Chefs in the City


The Fourth of July tops the list as the most popular holiday for grilling, and this year promises more of the same as COVID-19 keeps families close to home.

As far as what’s cooking, there’s the ever-popular hot dogs and sausages, a $6.2 billion staple in 2019, but for those wanting a twist on the traditional, the options are endless.

Chefs In The City: Return Of Restaurants

Jun 5, 2020
A sign for carryout only hangs on a door leading into The Original Pancake House, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Woodmere Village, Ohio.
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Ohio restaurants got the green-light to fully reopen May 21, just in time for the start of summer, and many welcomed diners back.

But others either never will reopen or are taking a measured approach.

Tom Chang in the dining room at Tiger + Lily.
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The restaurant industry has lost $80 billion dollars during the pandemic.

May 15 is the date restaurants in Ohio want to reopen, yet Gov. Mike Dewine has yet to say when that can happen.

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In a three-week period in March, the nation’s restaurants lost $25 billion and 3 million jobs. That’s according to statistics released by the National Restaurant Association.

Restaurants in Ohio reported a $700 million sales drop since Gov. DeWine ordered them closed in mid-March.

While many have closed, others are getting by with curbside service, home delivery, or new offerings altogether.

Chefs In The City: The Best Local Pizza

Mar 6, 2020
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Roughly 70,000 pizzerias are operating in the United States right now. One in four of those pizzerias is a Domino’s, Pizza Hut, or Papa John’s.

Chefs In The City: Romantic Eats

Feb 7, 2020
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February 14 is the time for tablecloths, candle lights and romantic Valentine’s Day dinners out. Local restaurants are cooking up lavish and delicious dishes to share. 

Chefs In The City: Columbus Restaurants In 2020

Jan 3, 2020
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It’s a new year and that means another wave of new restaurants are set to open in Columbus over the next 12 months. 

But the close of 2019 also brings news of restaurants that shut down this past year.

All Sides Weekend: Chefs In The City

Nov 1, 2019

Wine can be the perfect complement to a good meal, and pairing is an art.

Join us for All Sides Chefs in the City as we discuss the craft of wine pairing and the city’s fine dining establishment, Veritas.


All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

Oct 4, 2019
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Beer, burgers and a lot of fried food. 

Although the ritual of tailgating before a game dates back to the 18th century, this favorite national pastime is purely all-American. 

Join us today as we talk about the historical and regional differences behind pre-entertainment fare.

Today on All Sides Chefs in the City: the cultural side to tailgating.


All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

Apr 5, 2019

Ice cream. Baked goods. Fresh fish. Vegetables. 

You can get all these and more at the North Market, which has served Central Ohio in one form or another since 1876. And you’ll be able to get more with a second location set to open next year. 

Today on All Sides Chefs in the City, the North Market.

All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

Feb 1, 2019
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Cameron Mitchell, owner and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, celebrates 25 years in business with the release of his tell-all book, “The Answer Is Yes! What Is The Question?”

The Columbus-native tells his story of growing up in Upper Arlington, opening a restaurant in Manhattan, and his business journey.

Today on All Sides Weekend Chefs in the City, Cameron Mitchell, a quarter century in the restaurant business, and more.

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It’s a new year and that means another wave of new restaurants are set to open in Columbus over the next 12 months.  But it also means saying farewell to the eateries we lost in 2018.  Today on All Sides Weekend Chefs in the City, what’s gone, what has opened and where the Columbus food scene is headed. 

All Sides Weekend: Chefs In The City

Dec 7, 2018
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Today at 11 a.m.

​If you plan on dining out this holiday season, the time to get your reservations in is now.

Today on All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City, we'll talk tips and recommendations for dining out during the holidays.

All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

Nov 2, 2018
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Asian and Asian-inspired foods are growing in popularity in Columbus. Not the least among those eateries is Momo Ghar. Since opening in 2016 in the Saraga International Grocery on Morse Road, Momo Ghar has quickly become one of Columbus’ most popular food destinations.   The homemade authentic Nepali and Tibetan style dumplings have garnered widespread attention. Voted the best restaurant in Columbus on Yelp, Momo Ghar was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network.  Join us for All Sides Weekend Chefs in the City to talk about the Asian food influence and Momo Ghar.  

All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

Oct 5, 2018
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Columbus’s craft beer scene is always changing, with new breweries and craft beer taverns popping up throughout the capital city. 

Brewers such as BrewDog and Rockmill Tavern keep customers and foodies coming back with a surplus of seasonal and new release local beers such as the canned Cerise Cherry Sour from Rockmill’s sour program.

Join us for All Sides with Ann Fisher Chefs in the City, as we talk about Columbus craft beer and breweries.