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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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Treat to Try: The Fat Girl Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: The Fat Girl Bakery

I’ve never really tested out the old adage, “Never trust a skinny chef.” That said, there’s something awfully appealing about an operation named The Fat Girl Bakery. Especially, as the term “fat” itself can be uncomfortable. Typically, it’s replaced with some sort of euphemism, such as “substantial” or “sturdy.” And although you can’t, generally speaking, call another person […]

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South Side Bakery Opening Second Location this Summer

Susan Post Susan Post South Side Bakery Opening Second Location this Summer

Opening literally days before the world turned upside down, J’s Sweet Treats and Wedding Cakes, 1540 Parsons Ave., is coming out of the pandemic not only surviving, but thriving. This summer, the South Side bakery will head north, opening its second location inside Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy. J’s Sweet Treats will occupy the […]

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Bites & Sips: Openings, Closings, Cleveland Expansions, Valentine’s Day Options & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Openings, Closings, Cleveland Expansions, Valentine’s Day Options & More

Grab a snack or a drink for this edition of Bites & Sips! There’s much to catch up on in the world of dining and drinking in Central Ohio. From new spots, to Valentine’s Day specials and ways to give back, get the rundown on local food news! Shake No.Ei8ht Opens Near Campus Shake No.Ei8ht […]

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MMELO Returns as Pickup & Delivery Operation

Susan Post Susan Post MMELO Returns as Pickup & Delivery Operation

When its brick-and-mortar shop closed in May, MMELO left fans with some good news – the confectioner would be back. Now, the wait is over. MMELO is once again whipping up delectable confectionaries and pastries, but switching things up as a pickup and delivery only business. Owner Michelle Allen says pre-pandemic, closing the brick-and-mortar shop […]

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Creating an Experience Shapes Carfagna’s New Polaris Area Market & Restaurant

Susan Post Susan Post Creating an Experience Shapes Carfagna’s New Polaris Area Market & Restaurant

At Carfagna’s new location, shoppers will watch fresh mozzarella being stretched; pasta being made by hand; make a stop at the meat counter that just might seem familiar. And do it all with a glass of wine or cappuccino in-hand. The new Carfagna’s is going to be about experience. Synonymous with Italian fare in Columbus, […]

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The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped these 10 Restaurants from Opening Their Doors

Susan Post Susan Post The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped these 10 Restaurants from Opening Their Doors

Running a restaurant is tough, but throw in a global pandemic… While it’s not the environment many of the restaurants below expected for their opening months, these Central Ohio eateries have forged ahead in bringing their menus to the masses. From fast-casual to neighborhood haunts and sit-down dining, there’s a little bit of everything for […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION