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

Best Drink of 2008: Pretty Much Everything

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What happens when you mix one part “subjective survey question” with one part “unlimited answers”? Well, you end up no real clear winner in our category of Best Drink of 2008. Although one thing is for sure… people in Columbus sure do like to drink. In 2006, Forbes ranked Columbus as the Third Drunkest City […]


Panera Bread at the South Campus Gateway

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Join us for a quick tour of the Panera Breads at the South Campus Gateway, one of the busiest Panera locations in the state of Ohio!


Best New Restaurant of 2008: bonoPIZZA

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(Photo by swampkitty) While only open for roughly five months last year (July through November) bonoPIZZA made a good enough impression on the regulars of Columbus Underground to land it a number one spot in our poll for Best New Restaurant of 2008. What started off with a simple inquisitive post about the discovery of […]


Anatolia Cafe Lunch Buffet Review


My husband and I are die-hard Middle Eastern food fans, and luckily, we have a lot of choices for that type of cuisine here in Columbus. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that one of our favorite holes in the wall, Anatolia Cafe, offers a weekday lunch buffet. And what a deal it is! […]

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Benihana coming soon to Polaris Fashion Place

 Neil Jaye

The wildly popular restaurant chain, Benihana, is slated to open their first Columbus restaurant in the Columbus area at Polaris Fashion Place. It can be argued the Benihana kicked off the Japanese restaurant craze we’re seeing now. I do not know when they are scheduled to open their doors, but the building is up and […]


North Market Changes to Ring in the New Year

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Two new businesses are opening shop at the North Market while two others are going through some upgrades. The Candy Shack has opened up next to The Fish Guys on the north end of the building, providing a selection of high quality bulk candies and a variety of nostalgic candies. Holy Smoke BBQ has taken […]


Fast food dies slow death downtown

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Business First of Columbus wrote Fast food dies slow death downtown Friday, December 19, 2008 by Dan Eaton Downtown Columbus workers are within walking distance of all manner of lunch meals – Venezuelan arepas, Ohio-style Monte Cristo sandwiches, micro-brewed beer. But good luck finding staples like the Big Mac, Whopper and or a single with […]


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