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Eat Right: Q&A with Matt and Lindsay Tewanger of Cravings Cafe

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: Q&A with Matt and Lindsay Tewanger of Cravings Cafe

Cravings Cafe first came onto the scene as a teensy cookie shop in Italian Village. It has since evolved, morphed and relocated, and now it’s a cozy cafe in Downtown Columbus. We talked with owners Matt and Lindsey Tewanger about that evolution and what it’s like to work with a spouse. Where did you and […]

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Eat Right: 10 Restaurants Where It’s More Fun to Sit at the Bar

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Restaurants Where It’s More Fun to Sit at the Bar

At these 10 restaurants, grabbing a meal at the bar can often be even more fun than sitting at a regular table or booth. Eating at the bar often makes for a livelier and more relaxed dining experience. Plus, you have the opportunity to watch the bartender in action shaking those craft cocktails. Dinner and […]

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Eat Right: 10 Restaurants All Decked Out for the Holidays

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Restaurants All Decked Out for the Holidays

We’re in the midst of the holiday season, and Columbus restaurants are feeling festive with twinkling lights, trees, wreaths and garland. Here are 10 restaurants guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit this month. Basi Italia 811 Highland St., Victorian Village The Victorian Village eatery’s cozy back patio is pretty magical during the holiday […]

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Eat Right: 10 Dishes to Keep You Warm this Fall

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Dishes to Keep You Warm this Fall

Looking for something that will warm your soul on a chilly, wet day? You’ll love the hearty stews, chilies and ragouts featured on chefs’ autumn menus. Here are 10 favorites from Columbus restaurants. Chile Verde Cafe 4852 Sawmill Rd.; 1522 Gemini Place Chile Verde serves a regional favorite from New Mexico, an authentic Roasted New […]

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Eat Right: 10 Restaurants with Great Baked Goods

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Restaurants with Great Baked Goods

Two local restaurants, Cravings Cafe and Shaw’s Restaurant, recently reopened after extended hiatuses and both boast baked goods that were as eagerly anticipated as the savory offerings. Here’s a look at local restaurants that serve baked goods so good they have their own loyal following. Acre 2700 N. High St.; 1717 Northwest Blvd. Basically, no […]

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Eat Right: Snack Your Way Across the City With These 10 Local Eats

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: Snack Your Way Across the City With These 10 Local Eats

Feeling more in the mood for a snack than for a full-blown meal? No problem. Columbus chefs are embracing the fancy snacks trend, and there are plenty of fun snack options on menus across the city. Ambrose & Eve Burger Shack 560 S. High St.  Chef Matt Heaggans has an affinity for snacky junk foods, […]

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Eat Right: 10 Summer Desserts

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Summer Desserts

Even if most of us don’t get three months of freedom each June, July and August, it’s still fun to recapture the indulgence of childhood summer vacation as an adult. Treat yourself this month with a seasonal dessert at one of the city’s independent restaurants. Acre 2700 N. High St.; 1717 Northwest Blvd.  Acre may […]

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