Restaurants & Dining

Restaurant review: Local Cantina in Clintonville is a party-times sports bar with great prices

Across the crowded room, grinning heads were bobbing over craft drafts as a muscular new tune from that old music warrior, Tom Petty, was blasting. Up on well-positioned flatscreens, the Cleveland Cavaliers were dismantling the Indiana Pacers. Oh yeah, there were inexpensive tacos too. Welcome to Local Cantina in Clintonville.
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Food News: Greener Grocer closes in North Market

Peet’s Coffee closed its stores in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania this past Monday, Dec. 15. This included the two remaining locations in Clintonville and Upper Arlington (Gahanna and downtown locations closed earlier in 2014). The locations had previously been Caribou Coffee shops, which Peet’s bought out and rebranded over a year ago.
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Restaurant review: Refuel on great old-school treats at Villa Nova

When the world gets noisy and annoying, I like to go someplace blissfully bereft of pretension, hype and scenemakers. Someplace where the beers are cheap, cold and ridiculously huge. Where the popcorn is free and I can root for LeBron and the CBJs on big TVs. Where the excellent pizza and game-changing Reuben proudly star homemade meats. That’s when I like to go to Villa Nova.
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