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Restaurant Review: Links-N-Lemonade

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Links-N-Lemonade

Links-N-Lemonade opened up its very own brick-and-mortar hot dog joint in Graceland Shopping Center this summer. Like its food truck, the operation offers a very specific food genre: hot dogs and lemonade. In the case of its Graceland joint, it’s in a right-place/right-time situation. There’s not a lot of hot dog competition in the area, […]

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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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Restaurant Review: Couscous House

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Couscous House

Couscous House set up shop on a revitalizing stretch of Morse Road, an area recently populated by newer buildings along with bustling chain restaurants and stores. But Couscous House isn’t a chain restaurant. It’s a local start-up, offering what we’ll call a Chipotle-interpretation of Moroccan fare. As is the trend, it’s a place that lets you […]

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Ohio’s Own: DeMassimo’s Arrabbiata Sauce

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: DeMassimo’s Arrabbiata Sauce

As a general rule, it’s a good idea to splurge when buying pasta sauce. Sure, you can get it at a big-box grocer for around a dollar, but the red stuff in those bargain jars is typically disappointing at the table: it’s watery, either too sweet or too sour, and somehow, alarmingly absent any distinguishable […]

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Restaurant Review: Bristol Republic

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Bristol Republic

The announcement of Bristol Republic as a replacement for Basil in the Short North might have raised a few eyebrows. For those frustrated with the neighborhood’s sprawling popularity and the accompanying departure of small, artisanal operations, the specter of something possibly bro-country — a concept that evokes flashbacks of faux honky tonks with dueling-pianos — […]

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Ohio’s Own: Laurel Valley Creamery’s Cloverton

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Laurel Valley Creamery’s Cloverton

Laurel Valley’s Cloverton cheese has long been a local favorite in the restaurant scene. You might find it in a butternut squash sandwich at Little Eater. Or in an ice cream flavor at Jeni’s. The cheese makes lots of appearances in salads too.  But what’s better than Cloverton as part of a sandwich or salad? An […]

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Restaurant Review: Phenix Bistro

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Phenix Bistro

Gay Street is a reliably bustling thoroughfare Downtown. During lunch hour, the parking spots are usually filled from High Street to Cleveland Avenue; the sidewalks are dense with pedestrians, going-to or coming-from one of its many eateries.  So the short-lived nature of Criollo, a build-a-bowl project from the owners of Si Señor, was a bit of […]

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