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Exhibition Review: Action at a Distance at Angela Meleca Gallery

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Exhibition Review: Action at a Distance at Angela Meleca Gallery

Action at a Distance is a prolific exhibition mounted by Angela Meleca Gallery which seeks to redefine and reintroduce images of the Middle East. The works of five Lebanese artists – Youmna Chlala, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Rhea Karam, and Rania Matar – make a collective statement reconfiguring and reimagining dominant cultural representations of […]

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Restaurant Review: Little Lebanon

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Little Lebanon

Little Lebanon gets fawning online reviews. Lots of capital letters and exclamation points and terms such as “the best” and “fantastic”. The eatery’s customers display an undying devotion to both the house goods and its proprietors. And for good reason, on both accounts. The friendly owners, a husband and wife team, hustle between the front […]

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Pita Hut ‘n Grille Review


To be honest, I really don’t remember who turned me on to Pita Hut ‘n Grille – it may have been one of the other food bloggers (Lisa or Rosie, perhaps?), it may have been a mention on Columbus Underground, it may have just been word of mouth. All I know for sure is that […]


Journey around the world without leaving Columbus

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This week, The Alive takes us on a world-spanning journey through various local ethnic shops, restaurants and marketplaces. Highlights include: – The Columbus Asian Market, Lotte Oriental Food and Gifts, and India Grocers representing Asia. – La Michoacana, Terra Brasil, and La Metapaneca from Central and South America. – Romashka International Deli, Mediterranean Food Imports, […]


Nazareth Deli


When I posted my recent review of Mi Mi Cafe on Columbus Underground, one of the responses I got advised me to try Nazareth Deli, located on the other side of the same shopping center. The next time we were in the area, we gave it a try, sampling a few different dishes. While we […]


Avesta Eclectic Cuisine Closed


Seen on a Delaware message board: Tuesday Sep 18 I just want the Delaware community to know that a really great restaurant is behind driven out of business. Avesta Saaty has been serving delicious Middle Eastern fare at 12 S. Sandusky St. for the last five years, but is closing tonight due to failed lease […]


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