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Restaurant Review: Bar 145

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Bar 145

Did someone say poutine? Open for almost a year, Bar 145 updated its menu a few weeks ago, and the newest edition includes a poutine option: Loaded Poutine Fries ($8). Actually, it’s not just any old poutine option, the offering is made with duck meat and veal gravy: fancy poutine. Then again, the term “poutine” […]

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Restaurant Review: Mezcal Cantina & Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Mezcal Cantina & Grill

When it comes to judging Mexican restaurants, there are all sorts of measuring sticks… 1) Is it authentic? How similar is it to the cantina you visited in Cancun during spring break? Are intestines on the menu? 2) The quality of the chile releno. 3) How much free chips and salsa do you get? In […]

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Restaurant Review: Alchemy Juice Bar and Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Alchemy Juice Bar and Cafe

Some people eat reflexively: if food is appealing, down it goes. Others eat with rules, avoiding substances such as sugar, meat or gluten. Then there are those for whom food serves a function, it has to be balanced for the right energy or attention levels. It has to provide the right mix of the RDAs […]

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Restaurant Review: Toast Bar

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Toast Bar

The whole toast tasting bar idea seemed totally resistible. It was just too much. Too, too much. That was before visiting the new Toast Bar in Grandview. That was also before the realization that Toast Bar has bucked the number one dietary trend in the United States: gluten-free dining. Everything at Toast has gobs of […]

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School Issues: Teachers Hit the Jackpot in Columbus

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Teachers Hit the Jackpot in Columbus

Columbus is the best place for single women, the best place for African American families, one of the smartest cities in the nation, a perennial top-tenner on the fat list, and according to new research, it’s home to some of the most well-compensated teachers in the United States. Time to celebrate, right? Or not. Media […]

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Ohio’s Own: Hartzler Dairy Egg Nog

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Hartzler Dairy Egg Nog

Nog time. Christmas took over all the local stores on October 31, so there’s no possible way that a hit or two of egg nog could be rushing the season. In fact, it’s already snowed this year: might as well drink a whole gallon of the stuff. Conveniently, Hartzler Dairy’s Egg Nog hit the local […]

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School Issues: The End of Arts and Phys Ed?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: The End of Arts and Phys Ed?

About a month ago, the entire activist world went ballistic with a rumor that the State Board of Education would be approving a measure that would give local school districts more control over staffing in elementary schools. The measure wasn’t actually on the agenda, but that didn’t stop the rumors or protests. It didn’t help […]

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