For a while there, Chinese buffets were everywhere. While quality control was an issue, you couldn’t argue with the quantity for a price tag that was typically less than ten bucks. After years and years of existence as a Chinese buffet, the new operators at 139 Graceland quietly did something new with the restaurant space. […]
Farewell to Haiku. Eighteen years you helped Short North. More than earned a break.
Haiku, a near-20 year establishment of the Short North, is closing indefinitely on December 10. Owner Paul Liu and his daughter Josephine, who also works there, said the timing is just right. After abandoning plans to redevelop the site’s parking lot, Liu accepted a proposal to transform the entire space into a 10-story hotel and […]
Bento Go opened up this summer inside of the shell of a Wendy’s on Henderson Road. To that end, it’s equipped with a super-cute drive-thru window. The window is a work-in-progress; the caveat of the addition, as explained by an indoor staffer, is that everything at Bento Go is made to order. Drive-thrus are not […]
A new Short North eatery has opened at 1014 North High Street. Tai Tiki Polynesian Bar and Grill has opened next door to Pies and Pints in the Fireproof building. Tai Tiki is the sister restaurant to Tai’s Asian Bistro on Lane Avenue, popular for their plentiful helpings of Chinese and Japanese food. Owners Tai and […]
Blue Top New Chinese Cuisine is the joint that set up shop inside the address long held by Thai Taste. It sits in a strip mall on Kenny Road that has always held a jackpot of authentic international cuisines: the buildings have been home to a collection of offerings that has included an Indian restaurant […]
Blue Top, a new Chinese restaurant, has opened at 1178 Kenny Centre Mall in the former Thai Taste location. The restaurant, owned by Lei Liu and son James Wang, serves a blend between new and traditional Chinese food, available for sit-down, takeout, and catering. Liu and Wang first started looking for a space in July […]
Café International is a restaurant constantly in flux – in the best possible ways. It’s the latest project from Nick Von Ahsen and Kye Pimparatana, the owners of Best of the Wurst situated in the North Market, and it’s one they’re navigating with care for the customer and attention to detail. Café International stands at the former […]