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Restaurant Review: Da Levee

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Da Levee

When Da Levee first opened its doors three years ago, it took about thirty seconds for the eatery to find a die-hard fan club. The hungry masses flocked to the restaurant and raved about the engaging service and good comfort food. Since its opening days, Da Levee has done a little evolving. It’s renovated its […]

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Dish DeathMatch: Cockfight Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish DeathMatch: Cockfight Edition

The rotisserie chicken is an easy grocery go-to. Chicken is one of the most popular foods in the United States, and rotisserie birds are eminently succulent and eminently edible. So, it’s worthwhile to give those ubiquitous chickens a closer look. It’s time to consider a little cockfight, a battle of the birds, pitching a mega-grocer […]

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Restaurant Review: Hae-Paul’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hae-Paul’s

There are all sorts of reasons to like Hae-Paul’s downtown. First, it’s got bona fide royal lineage in the local dining scene: the restaurant is the start-up project from Chef Paul Yow, a chef fresh off a fifteen year tenure at Barcelona. Second, Hae-Paul’s is a family run business; it’s owned and operated by Yow […]

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Dish DeathMatch: Carrot Cake

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish DeathMatch: Carrot Cake

When it comes to taste testing, Consumer Reports and Cook’s Illustrated do a fine job on the national front. Still, there’s a whole world of Columbus edibles and interests that fly under the radar of those fine publications. The time has come to bring a some local flavor to the food-versus-food scene: it’s time for […]

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School Issues: Cut Parents Out of the Equation

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Cut Parents Out of the Equation

It’s time for a little review of the city schools and city politics. The Board of Education (the school board) is comprised of seven members, all elected by the public. Their job is to make decisions for Columbus City Schools. But, because the majority of board members have worked as a rubber stamp for a […]

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Restaurant Review: Dempsey’s

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

Dempsey’s entered the downtown scene just last year, but it’s got a real forever-there feel. The restaurant is comfortable in its own footprint: the big, raw brick wall is filled with old photos, and the wood floor is filled with chairs and tables. The staff seems comfortable too. There’s no schtick or song and dance, […]

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School Issues: Students Smarter in Kindergarten than Third Grade

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Students Smarter in Kindergarten than Third Grade

Last week, former Columbus City Schools board member Steph Groce unleashed her intellect and slew of education documents on her new website. This week, she dropped the bombshell. Groce looks at Kindergarten Readiness scores at local schools, and compares those scores to performance data on third grade proficiency tests. The results of the comparison are […]

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