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Treat to Try: Whiskey Bacon Bark

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Whiskey Bacon Bark

Put bacon in it, and people will come running. It’s a dirty, dirty Paula Deen sort of truth. And although the truth is not a pretty thing, it’s worth embracing when it comes to Whiskey Bacon Bark. Whiskey Bacon Bark is not a Paula Deen product (in fact, there is not enough insulin in the […]

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Restaurant Review: Amul India

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Amul India

Amul India was an extremely popular Indian (obviously) eatery up on the northern end of Sawmill Road, just outside the curve of 270. But no matter how popular a restaurant is, when it’s in strip mall, and that space is wanted for something huge (like a Walmart, for example), the restaurant closes. And while Amul […]

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Restaurant Review: Gallo’s Pit BBQ

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Gallo’s Pit BBQ

The demise of the Hoggy’s empire left lots of space for new restaurants in its wake. One of the first to set up camp was Gallo’s Pit BBQ (GBQ, for short) up on Dublin-Granville Road. In viewing the online diner reviews, it looks like it got off to a rocky start in 2012. Sure, some […]

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Unusual Eats: Stir Fried Frog with Chili Oil

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Stir Fried Frog with Chili Oil

Helen’s Asian Kitchen has been a great spot to score dumplings and a little Beef with Broccoli. The Columbus Underground review a few months ago celebrated those things. But the review missed a giant opportunity to score points with the Bourdain crew: Helen’s has a whole special translated Sichuan menu that went uninvestigated. It’s time […]

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Unusual Eats: Rajbhog Ice Cream

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott

It’s hard to do “unique” ice cream in a city that’s known for a creamery that regularly mixes sweet corn and goat cheese into batches of the confection. That said, Mardi Gras has been offering flavors with international panache for a long time – since the beginning of this century. For ice cream fans who […]

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Bakery Review: Cakes and More

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Bakery Review: Cakes and More

The promise of Alfajores is kind of an irresistible lure. They’re a treat that’s awfully difficult to find in Columbus, but once you’ve had one –it’s hard to forget it. It’s a cookie sandwich with a center made from dulce de leche. They sell Alfajores at Cakes and More, it’s part of the “more” at […]

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Ohio’s Own: Sugar Shack

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Sugar Shack

Summertime means festival time, and festival time means kettle corn. Although it’s an old fashioned treat, the snack had been enjoying a huge comeback in the last ten years. For someone who grew up outside of Ohio, kettle corn is a curiousity with a mysterious appeal. Why would someone want caramel corn, with less caramel? […]

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