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Review: Etta’s Lunchbox Cafe

Anne Evans Anne Evans

On our recent trip to the Hocking Hills Region, we stopped in Etta’s Lunchbox Cafe on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. It is located on State Route 56 between New Plymouth and Starr, inside an old General Store (still in operation). The property was bought by LaDora Ousley, owner and manager, in January 2000. In […]

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Review: The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is located at the Hocking Hills State Park, and housed inside of two historically preserved 1840s-era cabins. Located 80 minutes south-east of Columbus, The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is a great weekend getaway retreat destination. The setting is beautiful and relaxing, the people are very hospitable […]

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Review: Shaw’s Restaurant and Inn in Lancaster

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Located about 45 minutes south-east of Columbus, Shaw’s Restaurant and Inn is one of the more remote Dine Originals restaurants, but they are definitely not to be overlooked. This fine dining establishment and hotel can be found in the historic Downtown area of Lancaster in a beautifully preserved building. We stopped in last Sunday en […]

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Buying Local at the Grocery Store: North Market

 JenniferBrown

Local food matters, and it doesn’t get much more local than the Historic North Market in the Short North/Downtown area. This is my favorite shopping experience in Central Ohio. The energy in the North Market, the knowledge of its purveyors and the freshness of its offerings, make it a great place to spend a Saturday […]

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Louie’s Grill: Tex-Mex/Cuban Fusion in Hilliard

 columbusfoodie Louie’s Grill: Tex-Mex/Cuban Fusion in Hilliard

It’s inevitable that Louie’s Grill, the fairly new Tex-Mex/Cuban fusion bistro in Hilliard, gets compared to Starliner Diner – they share quite a few things – many menu items are identical, they’re both located on Cemetary Road, and Louie, the chef/owner, was Starliner Diner’s head chef for 12 years. But that’s where the similarities end. […]

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Local Ingredients, Local Pizza

 JenniferBrown

Local food matters. And I’m curious to find local pizza shops that also use local ingredients. One of my favorite local pies comes from Mama Mimi’s, which does take and bake. They have three stores in Columbus – Clintonville, Arlington and Grandview – with two more on the way and one in Dayton slated to […]

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Roadhouse 66 Bar & Grille Opens in Worthington

 MKK

A new bar & grille has opened at 480 E. Wilson Bridge Rd in Worthington that is definitely worth checking out. The interior of Roadhouse 66 is decorated with memorabilia that can be found in diners and bars while traveling across Route 66. The patio is one of the best and largest in the area, […]

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