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Treat to Try: The $57 Cocoa Experience

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: The $57 Cocoa Experience

In truth, the headline’s a little misleading. The cocoa sold at the Global Gallery in Clintonville is pretty cheap: three bucks. It’s fabulous too. And it seems like plenty of guests can just walk right in with chump change, order some cocoa or tea or coffee, and park it there at a table, talking philosophy […]

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Restaurant Review: Betty’s In Memoriam

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Betty’s In Memoriam

Worst January ever: the lights at 680 N. High are dimming. The closing of Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits at the end of the month will be worse than all the armageddon, apocalypse and polar vortex events altogether. It’s time to pull out hair and scream in agony like a reality star who’s been kicked […]

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Unusual Eats: Donut Bacon Cheeseburger

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Donut Bacon Cheeseburger

People have been talking about donut burgers for almost ten years. In spite of the talking, the delicacy is seldom seen on local menus. Perhaps because it sounds… disgusting? It’s not disgusting. Or at least, it’s not disgusting in the fashion that it’s presented at Honey Dip Donuts. In fact, the Donut Bacon Cheeseburger is […]

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School Issues: Here Comes the Cutting

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Here Comes the Cutting

Budget cuts at Columbus City Schools are on their way. It’s no surprise. Cuts were on the table before the failure of the levy. The Columbus Education Commission members weighed in last year, suggesting steps such as lobbying for relaxed bus safety regulations, and sourcing more economical menu items for school lunches. This time around, […]

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Restaurant Review: Jack and Benny’s Barnstormer Diner

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Jack and Benny’s Barnstormer Diner

Jack and Benny’s always seems to have a line outside on lazy weekend mornings. People love it: giant portions, great diner food . . . but for people who don’t love other people quite so much, there is a new option that has been mysteriously un-crowded so far; Jack and Benny’s Barnstormer Diner. OSU Airport […]

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Restaurant Review: Jerry’s Galaxy Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Jerry’s Galaxy Cafe

The warning that Jerry’s Galaxy Cafe is out in the untraveled frontiers of Hilliard, that was an understatement. In the age of Google Maps, far-flung-ed-ness shouldn’t be a problem, but those maps can’t help you when the turn-off sign on Scioto Darby Road is bent all to hell and points in some random direction. And […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Drive-Thru Breakfast Battle Royale

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Drive-Thru Breakfast Battle Royale

When Wendy’s pulled back from the breakfast marketplace last year, pundits blamed the mega-force which is McDonald’s for the local chain’s failure to thrive. Diners were just too entrenched in the McMuffin’s goodness to venture elsewhere and try new things. But there’s another locally-based chain that’s taking a whack at McDonald’s morning market share, and […]

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