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Urban Meyer’s Pint House + 4 other local celebrity mashups that need to happen

614now Staff



College football head coach, teacher, and… restauranteur? Urban Meyer is expanding his resume once again to open one of Short North’s most popular bars in Dublin. Meyer will team up with Corso Ventures for a second iteration of Pint House in Bridge Park called Urban Meyer’s Pint House.

“When Corso Ventures approached me with this unique opportunity to partner with their elite restaurant and hospitality team on a Pint House in Bridge Park, it was a no brainer,” Meyer said in a press release.

Coming in at an impressive 8,500 square feet, Urban Meyer’s Pint House will be twice the size of the flagship Pint House in the Short North. In addition to the bar and seating area, guests can also experience Urban’s 7-0 room, a private events space named after Meyer’s untarnished record against Xichigan. Urban Meyer’s Pint House will also feature an indoor-outdoor patio overlooking Bridge Park Avenue.


This will be the first duplicate concept for Corso Ventures, which also owns Forno Kitchen + Bar, Standard Hall, Food Hall, and Goody Boy Diner.

The concept will take over the former site of RAM Restaurant and Brewing at 6632 Longshore St. Dublin. Urban Meyer’s Pint House is expected to open later this fall. For more info or updates, please visit

So, we’re all excited for the Urban Meyer Corso Ventures team up, but it really got us thinking about all the other local celebs that should do a restaurant team up. And so, we consulted the results of the 2019 ColumBest readers poll to match up your top 5 Columbus personalities with restaurants we think should partner!

#5 Jeni Britton Bauer + Columbus Museum of Art

You’ve all heard of the Museum of Ice Cream, right? No?! It’s only the most Instagramed location in the history of the world…or something. Anyway, the Museum of Ice Cream, started in New York City as an interactive art exhibit with ice cream and candy themed exhibits. It’s home to the World’s Largest Sprinkle Pool, so yeah, it’s kind of a big deal.

We reckon that if Jeni and CMA put their heads together, they could up with something way cooler and full of brambleberry crisps.

#4 Archie Griffin + Varsity Club

We think it’s about time Varsity Club expands to an even two locations—the exact number of Heismans Archie Griffin has been awarded. And with nearby Conrads College Gifts moving, why not give the people what they want on game day and make the new location right there on Lane Avenue?! Did someone say underground connection tunnel?

#3 Urban Meyer + Pint House

Been there, done that.

#2 Nina West + The Blowout Bar

Nina was a tricky one because she’s linked up with just about everyone in the city in one capacity or another. While she’s shared her time and energy through the Nina West Foundation and her palate with the new flavor of Jeni’s Ice Cream, she has yet to share the secret to her hair volume! And this, dear readers, is why we need a Nina West Special at The Blowout Bar. #BigHairDontCare

#1 Jack Hana + Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe

Picture this: An adorable cafe with all the caffeine and baked goods you could imagine… plus docile exotic cats. At Eat, Purr, Love, coffee and cats live in perfect harmony (but kept separate due to health department regulations). We think Jack Hana could help up the ante by providing a sanctuary for rescue exotics at the same place you get your morning lattes.

Good company and cats. What could be better?Photo by Travis Stewart PhotographyJoin us with your group by booking your visit on our website!

Posted by Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café on Monday, June 10, 2019

Now unlike Eat, Purr, Love, you won’t be able to adopt out the baby Bengal tiger you fall in love with, but we’re still working out the kinks.

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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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