Rich Terapak Sr.

The senior Rich Terapak has been the resident restaurant reviewer for WOSU 89.7 for more than 15 years. He has taught cooking as a hobby for over 35 years, first with Jim Budros and for the last 30 plus with Steve Stover. (All of whom are amateurs, but zealots none the less.)

Rich has been involved in menu planning for countless charitable events for decades and has often cooked for them as well. He has served as chair or honorary chair for several food related events, most recently as chairs with his wife, Roberta, along with his son and daughter–in-law, Rich and Cindy, for the granddaddy of them all, the CORA Food and Wine Gala for 2012.

In his professional life Rich is a partner with the law firm of Porter Wright in Columbus and co-chairs the Health Care practice there.

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Bareburger Serves Up Choice At New Short North Location

Bareburger Serves Up Choice At New Short North Location

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three Ohio State graduates have returned from New York City, bringing their own little piece of the Big Apple with them. After a few years in New York City George Mathew, Chuck Xu and Ben Christopher brought one of their favorite dining spots from NYC back to Columbus. If you google Bareburger, you’ll notice all [...]

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Rishi Sushi Rushes Into Downtown Columbus

Rishi Sushi Rushes Into Downtown Columbus

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rishi Sushi is one of Columbus’s newest additions to downtown. Located at 114 N. 3rd St, the restaurant is the child of Moshi Sushi, a popular fusion spot in Bexley. It resides in a beautifully designed spot; it emanates good vibes and a modern Japanese style. As you enter, you are greeted by a sushi [...]

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Bexley’s C’est Si Bon Helps Fill Crepe Void

Bexley’s C’est Si Bon Helps Fill Crepe Void

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

C’est Si Bon is one of those places there are way too few of in our town – a creperie.

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Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill Offers Full Menu, Unique OSU Memorabilia

Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill Offers Full Menu, Unique OSU Memorabilia

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Since all of Buckeye Nation is kicking off a new year with the start of OSU football it seems only appropriate to take the opportunity to have some Buckeye grub in a place baring the name ”Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill.” I revisited the spot that I had not sampled for some time and can [...]

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Hey Hey Bar and Grill Brings Yak Burgers To Merion Village

Hey Hey Bar and Grill Brings Yak Burgers To Merion Village

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Yak meat is no longer hard to find in the Columbus. Now there is a real old-timers bar with a new menu that features a Yak Burger and other daring dishes.

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Smashburger Is Latest To Entry In Columbus’ Burger War

Smashburger Is Latest To Entry In Columbus’ Burger War

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The newest burger joint in Columbus offers seared burgers that some say are as close as we can get in this part of the country to the famous west coast In-N-Out Burger.

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The Pearl Makes Its Mark In The Short North

The Pearl Makes Its Mark In The Short North

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cameron Mitchell’s take on gastro-pubs, The Pearl, sure looks like a pub, but offers a wide variety of food to keep diners coming back for more.

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Hae Paul’s Dishes Up Korean Fare In Downtown Columbus

Hae Paul’s Dishes Up Korean Fare In Downtown Columbus

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hae-Paul’s is a new offering in downtown Columbus from chef Paul Yow formerly of Barcelona. Along with his wife, Hae Ran, they serve up a variety of broad range of cuisines with a focus on Korean.

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Manifesto Provides Vintage Atmosphere, Interesting Menu

Manifesto Provides Vintage Atmosphere, Interesting Menu

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

With it vintage decor, downtown eatery Manifesto transports diners to a scene out of ‘Mad Men.’

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