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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1770 on: May 03, 2018, 11:04:09 PM »
Short North’s Branch Rebranded into Third Westies Location

Short North’s Branch, formerly known as Biscuit & Branch, has undergone another rebrand, this time as Westies Gastropub (under the same owners). The locally-based restaurant has two other locations in the area, in Clintonville and the Brewery District, and will open in the Short North on Friday, May 4.

Westies first opened in the Brewery District in 2014. Since then, says a press release, owner Tony Selimi has been looking to expand the brand, which finally happened in March with Westies’ Clintonville opening. With an “overwhelming response from the public and the success of both locations,” Branch is gone, and Westies now has expanded further into a third location at 685 N. High St.

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/short-norths-branch-rebranded-into-third-westies-location-ls1

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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1771 on: May 04, 2018, 02:22:45 PM »
Campus pizza restaurant Adriatico's moving a block away, adding wings and draft beer



No need to worry, Adriatico's-faithful. The pizza place won't be leaving Ohio State's campus anytime soon.

Adriatico’s New York Style Pizza, a campus staple, is moving just a block away because a university health sciences building will take over the space where the restaurant now is.

Adriatico’s is moving from that 1,046-square-foot space at 11th and Neil avenues to a 3,075-square-foot site at 10th and Neil avenues, which is a former Aveda salon.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/05/04/campus-pizza-restaurant-adriaticos-moving-a-block.html
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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1772 on: May 04, 2018, 11:59:20 PM »
Tio’s Tacos and Tequila Now Open Downtown

After months of construction, a new taco shop has opened up Downtown. Occupying the space once held by DeNOVO, Tio’s Tacos and Tequila has opened its doors at 201 S. High St.

Tio’s offers a diverse menu anchored by their house specialties, such as their steak vallarta, a grilled rib-eye steak stopped with grilled shrimp, onions, mushrooms and pineapple; their gordo especial, a grilled steak with poblano pepers, pico de gallo and shredded cheese; their enchiladas de lechuga, combining grilled chicken, peppers, onions, tomatoes, “Tio’s sauce,” queso fresco and avocado slices all inside four lettuce wraps; and much more.

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/tios-tacos-and-tequila-now-open-downtown-ls1

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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1773 on: May 07, 2018, 03:41:23 PM »
The next new Condado will be opening in ...



Condado Tacos is adding another Central Ohio shop.

The Columbus-based taco eatery and bar is the latest to commit to Dublin’s Bridge Park as it continues its rapid expansion in Central Ohio and beyond. The company said it expects to open in September or October in that ever-expanding mixed-use project, which just added The Avenue Steak Tavern to its roster of restaurants last week.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/05/07/the-next-new-condado-will-be-opening-in.html
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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1774 on: May 08, 2018, 11:07:53 AM »


https://www.columbusunderground.com/blue-danube-to-close-in-june-ls1

https://www.columbusnavigator.com/the-blue-danube-is-closing-after-decades-of-service/

http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180507/thats-end-blue-danube-to-close-its-doors-on-fathers-day



The Blue Danube, a University-area hangout since 1940, will go dark June 17 as the landlord embarks on a major renovation of the building.  According to the media reports, the property owner, Margetis Investments, plans to take at least two months to renovate the space at 2349 N. High Street and replace it with something similar.

This would be the first time in 78 years that 'The Dube' was not open for business (an impressive run).  According to the Dispatch article, the restaurant got its name from the Hungarian couple who founded it.  The original owners sold it in 1947 to Tess Sicaris, who re-made it into the casual hangout that it remains today.

Sicaris hired three nephews to help him run the Blue Danube.  The lone remaining nephew, George Margetis, continued running the restaurant until 1995.  Margetis then sold the restaurant business to Bob Swaim, a customer of the Dube and former owner of Lane Avenue Travel.  Margetis retained ownership of the 2349 N. High Street building through Margetis Investments.  Margetis' son, Steve, now runs the family business.

Hopefully the Dube doesn't stay closed for long and re-opens as a refreshed version of an old classic.
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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1775 on: May 08, 2018, 01:19:38 PM »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1776 on: May 08, 2018, 02:33:05 PM »
Arena District eatery doing more than just cheesesteaks

Having cheesesteak in the name doesn’t just mean a Philadelphia influence.

Sandman’s Cheesesteak is broadening its menu with cheeseburgers and hot dogs, including the new Sandman Original Greek Coney Dog, which uses a family recipe coney sauce that goes back 100 years and hails from Buffalo, New York.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/05/08/arena-district-eatery-doing-more-than-just.html
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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1777 on: May 09, 2018, 06:42:13 AM »
oh no just watch they are going to scrub up the dube and ruin it just like euclid tavern in cle. sacrilege!

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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1778 on: May 10, 2018, 04:17:50 PM »
Fox in the Snow Announces Third Location Coming to New Albany

After opening their second location this year in German Village, Fox in the Snow Cafe has announced a third location coming soon to New Albany. Taking up residence at the Market & Main development in New Albany’s town center, Fox in the Snow will open this winter at 160 W. Main St.

Fox in the Snow New Albany neighbors the restaurant Hudson 29 and sits across from the Market & Main apartments currently under construction.

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/fox-in-the-snow-announces-third-location-coming-to-new-albany-ls1

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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1779 on: May 12, 2018, 10:14:17 PM »
The Goat at LC RiverSouth Will Launch Espresso Bar Next Week

The Goat at LC RiverSouth will debut their coffee shop on Monday, May 14. The a.m. offering kicks off just a few months after the bar and restaurant opened its doors at 219 S. High St. Opening daily at 7 a.m., The Goat will offer a full espresso bar and breakfast menu.

The Goat patrons can locate the coffee bar easily, as it sits just inside the entrance. The menu features the full spectrum of hot drinks, from espresso, to coffee, to hot chocolate and tea. Solid sustenance comes in the form of muffins, biscuits, a baked apple cinnamon roll and quiche. Also available is a granola and yogurt bowl, a breakfast sandwich, a hot chicken biscuit and huevos rancheros.

Providing the coffee is a top-rated roaster out of Nashville, Crema Coffee Roasters.

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/the-goat-at-lc-riversouth-will-launch-espresso-bar-next-week-ls1

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« Reply #1780 on: May 16, 2018, 09:29:01 PM »
Poké Bros. Opening in Westerville, Debuting Expanded Menu

After opening their first two Ohio locations in 2016 and 2017, Poké Bros. will soon add its third regional location in three years, this one at 599 S. State St. in Westerville. Owner TJ Wellman said the new store’s grand opening would coincide with some menu changes that he hopes will appeal to a larger demographic, particularly families.

Along with Poké Bros.’ typical menu of poké bowls, salads and desserts, each of the restaurant’s locations will begin serving additional items, including hot sliders with chicken and brisket, beans, and coleslaw with pineapple. The chicken and brisket can be added to bowls, too.

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/poke-bros-opening-in-westerville-debuting-expanded-menu-ls1
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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1781 on: May 17, 2018, 03:03:53 PM »
Viiza Opens Downtown, Offering Pizza in a Cone

Offering a “revolutionary approach” to pizza, Brooklyn-based restaurant Viiza opened the doors of its first Ohio location on Wednesday, May 16. Located Downtown at 4 E. Broad St., Viiza’s main offering is pizza in a cone, designed for on-the-go eaters.

Viiza has more than a dozen of its own signature pizza cones to choose from, categorized into two types: classic and Asian. The former includes a Hawaiian cone with pineapple, onion, and sausage; a vegetarian option with mushrooms, brocooli, olives, onion, and peppers; and a spicy cone with pepperoni, onion, corn, jalapeńos, and banana peppers, among others. The Asian varieties include a Peking duck cone; a spicy lobster cone; and a seafood deluxe cone that’s packed with shrimp, squid, crab stick, pepper and corn.

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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1782 on: May 17, 2018, 10:35:23 PM »
Two Local Businesses Team Up to Open New Café in Franklinton

A new partnership has formed between two Downtown neighbors. One Line Coffee, a roaster with roots in Heath, Ohio and cafés in the Short North and on Capitol Square, and MMELO, a boutique confectionary neighboring the North Market, are bringing a collaborative experience to Franklinton by next January.

One Line Coffee & MMELO will open on the corner of Rich and McDowell streets in the River & Rich development, currently under construction. Their 2,500 store allows enough room for MMELO to have their own production space, a much-needed alternative to their shared kitchen at ECDI. That “maker space” will supply the café with MMELO’s unique confections, which include gourmet marshmmelos, teacakes and chocolates. But, MMELO co-owner Paul Freeth and OLC’s Managing Partner for Retail Mick Evans said the partnership will go beyond that and into exploratory recipes that use flavor profiles from both businesses.

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/two-local-businesses-team-up-to-open-new-cafe-in-franklinton-ls1
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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1783 on: May 18, 2018, 01:03:51 PM »
Caught this promo of a recent USA Today article about the local coffee scene in Columbus from today's #SaveTheCrew twitter feed (see that Crew flag below in the background at downtown's Café Brioso).  It was a decent article that mentioned older established local places Café Brioso and Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, as well as local newcomers One Line Coffee and Mission Coffee Co.:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/food-and-wine/2018/03/14/columbus-ohio-craft-coffee/417588002/

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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1784 on: Yesterday at 03:31:04 PM »


http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180521/white-castles-new-ohio-state-area-location-offers-unique-touches

The Dispatch had an article about a new White Castle opening today across from Ohio State.  This two-story White Caste restaurant at 2106 N. High Street - just south of Lane Avenue and across from OSU's North Residential Dorms - is located in a renovated Radio Shack location.  The larger building in the background of the above photo is the five-story Wilson Place development - see more about Wilson Place in this development thread - one of five university-area private luxo-dorm projects being finished for the upcoming Fall semester.

According to the article, this is the first time in the company's 82-year history in Columbus that White Castle has a presence in the Ohio State University campus area(!)
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Re: Columbus: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #1785 on: Yesterday at 10:05:18 PM »
Well, there was that White Castle/Church's at High at North Street years ago which wasn't far from campus but yeah, I suppose in the University District this was the first.
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