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  • #87353

    CMH Gourmand
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    Word is the Galaxy Cafe (from the day…is coming back….more word soon.

    http://cmhgourmand.com/2010/02/10/galaxy-cafe-a-story-of-passion/

    #451733

    hivner1
    Member

    wahoo! original foodies of cbus

    #451734

    DavidF
    Participant

    OMG! I have missed this place sooo freakin much. Most people don’t have a clue how much of on impact this place had on the Columbus food scene.

    FYI: Great little article. Galaxy Cafe in Grandview was one of the places that gave me hope for food in Columbus after I returned from my time in the Army (which awakened me to the myriad possibilities of great food).

    #451735

    bastardsuperstar
    Participant

    is ricky gonna be involved?
    cuz if not, i don’t care.

    and if so it’s the best news i’ve had all summer.

    #451736

    patient_zero
    Participant

    How ironic! I was thinking long and hard about Galaxy a few weeks ago. Perhaps this is kismet?

    Like Jim and David, cuisine from the Galaxy umbrella was pivotal to the way I thought about food. Good food was never foreign to me growing up, as I was fortunate to have parents who liked to dine out – often. Some of the best foods of the North coast were offered to me, especially French, Italian, Chinese and Continental. While flavor was never lacking in my culinary upbringing, what was lacking was the use of spicy heat, and the unique ingredients commonly found in the American Southwest and South of the border – poblano, black bean, adobo. For a Midwest boy, this food was a culinary awakening. When I consumed these dishes, I really felt I was transported to another galaxy, at least for a moment.

    I remember the expansion of the Galaxy umbrella Jim carefully layed out, the name changes, the closings leading to the only remnant of Galaxy – Starliner Diner, where I had my first ever chile relleno, and against which all chile rellenos are now measured. While I was sad to see all the entities disappear, I knew I could at least get the best chile rellenos in Central Ohio, maybe the rest of the state, in Hilliard.

    So all the wonderful flavors that have been dancing in the recesses of my brain will soon be in palatable form? This is some of the best new I’ve heard in a number of years!

    Thanks for sharing the good news, Jim, and thanks for sharing a little more about you.

    #451737

    This would be Great for food in columbus and lots of fun old times.I worked with Ricky at all 3 of his places and i hear that he has the bug to open a new grownup Galaxy
    place same fun great food, just a little toned down decor.
    This place would ROCK hope it comes soon.

    #451738

    michaelcoyote
    Participant

    WOW! I’ll come back to visit, especially if Ricky comes back with it.

    #451739

    patient_zero
    Participant

    tracy studer said:
    This would be Great for food in columbus and lots of fun old times.I worked with Ricky at all 3 of his places and i hear that he has the bug to open a new grownup Galaxy
    place same fun great food, just a little toned down decor.
    This place would ROCK hope it comes soon.

    First post, Tracy? You must really be stoked to post today. I’m glad you did. I have always been a sucker for spaceships + planets, and don’t mind the kitschiness in the former entities. So long as the food is amazing, he can decorate it with scary clowns and I’ll still eat there.

    Oh – I ate my first fish tacos ever at Nacho Mama’s.

    #451740

    cc
    Member

    Damn, this brings back some memories. I remember the first time I ate at the Galaxy in Grandview the dishwasher was broken and everything was served on paper plates. There was a laundromat next door and I would visit while doing my laundry. It seems like so much has changed since then.

    #451741

    drew
    Participant

    Oh, yeah. Loved the Galaxy (and Nacho Mamas).

    #451742

    btmarquis
    Member

    Will it have a pac-man game/table?

    I think I miss Lost Planet the most of of this group, but all great spots.

    #451743
    BreakfastwithNick
    BreakfastwithNick
    Participant

    That is awesome, awesome news. I’ve always been so jealous that I never got to try any of the Galaxy Cafes while they were open (although if we got Starliner out of it, I won’t complain too much).

    Thanks for the heads up, Jim! Eager to hear more.

    #451744

    tolemac5050
    Participant

    Jerry Burgos who partnered with Ricky at Galaxy then started Starliner has been talking about wanting to start a small plates place. No word since…(he sold his interest in Starliner earlier this year)

    #451745

    Look for the new place to open in sept.

    #451746

    SusanB
    Participant

    Tracey- super stoked to have you in the neighborhood!

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