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Basil Thai Opens in The Short North

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From The Dispatch: Basil Thai blooms in Short North Tuesday,  December 8, 2009 By Bill Chronister The opening of Basil Thai restaurant in the Short North this past weekend was a moment the Ruanphae family had thought about for years. [Read More] | Read Reviews & Impressions Here


Knead Restaurant Opens Downtown in February

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From The Dispatch: No knead to fear: Couple to open new place Tuesday, November 17, 2009 By Bill Chronister The team that brought Trattoria LaTavola to life in Powell in 1999 — only to watch it die in Dublin in February — is ready to get back in the kitchen. Rick and Krista Lopez plan […]


Level Dining Lounge Opens in the Short North

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From The Dispatch: New Short North spot aims for cosmopolitan vibe but affordable noshes By Bill Chronister Level Dining Lounge, at 700 N. High St. in the Short North, presents itself on a number of levels. The former R.J. Snapper’s has been retooled inside and out to be cosmopolitan, said Brent LaCount of the Design […]


Thom’s on Grandview has turned Event-Only

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According to today’s On Restaurants report in the Dispatch, Thom’s on Grandview has closed to the general public and will only be open during special private parties and events. This news comes a year after owner Thom Coffman announced that the restaurant is for sale, and is instead focusing on a major renovation project at […]


CaJohn’s Caboom Chili opens at the North Market

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The Dispatch wrote CaJohn goes Caboom Tuesday, April 8, 2008 3:14 AM BY BILL CHRONISTER John Hard has expanded his CaJohn’s Flavor & Fire stall in the North Market and renamed it CaJohn’s Caboom Chili Co. The expansion, involving a move down the aisle to a corner space, allows the company’s chili, gumbo and etouffee, […]


Local restaurant owners pressed to offer more

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The Dispatch wrote Owners pressed to offer more Tuesday, January 8, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Just as tight credit and higher fuel costs hurt consumers, they’re also forcing restaurateurs to think about new ways to get us into their chairs. As they consider raising prices, they’re also trying to satisfy “millennials,” who want what’s newest […]


Vendors finding their wings at the North Market


The Dispatch wrote Vendors find wings at market Tuesday, November 13, 2007 BY BILL CHRONISTER Jeni Britton just signed a lease for a space in the Bexley Gateway project for what will be her fourth Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams shop. Nida and Chris Perry are close to opening their first free-standing restaurant, Nida’s Thai on […]


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