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Restaurant Review: Charritos

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Charritos

There’s a strip mall at the corner of Henderson and Reed that is just jam packed with stuff. It’s got pizza, it’s got donuts, it’s got phone service providers and maybe mattresses, too. It’s all crammed in there.  In fact, Charritos is crammed in there, too. Somehow, the operation fits all the elements of a traditional Mexican restaurant […]

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Short Order: Once-In-A-Lifetime Potatoes

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Once-In-A-Lifetime Potatoes

We’re now knee-deep in the heart of Fish Fry season. Its annual appearance always comes immediately before another important culinary event: Hash Brown Casserole Day. While it lasts only a brief period, Hash Brown Casserole Day is widely celebrated. In the Midwest, the dish is practically a requirement for the Easter dinner table.  You may think […]

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Restaurant Review: Ghostwriter Public House

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Ghostwriter Public House

If someone asked you for a culinary destination point, you’d probably point them in the direction of the Short North. Or German Village. Or perhaps to Polaris or Easton for suburban types. Johnstown, as whole, is under-the radar, and that puts Ghostwriter Public House under the radar too.  But a short trip up the road yields […]

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Treat to Try: Elderberry Syrup

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Elderberry Syrup

With Coronavirus season just around the corner, it’s mildly dismaying to find the ventilator masks out-of-stock at big box retailers.  But at least we have elderberry syrup.  Elderberry syrup boasts centuries of experience in treating colds and flu. Actually, it boasts centuries of experience in treating lots of things, including infections, burns and high cholesterol. According […]

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Restaurant Review: NeeHee’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: NeeHee’s

It’s never been a better time to be a vegetarian in Columbus. Or, to sync-up with the trendier terminology: it’s never been a better time to be “plant-centric.” Central Ohio is bustling with restaurants that issue forth creative cuisine that does not involve animals. And we’re not just talking about side dishes, afterthoughts and consolation prizes. Joints […]

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Ohio’s Own: Mayhem Foods

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Mayhem Foods

Mayhem Foods makes all sorts of things. It makes salsa. It makes hot sauce. It has seasoning powders, and a chocolate snack mix. When your name is Mayhem, you can do anything. It does have a particular angle, though. What started as the unwavering devotion to spicy things became a commitment to something more: spicy things with […]

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Restaurant Review: Belly Burger

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Belly Burger

Expectations were not high for Belly Burger. It seems like a quick-flip, a random burger shop set up pell-mell inside the shell of Oliver’s. A month after opening and half the shelving in the bar was still barren.  Then again, to be fair, Oliver’s old shelving behind the bar runs all the way up the walls. […]

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