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Restaurant Review: NeeHee’s

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

It’s never been a better time to be a vegetarian in Columbus. Or, to sync-up with the trendier terminology: it’s never been a better time to be “plant-centric.” Central Ohio is bustling with restaurants that issue forth creative cuisine that does not involve animals. And we’re not just talking about side dishes, afterthoughts and consolation prizes. Joints […]

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Ohio’s Own: Mayhem Foods

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Mayhem Foods

Mayhem Foods makes all sorts of things. It makes salsa. It makes hot sauce. It has seasoning powders, and a chocolate snack mix. When your name is Mayhem, you can do anything. It does have a particular angle, though. What started as the unwavering devotion to spicy things became a commitment to something more: spicy things with […]

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Restaurant Review: Belly Burger

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Belly Burger

Expectations were not high for Belly Burger. It seems like a quick-flip, a random burger shop set up pell-mell inside the shell of Oliver’s. A month after opening and half the shelving in the bar was still barren.  Then again, to be fair, Oliver’s old shelving behind the bar runs all the way up the walls. […]

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Treat to Try: B.Y.O.B.

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: B.Y.O.B.

B.Y.O.B. is based out of Louisville, Ohio. It’s a home bakery and custom catering business run by Chef Robert Monter, and the B.Y.O.B. doesn’t stand for Bring Your Own Beer. It stands for…Bring Your Own Bob? Nope, that’d be super cool though. The acronym stands for Be Your Own Boss. A baking operation can certainly allow for […]

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Short Order: Bulgogi at Tea Zone

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Bulgogi at Tea Zone

At a place named Tea Zone, you’d probably expect to find tea. And not just regular ol’ hot herbal teas, but bubble teas and sweet, fruity beverages, too.  That’s fair. You might also expect to find a selection of baked goods. You’d be right: the house-baked products range from sweet, swirly slices of dense pound cake, […]

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Restaurant Review: Sargam Restaurant & Bar

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Sargam Restaurant & Bar

Columbus is home to a thriving Nepali community. In fact, the largest community of Bhutanese-Nepali in the whole U.S. calls Central Ohio home. At last count, the community was over 27,000 strong, and filled with hopeful entrepreneurs who, according to the internet, have contributed dozens of successful businesses in Reynoldsburg.   You can’t fuel innovation without some […]

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Treat to Try: El Rico Pan

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: El Rico Pan

Bakery El Rico Pan is, as the name might suggest, a Mexican Bakery. Guests walk through the doors, and into a room that is wall-to-wall gluten goodness. Breads and rolls and muffins and cookies, all piled high behind plexiglass doors, all waiting to be picked and purchased by guests. Grab a tray, serve yourself.  Fair disclosure: there […]

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