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¡¡Cubano!! Slow Food Columbus Goes Cuban


Slow Food Columbus has been planning for almost a year to recreate this traditional Cuban “Celebration of the Pig.” The China Box is so named because it was first introduced to Cuban culture by a Chinese traveler. It slowly cooks a whole pig marinated in Cuban flavors producing an extraordinarily juicy and savory dish that […]


Hawa Russia Reviewed in The Dispatch

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From The Dispatch: Guests can kick up heels at smorgasbord of cultures By Jon Christensen Despite signs that the space was once a Chinese restaurant, the artifacts that adorn Hawa Russia seek to create a Russian ambience. And, on Saturday nights and late Friday nights, patrons move to Russian music on the large dance floor […]


Rad Dog! is Back Downtown

Anne Evans Anne Evans

The weather is getting warmer and that means Rad Dog! Gourmet Meatless Hot Dogs is back downtown. You can get your lunch fix at his new spot at the corner of Broad & High from 10am to 2pm. Miss him today? He will be there the rest of the week. You can check out his schedule […]


Cafe Corner review on RestaurantWidow.com

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From RestaurantWidow.com: If there is one restaurant I’ve received the most suggestions and recommendations on, it’s probably Cafe Corner.  Cafe Corner is located on 3rd Ave at Pennsylvania.  I think I might have been a little bitter because I used to live on Pennsylvania at 2nd and there was nothing in the neighborhood at the […]


Review: Rue Dumaine in Dayton

 Andrew Hall

The quick version : French bistro, competently done. Would go reasonably often if it was close, but not worth a special trip. Somehow the fact that there is a Beard Award-winning chef about 75 miles from Columbus totally escapes the notice of the supposed restaurant review person at the Dispatch. Anne Kearney is an Ohio native. […]


Chinese/Japanese restaurant opening in Short North


The other day I stuck my head in the door located just south of The Surly Girl Saloon while some interior demolition work was being done and a gentleman there informed me that the space was going to be either a Chinese or Japanese restaurant! Great news for the neighborhood! Has anyone else heard anything […]


This Week In Local Food Blogging (3/28/09)

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This week, both HungryWoolf and ColumbusFoodie were busy hitting the Hills Market for items such as fresh morels and Blue Jacket Dairy cheeses. The Columbus Foodcasters have a new episode about the new Encore offshoot from Handke’s and the always popular topic of home brewing. Lisa the Waitress has just posted up a great guide […]


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