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Treat to Try: Kiss of Orange Muffins

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Kiss of Orange Muffins

Straight up, the first bite of a Kiss of Orange Muffins is sort of surprising. They’re not sweet. The muffin marketplace is saturated with sugary sweeties made from cake-mix, so it’s natural to expect anything labeled as a muffin to conform. They look like totally normal muffins, but nope. What they are, however, are tender-crumbed […]

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Treat to Try: Fronana

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Fronana

Frozen dessert season is well upon us, and this year’s gourmet grocer shelves are stocked with a fun, new product: Fronana. It looks like your basic pint of ice cream, except it’s emblazoned with every possible eating-police icon: Vegan Friendly, Paleo Friendly, Diabetic Friendly, Dairy Free, Soy Free and Gluten Free. That’s because Fronana is […]

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Ohio’s Own: Big Axe Spice

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Big Axe Spice

It seems like the spice scene in Ohio is getting pleasantly edgy. Earlier this year, something called Rowdy Kitty Rub popped into view: that was certainly a curiosity-inspiring name for a peppery spice mix. But now… now we have something from Big Axe Spice on the tasting table. It’s the Hot Axe version; a spice […]

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Ohio’s Own: Formula O2

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Formula O2

The capitol city’s very own Formula O2 made its debut a couple of years ago in 2014 at the Arnold Sports Festival. Being a long-time detractor of hyped restorative or energy drinks like Gatorade and Rockstar, it was easy to ignore the new beverage. But eventually, curiosity sets in. It turns out that Formula O2 […]

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Lunch Review: Cafe Phenix

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Lunch Review: Cafe Phenix

First of all, it uses the French spelling. Let’s get that out of the way immediately, because the lack of “o” has potential to be distracting for grammar nerds (guilty). Cafe Phenix (without the o) set up shop Downtown on Gay street a couple of weeks ago. It offers all sorts of stuff. There’s an […]

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Restaurant Review: Mr. Pot

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Mr. Pot

If it’s not already a big thing, Hot Pot is on its way. Within the last year, Columbus has added three Hot Pot destinations to its line-up: Secret Vessel, Peking Hot Pot and the subject du jour: Mr. Pot in Kenny Centre. For the uninitiated, the hot pot concept is one that’s vaguely similar to […]

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Unusual Eats: The Hot Dog Bun at Ichiban Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: The Hot Dog Bun at Ichiban Bakery

This isn’t just any Hot Dog Bun. In honor of Memorial Day Weekend — the official kick-off of hot dog season — we have a very special Asian bakery Hot Dog Bun with the hot dog already baked inside. It’s from Ichiban in Kenny Centre. When it comes to Asian bakeries, most people mention Ichiban’s […]

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