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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 […]


Veg out at Dragonfly Neo-V

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The Alive wrote Veg out By G.A. Benton January 10, 2008 Here is a word that can instill dread, derision and fear into the hearts and palates of cuisine aficionados like me: vegan. Because unfortunately, more often than not, that term refers to a view of food as morality and medicine as opposed to food […]


Betty’s Food & Spirits is a sure bet

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The Alive wrote Betty’s sure bet By G.A. Benton January 10, 2008 Betty’s in the Short North is practically an institution by now — just ask the carousing crowds that constantly cram in for drinks and eats. They clearly love it. And who wouldn’t? Betty’s puts the fun in funky. Check out its collection of […]


Local restaurant owners pressed to offer more

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The Dispatch wrote Owners pressed to offer more Tuesday, January 8, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Just as tight credit and higher fuel costs hurt consumers, they’re also forcing restaurateurs to think about new ways to get us into their chairs. As they consider raising prices, they’re also trying to satisfy “millennials,” who want what’s newest […]


Wendy’s wants nothing to do with Downtown

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Downtown Columbus continues to revitalize into 2008 thanks in large part to the backing of local corporations and organizations including Nationwide, Grange, Huntington, OSU, CCAD, and plenty of others. These local companies are proud of their Columbus roots and see the value in putting money back into their communities. Wendy’s on the other hand has […]


Trattoria Roma in Grandview Heights

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The Alive wrote Frankie goes to Grandview By G.A. Benton January 3, 2008 Trattoria Roma is a cozy little Italian place on Grandview Avenue with lots of regulars. Those neighborhoody folks show up to be warmly and personally greeted, seated at their favorite table and then served a hearty, well-made pasta dinner. For this, the […]

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