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Restaurant Review: Scotty’s Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Scotty’s Cafe

Scotty’s Cafe has a long, proud history as a mainstay diner in the Bexley Scene. There’s something magical in the hustle of both the proprietors and the servers. They know at least half the guests by name, and if you’re not known by name, there’s alway nicknames like  “sweets” or “dear.” While affectionate monikers for […]

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Treat to Try: Happy Little Treats

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Happy Little Treats

Happy Little Treats is one of the outcomes of the disassembly of a well-known, well-loved local project called Angry Baker. And while “happy” and “angry” are diametrically opposed in terms of literal meaning, the legacy of excellent baked goods and sweets continues on.  Happy is vegan – that’s good to know up front. There’s no dairy or […]

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Restaurant Review: Ampersand Asian Supper Club

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Ampersand Asian Supper Club

Ampersand Asian Supper Club brings Ramen to the Short North. It got off to a controversial start with offerings that were arguably on the pricey side.  Of course, the establishment is stationed in THE Short North, a place where $15 burgers are ubiquitous. You can’t blame a restaurant for listing a more refined entree at […]

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Ohio’s Own: The Crazy Cucumber

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: The Crazy Cucumber

Wherever you find The Crazy Cucumber, you will also find a line of people. Lines for sweet Georgia peaches make sense. Lines for ice cream or deep-fried cheese makes sense. But a line for pickles? A veggie that’s been preserved in brine? It makes no sense.  One bite, though, could very well inspire a conversion. Plus, the […]

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Restaurant Review: Katalina’s, Too!

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Katalina’s, Too!

Pancake Balls arrived in Clintonville this summer, as Katalina’s debuted its second Columbus location. Long a mainstay in Victorian Village, the joint is overdue for a territory expansion. The original spot is almost always crowded, with more hopeful guests queued-up in line than seats available for dining. Katalina’s is something locals are willing to wait in line […]

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Treat to Try: Ice Cream at the NEW Saraga

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Ice Cream at the NEW Saraga

The debut of Cleveland Avenue’s Saraga market brings more than a new (international) grocery option to the community. Just like at the Morse Road location, the new Saraga comes with its own little food court on the side. So far, the structure supports a taco joint, a bakery, a momo place…and the dish du jour: ice […]

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Restaurant Review: Links-N-Lemonade

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Links-N-Lemonade

Links-N-Lemonade opened up its very own brick-and-mortar hot dog joint in Graceland Shopping Center this summer. Like its food truck, the operation offers a very specific food genre: hot dogs and lemonade. In the case of its Graceland joint, it’s in a right-place/right-time situation. There’s not a lot of hot dog competition in the area, […]

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