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In the Kitchen with Josh Wiest of South Village Grille

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega In the Kitchen with Josh Wiest of South Village Grille

“My first chef ever told me, ‘If you know how to cook, wherever you go, you’ll always have a job,’ and I thought, ‘I could travel the world,’” recalled Josh Wiest, Executive Chef at the South Village Grille in German Village. Promptly leaving his hometown of Mount Vernon, Wiest arrived in New York, attended the […]

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1400 Food Lab Launched in Former Commissary Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans 1400 Food Lab Launched in Former Commissary Space

After nearly three years in operation, The Commissary has been reborn as 1400 Food Lab. The entrepreneurial kitchen incubator opened in late 2014 at 1400 Dublin Road as a place for local chefs, aspiring food entrepreneurs, food truck operators and the foodie community to gather and develop their ideas. New owners and management have transitioned the […]

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In the Kitchen with Chef Micah Wolf of Due Amici

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega In the Kitchen with Chef Micah Wolf of Due Amici

When Chef Micah Wolf is in the kitchen, he doesn’t see ingredients; he sees colors. In one dish, pink watermelon and roseheart radish contrast with green arugula. On top is yellow — curried crab salad. Wolf suggests, for the best experience, that every bite incorporate each element, creating a union of all flavors: sweet, salty, […]

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Local Chef Marcus Meacham Puts ‘Steam’ on Hold to Run the Kitchen at Latitude 41

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Chef Marcus Meacham Puts ‘Steam’ on Hold to Run the Kitchen at Latitude 41

Steam’s creator and owner Marcus Meacham is running a new kitchen. Putting his business of steam bun sandwiches on the back burner, he’s looking forward to bringing a new style of fine dining to Latitude 41. “It already feels like a home environment for me, so I’m super comfortable here,” said Meacham, who was a […]

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The Top 10 Chefs in Columbus of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Chefs in Columbus of 2016

The Columbus dining scene is one that is diversifying, growing and evolving with some stellar kitchen talent leading the charge. Locals have a wide variety of high quality restaurant options to choose from, and when asked about their favorite chefs at the helms of local menus, our readers and contributors picked Chef Seth Lassak at […]

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Angry Bear Kitchen Closes Its Doors

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Angry Bear Kitchen Closes Its Doors

Angry Bear Kitchen announced its closure on Monday. Co-owners Tyler Minnis, Jarod Norris and Daniel Scalzo have decided to shut the doors on the restaurant that sits just north of campus and commit more time to their families. “This decision, although not easy, was the correct one and based solely on our families and providing […]

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Alana’s Food and Wine is For Sale, Owners Relocating

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alana’s Food and Wine is For Sale, Owners Relocating

After 18 years in business, Alana’s Food and Wine has begun the process of concluding its final chapter. Owners Alana Shock and Kevin Bertschi have listed the restaurant for sale with plans to relocate. The news may come as a surprise to fans who learned earlier this year that the restaurant was staying put after evaluating […]

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