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Two Local Businesses Team Up to Open New Café in Franklinton

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Two Local Businesses Team Up to Open New Café in Franklinton

A new partnership has formed between two Downtown neighbors. One Line Coffee, a roaster with roots in Heath, Ohio and cafés in the Short North and on Capitol Square, and MMELO, a boutique confectionary neighboring the North Market, are bringing a collaborative experience to Franklinton by next January. One Line Coffee & MMELO will open […]

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Viiza Opens Downtown, Offering Pizza in a Cone

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Viiza Opens Downtown, Offering Pizza in a Cone

Offering a “revolutionary approach” to pizza, Brooklyn-based restaurant Viiza opened the doors of its first Ohio location on Wednesday, May 16. Located Downtown at 4 E. Broad St., Viiza’s main offering is pizza in a cone, designed for on-the-go eaters. Viiza has more than a dozen of its own signature pizza cones to choose from, […]

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Restaurant Review: Mr. Hummus Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Mr. Hummus Grill

Mr. Hummus Grill has a moniker that suggests a super-casual operation. The serving team leans toward branded t-shirts, which bolsters that impression. That said, the interior of Mr. Hummus’ digs on Bethel road is kind of breathtaking. Debuting this spring, Mr. Hummus set up shop at an address that used to be a shish-kebab place. […]

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Poké Bros. Opening in Westerville, Debuting Expanded Menu

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Poké Bros. Opening in Westerville, Debuting Expanded Menu

After opening their first two Ohio locations in 2016 and 2017, Poké Bros. will soon add its third regional location in three years, this one at 599 S. State St. in Westerville. Owner TJ Wellman said the new store’s grand opening would coincide with some menu changes that he hopes will appeal to a larger […]

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Major Addition Proposed for Union Cafe Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Major Addition Proposed for Union Cafe Building

A plan to add two stories to the Union Cafe building at 782 N. High St. is getting closer to being approved by the Italian Village Commission. The latest proposal, which was heard by the commission last night, calls for the longtime bar and restaurant to expand to two full floors. A smaller, third floor […]

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Unusual Eats: Veggie Jerky from & Juice Co.

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Veggie Jerky from & Juice Co.

Juicing is enjoying its heyday in Columbus, and & Juice Co. (not a typo: “& Juice Co.” is the name) has been positioning itself as the local HQ for liquid lunches. In fact, in 2018, the operation expanded from its original Upper Arlington digs into neighborhoods such as Clintonville and Italian Village. Make no mistake, […]

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First Look: BrewDog Franklinton

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: BrewDog Franklinton

Although still awaiting some finishing touches, BrewDog Franklinton held its grand opening on Friday, May 11. The 4,000 square foot first floor taproom was packed, with some guests showing up as early as 8 a.m. to get inside. Once in, guests can choose from a variety of BrewDog brews, including their Punk IPA, Jet Black […]

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