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

Central Ohio to see six Starbucks closing


Business First of Columbus wrote Central Ohio getting double shot of Starbucks closings Friday, July 18, 2008 Starbucks, which runs 16,000 shops, said this month it would close around 600 underperforming U.S. locations over the next year, including two in Columbus. Friday’s announcement put four more local shops on the closing list: 601 N. High […]


Breakfast at the Creole Kitchen


If you remember my last trip to Creole Kitchen, you’ll recall that I said that one of these days I’d have to get there early enough to avail myself of breakfast (they stop making it at 10am). Well, it took a few months, but we skipped one of usual Saturday morning farmer’s markets so we […]


Five Guys planning 20 local restaurants

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The Dispatch wrote Five Guys planning 20 local restaurants Saturday, June 21, 2008 BY MONIQUE CURET A burger joint known for its pared-down menu and rave reviews plans to open 20 restaurants in central Ohio in the next three or four years. Five Guys Burgers and Fries offers just four main menu items: burgers, hot […]


Dunkin Donuts Coming Soon to Broad & High


Business First wrote Doughnut-dunking coffee fanatics to get their fix at Broad and High Friday, July 11, 2008 by Doug Buchanan Starbucks Corp. may have snubbed downtown’s most visible intersection, but not so Dunkin’ Donuts. The world’s largest doughnut-and-coffee chain plans to open a 1,600-square-foot store at Columbus developer Casto’s project at Broad and High […]


The Refectory – A Review

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Shortly after Anne & I first started dating, we had a nice romantic dinner at The Refectory. At the time, we weren’t too accustomed to eating French cuisine and I think some of the flavors were a bit surprising to us at first. I do remember the ambiance being wonderful, and the service top-notch. So […]


WG Grinders Coming Soon to the Arena District

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Business First of Columbus wrote Grinders finds way into Blue Jackets neighborhood Wednesday, July 9, 2008 The developers of the Arena District are turning to a homegrown brand to fill an empty space on Front Street and a hole in the area’s restaurant offerings. Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. announced Wednesday that Columbus-based W.g. Grinders Inc. […]


Will McCafes’ java lure Columbus coffee lovers?

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The Dispatch wrote Will McCafes’ java lure coffee lovers? Tuesday, July 8, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER What with fuel prices, food costs and the onset of summer doldrums, you deserve a break today — or so McDonald’s would like you to think. The fast-food giant has, for the past three months, been installing espresso-based coffee […]


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