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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #945 on: February 02, 2012, 12:16:12 PM »
Yeah, that's too bad about the Clarmont.  In a business where places open and close with regularity, 65 years is an eternity.  Some of the blame has to go to the current owner though.  He renovated the interior a few years ago and it lost alot of its old charm.  Sometimes poor management can ruin a good thing.

The Top is apparently still going strong.  No renovations, no menu changes.  Just old school steakhouse charm.  They even advertise it that way.
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« Reply #946 on: February 02, 2012, 12:32:02 PM »
Speaking of restaurant changes, I just got the latest Columbus Monthly.  The issue features CM's choices for the 10 best new restaurants of 2011.  There's no link to article at their website, but here are their 10 choices.  The Hubbard Grille in the Short North was their top choice.  The remaining nine are listed alphabetically:

HUBBARD GRILLE
793 N. High Street - Short North, Columbus
www.hubbardgrille.com

BUCKEYE PHO ASIAN KITCHEN
761 Bethel Road - Northwest Columbus
www.buckeyepho.com

DE-NOVO BISTRO & BAR
201 S. High Street - Downtown Columbus
www.denovobistro.com

EXPLORERS CLUB
1586 S. High Street - Merion Village, Columbus
www.explorersclubmv.com

MARKET 65
65 E. State Street - Downtown Columbus
www.marketsixtyfive.com

MILESTONE 229
229 Civic Center Drive - Downtown Columbus
www.milestone229.com

MOJOE LOUNGE
149 S. High Street - Downtown Columbus
www.mojoe-lounge.com

RIVAGE ATLANTIQUE
652 High Street - Worthington
www.rivageatlantique.com

T. MURRAY'S BAR AND KITCHEN
560 S. High Street - Brewery District, Columbus
www.tmurrays.com

TWO FISH BISTRO
721 N. High Street - Short North, Columbus
www.daeoh.com
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« Reply #947 on: February 06, 2012, 06:37:08 AM »
Speaking of restaurant changes, I just got the latest Columbus Monthly.  The issue features CM's choices for the 10 best new restaurants of 2011.  There's no link to article at their website, but here are their 10 choices.  The Hubbard Grille in the Short North was their top choice.  The remaining nine are listed alphabetically:

HUBBARD GRILLE
793 N. High Street - Short North, Columbus
www.hubbardgrille.com

BUCKEYE PHO ASIAN KITCHEN
761 Bethel Road - Northwest Columbus
www.buckeyepho.com

DE-NOVO BISTRO & BAR
201 S. High Street - Downtown Columbus
www.denovobistro.com

EXPLORERS CLUB
1586 S. High Street - Merion Village, Columbus
www.explorersclubmv.com

MARKET 65
65 E. State Street - Downtown Columbus
www.marketsixtyfive.com

MILESTONE 229
229 Civic Center Drive - Downtown Columbus
www.milestone229.com

MOJOE LOUNGE
149 S. High Street - Downtown Columbus
www.mojoe-lounge.com

RIVAGE ATLANTIQUE
652 High Street - Worthington
www.rivageatlantique.com

T. MURRAY'S BAR AND KITCHEN
560 S. High Street - Brewery District, Columbus
www.tmurrays.com

TWO FISH BISTRO
721 N. High Street - Short North, Columbus
www.daeoh.com

Wondering what this Denovo is like?  I saw it downtown and it looks interesting.

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« Reply #948 on: February 11, 2012, 11:39:04 AM »
^ Here's a little more about De-Novo...

De-Novo Bistro & Bar opened this month at 201 S. High Street.  This new downtown restaurant is different in a few ways.  First, it's an upscale lunch and dinner spot in an area of downtown that doesn't have many.  There are plenty of grab-and-go lunch spots (the recently opened Cup O' Joe/MoJoe Lounge in the ground floor of The Lazarus Building is a half block north), but De-Novo is offering a sit-down lunch service, as well as extended dinner hours.  Second, it's in one of the storefronts recently renovated across High Street from the new Columbus Commons park on the former City Center Mall site.  Third, is that the restaurant owners already operate a successful suburban restaurant and jazz club.  Fourth, and most interesting, is that after looking thoughout the entire city for a second restaurant venue location, they decided to locate downtown - and also live downtown as well.

Below is a link to a review of De-Novo from Crave (a local food magazine) which looks at the new restaurant exterior, interior and menu.



Crave Magazine: First Look: De-Novo
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« Reply #949 on: February 11, 2012, 11:57:44 AM »
Round-up of some new Columbus restaurants:

Sidebar 122: New downtown restaurant at 122 E. Main Street that previously housed the Brownstone and Out on Main.

Three-Legged Mare: Three-Legged Mare replaced O’Shaughnessy’s Public House next to Nationwide Arena in the Arena District.

Fresh 50: Fresh 50 fast casual asian restaurant replaced Spinelli’s Deli at 50 N. High Street in the downtown.

And finally a report from Columbus Underground about a popular food cart looking to expand into a bricks-n-mortar restaurant: Kolache Republic Plans to Grow from Food Cart to Retail Store in 2012
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« Reply #950 on: February 17, 2012, 11:30:56 AM »
Dragonfly Neo-V, one of Columbus' most recognized and celebrated vegetarian restaurants, is undergoing some major changes.  The owners Magdiale Wolmark and Cristin Austin have decided to close their restaurant at 247 King Avenue on January 1st in preparation to reopen as a new restaurant - Till - in mid-January.  The new restaurant, Till, will continue to focus on vegetarian and vegan dishes made from local and organic ingredients - although it won’t be an exclusively vegetarian menu.

In addition to the launch of Till, the former On The Fly space located next door will reopen as Glaze, a small bakery that features artisanal donuts made from organic ingredients.  More information can be found online at http://tillfare.com.

Below are some links to local media reports about Dragonfly Neo-V turning into Till:

Columbus Underground: Dragonfly Neo-V Closing in January, Reopening as Till

Nothing Better to Do (Vegetarian Dining Blog): Dragonfly changes

The Columbus Vegan Meetup Group: Dragonfly Neo-V Open House

Columbus Monthly: Dragonfly Neo-V changing to Till in January

Columbus Underground interviewed one of the owners of TILL, the new restaurant in the Dragonfly space:

TILL Dynamic Fare Takes Culinary Standards to the Next Level
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« Reply #951 on: February 18, 2012, 10:31:47 PM »
89 Fish & Grill Opens Downtown
By: Walker



Do you still find yourself mourning the loss of R.J. Snappers in the Short North? Well, mourn no more. Restaurateur Richard Stopper is back in action with the new 89 Fish & Grill, located at 89 East Nationwide Boulevard in the former Michael O’Toole’s space.

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« Reply #952 on: February 18, 2012, 10:32:30 PM »
Midway Replaces Former Bento Go-Go
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Bento Go-Go is no more-more. The former restaurant and bar has been renovated for a new restaurant and bar called Midway on High. The new restaurant comes from the same family of owners, who also own and operate Haiku in the Short North.

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« Reply #953 on: February 22, 2012, 03:03:06 PM »
89 Fish & Grill Opens Downtown
By: Walker



Do you still find yourself mourning the loss of R.J. Snappers in the Short North? Well, mourn no more. Restaurateur Richard Stopper is back in action with the new 89 Fish & Grill, located at 89 East Nationwide Boulevard in the former Michael O’Toole’s space.

READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/89-fish-grill-opens-downtown
More about the new 89 Fish & Grill from the Dispatch: Filling the void - New Downtown spot offers mix of classic seafood, fresh fish specials
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« Reply #954 on: February 22, 2012, 03:14:59 PM »
Medina-based Inferno Gourmet Burger Bar opened its second fast-casual restaurant - its first in Central Ohio - in a Pickerington storefront that once housed a Graffiti Burger.

Business First: Hamburger wars flare up anew with arrival of Inferno Gourmet Burger

This Week News: How now browned cow? Inferno increases gourmet burger options by one

Columbus Alive: Restaurant review: Inferno Burger

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« Reply #955 on: February 22, 2012, 03:19:20 PM »
Hoggy's may be gone but the BBQ lives on...

Barbecue restaurant to replace original Hoggy’s in Linworth
By Gary Seman Jr., ThisWeek Community Newspapers
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 8:11 AM


Gallo’s Pit BBQ will take over the space formerly occupied by the original — but now vacant — Hoggy’s in Linworth, between Dublin and Worthington.
 
Co-founder Nick Gallo said the plan is to have the restaurant opened by the first week of March.  The restaurant, 2234 W. Dublin-Granville Road, is an extension of the Gallo’s barbecue catering service.

MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/2012/02/14/barbecue-restaurant-to-replace-origional-hoggys-in-linworth.html
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« Reply #956 on: March 02, 2012, 11:56:15 PM »
AMC upgrading Lennox, Easton with bar service, dine-in viewing

AMC Entertainment Inc. has changes on tap for its two marquee Columbus theaters, including adding bar service at the AMC Lennox Town Center 24 near downtown and bringing dining to its Easton Town Center 30.

The Kansas City, Mo.-based movie theater chain has closed off a portion of the lobby at its Lennox movie house for renovations to add a bar and full alcohol service. The 351-theater chain in February was awarded liquor licenses to sell beer, wine and cocktails at the theater.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2012/03/02/amc-upgrading-movie-experience-with.html
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« Reply #957 on: March 02, 2012, 11:57:11 PM »
Yogi Perogi bringing fast-casual to Polish staple near Grandview



Plenty of restaurants ascribe to the practice of picking one thing and doing it well, whether it’s chicken fingers, soups or burgers.

John Wagner liked the idea for his eatery near Grandview Heights, but decided to target something less Americana. The focus of Yogi Perogi is pierogies, the stuffed pockets of dough that are a staple of Polish cuisine.

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« Reply #958 on: March 09, 2012, 04:54:12 PM »
Flip Side aims to upend expectations for burgers at Easton



Central Ohio’s newest hamburger restaurant doesn’t consider itself part of the growing “better burger” wave.

Burgers and fries are the specialty of Flip Side, which opened March 4 at Easton Town Center, but with ingredients such as shiitake mushrooms, gourmet sauces and house-made prosciutto, plus a menu that includes a ground shrimp burger and a fresh grouper sandwich, the implication isn’t it’s better, rather that it is best.

“We’re chef-driven,” said co-owner and chef Shawn Monday, whose background is in fine dining.

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« Reply #959 on: March 09, 2012, 04:55:00 PM »
Gahanna’s Whiskey Ranch converted to FM All-American Grill, bull included

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Gahanna’s Whiskey Ranch may be gone, but the mechanical bull lives on.

FM All-American Bar & Grill opened March 1 at 154 N. Hamilton Road, taking over for the former nightspot with a casual restaurant and bar aiming for a broader clientele.

“We wanted an establishment that would appeal to everyone,” said co-owner Jeff Sacchet. “It’s comfortable, great food. Families can come in for lunch and dinner, and at night we’ll have some classic rock ’n’ roll or deejays.”

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« Reply #960 on: March 13, 2012, 03:20:04 PM »
Rusty Bucket commits to Gahanna for 7th area restaurant



A local restaurant chain plans to open its seventh area location in a new development catty-corner from Lincoln High School in Gahanna.

The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern will open a 4,535-square-foot restaurant at the Commons at Clark Hall in the fall, the company said in a press release. It will be part of a retail strip that measures more than 23,000 square feet on North Hamilton Road next to the high school’s new Clark Hall annex.

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« Reply #961 on: March 13, 2012, 08:52:49 PM »
i'm sure not complaining, but man there is just an insane craze for burger joints everywhere these days -- what a trend.
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« Reply #962 on: March 14, 2012, 01:46:42 PM »
i'm sure not complaining, but man there is just an insane craze for burger joints everywhere these days -- what a trend.
Since Five Guys came to Columbus we've seen the home-grown Graffiti Burger, Medina-based Inferno Gourmet Burger and now the Hudson-based Flip Side start up.

More about Flip Side in this review from the Dispatch: Covering all the burger bases - Spot stays local, sustainable with chef-driven food
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« Reply #963 on: March 16, 2012, 05:11:20 PM »
Oh man, Whiskey Ranch in the old Rite-Aid. I've got quite a few buddies that have barfed there after a big meal, rivers of booze and rides on the mechanical bull.

Yet another Old Rusty Bucket of Nails opens.

And ah yes, the Brickyard was a pretty hoppin' place in the early 2000s back when it had the open floor plan. Then the place that came after it was one of those joints with a small girls-only raised dance floor that played a lot of Journey, Def Leppard and Whitesnake. Hey everyone else, look at this dancing girls-night-out group that you're not supposed to talk to or dance with.

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« Reply #964 on: March 20, 2012, 05:18:22 PM »
Red Robin’s Burger Works set to open by Ohio State campus



Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc., a chain with plenty of suburban, sit-down experience, is testing its small-shop, fast-casual potential near Ohio State University.

The Greenwood Village, Colo.-based chain expects to open Red Robin’s Burger Works across from the Ohio Union at 1708 N. High St. on Monday. It’ll be just the second Burger Works for the more than 450-restaurant chain. The first opened last year in Denver, with a third site in a Denver mall set to open this spring.

The arrival of Burger Works was confirmed last fall but Red Robin (NASDAQ:RRGB) declined to comment on its Columbus plans at that time. Brian Bogue, the restaurant’s general manager, said in a press release the campus location allows Red Robin to reach customers it couldn’t in the past through the chain’s four traditional restaurants circling the Interstate 270 outerbelt.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2012/03/20/red-robins-burger-works-set-to-open.html
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« Reply #965 on: March 21, 2012, 10:36:43 AM »
colombo im not surprized, just curious but i have to imagine the thurman is still the gold standard for burgers, no? certainly none of these upstarts has topped the king of the cols burgerworld have they?
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« Reply #966 on: March 21, 2012, 10:49:08 AM »
Then the place that came after it was one of those joints with a small girls-only raised dance floor that played a lot of Journey, Def Leppard and Whitesnake.

Ha. Those bands were very cutting edge in 1982.

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« Reply #967 on: March 24, 2012, 09:31:07 PM »
Pera Brings Fresh Istanbul Food to University District
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After a decade at Easton, Cafe Istanbul is rapidly expanding into other neighborhoods. Owner and executive chef Faith Gunal opened a second location last year in Bexley, and recently launched Pera, a fast-casual concept spin-off in The University District.

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« Reply #968 on: March 27, 2012, 10:50:44 AM »
Red Robin’s Burger Works set to open by Ohio State campus



Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc., a chain with plenty of suburban, sit-down experience, is testing its small-shop, fast-casual potential near Ohio State University.

The Greenwood Village, Colo.-based chain expects to open Red Robin’s Burger Works across from the Ohio Union at 1708 N. High St. on Monday. It’ll be just the second Burger Works for the more than 450-restaurant chain. The first opened last year in Denver, with a third site in a Denver mall set to open this spring.

The arrival of Burger Works was confirmed last fall but Red Robin (NASDAQ:RRGB) declined to comment on its Columbus plans at that time. Brian Bogue, the restaurant’s general manager, said in a press release the campus location allows Red Robin to reach customers it couldn’t in the past through the chain’s four traditional restaurants circling the Interstate 270 outerbelt.

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« Reply #969 on: March 27, 2012, 11:01:55 AM »
Columbus Underground's weekly restaurant roundup contained a notice about a new downtown restaurant:
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Dempsey’s Restaurant is now open, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.  Open daily from 7 am – 11 pm, view menus on their website www.dempseysdowntown.com.  Dempsey’s is located at 346 S. High Street.
Columbus Underground also had nice review of some outdoor patios for Columbus-area restaurants: The List: 9 Patios That are Open Early
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« Reply #970 on: April 06, 2012, 04:01:31 PM »
Cameron Mitchell adding Pearl oyster bar in Short North



Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC will open its first new brand in five years this fall.

The Columbus-based restaurant company’s newest nameplate is the Pearl Restaurant, Tavern & Oyster Room and will fill the former home of the Burgundy Room at 641 N. High St. in the Short North. This is Mitchell’s first new restaurant brand since he rolled out Marcella’s, coincidentally right across the parking lot from the Pearl, in 2007.

As the restaurant descriptor reveals, it will be a tavern and raw bar with a menu of local and organic comfort food inspired by “the country’s best cafes, corner taverns, neighborhood bistros, seaside shacks and roadside joints.” The menu will have fresh oysters and big plates, plus house-made charcuterie and made-from-scratch pies.

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« Reply #971 on: April 06, 2012, 04:02:59 PM »
DiBella’s opening 2nd area sub shop at Lennox



If there is a slice of dining that gives consumers more choices than burgers, it may be the sub-and-sandwich segment.

Central Ohio is dominated by stalwart chains such as Subway, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, but some of the new entries have been growing, too. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Firehouse Subs arrived in Columbus two years ago and has three shops. Jason’s Deli, based in Beaumont, Texas, is up to three stores as well. The locally owned Philly steak rivals Steak Escape and Charley’s Grilled Subs continue to grow.

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« Reply #972 on: April 12, 2012, 04:06:39 PM »
Restaurateur to dish out pizzas at Columbus Commons



As Columbus Commons readies for its second spring, the downtown park is getting a second dining option.

Kevin Ames will be opening Lola’s Pizza Shack along with his Burgers Dogs and Fries shop in the park May 5. As with his burger and hot dog joint, which operated in the warm months last year, the menu is straightforward with an assortment of individual and 12-inch pizzas priced between $6 and $8 for the smalls and $10 to $12 for the bigger ones.

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« Reply #973 on: April 28, 2012, 11:17:51 PM »
Phillip’s Coney Island to be Reborn in The Short North
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Phillip’s Coney Island has been a Short North staple for over sixty years, and a new chapter for the restaurant will begin later this summer when new owners Randy and Tina Corbin reopen the space with business partner Karmen Dann.

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« Reply #974 on: April 28, 2012, 11:18:26 PM »
The El Camino Inn to Serve Tacos & Tequila Downtown This Summer
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A small stretch of South Fourth Street will be growing a little more vibrant this summer as The El Camino Inn prepares to open their doors. The venue is under the same management as next door neighbor Little Palace (as well as The Rossi and Club 185) and will feature taco-truck style tacos served up indoors.

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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #975 on: April 28, 2012, 11:19:05 PM »
Whit’s Frozen Custard Opening in The Short North
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Warm summer-ish weather is already upon us, and The Short North will gain another place to cool down this June when Whit’s Frozen Custard opens at 841 North High Street in the Dakota Building. Launched in Granville, this Central Ohio business has quickly expanded with over a dozen locations stretching from Delaware to Athens and beyond.

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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #976 on: May 05, 2012, 11:54:25 AM »
And as if taco trucks, food trucks and a street food hub weren't enough, there's another food trend coming to Columbus - the pop-up restaurant.  Ladies and gentlemen, Back Door Burritos!


On Restaurants | Backdoor pop-up
By Denise Trowbridge, The Columbus Dispatch

Last year, Justin Boehme brought a food trend that’s better known in big cities — the pop-up restaurant — to Columbus.  He opened the back door of his restaurant, Da Levee at 765 N. High Street, on a Friday night and sold carryout burritos to hungry late-night revelers.  Backdoor Burritos was born, and he’s been serving burritos from the back door every weekend since.

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Backdoor Burritos Brings More Late Night Dining to The Short North
By: Walker Evans, Columbus Underground

It’s after midnight.  You’re awake, hungry, and tired of the same old options.  Enter Backdoor Burritos.  Backdoor is a new concept operating out of the back entrance of popular cajun restaurant Da Levee, located at 765 North High Street in The Short North.

“Every decent sized city I have ever been has late night burritos,” says owner Justin Boehme.  ”Columbus just has pizza and gyros, so I think this is exactly what the Short North needs.”

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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #977 on: May 22, 2012, 11:47:53 AM »
Milo’s Deli & Cafe is expanding their footprint in downtown Columbus.  Last year, the longtime Franklinton restaurant took over operations of the Ohio Statehouse cafe.  This year, they are launching Milo’s Capital Cafe Food Cart at the corner of Broad & High just outside the Ohio Statehouse.  More about this from Columbus Underground at the link below:

Milo’s Deli Launches New Food Cart at Broad & High
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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #978 on: May 22, 2012, 11:59:58 AM »
A new Cameron Mitchell gastropub concept restaurant will be going into the former Burgundy Room space in the Short North at 641 North High Street.  The new restaurant, to be called The Pearl, is scheduled to open in Fall 2012.  More about this below from Columbus Underground and the Columbus Dispatch:



Columbus Underground: Cameron Mitchell Opening The Pearl Gastropub in The Short North

Columbus Dispatch: ‘Gastropub’ headed to Short North



EDIT: ColDayMan also posted a Business First article about this earlier in this thread here, which I missed before posting this.
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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #979 on: May 22, 2012, 12:29:16 PM »
The owner/operator of Cafe Lola at Broad & High has opened Streetfare by Lola in the lobby of the Fifth Third Building at 21 E. State Street.  Streetfare by Lola opened in December.  This is the fourth restaurant for Kevin and Lori James near the Capitol Square in Downtown Columbus.  In addition to Cafe Lola, they also operate Burgers Dogs and Fries in the Broad & High development and the seasonal Burgers Dogs and Fries at the kiosk in Columbus Commons park.

Business First:  Cafe Lola operator setting up in Fifth Third tower

Columbus Underground:  Streetfare by Lola Opens Downtown on Wednesday

Columbus Dispatch:  Food cart comes inside at Streetfare by Lola - Couple with three other Downtown ventures is serving up quick lunches from Fifth Third Center

An update on the above reported Streetfare by Lola concept.  The first Streetfare location opened December 2011 in the Fifth Third Center tower at southeast corner of State & High.  Now, according to the April 24, 2012 'On Restaurants' column from the Dispatch, a second Streetfare by Lola location opened on April 23rd in the U.S. Bank Building at the northwest corner of Broad & High.
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