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New Gaming Bar Concept Replacing World of Beer at the Gateway

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Gaming Bar Concept Replacing World of Beer at the Gateway

Gateway shoppers and diners will have a new place to “eat, play, pour and drink” later this month. The District PourHouse, featuring a made-to-order hot dog stand as well as two gaming lounges and an arcade, will replace World of Beer at 1568 N. High St. on Thursday, August 16. The new concept is a […]

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Barbacoa Mexican Fusion & Bar Opening Soon in University District

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Barbacoa Mexican Fusion & Bar Opening Soon in University District

Turn and face the strange, ch-ch-changes are happening in the University District. Local restauranteurs Ron Criswell (Press Grill, The Rossi, Philco, Flying Pig Ale House), TJ Wellman, Xue Qin Chen, and Xue Gong Chen (Pokébros, Typhoon) are bringing the newest change to the neighborhood, with Barbacoa Mexican Fusion and Bar. The new restaurant has taken […]

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How Big is the World’s Largest Buckeye?

Anne Evans Anne Evans How Big is the World’s Largest Buckeye?

History was (most likely) made today at the Ohio State Fair as another special attraction was made. The World’s Largest Buckeye was officially weighed today. The piece of buckeye candy was created by Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes of Perrysburg, Ohio and weighed 339 pounds, surpassing the previous record of 271 pounds. Fairgoers were able to see […]

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Restaurant Review: Harvey & Ed’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Harvey & Ed’s

Cameron Mitchell recently opened a new restaurant concept in the Short North: Harvey & Ed’s. It pays homage to delicatessens. To be precise, the promotional literature refers to it as an “American restaurant inspired by the classic Jewish delicatessens.” That is to say, it’s first and foremost a restaurant, a slick CMR restaurant. There will […]

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Local Craft Brewer Partners with The Roosevelt Coffeehouse at Lewis Center Taproom

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Craft Brewer Partners with The Roosevelt Coffeehouse at Lewis Center Taproom

With the opening date fast approaching for Olentangy River Brewing Company’s production facility and taproom at Lewis Center, the business has announced the local coffee company they’ll be partnering with. Social enterprise The Roosevelt Coffeehouse will present a full coffee bar alongside Olentangy River’s craft brews. The co-branded space will be familiar to those who’ve visited […]

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Ohio’s Own: Pierre’s Ice Cream

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Pierre’s Ice Cream

Marc’s is the Ohio Proud destination . . . for the non-artisanal audience. Being Cleveland-based, it has a distinct little network of Ohio producers, and its shelves hold a bevy of lesser-known, but locally-made sauces, condiments, and dairy goods. Which brings us to Pierre’s Ice Cream. It’s not easy to find at Columbus grocers, in […]

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Downtown’s Blind Lady Tavern Closing Soon

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Downtown’s Blind Lady Tavern Closing Soon

It’s been a weekend of disappointing announcements, the second of which was Blind Lady Tavern’s upcoming closure. The bar and restaurant was about to conclude their third year of business, opening up at 22 E. Mound St. Downtown in October of 2015 and serving for the last time on Saturday, August 11. “It was a […]

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