Dining

Review: The Crest on Parsons

A second location of The Crest celebrates Ohio’s bounty, and its craft beers, as the A&R restaurant group expands its empire.

Strip Search: Herb’n Café in Pickerington

Herb’n Cafe serves food that is natural, holistic and decadent.

Tai Tiki offers an umbrella-drink-style getaway in the Short North

Don’t get us wrong, the island-style fare at Tai Tiki Polynesian Bar Grill and Sushi is just fine—savory tuna poke, fried shrimp tossed with sweet chunks of pineapple and the like. But it’s the boozy drinks laced with sweet fresh juices (translation: tiki cocktails) that keep us regulars.

Veggies (and restraint) shine at Brassica

When Kevin and Darren Malhame dreamed up Brassica years ago, they weren’t thinking of modeling their Middle Eastern-Mediterranean-inspired eatery after Chipotle. Their modest goal was to make a standout falafel shop.

After hours with Justin Hemminger

After five years searching for a place to open his dream music venue and restaurant, chef Justin Hemminger’s lawyer played matchmaker by suggesting the former Swiss Chalet Party House at CD102.5, and the Big Room Bar was born.

The Scoop: Openings, closings and restaurant fodder

The Avenue opens today, Bonchon's second location coming soon and more.

The Scoop: Openings, closings and restaurant fodder

Homefare opens in the former L’Antibes space, Sweet Carrot now open and more.

Sweet: Perfect pear at Laughlin’s Bakery

This winter at the Short North bakeshop, look for timely treats like this pear tartlet, gingerbread, Moravian sugar cake and more.

Closing Time: Where Sean Ward goes on his nights off

When Sean Ward isn’t tending bar at Giuseppe’s Ritrovo, he’s exploring some of the city’s best neighborhood spots.

The Bitter Truth: How hops play a part in our growing beer scene

Hops are, arguably, the essential ingredient that makes beer sing. But no two plants are alike, as area brewers prove in their loyalty to certain styles and where they’re grown.

Steaming With Delight: Delicious ethnic soups for the season

With cold in the air (and in our bones), we long for rich and filling soups to close out the day. And while chicken soup always has a place in our American hearts, it’s time to move to hearty soups from some of our favorite Asian eateries. So bring on the bone broths, the noodles and a little bit of spice. We’re ready for you, winter.