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Best Bites Breakdown: Mad Macs

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Best Bites Breakdown: Mad Macs

“Not pretty. Always tasty.” So goes the slogan of bakery Mad Macs, whose French macarons make up in flavor for what they lack in presentation. Macarons are notoriously fickle to make, and can be a hair-pulling experience for even the most seasoned bakers. Renee Kinkopf, owner of Mad Macs, perfected her macaron technique as a […]

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Best Dessert of 2014: Pistacia Vera

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Dessert of 2014: Pistacia Vera

Pistacia Vera has not only taken the crown in 2014 as the city’s best bakery, they’ve also won for the fourth year in a row in our category for best desserts in Columbus. The nomination is certainly deserving, as the local bakery features a wide variety of treats ranging from eclairs to tarts to fruit […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Mac(aron) Attack!

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Mac(aron) Attack!

Hello Macarons. For the longest time, it was difficult to understand why people described macarons with such loving superlatives. They’re cookies, fine. But they don’t seem to require chocolate or gobs or butter or other things that make cookies worth eating. Then one day, the second most beloved contributor for Columbus Underground (2013) issued the […]

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Angry Baker to Close and Relaunch in January

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Angry Baker to Close and Relaunch in January

On January 6, 2014, The Angry Baker, the popular Olde Towne East bakery and bistro located at 891 Oak Street, will celebrate four years in business. In anticipation of this grand event, the store will be closed from January 1st – January 5th for a face lift and new outlook. For starters, The Angry Baker […]

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Pistacia Vera Joins The North Market Family

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Pistacia Vera Joins The North Market Family

It’s been almost a decade now since Pistacia Vera joined Columbus’ artisan bakery scene, and in that time, they’ve left quite an impression. Guests flock to the German Village store, located at 541 South Third Street, in droves, for their regular fixes of macarons, croissants, tarts, and tortes. First opened in the Short North under […]

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Treat to Try: Double Chocolate S’mores Parisian Macaron

Anne Evans Anne Evans Treat to Try: Double Chocolate S’mores Parisian Macaron

We like to try everything s’mores here and when the new Double Chocolate S’mores Parisian Macarons popped up on Pâtisserie Lallier’s Facebook page, we had to get them. Apparently many of you thought the same, because the early delivers to Luck Bros Coffee and Grandview Grind disappeared quickly. So I placed an order with owner […]

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Treat to Try: Macaron Madness at Pistacia Vera

Anne Evans Anne Evans Treat to Try: Macaron Madness at Pistacia Vera

By now I’m sure most of you have tried at least one macaron by Pistacia Vera as they were voted Columbus Underground’s Best Dessert of 2012. If you haven’t tried one, now’s your chance because they are on special for $1 each for Dine Originals 10 Celebration Week. If you’d like to try all twelve, […]

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