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Treat to Try: Jeni’s Buttercrisp Waffle Cones

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Jeni’s Buttercrisp Waffle Cones

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has a mission. It has several missions, it seems. There are the unannounced but evident ones, such as putting goat cheese in perfectly good ice cream. This summer it’s announced a new mission: to promote the use of ice cream cones with its new buttercrisp waffle cones. The argument is this: […]

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Restaurant Review: Grandview’s Alchemy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Grandview’s Alchemy

You know the adage, “Seen one, seen’em all”? It applies to places like Applebee’s and Burger King, but not so much to the new Alchemy location. The stop has taken the concepts and ideology of the original Alchemy on Parsons and expanded it with a full kitchen and more menu offerings in Grandview. In spite […]

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Ohio’s Own: Rust Belt Pepper Co. Pepper Relish

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Rust Belt Pepper Co. Pepper Relish

Relish, generally, can be a mixed bag. Among its variants are chow-chow, pickle relish, and chutney, all of which come in a million variations. Trends in restaurants right now lean toward aggressive recipes: super-hot and super-sour relishes. Which is to say, a purchased jar of Pepper Relish from Rust Belt Pepper Co. was approached with […]

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Restaurant Review: Caribe Sur

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Caribe Sur

When Cakes & More started stretching its wings with empanadas and the Chivito sandwich, it was just a matter of time before the bakery launched a full-blown eatery. The time has come, sort of. It’s debuted its food truck, Caribe Sur, which is an abbreviated eatery at best. You know how it works: full menu, […]

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Treat to Try: Freeze Style Ice Cream in Upper Arlington

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Freeze Style Ice Cream in Upper Arlington

Freeze Style Ice Cream made its debut on Lane Avenue at the beginning of 2018. While January’s not exactly prime time for the frozen treat business, it’s in full bloom now during the hot, hot summer. Freeze isn’t in a particularly obvious place. Its storefront doesn’t face the main street, so you have to know […]

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Ohio’s Own: Fromagerie Bread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Fromagerie Bread

As the name might suggest, locally-based Fromagerie was founded with a particular dedication to fine cheese. So, finding the business peddling loaves of bread at a farmers market was a little discombobulating. Having struggled through four years of high school German without much mastery, it seemed entirely possible at the time that “fromage” might somehow […]

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Restaurant Review: The Rail in Dublin

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Rail in Dublin

It’s not clear that Columbus needs another burger bar, even if it’s an Ohio-centric burger bar. We have a lot of burgers. There is no burger void. That said, The Rail, an operation founded in Akron, is still a welcome addition to the burger bar scene. It has a couple things going for it, right […]

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