Restaurants & Dining

Restaurant review: Lashish the Greek

They might as well be roadside signs based on the way most people buzz by them by without thinking twice. But next week, next month and next year they will likely still be around because enough consumers keep them in their rotation of reliable, convenient places.
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Behind Bars: Maria Pelino at Savor Pint

Two years ago, Savor Pint was a carry-out bottle store, operating under the name Savor Market. Now, the “craft beer garden” has a bar, table seating, food, live music and other events.
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Big Ten tour of beers

With numerous players off to the NFL following a 12-1 season, the young Bucks could be in for a bumpier-than-usual ride in 2016. What if — gasp! — the team loses two games this season? Well, nothing quells the sting of defeat better than beer (conversely, if the youth movement progresses quickly few beverages are better suited to celebration), so why not embrace this season as a chance to sample some craft beers offered up by Big Ten-region brewers? Pro tip: We recommend scoping out local shops like Weiland’s Market (3600 Indianola Ave.), Grain + Grape (2780 E. Main St.) and Corner Stone (61 Parsons Ave.) for these beers, while some of the more obscure offerings can be found via online distributors like france44.com.
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Food News: Hadley’s Bar & Kitchen opens Downtown; Duck Donuts coming to Westerville

Hadley’s Bar & Kitchen, a bar and restaurant from the owners of Bodega and Balboa, holds its grand opening on Friday, Aug. 26. The eatery is located at 260 S. Fourth St. Downtown.
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Five bars for the football averse

The worst time of year is upon us: football season. And in Columbus, to say you don’t care about football (let alone Ohio State’s team) is blasphemy. Perhaps you’re just indifferent, but that hasn’t stopped some of your closest friends from looking down on you for your disdain for — I’ll say it — “sportsball.”
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Roundup: Eat Like a Buckeye

The Buckeyes are once again gearing up to take the field at Ohio Stadium, kicking off many people’s favorite time of the year. It’s the time to live and breathe Buckeye football. Well, why not eat Buckeye football, too? Embrace your true fandom by hitting up these classic campus stops before, during or after a game.
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Five bars for Buckeye diehards

The only thing better than Ohio State’s football season finally kicking off is getting to your preferred watering hole to witness it (ideally on at least one monstrous television, if not five). If that sentiment resonates with you, then this list should as well. For your boozing and sporting pleasure, we’ve assembled five of the best joints to watch Buckeye football. All are prominent bar establishments in their own right — football season or no — but expect these places to turn up for the Buckeyes this season. Bonus: All are within spitting distance of the Shoe for your pre- and/or post-game needs.
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