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Restaurant Review: East Coast Pizzeria

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: East Coast Pizzeria

East Coast Pizzeria sounds like the name of a big pizza chain. It probably is the name of a pizza chain, somewhere. But it’s also the name of a locally owned pizza joint just north of Morse Road. Although the digs are modern, it’s got an old-school, familiar feel. There’s a big list of options that […]

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Restaurant Roundup: News on Poké Bros., Pokéworks and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News on Poké Bros., Pokéworks and more

Poké Bros. The University District now hosts a fourth location of Poké Bros. in Columbus, as of Tuesday, Jan. 8. It’s the result of a rebrand by the owners, who opened up Mexican fusion restaurant Barbacoa at 2036 N. High St. in August 2018. Due to its proximity to Moe’s Southwest Grill (next door) and […]

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Treat to Try: The Cruffin

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: The Cruffin

Cronuts/Doughsants have had their day(s) in the sun. The original hybrids between croissants and doughnuts had people queued up in lines for hours back in the day. Been there, done that. It was delicious. It’s time, though, to move on to Cruffins. That’s a cross between a croissant and a muffin, courtesy the local brain […]

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Hai Poké Acquires Downtown’s Pure Pressed Juicery

Susan Post Susan Post Hai Poké Acquires Downtown’s Pure Pressed Juicery

Hai Poké is making it permanent Downtown, acquiring Pure Pressed Juicery, the location of the island-inspired eatery’s long-standing pop-up. Hai Poké Co-Owners Nile Woodson and Mico Cordero took ownership of the space at 194 S. High St. on January 1. The space will still operate under the Pure Pressed name for now until a rebranding, […]

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Restaurant Review: Comune

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Comune

Unlike “commune” or “community,” new restaurant Comune has only one “m.” It’s the same sort of theme, but spellcheck loves it less. Regardless, the idea of sharing is central to the establishment: it’s mentioned no less than eight times in the restaurant’s online mission statement. That’s good news for people who actually like to share […]

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21 Bars and Restaurants Left the Scene in 2018

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega 21 Bars and Restaurants Left the Scene in 2018

If 2018 was any indication, Columbus’ rapidly expanding food scene doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Still, the rise of new spots like Alpine and El Lugar was spurred by the fall of a number of notables, like Juergen’s Bakery (50 years in German Village). In all, we’ll be leaving 21 restaurants and bars […]

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City Welcomed 50 New Bars and Restaurants in 2018

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Welcomed 50 New Bars and Restaurants in 2018

It’s been a long ride, but it’s finally over — 2018 has come to a close. For some, it was a year of closure. But don’t mourn too long; there’s a natural rise and fall to the industry. And though we said farewell to a lot of favorites, 50 newcomers have entered the scene. Downtown […]

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