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Ohio’s Own: Woody’s Original Clamlube

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Woody’s Original Clamlube

For whatever reason, Woody’s Original Clamlube is not something you’d typically guess was an Ohio’s Own product. It looks more like something from California, which makes sense, because the lube also boasts California roots. Evidently, it’s local to both California and Ohio, with a label that proclaims its origins as Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco, […]

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Restaurant Review: Momo at the NoMa

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Momo at the NoMa

It’s been a season of switcheroos for the North Market. While its homegrown Little Eater and Hot Chicken Takeover operations have been spreading their wings (poultry pun possibilities noted) and opening satellite locations, the market recently imported a Momo Ghar spin-off from Morse Road’s international Saraga Market. That gives Columbus residents two spots to score […]

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Ohio’s Own: Asempe Bread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Asempe Bread

We’ve talked about this. The Downtown pop-ups at Hills Market for Asempe Kitchen are golden. True to pop-up form, the dining opportunities with the West African operation exist for only a few hours each week. Asempe’s pop-ups offer, at least, predictable hours on Wednesdays, so you know when to visit. But, should you develop a […]

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Restaurant Review: Pub Mahone Downtown

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Pub Mahone Downtown

Pub Mahone doesn’t scream Ireland at you. Inside the doors, at eye-level and at first glance, there are no obvious lucky charms, no clovers. Rather than something like Dropkick Murphys, the ambient background music might feature classic seventies rock. But look up, and there are lots of iconic flags fastened to the ceiling, along with […]

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Unusual Eats: The Chivito Sandwich

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: The Chivito Sandwich

Cuban sandwiches are good, but like Rubens and the Bahn Mi, they’ve had their day in the sun. Enter the Chivito. The discovery came, as discoveries often do, as the result of a happy accident. The original mission was to get empanadas from Cakes and More. The South American bakery has launched a worthy fried […]

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Ohio’s Own: Kalezees Kale Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Kalezees Kale Chips

Somehow, kale is still a thing. That’s pretty good news. In the world of food trends, it’s nice when something that’s hip is also freakishly nutritious. That’s not the case for mocha lattes and high octane craft beer. Raw kale is still frequently featured in smoothies and salads here in town. You don’t see it […]

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Restaurant Review: Eden Burger

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Eden Burger

Eden Burger is at its best, its very best, with its straight-up burger creations. And, as luck would have it, those sorts of things comprise the better part of its vegan menu. As a vegan operation, Eden Burger rejects not only meats, but all animal products; the house dining theme takes eggs and dairy off […]

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