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Aficionadough: Jimmy Corrova, R.I.P. (Restaurateur, Italian, Poor Boy) and the End of the Old School

Jim Ellison Jim Ellison Aficionadough: Jimmy Corrova, R.I.P. (Restaurateur, Italian, Poor Boy) and the End of the Old School

Jimmy Corrova passed away in his home surrounded by his family and in peace this past July. When you have to go, that is the preferred way for most of us. However, I think if he could have called all of the shots and it was not year two of a global pandemic, he would […]

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Aficionadough: Deconstructing DiCarlo’s Pizza with Johnny DiLoretto

Jim Ellison Jim Ellison Aficionadough: Deconstructing DiCarlo’s Pizza with Johnny DiLoretto

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I surfed, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious comments of Columbus Pizza Connoisseurs— While I nodded, eyes clearly rolling, suddenly there came a posting With comments growing, growing at my Facebook Notification front door. “’Tis DiCarlo’s again,” I muttered, “The vitriol and hubris exuded once more— […]

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Aficionadough: Rectangles, Triangles and Squares, Oh My! There are Reasons for the Different Slices of your Pizza Pie

Jim Ellison Jim Ellison Aficionadough: Rectangles, Triangles and Squares, Oh My! There are Reasons for the Different Slices of your Pizza Pie

Today we lay down the last critical part of your Pizza Education before I start profiling Central Ohio pizzerias. Any way you slice it, there are those that can not contemplate that pizza, like cookies, chocolate chips and beer glassware is not a one shape serves all experience. Living among us, sometimes in plain sight other times […]

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Aficionadough: Yes, There is a Columbus Style Pizza – Embrace It!

Jim Ellison Jim Ellison Aficionadough: Yes, There is a Columbus Style Pizza – Embrace It!

Thank you for another viewing of Aficionadough, a column which explores pizza consumption and culture in Columbus. Recently, I discussed the first place to serve pizza in Columbus. This time around I continue to lay the foundation for your education with a deep-dive into what is Columbus Style Pizza.    Many of you already subscribe to […]

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Aficionadough: Columbus’ First Pizza, Old School Charm on Tap at TAT

Jim Ellison Jim Ellison Aficionadough: Columbus’ First Pizza, Old School Charm on Tap at TAT

Who am I? Why am I here? These are questions some of us ask all of our lives with no answer. However, in this case, I have the answers.  I am Jim Ellison and in my role as an Aficionadough I am going to eat pizza and write about it for YOU. In this column, the focus will […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION