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Interview with the Interim: It’s All Good

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Interview with the Interim: It’s All Good

Dan Good. Dr. James Daniel Good. Superintendent Dr. Dan Good. Google is generally a great tool for stalking and finding out all about public figures… unless that public figure is Dr. Dan Good, the new interim superintendent for Columbus City Schools (CCS). After sorting out obituaries and a few random medical practitioners, the best search […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Baklava Bake-Off

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Baklava Bake-Off

Alright, Baklava is one of those food that’s always good. Even when it’s bad… it’s still pretty good. It’s hard to mess up an ancient formula that boils down to pastry, syrup and nuts. Still, some baklava is better than others. Ask a food snob or an addict (me): they’ll tell you that honey and […]

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Restaurant Review: Philco Bar + Diner

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Philco Bar + Diner

From the looks of it, Philco Bar + Diner is the sort of thing that’s in the right place at the right time. Filled to the gills with patrons, Philco is a petit little joint in the Short North. It just opened in the old Phillip’s Coney spot, filling the shoes of a century-old local […]

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Meanwhile, Today Outside the Signing of HB 167

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Meanwhile, Today Outside the Signing of HB 167

It seemed like a good idea at the time. When the mayor of Columbus got involved with the city school system, it looked like a step forward. Families were excited and optimistic at the onset of the announcement. It didn’t last long. First, the mayor appointed an “expert” school panel, the Columbus Education Commission (CEC): […]

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Unusual Eats: Dissecting the Mielone

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Dissecting the Mielone

While the pierogi is now a popular food in Columbus, the mielone remains a curiosity. Google the term “mielone”, and nine of the first ten matches are written entirely in Polish. The lonely English-language descriptions will tell you that a mielone is a Polish hamburger or meatball. Hubert’s Polish Kitchen in the North Market has […]

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Restaurant Review: Talita’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Talita’s

Columbus didn’t used to have very many taco joints. Back in the last century, Talita’s was the lone Tex-Mex duck in the middle of Clintonville. It disappeared a few years ago, but now it’s back in a new neighborhood location. Cactus is not on the menu. Pork stomach, lovable though it is, is not on […]

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Restaurant Review: Frezno Bar & Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Frezno Bar & Grill

The thing that’s immediately likable about Frezno Bar & Grill, is the soundtrack chugging away in the background. Blues music is what greets guests when they enter the restaurant, and the blues keep chugging along all through the eating experience. The music makes you feel cool in a way that trendy forties torch songs or […]

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