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Ohio’s Own: Pierogi Mountain

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Pierogi Mountain

You might know Pierogi Mountain from its ongoing gig at Café Bourbon Street. It doesn’t just do the regular ol’ cheese and potato version of the hot-pockets, it offers versions of pierogi to the hungry masses in funky flavors such as Reuben, Spring Roll and Jalapeño Popper too. For those who can’t make the Bourbon […]

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Restaurant Review: DareDevil Dogs

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: DareDevil Dogs

DareDevil Dogs opened its doors in a South Campus crevice that’s about perfect for a hot dog joint. The former home of Commonwealth Sandwich Bar boasts a no-frills, edgy décor featuring just a few window seats for dining in. You’d want to schedule your visit at off-hours to score a spot in on of those […]

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Treat to Try: Soodles Brownies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Soodles Brownies

Now that the holiday eating season has ended, the time of the great purge has begun. New Year’s resolutions often focus around diet things, and there’s a host of fun themes to follow. Soodles Bake Shop makes goodies that are compatible with almost every purge theme. Of course, Soodles doesn’t aim to be a fad-diet […]

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Restaurant Review: Hot Chicken Takeover

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hot Chicken Takeover

A formal Columbus Underground Hot Chicken Takeover Review: it’s about cluckin’ time. Sure, HCT has been around for a while, but in a most disconcerting, unstable way. When it made its debut in 2014, prospective guests had to follow news briefs that detailed the weekend location and time of the chicken joint’s operation. Then, there was […]

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Ohio’s Own: Ballreich’s Potato Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Ballreich’s Potato Chips

Ballreich’s Potato Chips aren’t just rippled, they’re “marcelled”. Spellcheck doesn’t like marcelled. It keeps trying to make it something ridiculous: “mar celled”. Look up the word “marcelled” on Google, and the first couple of matches are from the Ballreich’s website itself. Online dictionaries define “marcell” as a wavy hairstyle, popular in the 1920s. The people […]

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Treat to Try: Weiland’s Cheese Truffle Assortment

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Weiland’s Cheese Truffle Assortment

Chocolate and cheese might not sound like the most natural of pairings, but it’s not the most unnatural, either. The duo has alliteration going for it. Plus, good ol’ Paula Deen has been making chocolate fudge out of Velveeta for years. What could be better than Velveeta Fudge? How about Weiland’s new Cheese Truffle Assortment? […]

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Restaurant Review: Laughlin’s Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Laughlin’s Bakery

Laughlin’s Bakery has quite a backstory. It was once a home-baking operation run by a disabled opera singer (a casualty of a broken vocal chord). In August of 2014, it launched a Kickstarter bid for $35,000 to open a storefront business. If you know anything about Kickstarter, you know the profile of successful projects. While […]

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