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Izzy and Mo’s Opens on King Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Izzy and Mo’s Opens on King Avenue

Magdiale Wolmark, the James Beard-nominated chef behind Till Dynamic Fare, has finally opened the doors of the long-anticipated Jewish deli Izzy and Mo’s Luncheonette. Wolmark initally announced plans over three years ago for a donut shop called Glaze, which would occupy the empty space next to Till on 249 King Avenue. Construction began in 2012, but […]

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Popular Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant “Bonchon” Opens in Northwest Columbus

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Popular Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant “Bonchon” Opens in Northwest Columbus

Korean-style twice-fried chicken has landed in Columbus. International chain restaurant Bonchon Chicken has opened at 3586 West Dublin Granville Road. Bonchon, which means “my hometown” in Korean, has over 142 locations in six countries, but this will be their first Ohio opening. The casual sit-down restaurant is known for its signature crispy twice-fried chicken brushed […]

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Bareburger Adding Clintonville Location, Delivery Service

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Bareburger Adding Clintonville Location, Delivery Service

Just over a year after their March 2014 opening Downtown, New York-based gourmet burger joint Bareburger will be welcoming a second location in northern Clintonville. Franchise operators George Mathew and Ben Christopher signed a lease on 4560 North High Street last week. The current building, a former doctor’s office, will be rebuilt from the ground […]

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Local Cantina Possibly Expanding to Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Local Cantina Possibly Expanding to Brewery District

The Brewery District may be welcoming a fourth Local Cantina restaurant in the near future. Owner George Tanchevski requested a liquor license transfer from 1505 W. Fifth Avenue (a former Graffiti Burger location) to 743 N. High Street, for an entity named Local Cantina German Village LLC on the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor […]

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Restaurant Review: The Chintz Room

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Chintz Room

Of the grande dames of the Columbus Food League, only the femmie Chintz Room remains standing. To be sure, in the wake of Surly Girl and Betty’s departures, there are still CFL joints such as Dirty Franks to feed you, but hot dogs don’t exactly say “GIRL POWER”. Though not upscale, The Chintz Room is […]

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Restaurant Review: Basil Thai, Brewery District Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Basil Thai, Brewery District Edition

The space inside 460 South Front feels familiar. It is familiar. It’s been the recent home of Front Street Bar & Grill and a Frezno revival. Walkable and urban: it seems like the address should be more successful than it has been for restaurants. Now the space hosts a Thai joint. Not just any Thai […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Anniversaries, Spring Openings, New Menus & More

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Restaurant Roundup: Anniversaries, Spring Openings, New Menus & More

Spring has finally sprung in Columbus, and with it, a fresh batch of restaurant news. Here’s what’s been happening in food around the city. 2015 marks 101 years in business for Utica-based Velvet Ice Cream. In celebration, they’ve released two new summertime flavors: Buckeye Brownie and Summertime Peach. Both will be available at Velvet stores […]

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