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Brunch Restaurant Review: South Village Grille

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Brunch Restaurant Review: South Village Grille

South Village Grille made its debut on Thurman earlier this year, opening in the former home of the longstanding Easy Street Cafe. The project is part of the same restaurant group that hosts Old Skool and Local Cantina. All the same, South Village couldn’t be more different from its cohorts. While the co-establishments are hang-outs, […]

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Ohio’s Own: Stan Evans Whole Wheat Crackers

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Stan Evans Whole Wheat Crackers

Stan Evans Bakery has an ardent fan club for its crackers. It’s a formal baking operation in Grandview with the requisite array of grainy loaves of bread, and crackers are a road less well-travelled by local bakeries. At Stan Evans, however, the crackers are so good, they’re distributed and sold at local grocers such as […]

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Unusual Eats: TEAshots

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: TEAshots

It’s hard to categorize TEAshots Ache Ease. While it’s certainly edible or drinkable, it’s more like an Ohio produced pharmaceutical, except it’s all natural, and it has one of those labels that says, “This product has not been tested by the FDA…not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” As the season of […]

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Treat to Try: Miss Cristy’s Maple Oat Scones

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Miss Cristy’s Maple Oat Scones

There’s no real middle ground on scones. It seems like they turn out one of two ways: either they’re lusciously dense, perhaps packed with savory or sugary nuggets, or they’re pretty much stale biscuit triangles. Fortunately, Miss Christy’s Bakery makes scones that fall in the former category, even a day after purchase*. The operation’s scones […]

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Restaurant Review: Way Down Yonder

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Way Down Yonder

United Provision Meat Company (a.k.a. Columbus Food Hub) is now home to not one, but two eating establishments. What the Waffle holds down the fort mornings through middays, serving waffly breakfast sandwich concoctions. Way Down Yonder takes the reigns at noon for lunch and dinner. The project promises authentic gumbo and southern food, and it […]

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Ohio’s Own: Cleveland-Based Ohio City Pasta

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Cleveland-Based Ohio City Pasta

Ohio City Pasta is a Cleveland-based operation that’s been making ready-to-cook pasta since 1990. Here in Columbus, you can find its products at farmers’ markets and at the fancier Giant Eagle locations. As always, the success of any ready-to-cook item depends on the competence of the cook who prepares it. That is to say, there’s […]

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Treat to Try: Cookies n’ Cream Cheesecake from Sweet Cheese

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Cookies n’ Cream Cheesecake from Sweet Cheese

Sweet Cheese has a couple of tag lines on its business cards: “Eat sweet cheese” and “Committed to Cheesecakes.” Having never really considered cheesecake as a “sweet cheese,” the first motto is attention getting. Having tried out the bakery’s goods, the second motto is deliciously obvious. Sweet Cheese makes cheesecakes in a variety of fantastical […]

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