Buying Dante’s Pizza in Clintonville in October was a real game-changer for Christina Taylor. It finally squelched questions from concerned family members and well-wishers about when Taylor was going to get a real job, something the college-educated Taylor didn’t quite appreciate. Is Columbus a pizza town? Ohio is the best state for pizza, list say...

While seating ourselves in Aracri Pizzeria on Gay Street during a recent weekday visit, my designated dining companion and I gave the Downtown restaurant a once-over. We saw a long, narrow and inviting space with parlor-style furniture, a compact bar (with a few Ohio brews on tap), vintage brick and wood, subway-style tiles, a tall raftered ceiling...

After a two-year hiatus, one of Italian Village’s most iconic spots to grab a drink has officially reopened its doors. St. James tavern re-opened for business over the weekend. The popular spot had previously been closed since 2020, following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ohio. The tavern had initially hoped to reopen as early May of 2020, but the mo...

Diane Ratliff was on the hunt for some fresh fruits and vegetables. She pushed her small shopping cart to the back of the store and picked up a package of asparagus and some baby tomatoes. Then she dropped a small container of blueberries in the cart.  "These are $1 a pack!" she said. "This would be way more expensive at the grocery store." On this...

With the introduction of Crew 2, the Columbus Crew’s reserve team playing in MLS’s brand-new MLS NEXT Pro league, there have been a lot of firsts. Corey Wray was announced as the team’s first General Manager. Frenchman, and former professional soccer player, Laurent Courtois as the team’s first head coach. Crew Academy product Aidan Wolf was signed...

At the Columbus Historical Society Friday morning, David Terry lifts the plaster maquette, or small rendition used for a larger piece, of what would be the Christopher Columbus statue that stood at Columbus City Hall. Around Terry are fellow volunteers, from center left, Mike Frush, Rich Gomez and Jody Maclean. Created by Italian sculptor Eduardo A...

Although dining along Grandview Avenue has gone through many transitions over the years, Trattoria Roma has been a mainstay since 2000. Longtime chef Matt Prokopchak and general manager Shawn Mason, both partners in the restaurant, have made it their mission to keep the traditional items on the menu while using modern flourishes on several entrees....

After relocating to Columbus, Youngstown natives Adam Sterling and Angelo Fagnano noticed that the city’s Italian food scene wasn’t as robust as that of their hometown. And they’re trying to change that. The duo is launching a brand-new new Italian food truck, Ciao! Italian Eatery later this month. “In Youngstown, Italian food is king,” Sterling, a...

Easton Town Center has announced Italian luxury fashion house Gucci will be coming to the shopping center's North District this spring. It will be the brand's only freestanding Gucci location in the state. The 5,000-square-foot storefront, most recently home to Henri Bendel, is adjacent to luxury brands Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. at 4120 The S...

The city of Columbus is requesting bid proposals to develop balanced historic contextual material that could potentially mean the "conditional" return of the city's hastily removed Christopher Columbus statue, which for more than six decades sat outside City Hall. A special 14-member statue committee created by the city and the Columbus Art Commiss...