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Local Biz Leaderpromos Helps Zappos with Ribbon Cutting

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Local Biz Leaderpromos Helps Zappos with Ribbon Cutting

It feels good to shop at Zappos. There’s a jaw-dropping assortment of platforms and clogs and mules and every other sort of shoe. It’s at your doorstep in days and easy to return. Divine. Except for the local guilt thing. When it comes to shopping, Zappos is about as non-local as you get. It’s worse […]

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Treat To Try: Gluten-Free S’mores Bars

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat To Try: Gluten-Free S’mores Bars

Good night, the gluten-free stuff is everywhere. It’s not even in a segregated grocery section for the gluten-free people anymore. The freaky cookies are right out there in the same case with the normal things. And so, when the eyes are drawn to a particularly fabulous looking cookie — and it turns out to be […]

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Restaurant Review: Kolache Republic

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Kolache Republic

The Kolache is a Texas thing. Who knew? Okay, it’s not really Texan, it’s Czech — but the baked good is popular in popular in parts of Texas, it comes to Columbus by way of a trio who discovered it in Texas… and the thought that the Taco State is also the Kolache State is […]

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Ohio’s Own: My Dadz Nutz

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: My Dadz Nutz

Move over Krema: there’s a new nut in town. Not really. That’s a little strident for this particular operation. It’s located in Powell and operates under the name “My Dadz Nutz”. My Dadz Nutz sells only one sort of nut, that’s caramelized redskin peanuts. The story behind the nuts is sort of cute. According to […]

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School Issues: Free Money!

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Free Money!

Local schools (or private entities paired with local schools) have the opportunity to compete for 250 million dollars in Ohio grant money… if they fill out one simple form before October 4. That online form declares an intent to apply for grant money from Ohio’s brand new Straight A Fund. After completing the form, the […]

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Dog Therapy with Angie Winters

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott

It’s been a perfect year since The Dog Whisperer left the airwaves. The program was a reality show that followed the adventures of Cesar Millan, a trainer with an infamously fabulous record for modifying the behavior of dogs. It left the Nat Geo Wild channel last September to spend an eternity on Netflix. Those who […]

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Restaurant Review: Northstar Café

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Northstar Café

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost ten years since Northstar made its entrance on the dining scene. It was one of the first joints in town to espouse sustainable dining practices. That is, it endorses a generally groovy ideology that vows to use some locally grown products, shun Styrofoam, and offer edibles that […]

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