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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: Lavash Cafe’s Garlic Sauce

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Lavash Cafe’s Garlic Sauce

Move over ketchup, move over hot sauce…and ranch dressing: Lavash Cafe has a sauce that is truly good on everything. EVERYTHING.  The Clintonville Mediterranean spot has been on the map for years – beloved for its shawarma as well as less traditional offerings including black bean hummus. But right now, it’s the house garlic sauce that […]

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Ohio’s Own: Peanut Butter & Jenny

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Peanut Butter & Jenny

At last! The Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter has arrived.  It’s shocking, honestly, that something like this hasn’t happened earlier. Surely, peanut butter n’ pumpkin spice is a more harmonious combo than something like Pumpkin Spice Pringles or Kale Chips.  And who would have created all this magic here for us? Peanut Butter & Jenny, a peanut butter business […]

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Ohio’s Own: 2 From the Salsa Scene

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: 2 From the Salsa Scene

Ohio isn’t exactly well-known as the Capital of Salsa. The spiked tomato slurry is more typically associated with parts of the world well to the south. It just happens to be the case that a couple Ohio salsas on the grocery shelves demanded some attention this week.  But first, this is not a competition. There will be […]

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Ohio’s Own: Everything Loaf from Buckeye Bread Company

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Everything Loaf from Buckeye Bread Company

Buckeye Bread Company established itself in 2021 to fill a gap in the local bread scene. According to its business plan, Columbus lacked sufficient services to provide fancy breads to local restaurants. And really, we’re not just talking “fancy,” but signature, custom loaves; wholesale artisan bakery wares.  It’s a model the owner, Jeff Benkel, successfully developed […]

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Ohio’s Own: Toft’s Dairy Ice Cream

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Toft’s Dairy Ice Cream

According to the internet, Toft’s lays claim to the status of Ohio’s Oldest Dairy. It’s got a history in Northern Ohio that reaches back to the early 1900s with a raw milk wagon that made the rounds in Sandusky. As the years rolled by, the wagon’s empire expanded and so did its offerings. Today, it might […]

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Ohio’s Own: Matija Breads

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

For the most part, the easiest way to enjoy Matija Breads has been indirectly, through the local restaurant scene. Matija has been providing the foundation for storied sandwich masterpieces at local places such as Wario’s or Katalina’s. But say you’d like to score a private Matija loaf for yourself: That’s a different sort of thing. There’s […]

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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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