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Dish DeathMatch

When it comes to taste testing, Consumer Reports and Cook’s Illustrated do a fine job on the national front. Still, there’s a whole world of Columbus edibles and interests that fly under the radar of those fine publications. The time has come to bring a some local flavor to the food-versus-food scene: it’s time for a little Dish Deathmatch

Dish Deathmatch: Cheryl’s VS. C.Krueger’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Cheryl’s VS. C.Krueger’s

Cheryl’s has been a big Columbus cookie purveyor for…decades. Purchased by 1-800-FLOWERS in 2005, it’s a reliable go-to for your chocolate chip, buttercream, and pretty much any other flavor of cookie your heart desires.  An operation called “C.Krueger’s” entered the local market more recently in 2018. It’s run by Cheryl Krueger, who happens to be […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Buckeye Donuts vs HoneyDip

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Buckeye Donuts vs HoneyDip

This is not the first doughnut deathmatch for CU, but it is the first to feature either of these celebrated institutions in a cross-town rivalry: North-ish (HoneyDip) versus South-ish (the Buckeye Donuts on South High). Their wares aren’t fancied, reimagined, whimsical doughnut “creations,” these are old-school joints that have counters and cops and families congregating […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Jack’s Diner Versus Jack & Benny’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Jack’s Diner Versus Jack & Benny’s

What’s a Benny get ya? That is the question*. One short year ago, Downtown Columbus was Jack-less. Jack’s Diner, an institution in Lynn alley, was on a long-term hiatus. Jack & Benny’s, now on Broad, was still exclusively a north-side thing. But now, both joints are fully operational within a 90 second walk of each […]

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Dish Deathmatch: King Kong versus Godzilla

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: King Kong versus Godzilla

Truly, this match should have happened a long, long time ago. There’s no excuse, other than a personal failure to notice that Sushi Ting offers both a King Kong and a Godzilla roll on its menu. The joint has been in business for over five years, but better late to the table then never. The […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Pumpkin Pie Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Pumpkin Pie Edition

In a deathmatch, how hard can it be to pick a pumpkin pie? You don’t want the answer to that question. You want a clear winner. You get one shot, one buy, to bring the perfect pumpkin pie to the holiday dinner. The family is depending on wise choices to go with all that whipped […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Mac(aron) Attack!

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Mac(aron) Attack!

Hello Macarons. For the longest time, it was difficult to understand why people described macarons with such loving superlatives. They’re cookies, fine. But they don’t seem to require chocolate or gobs or butter or other things that make cookies worth eating. Then one day, the second most beloved contributor for Columbus Underground (2013) issued the […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Burrito Brawl, Korean Style

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Burrito Brawl, Korean Style

You say Korrito, I say Korean Burrito. Or vice versa. You can’t really call the dish a fusion craze. Merging Mexican and Korean dishes together in a global burrito is certainly not as ubiquitous on Columbus menus as, say, chicken wings or sliders. But the merger is delicious, and you can find this tortilla-wrapped deliciousness […]

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