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First Look: Lomonico’s on Gay Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Lomonico’s on Gay Street

It’s been over a full calendar year since we first heard about Lomonico’s opening a Downtown location, and almost a full calendar year since the planned opening date. Owner Craig Lomonico told Columbus Underground last year that he originally wanted to be open in November of 2014. Despite the delays, Lomonico’s has officially opened. A […]

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First Look: Salt & Pine Approaches Downtown Opening

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: Salt & Pine Approaches Downtown Opening

Columbus restauranteur Chris Crader, the mind behind Harvest Pizzeria, Harvest Kitchen+Bar and The Sycamore, is on the cusp of opening a new Downtown restaurant. Salt & Pine will open soon as a full-service restaurant, coffee/liquor bar, and grab-and-go store. “I think the only way I can define it is to call it chef-driven cuisine,” said […]

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First Look: The New Columbus Museum of Art

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Columbus Museum of Art

After two years of construction, the massive expansion and renovation of the Columbus Museum of Art is nearly complete. The public grand opening celebration will take place next weekend on October 25th, but members of the media were treated to a sneak preview earlier this week for a first glimpse inside the new spaces. The […]

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First Look: FUSIAN Grandview

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: FUSIAN Grandview

Cincinnati-based sushi company FUSIAN is about to open its third Columbus location. The build-your-own-roll sushi restaurant has outposts at Easton and the South Campus Gateway, and will open a store at 855 West Fifth Avenue on Monday. The company is referring to the new location as its Grandview store, even though it’s technically within the […]

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First Look: Brassica Sandwiches + Salads

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: Brassica Sandwiches + Salads

Brassica, the new Mediterranean-influenced sandwich and salad operation from the creators of Northstar Cafe, has officially opened its doors today. Brassica hides in plain view at 680 North High Street, the occupying the former Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits space. Signage has yet to arrive, but will be installed in the next few weeks. Though the […]

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First Look: Copious / Notes in the Brewery District

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Copious / Notes in the Brewery District

In April, Columbus Underground was the first to break the news of the ambitious new restaurant slash music venue slash event space at 518 South High Street known as Copious (the restaurant) and Notes (the music venue). Today, we’re excited to be the first to share a sneak peek inside the 21,000 square foot building. […]

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First Look: World of Beer at the South Campus Gateway

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: World of Beer at the South Campus Gateway

The newest World of Beer location opens today at the South Campus Gateway, just in time for the start of the OSU Football Season. New 4,000 square foot bar is expected to be a lively place to watch today’s away game versus Virginia Tech, with plenty of flatscreen tvs throughout the bar and a large […]

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