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School Issues: Campaign Word Games and Number Fun

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Campaign Word Games and Number Fun

Last year was a rough year for Columbus City Schools. The data scandal earned Columbus national attention, the superintendent retired early, administrators were put on super-extended leaves, and the school board started having private meetings with lawyers. As election season draws near, the path forward remains full of jarring bumps and jumps. The campaign for […]

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Dish Deathmatch/Ohio vs The World: Honey

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch/Ohio vs The World: Honey

People like to buy local. In the case of honey, it seems like there are decent folk medicine beliefs that also justify shopping locally. People with allergies swear that local raw honey helps build a little resistance to the unpleasant pollen reactions in the spring and… in every Ohio season except for winter. Health benefits […]

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Restaurant Review: Rancho Alegre at Kingsdale

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Rancho Alegre at Kingsdale

People love-love-love Rancho Alegre. It’s difficult to understand how any joint can inspire so much love, until you actually give it a whirl. The outside of the new Kingsdale location makes it look like some sort of “mall spot”, vanilla establishment. Inside, though, it’s sort of nice – with textured walls, symmetrical design and an […]

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Short North Parents Group Wants Better School Options

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short North Parents Group Wants Better School Options

When making lists of family-friendly neighborhoods in Columbus, the Short North doesn’t usually make the cut. Although fabulous, the zone between OSU campus and Downtown is better known for funky art galleries, a crazed Halloween party, dining and drinking. A new group, Short North Parents, begs to differ. The group sees the neighborhood as one […]

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Treat to Try: Caramel Milkshake at Stauf’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Caramel Milkshake at Stauf’s

Some earlier ColumbusUnderground conversation lead inevitabley to milkshakes. It’s probably time to have a milkshake Dish Deathmatch soon, but before launching the research project, Stauf’s Caramel Shake deserves a day of its own. The Caramel Shake is not really on the menu, but it’s been around for years and the staff seems to know exactly […]

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Restaurant Review: Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen

Gahanna’s Creekside is quiet. That’s probably not a really great thing for a shopping center, but it’s a great thing for guests who aren’t into the whole butt-to-nut crush that is The Weekend Shopping Experience. Instead of being flooded with people, the outdoor mall is flooded with water. It’s a maze of pathways that wind […]

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Unusual Eats: Bulgogi Cheesesteak

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Bulgogi Cheesesteak

A Bulgogi Cheesesteak Sandwich would seem to qualify as “unusual food”… any place but Columbus, that is. In Columbus, the sandwich has found mainstream fame winning the title of Best Sandwich at the local 2013 Food Truck Festival Awards. The prizewinning combo belongs to Ajumama, a team that also brought home the top prize for […]

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