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Short Order: Tank’s Ironclad Meats

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Tank’s Ironclad Meats

There are days when you don’t want the sides. You don’t want the sandwich either; you just want to dive into a straight-shootin’ big ‘ol pile of meat. And for that, Tank’s Ironclad Meats has you covered. What you’re looking at right here is a half-pound of pure, tender, smoked (with just a hint of salt to […]

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Restaurant Review: Pie of the Tiger

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Pie of the Tiger

Yellow Brick Pizza has been a multifaceted operation for a long time. And “faceted” is a deliberate word choice. Like a diamond and its facets, the joint has many sparkly sides. Yellow Brick is good for classic pies. It also has acclaimed meatball subs. And, its version of Tristano’s deep dish is worthy of special […]

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Ohio’s Own: 2 From the Salsa Scene

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: 2 From the Salsa Scene

Ohio isn’t exactly well-known as the Capital of Salsa. The spiked tomato slurry is more typically associated with parts of the world well to the south. It just happens to be the case that a couple Ohio salsas on the grocery shelves demanded some attention this week.  But first, this is not a competition. There will be […]

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Restaurant Review: GENJIGO

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: GENJIGO

Hibachi restaurants are time-honored destinations for big celebrations. That’s because they offer more than the food: There’s a show, too. Plus, hibachi joints provide diners with a high level of culinary control – guests choose their own ingredients, in terms of meat, vegetable and sauce combos. Typically, the house chef cooks things right in front […]

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Ohio’s Own: Everything Loaf from Buckeye Bread Company

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Everything Loaf from Buckeye Bread Company

Buckeye Bread Company established itself in 2021 to fill a gap in the local bread scene. According to its business plan, Columbus lacked sufficient services to provide fancy breads to local restaurants. And really, we’re not just talking “fancy,” but signature, custom loaves; wholesale artisan bakery wares.  It’s a model the owner, Jeff Benkel, successfully developed […]

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Restaurant Review: La Plaza Tapatia

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: La Plaza Tapatia

Editor’s Note: Photos were taken at a different time than the review so discrepancies may occur. La Plaza Tapatia changes the selection available at its hot bar daily so all items may not be available at all times. La Plaza Tapatia can be found right across the street from the casino. While the latter looms large […]

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Treat to Try: Jenny’s Tasty Treats

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Jenny’s Tasty Treats

Look how cute these are! In the arena of Treats to Try, Jenny’s Tasty Treats are unreasonably charming, and aptly named. Up for particular consideration today are its brownies and bars, each one neatly tucked into a perfectly-sized plastic clamshell box; easy for retail, also easy for discreet transport and possibly less discreet scarfing.  Like all […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION