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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 […]


Brio Tuscan Grille: Alive Review

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The Alive wrote Nine bites to make your tongue, wallet and hours happy By G.A. Benton June 5, 2008 Weekdays from 3 to 6 and again from 9 to close, the Easton Brio has nine nifty nibbles it sells for a paltry $3 — and there’s not an underachieving slouch among them. I know this […]

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BonoTOGO: New pizza joint in the Short North


This Week News wrote Pie-maker gets his pizza hand ready again Wednesday, June 4, 2008 By Gary Seman Jr. Bill Yerkes is at it again. After a brief hiatus from making traditional Napoli-style pizzas, Yerkes is again ready to put a pie in your face. Yerkes is subletting Eleni-Christina Bakery in the evenings for his […]


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