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10 New & Recently Opened Restaurants in Central Ohio

Susan Post Susan Post 10 New & Recently Opened Restaurants in Central Ohio

In the Columbus dining scene, there’s always something new to try (or somewhere new to imbibe)! Catch up on some of the expansions, reopenings and new restaurant debuts from the last few months that might have missed the headlines the first time around. A by no means exhaustive list of what’s new, check out some […]

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Restaurant Review: Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill

Before there was a Zaytoon pop-up at Budd Dairy, there was an original Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill. Actually, past tense isn’t the right way to talk about the place. First, because the original Zaytoon made its debut fairly recently in 2020. Second, because that spot is still quite open and going strong in Westpointe Plaza.  Admittedly, it’s become […]

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Ohio’s Own: Lavash Cafe’s Garlic Sauce

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Lavash Cafe’s Garlic Sauce

Move over ketchup, move over hot sauce…and ranch dressing: Lavash Cafe has a sauce that is truly good on everything. EVERYTHING.  The Clintonville Mediterranean spot has been on the map for years – beloved for its shawarma as well as less traditional offerings including black bean hummus. But right now, it’s the house garlic sauce that […]

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Agapé Mediterranean Opens First Location in Westerville, Second Already on Deck

Susan Post Susan Post Agapé Mediterranean Opens First Location in Westerville, Second Already on Deck

Agapé is putting a Mediterranean spin on the fast-casual, build-your-own concept. Five friends and business partners have come together to open Agapé Mediterranean’s first location at 405 Polaris Pkwy. in Westerville, with plans already in the works to make it a multi-unit concept. Each partner brings a unique set of skills and experience to the […]

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Olive & Thyme Brings Mediterranean Fare to Clintonville

Susan Post Susan Post Olive & Thyme Brings Mediterranean Fare to Clintonville

Clintonville lost a Panera, but gained new local eatery Olive & Thyme in its place. Olive & Thyme opened in late November 2020 at 4519 N. High St., offering an extensive menu of Lebanese and Mediterranean eats. After accumulating two and a half decades of experience, Chef Rami Sabra was ready for the dream come true […]

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Short Order: Beef Shawarma at Olive & Thyme

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Beef Shawarma at Olive & Thyme

Panera is fine. Good, even, when it comes to something like a cinnamon twist. Beyond the edibles, its emptied structural shell has made an excellent, spacious home for a new project in Clintonville: Olive & Thyme. Space is, of course, unduly popular during these endless pandemic days, and the particularly giant shell of the former High […]

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Restaurant Review: District North

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: District North

District North set up shop in the Atlas Building, one of Downtown’s more notable structures, last fall. The Atlas isn’t notable because of hype or glitz, it’s notable because it’s historic. The building was designed in 1905 by Frank Packard, a renown local architect. Somehow, the structure has survived a history that includes foreclosure, code […]

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