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Treat to Try: J-POPS

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: J-POPS

There’s just something about popsicles (or ice-pops, as “Popsicle” is evidently a brand name) that make them uniquely warm weather treats. While interest in ice cream weathers-the-weather, flavored ice starts being attractive right about… now. Columbus is home to an artisan ice-pop maker called J-POPS. It sells the individually-wrapped treats out of the freezer section […]

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Review: Destination Donuts

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Destination Donuts

Destination Donuts is finally a destination. Sure, you can argue that it’s been a destination for a while. Its wares have been available at the North Market on weekends, and at local coffee shops throughout the week. But c’mon, now it’s got a sign and a brick and mortar home on a Tuesday or Wednesday… […]

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School Issues: 2015 CCS Educators of the Year

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: 2015 CCS Educators of the Year

Last week’s annual Educator of the Year awards affords an opportunity to get a snapshot of some of the unusually-cool things about Columbus City Schools. To be sure, the evening’s main event was centered around honoring educators who have inspired peers and administrators. But the program leading up to the awards highlighted the works of […]

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The Cooking Caravan Asks: What’s in the Fridge?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott The Cooking Caravan Asks: What’s in the Fridge?

Televised chef challenges typically involve exotic ingredient combinations. Think in terms of developing recipes that incorporate live octopus, star anise, and artichokes; that’s what television producers usually offer to salivating viewing audiences. In Columbus, Cooking Caravan has launched a series of videos with a very different challenge: What’s in the fridge? It’s cooking on a […]

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Funding All DonorsChoose Projects in Columbus

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Funding All DonorsChoose Projects in Columbus

Stephen Colbert recently made some waves when he paid off all the DonorsChoose accounts in South Carolina. The dot-org website is devoted to collecting donations to fund classroom projects in public schools. Colbert’s on the board of the do-gooder organization, and he’s a native of the state. It makes sense that South Carolina teachers would […]

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Restaurant Review: The Chintz Room

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Chintz Room

Of the grande dames of the Columbus Food League, only the femmie Chintz Room remains standing. To be sure, in the wake of Surly Girl and Betty’s departures, there are still CFL joints such as Dirty Franks to feed you, but hot dogs don’t exactly say “GIRL POWER”. Though not upscale, The Chintz Room is […]

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Restaurant Review: Basil Thai, Brewery District Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Basil Thai, Brewery District Edition

The space inside 460 South Front feels familiar. It is familiar. It’s been the recent home of Front Street Bar & Grill and a Frezno revival. Walkable and urban: it seems like the address should be more successful than it has been for restaurants. Now the space hosts a Thai joint. Not just any Thai […]

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