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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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TV Review: Stunning Storytelling in “Godless”

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: Stunning Storytelling in “Godless”

If you’ve seen any of the Godless trailers, you may think this show is a “feminist Western” about a town full of women. But that’s not what it’s about at all. It’s really a classic Western with some female-forward components. That’s not to say it’s bad. Godless, written and directed by Scott Frank, is an […]

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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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Bebe Miller’s Gripping, Evocative In a Rhythm at the Wexner Center

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Bebe Miller’s Gripping, Evocative In a Rhythm at the Wexner Center

Modern dance can be the most intimidating strain of contemporary art for the uninitiated. Bebe Miller’s masterful In a Rhythm serves as a perfect introduction for anyone who has yet to crack that language. More, this tight 75-minute piece does that without pandering, watering itself down, or neglecting the experienced eyes in the room. Every […]

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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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