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School Issues: A Letter from Mike Wiles

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: A Letter from Mike Wiles

Editorial note: This week, the Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 167. Assuming passage in the senate, the bill will put a school levy on the November ballot for Columbus voters. School Board Member, Mike Wiles, has a few words to say about the contents of the legislation, education reform and the press coverage surrounding […]

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Restaurant Review: Gallerie Bar & Bistro

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Gallerie Bar & Bistro

Alright fancypants, let’s check out Gallerie Bar & Bistro. It’s the restaurant inside of the new downtown Hilton. First, there’s the Gallerie/Gallery part. Throughout the hotel floor that houses the bistro, there are giant, gorgeous murals hanging on the walls. You don’t really see guests chilling out, ogling the art… but it’s worth some eye-time. […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Donuts VS Doughnuts

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Donuts VS Doughnuts

Schneider’s Bakery is the sort of place that has a line of hungry people queued up waiting for donuts at one-in-the-morning when it opens. That’s devotion. Aficionados says there’s nothing in this world like Schneider’s donuts. Time for a little fact checking, courtesy Dish Deathmatch. At a more reasonable hour (midmorning) a giant collection of […]

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Ohio’s Own: Eban Bakery Gluten-Free Bread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Eban Bakery Gluten-Free Bread

Might as well venture into the whole Gluten-Free Fad. True, some people have celiac disease. And some people have physical reactions to gluten products that make Montezuma’s Revenge look like a walk in the park: they can’t even lick an Oreo without feeling like their guts are desperately trying to escape their bodies. And some […]

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Restaurant Review: The Crest Gastropub

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Crest Gastropub

The Crest Gastropub is swarming with customers. They’re everywhere, sitting at the bar, perched on the patio, standing around… standing in the parking lot waiting to get inside the joint. You can’t blame them, really. It’s a beautiful island on Indianola: an airy, rustic-slash-industrial spot with a big list of beers. Who wouldn’t want to […]

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Ohio’s Own: Walnut Creek Peanut Butter Spread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Walnut Creek Peanut Butter Spread

Walnut Creek Peanut Butter Spread looks totally innocent, like some sort of oddball Ohio edible: mildly amusing and easy to overlook. In fact, it’s closer to crack cocaine, and it comes from an Ohio-grown powerhouse. The Walnut Creek business actually started out as a guy selling cheese from the back of a pickup truck in […]

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Restaurant Review: Portia’s Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Portia’s Cafe

Portia’s Café is the perfect place to take your most neurotic control-freak-friends. It’s organic, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, plus it serves lots of stuff for raw-food-only-eaters. Portia’s accommodates every possible food fear –and it does so in a cute, fun way. To be clear, unlike many places where vegan food or gluten-free is an option, Portia’s […]

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