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Final Cut Steak & Seafood Named Columbus’ Only Four-Star Restaurant

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Final Cut Steak & Seafood Named Columbus’ Only Four-Star Restaurant

Restaurant rankings matter. Whether wittingly or not, a big part of how a customer deems a restaurant is tied to how its labeled: casual or formal, white cloth or paper napkin, one-star or four. In Columbus, we are fortunate to have a couple of restaurants that are currently Four-Diamond rated by AAA. An achievement, no […]

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Restaurant Roundup: New Menus & Good News

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: New Menus & Good News

New Menus Cray Eatery & Drinkery The city mourned the loss of Grilled Cheese Mondays when Bodega closed and reopened without the popular weekly special. It’s a good thing then that Cray Eatery & Drinkery has opened and have happily taken up the slack to fill the void. Every Monday at the new spot is […]

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First Look: Arepazo Latin Grill

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Arepazo Latin Grill

We announced this past April that popular Venezuelan restaurant, El Arepazo, would be expanding to include a third venue in the city at 515 South High Street. Just four and half short months later, Arepazo Latin Grill is open for business. With seating enough for 145 guests, Arepazo Latin Grill is the ideal spot for […]

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First Look: The Carvery

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: The Carvery

The downtown lunch scene is more vibrant than ever. With choices that range from straigtforward  American cuisine, to ethnic offerings from multiple continents, it’s easier now more than ever to have a great meal in the middle of the day. For the sandwich lovers, The Carvery, which opened on Monday, August 18th, will become a […]

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Aladdin’s to Open at The Shops at Worthington Place

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Aladdin’s to Open at The Shops at Worthington Place

For healthy, all-natural food that’s also delicious and convenient, folks have been flocking to Aladdin’s for years. The eatery features a primarily Lebanese-inspired menu filled with pitas, salads, signature desserts, and fresh squeezed juices. There are currently four Aladdin’s locations in Central Ohio: in Clintonville, at 2391 North High Street, in Grandview, at 1423 Grandview […]

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Best Bites Breakdown: Bar 145

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Best Bites Breakdown: Bar 145

What’s more American than Apple Pie? How about an Apple Pie Burger? It’s a creative challenge put to Chef Robby Lucas at Bar 145 by one of his line cooks. It’s a challenge he met head on, and we get to taste the results at Best Bites: Burgers in its inaugural year. Chef Lucas is […]

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Best Bites Breakdown: Gallerie Bar & Bistro

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Best Bites Breakdown: Gallerie Bar & Bistro

If there was ever a burger that would make the locals stand up and yell, “O-H-“, this one would be it. Executive Chef Bill Glover of Gallerie Bar & Bistro has always had an affinity and respect for local  ingredients, and for Best Bites: Burgers, he’s putting all that passion on the plate. There isn’t […]

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