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Unusual Eats: Tomato Jam and Banana Jam

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Tomato Jam and Banana Jam

Based in Bucyrus, Ohio, Cooper’s Mill makes lots of classical jams and jellies. There’s Apple Jelly, Apricot Jam, Blueberry Jelly. If it’s a fruit, the business has probably made jelly out of it. And that includes bananas: bananas are a fruit. That also includes tomatoes: tomatoes are a fruit. It’d be sad to pass up […]

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Treat to Try: Dana Lee’s Baked Goods

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Dana Lee’s Baked Goods

Farmers’ market season is in full swing, and while, for many shoppers, that means garden-fresh sweet corn and dewy greens, for other shoppers (cough) it means one thing. Cookies. Cookies-cookies-cookies everywhere. Because while farmers’ markets originated as a means for farmers to sell produce directly to buyers, they’ve evolved into great places for small baking […]

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Restaurant Review: Sababa Mediterranean Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Sababa Mediterranean Grill

Chipotle-styled restaurants are all-the-rage. We’ve got Piada covering the Italian angle with counter-made, custom piadas and pasta. We’ve got Bibibop covering the Asian options. And Sababa has stepped up for fans of Mediterranean fare. Sababa is actually not the first place in town to use the popular dining theme for pitas: a place called Mezze […]

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Clinton Elementary Exceeds Enrollment Capacity One Year After Annex Demolition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Clinton Elementary Exceeds Enrollment Capacity One Year After Annex Demolition

It’s been over a year since the Clinton annex was torn down at the Clinton Elementary School. At the time, there was heated debate. The Clintonville Area Commission requested a stay of demolition. Neighbors protested (and counter-protested), but the 1904 building moved into the history books at the end of June, 2014. Some wounds never […]

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Root Beer Round-Up: Whatever Floats Your Boat

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Root Beer Round-Up: Whatever Floats Your Boat

If ever there were a classic summertime treat, it’s the root beer float. There’s something simply sublime about the two-part harmony of fizzy soda and cool clumps of ice cream. But even with just two ingredients, there are lots of different ways for locals get their floats on. Old Fashioned: Johnson’s Ice Cream has been […]

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Restaurant Review: Izzy & Mo’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Izzy & Mo’s

For a brief moment in history, the King Avenue space next to Till was destined for doughnuts. And while the plans have since changed significantly, bialys and babka are pretty good consolation. Izzy & Mo’s is the new culinary project from Magdiale Wolmark and Cristin Austin, the team that brought Columbus renown restaurants such as […]

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Ohio’s Own: Two Daughters Sriracha Pickles

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Two Daughters Sriracha Pickles

Fermented and pickled foods must be all the rage now. Recent shopping discoveries have included Krazy Kraut’s jars of probiotic, fermented veggies, and Luna’s Kombacha. It’s not just big on the local scene, though, it’s a national trend. Two Daughters is a local operation that sells jars of goods sporting the declaration, “Local fermentation at […]

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