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Restaurant Review: Addella’s on Oak

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Addella’s on Oak

Addella’s on Oak is a second act of sorts from Angry Baker. The latter closed the doors on its original location back in 2019, after a decade in the business of creating epic cinnamon rolls, pastries, and sandwiches. When the Baker first debuted, it was part of a pioneering eatery initiative on Oak Street. Addella’s marks a […]

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Ohio’s Own: Seaworthy Breads

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Seaworthy Breads

Seaworthy is an intriguing moniker for a local bakery. First, because Columbus is pretty landlocked. And also, the term usually describes boats. And outside of being ‘B’ words, bread and boats don’t have much in common.  It’s a play on words, though. The Seaworthy team came here from Seattle, Washington, and the name is a hat tip to […]

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Treat to Try: Angie’s Rainbow Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Angie’s Rainbow Cookies

This month the calendar brings us another sweet holiday: Valentine’s Day. And this year, we have a new entry on the sweets marketplace, Angie’s Rainbow Cookies.  While Rainbow Cookies might be newer on the local scene, the culinary category dates back to the turn of the last century (so, the 1900s). According to the internet, Italian […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Barrio vs. Condado

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Barrio vs. Condado

The comparison between Barrio Tacos and Condado Tacos is inevitable: Both spots offer up a check-list oriented DIY taco menu…and both spots sport a Day of the Dead decor theme. (There’s some history behind those similarities.) For a scientific comparison, it would make the most sense to use their respective ordering systems to create DIY tacos […]

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Treat to Try: The Cheesecake Girl Cream Puffs (And More!)

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: The Cheesecake Girl Cream Puffs (And More!)

Hilliard isn’t typically viewed as a walkable community, but its downtown defies those expectations. There’s crosswalks, sidewalks, and a healthy selection of windows and stores to cruise on foot. Within this zone, you’ll also find the Center Street Market, a sprawling, one-story building that holds a bevy of smaller operations.  And among those operations is a […]

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Short Order: Jubilee Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Jubilee Cafe

Jubilee Market and Cafe bills itself as a “Market With a Purpose.” And its purpose is to provide nutritious, affordable foods to the community surrounding its location at 1160 W. Broad St. in Franklinton. While it’s not the size of a Kroger, its grocery shelves are filled with a good deal more than you might […]

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Treat to Try: Schmidt’s Latte Cream Puff

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Schmidt’s Latte Cream Puff

It’s time for a mash-up. Two Columbus institutions, Schmidt’s and Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, have teamed up to finally bring us what we really deserve: Latte Cream Puffs.  Seriously, after endless pandemic isolation, and extreme governmental turbulence, we need some comfort. And our local cultural icons are here for us.   The Latte Cream Puff is built on […]

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