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Treat to Try: Pine Grove Farm & Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Pine Grove Farm & Bakery

Time is slipping away on the outdoor farmers’ market scene. Some markets move to indoor locations, some call it a season until spring. It’s getting cold for for fresh produce. It’s getting cold for standing outside minding shop. One of the last stands standing in the bitterly cold wind this past weekend was manned (literally) […]

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Ohio’s Own: Laurelville Fresh Apple Cider

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Laurelville Fresh Apple Cider

While the summer temperatures seem to be lingering on forever, fall officially arrived in late September with the equinox. With the new season comes the requisite fall foods: pumpkins, gourds, apples and apple cider. And turnips. Laurelville Fruit Farms has been in the apple cider business for over 100 years. This year, it started its […]

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Treat to Try: Mrs. Goodman’s Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Mrs. Goodman’s Bakery

Mrs. Goodman’s has been in operation since 1986. It’s a sweet shop with enough cupcakes, cookies and pastries to inspire full-blown analysis-paralysis. Visitors might be greeted by the proprietor, a sparkly-eyed, outgoing woman with a wide smile and a vague southern drawl. That’s gotta be Mrs. Goodman, right? Nope, it’s Mrs. Tackett. The Tackett family […]

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Restaurant Review: Laguna Mexican Street Food

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Laguna Mexican Street Food

It’s been a couple years since the last visit to Raspados Y Nieves La Laguna for its frozen confections. At the time, it was located on the West Side, at the back of a laundromat. Things change. Lots of things change: these days the project’s social media page redirects diners to the other side of […]

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Restaurant Review: CMA’s Revamped Schokko

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: CMA’s Revamped Schokko

The Columbus Museum of Art’s Schokko Cafe temporarily closed its doors in January. When it closed those doors, it ended an era of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants as management of the eatery. While there’s still a solid catering relationship, CMA has moved in a new independent direction for the eatery. It’s a good direction. The new […]

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Treat to Try: Big and Little’s Donuts

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Big and Little’s Donuts

Columbus has an insatiable appetite for donuts. We’ve got almost every chain operation from Tim Horton’s to Duck Donuts, and we’ve got plucky artisanal operators such as Tupelo and its roving donut truck. Big and Little’s falls under the artisanal category. You can find it on the regular at the Powell Farmers Market and also […]

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Treat to Try: Pattycake’s Gluten-Free Goodies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Pattycake’s Gluten-Free Goodies

When Pattycake Bakery first introduced its vegan baked goods, it seemed like magic and trickery. Eggs and butter are traditionally viewed as standard requirements in the cookie and cake world. And yet, there was Pattycake, turning out treats that lacked nothing in the sensory department, and it was doing it all without animal products: no […]

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