Category Archives: Ohio

Clever Crow, Harvest, Fabian’s, Bono, Cowtown, Figlio, Columbus OH

There are some things I’m good at and from what I’ve been told organizing eating agendas, making reservations, and choosing great restaurants are a few of them. Having completed a five stop tour of some of Brooklyn’s best Pizzerias during … Continue reading

Posted in Bono Pizza, Clever Crow, Columbus, Cowtown, Dessert, Fabian's, Figlio, Foie, Food, Harvest Pizzeria, Ice Cream, Jeni's, Ohio, Pizza, Truffle

Dragonfly Neo-V [2], Columbus OH

The first time I remember eating at Dragonfly Neo V was May 4th, 2008 – though in reality it turns out I’d been there once before, back during undergrad and before I had any concept of “fine dining.” Thinking back … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Columbus, Dragonfly, Dragonfly Neo V, Gnocchi, Ohio

Kihachi [2], Columbus OH

When I last visited Kihachi – almost 2 years ago despite it being less than a mile from my door – I stated “from the moment you enter the door to the moment you leave the experience is challenging yet … Continue reading

Posted in Columbus, Food, Kihachi, Octopus, Ohio, Sushi

Uncle John’s Pancake House, Toledo Ohio and Mexicantown Bakery, Detroit MI

Staying with my mother in Toledo Saturday morning entailed a Saturday morning experience from my youth – a drive across town to Uncle John’s Pancake House for Breakfast. While my tastes in food and dining have clearly expanded past my … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Coffee, Detroit, French Toast, Mexicantown Bakery, Michigan, Ohio, Pancakes, Pork, Toledo, Uncle John's Pancake House

The Greenhouse Tavern and White Flower Cupcakes, Cleveland OH

Following our fantastic brunch at Melt our sites were turned on shopping – a visit to Beachwood and Legacy, The West Side Market, and some of the shops surrounding the ever impressive revamped 4th Street area. The Cavs were in … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Cleveland, cupcakes, Dessert, Foie, Ohio, Pork, The Greenhouse Tavern, Vacation, White Flower Cupcakes

Melt Bar and Grilled, Lakewood OH

According to their website, “Melt opened in September 2006 with one goal: To provide gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and as many beers as possible in a cool and comfortable environment. No bar food. No boring choices on tap. And something … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Pudding, Cleveland, Coffee, Cornbread, Dessert, Food, Lakewood, Melt Bar and Grilled, Ohio, Pork, Vacation

The Refectory [2], Columbus Ohio

With the closing of Handke’s and Rosendales it is in my (not so humble) opinion that there remains only one option for a truly great/opulent meal in Columbus, Ohio – The Refectory. Sure M and Alana’s are nice, but their … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Columbus, Dessert, Foie, Food, Ice Cream, Lobster, Ohio, The Refectory

Alana’s and Pattycake Vegan, Columbus OH

As my list of “Must Visit” restaurants in Columbus has dwindled through the past few years one name stood at the top of the list for some time – a glaring omission in the places I’d visited already – that … Continue reading

Posted in Alana's, Bread Basket, Coffee, Columbus, Crab, cupcakes, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Jeni's, Ohio, Pattycake Bakery

Luce Enoteca, Columbus OH

After dining all about High Street and catching a mid-day showing of Public Enemies back in Dublin, my family and I decided to make our way North for dinner – to visit a place I’d never been but had some … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Columbus, Cornbread, Crab, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Italian, Lobster, Luce Enoteca, Ohio, Pizza

Piece of Cake and Denise’s Ice Cream, Columbus OH

As Barrio opts not to have dessert options at lunch, my family and I set off to find something sweet – my sister wanted ice cream, my aunt wanted cake, mom didn’t care, and I wanted both. Making our way … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Pudding, Columbus, Denise's, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Ohio, Piece of Cake

Pattycake Vegan Bakery, Taste of Belgium, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Columbus OH

After a long month in the ICU and 7.5lbs of dropped weight secondary to q4day overnight call my first weekend off was 4th of July weekend – with the annual Red White and Boom downtown plus a gallery hop in … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Columbus, cupcakes, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Jeni's, Ohio, Pattycake Bakery, Taste of Belgium, Waffles

Crop Bistro, Cleveland OH

What happens when a self-taught chef (and interesting entrepreneur in the areas of sweeteners and butters) opens a brilliant restaurant in an “average mid-western town” that best known for cursed sports teams, a lake that caught on fire, and a … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Cleveland, Cornbread, Crop Bistro, Foie, Food, Ice Cream, Lobster, Ohio, Pork, Tiramisu, Vacation, Waffles

Bar Cento, Cleveland OH

I’m not a drinker and as such I don’t go to bars – ever. After a long day checking out the CIA’s BFA exhibit with my little sister we decided to hit the West Side Market and after picking up … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Cento, Bread Basket, Cleveland, Food, Italian, Ohio, Pizza, Pork, Vacation

Grandma Freda’s Cupcakes, Cleveland OH

My sister completed her BFA and the exhibit was awesome. After a long afternoon of browsing the exhibit and hanging out we decided to head to the West Side Market for some shopping – little did I know that in … Continue reading

Posted in Cleveland, cupcakes, Dessert, Food, Grandma Freda's, Ohio, Vacation

L’antibes, Columbus OH

While Columbus is indeed a great city, there are things it lacks…for instance, when it comes to Fine French dining the options are relatively limited – Handke’s, The Refectory, and L’Antibes. Having already been to the former two, when asked … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Columbus, Dessert, Foie, Food, L'antibes, Ohio, Pork, Sweetbreads

Bakery Gingham, Columbus OH

I’ve been around and had a cupcake or two….or twenty. As much as I wanted to love Bakery Gingham in order to find a delectable choice locally (as opposed to LA, LV, or NYC) I just can’t love it. Good? … Continue reading

Posted in Bakery Gingham, Columbus, cupcakes, Dessert, Food, Ohio

The Refectory, Columbus Ohio

I’ve been to Lola with Symon’s “Iron Chef” ideals, Handke’s with his Bocuse d’or credentials, and Rosendales with his Culinary Olympic feats…none of them can even hold a candle to the tastes and textures produced by Richard Blondin at the … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Bread Pudding, Coffee, Columbus, Dublin, Food, Lobster, Ohio, Sweetbreads, The Refectory

Handke’s Cuisine, Columbus Ohio

Perhaps I’ve been eating out too often and perhaps my standards have become too lofty…but dining out in Columbus has been relatively unimpressive recently aside from Kihachi. Don’t get me wrong, I love our local dining scene as a whole, … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Bread Pudding, Columbus, Dessert, Foie, Handke's, Ohio, Souffle

Kihachi, Columbus Ohio

In a city typically considered to be lacking in diversity and dominated by chains, one often must go out of their way to look for a great experience and great food….sometimes one even has to look for a strip mall … Continue reading

Posted in Columbus, Dessert, Dublin, Kihachi, Octopus, Ohio

La Chatelaine, Worthington Ohio

Desiring a quick breakfast on a Saturday morning in Columbus is always a hit-or-miss affair. Sure there is the wonderful ZenCha, overrated yet good Northstar, obnoxiously crowded and scenester dominated Banana Bean, or downright awful Tee-Jays, First Watch, or Bob … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Coffee, Columbus, Dessert, Food, Ohio