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Lunch Review: Lexi’s on Third

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Lunch Review: Lexi’s on Third

If you’re going to go to Lexi’s On Third for lunch, you might as well order the ridiculously large Lexi’s Tower ($14). Life is short, and epic edibles that come in the form of mammoth sandwiches are few and far between. The Tower is two slices of grilled rye that are filled with giant heaps […]

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School Issues: Groce’s Got A Brand New Bag

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Groce’s Got A Brand New Bag

It’s been over a year since Steph Groce left the school board. Armed with a giant intellect and a tireless love of research, Groce was a popular board member. At least, she was popular with the public… when Groce departed, her colleagues showered her with faint farewell praises at her last meeting: “You are who […]

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School Issues: Wiles Stands Alone

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Wiles Stands Alone

It’s not easy to be school board member, Mike Wiles. When he submitted a list of people’s names to be on the city school levy committee, not a single Wiles suggestion made the cut. When Carol Perkins was re-elected in January for another term as board president, the vote that put her in office was […]

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The Unique Dish: Fried Shrimp Roll at Belle’s Bread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott The Unique Dish: Fried Shrimp Roll at Belle’s Bread

Belle’s Bread is a great place for treasure hunting in the culinary department. First, because you can walk around and look at all the goodies before buying: second, because it’s dirt-cheap. Most of the thrilling stuff is priced under $5. So consider the Fried Shrimp Roll found in the refrigerator section, tightly bound in saran […]

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Brunch Review: Zen Cha Tea Salon

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Brunch Review: Zen Cha Tea Salon

IHOP and Waffle house are decent go-tos for aficionados of syrup sodden breakfasts, but for those who want to take the pancakes to the next level, there is only one destination: Zen Cha Tea Salon. Actually, there is more than one destination, as Zen Cha has three locations; one in the Short North, one in […]

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School Issues: By the Numbers

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: By the Numbers

In order to address the well-publicized woes of Columbus City Schools, the mayor has assembled a commission to fix the problems. One of the commission’s early ideas has been to improve access to preschool education. The proposal is a little puzzling. Consider South-Western City Schools. The superintendent of the system, Bill Wise, was asked to […]

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