lot […]

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Restaurant Review: Sandman’s Cheesesteak

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Sandman’s Cheesesteak

Although the eatery’s grand opening wasn’t exactly highly anticipated, the lines outside Sandman’s Cheesesteak tell a different story. The trail of humanity queued up in an Arena District alley is rather attention getting; attention-getting enough to inspire a meticulously-timed 11am visit, so as to avoid the rush. According to the joint’s website, the cheesesteak operation […]

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