Category Archives: Food

Work Downtown? Buy A Bag Every Day!

It was once known as the nation’s great “nickel lunch” — a meal and a dessert all in one, packed in a distinctive bag that was carefully folded so that its precious contents wouldn’t escape.  In fact, the luscious golden … Continue reading

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I Drowned My No-More-Traveling Sorrows In Asterisk’s Exceptionally Good Afternoon Tea

My traveling wings have been clipped. Coming to terms with it isn’t easy, but I’m finding new outlets for my love of going places and seeing things while staying at home — at least for now. One is the National … Continue reading

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Rake Up A Great Time At Dawes Arboretum’s Fall Festival

We still may be waiting for the leaves to reach their peak color this fall, but The Dawes Arboretum’s celebration of the harvest season was so glorious that it should have been my family’s annual tradition to attend long before … Continue reading

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“Epic Scenery! Epic Road Runs! And Perhaps The Occasional Squally Shower!”: More Reasons to Roam The Lake District And Northumberland

Mountains green. Pleasant pastures. Clouded hills. These descriptions of “England’s green and pleasant land” were written in verse by William Blake in 1804, then set to music by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916 to sustain Britain’s resolve during World War … Continue reading

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Skål! I Found A Place That Has A Two-Dollar Breakfast And A Swedish Carriage Cushion!

Do you know what turns my stomach? Shelling out too much money at restaurants. So when I found cheap eats in a Scandinavian setting, I raised a box of Dryck Lingon in celebration at one of central Ohio’s newest stores: … Continue reading

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Kale Caesar At Harvest Pizza, Do You Hail From Wheatland Farm?

It might afford a picture-perfect view of the Columbus skyline, but the poor little Hilltop is in need of some tender loving care.  The West Side neighborhood has had its share of challenges, but better things are starting to grow … Continue reading

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Sweet Leilani Would Love The Paradise I Found On North Grant Avenue

Have you been to Walt Disney World’s “Enchanted Tiki Room,” where scores of exotic birds talk, warble and whistle; carved pagan gods beat drums and chant; totems sing; and orchids croon? How about the Polynesian Village Resort and its “Spirit … Continue reading

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