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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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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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Treat to Try: Russian Honey Cake at Cafe Elena

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Russian Honey Cake at Cafe Elena

Cafe Elena set up shop on the northwest side in an area that’s well known for its international fare. In the neighborhood, Mediterranean and Asian options are in abundant supply, but Elena’s provides a missing piece of the puzzle. It’s namesake boasts a 35-year career as a professional chef in Russia.  While the menu features several […]

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Treat to Try: Lil Donut Factory

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Lil Donut Factory

There are basically two types of donut purveyors in the Columbus Market. There are DIY shops, ones that use a single-recipe donut base as a foundation for frostings and sprinkles that guests customize on the spot. And then there are donut shops that cook up varied donut base recipes, frost them, and then arrange them in […]

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Treat to Try: Baked Goods at City Folk’s Farm Shop

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Baked Goods at City Folk’s Farm Shop

City Folk’s Farm Shop is more than just farming (or gardening) supplies. Wander through its aisles, and you might find jars of local syrup or honey. There’s also a fridge that holds duck eggs and cheese, and yogurt from a dairy with grass-fed cows…and a deep freeze that’s stocked with meat products that include venison. On Fridays […]

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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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Treat to Try: Cicada Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Cicada Cookies

I have eaten crickets. I have eaten mealworms.  They’re fine. Toasted crunchy, if memory serves correctly. That said, the bugs were also small. Cicadas are a much bigger creature. And so, the notion that some chefs are incorporating them into recipes feels a little less appetizing. Biting into a big fat cicada is a ginormous commitment.  Fortunately, My Old […]

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