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Local Chef Packs His Knives for Top Chef Portland

Susan Post Susan Post Local Chef Packs His Knives for Top Chef Portland

Columbus will see one of its own on the latest season of Top Chef. Avishar Barua, Executive Chef & GM of Middle West Spirts’ Service Bar, has been tapped to pack his knives for Season 18 of the Bravo reality show. Barua has been with Service Bar since it opened its doors at 1230 Courtland […]

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The Top 10 Best Bars in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Best Bars in Columbus

Everyone has a favorite spot to grab a drink… whether it’s a fancy cocktail in a lounge, or a can of beer at the neighborhood dive. Our readers and editors selected their top spots and identified the following list as the best bars in all of Columbus. Number one this year is Service Bar, located […]

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11 Spots to find Lobster Rolls in Columbus

Susan Post Susan Post 11 Spots to find Lobster Rolls in Columbus

Summer may be looking quite different this year, but a summer staple – lobster rolls – is having its moment in Columbus. It’s officially lobster roll season! From special events to restaurant menus, here’s where you can track down that buttery, tangy goodness in Central Ohio. Any other hidden lobster roll gems? Add any lobster […]

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Why These Central Ohio Restaurants Won’t Re-Open for Dine-In Yet

Susan Post Susan Post Why These Central Ohio Restaurants Won’t Re-Open for Dine-In Yet

Two months to the day after Ohio’s bars and restaurants were ordered to close to dine-in customers, they were allowed to welcome back patrons for outdoor dining as of May 15. Indoor dining is set to follow on May 21. Operating on notoriously tight margins, eight weeks can feel like an eternity for small, locally-owned […]

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Restaurant Review: Service Bar

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Service Bar

Middle West Spirits’ Service Bar is a heavy-hitter on the local dining scene. Frequently spotted at the top of dining lists, it secured the number-one spot on the most recent Columbus Underground’s reader favorite list. There’s a reason for its success. The kitchen works an angle that infuses popular favorite foods with extra and vaguely […]

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New Year’s Eve at Service Bar

Anne Evans Anne Evans New Year’s Eve at Service Bar

We’re pretty excited to host you on #NYE. Contact [email protected] to make your reservations. There are just a few spots left for the 6pm and 9:30pm seatings. ($100 per guest.) 🥂 Special Six-Course Dinner + Surprises & Champagne Toast December 31, 2018 | Two seatings. 6:00 & 9:30 PM $100/guest (tax & gratuity not included) […]

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Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour – Sunday Funday!

  Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour – Sunday Funday!

THE COLUMBUS CRAFT COCKTAIL TOUR MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE The Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour will take you to the center of Columbus’ booming cocktail culture as we visit some of the best bars in the city. Along the way, we’ll meet some of the city’s most talented mixologists and sample their delicious […]

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