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Restaurant Review: Old Skool

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Old Skool

It seems like Old Skool entered the marketplace without much fuss. It took over the Clintonville spot once occupied by Giorgio. Low-key, affordable, with an appealing mix of sports televisions and free popcorn and video games — it’s the sort of place that should be in every neighborhood. The theme is sporty with an artsy […]

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Upscale “Taco Bell Cantina” Coming to Columbus in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Upscale “Taco Bell Cantina” Coming to Columbus in 2017

The Taco Bell located at 1525 North High Street in the South Campus area has recently closed, but it’s going to come back bigger and better than ever in 2017. The existing building will soon be demolished to make way for a new six-story apartment building, and while we already knew that the ground floor […]

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Restaurant Review: Factory on 4th

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Factory on 4th

The scoop on Factory on 4th is pretty well known. It made its debut inside the Wonder Bread building as Cray back in 2014. It struggled. A restaurant television show performed a makeover this spring. Now it’s called Factory on 4th. The post-makeover decor is nicer. Having never been a fan of graffiti art, the […]

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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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The Angry Baker to Open Second Location on King Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Angry Baker to Open Second Location on King Avenue

The Angry Baker has announced the opening of a second brick and mortar location in the recently-vacated Till Dynamic Fare space, as posted on Facebook earlier today: “Excited to finally announce Angry Baker #2 is on its way! No other details other than that, and this cool video. Sad to see one of my favorite […]

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First Look: The New Press Grill on Fifth Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Press Grill on Fifth Avenue

After over a year of speculation, rumor and a fairly quiet construction operation, the owners of The Short North’s Press Grill have officially expanded into a second location at 1505 West Fifth Avenue in the 5xNW neighborhood. The new restaurant features a larger space compared to the original, and a simplified menu that focuses on burgers, sandwiches, […]

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Restaurant Review: Big Mamma’s Burritos

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Big Mamma’s Burritos

Big Mamma’s Burritos hit Columbus this year, at first with a cooperative project at Park Street Patio & Saloon, and now with another location on Grandview Avenue (a third spot is coming later this year to South High Street). For recent Ohio University grads, it’s a hallowed institution, an Athens-based operation that dishes out big […]

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