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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: Budd Dairy Food Hall

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Budd Dairy Food Hall

The wait is over. Budd Dairy Food Hall officially opens its doors at 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 6, at 1086 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village. The latest concept from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Budd Dairy features nine chef-driven restaurant partners, along with its Hatch space, which will host a rotating selection of pop-up concepts. […]

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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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Third Way Cafe Debuts New Renovation, Second Location

Susan Post Susan Post Third Way Cafe Debuts New Renovation, Second Location

Third Way Cafe is bringing its motto of pursuing good together to the South Side. The coffee shop, which opened its first location in Westgate at 3058 W. Broad St. in December 2017, has opened its second spot in partnership All People Arts at 1865 Parsons Ave. Located inside the organization’s gallery, art and coffee […]

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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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Food Trucks, Candy Store, Expanded Selection & More Part of New La Plaza Tapatia

Susan Post Susan Post Food Trucks, Candy Store, Expanded Selection & More Part of New La Plaza Tapatia

West side market La Plaza Tapatia celebrates the soft opening of its brand new location today, Wednesday, March 24. Gustavo Salazar opened the first La Plaza Tapatia at 4233 Shoppers Ln. in 2004. After serving the west side for a decade and a half, the Mexican grocery store is moving a mere 0.2 miles around […]

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