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FORNO - New Restaurant Coming to The Short North

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    goldenidea
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    I recognize what Dae Oh has accomplished. A string of restaurant closures and bad Groupons and Living Socials. Let’s recap his “success” for you. Tyfoon: Closed. Black Olive: Closed/Evicted. Red Sushi: Closed. Two Fish Bistro: Closed. Madrid: Closed. Noodles (the place he stuck in Madrid afterwards): Closed. I don’t have much hope for Shoku either. I also heard that he’s moved to Colorado to pursue other interests so I think we can say his run in Columbus is coming to an end.

    Yeah, you missed my point. Dae has opened more original high-end restaurants than almost any other local operator. He also had other significant ventures. Liz Lesser might be the only one similar. What happened after those openings may not have been a complete success, but he got them opened. Have you opened a restaurant? If not, try it sometime.

    Lost Groupons? If banks don’t lend to restaurants, don’t be surprised to get burned when you do.

    I think Dae enjoys the challenge of applying creative energy to restaurant design and construction. He never cared for operating. Operating was never his objective. So he succeeded in meeting the challenges that were meaningful to him. He created nice restaurants. If you or others were victimized as a consequence, that’s unfortunate. You didn’t have to dine there.

    #1026806

    jdubilla
    Participant

    Yeah, you missed my point. Dae has opened more original high-end restaurants than almost any other local operator. He also had other significant ventures. Liz Lesser might be the only one similar. What happened after those openings may not have been a complete success, but he got them opened. Have you opened a restaurant? If not, try it sometime.

    Lost Groupons? If banks don’t lend to restaurants, don’t be surprised to get burned when you do.

    I think Dae enjoys the challenge of applying creative energy to restaurant design and construction. He never cared for operating. Operating was never his objective. So he succeeded in meeting the challenges that were meaningful to him. He created nice restaurants. If you or others were victimized as a consequence, that’s unfortunate. You didn’t have to dine there.

    What about Cameron Mitchell? I believe most of his restaurants have been successful and are still open.

    #1026808

    mbeaumont
    Participant

    Operating was never his objective. So he succeeded in meeting the challenges that were meaningful to him. He created nice restaurants. If you or others were victimized as a consequence, that’s unfortunate. You didn’t have to dine there.

    C’mon. What’s the point of putting all that time and energy into designing and concepting restaurants if they’re run so poorly they routinely fail?

    He’s not a designer that’s being hired by a restaurateur, he IS the restaurateur. He has a responsibility to make sure these places are properly managed once he goes off to develop his next concept.

    I’ve always given him points on design, his places nearly always look fantastic, but what does that matter if the food, management, and service are so poor that they fail in a matter of a few years?

    #1026819

    B.Flanders
    Blocked

    Yeah, you missed my point. Dae has opened more original high-end restaurants than almost any other local operator. He also had other significant ventures. Liz Lesser might be the only one similar. What happened after those openings may not have been a complete success, but he got them opened. Have you opened a restaurant? If not, try it sometime.

    Lost Groupons? If banks don’t lend to restaurants, don’t be surprised to get burned when you do.

    I think Dae enjoys the challenge of applying creative energy to restaurant design and construction. He never cared for operating. Operating was never his objective. So he succeeded in meeting the challenges that were meaningful to him. He created nice restaurants. If you or others were victimized as a consequence, that’s unfortunate. You didn’t have to dine there.

    You seem overly enamored with the fact that Dae Oh can open a restaurant, yet has no clue how to run one. Sure, give me $800,000 and an A+ retail location and I can do the same actually. Cameron Mitchell has managed to do very well in this industry, combining great food, solid service and good concepts while keeping his restaurants open and thriving. I can’t even say the same for Liz Lessner.

    #1027101

    goldenidea
    Participant

    I’m not much enamored as just intrigued by how Dae remained motivated and was able to open all of these spaces while lacking a strong foundation of previous operational success. It’s also interesting that landlord after landlord bought into his next concept. I guess the strength of his designs carried him along.

    #1048399

    jcookou
    Participant

    Any updates/details on the new restaurant concept opening at the former Two Fish/Red spot? Haven’t noticed much going on…

    #1050190

    budser1228
    Participant

    I drove past yesterday and there was a sign saying now hiring.

    #1050194

    goldenidea
    Participant

    I drove past yesterday and there was a sign saying now hiring.

    Yeah, I saw that too. The name of the new restaurant is cited, but I can’t recall it offhand.
    Apparently there’s been more work going on behind those papered-up windows than we’ve noticed.

    #1053161

    jcookou
    Participant

    I live less than a block away from the old Two Fish and the only sign I’ve seen regarding hiring or restaurant name was in regards to the Guild House going in at the new Joseph. I think Cameron Mitchell is interviewing for that restaurant around the corner on Buttles. Unless I’m missing something There still hasn’t been any announcement of name or anticipated arrival date for the pizza concept taking over the Two Fish spot.

    #1053167

    budser1228
    Participant

    Yes, it was the Guild House signage but I have heard that the restaurant should open sometime in January so they should be hiring soon as well.

    #1053255
    ntn
    ntn
    Participant

    Just walked past it, one of the windows reads ‘Porky’s Posh Pan Pizzas 1/9/2015’

    #1054425

    jcookou
    Participant

    Hmmm…Have walked by a few times in the past week and still haven’t seen any signs. Maybe I’m missing something.

    #1054426
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I actually got to pop in there today. The whole space is being completely reconstructed. No firm opening date yet, but January-ish is the target.

    https://www.facebook.com/FornoShortNorth

    #1054460
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    ummm……

    #1054462

    OneBagTravel
    Participant

    Forno-you-di’nt!

    From their site:

    Located in the heart of the Short North Arts District, Forno is a unique stone-fired dining experience. Meaning “oven” in Italian (and a number of other romantic languages) you’ll find the right touch of heat when you step into Forno.
    Like our debut with the Short North Pint House, it is our mission to create a stylish neighborhood destination for local Columbus residents and visitors alike.

    We offer American cuisine which is finished in our stone-fired oven. From shareable plates to sizable entrees, everyone will find something they like. Guests can enjoy a fun and lively show as our chefs’ work from the oven which sits front and center in the dining room. Accompany your meal with an option from our expansive wine selection and hand-crafted cocktails menu.

    Our restaurant is located in an historical building that adds an old-world charm to our modern design. At Forno, you will find a bustling ambiance that creates the right mood for any occasion. Stop in for dinner, a night out with friends or anything in between.

    Had no idea they were in the Pint House. Not Capitalizing things is très chic

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