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Ohio’s Own: Sunny Slope Orchard Applesauce

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Sunny Slope Orchard Applesauce

Now that the summer fruit and vegetable crops have waned a bit, Ohio apple season is in full bloom. Sure, you can score plenty of fresh-picked apples around the state, they’ll be predictably crisp and sweet (or tart, if that’s more your game). That said, those fresh-picked apples aren’t going to yield the comforting joys […]

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Restaurant Review: The Eagle

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Eagle

If The Eagle looks a little too moneyed to be an independent joint, you’re on to something. That’s not to say it’s part of the mega chain invasion that irks Short North purists. The joint does have some pre-Columbus history, though. It’s part of a diverse restaurant empire based in Cincinnati. There’s another Eagle down […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Jack’s Diner Versus Jack & Benny’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Jack’s Diner Versus Jack & Benny’s

What’s a Benny get ya? That is the question*. One short year ago, Downtown Columbus was Jack-less. Jack’s Diner, an institution in Lynn alley, was on a long-term hiatus. Jack & Benny’s, now on Broad, was still exclusively a north-side thing. But now, both joints are fully operational within a 90 second walk of each […]

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Restaurant Review: Bonifacio

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Bonifacio

Fans of Downtown’s Red Velvet Cafe now have an opportunity to expand their loyalties to a new near-Grandview eatery that’s operated by the same team. Bonifacio has made its Columbus debut, showcasing Filipino foods. The building is a standalone, with a packed parking lot indicating a warm reception for the establishment. Inside, it’s all big […]

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Columbus City Schools Levy by the Numbers: Part Two

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Columbus City Schools Levy by the Numbers: Part Two

The first installment of CCS Levy by the Numbers was published back in July when the measure was still in its developmental stages. Now the levy has been approved for the November ballot, and the district has launched into campaign mode. The effort has its own website, Facebook page, and volunteers who pass out pamphlets […]

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Treat to Try: Piece of Cake

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake is nothing new. It’s been a sweet staple in the Short North for years. The bakery has locked down an unassuming corner spot where you can’t really see its impressive wares from the street. Modest from the outside, Piece of Cake is bigger on the inside; walk through the doors, and a […]

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Review: Condado Columbus Commons

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Condado Columbus Commons

If memory serves correctly, the demise of the taco trend was personally predicted two years ago. At the time, tacos had already spread from their ubiquitous trucks to placement on every restaurant menu, in every form. Taco Tuesday was just too popular to last forever. Surely it had jumped the shark. Good thing nobody told […]

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