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Restaurant review: Kraft House 5 is Powell’s number one new dining destination

Almost 20 Ohio craft taps offer hoppy distraction in a loud and rowdy room flaunting that trendy rustic-chic look. Cool instrumental mood music bounces insignificantly in the background. From a little chef-driven menu, bold-but-controlled and salt-envelope-pushing flavors burst out of creative-but-accessible dishes. No, this isn’t a hip restaurant in the Short North — all the kiddies here would’ve been a tip-off — it’s terrific new Kraft House 5 in Downtown Powell.
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Distilled: Evil Twin Brewing’s Hipster Ale

Evil Twin Brewing launched in 2010 and has been very productive since. Even...
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Restaurant review: Kraft House 5 is Powell’s number one new dining destination

Almost 20 Ohio craft taps offer hoppy distraction in a loud and rowdy room...
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Drink: wine: Worth reaching for

Do you think summer grilling wines mean bold, heavy reds? Lighten up a...
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Happy Hour: Taco Tuesday roundup

School’s out, and summer is (finally) in full swing. Warmer temperatures,...
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Restaurant review: Bright, new menu items from Northstar

Northstar Cafe likes being ahead of the curve. When its first iteration opened...
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Your guide to beer in Columbus

Columbus loves its beer. Or maybe I should clarify that to say Columbus loves...
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Downtown Abbey: On a Saturday; Topics discussed: Catacombs, swamps

An expensive pre-party at Booty Klap in the Brewery District led to a sweaty...
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Columbus maturing as a craft-beer city, but when will the bubble burst?

Despite a national decline in overall beer sales, the craft-brewing industry...
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Beer guide: Belgians 101: Your guide to the new trend in town

While America is still playing catch-up as far as the Belgians are concerned —...
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Bar profile: Whitt’s End seeks South Side revival without losing neighborhood character

Since its soft opening in April, Whitt’s End Saloon has gone through...
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Restaurant review: Renovated Bodega is built for fun, not comfort

Inspired by a month of I-miss-it-already World Cup soccer, when presented with...
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Restaurant review: Mazah offers great classic Middle Eastern dishes and an upbeat new setting

In a sense, the newest Middle Eastern restaurant in Columbus is also the...
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Wine: It’s summer! Pop some bubbly

If this wine isn’t celebratory, I don’t know what is.
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Winner, winner, fried chicken dinner: Seven Columbus favorites

It’s kinda hard to believe, but Columbus has become a fried-chicken hotspot....
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Distilled: UV Sugar Crush vodka is history’s worst monster

UV Sugar Crush tropical fruit candy-flavored vodka is a real thing. I was sure...
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This Kickstarter needs your help more than the potato salad one

Five days ago, Zack Danger Brown of Columbus, Ohio, was just a man with a...
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Red, White & BOOM! preview: Here comes the Boom!

Get ready for an explosion of colors, a surplus of vendors and a whole lot of...
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Downtown Abbey: On a Thursday; topics discussed: Sequin gloves, Moonwalk competitions, chance encounters

“I want to go to Ladies 80s,” my brother’s girlfriend Lacey said, as she took...
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Food truck review: El Manantial Latino makes good grub

Stumbling home after the bars have closed and in need of fortification?...
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