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Treat to Try: Loralie’s Baking Co. Brownies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Loralie’s Baking Co. Brownies

Lots of people don’t like cake, but it’s hard to find a person who won’t eat a brownie. Always the first to disappear at potluck dessert tables, there’s something about the density and soft intensity of the treat that makes it irresistible. So, it’s hard to go wrong with Loralie’s Baking Co. Brownies. The bakery […]

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Restaurant Review: Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille

The new Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille is doing its own thing down in the Brewery District. Sure, it’s from the same good people who created a legendary joint in Pearl Alley, famous for empanadas and a cilantro sauce that people will spill blood over. But the new digs are a little glitzier. It’s more Frida […]

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Un-Bonusing the Teachers, Part Two

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Un-Bonusing the Teachers, Part Two

On Wednesday, the teachers of Columbus City Schools were notified that the district was recalling bonuses awarded for the 2010-11 school year. According to state auditor reports, administrators at CCS misrepresented school performance activities and manipulated data to improve ratings. Because the bonuses were the result of this dishonest behavior, the letter notified teachers that […]

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Three Local Halloween Candies to Fill Your Plastic Pumpkins With

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Three Local Halloween Candies to Fill Your Plastic Pumpkins With

Trick or treat, darlins’. It’s time to buy the Halloween candy. Sure, some people like to wait until October 31* for the big buy, but what’s the fun in that? Buying earlier in October lets you enjoy orange Kit Kats and pumpkin-shaped Reeses for the entire month. This is the year to put a little […]

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Restaurant Review: Cray Eatery & Drinkery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Cray Eatery & Drinkery

A restaurant with a menu that’s centered on an array of mini-burgers: sounds legit. Certainly, it’s as legitimate as a restaurant with a menu centered on chicken wings… or gourmet burgers, or pizza or ramen. Cray Eatery & Drinkery is the name of the new mini-burger joint. It’s set up shop in the Wonder Bread […]

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Columbus City Schools: Raw Data

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Columbus City Schools: Raw Data

Even when it’s from the most reliable of news sources, data is typically distilled through a particular lens. With the launch of www.knowyourcharter.com last week, consumers have easy access to statistics about local public school systems and charter schools. Consider the website’s information on Columbus City Schools. It reports that 93.2% of Columbus City Schools […]

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Unusual Eats: Wu Pie (Whoopie!)

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Wu Pie (Whoopie!)

Finally, there’s a place in town that makes a pizza in Wu-Tang Clan flavor. Yellow Brick Pizza rolled out a brand new pizza in September: Wu Pie. It is a Wu-Tang Clan inspired pizza, a collaboration between the pizza joint and fellow clan fan (and iconic local chef) Marcus Meacham. Reflecting the group’s debut album, […]

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