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All Columbus Papa John’s to sell 23 cent pizzas today


NBC 4 wrote It’s time for Papa John’s Pizza to make good on its promise to sell a large, one-topping pizza for 23 cents in Ohio. All of the city’s 27 restaurants are participating in the promotion that includes only one single-topping pizza per family. It will be carryout only, and there will be no […]


Dirty Frank’s Hot Dogs opening downtown in July

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Dirty Frank’s Hot Dogs, a casual hot doggery and neighborhood bar is set to open mid-July in Downtown Columbus, Ohio bringing another fun and affordable lunch option to downtown workers and dwellers. Partners Elizabeth Lessner and Harold LaRue look to bring quality hot dogs and some whimsical sizzle to downtown Columbus. “Columbus has hot dog […]


Columbus ice-cream stores restock their freezers

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The Dispatch wrote Ice-cream stores restock freezers Tuesday, May 6, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER First, there was ice cream. Then came sorbet and sherbet, frozen custard and ice milk, frozen yogurt and gelato. They’re all back for the summer in shops throughout central Ohio, with some new twists. Several trends are making themselves felt nationwide […]


White Castle to offer 87-minute burger sale

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White Castle to offer 87-minute burger sale In recognition of National Hamburger Month, which is celebrated in May, and the company’s 87th anniversary, White Castle System Inc. will turn back the clocks for 87 minutes of vintage-priced burgers. On May 27, White Castle will offer the company’s Slyder burgers for 27 cents from 2 p.m. […]


The Refectory is still worthy of a five-star salute

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The Dispatch wrote Stellar cuisine, service, wine worthy of five-star salute Thursday, May 1, 2008 BY BY JON CHRISTENSEN The Refectory is unusual. The large hall is named for what it once was — a dining area for clergy. In the main dining room, the original logs still serve as rafters, and the post-and-beam construction […]


The 94th Aero Squadron flight plan

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The Alive wrote Flight plan By Bryan Bullock May 1, 2008 Approaching the 94th Aero Squadron means bracing for combat — you’re about to enter a war zone. A plane roars overhead just as you park the car. Cautiously peering outside, you spot a bombed-out French farmhouse lurking behind artillery cannons, camo Jeeps and an […]


Slyders are now the king of the castle in Columbus

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The Other Paper wrote King of the castle BY ERIK JOHNS / MAY 1, 2008 With the sale of local institutions Wendy’s and Max & Erma’s, the Columbus hamburger identity took a major blow this week. Gone are the days when you could call the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger or the Garbage Burger your own. But […]


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