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Pat and Gracie’s to Open Downtown for Second Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Pat and Gracie’s to Open Downtown for Second Location

Pat and Gracie’s, the local tavern that opened at the Graceland Shopping Center last July, will open its second restaurant Downtown this fall. Taking over the space vacated by Lomonico’s in February, Pat and Gracie’s will bring both an evening tavern and quick lunch spot to the neighborhood. “We were looking at the Downtown area,” […]

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Stauf’s Celebrates Grand Opening at the Idea Foundry Tonight

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Stauf’s Celebrates Grand Opening at the Idea Foundry Tonight

Local coffee shop Stauf’s will have a grand opening celebration tonight at their newest location inside the Idea Foundry in Franklinton. The move puts Stauf’s in a place with guaranteed clientele and could allow for the greater community to become more familiar with the co-working space. Stauf’s President Mark Swanson had been eyeing the neighborhood […]

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Delivery-Only Restaurant ClusterTruck Opens Downtown This Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Delivery-Only Restaurant ClusterTruck Opens Downtown This Month

Everyone is familiar with third-party food delivery. The concept is simple: a hungry person uses their phone to order from a multitude of restaurants through a food delivery service, like DoorDash, GrubHub, or UberEats. A driver from the service stops at the restaurant of choice, snags the food, and brings it to the customer. New-to-Columbus […]

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Eden Burger Popup Finds Permanent Home at Old Dare Devil Dogs Space

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Eden Burger Popup Finds Permanent Home at Old Dare Devil Dogs Space

Vegetarian pop-up Eden Burger is no longer a pop-up. The trio of owners made the business permanent last Friday, opening up at the old Dare Devil Dogs space next to the Village Idiot at Eighth Avenue and High Street. The business went through a long journey, first popping up in their own living room before […]

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Basil Restaurant Takes Over Kikyo Sushi + Seafood for Third Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Basil Restaurant Takes Over Kikyo Sushi + Seafood for Third Location

Basil Restaurant has a new location in Upper Arlington, but for the time being it’ll operate as Kikyo Sushi + Seafood Bistro, the business that’s held the building for more than a decade. The move allows owner Rhome Ruandhe to seamlessly add sushi to the menu, as well as serve the dedicated clientele that have […]

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Belgian Iron Wafel Co. Plans Winter Opening in Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Belgian Iron Wafel Co. Plans Winter Opening in Short North

Come November, the Short North will welcome a new morning destination. Belgian Iron Wafel Co. will take over the building at 19 W. Russell St., bringing a unique approach to waffles and an earlier breakfast and espresso spot to the neighborhood. “I’ve always wanted to own my own business,” said co-owner Aimee Harper, a civil […]

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Smoked on High Barbecue Co. Opens in the Brewery District Next Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Smoked on High Barbecue Co. Opens in the Brewery District Next Month

When Columbus native Max McGarity started the Buckeye Back Ribs food truck, he’d already imagined the brick and mortar his barbecue business would one day become. Smoked on High, coming to the Brewery District next month, is pretty much it. “I wanted to have a neighborhood barbecue joint,” he said, “that’s kind of what I’ve […]

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