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Reinventing the Meal: Short North Food Hall

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So, your boo wants sushi (again) and you’re so sick of it you could literally die. You don’t want to make multiple stops and you definitely don’t want to piss off boo.

What do you do?

Building off the momentum of other major cities like Denver, Chicago, and New York City with food halls, Corso Ventures—the people who brought you Short North staples like Pint House and Standard Hall—has cleared a space on High St. where patrons have the option to choose from five different local kitchens to provide for maximum variety and a chance to discover new eateries in the city—and chefs and restaurateurs have a small-scale chance to expand and experiment.

The Short North Food Hall is now home to Short Grain Sushi and Shokudo Modern Asian Kitchen, Legacy Smokehouse, Tortilla Mexican Street Food, and Vinny’s Italian Kitchen (a new concept from Corso Corporate Chef Vince Marti).

Now, your boo can get her sushi roll and you can smash on some brisket and mac and cheese. We like to call these types of situations a win-win.

“This gives us an opportunity to fill the gaps in the types of culinary options offered in this neighborhood, while providing a truly unique dining experience,” explained Reed Woogerd, president of Corso Ventures. “Imagine never arguing about where to go to eat, and even better, no one in your group ever has to miss out.”

However, the eateries in the Food Hall aren’t set in stone. There isn’t a set time limit for how long the vendors will be there—Woogerd said they are just looking to build mutual success with these eateries while showcasing their food without forcing the restaurants to go through the process of opening a brick-and-mortar.

As for in interior, it’s not like what you’d expect from the Corso Ventures group, either. Rather than running with the rustic appearance of the historic building, the Short North Food Hall will have a much more modern feel to it as it will feature custom tile work, bright colors, and an emphasis on the “old meets new” ideal.

Woogerd likened it to a French bistro—if a French bistro could boast about 7,000 square feet of space.

With all that open real estate inside, the Food Hall can be more than just a spot with five food concepts.

“In an effort to keep things interesting, we will be hosting a weekly collaboration night, where vendors will be collaborating on menu items amongst each other. We also have the ability to bring in chefs to do pop-ups and other fun culinary events,” Woogerd said.

He also mentioned a rooftop patio that would include another kitchen and bar that would have year-round access, but that’s more for the second stage of development. There’s also rumblings about developing an app for patrons to use to order their entrees from vendors, but that too will be a future feature.

For now, the Food Hall will serve as a celebration for the local shops, and a further feather in the culinary cap of an emerging city.

“Columbus is a foodie town,” Woogerd said. “I believe we not only live that, but we celebrate it. People want to try different foods, they want to talk about food, take pictures, and now, more than ever, people want to share food. Whether you’re sharing it on social media, or with a friend, this concept allows all people—foodies or aspiring foodies—to get their fix.”

Short North Food Hall is located at 1112 N High St. For more, visit facebook.com/shortnorthfoodhall.

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Update: Copious closure to be temporary

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Update: We reported earlier that Copious would be closing its doors permanently on May 6. However, after speaking with owner Bob Clark, we’ve learned that the closure is, in fact, temporary.

The restaurant at 520 S High St. will undergo a remodel beginning May 6 so that it may better serve its guests, though Clark is planning to be open for Mother’s Day on May 12.

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A reopen date is not yet set.

Events and parties scheduled for the Notes will be unaffected by the temporary Copious closure.

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Chocolate and wine bar coming soon to Grandview

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Grandview Yard is about to get a little bit sweeter.

According to a post on the City of Grandview Heights Blog, Winans Chocolates+Coffees+Wine bar is expected to open in the mixed-use Grandview Yard development by Saturday, April 27.

The interior of Winans’ new Grandview Yard shop

As the city’s blog explains, the Grandview location of the Piqua, Ohio-based chocolate company is the result of an investment from former Buckeye football star Matt Finkes, who grew up enjoying the brand’s products.

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Finkes, who serves as director of development for the OSU Wexner Medical Center, partnered with Brad Jennings of Providence Financial Group in Westerville to bring this franchise to fruition.

The 1,600-square-foot Grandview Heights store will offer Winans’ full line of premium, handmade chocolates, a variety of coffee choices, as well as a selection of 50 to 60 wines available by the glass or bottle. The Grandview Winans will be the company’s fourth in Central Ohio, and the second to offer wine.

What chocolate will you try first when Winans opens this weekend? We might be a little biased, but you can never go wrong with a Buckeye!

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How to get sneak peek at new and improved Balboa Grandview

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Have you driven down Grandview Avenue in the past few weeks, saw all the commotion at Balboa, and wondered to yourself, “Man, what in the hell are they doing?

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Well, Columbus, they are making their taqueria experience even better just in time for Cinco de Mayo!

At the beginning on January, Balboa, located at 1312 Grandview Ave, closed to the public for a complete revamp of its patio. While the alfresco area proved popular in the warmer months, visitors weren’t as keen to it in the cooler, wetter months.

They began construction on a partially-roofed outdoor space to keep guests shaded and dry. Outdoor illumination will also improve the nighttime outdoor experience.

Rendering of new patio

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The remodeling affected the inside of the bar, too. They extended the bar so patio dwellers don’t have to go as far to grab a drink.

A grand re-opening is slated for May 4.

Want to be among the first to experience the new and improved Balboa? Grab your tickets to (614)’s Sneak Peek event on Thursday, May 2 before they sell out!

With your $20 ticket you will receive:

  • 2 Margaritas (House Made, Spicy or Blueberry Basil)
  • 3 Tacos of your choosing
  • Chips & Salsa

Want to win a pair for free? Comment your favorite margarita to WIN!

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