Our City Online

Articles by Miriam Bowers Abbott

Restaurant Review: Roots Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Roots Cafe

You don’t have to buy into Roots Cafe’s mission, in order to appreciate the food. That said, an evaluation of the edibles alone offers only a tiny window into what it’s all about. Roots Cafe was developed with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank inside Reeb Avenue Center on the South side. The center is in an […]

No Comments

Treat to Try: Giorgio Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Giorgio Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Giorgio Cookie Company is a little bakery that set up shop in Bellaire, Ohio a few years ago. It’s made a name for itself with its biscotti and fussy cookies. And while biscotti can be an acquired taste, and a lifetime of pretty cookies has taught some scarring lessons about the deceptiveness of pretty party […]

No Comments

Treat to Try: Gluten-Free Twinkies from Bake Me Happy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Gluten-Free Twinkies from Bake Me Happy

Twinkies and Oatmeal Pies; they’re not all bad. Sure, the sanctimonious are endlessly horrified at anyone’s professed love for the packaged, processed treats. That’s all the more reason to love Hostess and Little Debbie. How about this, then? You can score a gluten-free, cream-filled, tube-shaped pastry sponge cake that’s locally made here in Columbus. Look […]

No Comments

Restaurant Review: Tacos Fogoncito

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Tacos Fogoncito

If there’s a famous taco joint in town, it’s probably Los Guachos. The Food Network put it on the map when it celebrated the top five tacos in the nation, and Los Guachos made that list, earning kudos for its al pastor version of the classic. Unsurprisingly, the place is popular with local eaters too. […]

2 Comments

Ohio’s Own: Crazy Richard’s Cashew Butter

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Crazy Richard’s Cashew Butter

The label on Crazy Richard’s jar of cashew butter promises that it’s “Worth the stir!” It better be. For a consumer of typical cheap nut-butters and nutellas, it is a serious investment of time and effort to get all that oil at the top of the jar incorporated into the compacted cashew solids at the […]

1 Comment

Ohio’s Own: Rowdy Kitty Rub

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Rowdy Kitty Rub

Up until now, Grumpy Goat Chocolate Dope reigned supreme in the world of Ohio edibles with fabulously bizarre names. Then Rowdy Kitty Rub moved into the line of site. It’s not for kitties or rubbing on kitties, it’s for peoples. It’s a seasoning mix made by Mom’s Gourmet out of Newbury, Ohio. Mom’s Gourmet makes […]

No Comments

Restaurant Review: Leone’s Pizza

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Leone’s Pizza

Are you ready for more pizza? The first visit to Leone’s was hot on the heels of a stinging defeat at the first annual Best Bites: Pizza event. Guests at the event voted for Cincinnati-based chain Dewey’s as the best pie in town; better than any local mom n’ pop operation. Ouch. Dewey’s puts out […]

2 Comments

1 2 3 56