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Ohio’s Own: Granola Cookie Crumble

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Granola Cookie Crumble

Overheard at the grocer: “I’m really getting into artisanal granola.” This was followed by the horrified realization that those words, those pretentious words, came from my own mouth. It’s sad but true — there is some really good artisanal granola out there. To wit: the goods I profiled here and here. While definitions of “artisanal” can […]

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Restaurant Review: The Pit BBQ Grille

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Pit BBQ Grille

In terms of scratching the summertime barbecue itch, The Pit BBQ Grille is a worthy destination. The joint made its debut on Cleveland Avenue less than a year ago, a project involving a crew of former OSU football players. College football seems like a promising marketing angle in Columbus, but guests at the eatery wouldn’t […]

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Ohio’s Own: Arabica Cafe Mocha

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Arabica Cafe Mocha

If you subscribe to something called The Law of Excluded Middle, then the world of drinkers can be divided into two groups: coffee purists, and those who are not coffee purists. Coffee purists typically appreciate differences in particular coffee bean roasting styles and growing regions. Generally speaking, purists have less appreciation for coffee shop beverages […]

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Restaurant Review: Blaze Pizza

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Blaze Pizza

With the addition of a newish Worthington location, Columbus is now home to two Blaze Pizza establishments. It’s a fast casual chain where guests move down the order line, picking pizza toppings as a staffer builds their pies. Lebron James is one of the investors in Blaze, so if you’re going to visit Lebron’s pizza […]

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Ohio’s Own: Pork & Pickles

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Pork & Pickles

The alliteration in Pork & Pickles’ moniker is a promising start. But before you notice its name, the hues of its wares stand out in the refrigerator case. The business pickles everything: bright magenta beets, golden curry cauliflower, shiny onions, glowing orange carrot wedges, green jalapeño slices. You name it, it’s probably there in a […]

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Restaurant Review: Stack’d

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Stack’d

There is a world of opportunity inside Stack’d. The spot looks like a standard quick-service downtown joint, but it might as well be a super-cafeteria when it comes to menu options. Name any build your own spot, and Stack’d can build more: sandwiches, lettuce wraps, pasta, pizza, salad and chips from a variety of cultural […]

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Treat to Try: Uncle Giant

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Uncle Giant

Before we get to the cookies, let’s just say this: Uncle Giant’s got game. Serious game. It’s sometimes difficult to get near its products at Farmers’ Markets, because the proprietors are surrounded with an unending supply of customers, fully engaged in animated conversations about its wares. In addition to the team’s interpersonal skills, the products […]

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