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Ohio’s Own: Snowville’s Spice Nog

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Snowville’s Spice Nog

When you grow up under the wings of a bona fide food scientist, the world of food is filled with danger. Eggnog is seldom on the menu, because traditional recipes call for raw eggs, and raw eggs can kill you. Store-bought eggnog is another story. It uses fancier production methods that preclude weird contamination. All […]

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Restaurant Review: Momo Ghar

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Momo Ghar

Saraga International Grocery is a bona fide wonderland on Morse Road. First, it’s huge. Second, every aisle features the cuisine of different countries. In fact, so far we’ve found Oreos from three different countries in three different aisles. Third, it’s home to Momo Ghar. There actually seems to be several spots-within-the-spot. There’s a Mexican bakery […]

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Review: Curry Up Indian Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Curry Up Indian Grill

According to the opening press reports, Curry Up is designed to bring Indian food to a wider audience here in Columbus. That particular motivation was attention getting, mostly because, it’s always seemed like Indian Food has had strong representation here in town. Among other things, the cultural cuisine is home of the most popular lunch-time […]

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Restaurant Review: Blind Lady Tavern

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Blind Lady Tavern

Blind Lady Tavern opened on Mound Street in a spot that has seen lots of action in the last five years. It had a stint in the Liz Lessner empire as The Jury Room. After the Jury Room closed, a meatball spot called “Balls” was going to move in, but when public reception of the […]

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Test Drive: Sriracha Big Mac

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Test Drive: Sriracha Big Mac

It has to start here: TWO ALL BEEF PATTIES SPECIAL (SPICY) SAUCE LETTUCE CHEESE PICKLES ONIONS ON A SESAME SEED BUN. Okay then, today is the first day that the Sriracha Big Mac made its appearance at local McDonald’s. As is now the custom, Columbus eaters are helping the company test market its newest offering. […]

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Ohio’s Own: Lopaus Point Waffles

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Lopaus Point Waffles

Lopaus Point Waffles appear to be a hot new thing. While the Lopaus website mentions some sort of a Maine connection, the waffles are actually locally grown (made in Columbus). Notable is the Lopaus label’s proclamation that the waffles have no gluten, dairy, soy or added sugar. What’s left to enjoy? Well something that still comes […]

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Restaurant Review: Press Pub on Fifth

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Press Pub on Fifth

The Press Grill expanded its empire this spring and opened a spot up on Fifth Avenue. People who don’t like parking in the Short North will be pleased to find that Press #2 has its very own parking lot, along with outdoor seating, and a pretty traditional, darkish pub atmosphere inside. The new Press Pub […]

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