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

First Friday at the Refectory


Over the last year, we’ve gone to the Refectory for the bistro menu (best value in Columbus!) quite a few times. We kept on saying that we’d eventually go during the weekend for the regular menu, but we’ve never got around to it. I’ve been aware that they conduct a First Friday dinner to honor […]


Travelling Within – Tastings of Columbus, Ohio


greendcgirl.wordpress.com wrote Travelling Within – Tastings of Columbus, Ohio March 24, 2008 – Posted by greendcgirl How many states have you been to? I think Ohio was my twenty fifth… In the past, whenever I thought about taking a holiday, my mind always wandered to localities beyond our borders…Italy, India, Algeria, Lebanon and beyond… But […]


Columbus restaurants with locally grown food

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Alive wrote Garden of eatin’ By G.A. Benton April 3, 2008 Once upon a time, before gas stations and fast-food drive thrus lined our nation, before churned, arable earth gave way for microwave-meal-making factories, before consumers thought they should be allotted strawberries in January, people had to rely solely on nature for dinner. Unsurprisingly […]


Ho Toy is the classic place to go for Chinese


The Columbus Dispatch wrote Downtown classic the place to go for Chinese Thursday, April 3, 2008 BY JEFFREY SHEBAN Ho Toy opened in 1959 at 33 E. Town St. and in 1980 moved to its location in a former Burger King at 11 W. State St. Its staying power is based on continuity, said Puttachard […]


DeepWood to offer dual dining in Short North venture

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote DeepWood to offer dual dining in Short North venture Tuesday, April 1, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Many people dream of the restaurant they would open, given the chance and a bag of money. Most people die with that dream never realized. Amber Herron and Brian Pawlak won’t be among the latter group. […]


Refectory: A Second Shot at Second Saturdays

 CMH Gourmand

The Refectory 1092 Bethel Rd Columbus, OH 43220 451-9774 Refectory web site The Refectory tried to roll out Second Saturdays on March 8th but the Blizzard of 2008 interfered. Starting on April 12th, on the second Saturday of each month, the restaurant will open the Little Bar area from 12:30 – 2:30 for tastings of […]


Chain Restaurants are Crazy About Columbus


The Dispatch wrote Crazy About Columbus Sunday, March 30, 2008 3:32 AM BY MONIQUE CURET Central Ohio, long known as a place where restaurant chains are born and nurtured, lately has had a different kind of growth on the menu. A number of restaurant chains based elsewhere have announced plans to expand in the area. […]


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