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First Look: The Chintz Room

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Chintz Room

The Chintz Room played host to a fundraiser for Jennifer Brunner and William Woods last night, two local candidates running for judiciary positions this November. The event marked the first time the highly-anticipated new Downtown restaurant has served a large crowd with food and drink prior to the upcoming grand opening. Chintz Room Co-owner Michael […]

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First Look: Grandview Yard Giant Eagle Market District

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Grandview Yard Giant Eagle Market District

The new Grandview Yard Giant Eagle Market District (or GYGEMD for short) located at 840 West Third Avenue is officially opening up tomorrow morning, but has soft-opened today for any shoppers inclined to pop in for an early look at the new store. “We have long appreciated the opportunity to service our customers at this […]

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First Look: Yats Cajun Creole

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Yats Cajun Creole

Bringing some much-needed bayou flavor to the Columbus food scene, Yats Cajun Creole held its grand opening this past Sunday, August 24th at 1386 Grandview Avenue. This franchise of the popular Indiana-based company is run by brothers Michael and Jason O’Rourke, whose excitement for their new venture is only rivaled by the delicious – and […]

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First Look: Arepazo Latin Grill

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Arepazo Latin Grill

We announced this past April that popular Venezuelan restaurant, El Arepazo, would be expanding to include a third venue in the city at 515 South High Street. Just four and half short months later, Arepazo Latin Grill is open for business. With seating enough for 145 guests, Arepazo Latin Grill is the ideal spot for […]

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First Look: Tatoheads Public House

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Tatoheads Public House

Tatoheads Public House officially opened to the public on July 14th.  At that time, they were exclusively serving the menu that had made the Tatoheads Food Truck so successful, which meant spuds in every way, shape, and form. But Daniel McCarthy, founder of the Tatoheads brand, and the Tatoheads team are more than just what […]

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First Look: Oddfellows Liquor Bar

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Oddfellows Liquor Bar

You’ve got to love Columbus’ entrepreneurial spirit! Indeed, this is a city where anyone with a dream, and the right mix of hard work and creative vision, can have it all. Look at Mikey Sarboro, who, five years ago, launched what has become one of the city’s best-loved and most recognizable pizza brands, Mikey’s Late […]

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First Look: The Market Italian Village

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: The Market Italian Village

After months of construction, renovation, and experimentation, The Market Italian Village opens today at the corners of Summit Street and Third Avenue in the Italian Village. The 2,500 square foot space is simultaneously a butcher, deli counter, bakery, wine shop, café, bar, and a European-style restaurant that serves small plates for lunch and dinner that […]

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