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Short Order: Walking Pasta at Pastaria

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Walking Pasta at Pastaria

As COVID-19 continues to work its way through Ohio, there is ongoing solace in comfort foods. When it comes to comfort, starchy foods are our go-to. Think about it: noodle-things, bread-things…they’re oddly calming. Now you can enjoy them together in a wondrous starch sandwich, which provides all the comfort you need, all in a portable […]

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Restaurant Review: Frank & Carl’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Frank & Carl’s

In the best of times, the Columbus restaurant scene is brutal. Sure, we’re good eaters, and homogenous, familiar chain operations actually do pretty well here. But for the independent, it’s a constant balancing act…on a tight rope, suspended over a big ol’ cliff of debt and desolation.  Now COVID-19 has changed the rules, requiring not […]

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Remembering Bill Yerkes (1950-2020)

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Remembering Bill Yerkes (1950-2020)

The year 2020 has felt cruel in many ways, not the least of which was the quiet departure of Bill Yerkes. The Pizza Legend slipped away from this world on March 9, 2020.  For those who will never experience the wonders of a Bill Yerkes pizza, I am especially sorry. One of the many nice […]

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Drive Thru: Portia’s Pizza

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Drive Thru: Portia’s Pizza

Whole World Natural Restaurant’s pizza was a Clintonville institution. Founded in 1978, it was vegetarian before vegetarian was cool. After a long run, it closed its doors in 2017.  While endings are always a little sad, good news was just around the corner. Portia’s Cafe announced intentions to expand a diner operation in the vacated […]

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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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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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