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Brotherly Love

Are you looking for a new Taco Tuesday? Maybe you are in the market for a new weekend karaoke joint? How about a fresh spot to display your trivia dominance? A new happy hour serving…

by Brian Kaiser

Candid Cameron

Let’s be honest. You’re probably better off not knowing what happens behind the scenes in most restaurants. But sometimes you should. And that’s the case with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, whose bona fide empire of Columbus-based…

by Brian Kaiser

ClintonGrille

Ritzy’s, the iconic bygone burger chain, whose growing pains led to its near-extinction in the late ’80s, has reclaimed Columbus territory and resumed flipping patties just like the old days; only this time, the second…

Bakes of Art

The process of making a Bakes by Lo cookie is not like your average Tollhouse recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. Cookier Laura Young makes the dough, lets it chill, rolls it…

by Tommy Feisel

App Hop: Top Notch

When I first moved to Columbus a decade ago, it seemed like every six-to-nine months a new, exciting restaurant would open. Oh, how times have changed. With a slew of new and exciting gastropubs, microbrewers,…

by Brian Kaiser

Free Sample

Microgreens are the original petite cuisine. Dainty and delicate atop any dish, served at some of the most revered restaurants in Columbus, the highfalutin alternative to salad or sprouts might have an unlikely source. Drew…

No Menu Minnis

BBQ eel parisian gnocchi! Za’atar biscuits! Moroccan tomato jam! If you show up at The Market Italian Village’s No Menu Mondays, you don’t really get to hear Tyler Minnis yell out his adventurous concoctions in…

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Whole Hog

Editor’s Note: I drove hours over roads snaking through green hills to join the Teters on their Six Buckets farm for the assignment of attending their butchery class. The couple, along with their three daughters,…

Preston's owners Matt Heaggans, Catie Randazzo and loyal customers at Eugene's Canteen. by Tommy Feisel

Blue Collar Burgers

The history of the burger is fuzzy at best. There are myriad claims to the invention of the hand-held concoction. One thing we do know: It was a simple meal for regular, hard-working people. Peasant…

Restaurant Week January 21-26

Happy Restaurant Week, Columbus! Enjoy 3-course meals at 120+ of Columbus’ best restaurants for a fraction of the cost during Restaurant Week Columbus, January 21-26th presented by (614) Magazine. Save the date & stay tuned…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Concrete Garden

A trek from East Broad across the Mighty Scioto River on to West Broad will tell the tale of two Columbus boroughs existing adjacent from each other but in very strict dichotomy. On the east…

by Brian Kaiser

Sugar on Top

There’s a line forming at Cream & Sugar, in Columbus’s Hilltop neighborhood, but the owner and her crew are working fast, elbow-to-elbow, to serve Coney dogs, paired with slushies and $1 soft serve. Kids seated…

Titus Arensberg by Megan Leigh Barnard

The Future of Food (Is Now)

Living with a gluten intolerance means sacrificing warm and gooey chocolate chip cookies, my mom’s mouth-melting dark chocolate cake and everything bagels smothered in cream cheese, all for the sake of a happy and functioning…

by Brian Kaiser

CBUS-B-Q

Has Columbus reached peak BBQ? That might seem the case, but then again, when you build it—be it taco stands or beer halls or juice bars—they will come. And on this, the opening day at…

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Delicatessen Delicacies

Harvey & Ed’s brings noshes and nostalgia to Short North. If an upscale deli sounds like a half-baked idea, you obviously haven’t been to Harvey & Ed’s. The latest creation from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants combines…

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Proving Grounds

Can’t-miss concept alights on oft-missed downtown site. The recent history of 185 North High Street is well-documented. For quite a long time, the southwest corner of High and Spring was a Wendy’s. The Columbus mainstay…

Photo by Collins Laatsch.

Distillation Meets Design

High Bank plants new flag in Grandview. About seven years ago, I tried out for a made-for-television cooking competition. I showed up in Chicago on a Sunday morn, smelly and surly and wearing my clothes…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard.

Old School/ New School

The best of both worlds in Columbus’s Old North. Welcome back to Old School/New School, where we pair a Columbus institution with a restaurant or bar that isn’t quite yet in the history books. Both…

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Jerky Boys

Brothers take Columbus—and golf courses—by storm with their local snack. Matt Salts (yes, that’s his name) and his band of brothers have launched a seasoned takeover of the dehydrated meat scene. Using simple local seasonings,…

Photo by Tommy Feisel.

App Hop

Welcome back to another edition of App Hop, an idea that started off as a date night, turned into our favorite date night, and then into this series of articles for you to benefit from….

Photo by Tommy Feisel.

Five If By Land

Make the most of no-coast Columbus with these seafood standouts. You can’t get good seafood in this town… Yeah, yeah, we’ve heard it all before. But these five dishes prove that Columbus is trying to…

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You’re Covered

If you get panicked about bringing a dish to a local soiree—like a few folks on our Stock & Barrel team—use this guide as the perfect stop-and-shop. Portia’s Cafe. What’s being served off the grill…

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Pizza Pilgrimage

Head north to sample some out-of-county pies. Full disclosure: most of the time I’ve spent driving on Route 23 has involved either a stressful commute or a trip to a mall—also stressful. It’s fair to…

Photo by Collins Laatsch.

Dough Show

Finding a slice of the Big Apple—and a pizza tossing champ—at Leone’s Pizza. Since my family moved to Columbus from Brooklyn in December, something has been bothering my four-year-old: the pizza. Specifically, the Columbus method…

Photo by Tommy Feisel.

Gobble Up the Cup

Downtown diners get a new on-the-go option. Behold, the lowly cup! That ancient vessel, so integral to slaking human thirst, yet so often ignored. History finds but few examples of cups that transcend their domestic…

Photo by Collins Laatsch.

Truck Yeah!

A mini guide to the biggest mobile food fest in the all the land. Once again, Columbus is the site of the largest gathering of food trucks in the Midwest. As a region known for…

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Back To The Root

You don’t need a time machine to experience a classic Midwest summer—you just have to go to Marion. When our editor called me into his office to start brainstorming for this issue of Stock &…

Lone Wolf

The Short North, as most are aware, is exploding with new development. Even restaurants that fold on Columbus’s strip hardly manage to shut their doors before a new staff rolls in and starts pouring waters….

by Megan Leigh Barnard

No. 1 Smash

“I just had a fresh beef quarter-pounder from McDonald’s. It was delicious. I’m shook.” And with that post, chef Matthew Heaggans proved his quest for the perfect burger has few boundaries. Of course, Heaggans was…

by Collins Laatsch

Slice of Life

Faith Pierce and Bobby Silver are moving at light speed lately. They’ve owned Yellow Brick Pizza in Old Towne East for years, but just last month they doubled their responsibilities by opening a second location…

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