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Dish DeathMatch: Macarons Redux

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish DeathMatch: Macarons Redux

Macarons are back. Then again, I guess they never went anywhere. As a trend, they rose to prominence in 2013. And they’re still going strong. That’s quite an accomplishment for a sandwich cookie. Of course, it’s a sandwich cookie that comes in a million variations, a treat for culinary explorers. That sort of variety supports a long lifespan. […]

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Cincinnati’s Macaron Bar Pops Up with Plans to Make it Permanent

Susan Post Susan Post Cincinnati’s Macaron Bar Pops Up with Plans to Make it Permanent

Cincinnati’s Macaron Bar has made its way to the Short North for the holiday season. The bakery is operating a pop-up at 668 N. High St., with plans to make it permanent next year. The Macaron Bar debuted in the Queen City in 2014, specializing in French Macarons. Columbus will be the bakery’s seventh location, […]

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Treat to Try: Macarons by Mjomii Artisan Dessert House

Anne Evans Anne Evans Treat to Try: Macarons by Mjomii Artisan Dessert House

There are a lot of macarons to experience in this city, but a newcomer is offering a version of the sweet meringue-based confection that is one of the best macarons in Columbus. Mjomii is a home-based bakery that started showing up at the markets and bazaars around the city this year and will be expanding […]

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Best Bites Breakdown: Mad Macs

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Best Bites Breakdown: Mad Macs

“Not pretty. Always tasty.” So goes the slogan of bakery Mad Macs, whose French macarons make up in flavor for what they lack in presentation. Macarons are notoriously fickle to make, and can be a hair-pulling experience for even the most seasoned bakers. Renee Kinkopf, owner of Mad Macs, perfected her macaron technique as a […]

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Best Dessert of 2014: Pistacia Vera

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Dessert of 2014: Pistacia Vera

Pistacia Vera has not only taken the crown in 2014 as the city’s best bakery, they’ve also won for the fourth year in a row in our category for best desserts in Columbus. The nomination is certainly deserving, as the local bakery features a wide variety of treats ranging from eclairs to tarts to fruit […]

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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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Angry Baker to Close and Relaunch in January

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Angry Baker to Close and Relaunch in January

On January 6, 2014, The Angry Baker, the popular Olde Towne East bakery and bistro located at 891 Oak Street, will celebrate four years in business. In anticipation of this grand event, the store will be closed from January 1st – January 5th for a face lift and new outlook. For starters, The Angry Baker […]

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