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First Look: The Crispy Coop

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: The Crispy Coop

Uncle Nick’s Greek Fried Chicken has flown the coop. The fried chicken joint has moved up the street and is now serving eats under a new name, The Crispy Coop. Drew Clearly opened Uncle Nick’s in 2015, operating the franchise out of Youngstown for five years at 1333 Northwest Blvd. Cleary says the name and […]

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BonChon Clintonville Announces Closure

Walker Evans Walker Evans BonChon Clintonville Announces Closure

After 16 months in operation, BonChon in Clintonville has announced its immediate closure today. The North High Street restaurant was the second franchise location to open in Columbus following the first spot, which also opened and closed in a relatively short amount of time. When news first broke about the Korean chain’s entry into the […]

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Restaurant Review: The Eagle

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Eagle

If The Eagle looks a little too moneyed to be an independent joint, you’re on to something. That’s not to say it’s part of the mega chain invasion that irks Short North purists. The joint does have some pre-Columbus history, though. It’s part of a diverse restaurant empire based in Cincinnati. There’s another Eagle down […]

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Hot Chicken Takeover Named Best Food Truck of 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hot Chicken Takeover Named Best Food Truck of 2016

For the second year in a row, Hot Chicken Takeover has won the hearts of local eaters and has been crowned as the best local food truck in Columbus. Over 3,400 votes were cast in our annual Food Truck Poll that coincides with this past weekend’s Columbus Food Truck Festival. Over 60 trucks and carts […]

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Restaurant Review: Hot Chicken Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hot Chicken Kitchen

Hot Chicken Kitchen set up camp for its prototype on Hilliard Rome Road, just spitting distance from a KFC, Chick-Fil-A, and a BW-3. It seems as if the land of the strip mall has it all in the chicken department. Perhaps now, with a fourth poultry joint, there will be enough chicken to satisfy everyone. […]

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Bonchon to Bring Korean-Style Fried Chicken to Clintonville

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Bonchon to Bring Korean-Style Fried Chicken to Clintonville

Korean fried chicken is coming soon to Clintonville. Casual international sit-down chain Bonchon will open its second Columbus restaurant at 2973 N. High Street, nestled between Lineage Brewing and La Patrona Mexican Restaurant. Bonchon specializes in Korean twice-fried crispy chicken, glazed with either soy-garlic or spicy sauce. This location will be Bonchon’s second in Ohio. The […]

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Restaurant Review: BonChon Chicken

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: BonChon Chicken

“It isn’t merely today’s best chicken; it’s perfect, the best fried chicken I’ve ever had.” Those are the words from an Esquire food writer, about Bonchon’s chicken wings. You’ll find the same sort of superlatives in reviews from consumers on discussion boards and Yelp. The words seem sincere: there are lots of exclamation points. No […]

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