Restaurants & Dining

Restaurant review: La Tavola sets the table for terrific Italian dinners

In Italy, “La Tavola” means the table. In Columbus, La Tavola means great Italian restaurant.
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Food News: Surly Girl Saloon closes after Sunday

The Columbus Food League announced that Surly Girl Saloon’s last day will be this Sunday, April 26. The property is being sold to an as-yet-undisclosed owner. CFL owner Liz Lessner (pictured) said the group’s considered selling the restaurant for some time; Surly Girl owner Carmen Owens said she’s going to focus instead on running Grass Skirt Tiki Room. Lessner said the group’s other restaurants — Dirty Frank’s, Grass Skirt, Tip Top and Chintz Room — are not in danger of closing.
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Short North’s Surly Girl Saloon to close within week

The Short North of yore is now, with a little more finality, no more. Surly Girl Saloon, a beloved Columbus Food League restaurant and bar, is closing Sunday, April 26, owner Carmen Owens said by phone Monday afternoon. Staff of Surly Girl Saloon, 1126 N. High St., were informed of the news this past weekend, and were promised jobs at other CFL establishments upon closing, fellow Columbus Food League owner Liz Lessner said in a phone interview.
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