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Here To Stay: Adriatico’s Secures New Spot In South Campus

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When a story rolls around about construction on campus, it’s not typically something to be happy about. The story usually goes something like the establishment had been at their location for years, but due to the revamping of campus, they will have to shut their doors and hopefully they’ll find some luck in securing a new spot to set up shop.

In the midst of all the emotions rising over Ugly Tuna closing its doors this week, some good news about construction worked its way to the surface. According to an article by The Columbus Dispatch, Adriatico’s has secured a new location and it’s only a two minute walk from its current spot.

Adriatico’s will occupy the former Aveda Institute salon, about a two-minute walk from its current location. — Jennifer Smola of the Columbus Dispatch.

In the Dispatch’s report about the local pizza joint who’s been serving up slices for nearly 40 years, the owner, Greg Fortney, said he plans to move Adriatico’s in July and hopes that the store will only have to be closed for a few days during the move.

The move for Adriatico’s has been in motion for quite some time now, and Ohio State kept its promise of assisting with finding possible spots to relocate at.

When Ohio State’s board of trustees approved the $28 million optometry clinic and office project last fall, the university said it would work with Adriatico’s and other disrupted businesses to identify possible relocation opportunities.

Fortney said he was pleasantly surprised that the university kept its word. Adriatico’s will have a long-term sub-lease at the new location through Ohio State.

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Kick off the weekend with Barroluco’s block party

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Need Friday lunch plans? How about a latin-inspired block party?

Now that warm weather is upon us, downtown Argentinian concept Barroluco is celebrating its grand opening with a block party this weekend.

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Known for South American favorites such as empanadas and paella, Barroluco’s first brick and mortar location opened back in December at the former location of El Arepazo Latin Grill at 47 N. Pearl St. Barroluco’s original food truck also remains in operation.

Photo by Emma Kate Low

The alley behind Pearl St. will be closed off for a ribbon-cutting ceremony today (Friday) at 11:00AM, with a block party to follow. Specials and giveaways will be available through Saturday, April 27 in honor of the opening festivities.

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North Star Short North getting a whole lot bigger, boozier

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The Northstar is growing! No, not the sky’s biggest star, but rather, Short North’s organic New American kitchen.

This year marks the restaurant’s 15 anniversary, and owners Kevin Malhame, Katy Malhame, and Darren Malhame have decided that it’s high time to update. Conveniently, the Malhame’s have held a lease at 945 N High St.—right next door to Northstar at 951 N High St.—for some time now and are ready to put it to use, reports Columbus Business First.

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The space will allow for an additional 1,000 square feet of dining room and, more excitingly, a full bar with wine, spirits, and dozens of Ohio beers on tap.

Work is slated to begin this summer. The restaurant will remain open during the expansion.

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Beer for Breakfast: Start the day at 4 Columbus breweries

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Is there such a thing as “too early” for a beer? We would humbly submit that no, there isn’t.

While everyone else is waiting until noon, raise a toast to the sunrise with these breakfast-themed creations from some of Columbus’ top breweries.

Note: always drink responsibly. We don’t want any angry calls from your boss saying you showed up to work completely tossed. Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Wolf’s Ridge |215 N 4th St

The brewmaster at Wolf’s Ridge is clearly a strong believer in popping off in the AM. “Cinnamon Toast Brunch” – a cinnamon-infused twist on the brewery’s staple cream ale, is delicious at any time of the day. Need something with a little more kick to get you moving? Wolf’s Ridge cellar reserve bottle offering, “’17 All The Breakfast,” is an imperial breakfast-style ale that clocks in at 10.8% ABV.

Homestead Beer Co. | 811 Irving Wick Dr W, Heath

Columbus Beer Week is a celebration of the many, many great beers available throughout central Ohio. If you stand any chance of sampling them all, breakfast brewskis are a must. Luckily, Homestead Beer Co. has you covered with a Beer Week concoction that will take you back to the days of Saturday morning cartoons and rainbow-colored milk. Prepare yourself for Homestead’s Cocoa Pebbles porter, “Yabba Dabba Brew.”

Hoof Hearted Brewing | 850 N 4th St

Like their neighbors Wolf’s Ridge up the street, Hoof Hearted offers a sudsy take on cinnamon toast crunch. At 10.5% ABV, “Miracle Toast” will either start your day off on a strong note, or send you back to bed until noon.

Though not explicitly marketed as a breakfast beer, Hoof Hearted’s “Fitness Freak,” an imperial stout with coffee, vanilla and maple syrup added, has all of the morning-time flavors you crave. At a whopping 14%, it’s also a surefire way to transition from brunch to nap time.

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Platform | 408 N 6th St

If you don’t think a peanut butter cream puff from Schmidt’s qualifies as a breakfast item, what are you doing with your life? Cleveland-based Platform pays homage to a Columbus institution with the release of their “Schmidt’s Peanut Butter Fudge Puff” brew. This maibock style beer boasts a respectable 7.1% ABV – just enough for some AM fun without derailing your whole day.

What’s your go-to morning brew? Let us know in the comments!

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