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Quick Bites

March 27th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   3 Comments »

With so many noteworthy things happening in the Columbus food scene, it’s easy to overlook some of the incremental changes and other, somewhat quieter news. It’s also inevitable that some of the bigger news to the back of the queue. With this new occasional series, Quick Bites, we intend to address those problems by providing a timely list of quick, bite-sized updates on food happenings around town and tell you about some of the new dishes and places that we’re excited about. • First up is breakfast at Pistacia Vera, one of our fabulous dessert tour partners. In the past, […]

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Dine Originals Week March 7th-13th

March 3rd, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

Columbus has a wealth of restaurant weeks and lucky for us because there are so many wonderful restaurants to try. Dine Originals is a group of fifty plus independently owned local restaurants and their two annual restaurant weeks offer a wonderful opportunity to sample their wares. Spread over the fifty plus menus for Dine Originals Week there are plenty of tempting options. Here are a few things that caught my eye. Lunches Lunch menus are $10. If you haven’t tried it I recommend Katalina’s Mazatlan pork sandwich. It’s a substantial and satisfying sandwich, vegetarians can try their huevos rancheros. At […]

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Kings of Pastry

September 26th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   1 Comment »

Kings of Pastry is showing until October 7th at the Gateway Film Center. I highly recommend seeing it while you can. It is a quirky, touching, funny and overall captivating documentary about 16 chefs competing in the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France MOF) competition. This is the Olympics of French patisserie, a three day competition that takes place every 4 years and involves years of planning and months of practice and preparation. The documentary closely follows three of the competitors (one of whom is based in Chicago), giving insights into the grueling competition and it’s toll on the competitors. For […]

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Three Hungry Woolfs

November 27th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

My parents just left after a lovely week long visit. I am sad to see them leave but luckily they left lots of treats behind including three jars of marmite (2 special editions) which will help to console me. As well as marmite, chocolate and christmas crackers I also have a pile of new books and christmas presents to look forward to. Except on skype I don’t get to see my parents very often and it was a couple of years since their last visit to Columbus. It is not surprising that I had a long list of restaurants and food […]

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Pistacia Vera at the Dispatch Kitchen

October 2nd, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

I am  a big fan of Pistacia Vera and I was excited to see that Spencer Budros, the head chef and co-owner was teaching a class in the Dispatch Kitchen. Anyone who knows anything about Pistacia Vera’s macarons could have guessed that we would not be learning how to make them in a 2 hour class. Indeed Spencer admitted that even he can’t make them as successfully at home. They require a 5 day process perfected over years as well as some top of the line professional equipment. As Robin Davis pointed out, not everything is better homemade. We were […]

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Too Many Food Events

September 17th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   3 Comments »

September has been a month jam packed with food events and it shows no sign of abating. I don’t want you to think that I am complaining, I’m not, I’ve been having a great time and lots of wonderful experiences. The title is a homage to the first event I want to mention, a panel of Columbus Food Bloggers at Wild Goose Creative. This post is going to be an overview of a lot of fantastic food events that could all have been posts in their own right, if I wasn’t so busy going to food events that I don’t […]

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