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Cameron Mitchell: The sweet smile of success

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Alive wrote The sweet smile of success Thursday, October 16, 2008 By G.A. Benton Cameron Mitchell never seems to stop smiling. I noticed this one night while polishing off a spicy, rich and deeply flavored bowl of gumbo in the room where it all began. You see, 15 years ago to that day (Oct. […]

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Z Pizza is now open in the Short North

 Andrew Hall

Zpizza opened today. Alec and I stopped in for an after school snack. Three slices – Pepperoni, Santa Fe, Greek. All enjoyable. Nice crust. Toppings good. Fresh tomato on the Santa Fe literally squirted juice. The only downside is the healthy approach (part of the original impetus to start zPizza) which gives ‘low fat pepperoni.’ […]


Review: TipTop Kitchen and Cocktails


I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t get downtown nearly as often as I should to dine. As a resident of Columbus’ suburbs, I find it a bit daunting to navigate the downtown streets with its one way streets and parking meters, trying to find parking. So with the goal of forcing myself […]


Another Sonic in Columbus on Olentangy River Road

 The Hegemo

The Lantern wrote Popular drive-in restaurant comes to Olentangy Matt Hancharick Issue date: 10/14/08 Soon, students can add another restaurant to their checklist of places to eat. A new Sonic Drive-In is under construction on Olentangy River Road, and will open its doors 6 a.m. Oct. 27. Sonic is a drive-in food chain where customers […]


Review: George’s All American Grille


You would think that if a restaurant has been around for 50 years, that they must be doing *something* right. After all, a restaurant couldn’t survive, especially in this economy, without a constant stream of customers, right? And people wouldn’t come back if the food wasn’t good.


Local Matters receives Victory Against Hunger Award


Local Matters receives a “Victory Aganist Hunger” Award Monday, October 6, 2008 Celebrating outstanding efforts in fighting hunger through promoting or creating innovative farm to school programs, Local Matters, a nonprofit organization in Columbus, Ohio, which plays a key leadership role in ensuring that the entire community of Central Ohio has easy access to local, […]


RJ Snappers in the Short North has Closed

  RJ Snappers in the Short North has Closed

I just called them, and they apparently closed on the 5th. rjsnappers.com wrote R.J. Snappers is an independently owned and operated restaurant which was opened by Richard & Suzanne Stopper in March of 1997. Our fish is shipped in daily from ports all over the world. We use the best possible ingredients to create our […]


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