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Java Central Headed for Italian Village in Partnership with Zaftig

Java Central Headed for Italian Village in Partnership with Zaftig

Java Central will go from having its coffee infused in Zaftig’s beers to having a coffee shop inside Zaftig’s Italian Village brewpub. The new partnership…

Updated Plan for Bike Lanes Spurs Response From Business Owners

The city of Columbus is moving forward with a revised plan to reconfigure a stretch of Indianola Avenue in Clintonville. The new alignment adds bike…

Mr. Hummus Grill & Pizza Opening Soon in Grandview

Mr. Hummus Grill is making a comeback of sorts in Grandview, but this time as a brick-and-mortar. In a full-circle moment, Mr. Hummus Grill &…

Boxwood Biscuit Co. to Close Next Week

Boxwood Biscuit Co. to Close Next Week

The days are numbered to get your fix at Boxwood Biscuit Co. The Short North…

First Look: Understory

First Look: Understory

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing expansion project Understory is ready to debut the lounge portion of its…

Development Proposal for Godman Guild Site Moving Forward

Development Proposal for Godman Guild Site Moving Forward

Plans to build a mixed-use development on the Godman Guild site in Weinland Park have…

Aficionadough: JT’s Pizza and Pub – Choose Your Own Adventure

Aficionadough: JT’s Pizza and Pub – Choose Your Own Adventure

The rules of engorgement for pizza consumption changed when I was married and became a…

Food News & Reviews View all

Restaurant Review: Hoagie City

Restaurant Review: Hoagie City

Ever heard of the hug of death? That’s typically when an internet destination is so popular, that the wave of visitors…

Short Order: Bleu & Fig

Short Order: Bleu & Fig

Bleu & Fig has a name that leans towards sophisticated. That is, you wouldn’t expect it to be a nugget-and-fries sort…

First Look: Aracri Pizzeria on Gay

First Look: Aracri Pizzeria on Gay

Downtown’s spot for lunchtime pizza-by-the-slice is back in action. It’s a new name: Aracri Pizzeria on Gay, and a new address:…

Restaurant Review: Mr. Hibachi Downtown

Restaurant Review: Mr. Hibachi Downtown

Say what you will about the pandemic, it’s been a good year for Downtown hibachi fans. First, GENJIGO opened with its pared-down,…

First Look: LaSalle’s Southern Kitchen and Bar

First Look: LaSalle’s Southern Kitchen and Bar

A new restaurant is bringing a taste of Southern comfort food to Downtown. LaSalle’s Southern Kitchen and Bar celebrates its grand…

Experience Columbus Launches Columbus Distillery Trail

Experience Columbus Launches Columbus Distillery Trail

Spirits are the latest to get the trail treatment in Central Ohio. Experience Columbus, with co-sponsor Destination Grandview, has launched the Columbus Distillery Trail featuring seven distilleries from around Central…

Top 25 Bars in Columbus of 2021

Top 25 Bars in Columbus of 2021

Each year, our readers cast their votes in our annual survey to decide the best people, places and things in Columbus. Some of the hottest opinions always boil down to…

Short Order: BBQ Chicken Salad at Cap City

Short Order: BBQ Chicken Salad at Cap City

January is always a pickle. There’s a part of the brain that says, New Year, New You! And that part of the brain wants crisp vegetables. There’s another part of the brain that…

Upcoming Events View all

Mar
16
Standup From the Waist Up

Wednesday 3/16/2022 @ 5:30 pm

Apr
8
Black Violin

Friday 4/8/2022 @ 7:30 pm

Rescheduled to March 16: Standup From the Waist Up is back! You’re invited to an intimate—and vaccinated—cocktail and comedy event at The Light of Seven Matchsticks! Drinks and jokes get slung from behind the bar by host Travis Hoewischer and his guests Laura Sanders and C

Black Violin is lead by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom," to overcome stereotyp