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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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Treat to Try: The Fat Girl Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: The Fat Girl Bakery

I’ve never really tested out the old adage, “Never trust a skinny chef.” That said, there’s something awfully appealing about an operation named The Fat Girl Bakery. Especially, as the term “fat” itself can be uncomfortable. Typically, it’s replaced with some sort of euphemism, such as “substantial” or “sturdy.” And although you can’t, generally speaking, call another person […]

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Treat to Try: Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery

Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery debuted its very own brick-and-mortar Downtown eatery this spring. A long-time formidable presence in the catering community, it now makes its goods available for impulse buys on Spring Street inside a polished little cafe. The menu includes sandwiches made from ingredients that include house-made rosemary sausage or smoked […]

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Treat to Try: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Lion’s Paw Cookies That’s not it. Lion’s Cub Cookies Nope. Lion Cub’s Cookies THAT’S IT! That’s the ticket. Singular lion, possessive cub, many cookies. On a personal level, the baker’s name has been challenging. Its house cookies are large and truly mounded, like big predator paws. That initial association has wrecked havoc in the memory department.  But […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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