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Restaurant Review: REBoL

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: REBoL

REBoL is a glitzy-looking project in a glitzy-looking location. Found at Easton II (aka Bridge Park in Dublin), the new spot has all the slick marketing of a mega chain. And yet, according to the internet, it has a more modest origin story. The first REBoL made its debut in Cleveland. Columbus is home to only the […]

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Ohio’s Own: Fligner’s Fiesta Sausage

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Fligner’s Fiesta Sausage

Founded in 1924, Fligner’s Market is the longest-standing grocery store in Lorain, Ohio. People travel from all across Ohio to shop its aisles, not only for the fresh meats and house-baked goods, but also for its famous customer service, a treatment that includes a clerk who will walk out to the car with you, and load […]

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Restaurant Review: Jonys Sushi

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Jonys Sushi

You don’t necessarily think of German Village as being a Columbus hub for good sushi. Good German food: that seems like a decent bet. Coffee shops and sweet treats: yep. And the neighborhood hosts plenty of traditional dining from downscale Thurman’s to upscale Lindey’s.  And now, German Village has sushi too. This fall, it welcomed […]

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Treat to Try: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake

With the arrival of colder weather, eating season is well upon us. In particular, the heyday for pumpkin stuff kicks off in October with the arrival of Halloween, and it thrives right on through Thanksgiving, making its annual appearance in the form of the requisite pumpkin pie. Let it be said: pumpkin pie has never […]

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Restaurant Review: El Tequileño Mexican Kitchen + Taqueria

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: El Tequileño Mexican Kitchen + Taqueria

Much like the Morse Road installation of Saraga International Grocery, the newish Cleveland Avenue Saraga also serves as a small business incubator. Within both grocery stores is a mini food-court that features independent operations serving up a variety of treats. In the case of the newbie, in addition to ice cream and a bakery, you’ll […]

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Ohio’s Own: Spangler Candy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Spangler Candy

Halloween is just around the corner. It’s time to stock up on candy, and if you’re serious about your Ohio Proud-ness, then Dum Dums are gonna be your go-to. Sure, you can stock up on the Reese’s and Snickers too, but if you want some local integrity, then you’ll have to put something from Spangler Candy […]

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Restaurant Review: The Old Spot

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Old Spot

The Old Spot in Grandview isn’t actually old yet. It’s a newbie to the neighborhood. The Old Spot introduced itself as a project that merges the sensibilities of two well-loved, well-established local culinary influences: Butcher & Grocer and the La Tavola team. The former is a nearby butcher (as the name suggests) with a distinct commitment […]

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