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Best Bites Breakdown: Gallerie Bar & Bistro

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Best Bites Breakdown: Gallerie Bar & Bistro

If there was ever a burger that would make the locals stand up and yell, “O-H-“, this one would be it. Executive Chef Bill Glover of Gallerie Bar & Bistro has always had an affinity and respect for local  ingredients, and for Best Bites: Burgers, he’s putting all that passion on the plate. There isn’t […]

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Best Bites Breakdown: Kraft House No. 5

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Best Bites Breakdown: Kraft House No. 5

Have you ever wondered what a karate chop, round-house kick to your palate would taste like? Chef Marcus Meacham has, and he’s planning to bring a burger to Best Bites: Burgers that promises to assault your senses – in the best possible way. Chef Meacham heads up the kitchen at Kraft House No. 5, where […]

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Best Bites Breakdown: Star Lanes Polaris

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Best Bites Breakdown: Star Lanes Polaris

When one thinks about creating the ideal burger for a Buckeye, what does one envision it to be? Is it oversized to represent the abundance of talent we always have on the roster? Maybe it includes nuts, cause, well, you know? Chef Jake Green of Star Lanes Polaris has himself considered this very question, and […]

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Best Bites Breakdown: The Crest Gastropub

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Best Bites Breakdown: The Crest Gastropub

The Crest Gastropub is popular throughout the city for a few things: a great lineup of craft beers, a cool, rustic-industrial interior and vibe, and a sustainable attitude toward food and food preparation anchored by one of the few restaurant rooftop gardens. The dishes Chef Dustin Brafford puts out of The Crest’s kitchen are carefully […]

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Best Bites Breakdown: Explorers Club

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Best Bites Breakdown: Explorers Club

For a quick culinary trip outside the United States, local flock to the Explorers Club, where Chef Dan Varga regularly creates menus that spin off the flavors of Mexico, Hungary, West Africa, the Mediterranean, Asia, and more. This flair for the exotic also extends to his burgers, where for the Best Bites: Burgers event, Chef […]

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Best Bites Breakdown: Street Thyme Food Truck

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Best Bites Breakdown: Street Thyme Food Truck

Making something the ultimate it can be often requires collaboration. After all, two heads are better than one and all that good jazz. The same holds true for burgers, where some of the best creations, it seems, comes about when several minds and palates get together. That’s the story with the Apple Bacon Brie Burger […]

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Best Bites Breakdown: Sweet Carrot Food Truck

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Best Bites Breakdown: Sweet Carrot Food Truck

Not all burgers are made equally. Not all burgers are made with beef. Non-traditional burgers have always had a home in Columbus’ eating culture, led by an exciting collection that includes Elk, Salmon, and Vegetarian variations. The Turkey Burger is another popular alterna-burger, and of the options around the city, the one produced by Angela […]

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