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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #945 on: January 10, 2012, 05:59:16 AM »
HORRIBLE NEWS!!!

I used to live two blocks from the one in Grandview.  LO SIENTO MUNDO!!!

Hoggy’s closes all but 1 restaurant as it enters receivership



Hoggy’s Restaurant & Catering has closed all but one of its seven locations after filing for receivership in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. The Columbus-based barbecue chain will keep open its Gahanna location, where it will honor all outstanding gift cards, as it restructures, said said A.C. Strip, the lawyer representing receiver Jack Harris. Catering that was once done at those stores now will operate out of Gahanna as well.

“They were underperforming, frankly, and not meeting expectations of management,” Strip said of Hoggy’s

Strip said assets from the closed locations, which includes four in Central Ohio, likely will be sold, and that the Linworth location already is garnering some interest. Hoggy’s also operated Central Ohio restaurants at Polaris and in the Grandview area. The others are in Cleveland and Kentucky. Hoggy’s closed its Delaware restaurant last year, selling the site to the chain’s former chief operating officer.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2012/01/10/hoggys-closing-all-but-1-restaurant.html
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« Reply #946 on: January 11, 2012, 07:28:38 AM »
That's too bad about Hoggy's.  It wasn't for everyone's taste - but it was a decent locally grown option for the carnivore crowd.

Speaking of carnivores - there goes my working theory that 2012 was going to be the year of the carnivore in Columbus.  First, trendy vegetarian restaurant Dragonfly Neo-V closes to be re-opened as a new meat-serving restaurant.  Then, not one but two Brazilian Steakhouses announced they would be opening in Columbus in 2012.  First, Texas de Brazil announced an opening in Easton.  Then, Rodizio Grill announced it would be opening at the corner of Nationwide & Marconi in the Arena District.  More about those steakhouse announcements from Columbus Underground (link below):

Columbus Underground:  Restaurant Roundup: Brazilian Steakhouses & Arena District Updates
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« Reply #947 on: January 11, 2012, 07:35:01 AM »
That Marconi space was desperately needed.
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« Reply #948 on: January 13, 2012, 06:55:59 AM »
Vice President Joe Biden was in Columbus yesterday.  He gave a speech about college affordability at Gahanna Lincoln High School - a new high school that combines its curriculum and shares space with Columbus State Community College.  But that's not why this is being posted on the restaurant thread.

After VP Biden left the event, he went to the North Market.  There he was met by Mayor Coleman, who bought him a coffee at 'A Touch of Earth' in the market and proceeded to tour the place.  They each had ice cream at 'Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams' - served by Jeni herself.  And Biden finished with a bit of fresh waffle at 'Taste of Belgium'.  Here's some of the local coverage with photos:

Columbus Underground article:  Biden mixes it up at the North Market

Columbus Underground thread:  Joe Biden at The North Market

Columbus Dispatch:  Biden samples local fare at North Market
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« Reply #949 on: January 13, 2012, 07:52:15 AM »
Awesome.
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« Reply #951 on: January 23, 2012, 03:30:25 PM »
Columbus Underground also marked some of the major restaurant closings in 2011 to go along with the openings noted above:

The List: 10 Restaurants Closed in 2011 That We’ll Miss


And unfortunately, there was one more notable closing today:

CU: The Clarmont Closes

Dispatch: The Clarmont restaurant closes after 65 years

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« Reply #952 on: January 28, 2012, 03:50:35 PM »
shocking news. old school steakhouses are not allowed to close! i hope the top is still hanging in there?
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« Reply #953 on: February 02, 2012, 04:02:24 AM »
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 #954 on: February 02, 2012, 04:18:14 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
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« Reply #955 on: February 05, 2012, 10:23:20 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

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

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« Reply #956 on: February 11, 2012, 03:25:16 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 #957 on: February 11, 2012, 03:43:56 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 #958 on: February 17, 2012, 03:17:08 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 #959 on: February 18, 2012, 02:17:59 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 #960 on: February 18, 2012, 02:18:42 PM »
Midway Replaces Former Bento Go-Go
By: Walker



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 #961 on: February 22, 2012, 06:49:18 AM »
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 #962 on: February 22, 2012, 07:01:11 AM »
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 #963 on: February 22, 2012, 07:05:32 AM »
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 #964 on: February 24, 2012, 07:29:19 AM »
Arena District site hopes 3rd time’s a charm after Lodge Bar, Big Woody’s



An experienced hand in restaurant-clubs is bringing one to the Arena District.

Shahriar Kazemi, who has run the Arlington Entertainment Complex on West Henderson Road since the early 1990s, is taking over the former home of the Lodge Bar and Big Woody’s at 165 Vine St.

He intends to develop a place – nameless, so far – that will combine dining, bar service and entertainment – a mix similar to the Arlington Entertainment Complex.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2012/02/24/arena-district-site-hopes-3rd-times-a.html
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« Reply #965 on: March 02, 2012, 03:42:27 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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« Reply #966 on: March 02, 2012, 03:43:23 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 #967 on: March 09, 2012, 08:40:24 AM »
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 #968 on: March 09, 2012, 08:41:12 AM »
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 #969 on: March 13, 2012, 07:06:16 AM »
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 #970 on: March 13, 2012, 12:39:01 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 #971 on: March 14, 2012, 12:55:52 AM »
Arena District site hopes 3rd time’s a charm after Lodge Bar, Big Woody’s



An experienced hand in restaurant-clubs is bringing one to the Arena District.

Shahriar Kazemi, who has run the Arlington Entertainment Complex on West Henderson Road since the early 1990s, is taking over the former home of the Lodge Bar and Big Woody’s at 165 Vine St.

He intends to develop a place – nameless, so far – that will combine dining, bar service and entertainment – a mix similar to the Arlington Entertainment Complex.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2012/02/24/arena-district-site-hopes-3rd-times-a.html

I don't know what was more stupid-er about that Woody's place; the obvious copyright infringement or the very "sly" penis reference.




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« Reply #972 on: March 14, 2012, 05:26:42 AM »
^ That's actually the fourth bar/entertainment type venue at 165 W. Vine Street.  The first - and most successful - was the Brickyard.  A clever reference to the building previously being the showroom for Hamilton Parker, a local brick and tile company.  Hamilton Parker used to have an operational brickyard across Vine Street from this building that closed down after the Arena District development started.

After the Brickyard had a run of nearly 10 years, these series of operations - that are trying to draw from the nearby Park Street college bar crowd - took over.
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« Reply #973 on: March 14, 2012, 05:32:54 AM »
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 #974 on: March 14, 2012, 05:36:44 AM »
^ That's actually the fourth bar/entertainment type venue at 165 W. Vine Street.  The first - and most successful - was the Brickyard.  A clever reference to the building previously being the showroom for Hamilton Parker, a local brick and tile company.  Hamilton Parker used to have an operational brickyard across Vine Street from this building that closed down after the Arena District development started.


After the Brickyard had a run of nearly 10 years, these series of operations - that are trying to draw from the nearby Park Street college bar crowd - took over.

Thanks - I actually have a few hazy memories of the Brickyard.

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« Reply #975 on: March 16, 2012, 08:57:32 AM »
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 #976 on: March 20, 2012, 09:04:34 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 #977 on: March 21, 2012, 02:22:55 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 #978 on: March 21, 2012, 02:35:20 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.

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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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