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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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Yeah Me Too…. Coffee

 CMH Gourmand

Yeah, Me Too 3005 Indianola Ave. Clintonville No Phone No Website Monday to Saturday 7 AM to 6 PM Yeah Me Too is a very small coffee shop in Clintonville. If the place had a motto – it would be: just coffee – no perks and no pretense. I don’t really drink coffee but all […]


Restaurants trying to balance recycling with cost

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This Week News wrote Area restaurants trying to balance recycling efforts with cost Thursday, January 3, 2008 By Gary Seman Jr. Recycling is one of the biggest issues facing green-conscious restaurateurs. And even the staunchest environmentalists find themselves throwing out bottles, cardboard and plastic simply because the alternative is much more expensive or labor intensive. […]


Top 20 New Columbus Restaurants of 2007

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I previously wrote about ten restaurants that exited the Columbus dining scene in 2007, but there were loads more that opened up to take their places. Here’s my list of the Top 20 new restaurants that opened in the past year: 1. Rosendale’s – After winning the title of 2005 USA’s Chef of the Year, […]


Columbus dining gained some heavy hitters in 2007

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The Dispatch wrote Central Ohio’s restaurant scene gained some heavy hitters in 2007 , lost some familiar favorites Tuesday, January 1, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Restaurants come and go, and 2007 was no exception, with familiar names making their exit and newcomers opening their doors. The Creekside development in Gahanna has attracted two projects that […]

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RIP – 10 Columbus Restaurants that Closed in 2007

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2007 was a great year for new restaurants in Columbus, but there were also several eateries that closed up their doors for good. Here are the Top 10 restaurants that closed in 2007. They will all be missed. 1. The Original Wendy’s – 2007 was a bad year for Wendy’s in general. Sagging sales, a […]


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