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Health Department Forces Downtown Restaurant to Close

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Health Department Forces Downtown Restaurant to Close

Criollo, the Peruvian restaurant that opened on East Gay Street in October 2018, has been shut down by the Health Department for operating without a food service operation license.  The restaurant had been open intermittently for several weeks, but an “emergency notice of violation and order to correct” was posted on Criollo’s door as of […]

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Restaurant Roundup: News from The Keep, Jeni’s and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News from The Keep, Jeni’s and more

The Keep This Easter, The Keep will host a brunch buffet featuring omelets, french toast, traditional Easter entrees, carving and seafood stations, seasonal salads and desserts. A complimentary photo booth will be available for family photos as well. Reservations are required for the event, with adult tickets priced at $39.95 and children’s tickets priced at […]

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Short North Goody Boy Reopens This Weekend

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Short North Goody Boy Reopens This Weekend

After three months of renovations, Short North Goody Boy will reopen to the public on Friday, March 15.  A neighborhood staple since 1947, Goody Boy has changed hands, closed and reopened several times, most recently closing for a full interior and exterior makeover under the co-ownership of Jimmy Velio (Goody Boy owner since 2009) and […]

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Fast-Casual Somali Restaurant Coming to North Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast-Casual Somali Restaurant Coming to North Market

The North Market announced this morning that Hoyo’s Kitchen — a Somali restaurant located in the Columbus Square Shopping Center on the city’s northeast side — will be opening a fast-casual concept of the same name within the Downtown public market. “The addition of Hoyo’s Kitchen to the historic North Market is much bigger than simply a […]

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Ohio’s Own: Happy Potato Chip Day

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Happy Potato Chip Day

Thursday, March 14, is National Potato Chip Day.  It’s worth pointing out that March 14 is also National Pie (Pi = 3.14) Day. The pie angle makes sense. It leaves 364 other days available to celebrate potato chips, but for whatever reason, the deciders have set March 14 for the salty snack too. So, here we […]

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Goody Boy Grand Opening Party

Megan Green Megan Green Goody Boy Grand Opening Party

Celebrate the grand reopening of the beloved and historic Short North establishment, Goody Boy on Thursday, March 14! Be the one of the first guests to experience the newly renovated and iconic destination. Enjoy sample bites from the new menu, which will offer a unique spin on comfort food favorites for guests to enjoy. Goody Boy’s bar […]

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Forty Deuce Cafe and Speakeasy Opening as Part of Easton Expansion

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Forty Deuce Cafe and Speakeasy Opening as Part of Easton Expansion

A little bit of Hollywood is coming to Easton Town Center this year.  Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce Cafe and Speakeasy will make its Midwestern debut as part of Easton’s $500 million expansion, currently underway in the northeast area of the development.  In partnership with LOUD Capital, Kane is looking to bring a dynamic experience to […]

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