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Buddha Bowl Now Open in Clintonville

Susan Post Susan Post Buddha Bowl Now Open in Clintonville

A new fast-casual dining option has joined the restaurant scene in Clintonville. Buddha Bowl is now open at 2973 N. High St. offering build-you-own bowls with Thai flavors. The concept is a new venture from Rhome Ruanphae, the owner of Basil. Ruanphae opened another location for Basil at the address earlier this year, but closed […]

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Restaurant Review: Aroma

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Aroma

This summer, Aroma made its debut on Lynn Street in the spot that used to be Si Señor(!). Before that, the space was home to Deli in the Alley. Unlike its predecessors, Aroma is neither deli-oriented nor south-of-the-border, both familiar and popular genres for the Downtown crowd. And while “Aroma” is a moniker that could be […]

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First Look: Chocolate Café Express

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Chocolate Café Express

Chocolate Café Express is sweetening up South High Street in the Brewery District. But there’s plenty more than the name might imply, with a menu that also includes light, fast lunch options for the neighborhood and (near) Downtown crowd. An expansion of Fifth by Northwest’s Chocolate Café, the express setup takes over the former home […]

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First Look: Carfagna’s Italian Market & Ristorante

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Carfagna’s Italian Market & Ristorante

Carfagna’s is ready to open the doors to its new 27,000 square-foot home. Carfagana’s Italian Market & Ristorante celebrates its grand opening on Tuesday, September 7 at 1400 Gemini Place, marking a new era for the long-standing family business. Years in the making, the new concept not only puts Carfagna’s market and restaurant under one […]

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First Look: El Segundo Mexican Kitchen

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: El Segundo Mexican Kitchen

The fiesta begins for Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ latest, El Segundo, today, Tuesday August 31. The Mexican restaurant brings new life to the shuttered home of bygone CMR eatery Harvey & Ed’s at 698 N. High St. As required for any Mexican restaurant, El Segundo’s menu kicks off with chips, salsa and guacamole, and includes other […]

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First Look: BrewDog New Albany

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: BrewDog New Albany

BrewDog’s latest addition to Central Ohio celebrates its grand opening today, August 25, in New Albany at 97 E. Granville St. Spanning a whopping 8,600 square feet, the bar and restaurant can seat 300 inside and 288 on its various patios. Imbibers will find a 24-tap lineup, primarily stocked with BrewDog’s own in addition to […]

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New Live Music Venue Opening Next Week in Short North

Susan Post Susan Post New Live Music Venue Opening Next Week in Short North

New live music venue Standard Live is set to make its debut in the Short North on Wednesday, September 1. Standard Live takes over the former home of Short North Food Hall, 1112 N. High St., which ended its three-year run in May 2021. At the time of its closure, owner One Hospitality (formerly Corso […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION