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Ohio’s Own: Carfagna’s Pasta Sauce

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Carfagna’s Pasta Sauce

Carfagna’s pasta sauce is the sort of thing that could make a dedicated food fan feel stupid. Afterall, Carfagna’s market has been around for a long time— something like seventy-five years. It’s also been making jarred marinara sauce for a long time (although not seventy-five years). So, discovering it only in 2014 makes it feel […]

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Restaurant Review: Westies Gastropub

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Westies Gastropub

Westies Gastropub has set up camp in a big, really big, beautiful spot at 940 S. Front Street. It made its grand debut a few weeks ago. For all its bigness, the parking lot is teeny, so it’s easiest for drivers to to scope out a nice little spot for a vehicle on the street […]

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Ohio’s Own: The 614 Chocolate Bar

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: The 614 Chocolate Bar

Love it or hate it, there can be no middle ground on the 614 Bar. Who knew chocolate could be so controversial? Ironically, the 614 Bar is made in Athens, Ohio by O’ Chocolate. Appropriately though, the company makes a 740 bar too. All of its products are based on free trade, organic, premium chocolate. […]

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School Issues: Three Unsung Heroes in the CCS Audit

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Three Unsung Heroes in the CCS Audit

The dust has settled in the wake of the January release of State Auditor Yost’s report on Columbus City Schools. The findings of the audit have been discussed ad nauseam in press conferences, news articles and on television broadcasts. In the midst of the reports of corruption and the discussion surrounding it, there are three […]

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Restaurant Review: Taco Hass

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Taco Hass

The new eatery, Taco Hass, has been compared to a taco truck dining experience, a lot. That’s weird. Sure, its menu has tacos, like a taco truck, but 1) Taco Hass is inside a building. 2) It doesn’t move around. 3) It’s powered by a wood fired grill. Items #1 and #2 might invite comparisons […]

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Dish Deathmatch: What the Pho?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: What the Pho?

The art of pho is Serious Business in Columbus. Our peoples love their pho, and when the local newspaper writes up a lovey review for a new joint and its pho… well, it’s time for a little Dish Deathmatch. The new place is Mi Li’s Asian Cuisine. It has replaced Merlion at 5320 N. High […]

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Restaurant Review: C’est Si Bon Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: C’est Si Bon Cafe

Crepes were gonna be the next big thing. Then they never really got very big and popular. At least, not big like burritos or pho or chicken wings. Those sorts of eats appear on lots of menus and have entire restaurants built around them. It seems like crepes corralled a couple of food trucks and […]

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