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Bobby Silver and business partner Faith Pierce maintain a fierce commitment to the art of the pie, not only contributing elevated flavors to the traditional dish but also offering inventive marketing tools and creative expression out of their shop in Olde Towne East. So, as we celebrate all things pizza, we had to take a [...]
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Bobby Silver and business partner Faith Pierce maintain a fierce commitment to the art of the pie, not only contributing elevated flavors to the traditional dish but also offering inventive marketing toOlive in a Van prizzaols and creative expression out of their shop in Olde Towne East.

So, as we celebrate all things pizza, we had to take a moment to check in with Silver, a CCAD-trained artist who has been creating brilliant chalk drawings for each of the shop’s monthly specialty pies. All give props to pop and international culture alike—from Chris Farley to Frida Kahlo.

“I love to draw and show work. All I care about is that I get to draw and make a living with my art. This has given me the opportunity to do so,” Silver said. “So making pizza art does not lessen the significance of making and showing art. If anything, it has given it more meaning to me as we help support an entire growing community here in Olde Towne East and Columbus, both culturally and as a business. Besides, what is more important than pizza?”

Well, perhaps nothing. But we did want to get the backstory on some of Silver’s favorite specialties:

The Latin Lover

“Not sure we have ever beaten this one. It’s seasonal, a summer pie. It has 12 ingredients, and the large comes with a full avocado on it. We also get special permission each year from Carlos of El Arepazo to use their famous cilantro sauce, which if you have ever tried is a little taste of heaven. I have drawn different drawings for it, but my favorite drawing for it was one of Frida Kahlo. We want a diverse cultural experience. It is Pizza Americana. So the way we view it is that any cuisine is free game, much like the concept of America being a giant melting pot of every flavor. All are welcome, theoretically. Seemingly endless combinations. We recognize that it is easy to make things funny or kitsch when looking for pizza inspiration. However, sometimes the inspiration comes from a much more genuine admiration of cultural icons. It is paying tribute to [a] true person, a true artist who had a huge cultural effect on the world. Like Frida. It is nice to help expose these drawings, ideas, and representation to people who either appreciate these icons, or for those who may not know about them to learn. We love the idea that it could serve also as a learning experience.”

The Big Trouble in Little China

“I don’t know, I got in way over my head. Too much detail and was not broad enough for the medium. I was just trying to impress a friend who put me up to it. Truth be told…it was unfinished the whole time it was up. [laughs] Who cares though, when you can eat crab rangoon pizza!”

The Wu-Pie

Wu-Pie

“Marcus Meacham’s Wu-Pie was maybe the most apropos—36 ingredients to represent the 36 chambers of Wu-Tang. Need I say more? Complete with a dash of Hennessy and a sprinkle of hemp seeds. It was basically Korean BBQ Pizza. The bomb! I drew all of the main figures in the Wu-Tang Clan—even Killa Priest, who I met and got drunk with on tour at SXSW. Apparently the year before, the whole clan showed up there with Bill Murray, and they literally took over every place they walked into. Wish I had been there that year.” [laughs]

The Yellow Brick crew is always trying to elevate the game, including plans for an upstairs bar called Super Arcade Awesome. For more, visit yellowbrickpizza.com or arcadesuperawesome.com.

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Rémy Cointreau presents: The Sidecar

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We teamed up with Rémy Cointreau and local bartender, Ben Griest, from Giuseppe’s Ritrovo to bring you an icon of cognac cocktails. Ben's previous videos featured the art of margarita-mixology, and now we are moving on to another tasty cocktail. This timeless, opulent drink is well-balanced and fresh.

With National Cognac Day coming up, we figured it would be great to share, Rémy Martin 1738 presents The Sidecar.

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National Brisket Day is Today!

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With meat shortages starting to take their toll and National Brisket Day here at last - we've gathered a roundup of some spots you can go to to get your brisket fix.

Legacy Smoke House

With their main location in Hilliard and a food truck moving throughout the city, Legacy Smoke House is a solid choice for brisket on National Brisket Day, just be sure to get there while supplies last. Enjoy!

Pecan Pennys

Just off Main Street, Pecan Pennys is ready to fulfill your brisket needs. If your looking to feed a family though be sure to get your orders in advance as they're requesting 24 hours notice on dinner bundles.

Ray-Ray's Hog Pit

With locations in Franklinton, Westerville, Clintonville and Powell Ray Ray's Hog Pit is open for business with brisket stocked at all locations. #NationalBrisketDay is the best day!

Hoggy’s Restaurant and Catering

Located on Bethel Road, Hoggy’s will be stocking brisket for both dine-in or carryout. Feel free to stop in or stop by!

The Pit

With a new location opened up on Parsons Ave. The Pit BBQ will be offering brisket for the National day. Celebrate with some tasty brisket!

City Barbeque

City Barbeque will be offering brisket for the National day! So get excited and get ready for some yummy BBQ brisket!

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{UPDATED} Indoor Dining: what’s NOT opening?

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PINS Mechanical Co.

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Hey Pinheads. We're so excited to hear that our world is beginning to reopen! Many of you have reached out asking about our opening plans so we wanted to provide a brief update on Pins Mechanical Co. While we fully trust and support the decisions of our local leaders, it’s our responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our team members and guests, while not sacrificing the experience that makes Pins, Pins! With that in mind, none of our locations will be opening in May. There are many unknowns with COVID-19 and we hope that taking this extra time will help our guests and teammates feel better about the measures we’ve put in place to keep all of us safe. For example, on top of our already stringent cleaning procedures, we’re installing UV technology at all locations (ensuring you always have clean balls to play with). We’re looking forward to welcoming back our kick-ass team to train and adjust to this new normal. Once our people feel comfortable + confident, we’ll know it’s time to get rollin’ again! Thank you for your incredible support, online sales, photo shares + kind words over the last two months. Even when you couldn’t show up, you showed up and we’ll never forget it! We’re hopeful that everyone will be safe and smart as we begin to reopen the doors to the small businesses that make our communities so special. See you soon, Pinheads!

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Old North Arcade

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Dear friends, . As you are most likely aware, Governor DeWine has permitted the reopening of bars and restaurants for dine-in seating effective 5/21. We are very grateful that our leadership is now offering businesses the choice to do what they think is right. We offer no judgment for the bars and restaurants that are/have chosen to open. However, for our particular business, and for our staff, we still think it's too early. We are going to remain closed this week and next but do hope to open soon. Your understanding and patience is greatly appreciated and we cannot wait to see you all. It is important to us that we apply an extra layer of safety and precaution on top of the govermental recommendations. Tentatively, we are looking at the end of May to reopen in a very limited capacity but we're following local and national developments very closesly so will be quick to bail if things turn south. Your continued support has been quite humbling. Thank you. Stay healthy, support local, and be more than kind to one another. . Cautiously optimistic, . ONA Staff

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Watershed Kitchen + Bar

101 Beer kitchen

They are delaying opening dine-in service until May 26th.

Matt the Miller's Tavern

Stay tuned on social for patio and dine-in updates!

J. Gumbo's

J. Gumbo's will continue to stay open for online ordering for pick up and delivery - stay tuned for dine-in updates.

Mouton on High

The Whitney House

The Whitney House will be opening Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 11 am.

The Guild House

Stay tuned for opening dates!

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Smoked On High

Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace

The Woodbury

The Woodbury will be opening its doors for dine-in service on June 1 2020.

Roosters

Roosters are not opening dine-in until May 26th 2020.

The Eagle

The Eagle is temporarily closed - stay tuned on social for updates!

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In light of the government mandated closure of dine-in business for an indeterminable period of time, we’ve made the incredibly hard decision to temporarily close The Eagle Columbus. . Given the truly unprecedented and quickly evolving nature of this health crisis, we’ve been forced to make the best decisions we can, with the information we have. As the true scale of this crisis has been revealed, it’s become impossible to deny the impact this mandate will have on our business and team members. This decision was made as all of our decisions have been: with the health, happiness, well being and best interests of our guests and team members in mind. . The state of Thunderdome Restaurant Group is strong and we look forward to seeing and serving you all on the other side of this. Truth, courage, and be well.

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Lavash Cafe

Tiger + Lily

Tiger + Lily is sticking to carry out for the time being. Follow them on social for updates for dine-in!

Yats Grandview

Red Lobster

Red Lobster is continuing to stick to curbside pickup, delivery, or touchless pick-up.

Harvest Pizza

Bareburger Columbus

Bareburger is opening for dine-in on May 26th, 2020.

Mezze

City Barbeque

Local Cantina - Creekside, Grandview, Dublin, Westerville, Hilliard Locations

Creekside Local Cantina is delaying opening indoor dining until May 26, 2020.

OH Pizza and Brew

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