Let's support Columbus restaurants that lost power

Shelley Mann, Columbus Alive

Along with tens of thousands of homes, lots of restaurants in Central Ohio lost power. And for small business owners, several days without customers can be devastating. Clintonville and North Campus were among the hardest-hit areas, with restaurants like Alana's, Sage, Taj Mahal and Lavash in the dark for six straight days. A week with no customers is bad enough, but these places also lost thousands of dollars worth of refrigerated and frozen food (Alana's donated food to a local soup kitchen, announcing to Facebook fans "5 star cuisine now available at Faith Mission.")

As those restaurants slowly but surely reopen (we got word that all four of those places were back up and running by Thursday afternoon), let's all show some neighborly support and stop in for a meal sometime soon, shall we?

A few more Columbus restaurants that endured extended outages after the Great Derecho of 2012:

Ace of Cups

Bella Italian Comfort Food

Brews Cafe

Cafe Bourbon Street

Crimson Cup

Explorers Club

G. Michael's

Granville Inn

Harvest Pizzeria

La Patrona


Pistacia Vera

Smith's Restaurant & Deli


T. Murray's

Worthington Inn