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Restaurant Review: Cameron’s American Bistro

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Cameron’s American Bistro

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants has hired one of two teams: it’s either the most convincing crew of thespians in the universe, or it’s the most sincerely caring waitstaff in world history. It’s not easy to deal with the public. There are a million restaurant staffer blogs and discussion boards that detail the miseries of waiting on […]

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Life After NPR: Ohio’s Bill Cohen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Life After NPR: Ohio’s Bill Cohen

If you’re a public radio listener, you can probably still here Bill Cohen’s voice inside your head. After almost forty years at the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau, Cohen turned off his microphone in 2013. Retirement, Cohen says, is liberating. He qualifies that statement, saying, “I absolutely loved my job as a reporter. I got to […]

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Treat-To-Try: Fate Cakes

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat-To-Try: Fate Cakes

Something happens in groovy grocery stores like Lucky’s: you totally lose all sensibilities when it comes to prices. Find a box of poofy cupcakes and just reflexively chuck it in the cart… never bothering to process the fact that the cashier will ring up $12 for a little bucket of sugar. Of course, the sugar […]

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Restaurant Review: Torpedo Room

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Torpedo Room

The wallet heist at the movie concession stand is an inevitability. You can go to all the cheapie matinee showings you want, the price for a little bag of popcorn and a coke will still be ten bucks. So it’s nice to find that, inside the glitzy Gateway Film Center, the in-house restaurant is on […]

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Dish Deathmatch: The Battle of Bánh mì

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: The Battle of Bánh mì

The Bánh mì is a popular Vietnamese sandwich for the epicurean crowd. At first blush, the thing looks like a typical sub sandwich — a big french loaf with lots of stuff crammed in it. Upon closer inspection, though, it turns out that the “sub” has stuff you won’t necessarily find on the menu at the […]

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School Issues: 5 Moments that Brought Down the House

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: 5 Moments that Brought Down the House

Last night’s special school board meeting packed the house at East High School. Teachers, staff, students and families flooded the school’s auditorium, balcony, and swamped the back of the space with a shoulder-to-shoulder standing crowd. Over one-hundred speakers took a turn at the microphone to make a plea for their respective schools. Some speeches were […]

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Restaurant Review: The Little Donut Shop

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Little Donut Shop

The Little Donut Shop makes one basic type of donut, then frosts it with lots of different stuff. This business plan shouldn’t work. Sure, it’s efficient, but the eating public likes variety: mix it up with some fruity flavors (apple or blueberry), some chocolate stuff or sour cream. People love those extras in their donuts. […]

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