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Brio Tuscan Grille: Alive Review

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Alive wrote Nine bites to make your tongue, wallet and hours happy By G.A. Benton June 5, 2008 Weekdays from 3 to 6 and again from 9 to close, the Easton Brio has nine nifty nibbles it sells for a paltry $3 — and there’s not an underachieving slouch among them. I know this […]

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BonoTOGO: New pizza joint in the Short North


This Week News wrote Pie-maker gets his pizza hand ready again Wednesday, June 4, 2008 By Gary Seman Jr. Bill Yerkes is at it again. After a brief hiatus from making traditional Napoli-style pizzas, Yerkes is again ready to put a pie in your face. Yerkes is subletting Eleni-Christina Bakery in the evenings for his […]


Tony’s Italian Ristorante still magnifico

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The Dispatch wrote Pasta paradise still magnifico, despite whine-worthy wine prices Thursday, June 5, 2008 BY JON CHRISTENSEN Tony’s is an Italian-American restaurant with tablecloths, a large menu and modern touches that elevate it far above other red-sauce emporiums and chains. Although the Italian-grotto decor hasn’t changed in years, it seems to be fresh and […]


Donatos’ Flatbread Pizzas

 Jim Lauwers

L to R: Pepperoni & Portabella, Buffalo Chicken, Chicken Carbonara, Tuscan Vegy Donatos has rolled out a line of new flatbread-crust pizza. In this review, I try all four styles of flatbread pizza to see how they stack up, and compare the flatbread crust to the traditional still-flat-but-not-technically-flatbread crust. Click here to read the entire […]


Del Mar’s filling a niche with fish tacos

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The Dispatch wrote Del Mar’s filling a niche with fish tacos Tuesday, June 3, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Fish tacos are invading central Ohio. They established a beachhead in Canal Winchester on Thursday and they’re expected to pop up in New Albany in July. By the end of summer, Zanesville, Groveport and perhaps Circleville might […]


Independent Columbus restaurants fight chains, costs

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The Dispatch wrote Independent Columbus restaurants fight chains, high costs via buying cooperative Sunday, June 1, 2008 BY MONIQUE CURET Restaurants are being pinched by the same economic conditions that are squeezing consumers, including high food and fuel costs. And those challenges are compounded for independents, which lack the purchasing and bargaining power of restaurant […]


Sage American Bistro replacing Kitchen Lounge




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