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Short Order: Jubilee Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Jubilee Cafe

Jubilee Market and Cafe bills itself as a “Market With a Purpose.” And its purpose is to provide nutritious, affordable foods to the community surrounding its location at 1160 W. Broad St. in Franklinton. While it’s not the size of a Kroger, its grocery shelves are filled with a good deal more than you might […]

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Treat to Try: Schmidt’s Latte Cream Puff

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Schmidt’s Latte Cream Puff

It’s time for a mash-up. Two Columbus institutions, Schmidt’s and Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, have teamed up to finally bring us what we really deserve: Latte Cream Puffs.  Seriously, after endless pandemic isolation, and extreme governmental turbulence, we need some comfort. And our local cultural icons are here for us.   The Latte Cream Puff is built on […]

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Short Order: Fibonacci’s Pizzeria

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Fibonacci’s Pizzeria

During the pandemic, a pizza place in a movie house might find itself in an especially precarious position. Movie joints, generally, have been hit hard by social changes brought about by public health concerns. Add to this equation the fact that movie food requires de-masking, and you’ve got… Well, you’ve found the spot wherein Fibonacci’s Pizzeria […]

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Short Order: Beef Shawarma at Olive & Thyme

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Beef Shawarma at Olive & Thyme

Panera is fine. Good, even, when it comes to something like a cinnamon twist. Beyond the edibles, its emptied structural shell has made an excellent, spacious home for a new project in Clintonville: Olive & Thyme. Space is, of course, unduly popular during these endless pandemic days, and the particularly giant shell of the former High […]

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Restaurant Review: Chapman’s Eat Market

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Chapman’s Eat Market

Chapman’s Eat Market is a Columbus restaurant project that has bucked the prevailing trends and opened its doors in German Village during the pandemic. To that end, its plan from day one has been accommodating for differing customer perceptions of risk. For dine-in types, Chapman’s takes reservations for parties of up to four for an eight-course […]

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Short Order: Chicken and Biscuit from Dough Mama

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Chicken and Biscuit from Dough Mama

In an age where restaurants are struggling to stay afloat, Clintonville’s Dough Mama expanded its operations and opened its second spot at 730 S. High St. in German Village in August. The new joint is a smallish, counter-order cafe, with a big indoor table that might be good for community seating in future, plague-free years. There’s […]

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Short Order: Vida’s Plant Based Butcher’s Reuben

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Vida’s Plant Based Butcher’s Reuben

When one thinks of a plant-based butchery…well, one doesn’t usually think of a plant-based butchery. Normally, we think of animal-based butchers, with perhaps a couple of carcasses hanging from the ceiling somewhere.  But, Vida’s Plant Based Butcher has a name that practically speaks for itself. So in developing expectations, one would imagine…perhaps giant hanging disemboweled gourds? Nope. […]

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