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Treat to Try: Omega Cinnamon Rolls

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Omega Cinnamon Rolls

The longstanding Omega Artisan Baking has been artisan long before artisan was a thing. The North Market mainstay is renowned for its croissants, challah, and a host of breads and treats made in small batches.  And although Omega makes lots of (artisan) things, it’s also on everyone’s Cinnamon Roll Bucket List. In fact, “everyone” includes national […]

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Restaurant Review: District North

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: District North

District North set up shop in the Atlas Building, one of Downtown’s more notable structures, last fall. The Atlas isn’t notable because of hype or glitz, it’s notable because it’s historic. The building was designed in 1905 by Frank Packard, a renown local architect. Somehow, the structure has survived a history that includes foreclosure, code […]

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Treat to Try: SheCreature Drinkables

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: SheCreature Drinkables

With a heritage that extends back to the likes of Grass Skirt and Surly Girl, you’d expect SheCreature Cocktails to be serious about its…cocktails. Watching the team in action, it’s easy to appreciate how bartending is two-parts art, one-part mad science, and one-part pure wizardry.  That same mix applies to SheCreature’s Mocktail scene. Designated drivers […]

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Sunny Side Up: 2019 Dining Wins

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Sunny Side Up: 2019 Dining Wins

Well, we can’t just leave things off with pain and misery. Taking a step back, 2019 wasn’t all bad. Heck, it closes out a decade of dining that has been pretty sweet, figuratively if not always literally. Then again, this was the decade in which “literally” became officially synonymous with “figuratively.” It all works. All in, […]

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Dining Disappointments: 2019 Update

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dining Disappointments: 2019 Update

It has been another year of disappointments in the dining scene. Of course, it’s been another year of delights, too. Food is like that…some things work, some things don’t – a lot happens in a year of eating. Regardless, the ginormous glut of Best Of digital ink needs a little balance. And I’m here for that.  […]

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Restaurant Review: Flatiron Tavern

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Flatiron Tavern

Flatiron is back. It seems like the curiously skinny Flatiron building has always housed a restaurant on the ground level of its long, slender self. For awhile, it was a reliable, quality Cajun-ish joint, then it ventured into something along the lines of nouveau cuisine. Then the whole operation closed its doors. But now, Flatiron is back, […]

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Dish DeathMatch: Macarons Redux

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish DeathMatch: Macarons Redux

Macarons are back. Then again, I guess they never went anywhere. As a trend, they rose to prominence in 2013. And they’re still going strong. That’s quite an accomplishment for a sandwich cookie. Of course, it’s a sandwich cookie that comes in a million variations, a treat for culinary explorers. That sort of variety supports a long lifespan. […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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