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Columbus becomes ‘center’ of wine world

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Columbus becomes ‘center’ of wine world Thursday, March 27, 2008 3:06 AM BY JOE BLUNDO Here’s another way Columbus can market itself: We’re the capital of guilt-free wine drinking. Two experts recently co-wrote a study on the “carbon footprint” of wine. Because shipping wine generates greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, […]


Families turn to food buying clubs to cut costs

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Families turn to buying clubs to cut cost of more-healthful eating Wednesday, March 26, 2008 BY AARON BECK Organic food today is as common as Wonder Bread — everywhere from independent grocers such as Weiland’s Gourmet Market and the Hills Market to chains such as Giant Eagle and Wal-Mart. Despite its ubiquity, […]


Taste of the Independents- 5/1/08

Coremodels Coremodels

Taste of the Independents Thursday, May 1, 2008 Smith Bros. Hardware Building 580 N. 4th. St. 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. $100 per person • Purchase Tickets Dine Originals Columbus and Buckeye Ranch have partnered to bring you Taste of the Independents. Enjoy samples of the finest cuisine from over 33 locally-owned restaurants. Enhance your […]


Meatball Monday at Basi Italia

 CMH Gourmand

Skip March Madness – go straight to Meatball Monday! Basi Italia started offering a Meatball Monday night special. A three course meal is offered – for $20. You get a salad, plate of spagetti with a tennis ball sized meatball and an Italian sausage, swimming in a wonderful marinara sauce, and a dessert (tonight I […]


Johnnie’s Tavern


You know, I’ve lived in Columbus for over a decade now and the amazing thing about this city is that it has these little “blink and you’ll miss them” neighborhoods full of history and character. Take Riverlea for instance. Adorable houses full of character, quiet as can be, close-knit community that I never knew existed […]


Rosendale’s updated dishes brim with flavor

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Updated dishes Brim with flavor Thursday, March 20, 2008 Jon Christensen In the hip atmosphere of Rosendales in the Short North, the kitchen knows new-wave cooking as well as any other cuisine. It also knows how to update fundamental dishes. A well-chosen fillet of cod — a humble fish capable of reaching […]


Mega Wraps in the Arena District closed

 The Hegemo

I walked by last night on my way to the game, and it appears to be out of business. I only ate there once, and it wasn’t especially good. I’ve heard Ken Hitchcock liked to get lunch there, so he is probably more bothered than I am.


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