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Just because you're eating late doesn't mean you can't be eating great.
// Daily Crave
Today, national pop-up restaurant concept Dinner Lab is headed for Columbus, hoping to host roughly 70 one-off dining events at nontraditional locations throughout the year.
It's true. You've got only two more weeks until New Year's Eve. Here’s a last-minute guide to snagging a dinner reservation for Dec 31.
It’s official: Cincinnati’s popular Mexican-inspired eatery, Nada, will open its first Columbus location on Dec. 27 in the Arena District (220 W. Nationwide Blvd.).
They had me at “pop-up speakeasy.” I’ve been intrigued by the concept behind Four Thieves Thirst Parlour since first learning about the project back in August. In short, Sycamore bartender Annie Williams and partner Luke Pierce are transforming local spaces into chichi, one-night cocktail bars—like the one they created at Land-Grant Brewing in Franklinton last Sunday.
I enjoy La Tavola because, unlike many Italian restaurants, its menu is not pork or fish centric. Instead, chef-owner Rick Lopez pushes his own potato gnocchi, made from his grandmother’s recipe. It’s served three ways—with marinara, butter and parm and al forno, or baked with white wine, cheese and veggies—and all are vegetarian friendly.
There are a lot of changes in the works for the FAB Dining Group—the restaurant collective that owns Downtown eateries Manifesto, De-Novo, Oliver’s and The Meat Bar. Two of the company’s four eateries have new chefs at the helm and new menus on the way.