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Local Entrepreneurs Bring Thai Rolled Ice Cream to Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Entrepreneurs Bring Thai Rolled Ice Cream to Columbus

When Zach and Ashlie Sanders came back from their Thailand honeymoon, they couldn’t help but bring back a little piece with them. Rolled ice cream, the treat you never knew you wanted, is their product, and it’s gathering crowds at the couples’ pop ups and festival booths. For Simply Rolled, the big attraction seems to […]

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New Concept Revealed for old ZenCha Space Downtown

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Concept Revealed for old ZenCha Space Downtown

It wasn’t too long ago that the Asian restaurants with which we’re all now intimately familiar were considered strange, exotic concepts. But, over the last 30 years or so, we acclimated to their existence, and they adapted to our safe tastes, cooking up as much sweet and sour chicken and fried rice as we could […]

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Hot Chicken Takeover is Opening a Location in Clintonville

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Hot Chicken Takeover is Opening a Location in Clintonville

North Market’s Hot Chicken Takeover revealed plans for expansion, planning to add a second location in Clintonville and grow their corporate staff. Owner Joe DeLoss originally launched HCT as a pop up in Olde Towne East, eventually scrounging up the funds to operate a food truck. A year ago they opened their North Market location […]

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Elia Athenian Grill is Opening Soon Downtown

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Elia Athenian Grill is Opening Soon Downtown

Ilias Zervas is tired of the fake gyros circulating around the city. Beef. Lamb. Those are the protein options you typically order from. “Which is a big lie,” Zervas said. “These are authentic gyros, not the gyros you’re used to in the U.S.” Over here, people are accustomed to a bastardized version of the gyro, […]

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New Irish Pub is Coming Soon to Gay Street

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Irish Pub is Coming Soon to Gay Street

Long after the rest of Downtown’s kitchens turn out their lights, Chad Barnhart’s Irish Pub will nourish the liquor-laden bellies of his patrons. “It’s like everything shuts down between midnight and one,” he said. “By one o’clock I’m ready for a good sandwich and another drink.” Barnhart, a self-described country boy with a love for […]

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What the Waffle Now Serving Breakfast in Olde Towne East

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega What the Waffle Now Serving Breakfast in Olde Towne East

Old Towne East’s latest breakfast spot is just a month old, but What the Waffle owner Gayle Troy said it already appears to be exactly what the neighborhood wanted. On top of that, it was a good time for Troy to use her business experience in a more fulfilling (read: fun) career. “I love brunch. […]

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MMELO Opens Downtown Store

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega MMELO Opens Downtown Store

MMELO, a Columbus native’s stylized approach to confections and marshmallows, has officially opened its doors today at its new Downtown location. Lead Confectioner and Owner, Michelle Allen, has learned over the past year just how much it takes to get a brick and mortar business off the ground. A full time job in itself, launching […]

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