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Bites & Sips: Reopenings Continue, Picnics, El Vaquero Expands & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Reopenings Continue, Picnics, El Vaquero Expands & More

Planning a Dublin picnic? Has your favorite restaurant reopened? Bites & Sips provides tidbits of news and updates from the world of drinking and dining in Central Ohio. Restaurant Reopenings Continue While many restaurants reopened their doors as soon as possible in mid- to late-May, others held off and continued to focus on carryout or […]

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Little Eater Ends its Run at North Market

Susan Post Susan Post Little Eater Ends its Run at North Market

After just over five years, it’s the end for Little Eater at North Market, 59 Spruce St. The vendor announced on its social media channels that its North Market location would not be reopening following a mid-March shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Our plan since pausing operations in March has always been to return […]

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Columbus Bakers Join Bakers Against Racism Bake Sale

Anne Evans Anne Evans Columbus Bakers Join Bakers Against Racism Bake Sale

When there are causes that need funding, many turn to baking to raise the dough. Earlier this month, Washington, D.C. based pastry chef Paola Velez put out a call on her Instagram, asking bakers to participate in a worldwide virtual bake sale to raise money to support radical change against systemic and structural racism. To […]

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Juniper Rooftop & Dock 580 Event Venue Cease Operations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Juniper Rooftop & Dock 580 Event Venue Cease Operations

A pair of venues located inside the historic Smith Bros’ Hardware Building announced today that they will be closing permanently. The Dock 580 event venue located on the ground floor of the building, along with the Juniper rooftop bar are both closed effective immediately. “It is with heavy hearts that we share that, after more […]

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Gay Street Area Hit Hard by Four Restaurant Closures

Susan Post Susan Post Gay Street Area Hit Hard by Four Restaurant Closures

The picture of just how much the coronavirus pandemic could impact the restaurant industry is becoming clearer as a number of Downtown restaurants have called it quits. Four spots on and around Gay Street have officially closed or seem to have uncertain futures. Plantain Cafe, 77 E. Gay St., ended their 10-year run in early […]

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Kolache Republic Making a Comeback in the Brewery District

Susan Post Susan Post Kolache Republic Making a Comeback in the Brewery District

After closing its doors in the Brewery District in early February, Kolache Republic is making a comeback in the neighborhood just steps from their original location. Kolache Republic will take up residence inside The Daily Growler, 702 N. High St. “We connected after announcing that we were closing our shop at 730 S. High St.,” […]

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Old North’s Baba’s Closes its Doors

Susan Post Susan Post Old North’s Baba’s Closes its Doors

Baba’s has made the decision to close its doors at 2515 Summit St. in Old North Columbus. Owners Dan and Caroline Kraus kept things mobile with various food trucks before settling into Baba’s permanent brick-and-mortar in November 2016. The restaurant was known for its hefty breakfast sandwiches built on house griddle muffins. On the restaurant’s […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

CLICK HERE to sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale!