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Taco Joint Agave & Rye Headed for Former Home of SPAGIO

Susan Post Susan Post Taco Joint Agave & Rye Headed for Former Home of SPAGIO

Agave & Rye will open its first Columbus location this fall in the former home of SPAGIO, 1295 Grandview Ave. Tequila, bourbon and tacos are the focus of the Covington, KY based chain which opened its first location in early 2018. The drink menu at Agave & Rye is extensive, featuring 90 plus tequilas, 85 […]

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Yavonne Sarber on the Coming Closure of deNOVO and the Decline of Fine Dining

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Yavonne Sarber on the Coming Closure of deNOVO and the Decline of Fine Dining

When Yavonne Sarber moved her upscale eatery deNOVO to Columbus Commons, she didn’t anticipate hurting for clientele. While an increasingly busy area come sundown, Downtown still doesn’t get the foot traffic common to neighborhoods further north on High Street, unless there’s a show at the theatre, or an event in the park. After holding on […]

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deNOVO Bistro Relocating Near Columbus Commons, Manifesto Closes

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega deNOVO Bistro Relocating Near Columbus Commons, Manifesto Closes

After sitting next to a construction site for over two years, and with two more years of construction lying ahead, deNOVO Bistro owner Yavonne Sarber decided it was time to move her business elsewhere. The move couldn’t be a better fit for the business, Sarber said. On top of escaping the seemingly endless construction, her […]

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First Look: The MEATbar

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The MEATbar

The MEATbar is a brand-new pop-up restaurant from Yavonne Sarber, announced last month as a replacement for Fin Restaurant, formerly located at 122 South High Street. The new fast-service concept revolves around customers building their own rice, noodle and salad bowls starting from a selection of meats that includes beef cheek, pork belly, duck and […]

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The Meat Bar Pop-Up Restaurant Opening Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Meat Bar Pop-Up Restaurant Opening Downtown

The restaurant space at 122 South High Street is getting a new pop-up concept in October, after previously being home to Chez du Bon and Fin (the latter of which closed at the end of July). Owner Yavonne Sarber confirmed that FAB Dining Group will be testing a new fast-casual concept called “The Meat Bar” there […]

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Fin Restaurant Closes to the Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fin Restaurant Closes to the Public

After less than two months of operation, FAB Dining Group’s “Fin” Restaurant has closed its doors to the public. The restaurant was located at 122 South High Street, and originally opened as Chez du Bon last November. The abrupt name-and-concept-change at the start of June switched the menu from french cuisine to fresh seafood. Owner […]

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First Look: Oliver’s Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Oliver’s Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Oliver’s Burgers Steaks & Bourbon is the latest venue to open from Downtown restaurateur Yavonne Sarber, the force behind de-NOVO, Manifesto and Fin. The address of the new spot is 26 North High Street, but is actually located in Lynn Alley in the former Thai Lotus location. Customers familiar with the former restaurant will hardly […]

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