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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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Chef Duo Jacob Hough and Pat Marker Talk Alqueria, Food & Drink Trends

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Chef Duo Jacob Hough and Pat Marker Talk Alqueria, Food & Drink Trends

After about a decade each at the helm of German Village’s Barcelona, Jacob Hough and Pat Marker — affectionately nicknamed “mom” and “dad” in the kitchen they left behind — enter the restaurant scene with their own venture, Alqueria. Get their insight on opening a new restaurant in the University District, how the Alqueria concept […]

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First Look: Belgian Iron Wafel Co.

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Belgian Iron Wafel Co.

Belgian Iron Wafel Co. has officially opened its doors in the Short North, serving up sweet and savory “liege” wafels at 19 W. Russell St. According to the owners Aimee and Brandon Harper, Liege wafels are a long way from the box waffles made at home, “made from our proprietary wafel dough recipe, not the […]

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Hai Poké Acquires Downtown’s Pure Pressed Juicery

Susan Post Susan Post Hai Poké Acquires Downtown’s Pure Pressed Juicery

Hai Poké is making it permanent Downtown, acquiring Pure Pressed Juicery, the location of the island-inspired eatery’s long-standing pop-up. Hai Poké Co-Owners Nile Woodson and Mico Cordero took ownership of the space at 194 S. High St. on January 1. The space will still operate under the Pure Pressed name for now until a rebranding, […]

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Top 10: Best New Restaurants in Columbus, Ohio

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10: Best New Restaurants in Columbus, Ohio

2018 was a year filled with change in the local dining scene here in Columbus — with some major closure announcements and plenty of newcomers to fill the void. We asked our readers, editors and local experts to help compile the list of the top contenders for the best new restaurant in Columbus and the […]

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Two Former Barcelona Chefs Will Open a New Restaurant in the University District

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Two Former Barcelona Chefs Will Open a New Restaurant in the University District

Two former Barcelona chefs are striking out on their own to open a new restaurant in the University District. Alqueria, offering traditional American dishes with a twist, will open in the former Angry Baker space at 247 King Ave. in early 2019. At the helm are Jacob Hough and Patrick Marker, who served as executive […]

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First Look: Brekkie Shack in Grandview Yard

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Brekkie Shack in Grandview Yard

Brekkie Shack is days away from opening up in Grandview Yard. Announced earlier this year, the new breakfast, lunch and brunch spot is running limited hours during their soft opening this week, in preparation for a grand opening this Friday, Nov. 2. On the corner of First Avenue and Yard Street, Brekkie Shack takes up […]

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