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Restaurant Review: Ninja Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Ninja Grill

Upon reflection, hibachi places were doing a BYO (build-your-own) schtick before it was cool. Sure, it’s a ubiquitous eating format now: BYO Asian, Mexican, Italian and organic eats are commonplace – all of them with ordering processes where customers point and pick ingredients.  But hibachi joints were always kinda doing the same thing, right? Maybe it wasn’t […]

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Panera Closes at the Gateway

Susan Post Susan Post Panera Closes at the Gateway

After 15 years, Panera Bread at the Gateway, 1619 N. High St., has closed its doors. The fast-casual eatery was one of the longest-standing tenants at the Gateway, which has seen a churn of business over the last decade and a half. Contacted for comment about the closure, Christiana Moffa, property manager, Gateway – University […]

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The Top 25 Restaurants of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 25 Restaurants of 2019

Whether you’re looking for something new and adventurous or something classic and comforting, Columbus has a lot of great restaurants to satisfy your cravings. Every year our readers and editors collaborate to nominate and vote upon the best dining options in the city. This year saw some new additions to the lineup and some big […]

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The Top 10 Restaurants of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Restaurants of 2019

Sometimes you want the best of the best. For that reason, we compile an annual list of the Top 25 restaurants in Columbus, nominated by our readers and curated by our editors and the foodie community. The Top 10 below represent some of Columbus’ top dining destinations — known not just for outstanding meals, but also […]

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Dining Disappointments: 2019 Update

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dining Disappointments: 2019 Update

It has been another year of disappointments in the dining scene. Of course, it’s been another year of delights, too. Food is like that…some things work, some things don’t – a lot happens in a year of eating. Regardless, the ginormous glut of Best Of digital ink needs a little balance. And I’m here for that.  […]

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Sunny Side Up: 2019 Dining Wins

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Sunny Side Up: 2019 Dining Wins

Well, we can’t just leave things off with pain and misery. Taking a step back, 2019 wasn’t all bad. Heck, it closes out a decade of dining that has been pretty sweet, figuratively if not always literally. Then again, this was the decade in which “literally” became officially synonymous with “figuratively.” It all works. All in, […]

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36 Restaurants & Bars that Closed in 2019

Susan Post Susan Post 36 Restaurants & Bars that Closed in 2019

It’s safe to say there was a net gain in Central Ohio restaurants and bars in 2019, however the scene had its casualties. This year’s closings spanned well-known Columbus brands, to fast-casual eats, pizza and drinking establishments. Grab the tissues as we run down the 36 bars and restaurants that are no more. Which will […]

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