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Kolache Republic Now Open in The Brewery District

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Kolache Republic Now Open in The Brewery District

European pastries, even though they all have names that sound alike, are as different as the countries from which they originally hail. In Columbus, we’ve been able to enjoy some of the best German suessigkeiten at Juergen’s, savor authentic French cannelés at Pistacia Vera, and indulge in Austrian kaiserschmarr’n occasionally at Mozart’s Piano Bar & […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Donuts VS Doughnuts

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Donuts VS Doughnuts

Schneider’s Bakery is the sort of place that has a line of hungry people queued up waiting for donuts at one-in-the-morning when it opens. That’s devotion. Aficionados says there’s nothing in this world like Schneider’s donuts. Time for a little fact checking, courtesy Dish Deathmatch. At a more reasonable hour (midmorning) a giant collection of […]

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Kolache Republic Opening Retail Store on South High Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kolache Republic Opening Retail Store on South High Street

When we first found out about Kolache Republic way back in November of 2011, we learned not just what a Kolache even is (a puff pastry of Eastern European decent that can be either sweet or savory) but also that this local mobile business had plans to eventually become a brick-and-mortar store. This April, their […]

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Eleni-Christina Bakery now offering pastries, sandwiches and breads

Anne Evans Anne Evans Eleni-Christina Bakery now offering pastries, sandwiches and breads

One of the Short North’s favorite bread providers is once again open for retail. The Eleni-Christina Bakery has been providing breads to area restaurants since 1994 and has recently expanded offerings to include bread-driven pastries, coffee, artisanal sandwiches, and of course, bread. Kent Rigsby feels this change for the bakery is right in line with […]

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Treat to Try: L’appât Patisserie’s Apple Chausson

Anne Evans Anne Evans Treat to Try: L’appât Patisserie’s Apple Chausson

Olde Towne East is certainly becoming a fun area along Oak Street with all of the businesses opening there. L’appât Patisserie & Café opened last November in a beautiful old building. The French pastry shop specializes in European pastries with a global view. You can also order heartier meals. On this warm day, I picked […]

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Kolache Republic Plans to Grow from Food Cart to Retail Store in 2012

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kolache Republic Plans to Grow from Food Cart to Retail Store in 2012

Until recently, finding a kolache in Central Ohio was practically impossible. All of that changed when Kolache Republic came on the scene to serve these ethnic treats at local farmers markets. Now, armed with a food cart, they’ve taken their business to the streets with eventual plans to open a retail location in 2012. We […]

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L’appât Patisserie & Café Opens in Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans L’appât Patisserie & Café Opens in Olde Towne East

The third time is the charm for Didier Alapini, the founder of L’appât Patisserie & Café. This bio-chemist turned pastry entrepreneur struggled to renovate two dilapidated buildings before setting his sights on Olde Towne East. “In 2003 I tried to open my first store on Refugee Road, but the building structure was poor,” explained Alapini. […]

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