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Huli Huli Tiki Lounge & Bar Opening Soon in Powell

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Huli Huli Tiki Lounge & Bar Opening Soon in Powell

Tiki’s in the midst of a comeback, one of many its had since its first appearance in the 1930s. Huli Huli will be the latest bar to enter the central Ohio tiki scene, opening in Powell at 26 W. Olentangy St. next weekend. Huli Huli General Manager Nate Howe says their goal is to recreate […]

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Restaurant Review: East Coast Pizzeria

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: East Coast Pizzeria

East Coast Pizzeria sounds like the name of a big pizza chain. It probably is the name of a pizza chain, somewhere. But it’s also the name of a locally owned pizza joint just north of Morse Road. Although the digs are modern, it’s got an old-school, familiar feel. There’s a big list of options that […]

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Ohio’s Own: Giannios Candy Co.

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Giannios Candy Co.

Eventually, there’s going to be a point in this discussion where Giannios Candy Company gets accolades and raves. But at first blush, it’s excellence feels like a cruel reminder of all that is wrong in the mass-market chocolate candy world. If you’ve been around here very long, you know that things don’t have to be […]

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First Look: Belgian Iron Wafel Co.

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Belgian Iron Wafel Co.

Belgian Iron Wafel Co. has officially opened its doors in the Short North, serving up sweet and savory “liege” wafels at 19 W. Russell St. According to the owners Aimee and Brandon Harper, Liege wafels are a long way from the box waffles made at home, “made from our proprietary wafel dough recipe, not the […]

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Restaurant Review: Taste Bay

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Taste Bay

Taste Bay made its debut on Henderson Road in November. Although the name may not necessarily indicate a particular dining theme, the joint’s social media touts international and Caribbean offerings. The angle adds a distinctly different option to a strip mall that houses a boxing club, a hair salon, and a sports bar. The inside […]

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Restaurant Roundup: News on Poké Bros., Pokéworks and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News on Poké Bros., Pokéworks and more

Poké Bros. The University District now hosts a fourth location of Poké Bros. in Columbus, as of Tuesday, Jan. 8. It’s the result of a rebrand by the owners, who opened up Mexican fusion restaurant Barbacoa at 2036 N. High St. in August 2018. Due to its proximity to Moe’s Southwest Grill (next door) and […]

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Balboa Submitting Plans for Patio Revamp Next Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Balboa Submitting Plans for Patio Revamp Next Week

In the midst of an interior and patio revamp, Balboa in Grandview has closed to the public as of Tuesday, Jan. 8. The bar and restaurant is still hosting private parties, and there’s a hopeful reopening date set for St. Patricks Day. Balboa has always “crushed it” in the warm, summer months, says managing member […]

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