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Treat to Try: Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery

About five years ago, Columbus was hit hard by the cupcake bus. It seemed like there was a spot on every corner, peddling artisan cupcakes.   All good things must come to an end, and many cupcake joints faded into oblivion, joining a legion of other bygone trends like fro-yo. These days, cupcakes have returned to the […]

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Cover to Cover Books Presents: When I Grow Up Book Launch Party

  Cover to Cover Books Presents: When I Grow Up Book Launch Party

Join author Casey Bowers and illustrator Alex Clark as they celebrate the release of their new children’s book, When I Grow Up, the book of cool careers that kids can really see themselves in. With special guests, Dante Washington of the Columbus Crew, performance from Lizard McGee of Earwig and Director Derek Talib and Actor […]

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Koko Tea Salon & Bakery Opens Downtown Location

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Koko Tea Salon & Bakery Opens Downtown Location

Koko Tea Salon & Bakery recently opened a second shop, located within the residential Seneca building in Downtown Columbus. The 361 East Broad Street soft opening took place on May 17th with additional pastries and menu items being added over the past several weeks. Koko’s first location, at 116 Mill Street in Gahanna, opened in 2011. The […]

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New Bakery to Open in the King-Lincoln District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New Bakery to Open in the King-Lincoln District

The historical King-Lincoln district, known for its roots in the Columbus jazz scene, will soon be welcoming a new bakery. Mika’s Cupcakes and Creams will be opening in the Spring of 2016 at 821 East Long Street. Owner Tamika Woods began baking at a young age. Seven years back, she took a few baking classes for […]

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Red Velvet Café Opens Downtown Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Red Velvet Café Opens Downtown Location

This Saturday, South Fourth Street will welcome its newest business to the growing area with the grand opening of Red Velvet Café. The business is opening in the small space between Little Palace and Dirty Frank’s, formerly occupied by Columbus Furniture Revival. Owner Krizzia Yanga is launching the business as an expansion of her parent’s […]

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Treat to Try: Four and Twenty Blackbird Bake Shop

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Four and Twenty Blackbird Bake Shop

For a while, the cupcake trend was worrisome. The frenzy for cupcakes was so overwhelmingly intense, it might have killed off the treat: like tiramisu, or creme brulee. But cupcakes still exist, there are still eateries that specialize in the treat, and you can still find good cupcake offerings from independent bakeries such as from […]

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Treat-To-Try: Fate Cakes

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat-To-Try: Fate Cakes

Something happens in groovy grocery stores like Lucky’s: you totally lose all sensibilities when it comes to prices. Find a box of poofy cupcakes and just reflexively chuck it in the cart… never bothering to process the fact that the cashier will ring up $12 for a little bucket of sugar. Of course, the sugar […]

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