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#NationalCheeseburgerDay: Top 3 ‘burgs in the ‘bus

614now Staff



Happy National Cheeseburger Day.

Here at (614), we love cheeseburgers but we’re not going to sit here and claim we’re the absolute authority on them….which is why we left it up to you, Columbus, to decide the best ‘burgs in the ‘bus during our ColumBest reader’s poll.

So here you have it, friends, the three best burgers in Columbus according to YOU:

#3 Northstar Cafe

7.1% of 12,967 votes

Multiple locations

Northstar Burger: Just made with organic black beans, brown rice and beets, topped with white cheddar, kale, tomato, pickle and onion + simple salad

Classic Cheeseburger: Niman Ranch brisket and chuck*, ground in-house daily, topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle + sweet potato fries

#2 Five Guys

8.5% of 12,967 votes

Multiple locations

Cheeseburger: Two slices of Kraft American cheese melted between two freshly grilled patties on a soft, toasted bun.


#1 Thurman Cafe

22.1% of 12,967 votes

183 Thurman Ave.

While the Thurmanator might not be the lowest calorie burger in the city, it’s by far the most famous.

Sharing its namesake with arguably the largest Columbus supporter there is, (we are looking at you, Arnold) this overwhelming stack of meat and cheese has become an icon, creating a bucket list spot for every competitive eater in the city and beyond.

Thurman’s menu boasts not just this juggernaut, but a plethora of other works of meat… er, art, that are more approachable in size for those of us that want something to sink their teeth into.

The day that Thurman’s loses in this category will be the day the health food craze has gone too far.

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The End of the Road?

Julian Foglietti



As the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue, we are beginning to see the effects take their toll on Columbus eateries. Here's a list of some of the changes taking place.

The Sycamore+Cosecha Cocina  

Grow Restaurants, the company which owns Harvest Pizza, has listed The Sycamore and Cosecha for sale. While there hasn't been confirmation that the restaurants won’t make a reappearance in some form, Chris Crader stated in Columbus Underground, “It’s a lot of work to re-open after the pandemic and we have a considerable amount of interest in these two properties so it doesn’t make sense to open and then close again so quickly.”

Miller's Ale House

Both Miller’s Ale House locations are closing. The Florida-based company has removed mention of the Ohio locations from their websites.

Flowers and Bread Co.

In a recent article with Columbus CEO, owners Sarah Lagrotteria and Tricia Wheeler announced the closure of the cafe portion of their business. There are plans to expand the flower and bread workshop portion of the business under the new name Flower and Bread Society.

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Rémy Cointreau presents: The Sidecar





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!

Julian Foglietti



Photo by Brian Kaiser

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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