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First Look: Double Comfort Restaurant

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Double Comfort Restaurant

Double Comfort Restaurant, the social enterprise which donates a meal to a food pantry for every meal sold, opened quietly this past Saturday, July 19th,  at 505 North High Street. The restaurant is the first for Mary Lyski and her husband, who took a fried chicken recipe supposedly handed down from an old riverboat captain, and […]

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Catch Up With: Sweet Carrot Food Truck

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Catch Up With: Sweet Carrot Food Truck

Did you know that Sweet Carrot is an anagram of Two Caterers? Well, it is, and it’s the reason why Angela Petro, who launched Two Caterers some 17 years ago, named her food truck as she did when it rolled out in 2012. In 2013, Petro moved her base of operations to the High Line […]

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First Look: Oxley’s Tavern & Grillery

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Oxley’s Tavern & Grillery

When Kildare’s Pub, located at 1576 North High Street, closed last year, it seemed to signal a trend for the apparently-flailing Gateway Center, which also saw Finish Line, Charlie Bear: Land of Dance, and grilled cheese emporium, Gooeyz, leave their spots in the south campus landmark. This past January, the Lamps, owners of Bernard’s Tavern […]

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Restaurant Review: Tasi Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Tasi Cafe

Even though it sits one block off of the main drag in the Short North, Tasi Cafe packs the house. It’s bustling, clamoring and busy, even when the High Street scene is sort of quiet… even before the noontime lunch hour officially starts. There are some reasons for that. First, Tasi Cafe has royal lineage. […]

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Catch Up With: The Pint House

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Catch Up With: The Pint House

When The Pint House opened last April at 780 North High Street, there were rumblings about its appropriateness for the area and its ultimate success. After all, the Short North is an Arts district, not an extension of Ohio State’s campus or Park Street. A year later, the Pint House is flourishing, imbuing some much […]

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First Look: Michael Symon’s B Spot Burger

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Michael Symon’s B Spot Burger

Lately, there has been a migration of craft burger chains to our fair city. With the recent openings of Smashburger, Bar 145, and Bareburger, among others, Columbus is a veritable hot spot for burgers of every taste, meat, and price range. Now, B-Spot comes to our fair city, bringing an Iron Chef perspective to the versatile […]

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Two Fish Closes to Make Way for New Restaurant Concept

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Two Fish Closes to Make Way for New Restaurant Concept

Dinner and a show comes in many forms in this city. In the Short North, the idea is realized in any number of versions, from burgers and scantily dressed servers, to drinks and High Street people-watching. This fall, a new interpretation will be born. The as-yet-unnamed restaurant going in at 721 North High Street, former site […]

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