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Ohio’s Own: Let It Yo… (Snowville Yogurt Part II)

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Let It Yo… (Snowville Yogurt Part II)

A little over a year ago, Snowville Creamery’s yogurt hit the market. It was offered in two flavors: plain and vanilla. True to Snowville form, the vanilla and plain yogurts were outlandishly creamy; divine, even. But in a world where lots of yogurts earn crowns of gummi worms and oreo crumbles, the un-polluted yogurts had […]

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Food Truck Review: Teodora’s Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Food Truck Review: Teodora’s Kitchen

After a long, hard winter, Food Truck Season is just starting to bloom again in Columbus. This is the year to try Teodora’s Kitchen. Teodora’s Kitchen is a great big, golden yellow Panamanian food truck. The portable kitchen has weathered winter’s hostility by teaming with a couple of local businesses: Seventh Son Brewing Company for […]

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School Issues: A Helpful Standardized Test?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: A Helpful Standardized Test?

Standardized testing is a hot issue on the local education scene. A growing number of Columbus parents are concerned that too much time and effort is dedicated in schools to standardized tests. In the midst of the controversy, researchers at The Ohio State University have announced the findings of a study that indicates at least […]

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Ohio’s Own: The Dips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: The Dips

Chips and dips know no season. The duo is a requirement at every party, and an easy contribution to bring to any potluck. So, do it with a little panache and go Ohio on those dips. Even if Ohio is not the original culinary home of something on the lines of salsa, it’s not like […]

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Restaurant Review: La Tavola

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: La Tavola

La Tavola has a big, beloved history on the local dining scene. Originally an establishment in Powell, it moved over onto Riverside Drive for a few years. Then, in 2009, it stopped existing altogether while the owners started a restaurant project called Knead down in the Short North Now in 2014, La Tavola rides again. […]

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Treat To Try: 7 Layer Bars

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat To Try: 7 Layer Bars

It’s probably true: Seven Layer Bars, the best cookies in the universe, are easy to make. Lots of nice grandmas make them for lots of nice people. However, the act of cookie baking is an activity that’s best for 1) People who like to follow instructions or 2) People with a knack for subtlety in […]

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School Issues: Un-Gifting Neighborhood Schools

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Un-Gifting Neighborhood Schools

Back in 2012, local media reported that Columbus City Schools had been steadily losing gifted students. In the 2006-7 school year, 25% of the district’s students were gifted. By 2012, the gifted numbers had declined to only 16% of the population. It looks like the district may need to brace for another exodus. One of […]

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