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Ohio’s Own

There are many great local food products made here in Central Ohio and all throughout our great state. In our “Ohio’s Own” series, we take a closer look at some of the fine products our artisan food businesses create for all to enjoy.

Ohio’s Own: Ezzo Sausage Company

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Ezzo Sausage Company

Columbus’ very own Ezzo Sausage Company is a legend in the pepperoni game. Alton Brown’s Serious Eats once referred to Ezzo as “one of the finest pepperoni makers,” using its wares as prototypes in pepperoni experiments. Ezzo’s has also been lauded in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Thrillist.  The thing that’s special about Ezzo […]

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Ohio’s Own: Westside Barbell Coffee

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Westside Barbell Coffee

There’s strong coffee…Then there’s Westside Barbell strong coffee.  Westside Barbell is a bona fide institution on the (at the risk of being obvious) West Side of Columbus. According to its website, it’s an invitation-only physical training laboratory that’s been the home of 140 world records and Olympic gold medals. It’s been the subject of a documentary […]

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Ohio’s Own: Sophie’s Pierogi

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Sophie’s Pierogi

In Garfield Heights, Peter’s Market is the place for Polish fare. Open since 1934, it’s a destination point for its meat and deli options, as well as a selection of edibles that ranges from cabbage rolls to potato pancakes. Peter’s Market also plays host to a house line-up of pierogi that you can prepare at […]

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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: Spangler Candy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Spangler Candy

Halloween is just around the corner. It’s time to stock up on candy, and if you’re serious about your Ohio Proud-ness, then Dum Dums are gonna be your go-to. Sure, you can stock up on the Reese’s and Snickers too, but if you want some local integrity, then you’ll have to put something from Spangler Candy […]

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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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