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Best Drink of 2008: Pretty Much Everything

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What happens when you mix one part “subjective survey question” with one part “unlimited answers”? Well, you end up no real clear winner in our category of Best Drink of 2008. Although one thing is for sure… people in Columbus sure do like to drink. In 2006, Forbes ranked Columbus as the Third Drunkest City […]


Best Neighborhood of 2008: The Short North

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(Photo by atalou) It’s no surprise that the Short North won “Best Neighborhood” of 2008 by a healthy margin over the competition. It’s easily the most complete urban neighborhood with a vibrant mix of residential spaces, unique restaurants, boutique shopping, art galleries, watering holes, swanky lounges, pocket parks, and more.


Larry’s: ‘Center of the universe’ closing

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The Dispatch wrote Larry’s: ‘Center of the universe’ closing Saturday, December 27, 2008 BY KEVIN JOY Larry’s is the stuff of legend, a weathered bohemian watering hole where Bob Dylan supposedly once spent the night in an upstairs apartment, a bowling alley used to draw patrons to the basement, and finger-snapping poetry nights attracted Monday […]


Council Eyes Action Against Bars, Carryouts

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  10tv wrote Council Eyes Action Against Bars, Carryouts  Monday, December 15, 2008 After sifting through complaints from neighbors and business owners for months, city council members were scheduled to discuss potential action against nearly 20 establishments with histories of run-ins with police. Although city council cannot take liquor licenses away, members can place owners […]


Smoking-ban changes opposed by both sides

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  The Dispatch wrote Smoking-ban changes opposed by both sides  Sunday, November 16, 2008 By Jim Siegel Two years after locking horns in a bitter fight over a statewide indoor smoking ban, the Ohio Restaurant Association and anti-smoking groups are now on the same side, fighting proposed exemptions to the law. Voters overwhelmingly approved the […]


Door Prize : Win the Old B. Hampton’s Door

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On November 25th, we’re hosting our monthly happy hour event at the new Harrison’s on Third, which is where B. Hampton’s was formerly located. The owners realize that there are a lot of fans of the old place, so when they were renovating the building, they decided to save the old front door for an […]


Harrison’s goes out of its way to welcome patrons

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The Dispatch wrote Renovated bar goes out of its way to welcome patrons Friday, November 14, 2008 BY NICK CHORDAS Harrison’s on Third really, really wants to be your friend. That’s why the recently opened Victorian Village bar allowed newsletter subscribers to choose a color scheme, happy-hour specials and a draft beer (alas, Blue Moon […]


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