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Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill Opens Today

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The Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill officially opens their doors at Grandview Yard today, just in time for Saturday’s OSU-Michigan game.

Located at 775 Yard Street, the 8,000-sqft venue provides a casual-yet-sophisticated atmosphere where sports fans can enjoy a full restaurant menu, full bar that includes 16 draft beers, 43 flat-screen tvs and a 140-inch projection display.

Loads of OSU memorabilia lines the walls and fills display cases located throughout The Grill, which includes Archie Griffin’s Heisman Trophy, Hopalong Cassidy’s 1955 Athlete of the Year Award, official programs from the 1936 Berlin Olymics where Jesse Owens won four gold medals, and several tables made out of the original hard wood OSU Stadium benches from the 1920’s.

“We currently have over 200 photos and pieces of memorabilia and we’re still adding more,” said Tina Guegold, VP of Marketing for Nationwide Realty Investors. “Some of these items are permanent and some are on loan, so we’ll be rotating them regularly.”

The menu at The Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill includes a variety of entrees, sandwiches and salads.

We asked Executive Chef Mark Johnston to name three of the most unique menu items that he would recommend trying out upon a first visit:

“The Babyback Ribs are definitely number one on the list,” said Johnston. “We slow-braise them overnight with a Memphis-style dry rub and then mop them with a house-made bbq sauce, and finish them on the grill and mop them some more. Also, the coleslaw that comes with the ribs is a roasted-peanut vinagrette slaw that includes cilantro and green onions and two types of cabbage.”

“Second would be the Enchiladas,” added Johnston. “They’re different from what you’d find at your typical Mexican restaurant. They’re served with a creamy cheese sauce, spinach, jalapenos, onions and our house-made rotisserie chicken in a corn tortilla. We also include a “tortilla sauce” that’s similar to our tortilla soup as well as a red chili sauce.”

“And last but not least is the Thai Steak Salad,” said Johnston. “It’s Asian noodles, cabbage, mint, cilantro, carrots and mango all tossed in a spicy vinagrette. Our steak is marinaded overnight in a traditional Thai sauce with soy, ginger, garlic and turbinado sugar and then grilled to order for the salad.”

The Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill also includes a wrap-around heated patio that includes a “Block O” fire pit.

The Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill is open from 11 am to 10 pm daily (or later if a game goes into overtime), and open until midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and during special events.

More information can be found online at www.GrandviewYard.com.

All photos provided by Nationwide Realty Investors.

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