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Review: Barcelona Restaurant & Bar

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Barcelona Restaurant & Bar

As a perennial top-tenner on the best-of lists, Barcelona Restaurant & Bar is a long-standing culinary institution in Columbus. Still, in spite of the restaurant’s long, proud history, it’s also eternally new. While common sense says not to mess with success, Barcelona’s menu is in a constant state of flux, changing regularly to reflect seasonal […]


Chef Paul Yow Leaves Barcelona to Launch New Downtown Restaurant

Walker Evans Walker Evans Chef Paul Yow Leaves Barcelona to Launch New Downtown Restaurant

(Edit: The restaurant’s name has been updated from Natalie’s to Hae-Paul’s since the original publishing date of this article.) After 15 years of serving as Executive Chef at Barcelona, Paul Yow is ready for a change. This seasoned chef is making his departure from the popular German Village restaurant to open a place of his […]


CU Top Ten – Best Patios in Columbus

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Summer is upon us, which means that patio season is in full effect. A month ago, we asked everyone to cast their votes for their favorite patios in the city, so that we could compile a group-sourced Top Ten list of the best that Columbus has to offer. The winner should come as no surprise, […]


Bill Proposed to Restrict Liquor Permits in Ohio

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Earlier today I was alerted to some disturbing news by local beer journalist Michael Paull. A new Senate Bill (S. B. No. 62) has been introduced that would restrict liquor permits within 500 feet of schools, churches, libraries, playgrounds and parks. State Senator Nina Turner sponsored the bill along with the support of co-sponsors Senator […]


CU Podcast Episode #09: Columbus Restaurant Week

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In this week’s podcast we discuss Columbus Restaurant Week 2009 with Matt Prokopchak, the Executive Chef at Trattoria Roma, and Paul Yow, the Executive Chef at Barcelona. Columbus Restaurant Week takes place March 9th through March 15th and is being put on by Dine Originals Columbus. More information can be found online at DineOriginalsColumbus.com. You […]

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Best CU Event of 2008: The 7 Year Anniversary Party

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Throughout 2008, Columbus Underground hosted nearly three dozen events ranging from the monthly happy hours, to movie meetups, to group condo tours, to food eating competitions, to volunteer activities, to many others. Our biggest and best event of 2008 was held in November when we celebrated the 7th Anniversary of ColumbusUnderground.com. The party was held […]

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Dispatch Dining Guide: Top 20 of 2007


The Columbus Dispatch wrote The top 20 Dining Guide ’07 Friday, September 28, 2007 By Jon Christensen The Columbus restaurant scene is the most competitive ever, with more types of cuisines and price ranges than ever before. Top-notch establishments abound, so restaurants on this list aren’t the only local sources of quality food. Like any […]


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