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Restaurant Review: East Coast Pizzeria

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: East Coast Pizzeria

East Coast Pizzeria sounds like the name of a big pizza chain. It probably is the name of a pizza chain, somewhere. But it’s also the name of a locally owned pizza joint just north of Morse Road. Although the digs are modern, it’s got an old-school, familiar feel. There’s a big list of options that […]

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Ohio’s Own: Giannios Candy Co.

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Giannios Candy Co.

Eventually, there’s going to be a point in this discussion where Giannios Candy Company gets accolades and raves. But at first blush, it’s excellence feels like a cruel reminder of all that is wrong in the mass-market chocolate candy world. If you’ve been around here very long, you know that things don’t have to be […]

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Restaurant Review: Taste Bay

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Taste Bay

Taste Bay made its debut on Henderson Road in November. Although the name may not necessarily indicate a particular dining theme, the joint’s social media touts international and Caribbean offerings. The angle adds a distinctly different option to a strip mall that houses a boxing club, a hair salon, and a sports bar. The inside […]

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Treat to Try: The Cruffin

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: The Cruffin

Cronuts/Doughsants have had their day(s) in the sun. The original hybrids between croissants and doughnuts had people queued up in lines for hours back in the day. Been there, done that. It was delicious. It’s time, though, to move on to Cruffins. That’s a cross between a croissant and a muffin, courtesy the local brain […]

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Restaurant Review: Comune

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Comune

Unlike “commune” or “community,” new restaurant Comune has only one “m.” It’s the same sort of theme, but spellcheck loves it less. Regardless, the idea of sharing is central to the establishment: it’s mentioned no less than eight times in the restaurant’s online mission statement. That’s good news for people who actually like to share […]

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Treat to Try: Diana Deli

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Diana Deli

Diana Deli has a lot of goodies that are not local, not at all.  They’re not made in Columbus, they’re not even made in the United States. You’d probably expect as much, given that the spot is a tidy Russian grocery on the northwest end. Diana Deli does sell a few things, though, that are locally-made. […]

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Restaurant Review: Preston’s

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

Word on the street is that Preston’s is the place to score a good burger. It’s not just the “word” that’s on the streets. Preston’s itself is literally on the street too. It runs a thriving mobile food truck operation, as well as steady gigs subcontracting inside of other local bars. It’s the strangest combo […]

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