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.
Rich Terapak Sr.'s Latest Posts
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
With it vintage decor, downtown eatery Manifesto transports diners to a scene out of ‘Mad Men.’