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First Look: Saucy Brew Works

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Saucy Brew Works

Saucy Brew Works has set a date. The brewpub and coffeehouse will make its debut in Harrison West on Friday, October 23. The brewery takes over the former home of Caffe’ Apropos at 443 W. Third Ave. The new joint is not dissimilar to its predecessor in serving coffee by day and booze by night. […]

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Treat to Try: Basic Biscuits, Kindness & Coffee

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Basic Biscuits, Kindness & Coffee

First and foremost, Basic Biscuits, Kindness & Coffee lives up to most of its name. It serves up a bevy of biscuits, and the counter team engages guests with warmth and smiling eyes, plus pleasant conversation that doesn’t feel the least bit canned or rehearsed.  About the biscuits: They are not basic. They come in a […]

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First Look: Emmett’s Cafe

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Emmett’s Cafe

Emmett’s Cafe will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, October 24 at 744 S. High St. Owner Ben Kelley describes the spot as an all day cafe, pairing strong coffee and food menus. In the eats department, the 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. breakfast menu includes dishes like a breakfast burrito, overnight oats, avocado toast […]

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Nancy’s Home Cooking Closes Downtown Restaurant

Susan Post Susan Post Nancy’s Home Cooking Closes Downtown Restaurant

It was a short-lived run for Nancy’s Home Cooking Downtown. After two months, the restaurant at 52 E. Lynn St. is closed effective immediately. The restaurant closed its Clintonville location in March 2020 and reopened Downtown in mid-August. A number of factors appeared to influence the decision according to a post announcing the closure. While […]

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Lion Cub’s Cookies Opening First Brick-and-Mortar in Grandview

Susan Post Susan Post Lion Cub’s Cookies Opening First Brick-and-Mortar in Grandview

This spring there will come a day where customers can waltz up to Lion Cub’s Cookies’ Grandview storefront and get their massive, ooey-gooey cookie fix in a matter of minutes. From pop-ups to a coronavirus delivery pivot, Lion Cub’s Cookies is ready to make it permanent, taking over the former home of Peabody Papers at […]

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The Pit BBQ Grille, Bake Me Happy & More Joining North Market Bridge Park

Susan Post Susan Post The Pit BBQ Grille, Bake Me Happy & More Joining North Market Bridge Park

North Market Bridge Park is slated for a soft opening in the coming weeks and four more vendors are joining the ranks. The new merchants put the total number of vendors at 15, with a few additions yet to be announced. In total, North Market Bridge Park, 6750 Longshore St., will house 19 purveyors. The […]

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Bake Me Happy Adds Gluten-Free Grocery

Susan Post Susan Post Bake Me Happy Adds Gluten-Free Grocery

Gluten-free pretzel rods! Gluten-free pasta! Gluten-free seltzers and wines! Bake Me Happy has turned the seating area from their Merion Village coffee shop and bakery into the gluten-free bodega of their dreams. Adding a grocery component wasn’t necessarily on the radar for Bake Me Happy, but then 2020 happened. Co-Owner Letha Pugh says the bakery […]

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