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Best Cheap Eats of 2013: Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace

Walker Evans Walker Evans

For the fourth year in a row, the humble hot dog reigns supreme for diners on a budget. Our readers voted once again this year for Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace as their favorite spot for cheap eats. The most expensive item on the menu at Dirty Frank’s is a whopping $7, with most hot […]

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Modernized Chintz Room Restaurant Reopening at Lazarus Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans Modernized Chintz Room Restaurant Reopening at Lazarus Building

For those of us who are too young to remember, The Chintz Room was *the* place for lunch Downtown for decades until its closure in 1998. This department store dining room was where ladies put on their best hats and gloves for tea time, and fancy sandwiches were all the rage. In 2014, the restaurant […]

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The Torpedo Room Coming to South Campus Gateway

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Torpedo Room Coming to South Campus Gateway

The Gateway Film Center is booting the theater’s Martini Shot Bistro restaurant and bar in favor of that Columbus Food League upgrade that was teased back in May. The Center announced this morning that construction will begin soon on The Torpedo Room, a nautical-themed restaurant catering to movie goers looking for an escapist experience. “People […]

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Restaurant Roundup: New Ventures, New Food & Thanksgiving Dinner

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: New Ventures, New Food & Thanksgiving Dinner

New Ventures Bodega If you don’t know about Grilled Cheese Mondays, then you haven’t been to Bodega, located at 1044 North High Street. It’s one of the most popular specials in the Short North, and one of the many specialties for which Chef Marcus Meacham is known. If you’re a fan of his, then you […]

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Dirty Frank’s to Open Second Location

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Dirty Frank’s to Open Second Location

The Downtown Dirty Frank’s location at 248 South Fourth Street is not only a regular hangout spot and eatery for a hip, young crowd, but also a go-to destination for many visitors to our fair city. But Dirty Frank’s is also small. Its one-room, diner-style layout lends itself to a curious intimacy that’s part of the […]

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Review: Grass Skirt Tiki Room

 Morgan Kelley Review: Grass Skirt Tiki Room

There’s been much ado about the Grass Skirt Tiki Room this year, and for many good reasons. It’s a tiki bar with fun fruity cocktails, and everyone misses The Kahiki; It’s a Columbus Food League Restaurant from Elizabeth Lessner, and she has amassed a large fan base; and it’s located in a part of Downtown […]

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The making of a tiki bar – behind the scenes at Grass Skirt Tiki Room

Anne Evans Anne Evans The making of a tiki bar – behind the scenes at Grass Skirt Tiki Room

Grass Skirt Tiki Room has likely been one of the most highly anticipated bars to open in Columbus since the Kahiki. What is it that people just love about the Tiki culture? The tropical fantasies? The colorful drinks? The crazy tiki mugs? The romantic music? “Opening a tiki bar has been a longtime dream of […]

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