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Insomnia Cookies Opens this Week in Short North

Susan Post Susan Post Insomnia Cookies Opens this Week in Short North

The late-night food options in Short North are getting a little sweeter. Insomnia Cookies will celebrate its grand opening at 749 N. High St. on Saturday, September 25. The address trades one cookie concept for another as the former home of C. Krueger’s Finest Baked Goods. Short North marks the second Insomnia Cookie location in […]

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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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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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Budd Dairy Announces Newest Pop-Up Vendor

Susan Post Susan Post Budd Dairy Announces Newest Pop-Up Vendor

Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill will bring a taste of the Middle East to Budd Dairy Food Hall later this month. The restaurant will open its second location as the second vendor in Budd Dairy’s rotating, pop-up kitchen space, Hatch. The first tenant, The Cheesecake Girl, recently vacated the space to open its first standalone shop in […]

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Budd Dairy Adds Second Rotating Kitchen, Announces First Vendor

Susan Post Susan Post Budd Dairy Adds Second Rotating Kitchen, Announces First Vendor

Budd Dairy Food Hall opened its doors with one rotating kitchen space and now it’s adding another. Sugar will welcome an evolving selection of dessert makers in the stall formerly occupied by Stauf’s Coffee Roasters. Stauf’s announced its departure from the concept last month, but hinted at a comeback in the neighborhood. The first vendor […]

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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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Bites & Sips: Josie’s Comeback, New Restaurants Downtown, More Openings, More Closings

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Josie’s Comeback, New Restaurants Downtown, More Openings, More Closings

A neighborhood favorite is staging a comeback mere feet from its original location. There have been some hellos and (temporary) goodbyes on the Downtown dining scene. Openings continue to roll while closings trickle in. Get the latest updates in the world of Central Ohio dining in Bites & Sips. Village Taco Plans to Close Village […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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

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