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Take in Lights and Culture at the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival

Anne Evans Anne Evans Take in Lights and Culture at the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival

There are several nice holiday light displays up for the season, but the Chinese Lantern Festival that debuts in Columbus (and the Ohio region) this Friday, November 25 is the first to focus on culture and the artisans behind the lanterns. “We think the Chinese Lantern Festival will be a good channel for culture exchange […]

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Haiku Closing After 18 Years in The Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Haiku Closing After 18 Years in The Short North

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 […]

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Restaurant Review: Bento Go

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Bento Go

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 […]

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Restaurant Review: Mr. Pot

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Mr. Pot

If it’s not already a big thing, Hot Pot is on its way. Within the last year, Columbus has added three Hot Pot destinations to its line-up: Secret Vessel, Peking Hot Pot and the subject du jour: Mr. Pot in Kenny Centre. For the uninitiated, the hot pot concept is one that’s vaguely similar to […]

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Restaurant Review: Blue Top New Chinese Cuisine

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Blue Top New Chinese Cuisine

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 […]

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GCAC Presents: Shen Yun Performing Arts Brings the True Chinese Culture to Columbus Despite Objections of Communist Party

Lucia Dunn Lucia Dunn GCAC Presents: Shen Yun Performing Arts Brings the True Chinese Culture to Columbus Despite Objections of  Communist Party

STANDING OVATIONS at the world’s top venues, royalty attending in Europe, sold-out shows throughout North America, and packed house across Asia have made Shen Yun an international phenomenon. Don’t miss Shen Yun’s all-new 2015 production, March 11-12 Ohio Theatre. For the sixth straight year, performing arts lovers in Columbus will have the opportunity to experience […]

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Blue Top New Chinese Cuisine Opens in Kenny Center Mall

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Blue Top New Chinese Cuisine Opens in Kenny Center Mall

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 […]

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