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Third Angry Baker Location Now Open

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Third Angry Baker Location Now Open

The Angry Baker brand is spreading throughout the Columbus area, getting a third location in Upper Arlington this past weekend. The Angry Bakery, the baked goods-centric offshoot of the full Angry Baker restaurant, has replaced Purple Sage Bakery at 1962 N. Mallway Dr. Purple Sage closed its storefront earlier this month, leaving behind an intimate […]

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Country Music Bar & Restaurant Headed for Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Country Music Bar & Restaurant Headed for Short North

Brian Swanson (Bodega) is opening up a new Short North restaurant in Nashville style. Bristol Republic, a live music venue, barbecue restaurant and bourbon bar, will take over the former Basil space at 1124 N. High St.  Those familiar with Smoked on High will feel right at home at Bristol; Smoked on High owner Max […]

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In 25th Year, Kaleidoscope Youth Center Focuses on Homelessness

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega In 25th Year, Kaleidoscope Youth Center Focuses on Homelessness

Kaleidoscope Youth Center (KYC) is marking its 25th anniversary with a range of new programs combatting youth homelessness.  Though the initiatives are relatively new to KYC, they’re not entirely new ideas, says Executive Director Erin Upchurch. They’re borrowing framework from programs out of Minneapolis (Avenues for Homeless Youth) and Cincinnati (Lighthouse Youth Services) to introduce […]

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Video: The Most Anticipated New Restaurants of 2019

Walker Evans Walker Evans Video: The Most Anticipated New Restaurants of 2019

There’s a lot of new restaurants and bars opening this year in Columbus, and we decided to talk about some of the ones we’re looking forward to most. Spacejunk Creative Director (and resident foodie) Mike Beaumont joins CU’s Associate Editor Lauren Sega to chat about new rooftop restaurants, neighborhood brewpubs and even a few national […]

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Health Department Forces Downtown Restaurant to Close

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Health Department Forces Downtown Restaurant to Close

Criollo, the Peruvian restaurant that opened on East Gay Street in October 2018, has been shut down by the Health Department for operating without a food service operation license.  The restaurant had been open intermittently for several weeks, but an “emergency notice of violation and order to correct” was posted on Criollo’s door as of […]

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Forty Deuce Cafe and Speakeasy Opening as Part of Easton Expansion

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Forty Deuce Cafe and Speakeasy Opening as Part of Easton Expansion

A little bit of Hollywood is coming to Easton Town Center this year.  Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce Cafe and Speakeasy will make its Midwestern debut as part of Easton’s $500 million expansion, currently underway in the northeast area of the development.  In partnership with LOUD Capital, Kane is looking to bring a dynamic experience to […]

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Hangover Easy Olde Towne East Nears Grand Opening

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Hangover Easy Olde Towne East Nears Grand Opening

Hangover Easy Olde Towne East (HOE OTE) will open this Wednesday, with some menu items offered exclusively at the new location. Sitting at 51 Parsons Ave., in the old Black Creek Bistro spot, HOE OTE will be the restaurant’s second location in Columbus and fourth in Ohio. The Olde Towne location is just a bit […]

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