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Explorers Club Closes Restaurant, Shifts Focus to Food Truck

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Explorers Club Closes Restaurant, Shifts Focus to Food Truck

Sad news for South Side residents: Explorers Club has closed their brick and mortar location at 1586 South High Street. The Merion Village restaurant opened in 2011, serving a global-fusion menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The closing was announced yesterday on Explorers Club’s website and Facebook page: It is with a heavy heart that Orlando […]

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The Flamingo Room Bar & Restaurant Opening Soon in Olde Towne East

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Flamingo Room Bar & Restaurant Opening Soon in Olde Towne East

A new Southern-style bistro is coming to Olde Towne East. The Flamingo Room bar and restaurant will occupy the former L’Appat Patisserie and Cafe space at 1159 Oak Street. Yusef Riazi, former owner of Short North cocktail bar Mouton, signed a lease for the space at the beginning of June, but has been developing a […]

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Restaurant Review: Tandoori Grill Xpress

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Tandoori Grill Xpress

Normally, a review of a hotel snack shop like G&Z Stores would be something a CU reader could expect on April Fool’s Day. The possibilities for writer snark are endless. From the faux chocolate on Nestle’s Butterfingers, to the lack of fresh-from-the-farm, locally sourced ingredients, it’s ripe for the picking. But this is not April. […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Bottles, Cans, Openings, and More

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Restaurant Roundup: Bottles, Cans, Openings, and More

In the constantly revolving orbit of restaurant news, CU has the latest scoop. Here’s out what’s happening now: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing is introducing new bottles, and a new pastry chef. Aaron Clouse, graduate of the French Pastry School in Chicago, joined Wolf’s Ridge after serving as Pastry Chef at Refectory. On June 27, Wolf’s Ridge […]

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New Northstar Cafe Concept Brassica to Occupy Old Betty’s Space

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New Northstar Cafe Concept Brassica to Occupy Old Betty’s Space

Brassica, a new concept from the Northstar Cafe team, will be opening in the Short North later this summer. The restaurant will occupy 680 N. High Street, the former Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits location. The restaurant will be a simple, casual eatery, with an Eastern Mediterranean vibe influenced by owner Kevin Malhame’s Lebanese heritage. […]

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Restaurant Review: Cataland Kuzina

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Cataland Kuzina

Cataland Kuzina isn’t particularly new, and it’s not particularly conveniently located -unless you happen to find yourself near the north end (and “end” means “dead-end”) of Hamilton Road. There, you’ll find the establishment in a lone strip mall surrounded by endless waves of track housing. But a tip on the CU discussion boards suggested that […]

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Maennerchor to Open German Village Restaurant and Beer Garden

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Maennerchor to Open German Village Restaurant and Beer Garden

This Fall, German Village will be welcoming a new restaurant and beer garden. The Columbus Maennerchor German Heritage Building, built in 1907, will be utilizing the main floor of their headquarters as a new dining and bar space. The restaurant will be called Valter’s at Maennerchor, with a slated opening for mid-fall. The Columbus Maennerchor […]

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