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Winner, Winner

Any chickens out there worth their feathered salt best steer clear of Columbus as we are turning into the fried chicken capital of the Midwest. Recall Mya’s Fried Chicken, then the Hot Chicken takeover frenzy,…

Brownie Points

They’ve been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Food Network, Rachel Ray, Fox Business and in Entrepreneur Magazine; their wares are served on every international, first-class Delta Flight; and, at some point, Justin…


Dream Seats

It’s summertime. It’s finally nice. So get your ass to at least one of these 10 outdoor oases. Milestone 229 229 S Civic Center, www.milestone229.com This “Jewel of the Mile” allows Columbusonians to have an…

By Andy Dehus

Mess Hall

It’s a gift to be able to look at a raw space and imagine its ginormous potential – to see the beauty in dusty crags and naked support beams. The Commissary partners Kate Djupe and…

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Pedal to the Kettle

It’s mid-afternoon in Grandview. A grey food truck dozes outside a brewery, its generator putt-putting gently above the rear bumper. A grill sizzles and the air is punctuated by bright, intermittent singing. Inside the truck,…

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Palate Passport

There’s an old saying that if you go to an ethnic restaurant and there are people of that ethnicity getting their meal on, then it’s going to be a good-to-go, authentic experience. As in, if…

Harvest Pizza by Megan Leigh Barnard

Second Helpings

The Columbus food and drink scene is thriving, and there’s no short supply of evidence that gastronomy will continue to grow and get more interesting in the near future in Flytown. Look no further than…

No Leftovers

Nose-to-tail cuisine catches on in Columbus One of the best ways to unite a table that has drifted off into various side conversation is to play the “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?” game….

Micro Mogul

Quickly imagine what you think to be the archetypal food truck vendor: a young, free-spirited, tattooed hipster with a passion for locally sourced anything and a cowboy swagger, right? In a few cases the stereotype…

Chef Mike Kimura at Kihachi.
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Michelin Man?

New York City – the gold standard metro area for dining in the U.S. – currently has 65 restaurants with at least one Michelin Star. Columbus has none. Zero. But the restaurant scene here has…

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Three Angry Bears

For weeks, the Facebook questions have crawled up Angry Bear Kitchen’s feed:   “Are you open yet?’ “When are you opening?” “Are you open now?”   Finally, on Friday, May 2, the Olde North welcomed…

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Cam Comes Home

An immediate hit, Hudson 29 is consistently elbow-to-elbow and, as such, the murmur of conversation and the intimate act of bread-breaking combine to make guests feel they are where it’s happening. That feeling of being…

Family Style

The dining room of the La Tavola revamp is sparking with conversation as patrons dip into the polenta-bedded saltimboca or scoop up a luscious bite of panna cotta, crunchy with pistachios and sweet-sour amarene cherries….

History on a Bun

What’s available early in the morning, late at night, and blue-and-white all over? According to Time Magazine, the most influential burger in history. The winner: America’s beloved White Castle “slider,” the fourth meal staple for generations…

Chez du Bon

The Pitch: In a world, where the downtown area is growing and the population is hungering for more downtown eateries, Fab Dining Group’s Yavonne Sarber has opened a one-stop Francophile haven – part French market,…