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Unusual Eats: Black Swamp Gouda Reserve

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Black Swamp Gouda Reserve

The original mission for this week wasn’t particularly unusual. The intent was just to check out some Ohio-made cheeses loosely assembled in the refrigerator section at Weiland’s. A house recommendation called Black Swamp Gouda fairly jumped into the cart. It seemed seasonally appropriate, given that the swampy summer weather is now upon us.  But this was […]

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Unusual Eats: Cuban Pizza

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Cuban Pizza

Taco Pizza and Hawaiian Pizza have been around for decades. In Columbus, it’s also pretty easy to score a Reuben Pizza or a Philly Cheese Steak Pizza. There’s even a Tandoori Pizza option out there. They all seem like harmonious ideas for a pie: mostly meat, cheese, maybe some veggies. All this makes it almost […]

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Unusual Eats: Donut as Big as Your Head

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Donut as Big as Your Head

Resch’s has been around forever, holding down the East Side with its retro sign that glows as a beacon to customers. You pull a tag at the door and wait for its number to be called. When that time comes, there will be paralyzing choices to be made — cinnamon rolls, danishes, jelly-filled, cream-filled, fritters… […]

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Unusual Eats: Streb’s Pork Cracklins

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Streb’s Pork Cracklins

After this summer’s challenging encounter with pickled pork skin, it seemed like the pork industry deserved another chance. After all, the animal that gave the world bacon and and ham was surely entitled to an opportunity to create a better impression when it comes to its own “variety products.” And so, we have Streb’s Hickory […]

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Unusual Eats: The Sweet & Sour Burger from SuperChef’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: The Sweet & Sour Burger from SuperChef’s

Loaded gourmet biggie burgers are a trend that just won’t die. It seems like Columbus sees a grand debut for a new hamburger-themed joint once a month. Bacon, ham, smoked gouda, onion rings, fried eggs: you name it, they’ll put it on your burger. But one of the more interesting entries in the gourmet burger […]

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Unusual Eats: Mockingbird Meadows Farms’ TEAshots

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Mockingbird Meadows Farms’ TEAshots

It’s hard to categorize TEAshots Ache Ease. While it’s certainly edible or drinkable, it’s more like an Ohio produced pharmaceutical, except it’s all natural, and it has one of those labels that says, “This product has not been tested by the FDA…not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” As the season of […]

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Unusual Eats: Goatee Truffles from Food for Good Thought

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Goatee Truffles from Food for Good Thought

Food for Good Thought is a gluten-free bakery that provides employment opportunities for people with autism. It’s located in a little house in Clintonville, right off of High Street. Guests access the parking lot through the front driveway, or the alley in the back. Inside, there’s a classic bakery display with cookies and muffins and […]

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