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Rigsby Heads to New Albany

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Last Sunday, we broke the unfortunate news that after 29 years in business, Rigsby’s Kitchen had closed its doors in the Short North. While long time fans of the restaurant lamented the closure, Chef and Owner Kent Rigsby hinted that he would soon be announcing his next move when he posted on Facebook that “there […]

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Rigsby’s Kitchen Closes After 29 Years in Business

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An iconic Columbus restaurant is no more. Rigsby’s Kitchen, located at 698 North High Street in the Short North, closed its doors for good last night. Columbus Underground has been told by guests last night that they were informed by owner Kent Rigsby that the restaurant would be closing effective immediately. When Rigsby’s opened in 1986, […]

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Eleni-Christina Bakery now offering pastries, sandwiches and breads

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One of the Short North’s favorite bread providers is once again open for retail. The Eleni-Christina Bakery has been providing breads to area restaurants since 1994 and has recently expanded offerings to include bread-driven pastries, coffee, artisanal sandwiches, and of course, bread. Kent Rigsby feels this change for the bakery is right in line with […]

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Rigsby’s Celebrates 25 Years in the Short North

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From ShortNorth.com: Kent Rigsby: Master of Makeovers By Karen Edwards Photos © Larry Hamill The last place you would expect to find an upscale restaurant, serving fresh, seasonal food in 1986 was the Short North. The commercial area was maybe a step or two above squalor at that point – still urban, still gritty – […]

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Local Chefs Once Again James Beard Semi-Finalists

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Columbus once again has two outstanding chefs in the running for a James Beard Award. Chef Kent Rigsby of Rigsby’s Kitchen and Chef Magdiale Wolmark of Dragonfly Neo-V have both earned distinction in the Best Chefs of America: Best Chef: Great Lakes category. Cleveland’s Eric Williams of Momocho and Zachary Bruell of L’Albatros as well […]

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Accessible Art Gallery in Ray’s Living Room

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Earlier this month, the Short North gained a new art gallery space as “Ray’s Living Room” hosted their first exhibition at 17 Brickel Street. The venue has been named after Ray Hanley, the former long-time President of the Greater Columbus Arts Council who passed away in 2006. His personal friends Kent and Tasi Rigsby are […]

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Slow Food Presents: James Beard Award Reception

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On Sunday, Slow Food Columbus will be honoring two local chefs who have been named as semi-finalists for a James Beard Foundation award: Chef Kent Rigsby of Rigsby’s Kitchen and Chef Magdiale Wolmark of Dragonfly Neo-V. Several of the Slow Food cooks will be providing appetizers and refreshments and both Kent and Magdiale will be […]

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