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Short North Goody Boy Reopens This Weekend

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After three months of renovations, Short North Goody Boy will reopen to the public on Friday, March 15. 

A neighborhood staple since 1947, Goody Boy has changed hands, closed and reopened several times, most recently closing for a full interior and exterior makeover under the co-ownership of Jimmy Velio (Goody Boy owner since 2009) and Chris Corso, CEO of Corso Ventures (Short North Pint House, Standard Hall, Forno Kitchen + Bar, Short North Food Hall). 

This latest iteration brings back the mid-century modern aesthetic from the days of its first opening. A revamped patio boasts colorful benches, stools and gliders. Inside, the vibrant color palette continues into two separate rooms, each with their own bar. Similar to Standard Hall, large windows open out from the bars to the patio, allowing guests to order without going inside.

Along with domestic and craft beer, Goody Boy’s booze menu features an array of both unique and recognizable cocktails. An Old Fashioned or mojito are a couple familiar items, accompanied by a Breakfast Alexander, made with Hennessy, creme de cacao and Frosted Flakes-infused half and half. 

Samples of the Kentucky Hot Brown.

Goody Boy is a full-service restaurant, with their kitchen putting out a vast range of dishes, from pizza to salads, to soups, to burgers and sandwiches, to entrees like Kentucky Hot Brown, steak and potatoes and scratch-made meatloaf. They’re also offering an all-day breakfast plate with eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast. Prices are mid-range for the area, with burgers and sandwiches ranging from $7-11 and entrees from $9-19.

Goody Boy opens to the public at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 15. It’ll operate from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Sunday.

For more information, visit shortnorthgoodyboy.com.

Stuffed avocado halves with organic herbed quinoa salad and feta; typically served with pita
Panko-breaded chicken tenders with honey mustard
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