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

Phat Wraps opening in University District soon

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Business First wrote Wrap joint will try to get its hands around Ohio State campus market by Dan EatonThang Nguyen and Jose Becerra hope they can carry a popular line of grilled-meat wraps from summer festivals and the cafeteria of a Central Ohio business to a restaurant near Ohio State University. Nguyen, the owner of […]


Old Bag of Nails in Bexley

 Motorist Old Bag of Nails in Bexley

Has anyone been by the new building going up to replace the old Old Bag that burned down last year? I haven’t found a picture online of it or gone by to take on myself but, wow, that thing looks awful. They do have what looks like a pretty large deck on the creek side […]


Attention: Get to Pearl Alley for the Perfect Snack


So, I just got back from the Pearl Market, and I had to sit right down and tell everyone to get there on their lunch break for some Nellie’s Samosas. I am always lamenting our lack of street food here in Cbus, so when I saw the samosas I was excited. The samosas are fried […]


Hawa Russia – New Russian Restaurant Opens Soon

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The Dispatch wrote The Russians are coming Tuesday, June 10, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Columbus Square Shopping Center, at Cleveland Avenue and Dublin-Granville Road, has become a haven for ethnic restaurants. Boris and Tatiana Vilenchuk and Sasha Belychev are recreating a traditional Russian dining room and nightclub called Hawa Russia. The store’s exterior still bears […]


Review: Euro Cafe


After reading the Dispatch review of Euro cafe, I got excited that there was another deli/cafe in town that would take the place of my beloved (but now gone) Krystyna’s, so I could get my pierogi/cabbage roll fix. Downtown is not an area of town I usually frequent, but seeing as I wanted to stop […]


Hope Weekend Benefit: June 6, 7, 8

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The Alive wrote Cause & effect By Tracy Zollinger Turner June 5, 2008 There is a long road ahead for Rachel Widomski, the young woman who, along with the co-owner of Haiku restaurant, was run down in an apparent dine-and-dash incident in mid-May. Police say the customer purposely ran over the two while trying to […]

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Rubino’s Pizzeria: Alive Review

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The Alive wrote Happy Days By G.A. Benton June 5, 2008 Rubino’s has been baking exceptional pizzas since 1954 and is living proof that change isn’t always something to believe in. Sometimes old-fashioned will do just fine, thank you very much. So don’t go to Rubino’s hunting for pesto pies or whole-wheat crusts laden with […]


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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!