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Bites & Sips: Dragon Donuts, James Beard Awards, Bourbon & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Dragon Donuts, James Beard Awards, Bourbon & More

Donuts and bourbon and awards! Oh my! Bites & Sips keeps you updated on tidbits of news from the world of imbibing and dining in Central Ohio. From openings to bottle releases, and the holy grail of culinary awards, read on to find what and where to eat and drink in Columbus. Dragon Donuts Debuts […]

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Dish DeathMatch: Macarons Redux

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish DeathMatch: Macarons Redux

Macarons are back. Then again, I guess they never went anywhere. As a trend, they rose to prominence in 2013. And they’re still going strong. That’s quite an accomplishment for a sandwich cookie. Of course, it’s a sandwich cookie that comes in a million variations, a treat for culinary explorers. That sort of variety supports a long lifespan. […]

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Eat Right: 10 Chocolate Dessert Ideas for Valentine’s Day

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Chocolate Dessert Ideas for Valentine’s Day

This year, forget the box of chocolates. Take your Valentine out for a decadent chocolate dessert at one of our city’s independent restaurants. Here are 10 great ideas. Barcelona 263 E. Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43206 To cap off your meal at this Spanish restaurant, go with the Pastel de Chocolate. This warm chocolate pudding […]

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The Best Bakeries in Columbus of 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best Bakeries in Columbus of 2015

Columbus is home to many great desserts, produced by a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and other assorted treat-makers. In years past, we’ve surveyed our readers on their overall favorite desserts, but this year we decided to narrow the question to just include bakeries. The reason for that is because we’re determining the best desserts […]

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Best Dessert of 2014: Pistacia Vera

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Dessert of 2014: Pistacia Vera

Pistacia Vera has not only taken the crown in 2014 as the city’s best bakery, they’ve also won for the fourth year in a row in our category for best desserts in Columbus. The nomination is certainly deserving, as the local bakery features a wide variety of treats ranging from eclairs to tarts to fruit […]

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Best Local Bakery of 2014: Pistacia Vera

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Bakery of 2014: Pistacia Vera

Cookies, pies, cakes, breads, donuts, muffins… bakeries can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Which is why we decided to add the question in our annual reader’s survey for the first time this year. CU readers responded resoundingly in favor of nominating Pistacia Vera as their favorite bakery in […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Mac(aron) Attack!

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Mac(aron) Attack!

Hello Macarons. For the longest time, it was difficult to understand why people described macarons with such loving superlatives. They’re cookies, fine. But they don’t seem to require chocolate or gobs or butter or other things that make cookies worth eating. Then one day, the second most beloved contributor for Columbus Underground (2013) issued the […]

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