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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: Arepazo Cilantro Sauce

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Arepazo Cilantro Sauce

Some places are legendary for their sauce. For example, for better or worse, Raising Cane’s is famous for the sauce it teams with its chicken tender. While the chicken itself is popular, the house companion condiment is enough of a draw that the business sells extras in ramekins from its menu. Hibachi joints are typically famous […]

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Ohio’s Own: Seaworthy Breads

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Seaworthy Breads

Seaworthy is an intriguing moniker for a local bakery. First, because Columbus is pretty landlocked. And also, the term usually describes boats. And outside of being ‘B’ words, bread and boats don’t have much in common.  It’s a play on words, though. The Seaworthy team came here from Seattle, Washington, and the name is a hat tip to […]

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Ohio’s Own: Mayhem Foods

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Mayhem Foods

Mayhem Foods makes all sorts of things. It makes salsa. It makes hot sauce. It has seasoning powders, and a chocolate snack mix. When your name is Mayhem, you can do anything. It does have a particular angle, though. What started as the unwavering devotion to spicy things became a commitment to something more: spicy things with […]

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Ohio’s Own: Betty’s Dressing

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Betty’s Dressing

Betty’s Dressing is a famous Ohio thing.  We’re not talking about the bygone beloved Short North Betty’s; this Betty hails from Northwestern Ohio.  This revelation came as something of a surprise. In spite the fact that more than half of my life has been spent in the Buckeye State, Betty and her dressing were heretofore unknown […]

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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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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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