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Best Bites Breakdown: Bar 145

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Best Bites Breakdown: Bar 145

What’s more American than Apple Pie? How about an Apple Pie Burger? It’s a creative challenge put to Chef Robby Lucas at Bar 145 by one of his line cooks. It’s a challenge he met head on, and we get to taste the results at Best Bites: Burgers in its inaugural year. Chef Lucas is […]

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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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Best Bites Breakdown: Rishi Sushi

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Best Bites Breakdown: Rishi Sushi

There isn’t anyone in the city who doesn’t like Asian food of some kind. Whether you go in for traditional Vietnamese Pho, Sweet-and-spicy Korean Bulgogi, or quintessentially American General Tso’s Chicken, there’s something about oriental flavors that get our juices flowing. So, imagine East meeting West on a bun, and how delectable the fusion must […]

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