A Dopo Pizzeria Set to Open Next Week

When last I checked in with Brian Strutz, he planned to open A Dopo pizzeria, his sourdough, wood fired pizza restaurant at 516 Williams Street in August. He missed the mark by a few weeks, as is virtually always the case for new businesses. While nothing went horribly wrong, there were hiccups along the way, […]

Justin Paulk and Paulk and Co. Help Build a City

The first several times I met Justin, it was in the context of cool, funky parties at Paulk and Company on William’s Street. Artists, music and generally fun people enjoyed the eclectic oddities assembled inside and outside the space. The vibe is still there, from the rusted Packard parked out front to the Gatling gun […]

Chivo Taqueria Opens July 7 at 314 S. Gay Street

Elements of the same team that brought you Stock and Barrel on Market Square will deliver top-line tacos and tequila starting Thursday. Chef Niko Angelos is joined by brothers Dino and Bill and partner Ben Austin. What you’ll find is a high-end product at a very modest price in a cool, casual atmosphere. What has been […]

Maple Hall Set to Open: Downtown Will Bowl Soon!

Over a year has passed since I first met with Greg Cox and Kevin Rice and talked about their bowling alley concept. They detailed plans and said they hoped to open by the end of the summer. That would be 2015. A range of issues and obstacles prevented that goal from being reached, but the description […]

As Seen on First Friday

Before we dive head-long into news from the city this week, I wanted to acknowledge the pleasant First Friday just ended. We may have caught the best weather for a February First Friday ever, as temperatures moderated under blue skies. I’m not sure the pleasant temperatures registered in the public brain because attendance in general […]