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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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Restaurant Review: The Walrus Kitchen & Public House

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Walrus Kitchen & Public House

For a while there, it seemed like the secret to recipe-success was adding bacon. Bacon t-shirts, bacon festivals, bacon in baklava, bacon jelly, bacon sprinkles for ice cream: the modes of celebrating the substance are endless. People love their bacon. All the same, when it comes to the newbie Walrus Kitchen & Public House, the […]

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Restaurant Review: Tai Tiki Polynesian Bar Grill & Sushi

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Tai Tiki Polynesian Bar Grill & Sushi

Lots of people have lots of fond memories of The Kahiki. Per the stories, it was an immersive Polynesian experience with waterfalls and birds and indoor thunderstorms. And while the days of the kitschy light shows are far behind, the menu theme has returned at Thai Tiki in the Short North. Not just the edible […]

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Brunch Review: Ethyl & Tank

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Brunch Review: Ethyl & Tank

Of the empire that built The Crest, The Market Italian Village and Alchemy, Ethyl & Tank is the golden child. Of course, good people can disagree. The ritzier, more artisan-y spots with gardens and gourmet fare have ardent supporters, and for good reason. All the same, there’s something to be said for a stop that […]

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Ohio’s Own: Root 23 Simple Syrup

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Root 23 Simple Syrup

There’s nothing simple about Root 23′s “simple syrups”. They’re more complex than the regular syrups you might find at the store or coffee shop. We’re not talking about “Hazelnut” or “Vanilla”, Root 23 makes syrups in flavors such as Grapefruit Basil and Cucumber Habanero. The syrups just hit the stores this spring. Root 23′s wares […]

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