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Kolache Republic Celebrates 5 Years in the Brewery District

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kolache Republic Celebrates 5 Years in the Brewery District

It started with a craving, the kind of random craving that materializes after a few happy hour drinks. A craving for kolache. That’s how Rick Jardiolin, Doug Sauer, and Dusty Kotchou happened upon the idea to open Kolache Republic, the Brewery District café whose Thanksgiving kolaches have their own cult following. The local business is […]

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Best Bites Breakdown: Kolache Republic

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Best Bites Breakdown: Kolache Republic

Kolache Republic is the city’s first kolache shop, tucked in the Brewery District at 730 N. High Street. Back in 2010, Owner Dusty Kotchou and his parters Rick and Doug were inspired to open a kolache shop after eating the traditional Czech pastry in Texas, where there’s a large Czech population. Kolache Republic opened in […]

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Kolache Republic Popping-Up Inside Cafe Brioso for May Moonlight Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kolache Republic Popping-Up Inside Cafe Brioso for May Moonlight Market

If you missed the launch of the Moonlight Market season in April, then you might have missed the one-night-only pop-up restaurant that Cafe Brioso hosted featuring flatbread pizzas from Dan the Baker. While that opportunity has come and gone, you’ve got an equally exciting opportunity on Saturday evening to try out some treats from Kolache […]

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Restaurant Review: Kolache Republic

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Kolache Republic

The Kolache is a Texas thing. Who knew? Okay, it’s not really Texan, it’s Czech — but the baked good is popular in popular in parts of Texas, it comes to Columbus by way of a trio who discovered it in Texas… and the thought that the Taco State is also the Kolache State is […]

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Kolache Republic Now Open in The Brewery District

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Kolache Republic Now Open in The Brewery District

European pastries, even though they all have names that sound alike, are as different as the countries from which they originally hail. In Columbus, we’ve been able to enjoy some of the best German suessigkeiten at Juergen’s, savor authentic French cannelés at Pistacia Vera, and indulge in Austrian kaiserschmarr’n occasionally at Mozart’s Piano Bar & […]

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Kolache Republic Opening Retail Store on South High Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kolache Republic Opening Retail Store on South High Street

When we first found out about Kolache Republic way back in November of 2011, we learned not just what a Kolache even is (a puff pastry of Eastern European decent that can be either sweet or savory) but also that this local mobile business had plans to eventually become a brick-and-mortar store. This April, their […]

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Kolache Republic Plans to Grow from Food Cart to Retail Store in 2012

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kolache Republic Plans to Grow from Food Cart to Retail Store in 2012

Until recently, finding a kolache in Central Ohio was practically impossible. All of that changed when Kolache Republic came on the scene to serve these ethnic treats at local farmers markets. Now, armed with a food cart, they’ve taken their business to the streets with eventual plans to open a retail location in 2012. We […]

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