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Support MidOhio Foodbank Tomorrow

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Make plans to join forces with Central Ohio Restaurant Association and raise money for the Mid-Ohio FoodBank by visiting your favorite restaurants tomorrow. CORA’s Food Fight 6.30 event on Tuesday, June 30 will benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Central Ohio restaurants will be raising money for our local food bank by donating 5% of sales that day to Operation Feed. Each […]


Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace Opens This Week

Walker Evans Walker Evans

After over a year of delays and setbacks, Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace is scheduled to officially open on Wednesday, July 1st at 4pm. Hot dog fans will be treated to a variety of menu choices with toppings ranging from Sriracha Slaw to Beef Brisket to Kim Chee to Indian Mango Chutney. Drinks include Frostop […]


Columbus Foodcast #43 – Taco Trucking


From The Columbus Foodcast Columbus Foodcast and the great minds behind Tacotrucks Columbus have a chat at Los Potosinos. Lydia, co-owner of Los Potosinos, was present during the introduction but her full interview was cut due to time constraints. Lydia will get her due though as she’ll have an entire episode to herself in the […]


Close to Columbus: LJ’s Coffee Shop in Logan

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker

From Breakfast With Nick: The arts company of which I am a co-founder, Wild Goose Creative, went on our annual retreat to Hocking Hills in southwest Ohio in late March. We use the weekend as a time to get out of town, relax, and do some focused planning for the coming year. My job, of […]


Level Dining Lounge Opens in the Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: New Short North spot aims for cosmopolitan vibe but affordable noshes By Bill Chronister Level Dining Lounge, at 700 N. High St. in the Short North, presents itself on a number of levels. The former R.J. Snapper’s has been retooled inside and out to be cosmopolitan, said Brent LaCount of the Design […]


Clarmont Revamp Project Officially Put on Hold

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Two years ago, Thom Coffman announced grand plans to redevelop his Clarmont restaurant site on South High Street. The plan called for replacing the existing single-story restaurant building with an eight-story mixed-use building that could contain condos, hotel rooms, a new restaurant space, and other amentities. A Dispatch article today mentions that the plans have […]


Review: Etta’s Lunchbox Cafe

Anne Evans Anne Evans

On our recent trip to the Hocking Hills Region, we stopped in Etta’s Lunchbox Cafe on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. It is located on State Route 56 between New Plymouth and Starr, inside an old General Store (still in operation). The property was bought by LaDora Ousley, owner and manager, in January 2000. In […]


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