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First Look: BrewDog Franklinton

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: BrewDog Franklinton

Although still awaiting some finishing touches, BrewDog Franklinton held its grand opening on Friday, May 11. The 4,000 square foot first floor taproom was packed, with some guests showing up as early as 8 a.m. to get inside. Once in, guests can choose from a variety of BrewDog brews, including their Punk IPA, Jet Black […]

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First Look: Short North Food Hall

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Short North Food Hall

Short North Food Hall is opening in less than a week on Thursday, March 22, but CU got an early peek at the new bar-restaurant owned by Corso Ventures. Far from duplicating the restaurant group’s other restaurants, like the Pint House, Standard Hall and Forno, Food Hall executes an entirely new concept, the first of its […]

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First Look: IT’SUGAR at Easton Town Center

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill First Look: IT’SUGAR at Easton Town Center

Your day has come, die-hard candy fans. IT’SUGAR is officially open for business at Easton Town Center, and it is intense. Whether you’re interested in gummy bears by the pound, exotic candies you may have never tried, or oversized, classic, American candies, IT’SUGAR is a sugar fiend’s dream come true. They’ve even got a wall […]

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First Look: Fox in the Snow German Village

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Fox in the Snow German Village

Italian Village-born coffee shop and bakery Fox in the Snow will open its second location in German Village on Saturday, January 6. Owners Jeff Excell and Lauren Culley made the announcement in 2016, two years after the original shop opened its doors on North Fourth Street. Though the new shop is twice the size of […]

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A Look Inside Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega A Look Inside Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse is now open after nearly a year of renovations. Containing multiple rooms sectioned off on each of its two floors, the restaurant can seat up to 300 people. The Jeff Ruby’s location at 89 E. Nationwide Blvd. is its second in Ohio, with the other residing in Cincinnati. Owner and founder Jeff […]

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First Look: Hot Chicken Takeover at Easton

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Hot Chicken Takeover at Easton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe third location for Hot Chicken Takeover officially opens on Monday, November 6, but a sneak preview event was held last night to provide a sneak peek of the new space. The local restaurant has seen rapid growth since their launch in 2014, with permanent homes now at The North […]

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First Look: Little Eater in Clintonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Little Eater in Clintonville

Little Eater has officially expanded to Clintonville, with their new location now open at 4215 N. High St. The restaurant was strategically placed in the center of a retail block that features a variety of hip local eateries including Hot Chicken Takeover, Northstar Cafe, Jeni’s Ice Creams and FUSIAN. Fans of the original North Market […]

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