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Ohio’s Own: Fligner’s Fiesta Sausage

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Fligner’s Fiesta Sausage

Founded in 1924, Fligner’s Market is the longest-standing grocery store in Lorain, Ohio. People travel from all across Ohio to shop its aisles, not only for the fresh meats and house-baked goods, but also for its famous customer service, a treatment that includes a clerk who will walk out to the car with you, and load […]

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Ohio’s Own: IncrediPuffs

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: IncrediPuffs

The time has come for Columbus to have its very own cheese puffs. Tortilla chips, potato chips, pork rinds: we’ve already got lots of that stuff.  And now we have cheese puffs, too. Or rather, IncrediPuffs. And they come in cheese flavor, as well as a whole bunch of other flavors.  IncrediPuffs are brought to us by […]

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Ohio’s Own: The Crazy Cucumber

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: The Crazy Cucumber

Wherever you find The Crazy Cucumber, you will also find a line of people. Lines for sweet Georgia peaches make sense. Lines for ice cream or deep-fried cheese makes sense. But a line for pickles? A veggie that’s been preserved in brine? It makes no sense.  One bite, though, could very well inspire a conversion. Plus, the […]

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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: Raspberry Cheesecake Popcorn

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Raspberry Cheesecake Popcorn

American Classic Snack Company is based in Wadsworth, and its focus is on a very particular type of American snack: popcorn. In fact, the company has been focused on popcorn for more than 30 years. And while it’s a small-town Ohio operation, you’ll find its snacks in locations throughout the United States. While the company specializes […]

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Ohio’s Own: Omega Buns

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Omega Buns

Although a diet of bacon, eggs and cheese has some attractive features, the low-carb lifestyle has heretofore been unexplored territory. Up front, carbs are my favorite food group, especially the sweet, sweet sugary ones. That said, there’s a whole world out there that’s found a relatively healthy lifestyle by restricting carbohydrate intake. That means restricting candy […]

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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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