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You’ll scream for Ohio Ice Cream Trail, two stops locally

614now Staff



Did you know two stop on the Ohio Ice Cream Trail are located right here in Central Ohio?

Our very own Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at 714 N High St, Columbus and Johnson’s Real Ice Cream at 2728 E Main St, Bexley landed themselves spots on the highly coveted top 15 scoop shops list in the Buckeye state.

A couple other nearby suspects include Velvet in Utica, Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs.

The other 13 stops are scattered all over the state.


All 15 shops are rich in flavor and history but if you think someone was left out, you can vote for a location to be added.

And with that vote, you are entered to win a year’s worth of ice cream from Velvet!

Contest ends August 1.

Ice cream lovers (AKA everybody) can also post photos on social media with the hashtags #OhioFinditHere and #MyOhioScoop for chances to win sweet prizes.

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Taft’s on Draft: New brewery nears opening in Franklinton

Regina Fox



Cincinnati is lending some of its cool to Columbus to help beef up the craft beer scene in an up-and-coming community.

Taft’s Brewing Company will bring its award-winning beer, New Haven-style pizza, and flare for entertainment to Franklinton next month. Taft’s Brewpourium will occupy a sizable indoor and outdoor space at Gravity, a developing community of apartments, offices, retailers, and more along Broad Street.

The grand opening is tentatively scheduled for November 15 according to Taft's Marketing Director Erin Weinert.

Plans for the Columbus location call for a game room and a stage for music and comedy nights.

“We love that Franklinton is an up-and-coming area. And we love the neighborhood’s arts culture, which really fits the roots of our brand,” said Taft’s Managing Partner David Kassling. “Columbus, like Cincinnati, has a great population of beer drinkers, and they’ve shown us in our bar and grocery business that there’s a demand for our beer. It’s truly an honor for our whole team to have the opportunity to take the leap to another great Ohio city."

Taft's is known best for its coal-fired, thin crust pizza that’s crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, plus hand-crafted Ohio-brewed beers like Gavel Banger IPA and Nellie’s Key Lime Caribbean Ale.

Based in Cincinnati, Taft’s Brewing Company operates a three-story brewery and restaurant in a renovated church in the Over-The-Rhine district called Taft's Ale House and Taft's Brewpourium in Spring Grove Village. The brewery’s namesake comes from the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft, who hailed from Cincinnati.

To learn more about Taft’s Brewporium, click here.

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Too Good To Eat: Momo Ghar’s Nepalese dumplings




We like big balls and we cannot lie, you other eaters can’t deny. What can I say? Momo Ghar knows how to serve them up big and in style.

Hailing from the humble origins of Saraga International Market, Momo Ghar is home to Columbus’ favorite dumplings. This little shop brings the Nepalese staple to the ever-growing, diverse food scene in the city.

To order this dish, grab a seat at the lunch counter and watch as the staff prepare your big bowl of comfort. Order the momo jhol and watch in awe as they serve up eight perfectly plump little dumplings onto a bed of the most rich, thick, and savory red sauce.

Take a bite of that little pocket of joy and sit in silence as the warm juices start flowing from within that first bite. Let some of it run down your lips and chin as you surreptitiously attempt to wipe away any evidence of your reckless eating with childlike wonder.

Watch as the steam is released from the dumplings and rises along with your desire for more. Order like a regular and get yourself a side of naan to go with your dish. Rip off a piece, soak it into the sauce, and be prepared to be blown away by the fullness of the umami taste.

It just might  make you want to order another dish to-go. Or to dine-in. Either is good.

Momo Ghar is located in Saraga International Grocery at 1265 Morse Rd. and inside North Market.

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Philly-inspired restaurant now open in Arena District

Regina Fox



Attention CBJ fans and concert-goers, you now have a new spot to pregame with excellent food and great drinks.

Flatiron Tavern is now open in the former Flatiron Bar and Dining space at 129 E. Nationwide Blvd. While a portion of the name remains the same, the establishment is under new ownership and serves an entirely new menu.

Flatiron Tavern specializes in a variety of house-shaved Ribeye cheesesteaks, sandwiches, appetizers, classic cocktails, and cold craft beer.

Stop by for happy hour between 3pm- 7pm Monday through Friday for $4.50 drafts, $5 glasses of wine, $3 domestics, and $3.50 wells.

Parking is available in the lot behind Flatiron Monday through Friday after 5pm and all day and night Friday and Saturday.  

Flatiron is open Monday through Thursday from 11am- 10pm and Friday through Sunday from 11am- 12am. Visit for more information.

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