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Gallo’s Expanding with New Pizza Concept

Susan Post Susan Post Gallo’s Expanding with New Pizza Concept

Pizza is getting its spot at the North Market Bridge Park, 6750 Longshore St., courtesy of the Gallo’s restaurant group. When the North Market expansion opened in November 2020, Executive Director Rick Harrison Wolfe said pizza was on his list of most-wanted vendors, and Gallo’s Pizzeria will fit the bill with a lineup of pies, […]

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Short Order: Ropa Vieja at Havana Mia

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Ropa Vieja at Havana Mia

Ropa Vieja can be translated as “old clothes” . . . which is not the most appetizing name for Havana Mia’s tasty masterpiece. The name is a traditional one, though, and the internet says Ropa Vieja is the National Dish of Cuba. Some things go better untranslated. For the purposes of this discussion, Ropa Vieja is slow-cooked, […]

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Council Revises Arena District DORA Following Resident Feedback

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council Revises Arena District DORA Following Resident Feedback

On Monday, July 26, Columbus City Council approved a revised Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in the Arena District. The revised DORA was drastically reduced in footprint from a previous proposal by Mayor Andrew Ginther last month. The change was made after residents voiced concerns about residential neighborhood areas in the DORA that lacked retail establishments. […]

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First Look: Pattycake Bakery

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Pattycake Bakery

Clintonville’s Pattycake Bakery is ready to reintroduce itself to the neighborhood. The vegan bakery will open in its new home, 3870 N. High St., this Thursday, July 29. The bakery has traded 650 square feet for 2,800 plus square feet, greatly expanding Pattycake’s space for fulfilling wholesale orders, and whipping up whatever future treats may […]

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First Look: The Sycamore

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: The Sycamore

The Sycamore in German Village officially makes its comeback tomorrow, Wednesday, July 28. Good Food Restaurants purchased the neighborhood mainstay from previous owners Chris Crader and Grow Restaurants last summer. Vice President and Managing Partner of GFR Tony Heaphy says while they wanted to keep the cozy, contemporary bistro slash neighborhood gathering place feel The […]

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First Look: Pelino’s Pasta

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Pelino’s Pasta

Pelino’s Pasta is ready to bring an authentic taste of Italy to King Avenue. The previously traveling enterprise and pasta pop-up will make things permanent with their first brick-and-mortar restaurant. Owners Vinny and Christina Pelino transformed the former home of Yellow Brick Pizza at 245 King Ave., and will celebrate the grand opening of Pelino’s […]

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Rise Brands Debuting Weenie Wonder at Bridge Park

Susan Post Susan Post Rise Brands Debuting Weenie Wonder at Bridge Park

Rise Brands’ latest concept will serve up a heavy dose of nostalgia, but this time not through games or cocktails, but hot dogs, jojos and milkshakes. The company behind PINS Mechanical Co. and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade is venturing into food territory with its first restaurant, Weenie Wonder. Founder Troy Allen says the concept has […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!