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Basi Italia Celebrates 10 Years in Columbus

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Basi Italia Celebrates 10 Years in Columbus

A visit to Basi Italia today is shockingly similar to a visit a decade ago, which is not something anyone can often say of a restaurant. Sure, the layout has changed over time (a back patio has been added), and the prices have invariably risen, but that quality that has always made Basi special is […]


The Happy Greek Opens New Patio in the Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Happy Greek Opens New Patio in the Short North

The weather is turning cool, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of patio season just yet! The Happy Greek, located in the Short North, just opened up their new patio located behind their building at 660 North High Street. The restaurant is promoting the space as a unique and intimate oasis, being tucked away […]

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Happy Greek in South Campus Gateway Closes

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The UWeekly Blog is reporting that the Happy Greek located at the South Campus Gateway has closed… just in time for school to start back up. For those who don’t remember, about a year and a half ago, the owners were accused and arrested of running a mortgage fraud scam, although we’ve not heard any […]


The Happy Greek: Best Gyro of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Dining Best Gyro: The Happy Greek Runners-up: Yannis Greek Restaurant, Zeta European Emporium March 27, 2008 Among other ways that Happy Greek can put a smile on your face, the Short North and Campus eateries are spreading the Mediterranean love with their gyros. READ MORE Related Story: – […]


Happy Greek owner accused of mortgage scam

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The Dispatch wrote Restaurant owner accused of mortgage scam Monday, February 18, 2008 BY DANA WILSON Powell police officers arrested Gihan “Gigi” Zalat, 40, of Columbus, on Friday at the Happy Greek restaurant at 1552 N. High Street, which she co-owns with her husband. Zalat is charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity […]


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