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Restaurant Review: Ray Ray’s (Westerville)

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Ray Ray’s (Westerville)

Ray Ray’s has a drive thru in Westerville. Best known as a mobile food operation, it opened up the permanent north-end outlet in 2017. Having stood dutifully in line under the hot sun, in rain and biting winter winds, at its food truck, waiting for an order of Ray Ray’s ribs from the comforts of […]

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Treat to Try: Turkeyfoot Creek Creamery’s Carmello Ice Cream

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Turkeyfoot Creek Creamery’s Carmello Ice Cream

Goat cheese has long enjoyed its place in the sun in culinary circles. It goes on pizza, it goes in salads. It’s appeared pretty much everywhere any other sort of cheese might normally go. Outside of the cheese scene, goat milk itself has not been as universally integrated into dining menus. You don’t see goat […]

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Restaurant Review: Pat and Gracie’s Downtown Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Pat and Gracie’s Downtown Edition

Pat and Gracie’s was originally named for colorful characters in the history of Graceland, the shopping center that houses its first location. But now Pat and Gracie have gone wandering, setting up another restaurant Downtown in the digs formerly known as Lomonico’s. The new spot is every bit as appropriate for the operation as Graceland […]

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Ohio’s Own: Snack Sticks from Great Lakes Smoked Meats

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Snack Sticks from Great Lakes Smoked Meats

With the trendiness of low-carb diets, packaged beef sticks have been making a comeback. That is, they’re making comeback — if ever they were trendy. The original prototype Slim Jim snacks were invented in 1929 and have been a fixture in truck stops for generations. Ohio has its very own version: Great Lakes Meat Snack […]

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Restaurant Review: Fox in the Snow – German Village

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Fox in the Snow – German Village

Fox in the Snow Cafe, once a pioneering coffeehouse and bakery on North Fourth Street, opened the doors to its second location in a well-travelled foodie zone in German Village. The operation is as renown for its coffee as it is for its epic edibles, both savory and sweet. No surprise: The new location continues […]

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Art Review: Tim Reitenbach’s “Fake” at Angela Meleca Gallery

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Tim Reitenbach’s “Fake” at Angela Meleca Gallery

It has been one year since Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States. Not surprisingly, this milestone has elicited every version of retrospective analysis you might imagine. Broadcast journalists fall over themselves to reach out to the base and the resistance alike. Experts are invoked, data is described, and pundits contort […]

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Ohio’s Own: S’mores Fluffbutter

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: S’mores Fluffbutter

How’s that new year’s resolution going? The start of the year is always a big month for the health food industry. Of course, the term “health food” itself is relative. One healthy eater’s fat-free treat is another’s high-carb poison. Entering into the controversial fray is Fluffbutter, a Cincinnati product made by D’s Naturals (now No […]

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