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Restaurant Review: Buckeye Chili & Smokehouse

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Buckeye Chili & Smokehouse

Buckeye Chili & Smokehouse opened without much fanfare Downtown. It’s a little off the beaten bath, when it comes to eating. You won’t find it on the thoroughfare on Gay Street or Fourth. Instead, it set up shop on Young Street, in a large space that is shockingly appropriate for a classic barbecue restaurant. It […]

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Dulce Vida Expanding to the Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Dulce Vida Expanding to the Short North

Local ice cream shop Dulce Vida is rapidly expanding throughout Columbus. With two locations established since 2016, the authentic Mexican ice cream parlor will open a third in the Short North this fall. “They wanted to expand. And we took them to breakfast one morning several months ago in the Short North. And the owner, […]

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Treat to Try: Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery

About five years ago, Columbus was hit hard by the cupcake bus. It seemed like there was a spot on every corner, peddling artisan cupcakes.   All good things must come to an end, and many cupcake joints faded into oblivion, joining a legion of other bygone trends like fro-yo. These days, cupcakes have returned to the […]

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North Market Announces New Merchant American Nut Company

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega North Market Announces New Merchant American Nut Company

The North Market has announced that local business American Nut Company will be joining its lineup. The new merchant will set up between Little Eater and North Market Spices, opening later this summer. American Nut Company specializes in Bavarian glazed roasted almonds and pecans. It’s a healthier spin on the typical state fair snacks with […]

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Unusual Eats: Black Swamp Gouda Reserve

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Black Swamp Gouda Reserve

The original mission for this week wasn’t particularly unusual. The intent was just to check out some Ohio-made cheeses loosely assembled in the refrigerator section at Weiland’s. A house recommendation called Black Swamp Gouda fairly jumped into the cart. It seemed seasonally appropriate, given that the swampy summer weather is now upon us.  But this was […]

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Kitchen Social Opening at Polaris Later This Year

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kitchen Social Opening at Polaris Later This Year

A modern day tavern is headed for Polaris. Kitchen Social, taking over the space near Condado at 8954 Lyra Drive, will open later this year. The concept comes from a trio of entrepreneurs with a long history at Bravo and Brio restaurants. Kitchen Social will have the menu of a typical tavern — traditional, American […]

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Restaurant Review: Hisham’s Food Truck

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hisham’s Food Truck

Hisham’s is a food truck with a story. Then again, it’s worth acknowledging that plenty of food trucks have good stories. It comes with the territory, as it takes a certain sort of character to decide it’s a good idea to drive around town in a big box and feed people. That said, Hisham’s still […]

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