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Thurn’s Specialty Meats on Greenlawn Avenue

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The Alive wrote A real Thurn-on By G.A. Benton May 22, 2008 “The world changes, we don’t,” Albert Thurn is fond of saying. He’s not just blowing smoke either — although he does that a lot too. You see, Albert Thurn has spent most of his life working at the locally unique Thurn’s Specialty Meats […]


Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits : New Website

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Betty’s has got a brand new website: BettysColumbus.com wrote Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits, located in the heart of the fabulous Short North Arts District of Columbus, Ohio, is a cozy neighborhood hot spot serving up heaping helpings of Ohio comfort food with extra sides of sass. Enjoy stellar service and an award-winning jukebox selection. […]

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Restaurant filling void for Italian dining in Clintonville

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Business First wrote Trio of restaurant veterans filling ‘void’ for Italian dining in Clintonville Friday, May 9, 2008 by Dan Eaton The restaurant replacing the R Bar in Clintonville doesn’t have a name yet, but it has three known names backing it. George Tanchevski, owner of five Aladdin’s Eatery restaurants; Giuseppe Mangano, owner of Giuseppe’s […]


Yan Can asian restaurant coming to Arena District

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The Dispatch wrote On Restaurants: Celebrity chef takes a local partner Tuesday, May 20, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Columbus’ Tommy O’Shaughnessy is stepping out of his role as publican to join TV chef Martin Yan in a business venture that aims to open 50 Yan Can quick-service Asian restaurants across the country and build four […]


North Market Apron Gala 2008, the day after….

 CMH Gourmand

The 12th Annual North Market Apron Gala was last night – May 17th. For those folks that were concerned about the $75 price tag – it was worth every penny. The food was phenomenal. My favorite was the Curds and Whey spread of cheese. Michael Kast presented a wonderful array of cheeses that had me […]


HaikuHelp – News and Updates


The Dispatch wrote Two women run over in Short North parking lot Thursday, May 15, 2008 BY DEBBIE GEBOLYS Two women were seriously injured tonight when, Columbus police say, a person driving an SUV hit them on purpose as they left a nightclub in the Short North. Columbus police say the women, whose names weren’t […]


Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits


Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits has been one of my favorites in town for the past couple of years. Between the kitschy feel of the place, the lambic on tap (yay!), and the abundant comfort food with an edge, Liz Lessner has a winner in the Short North. I’ve been here quite a few times, […]


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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!