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Smoked on High Barbecue to Open in Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Smoked on High Barbecue to Open in Brewery District

Smoked On High, a new Southern-style barbecue restaurant, is making its way to the heart of the Brewery District this summer. Owner Max McGarity is a restaurant veteran who grew up on the Northwest side of Columbus. He got his restaurant industry start in high school working at a small barbecue joint, making his way […]

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CBUS Bike Tours Launching This Summer

Walker Evans Walker Evans CBUS Bike Tours Launching This Summer

You can already tour Columbus on a segway or in a van, and soon you’ll be able to tour the city on a bike as well. The brand-new CBUS Bike Tours business will be launching out of a small space at 92 North Front Street, starting in June. “This idea has always been something in the back […]

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Jeff Ruby Opening Steakhouse in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeff Ruby Opening Steakhouse in Downtown Columbus

Cincinnati-based steakhouse restaurateur Jeff Ruby is officially making his way to Columbus. The restaurant owner announced today his plans to open one of his signature restaurants at 89 E. Nationwide Boulevard in the space currently home to 89 Fish & Grill. The news comes as little surprise, as Ruby’s not-so-subtle tour bus was spotted in […]

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First Look: Grandview Theater & Drafthouse

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Grandview Theater & Drafthouse

After several months of construction, the shuttered Grandview Theatre is being reborn tonight as the new Grandview Theater and Drafthouse. The venue was acquired by the owners of Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse in Clintonville, who have completely renovated and refreshed the entire space. Co-Owner Eric Brembeck noted that fans of Studio 35 will notice […]

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First Look: Balboa

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Balboa

The Grandview Avenue strip is getting another new restaurant this week with the opening of Balboa. Located at 1312 Grandview Avenue in the former Shoku space, Balboa is bringing food and drink from Southern California to Central Ohio with a hip cantina-style restaurant and large outdoor patio that is likely to be a popular destination in […]

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Red Velvet Cafe Owners Opening New Filipino Restaurant

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Red Velvet Cafe Owners Opening New Filipino Restaurant

The team behind Pickerington-based Red Velvet Cafe will soon be opening a new concept in the Fifth by Northwest area. Bonifacio, a full-service Filipino restaurant, will open on the corner of King and North Star Avenues. The restaurant was announced in the wake of the Fourth Street Red Velvet’s popular Silog Filipino brunch series, which […]

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Retro 50′s-Themed Bakery Opening in Gahanna

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retro 50′s-Themed Bakery Opening in Gahanna

If you like your cookies with a twist, you’re in luck. A new bakery known as Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies is opening this weekend in Gahanna, and the whole place is decked out with a 1950s-era diner theme. Holly Schaffner began introducing her cookies to the Central Ohio market a few years ago, through delivery, catering […]

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