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Treat to Try: Pattycake Bakery Sticky Buns

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Pattycake Bakery Sticky Buns

Pattycake Bakery opens at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. In the minutes before the doors are unlocked, a line creeps from the front door, around the side, all the way to the back of the building. And while it’d take psychic skills to truly know the reason for all these people…  There’s a good bet it has […]

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Insomnia Cookies Opens this Week in Short North

Susan Post Susan Post Insomnia Cookies Opens this Week in Short North

The late-night food options in Short North are getting a little sweeter. Insomnia Cookies will celebrate its grand opening at 749 N. High St. on Saturday, September 25. The address trades one cookie concept for another as the former home of C. Krueger’s Finest Baked Goods. Short North marks the second Insomnia Cookie location in […]

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First Look: Chocolate Café Express

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Chocolate Café Express

Chocolate Café Express is sweetening up South High Street in the Brewery District. But there’s plenty more than the name might imply, with a menu that also includes light, fast lunch options for the neighborhood and (near) Downtown crowd. An expansion of Fifth by Northwest’s Chocolate Café, the express setup takes over the former home […]

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Budd Dairy Adds Second Rotating Kitchen, Announces First Vendor

Susan Post Susan Post Budd Dairy Adds Second Rotating Kitchen, Announces First Vendor

Budd Dairy Food Hall opened its doors with one rotating kitchen space and now it’s adding another. Sugar will welcome an evolving selection of dessert makers in the stall formerly occupied by Stauf’s Coffee Roasters. Stauf’s announced its departure from the concept last month, but hinted at a comeback in the neighborhood. The first vendor […]

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Treat to Try: Jenny’s Tasty Treats

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Jenny’s Tasty Treats

Look how cute these are! In the arena of Treats to Try, Jenny’s Tasty Treats are unreasonably charming, and aptly named. Up for particular consideration today are its brownies and bars, each one neatly tucked into a perfectly-sized plastic clamshell box; easy for retail, also easy for discreet transport and possibly less discreet scarfing.  Like all […]

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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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Treat to Try: Burrito Babe Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Burrito Babe Bakery

You might expect something with the name Burrito Babe Bakery to be selling…burritos, right? Or at least something Tex-Mex. And if not burritos, then something that looks like burritos. Burrito pendants, or burrito blankets or something, anything burrito. That said, when first spotted at the Clintonville Jamboree, the Burrito Babe Bakery was peddling cute artisanal treats […]

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