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The buzz on Columbus’ flourishing food scene, from upscale eateries to corner cafes.

Surly Girl: Best Bar Food of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Nightlife Best Bar Food: Surly Girl Runners-up: Press Grill, Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits March 27, 2008 The Short North’s one and only saloon serves up that rare kind of perfect bar food — it manages to taste just as delicious when you’re sober as it does when […]

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Northstar Cafe: Best Vegetarian of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Dining Best Vegetarian: Northstar Cafe Runners-up: Dragonfly Neo-V, Benevolence Cafe March 27, 2008 Having expanded from its original location in the Short North to a second spot in Clintonville, there are no words to describe the restaurants’ awesome, organic yummy-ness. READ MORE Related Stories: – Dining suggestions for […]

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The Happy Greek: Best Gyro of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Dining Best Gyro: The Happy Greek Runners-up: Yannis Greek Restaurant, Zeta European Emporium March 27, 2008 Among other ways that Happy Greek can put a smile on your face, the Short North and Campus eateries are spreading the Mediterranean love with their gyros. READ MORE Related Story: – […]

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Thurman Cafe: Best Burger of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Dining Best Burger:Thurman Cafe Runners-up: Max & Erma’s, Red Robin March 27, 2008 A stunning 18 varieties of incredible three-quarter-pound burgers are offered at this temple of jaw-breaking ground beef sandwiches, but you should at least try the namesake hamburger once. It’s packed with great juicy meat, ‘shrooms, […]

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Massey’s Pizza: Best Pizza of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Dining Best Pizza: Massey’s Pizza Runners-up: Donato’s, Adriatico’s March 27, 2008 It’s hard to imagine a city without a single pizzeria — but that’s what Columbus was before Massey’s came along in 1949 and began baking the first local tomato pies. READ MORE Related Stories: – CU Pizza […]

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Marcella’s: Best Italian of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Dining Best Italian: Marcella’s Ristorante Runners-up: Moretti’s, Basi Italia March 27, 2008 The hectic and crazy-loud ambience in Marcella’s — Cameron Mitchell’s newest and best mini-chain concept — suits its ebullient and bold-flavored food. Specializing in small plates to share, the fabulous fare at Marcella’s is surprisingly affordable, […]

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Indian Oven: Best Indian of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Dining Best Indian: Indian Oven Runners-up: Taj Mahal, Taj Palace March 27, 2008 From a great array of homemade breads, like potent onion and garlic naans, to seafood specials such as curried veggies with salmon or giant fresh-water prawns, to a marvelously spicy Lamb Vindaloo, the Indian Oven […]

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