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Review: Sammy’s New York Bagels


There are few things that are necessary for survival in any town – knowing the location of a good bagel shop/deli should be among them. Having moved here over a decade ago from New Jersey, it wasn’t until a few months ago that I discovered, in the predominately Jewish enclave of Bexley, some of the […]


Dispatch Dining Guide: Top 20 of 2008


The Dispatch wrote Columbus dining: The Top 20 restaurants Friday, September 26, 2008 BY JON CHRISTENSEN The “Top 10” restaurants represent the best in Columbus. The second 10 — called “the Next Tier” — also are deserving of mention. Both lists are presented alphabetically. Like any other restaurant rating, this list is subjective. The primary […]


Jose Madrid Salsa Exiting the North Market

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On September 30th, Jose Madrid Salsa will be leaving the North Market. The popular salsa stand has had a 10-year run in the market, but owner Mike Zakany has decided to take the business in a new direction. Be sure to stop by this weekend to get your final fix. As of now, online ordering […]


Restaurant Widow’s Updates from Bocuse d’Or

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RestaurantWidow.com wrote Bocuse, Day One Posted by Lisa the Waitress on Friday, September 26, 2008 WOW. What a day. I saw almost every famous chef in the western hemisphere, stood next to Hung almost all day, saw lots of little girls dressed as various Diz princesses, saw Chef Mickey Mouse, heard John Besh call Hartmut […]


Meltworks Restaurant Coming Soon to Grandview

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Business First of Cincinnati wrote Locals plan first grilled cheese spot Meltworks in Columbus Friday, September 26, 2008 by Lisa Biank Fasig Give them a little bread, and Eric Powell and Trevor Snowden will bet their future on grilled cheese. The Cincinnati entrepreneurs are pulling together financing to open a grilled cheese restaurant, a concept […]


Mitchell’s Martini to get makeover in Short North

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Business First of Columbus wrote Mitchell’s Martini to get makeover in Short North Friday, September 26, 2008 by Dan Eaton One of Cameron Mitchell’s first restaurants is getting a makeover. Martini Italian Bistro in Columbus’ Short North, will be idled Sept. 28 after 12 years of operations so it can reopen Oct. 15 as Martini […]


High-End Restaurants are Serving up Savings

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  The Dispatch wrote Serving up savings  Thursday, September 25, 2008 BY MONIQUE CURET Hard economic times are hurting not only burgers-and-fries joints but also steak-and-martini restaurants. Higher-end restaurants, typically not known for giving discounts or accepting coupons, increasingly are offering deals to lure customers. Columbus Fish Market, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Morton’s The […]


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