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Restaurant Review: Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill

Before there was a Zaytoon pop-up at Budd Dairy, there was an original Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill. Actually, past tense isn’t the right way to talk about the place. First, because the original Zaytoon made its debut fairly recently in 2020. Second, because that spot is still quite open and going strong in Westpointe Plaza.  Admittedly, it’s become […]

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Buddha Bowl Now Open in Clintonville

Susan Post Susan Post Buddha Bowl Now Open in Clintonville

A new fast-casual dining option has joined the restaurant scene in Clintonville. Buddha Bowl is now open at 2973 N. High St. offering build-you-own bowls with Thai flavors. The concept is a new venture from Rhome Ruanphae, the owner of Basil. Ruanphae opened another location for Basil at the address earlier this year, but closed […]

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Budd Dairy Announces Newest Pop-Up Vendor

Susan Post Susan Post Budd Dairy Announces Newest Pop-Up Vendor

Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill will bring a taste of the Middle East to Budd Dairy Food Hall later this month. The restaurant will open its second location as the second vendor in Budd Dairy’s rotating, pop-up kitchen space, Hatch. The first tenant, The Cheesecake Girl, recently vacated the space to open its first standalone shop in […]

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Restaurant Review: GENJIGO

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: GENJIGO

Hibachi restaurants are time-honored destinations for big celebrations. That’s because they offer more than the food: There’s a show, too. Plus, hibachi joints provide diners with a high level of culinary control – guests choose their own ingredients, in terms of meat, vegetable and sauce combos. Typically, the house chef cooks things right in front […]

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Agapé Mediterranean Opens First Location in Westerville, Second Already on Deck

Susan Post Susan Post Agapé Mediterranean Opens First Location in Westerville, Second Already on Deck

Agapé is putting a Mediterranean spin on the fast-casual, build-your-own concept. Five friends and business partners have come together to open Agapé Mediterranean’s first location at 405 Polaris Pkwy. in Westerville, with plans already in the works to make it a multi-unit concept. Each partner brings a unique set of skills and experience to the […]

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Barrio Taps Campus for Second Columbus Location

Susan Post Susan Post Barrio Taps Campus for Second Columbus Location

Cleveland-based Barrio Tacos opened its first Columbus location in September in Fifth by Northwest and now the restaurant is ready to unveil the details on location number two. Barrio will open this summer as a part of the 15+High development in the University District. “We couldn’t be more honored and excited to bring Barrio Tacos […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Barrio vs. Condado

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Barrio vs. Condado

The comparison between Barrio Tacos and Condado Tacos is inevitable: Both spots offer up a check-list oriented DIY taco menu…and both spots sport a Day of the Dead decor theme. (There’s some history behind those similarities.) For a scientific comparison, it would make the most sense to use their respective ordering systems to create DIY tacos […]

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