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Ohio’s Own: Kim Chi Pork Rinds

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Kim Chi Pork Rinds

Between lo-carb diets and fancified treatments on menus in local restaurants, pork rinds are experiencing a bona fide heyday. Once a weird, niche, vaguely creepy snack, fried pig skin is now widely accepted as a cool munching option. And so it was only a matter of time before the snack food industry started launching more […]

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Ohio’s Own: Jane’s Dough Foods

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Jane’s Dough Foods

Jane’s Dough Foods was an accidental discovery. It came on the heels of the February shuttering of the Kroger Bakery Downtown. In the wake of its demise, Jane’s Dough Foods posted a supportive hiring notice targeted to displaced workers. Jane’s offered some parachutes to Kroger casualties and an extra disclosure: Jane’s is a Donatos project.  So, […]

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Ohio’s Own: Pita Krunch

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Pita Krunch

We’re still not quite done with the whole Ohio chips discussion. The selection of offerings in the Ohio snack scene is robust — robust enough to host, in addition to lots of potato and corn chips, pita chips too. That means we’ve got some international flair to investigate. Of course, international and local are two […]

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Ohio’s Own: Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce

Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce has a dynamite back story. The project was established in Cleveland almost a decade ago by an upstart 15-year-old high school student named Ethan Holmes. Inspired by stories of successful entrepreneurship, and armed with his grandfather’s unique recipe, he launched an applesauce operation that has grown exponentially from its early days. Now […]

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Ohio’s Own: Hummavore Hummus

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Hummavore Hummus

For Fox Hollow Garden, aka “Hummavore,” hummus is serious business. So serious, that this past winter it dedicated itself to the lone task of making and selling hummus — lots and lots of hummus. Of course, a line-up consisting of only hummus doesn’t have to be boring. A chip dip can have many variations when […]

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Ohio-Based Restaurant The Rail Opening First Central Ohio Location in Dublin

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio-Based Restaurant The Rail Opening First Central Ohio Location in Dublin

The first Central Ohio opening of Ohio-based restaurant The Rail is coming later this month. First opening its Akron location in 2011, The Rail now has four stores throughout Ohio, with its fifth opening at 5839 Frantz Rd. in Dublin on Wednesday, February 26. The Rail, located in Akron, Canton, North Olmsted and Strongsville, is […]

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Ohio’s Own: Snack Sticks from Great Lakes Smoked Meats

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Snack Sticks from Great Lakes Smoked Meats

With the trendiness of low-carb diets, packaged beef sticks have been making a comeback. That is, they’re making comeback — if ever they were trendy. The original prototype Slim Jim snacks were invented in 1929 and have been a fixture in truck stops for generations. Ohio has its very own version: Great Lakes Meat Snack […]

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