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Restaurant Review: 6-1-Pho

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: 6-1-Pho

6-1-Pho’s name is cute and clearly soup-centric, but its meatballs steal the show. The corner stop in Clintonville is regularly packed full of customers learning the ropes of ordering at the fledgling fast-casual business. Like a Chipotle (et al.), 6-1-Pho features a cafeteria line where you can view your eating assembly options, before making any […]

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School Issues: Update on Clinton Elementary Enrollment

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Update on Clinton Elementary Enrollment

After news broke that Clinton Elementary was turning away neighborhood students due to overcrowding, the district has taken new steps to address the issue. And while none of those steps involve restoring the annex building that was demolished last year, the district will be adding classrooms. What follows is a correspondence from district spokesperson Scott […]

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Restaurant Review: Aab India in Bexley

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Aab India in Bexley

Bexley’s Aab India is the third Aab operation in Columbus. Aab entered the local dining market a few years ago in Grandview. Then it opened another spot on Sawmill, and now it’s joined the busy Bexley eating scene on Main Street. Although new to the neighborhood, the place is already popular. In a smaller space, […]

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Treat to Try: Brownie Points, Inc.

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Brownie Points, Inc.

How is it possible that we have not yet discussed Brownie Points? The local bakery set up shop years ago as a mail-order operation. It also operates a teeny storefront in a warehouse district out by Mount Carmel East. The business bakes brownies that are particularly good for a particular sort of eater: the chunk […]

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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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