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Restaurant Roundup: New Ventures, New Food & Thanksgiving Dinner

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: New Ventures, New Food & Thanksgiving Dinner

New Ventures Bodega If you don’t know about Grilled Cheese Mondays, then you haven’t been to Bodega, located at 1044 North High Street. It’s one of the most popular specials in the Short North, and one of the many specialties for which Chef Marcus Meacham is known. If you’re a fan of his, then you […]

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The Football Foodie: Manwiches Edition

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson The Football Foodie: Manwiches Edition

In a football town like Columbus, there are no shortages of places to catch the game.  Whether for game day on Saturdays, or NFL showings on Sundays and Monday nights, there are over 100 bars and restaurants with over 500 screens tuned to battles featuring our favorite teams. Football weather is defined by brisk winds, […]

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Dirty Frank’s to Open Second Location

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Dirty Frank’s to Open Second Location

The Downtown Dirty Frank’s location at 248 South Fourth Street is not only a regular hangout spot and eatery for a hip, young crowd, but also a go-to destination for many visitors to our fair city. But Dirty Frank’s is also small. Its one-room, diner-style layout lends itself to a curious intimacy that’s part of the […]

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New Concessions Now Available to Buckeye Fans

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson New Concessions Now Available to Buckeye Fans

Game day at The Shoe is a haloed tradition for many, and one that wouldn’t be complete without the requisite stadium snacks. From hot dogs to nachos, and all the Coke you can drink, food makes the game experience better. Ohio Stadium has recently partnered with Chicago-based Levy Restaurants, a sports and entertainment dining company, […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Dinners, Contests, and Independents’ Day

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: Dinners, Contests, and Independents’ Day

Dinners The Columbus Food & Wine Affair The Columbus Food & Wine Affair is an annual charitable event for amateur and experienced oenophiles. This year marks the 11th in the tradition, and its Grand Tasting is to be held this Friday, September 20th at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 East Broad Street. Tickets cost $130, […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Wiener Wars

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Wiener Wars

There is nothing more American than throwing back a big ol’ carbon-scarred weenie wrapped in a bun with mustard and relish on Independence Day. Your neighbor says it’s made of snouts, hooves and pig tushes? Bring. It. On. But if you’re only gonna do it once a year, shouldn’t it be a weenie to remember? […]

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Smashburger Opens First Central Ohio Location in Gahanna

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Smashburger Opens First Central Ohio Location in Gahanna

In the gourmet burger world, there are only a few names really worth mentioning, and of them, Smashburger is near the top. Dubbed the fastest growing better burger chain in the country, and with branches nationwide, Smashburger has become synonymous with delicious, made-to-order burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and shakes. And they’ve brought that winning formula […]

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