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Restaurant Review: Black Point

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Black Point

Black Point is… ritzy. That would be expected in a Hyde Park project. The bartenders hustle around in old school vests, the servers wear classic white shirts. Still, since seafood is a headliner here, there was a faint but earnest hope of a restoration of the walk-over aquarium from the Liu Pon Xi days. No […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Pumpkin Pie Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Pumpkin Pie Edition

In a deathmatch, how hard can it be to pick a pumpkin pie? You don’t want the answer to that question. You want a clear winner. You get one shot, one buy, to bring the perfect pumpkin pie to the holiday dinner. The family is depending on wise choices to go with all that whipped […]

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Restaurant Review: Mazah Mediterranean Eatery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Mazah Mediterranean Eatery

Everyone in the restaurant looked so happy. And they were all getting their orders so quickly: steaming plates of succulent meats and vibrant vegetables kept hustling by, all to the delight of eaters seated at nearby tables. Except at one table that sat barren, save for glasses of water with mint. Of course, it was […]

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Restaurant Review: The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

Holy guacamole, those people out on Johnstown Road really needed a Cameron Mitchell Restaurant. The (CMR) Barn is positively teeming with humanity. The community’s new destination is huge and, well… barn-like. But even with an equally giant parking lot, there aren’t enough available spots to house the nonstop parade of vehicles. So, for savvy guests, […]

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Judgment Day: School Lunch

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Judgment Day: School Lunch

Adults like to have opinions on school lunch programs. The food should be organic. The food should be farm-fresh. The food should be low fat and nutrient dense. It needs to be more like the spa menu at Canyon Ranch. The food should be all sorts of things, but at the end of the day, […]

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Restaurant Review: Club 185

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Club 185

Club 185 doesn’t need publicity. It’s rarely empty, the spot feeds the business crowd at lunch time, and morphs into a busy bar by happy hour. Getting a seat is often a matter of timing things right; that is, arriving at the moment a table is vacated. But when you get a craving for a […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Mac(aron) Attack!

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Mac(aron) Attack!

Hello Macarons. For the longest time, it was difficult to understand why people described macarons with such loving superlatives. They’re cookies, fine. But they don’t seem to require chocolate or gobs or butter or other things that make cookies worth eating. Then one day, the second most beloved contributor for Columbus Underground (2013) issued the […]

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