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Restaurant Review: Pies & Pints

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Pies & Pints

The Worthington Mall still exists. Who knew? Re-christened as “The Shops at Worthington Place”, the mall’s experiencing something of a revival. The wintertime Worthington Farmers Market sets up shop there regularly, and two more new operations are slated to open soon: Piada and Naticakes. That’s all in addition to Pies & Pints, a newbie that […]

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School Issues: A Gift for the Ed Commission

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: A Gift for the Ed Commission

Columbus Board of Education meetings aren’t exactly Must-See-TV, but Monday night’s meeting is shaping up to be a doozie. On the table are budget cuts, a parting gift from outgoing Superintendent Gene Harris. The cuts call for the loss of 103 teaching positions and another 95 teaching assistants… plus a shortened school day and reductions […]

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Ohio’s Own: Shagbark Seed & Mill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Shagbark Seed & Mill

Gourmet Fritos aren’t something I’ve ever really considered. It just seems like corn chips are so profoundly, perfectly junky, they transcend the world of artisanal snacking. Until now. Athens-based Shagbark Seed & Mill has put all the good things about corn chips into its Corn Cracker Minis. While the label says “cracker”, the product sure […]

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Restaurant Review: Da Levee

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Da Levee

When Da Levee first opened its doors three years ago, it took about thirty seconds for the eatery to find a die-hard fan club. The hungry masses flocked to the restaurant and raved about the engaging service and good comfort food. Since its opening days, Da Levee has done a little evolving. It’s renovated its […]

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Dish DeathMatch: Cockfight Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish DeathMatch: Cockfight Edition

The rotisserie chicken is an easy grocery go-to. Chicken is one of the most popular foods in the United States, and rotisserie birds are eminently succulent and eminently edible. So, it’s worthwhile to give those ubiquitous chickens a closer look. It’s time to consider a little cockfight, a battle of the birds, pitching a mega-grocer […]

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Restaurant Review: Hae-Paul’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hae-Paul’s

There are all sorts of reasons to like Hae-Paul’s downtown. First, it’s got bona fide royal lineage in the local dining scene: the restaurant is the start-up project from Chef Paul Yow, a chef fresh off a fifteen year tenure at Barcelona. Second, Hae-Paul’s is a family run business; it’s owned and operated by Yow […]

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Dish DeathMatch: Carrot Cake

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish DeathMatch: Carrot Cake

When it comes to taste testing, Consumer Reports and Cook’s Illustrated do a fine job on the national front. Still, there’s a whole world of Columbus edibles and interests that fly under the radar of those fine publications. The time has come to bring a some local flavor to the food-versus-food scene: it’s time for […]

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