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Columbus Diners Moving Away From Chain Restaurants

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Diners Moving Away From Chain Restaurants

Customer preferences are changing rapidly in favor of independent restaurants versus chains, according to Yelp’s second annual Local Economic Outlook report. “While chain restaurants across the country encounter increasingly choosy diners, independent fast-food and fast-casual restaurants have seen a continued increase in average ratings, improving by seven percent in the last five years,” stated Yelp […]

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The Goat Nears an Opening at the LC RiverSouth

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Goat Nears an Opening at the LC RiverSouth

After circling Downtown Columbus for the last several years, opening in Dublin, New Albany, Gahanna and Hilliard, The Goat will soon open its newest location at the LC RiverSouth. The restaurant and bar, first opening in 2005, will open its doors at 219 S. High St. on February 1. Occupying a space of over 6,500 […]

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Ohio’s Own: Buckeye Milk

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Buckeye Milk

Just sitting there in the dairy cooler, the plastic jug might look like it’s full of your regular, run-of-the-mill chocolate milk. But it’s not. Buckeye Country Creamery has one-upped everyone in the chocolate milk game: it makes Buckeye Milk. As someone from the Buckeye State, you already know what this means: peanut butter chocolate milk. […]

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Ohio’s Own: Dutch Creek Wine

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Dutch Creek Wine

Dutch Creek Winery isn’t an import from the Netherlands. It’s an operation based out of Athens. The business is the culmination of several pursuits: beekeeping, harvesting (it grows its own apples, peaches and pears), and alcohol production in the form of small batch meads and fruit wines*. Priced around $20-25 per bottle, its wares can […]

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Opinion: 5 Takeaways From The Holy Chicken Incident

Michael Jones Michael Jones Opinion: 5 Takeaways From The Holy Chicken Incident

Morgan Spurlock’s website lists his occupation as “writer, director and producer”. It could just as easily note, “raconteur, merry prankster and provocateur” based on past history. What hasn’t always been clear is his investigative methodology and the lengths that he is willing to go to prove a point. Spurlock’s announcement last week that his four […]

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Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

The City of Columbus has teamed up with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in an effort to provide healthy local food to all of Central Ohio. Columbus nonprofit Local Matters detailed needed food improvements in the first ever city-wide food plan — an effort to address the crippling economic issues contributing to the lack […]

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Ohio’s Own: Lopaus Point Waffles

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Lopaus Point Waffles

Lopaus Point Waffles appear to be a hot new thing. While the Lopaus website mentions some sort of a Maine connection, the waffles are actually locally grown (made in Columbus). Notable is the Lopaus label’s proclamation that the waffles have no gluten, dairy, soy or added sugar. What’s left to enjoy? Well something that still comes […]

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