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Giant Eagle Closing Victorian Village Store, Plus Two Others

Walker Evans Walker Evans Giant Eagle Closing Victorian Village Store, Plus Two Others

Representatives from Giant Eagle announced today that they will soon be closing three area stores. “We thank our customers for their years of patronage at these locations, and invite them to visit us at our other area stores,” said Giant Eagle spokesperson Dan Donovan. “Central Ohio, and Columbus specifically, are important communities for Giant Eagle, […]

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MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub to Replace Polaris Max & Erma’s

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub to Replace Polaris Max & Erma’s

The Polaris Max & Erma’s is in the midst of a Western conversion. Montanta-based Glacier Restaurant Group, the company that bought out Max & Erma’s earlier this year, will replace the 1515 Polaris Parkway restaurant with a MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub. The MacKenzie River concept first opened in Boseman, Montana in 1993 as […]

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Restaurant Review: Leone’s Pizza

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Leone’s Pizza

Are you ready for more pizza? The first visit to Leone’s was hot on the heels of a stinging defeat at the first annual Best Bites: Pizza event. Guests at the event voted for Cincinnati-based chain Dewey’s as the best pie in town; better than any local mom n’ pop operation. Ouch. Dewey’s puts out […]

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Review: Addis Restaurant

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Addis Restaurant

When the Blue Nile closed a few years ago, it left a big hole in the local culinary scene. The owner was beloved, the cuisine (Ethiopian) was uncommon, and the place was located on High Street in the main drag. Good news for fans of Ethiopian food and its injera bread: Addis serves up the […]

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Restaurant Review: Borgata Pizza Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Borgata Pizza Cafe

People have a thing about New York traditional pizza. According to aficionados, the crust has to be thin, at least under the toppings. In the range of tomato sauce options, the levels have to be modest enough to keep the pizza tidy, and the slices have to be foldable. Those descriptors could apply to lots […]

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First Look: Level One Bar + Arcade

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Level One Bar + Arcade

In just a few short years, Columbus has become a city with no shortage of places to simultaneously drink and play video games. The newest contender on the scene is the Level One Bar + Arcade, which opens Monday, September 14th, next to the Marcus Crosswoods Cinema on the city’s north side. Level One owner […]

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Level One Bar + Arcade Coming Soon to Crosswoods

Walker Evans Walker Evans Level One Bar + Arcade Coming Soon to Crosswoods

The wave of popularity for arcades continues to surge as another one joins the ranks here in Columbus. Level One Bar + Arcade is slated to open this summer at Crosswoods on the north side of town. As a child of the late 70s and early 80s, Level One owner Paul Burkhart is a self-described […]

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