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Restaurant Review: The Old Spot

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Old Spot

The Old Spot in Grandview isn’t actually old yet. It’s a newbie to the neighborhood. The Old Spot introduced itself as a project that merges the sensibilities of two well-loved, well-established local culinary influences: Butcher & Grocer and the La Tavola team. The former is a nearby butcher (as the name suggests) with a distinct commitment […]

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Owner of Butcher & Grocer, La Tavola to Open New Grandview Restaurant

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Owner of Butcher & Grocer, La Tavola to Open New Grandview Restaurant

The brains behind The Butcher & Grocer and La Tavola are coming together for a new restaurant in Grandview Heights. The Old Spot, named after an historic Gloucestershire Old Spots pig breed, will open inside the former Harvest Pizzeria at 1099 W. First Ave. It’ll be owned and operated by Tony Tanner, owner of The […]

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Restaurant Review: La Tavola

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: La Tavola

La Tavola has a big, beloved history on the local dining scene. Originally an establishment in Powell, it moved over onto Riverside Drive for a few years. Then, in 2009, it stopped existing altogether while the owners started a restaurant project called Knead down in the Short North Now in 2014, La Tavola rides again. […]


Restaurant Roundup: Beer Dinners, New Menus and More

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: Beer Dinners, New Menus and More

Beer Dinners Hubbard Grille Seventh Son Brewing, located at 1101 North Fourth Street, produces some of the city’s most beloved beers, and on Monday, April 7th, you can try a few as they’re paired with dishes from Hubbard Grille’s kitchen. Guests will be welcomed with the Wuffles Session Beer before proceeding to the four-course meal […]


Everything that you Need to know about Knead

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Rick & Krista Lopez are no strangers to Columbus diners. The duo opened Crescendo Pastaria in Shawnee Hills in the mid-nineties, and later opened Trattoria La Tavola, which closed earlier this year after a solid 10-year run. Prior to their own ventures, Rick worked at Tapatio, a memorable spot for many on Columbus Underground. Last […]


La Tavola Restaurant in Dublin has closed


Just read on Twitter that La Tavola restaurant may have closed its doors last night.  Anyone know if it is true?  While I only ate there a couple of times, it will bum me out if another local restaurant shut its doors. Update: Confirmed via phone call to the restaurant.


Dispatch Dining Guide: Top 20 of 2007


The Columbus Dispatch wrote The top 20 Dining Guide ’07 Friday, September 28, 2007 By Jon Christensen The Columbus restaurant scene is the most competitive ever, with more types of cuisines and price ranges than ever before. Top-notch establishments abound, so restaurants on this list aren’t the only local sources of quality food. Like any […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!