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Remembering Bill Yerkes (1950-2020)

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Remembering Bill Yerkes (1950-2020)

The year 2020 has felt cruel in many ways, not the least of which was the quiet departure of Bill Yerkes. The Pizza Legend slipped away from this world on March 9, 2020.  For those who will never experience the wonders of a Bill Yerkes pizza, I am especially sorry. One of the many nice […]

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Wedding Style: Ruth and Jake

Anne Evans Anne Evans Wedding Style: Ruth and Jake

Ah, pizza. A date night staple, and one that can be so romantic and fun. Especially at Bono Pizza, where couples are getting engaged on a regular basis over tasty handcrafted pies. Bono Pizza owner Jake Wilch wooed Ruth Howard for weeks, and when they finally got together, it was as if they were always […]

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Bono Pizza Renovates and Reopens

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bono Pizza Renovates and Reopens

Fans of Bono Pizza have been unable to get their fix since December 23rd, when owner/manager Jake Wilch announced that the store at 1412 Presidential Drive in the 5xNW neighborhood would be closed for approximately two weeks of renovations. Today, the store re-opens at 11am to kick off a new year with a fresh look. […]

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Restaurant Round Up: Wine Dinners & February Summary

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Round Up: Wine Dinners & February Summary

Wine Dinners Milestone 229 On Monday, March 3rd, Milestone 229, located at 229 Civic Center Drive, will host Flavors of the Northwest, a five-course dinner featuring wines from the states of Oregon and Washington. Diners will enjoy Spring Pea Cappuccino with Crab Beignet as a starter, and A Good Mushroom Trip, a dish of mushrooms 3 […]

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Bono Pizza Closes and Relocates

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bono Pizza Closes and Relocates

Bono Pizza, located at 1717 Northwest Boulevard, has been serving the Grandview/5xNW community for the past four years, and in that time, has not only garnered a loyal following, but helped elevate a part of town that’s now a small business hot spot. On Monday, February 10th, Bono Pizza closed its original storefront for good. A […]


New Owner at Bono Pizza Keeps Wood Fired Ovens Running

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson New Owner at Bono Pizza Keeps Wood Fired Ovens Running

There are dozens of pizza joints all around town, several in the Grandview Heights and Fifth by North West neighborhoods. So to be successful in such a market, Bono Pizza had to do something that would make them stand out – and they did. Recently taken over by former manager and owner Jake Wilch, Bono […]

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