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Pizza Fusion may be coming soon to Columbus

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The Dispatch wrote A pizza joint Al Gore could love might be coming here Tuesday, January 22, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Pizza Fusion’s founders, Vaughan Lazar and Michael Gordon, have begun parlaying their handful of Earth-friendly restaurants in Florida into a nationwide franchised operation. A franchisee based in Pennsylvania owns development rights in an area […]


Alive Review: The Hoover Grille

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The Alive wrote Dam good view By G.A. Benton January 17, 2008 Even locals will snap photos outside the scenic Hoover Grille. I discovered this as I watched a woman trying to capture the sinking evening sun stretch out rainbow shades across the massive, dam-created Hoover Reservoir. The visual pleasure of that view was almost […]


Buckeye Donuts – Landmark and Late Night Tradition

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Buckeye Donuts Most of OSU is new now. One exception is Buckeye Donuts. This nookish corner donut shop has been serving up donuts and coffee since 1969. I do not know how long it has been 24 hours a day service but based on my own trips and drive by’s – my guess would be […]


Northstar Café adds soups to menu

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This Week News wrote Northstar Café adds soups to menu Thursday, January 17, 2008 By Gary Seman Jr. Fans of Northstar Café might not have even noticed, but they’re about to take stock. The restaurant, with two central Ohio locations, has introduced soup to the lineup of natural and largely organic fare. For now it’s […]


Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop opens soon in King Lincoln


Press Release wrote Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop opening soon in the King Lincoln District January 17, 2008 Now residents on the Near East Side will not have to travel so far for a gourmet cup of coffee! Nestled in what is known as Columbus’ Cradle of Jazz, Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop, Ltd is a coffee shop and […]


Rumor Mill: Green McDonald’s in the Short North

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I just read this comment here on Columbus RetroMetro and thought it was worth repeating. Does anyone know if this rumor has any legs? Sounds pretty wild to me. Rumor has that a McDonald’s exec read about the Short North in the NYTimes and was inspired by the arches on her visit. She wants to […]


Tea time with John Ross

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The Alive wrote Tea time By John Ross January 10, 2008 So much tea is brewed at the ZenCha Tea Salon that, on a cold day, its windows are foggy and the wooden interior is warm and inviting, the earthy aromas wafting from the counter to the door. This is where owner I-Cheng Huang hopes […]


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