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Jack & Benny’s Dispatch Breakfast Review

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From The Dispatch: The bold can order belly-whopping breakfasts By Nick Chordas To anyone who has never eaten breakfast at Jack & Benny’s, south of the Clintonville neighborhood, I can ask only this: You think you know better than Captain Lou Albano? I sat beneath a signed photo of the former professional wrestler — who […]


Harrison’s goes out of its way to welcome patrons

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The Dispatch wrote Renovated bar goes out of its way to welcome patrons Friday, November 14, 2008 BY NICK CHORDAS Harrison’s on Third really, really wants to be your friend. That’s why the recently opened Victorian Village bar allowed newsletter subscribers to choose a color scheme, happy-hour specials and a draft beer (alas, Blue Moon […]


Bagels only the beginning at Spinelli’s Deli

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The Dispatch wrote Bagels only the beginning at Victorian Village eatery Thursday, August 21, 2008 BY NICK CHORDAS Don’t misunderstand: Joe Spinelli loves bagels. It’s just that, after four years as a Manhattan Bagel franchisee, he grew a little tired of selling nothing but circular pieces of dough with a hole in the middle. So, […]


Revamped menu, layout improve Grandview Cafe

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The Dispatch wrote Revamped menu, layout improve longtime hangout Friday, August 15, 2008 BY NICK CHORDAS The neighborhood hangout, at 3rd and Grandview avenues just north of Grandview Heights, has been around in one form or another since 1925. These days, the cafe does a brisk lunch business before morphing on weekend nights into a […]


Benny’s Pizza : Food, Music and Memorabilia


The Dispatch wrote Food, music, memorabilia draw patrons to Marysville venue Friday, June 27, 2008 BY NICK CHORDAS Once upon a time, Benny’s Pizza in Marysville was a Frostop Root Beer stand — the kind of place where food and drink were delivered via roller skates to cars parked outside with the windows rolled down. […]


Hobnob at Bob’s Bar with 180 kinds of beer

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The Dispatch wrote Hobnob at Bob’s Friday, November 30, 2007 BY NICK CHORDAS I know of no other bar in Columbus where one can sample 180 kinds of beer and sit next to a Stroker Ace-era Burt Reynolds. Then again, few other bars are quite like Bob’s. Half throwback neighborhood tavern (check out the 1980s […]


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