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Six glacial ravines cut east to west through this neighborhood just six miles north of downtown Columbus. Whetstone Park is a popular landmark and features bike trails, baseball fields and tennis courts, a pond, a library, and a recreation facility, as well as the 13-acre Park of Roses. Clintonville’s business district, concentrated on and near High Street, is home to a variety of shops and bakeries.

There’s No Place like the Wizard of Za

Susan Post Susan Post There’s No Place like the Wizard of Za

If you haven’t scored a spot on Wizard of Za’s waitlist… you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer. But, there is pizza somewhere over the rainbow. Pizza Oz can now be found in Clintonville. And in just a few weeks, the cult Instagram brand will be through its waitlist and slinging Sicilian-style pies […]

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Basil Expands with New Spot in Clintonville & Cloud Kitchen

Susan Post Susan Post Basil Expands with New Spot in Clintonville & Cloud Kitchen

The pandemic hasn’t stopped Basil from doubling its footprint, growing from two to four locations. The Thai restaurant has taken over the space vacated last summer by BLunch at 2973 N. High St. in Clintonville. Owner Rhome Ruanphae says they’ve always loved the neighborhood and the fun, close-knit community, but finding a space over the […]

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Short Order: Fibonacci’s Pizzeria

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Fibonacci’s Pizzeria

During the pandemic, a pizza place in a movie house might find itself in an especially precarious position. Movie joints, generally, have been hit hard by social changes brought about by public health concerns. Add to this equation the fact that movie food requires de-masking, and you’ve got… Well, you’ve found the spot wherein Fibonacci’s Pizzeria […]

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Olive & Thyme Brings Mediterranean Fare to Clintonville

Susan Post Susan Post Olive & Thyme Brings Mediterranean Fare to Clintonville

Clintonville lost a Panera, but gained new local eatery Olive & Thyme in its place. Olive & Thyme opened in late November 2020 at 4519 N. High St., offering an extensive menu of Lebanese and Mediterranean eats. After accumulating two and a half decades of experience, Chef Rami Sabra was ready for the dream come true […]

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Short Order: Beef Shawarma at Olive & Thyme

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Beef Shawarma at Olive & Thyme

Panera is fine. Good, even, when it comes to something like a cinnamon twist. Beyond the edibles, its emptied structural shell has made an excellent, spacious home for a new project in Clintonville: Olive & Thyme. Space is, of course, unduly popular during these endless pandemic days, and the particularly giant shell of the former High […]

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Rodos European Grill Coming Soon to Clintonville

Susan Post Susan Post Rodos European Grill Coming Soon to Clintonville

Clintonville’s dining scene is getting a bit of European flair. Rodos European Grill is almost ready to open its doors at 3369 Indianola Ave. Rodos gets its name and inspiration from Owner Erion Permeti’s first family vacation as a child. Permeti says he’ll never forget his experience traveling to Rodos, an island off Greece, and […]

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The List: 16 Restaurant & Bar Closures from Recent Months

Susan Post Susan Post The List: 16 Restaurant & Bar Closures from Recent Months

An already notoriously difficult industry, bars and restaurants have been especially hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. While some restaurants share insight into their reasons for closing, others choose to quietly exit the scene. We are catching up on a number of bars and restaurants that have closed their doors over the last several months, from […]

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