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Fruit Juice & Saltwater Add Flavor to New Rum Available in Ohio

Susan Post Susan Post Fruit Juice & Saltwater Add Flavor to New Rum Available in Ohio

New spirits company Saltwater Woody is making its way to Columbus via Louisville, KY. While the Bluegrass state might be known for a certain other spirit, Saltwater Woody is looking to shake things up in the world of rum. Co-Founder Paul Heintzman says while the industry has seen innovation in a lot of other spirits, […]

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DiCarlo’s Pizza Opens in Italian Village

Susan Post Susan Post DiCarlo’s Pizza Opens in Italian Village

In case you haven’t heard, DiCarlo’s Pizza uses provolone cheese. Period.  The second Central Ohio location of DiCarlo’s and its cheese can now be found in Italian Village, with a takeout and delivery-only joint at 91 E. Fifth Ave. The family-run business, which has been slinging pies since 1945, is well-known for a particular kind […]

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Short Order: Meatball Mafia

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Meatball Mafia

Meatball Mafia has a great name. It’s got alliteration, humorous cultural references, and…it’s got meatballs! What more could you want? You might expect Meatball Mafia’s menu to be dominated by the meatballs, and that expectation would be accurate. The menu offers meatballs and meatball subs in variations that team them with cheese, pasta salad, and […]

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Echo Spirits Distilling Gives Back with Latest Release, Pineapple Rum

Susan Post Susan Post Echo Spirits Distilling Gives Back with Latest Release, Pineapple Rum

Just in time for warmer days, Echo Spirits Distilling is bottling up a taste of the tropics. The distiller drops their latest spirit, Pineapple Rum, on April 15. Echo Spirts’ original Rum was the first product the distiller introduced to the market in October 2019, just months before the coronavirus pandemic would shut the world […]

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Black Box Fix Opening First Location in Central Ohio

Susan Post Susan Post Black Box Fix Opening First Location in Central Ohio

Cleveland-based Black Box Fix is opening its first location in Columbus at Easton Town Center. Offering a menu of creole and cajun style eats, Black Box Fix will open its doors on May 1 at 4037 Fenlon St., the former home of Zest Juice Co. The casual eatery’s offerings include made-to-order sandwiches and street food. […]

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Kilwins Closes, Up for Sale in Short North

Susan Post Susan Post Kilwins Closes, Up for Sale in Short North

Chocolate and ice cream shop Kilwins has closed its doors in the Short North – for now. The franchisee is selling the operation to focus on other business interests. Included in the $300,000 price tag is the franchise, franchise transfer fee, leasehold improvements, lease, and all equipment inside the shop. Kilwins opened its doors at […]

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Treat to Try: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Lion’s Paw Cookies That’s not it. Lion’s Cub Cookies Nope. Lion Cub’s Cookies THAT’S IT! That’s the ticket. Singular lion, possessive cub, many cookies. On a personal level, the baker’s name has been challenging. Its house cookies are large and truly mounded, like big predator paws. That initial association has wrecked havoc in the memory department.  But […]

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