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Restaurant Review: Forty’s Chicken & Waffles

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Forty’s Chicken & Waffles

Forty’s Chicken and Waffles brings the official chicken & waffle scene to a downscale, easy-eating audience. The combo is not hard to find on tony brunch menus, but for those diners with a more downscale drive and a convenience lifestyle: Forty’s is for the people. And Forty’s is really into putting chicken with waffles: waffle-fries, […]

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Treat to Try: Creative Superfoods Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Creative Superfoods Cookies

The Treat to Try category of edibles is typically reserved for ready-to-eat items. Not having to cook anything is part of what makes them a treat, right? But the Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix from Dublin-based Creative Superfoods had such cute packaging, that it was worth several second looks. It’s a plain brown bag, bedecked with […]

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Ohio’s Own: Happy Potato Chip Day

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Happy Potato Chip Day

Thursday, March 14, is National Potato Chip Day.  It’s worth pointing out that March 14 is also National Pie (Pi = 3.14) Day. The pie angle makes sense. It leaves 364 other days available to celebrate potato chips, but for whatever reason, the deciders have set March 14 for the salty snack too. So, here we […]

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Restaurant Review: Barroluco

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Barroluco

With a solid run in the food truck business under its belt, Barroluco has followed up with a more permanent operation in El Arepazo’s old digs in on Pearl Street. Like the thoroughfare on which it resides, the space is long and narrow. The front porch entrance is a welcoming beacon, as guests climb the […]

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Restaurant Review: Do2 Sabores

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Do2 Sabores

After a respectable stint in the food truck world, Do2 Sabores opened up its very own spot on Huntley Road near the old Continent. The spot is bright, with a few theme accents and plenty of natural light. There are some noteworthy things about Do2 Sabores, things that make it more than just another place that […]

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Short Order: Portia’s Lasagna

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Portia’s Lasagna

Lasagna is a perennial popular favorite in the entree scene. Meat sauce, cheese, what’s not to love? With this in mind, Portia’s has been offering a version in which all those lovable items are absent. There’s no dairy, there’s no meat. It’s part of the ideology that governs Portia’s Cafe, a joint with a long dedication […]

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Restaurant Review: The Sycamore

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Sycamore

Hello Sycamore, it’s been a while. A few years, since 2013, to be precise. The last official business meeting was for brunch, and that’s been tragically long discontinued, without any regard for the disappointment associated with the loss of some fine, fine chilaquiles and french toast. Fine. There is some consolation. The Sycamore is certainly […]

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