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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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Details, Details. Summer 2015 Group Exhibition at Angela Meleca Gallery

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Details, Details. Summer 2015 Group Exhibition at Angela Meleca Gallery

It’s good to remind ourselves that painting and sculpture often exert their own brand of physicality. They have a presence; a presence that stems in large part from the particular materials from which the objects are made. When it comes right down to it, painting and sculpture can be summed up as the deliberate and […]

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Art Review: Jack Whitten – Five Decades of Painting

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Art Review: Jack Whitten – Five Decades of Painting

This sweeping retrospective at The Wexner Center for the Arts provides an impressive overview of Jack Whitten’s career. Its 50 works dazzle with the wide variety of styles and techniques employed by Whitten, an artist who has been continually exploring new ways to exploit the properties of paint. “I cut paint, I laminate paint, I […]

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Restaurant Review: Tai Tiki Polynesian Bar Grill & Sushi

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Tai Tiki Polynesian Bar Grill & Sushi

Lots of people have lots of fond memories of The Kahiki. Per the stories, it was an immersive Polynesian experience with waterfalls and birds and indoor thunderstorms. And while the days of the kitschy light shows are far behind, the menu theme has returned at Thai Tiki in the Short North. Not just the edible […]

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Brunch Review: Ethyl & Tank

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Brunch Review: Ethyl & Tank

Of the empire that built The Crest, The Market Italian Village and Alchemy, Ethyl & Tank is the golden child. Of course, good people can disagree. The ritzier, more artisan-y spots with gardens and gourmet fare have ardent supporters, and for good reason. All the same, there’s something to be said for a stop that […]

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Art Review: Leah Frankel, Shed Series

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Art Review: Leah Frankel, Shed Series

The Shed is a delightfully DIY exhibition space tucked into the lovely back yard of a Clintonville home. Artist Blake Turner, who has worked extensively with non-permanent exhibitions and found spaces, claimed this little barn-like building and converted it into “an art space for realizing ideas.”  Although more casual, and certainly less commercial than traditional […]

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Restaurant Review: Flatiron’s New Menu

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Flatiron’s New Menu

To be honest, Flatiron Bar & Diner didn’t need to change a thing. It has a loyal following; lots of regulars, with familiar greetings and banter in the air. Its kitchen has always been known for gumbo and Cajun influenced food that’s just this side of fancy. If it’s not a dressy joint, it is […]

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