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The buzz on Columbus’ flourishing food scene, from upscale eateries to corner cafes.

IndoChinese Fusion: the holy grail of ethnic dining


Greetings, fellow foodies. It’s been forever since I’ve written a restaurant review, mainly because I was trying to take some time off from restaurants. Yeah, right – what was I thinking? Well, lately I’ve been back to my roots with a vengeance and I have discovered the holy grail of dining out: IndoChinese fusion cuisine. […]




eating at tasi was really a pleasant surprise. there are plenty of places to get a sandwich/soup/salad for lunch, but few that source local ingredients, make almost all ingredients in house (including roasting their own meats!) and do so for a reasonable price. the menu is expansive and here’s a bonus: they serve breakfast all […]


Northstar Cafe Veggie Burger


I am so not a veggie burger person. I’m a meat eater through and through, and have never met faux meat anything that I’ve liked. I’ve taken bites of hubby’s BK Veggie Burgers in a pinch, but it’s just not the same, cap’n! Ditto pretty much anything based in soy, seitan, or any other protein […]


Jeni’s Ice Creams featured in the New York Times


The New York Times wrote The Gift Is in the Mail, and on the Web By MARIAN BURROS Published: November 28, 2007 TWENTY-FIVE years after writing my first column on sweet, savory and useful mail-order gifts for the holidays — one filled with imported goodies — I’m amazed by how butchers, bakers and candy makers […]


Nazareth Deli


When I posted my recent review of Mi Mi Cafe on Columbus Underground, one of the responses I got advised me to try Nazareth Deli, located on the other side of the same shopping center. The next time we were in the area, we gave it a try, sampling a few different dishes. While we […]


What the hell is this new burger from Wendy’s?

 Jim Lauwers

“Sandwich #168” as it is lovingly known by the Wendy’s webmasters What the hell is this new burger from Wendy’s? Jalapeno slices and pepperjack cheese and fake cheddar cheese and bacon, between two full-sized hamburger patties? Jesus christ, were they playing Exquisite Corpse when they came up with this one? It has mustard and honey […]


Mezzo: Italian food and heated patio in Gahanna

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Italian food and heated patio come to Gahanna Tuesday, November 27, 2007 BY BILL CHRONISTER The latest in Italian style cuisine is opening in the Creekside Gahanna project on Saturday. Mezzo Italian Kitchen and Wine, at 130 Creekside Plaza, off Mill Street, will feature pizzas, pastas and entrees in an upscale casual […]


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