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Bowl Game

From within the rushing current of food, both traditional and new, occasionally a dish rides a wave to the surface: think about bacon’s everlasting moment—served with everything from chicken to chocolate—or the tuna tartare crest,…

Independents’ Day photo by karl J. francis

A Grand Festifall

In 2011, the Columbus Italian Club created the world’s largest meatball at the Italian Festival. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the final weight—after three days of cooking—tipped the scales at 1,110.5 pounds,…

Photo by Blackletter for The Kitchen


The speakeasy must be this year’s gastropub. While the modern speakeasy is perfectly legal, the name throws back to a certain elegance of the time period. Speakeasies, by definition, were toned down, quiet places where…