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Down to Business
Art of the Outdoors(original article can be found at Westerville Magazine)


Local store caters to gardening and outdoor atmospheres
Outside Envy – Art of the Garden, Deck and Patio will see its first peak season this spring. The eclectic collection of unique outdoor and gardening gifts is at 15 N. State St.

“With the arrival of spring we have the gifts and accessories that will help transform your outdoor living space into the ‘envy’ of your friends and neighbors,” says owner Kriss Rogers.

Outside Envy carries everything from pottery to palm trees, fountains, artistic glass, wind chimes, and works by local artists. For more information, visit www.outside-envy.com or call 614-895-3689.

 

What's Cookin'
Upping the Ante on Uptown Market
(original article can be found at Westerville Magazine)


The restaurant now boasts a new menu, liquor license and bar
Owner John Roberson has made some major changes since The Uptown Market’s original opening last fall, including the addition of a liquor license, a full bar, a revamped menu, and a new chef, Jeremy Gedert, formerly of Tapatio’s, in the Short North.

Gedert, a Columbus native and graduate of Fort Hayes High School remains true to his Midwestern roots in that his menu is not pretentious, but very approachable. Nor is it “comfort food” as much as food with which we can get comfortable.

The “Stamp and Go” cod fritters were the most popular item at Tapatio and have found their way here, thanks to Gedert. The stuffed corn bread has several layers of flavor, including hints of coffee in the red-eye gravy, which plays in harmony with a blend of imported cheeses inside the house-made corn bread. You’ll love the smoked gouda and garbanzo fritters: Lightly dusted and flash-fried, they literally melt in your mouth, and the garbanzo takes the edge off of the smoky gouda. Other appetizers, generally priced from $7 to $8, include Uptown’s original crab cakes; beef satay with a nice hoisin barbeque glaze; sweet peppers stuffed with cheese on a bed of sweet corn sauce; and wings with a nice chili-ginger glaze.

Entrees are in $15 to $18, very reasonable for the quality of ingredients and innovative creations. A favorite is the huevos rancheros, often overlooked on many menus, but a dinner staple at Uptown Market. The wonderful flavors that emanate from the smoky tomato salsa and the spicy potatoes, along with the rich egg yolks make this dish alone worth the trip. Another favorite is Creole shrimp served over “dirty rice” and corn maque choux. Also worth ordering is the grilled pork tenderloin, served with a tangy mango-ginger chutney hash and baby Bok Choy (grown in Johnston at Flying J Farm, a source of many Uptown Market vegetables). Other entrees include seafood, beef, chicken and pasta dishes, all creatively prepared.

Uptown has caramelized tomato-basil soup fresh daily, several salads ($4 to $7) with the addition of meats and or seafood optional. There’s a full range of sandwiches, one of the best being the grilled bacon turkey avocado (TBA) on house-made bread.

Desserts are all made in house and run $5.50 to $7. Sweets include Key Lime crème brulee, strawberry shortcake on a sweet potato buttermilk biscuit, chocolate chunk bread pudding, and more.

Diners may now imbibe with their lunch or dinner. Several wines by the glass are reasonably priced at $5.50 to $6.50, while bottles are a moderate $23 to $27. In addition to the full bar, there are six beers on draft, and more varieties in bottles.

Uptown Market

614-901-0334

www.theuptownmarket.org

Reservations: recommended on weekends

Kids menu available for $4 to $5

Hours: Closed Monday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday (bar open late); 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (brunch), Sunday.

 

Down to Business
Other business news- What's new in Westerville
A Perky Pair

AmyD fashion line now available at Java Central

Now you can find more than just great coffee at Java Central. AmyD, the funky and eclectic fashion line by Amy Dalrymple, has a new space in the Uptown coffee shop at 20 S. State St.

Dalrymple describes her shirts, skirts, handbags, accessories and aprons as “cool and wearable, a way to look good and be comfortable at the same time.”

Dalrymple’s line also can be found locally at Encircle, 30 N. State St., in Westerville, and at Wholly Craft, 3171 N. High St. For more information, visit www.madebyamyd.com.

New community bank opens in Westerville

The Guernsey Bank recently opened its second location in Central Ohio and its first in Westerville at 780 S. State St. The bank prides itself on being a non-corporate, relaxing place to visit, with comfortable chairs, coffee, newspapers and television.

“We call it ‘The Guernsey Way,’” says President Bob Patrella.

Epitomized in “The Guernsey Way” is easy accessibility to Patrella, customized loan programs, and longer hours than most banks. The bank is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.guernseybank.com or call 614-776-5300.

Ralphoto Studio Has Moved

Ralphoto Studio has moved from its former location at 48 N. State St. to a bigger space at 44 N. State St. The retail portrait studio specializes in senior and children’s portraits, family portraiture, commercial photography, and teams and community events.

“We’re still the same old people, we’ve just moved and changed some things,” says Owner Alan Geho. For more information, visit www.ralphoto.com or call 614-882-1842.

Meza, a specialty and gourmet food shop, will occupy Ralphoto’s former space.

 

Down to Business
Other business news
What's new in Westerville
A Perky Pair

AmyD fashion line now available at Java Central

Now you can find more than just great coffee at Java Central. AmyD, the funky and eclectic fashion line by Amy Dalrymple, has a new space in the Uptown coffee shop at 20 S. State St.

Dalrymple describes her shirts, skirts, handbags, accessories and aprons as “cool and wearable, a way to look good and be comfortable at the same time.”

Dalrymple’s line also can be found locally at Encircle, 30 N. State St., in Westerville, and at Wholly Craft, 3171 N. High St. For more information, visit www.madebyamyd.com.

New community bank opens in Westerville

The Guernsey Bank recently opened its second location in Central Ohio and its first in Westerville at 780 S. State St. The bank prides itself on being a non-corporate, relaxing place to visit, with comfortable chairs, coffee, newspapers and television.

“We call it ‘The Guernsey Way,’” says President Bob Patrella.

Epitomized in “The Guernsey Way” is easy accessibility to Patrella, customized loan programs, and longer hours than most banks. The bank is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.guernseybank.com or call 614-776-5300.

Ralphoto Studio Has Moved

Ralphoto Studio has moved from its former location at 48 N. State St. to a bigger space at 44 N. State St. The retail portrait studio specializes in senior and children’s portraits, family portraiture, commercial photography, and teams and community events.

“We’re still the same old people, we’ve just moved and changed some things,” says Owner Alan Geho. For more information, visit www.ralphoto.com or call 614-882-1842.

Meza, a specialty and gourmet food shop, will occupy Ralphoto’s former space.

 

 

 

 

 

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