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Hai Poké Acquires Downtown’s Pure Pressed Juicery

Susan Post Susan Post Hai Poké Acquires Downtown’s Pure Pressed Juicery

Hai Poké is making it permanent Downtown, acquiring Pure Pressed Juicery, the location of the island-inspired eatery’s long-standing pop-up. Hai Poké Co-Owners Nile Woodson and Mico Cordero took ownership of the space at 194 S. High St. on January 1. The space will still operate under the Pure Pressed name for now until a rebranding, […]

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Restaurant Review: Comune

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Comune

Unlike “commune” or “community,” new restaurant Comune has only one “m.” It’s the same sort of theme, but spellcheck loves it less. Regardless, the idea of sharing is central to the establishment: it’s mentioned no less than eight times in the restaurant’s online mission statement. That’s good news for people who actually like to share […]

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Treat to Try: Diana Deli

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Diana Deli

Diana Deli has a lot of goodies that are not local, not at all.  They’re not made in Columbus, they’re not even made in the United States. You’d probably expect as much, given that the spot is a tidy Russian grocery on the northwest end. Diana Deli does sell a few things, though, that are locally-made. […]

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21 Bars and Restaurants Left the Scene in 2018

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega 21 Bars and Restaurants Left the Scene in 2018

If 2018 was any indication, Columbus’ rapidly expanding food scene doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Still, the rise of new spots like Alpine and El Lugar was spurred by the fall of a number of notables, like Juergen’s Bakery (50 years in German Village). In all, we’ll be leaving 21 restaurants and bars […]

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City Welcomed 50 New Bars and Restaurants in 2018

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Welcomed 50 New Bars and Restaurants in 2018

It’s been a long ride, but it’s finally over — 2018 has come to a close. For some, it was a year of closure. But don’t mourn too long; there’s a natural rise and fall to the industry. And though we said farewell to a lot of favorites, 50 newcomers have entered the scene. Downtown […]

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King Avenue 5 Closes Doors

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega King Avenue 5 Closes Doors

Another one bites the dust — add King Avenue 5 to the list of closures in the final days of 2018. The Fifth by Northwest restaurant confirmed their impending closure in a Facebook message on Friday. Their last day of operation will be on Monday, Dec. 31. “Had a great 13+ year run. The landlord […]

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Under New Ownership, Michael’s Goody Boy Diner Will Close for Renovations

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Under New Ownership, Michael’s Goody Boy Diner Will Close for Renovations

Michael’s Goody Boy Diner, located at 1144 N. High St. in the Short North, is now under new ownership. Corso Ventures, the parent company of Forno Kitchen & Bar, Short North Food Hall, Standard Hall and Short North Pint House, has purchased the property. The restaurant will close on Jan. 2, 2019 for renovations. Although […]

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