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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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1831 Tavern Has Closed

Walker Evans Walker Evans 1831 Tavern Has Closed

Columbus Underground was notified last night that the 1831 Tavern (formerly known as The Jury Room, and also known as Balls for a brief period) appeared to be shuttered permanently with the restaurant’s sign painted over in black. Owner Joe Milano did not yet respond for comment about the news, but local business broker Randy […]

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Root Beer Round-Up: Whatever Floats Your Boat

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Root Beer Round-Up: Whatever Floats Your Boat

If ever there were a classic summertime treat, it’s the root beer float. There’s something simply sublime about the two-part harmony of fizzy soda and cool clumps of ice cream. But even with just two ingredients, there are lots of different ways for locals get their floats on. Old Fashioned: Johnson’s Ice Cream has been […]

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Restaurant Review: Izzy & Mo’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Izzy & Mo’s

For a brief moment in history, the King Avenue space next to Till was destined for doughnuts. And while the plans have since changed significantly, bialys and babka are pretty good consolation. Izzy & Mo’s is the new culinary project from Magdiale Wolmark and Cristin Austin, the team that brought Columbus renown restaurants such as […]

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Grandview Hop Adds Beer Garden, Lifts Open Container Laws

Walker Evans Walker Evans Grandview Hop Adds Beer Garden, Lifts Open Container Laws

If you’ve attended the monthly Grandview Hop event in the past and thought that it would be nice to carry a glass of wine or bottle of beer with you as you strolled from shop to shop, then you’ll be pleased to learn that you can finally get your wish. Members of Grandview Heights City […]

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