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Restaurant Review: Tandoori Grill Xpress

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Tandoori Grill Xpress

Normally, a review of a hotel snack shop like G&Z Stores would be something a CU reader could expect on April Fool’s Day. The possibilities for writer snark are endless. From the faux chocolate on Nestle’s Butterfingers, to the lack of fresh-from-the-farm, locally sourced ingredients, it’s ripe for the picking. But this is not April. […]

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Unusual Eats: Mexican Corn (and Paletas and Tuna Ice Cream)

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Mexican Corn (and Paletas and Tuna Ice Cream)

The trip to Diamond’s Ice Cream started out as a mission for a Treat to Try article. A reader nominated its Paletas (Latin American popsicles) as a binge-worthy option well worth investigation. And the paletas are indeed worthy of investigation: extensive, obsessive, loving investigation. We’ll get to that. But off to the side of the […]

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Restaurant Review: Cataland Kuzina

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Cataland Kuzina

Cataland Kuzina isn’t particularly new, and it’s not particularly conveniently located -unless you happen to find yourself near the north end (and “end” means “dead-end”) of Hamilton Road. There, you’ll find the establishment in a lone strip mall surrounded by endless waves of track housing. But a tip on the CU discussion boards suggested that […]

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Restaurant Review: JC’s Just Chili

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: JC’s Just Chili

The Grandview area used to be the sort of place where you could find little mom n’pop eateries. Maybe not on the main drag, but just off the avenue, on the side streets in the neighborhood. It still is. It might be harder to find the places, blinded by the Winking Lizard and Starbucks signs, […]

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Ohio’s Own: New OH! Chips Flavors

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: New OH! Chips Flavors

OH! Chips is doing some funky things in the flavor department this summer. Known for its kettle and sweet potato chips, the chippery is now selling snacks in flavors such as Spicy Pineapple. OH! Chips are smaller in diameter than your average chip. They’re almost their own sort of thing, and so very far removed […]

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Treat to Try: Maple Mist Farm Cotton Candy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Maple Mist Farm Cotton Candy

I ran into a friend at the Clintonville Farmers’ Market. She was loaded down with a shopping bag full of cotton candy — she must have had ten of them in there. Smart woman, she’d just hit a stand called Maple Mist Farm, and that vendor only visits the market once a month: it’s wise […]

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Restaurant Review: BonChon Chicken

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: BonChon Chicken

“It isn’t merely today’s best chicken; it’s perfect, the best fried chicken I’ve ever had.” Those are the words from an Esquire food writer, about Bonchon’s chicken wings. You’ll find the same sort of superlatives in reviews from consumers on discussion boards and Yelp. The words seem sincere: there are lots of exclamation points. No […]

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