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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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Restaurant Review: Tatoheads Public House

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Tatoheads Public House

Hal & Al’s was on the official CU review go-see list for a long time. Too long: it closed its doors this summer and became Tatoheads Public House. Hal & Al’s served only vegan-friendly food. Tatoheads does not — it puts meat on the plate. For eaters, the change isn’t necessarily a bad thing unless […]

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CCS Board to Vote on Bonus for Former Principal Involved in Data Scandal

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott CCS Board to Vote on Bonus for Former Principal Involved in Data Scandal

As Columbus City Schools continues to work on restoring public trust, it will be making some interesting moves at its board meeting tomorrow night. After the district acted to recall bonuses the district formerly awarded to teachers just two weeks ago, it is now announcing a new wave of financial awards for employees, both present and […]

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Treat to Try: Loralie’s Baking Co. Brownies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Loralie’s Baking Co. Brownies

Lots of people don’t like cake, but it’s hard to find a person who won’t eat a brownie. Always the first to disappear at potluck dessert tables, there’s something about the density and soft intensity of the treat that makes it irresistible. So, it’s hard to go wrong with Loralie’s Baking Co. Brownies. The bakery […]

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Restaurant Review: Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille

The new Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille is doing its own thing down in the Brewery District. Sure, it’s from the same good people who created a legendary joint in Pearl Alley, famous for empanadas and a cilantro sauce that people will spill blood over. But the new digs are a little glitzier. It’s more Frida […]

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