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Opinion: 5 Takeaways From The Holy Chicken Incident

Michael Jones Michael Jones Opinion: 5 Takeaways From The Holy Chicken Incident

Morgan Spurlock’s website lists his occupation as “writer, director and producer”. It could just as easily note, “raconteur, merry prankster and provocateur” based on past history. What hasn’t always been clear is his investigative methodology and the lengths that he is willing to go to prove a point. Spurlock’s announcement last week that his four […]

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Ohio’s Own: Lopaus Point Waffles

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Lopaus Point Waffles

Lopaus Point Waffles appear to be a hot new thing. While the Lopaus website mentions some sort of a Maine connection, the waffles are actually locally grown (made in Columbus). Notable is the Lopaus label’s proclamation that the waffles have no gluten, dairy, soy or added sugar. What’s left to enjoy? Well something that still comes […]

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Shoppers Disagree on What it Means to “Buy Local”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Shoppers Disagree on What it Means to “Buy Local”

As fevered as people are about their love for Ohio and Columbus, a poll posted by Columbus Underground and related research revealed that many aren’t sure how to show their support for local businesses, or even what makes a business “local.” The survey asked readers what they look for when shopping locally and what criteria […]

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Sriracha Pickles, Bacon Salsa, and 10 Other Things You Didn’t Know Were Made in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sriracha Pickles, Bacon Salsa, and 10 Other Things You Didn’t Know Were Made in Ohio

When you think about supporting local businesses at your grocery store of choice, you might know to reach for some of the more obvious Ohio-made products like Marzetti Salad Dressings, Snowville Creamery Milk or White Castle sliders in the freezer section — but there’s actually a whole lot more to be found if you know […]

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Poll: What Does “Local” Mean to You?

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Poll: What Does “Local” Mean to You?

It’s not uncommon for Columbus entrepreneurs to have more than one business, restaurant or retail store. Individuals, partners and groups are known to employ a variety of restaurant or retail concepts or open multiple locations of existing concepts. With Columbusites opening venues around the city that offer local, national and foreign goods and expanding their […]

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Eat Right: Great Vegetarian Dishes in Columbus

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: Great Vegetarian Dishes in Columbus

Dining out as a vegetarian can be challenging. Those who choose not to eat meat often have to settle for the menu’s one token vegetarian option. Other chefs opt for getting creative with seasonal vegetarian specials, but diners who like to research menus ahead of time will find it hard to plan ahead. Here’s a […]

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New Short North Grocery Store Working Toward Summer Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Short North Grocery Store Working Toward Summer Opening

The new Oats and Barley Market has delayed its grand opening a bit, but their reasoning will likely make it worth the longer wait for customers who are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new Short North grocery store. Co-Owner and Manager Shannon Sano told Columbus Underground that due to neighborhood feedback, they’re re-tooling the business model […]

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