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New Poke Shop Coming Soon to Gay Street

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Poke Shop Coming Soon to Gay Street

Poke Doki, the newest addition to the growing number of Poke shops in the area, will open Downtown early next year. On the corner of 3rd Street and Gay street, in the space formerly home to Nosh, Poke Doki will serve sushi grade fish in the form of Poke bowls. The Poke craze, originating in […]

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Poké Bros Opening Soon Next to Polaris Mall

Walker Evans Walker Evans Poké Bros Opening Soon Next to Polaris Mall

First there was Hai Poké. Next came Pokébap. Soon, you’ll be able to get your poké fix in the Polaris area with the upcoming opening of Poké Bros — a  new restaurant that is a collaborative project between Anthony Wellman and Xue Gong Chen. “As young entrepreneurs we have started a few restaurants in the Central […]

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Hai Poké Sets Sights on Food Truck, Brick and Mortar Space

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Hai Poké Sets Sights on Food Truck, Brick and Mortar Space

Hawaiian street food pop-up Hai Poké has plans to beef up their business into a venue-spanning triple threat. In the wake of a successful crowdfunding campaign (they hit their $10,000 Indiegogo goal back in October), duo Mico Cordero and Nile Woodson have expanded their rice poké bowl kitchen takeovers to all weekdays, acquired a food […]

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Aloha Streatery Brings Hawaiian Cuisine to the Streets of Columbus

Lauren Verhage Lauren Verhage Aloha Streatery Brings Hawaiian Cuisine to the Streets of Columbus

What do you think of when you think of Hawaii? The oceans, white sand and cool mountains… maybe even surfing? But what about the food? Ever wanted to try it? Aloha Streatery is a new food truck that has been traveling the streets of Columbus, offering up Hawaiian cuisine. They have a menu stocked full […]

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Unusual Eats: Loco Moco

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Loco Moco

Ohio is sorta like the Hawaii of the Midwest, right? I mean, both locales have… uh… okay… never mind. All the same, you can still score Loco Moco here in Columbus. While you don’t see the Hawaiian comfort food every day, there are at least a couple of joints that have it on the menu […]

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Hai Poké Pops Up at Oddfellows

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Hai Poké Pops Up at Oddfellows

A Hawaiian street food staple has crossed over 4,500-some miles to the Short North. Mico Cordero and Nile Woodson, founders of pop-up Hai Poké, are slinging poke, a raw tuna dish, from the kitchen of Oddfellows Liquor Bar. The operation will be up and running from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday nights […]

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Set Your Drinks to Blaze at The Grass Skirt Tiki Room

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Set Your Drinks to Blaze at The Grass Skirt Tiki Room

Looking for a little heat this winter? Then head over to Grass Skirt Tiki Room for the Flaming CocoNaut Reentry, a this-one-sneaks-up-on-you libation for 2-4 people depending on your thirst, your greed, and/or how many sips it takes to make you all giggly. It’s made from cream of coconut, fresh squeezed lime juice, and Myer’s […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns with a “Curated Take Home Box Experience”

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