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Columbus Dispatch: Behind the Menu

The owners of Kolache Republic are seeking a higher profile. After three years in business, they have built a loyal customer base in their Brewery District neighborhood. But getting noticed across the region has proved somewhat of a challenge. Read more
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Columbus Dispatch: On Restaurants

An Eastern European specialty has arrived in central Ohio, by way of Texas. Kolache Republic, a bakery and cafe specializing in kolaches, opened on July 18 at 730 S. High St… Read more
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Columbus Underground: Kolache Republic Opening Retail Store

When we first found out about Kolache Republic way back in November of 2011, we learned not just what a Kolache even is (a puff pastry of Eastern European decent that can be either sweet or savory) but also that this local mobile business had plans to eventually become a brick-and-mortar store. This April, their…
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Columbus Underground: Kolache Plans to Grow

Until recently, finding a kolache in Central Ohio was practically impossible. All of that changed when Kolache Republic came on the scene to serve these ethnic treats at local farmers markets. Now, armed with a food cart, they’ve taken their business to the streets with eventual plans to open a retail location in 2012… Read…
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Fox 28: Cam Around Town

Good Day Columbus feature reporter was live at popular breakfast spots around Columbus with Dr. Breakfast, Nick Dekker! Read more
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Breakfast with Nick: Three to Try

Here’s the deal: my birthday is this weekend, and whenever it gets close to my birthday, I feel entitled. So for this week’s Three To Try I wanted to talk about three of my favorite breakfast dishes around Columbus. Never tried them? Then consider it your birthday gift to me to go and eat them…
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Columbus Parent: Kolache Republic

On Saturday mornings, our family often debates whether to get doughnuts or bagels. Alex, our resident sweet tooth, always votes doughnuts while Nick, who favors salty foods over dessert, clamors for bagels. We recently found a happy medium at Kolache Republic, a bakery in the Brewery District that serves kolaches, a doughy Czech pastry. Alex…
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Good Day Columbus: Kolache Republic Bakery

Good Day Columbus visits Kolache Republic and talks about learning to bake. Read more
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Breakfast with Nick: Kolache Republic Video Visit

In case you missed it on Saturday, my second segment on 10TV aired, with me and Karina Nova visiting Kolache Republic in the Brewery District… Read more
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Columbus Underground: Restaurant Review

The Kolache is a Texas thing. Who knew? Okay, it’s not really Texan, it’s Czech — but the baked good is popular in popular in parts of Texas, it comes to Columbus by way of a trio who discovered it in Texas… and the thought that the Taco State is also the Kolache State is…
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Kolaches: The Next Big Thing in Pastries and The Tex-Czech Community Behind Them

From smithsonianmag.com Despite recent flirtations with secession and even being accidentally listed as a foreign destination by the State Department, Texas is not its own country. The Republic of Texas may have dissolved in 1845, but the Czech Republic of Texas is doing better than ever, thanks to a surge in interest in Tex-Czech’s most…
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Eight Delicious Facts About Kolaches

From mentalfloss.com If you’ve lived in Texas (or are lucky enough to have a grandmother from Moravia) you may be familiar with kolaches, the Czech pastry made of yeasted dough and traditionally filled with apricot, prune, poppy seed, or sweet cheese. These delicious treats have a European heritage and a very American following deep in the…
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