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Restaurant Widow is Calling it Quits

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After six years of blogging, Lisa the Waitress is retiring her popular food blog RestaurantWidow.com in favor of new opportunities in 2011. Lisa explains in a blog entry posted up today: “In 2011, I will be focusing on recovering from the recession and will be returning to school for a degree in digital illustration. I […]


Dillman Wins Regional Sommelier Competition

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(Photo Credit: Scott Cunningham) The regional Top|Somm competition for the Great Lakes area took place in Chicago last night, and as tweeted live via @LisaTheWaitress, Columbus competitor Chris Dillman took first place. Dillman beat out seven other Sommeliers and will go on to compete in the National competition in Napa, California in August. For more […]


Local Sommelier Heads to Regional Competition

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(Photo Credit: Scott Cunningham) Chris Dillman will compete in the Regional Top|Somm competition, to take place this Spring in Chicago. The Top|Somm competition is held by the Guild of Sommeliers, the educational arm of the Court of Master Sommeliers. 50 total sommeliers will compete regionally for a chance to go on to the national competition; […]


Best Burger in Ohio Hunt – Graffiti Burger Edition

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Over two years ago, Lisa the Waitress set out to find the best burger in all of Ohio and chronicle her results at RestaurantWidow.com. We’ve been closely following her results when it comes to Central Ohio burgers, but her journey has also taken her Cincinnati and Lima. After about a year of hiatus, the burger […]


Restaurant Widow’s Top Five Columbus Restaurants

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On Friday, Lisa the Waitress decided to post up a few quick “best of” lists to highlight some of her favorite places to eat and shop in Columbus. Her lists include “Best Restaurants”, “Best Casual Restaurants”, “Best Bars”, “Best Ethnic Restaurants”, “Best Places to Shop for Food” and “Other Favorite Places to Shop”. All of […]


The Hunt for the Best Brunch in Columbus

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From Restaurant Widow: The Big Brunch Hunt – Banana Bean In our quest to find the best brunch in the city of Columbus, the Brave Brunching Big Ladies met up at Banana Bean last week.  Banana Bean began life as a tiny little spot on Whittier Street in German Village where you didn’t have a […]


This Week in Local Food Blogging (4/12/09)

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This week, the Taco Truck Blog announces the first “Taco Truck Tour” event on April 25th, CMH Gourmand reviews the Hills Market Cheese Tasting event held at Wild Goose Creative, Hungrywoolf provides reviews of several places including Mi Li Cafe, Pita Hut, and Lavash Cafe, and last but not least, Restaurant Widow turns four and […]


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