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DiCarlo’s Pizza Opens in Italian Village

Susan Post Susan Post DiCarlo’s Pizza Opens in Italian Village

In case you haven’t heard, DiCarlo’s Pizza uses provolone cheese. Period.  The second Central Ohio location of DiCarlo’s and its cheese can now be found in Italian Village, with a takeout and delivery-only joint at 91 E. Fifth Ave. The family-run business, which has been slinging pies since 1945, is well-known for a particular kind […]

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Black Box Fix Opening First Location in Central Ohio

Susan Post Susan Post Black Box Fix Opening First Location in Central Ohio

Cleveland-based Black Box Fix is opening its first location in Columbus at Easton Town Center. Offering a menu of creole and cajun style eats, Black Box Fix will open its doors on May 1 at 4037 Fenlon St., the former home of Zest Juice Co. The casual eatery’s offerings include made-to-order sandwiches and street food. […]

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Ray Ray’s Meat + Three Makes its Debut in Granville

Susan Post Susan Post Ray Ray’s Meat + Three Makes its Debut in Granville

From its first food truck in 2009, Ray Ray’s has expanded to five locations serving barbecue to nearly every corner of Central Ohio. But location number five holds a special distinction – it’s Owner James Anderson’s first sit-down, brick-and-mortar restaurant. Ray Ray’s Meat + Three officially opens its doors at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April […]

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First Look: Freedom a la Cart Café + Bakery

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Freedom a la Cart Café + Bakery

Freedom a la Cart celebrates the grand opening of its first café and bakery today, Monday April 5. The nonprofit catering company that works with survivors of human trafficking initially shared plans in late 2019 to expand with their own cafe Downtown. After months of COVID-related delays, CEO Paula Haines says finally opening the space […]

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Běndì Wok N’ Bar Now Open in German Village

Susan Post Susan Post Běndì Wok N’ Bar Now Open in German Village

Běndì Wok N’ Bar is bringing Asian eats back to German Village. The new Asian-fusion restaurant opened its doors at 277 E. Livingston Ave. in early March. The address is the former home of Happy Dragon, and was previously attached to a Philco expansion project that never panned out, before being taken over by the […]

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Plas Food & Drink Taking Over Former Home of The Table

Susan Post Susan Post Plas Food & Drink Taking Over Former Home of The Table

Local Chef Jamie George is branching out on his own. George will bring three decades plus of industry experience, the last nine of which he spent at Z Cucina, to Plas Food & Drink. With partners Eric Bearfield and Jackie Williams, Plas will open at 21 E. Fifth Ave. in Short North, the former home […]

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Short Order: Wario’s Beef & Pork

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Wario’s Beef & Pork

The skies turned black when Sandman’s Cheesesteak abandoned the Arena District a year ago. An absence of walk-up cheesesteak sandwiches creates a void in the universe, and a giant hole in the stomach. That hole is emptiness. And then, the resurrection. Word broke that Wario’s Beef & Pork set up a walk-up operation in the same […]

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