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School Issues: Discipline by the Numbers

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Discipline by the Numbers

Columbus City Schools has some problems. That seems to be the general consensus from the community, the local press, and the mayor of Columbus. The problems, however, are not the outgoing superintendent (lauded by the mayor), or the closed administrative culture in the school system. According to the Education Commission, the problems are that there […]

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Unique Dish: Chicken and Hotcakes

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unique Dish: Chicken and Hotcakes

Chicken & Waffles have had their days in the sun. The Pennsylvania Dutch do it with stewed chicken and gravy. The soul food tradition calls for fried chicken, butter and syrup. It’s time for some new variation. Bring on the Kitchen Little’s Chicken and Pancakes ($9). It’s not authentic? So? The combination is still an […]

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Review: Gordon’s Gourmet

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Gordon’s Gourmet

Gordon’s Gourmet is one of those downtown eateries that’s built right into the first floor of an office building. Just east of the hot-spot stretch of Gay Street, the cafe is easy to overlook when lunchtime comes around. It’s easy to overlook, that is, if you’ve never actually visited Gordon’s Gourmet. Once tried, you’ll want […]

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Unique Dish: Pulled Tuna Sandwich

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unique Dish: Pulled Tuna Sandwich

It looks like a pulled pork sandwich, doesn’t it? That’s not pork. It’s not chicken, either. Or beef. That stuff between the bread is tuna, shredded in barbecue sauce… but you’d never know it. Thanks to a healthy dose of sweet and tangy southern sauce, this mountainous creation tastes just like any summer barbecue sandwich. […]

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Restaurant Review: Fusian

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Fusian

It had to happen eventually. The Chipotle assembly-line BYOB (build your own burrito) style has invaded practically every eating genre: pizza, pasta, salads and stir-fry… And now the South Campus Gateway has added a restaurant called Fusian, it serves assembly-line sushi. Fusian is sort of cute, really. And sort of crowded too, with a long […]

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Solar Cascade Donates Solar Panel Systems to Local Nonprofits

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Solar Cascade Donates Solar Panel Systems to Local Nonprofits

“It’s not always easy to give stuff away.” That’s been Thomas Van Cleef’s most recent discovery at his start-up, Solar Cascade. The business gives away solar power, and that’s a harder sell than you might think. Of course, sunshine is generally free, but the equipment that turns sunshine into power: that’s not cheap. Maybe that’s […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Butter Battles

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Butter Battles

Butter is butter is butter. That said, there are probably interesting health reasons to choose uber-expensive organic butter. For someone who regularly consumes Doritos and Nutrageous bars (not together), health isn’t really a factor in butter buying. But flavor is a factor in butter buying; a big factor. From external appearances, there aren’t too many […]

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