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Unique Dish: Bacon Balls at Knead

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unique Dish: Bacon Balls at Knead

Bacon Balls. Those are probably the only words you need to hear to find a gigantic incentive to head down to Knead. But Bacon Balls are worth well more than two words. While there won’t be any “Knead” or “Balls” puns (especially together) in this article, feel free to use your own wordplay in the […]

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Restaurant Review: The Coop at The Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Coop at The Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Hey Hey is nice little neighborhood hangout on Whittier. It’s almost kitch, but not in any deliberate fashion that would inspire eye-rolling nausea. And now that Hey Hey has teamed up with The Coop, a much beloved local food truck, the establishment is serving a bona fide gourmet menu –distinguished by, among other things, yak […]

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School Issues: Winners/Losers & A Good Plan

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Winners/Losers & A Good Plan

Sometime in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Carolyn Smith tweeted these words, “Commission school plan eliminates current Internal Auditor.” You might not know who Carolyn Smith is. You might not even care, but you should. She’s the current internal auditor for Columbus City Schools. She’s the one who started investigating school attendance data. She’s […]

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Ohio’s Own: Krema Is More Than Just Nuts

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Krema Is More Than Just Nuts

The Krema Nut Company is widely known and lauded as being one of the oldest producers of peanut butter in the United States. The company has been making the stuff since 1898, maintaining a natural style that’s entirely distinct from the Jif stuff “choosy” mothers choose. Krema’s more than plain ol’ peanut butter, though. Its […]

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School Issues: Student Perspectives

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Student Perspectives

If you’re following the local education stories, then you’re probably aware that there’s been lots of controversy about who should lead the effort to reform Columbus City Schools. At present, the local school system is governed by the Board of Education, a seven-member, elected governing body. If you read the Dispatch, the stories imply (over […]

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Review: Helen’s Asian Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Helen’s Asian Kitchen

Gosh, who wouldn’t want to visit a Chinese restaurant that sets up shop in the shell of a former strip joint? With a history like that, how could Helen’s Asian Kitchen not be interesting? Online reviews do forewarn of lots of mirrors inside of the newish restaurant, but it’s all good. The mirrors make the […]

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Introducing The Neighborhood School of Choice

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Introducing The Neighborhood School of Choice

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan came to town. Sitting on stage at Fort Hayes with Mayor Coleman and Mark Real (of kidsohio.org), the trio held court from comfy chairs Friday night in a conversation about Columbus City Schools. Duncan said a few things: offer more preschool, get a better graduation rate, and create more […]

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