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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Mikey’s Late Nice Slice Takes Its Pizza Downtown

Mikey’s Late Nice Slice Takes Its Pizza Downtown

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest addition to what is fast becoming restaurant row on 4th Street between Main and Rich downtown, is Mikey’s Late Night Slice, now with a real brick and mortar location at 268 S. 4th Street.

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Lamonico’s Adds Italian Fare To Downtown Discovery District

Lamonico’s Adds Italian Fare To Downtown Discovery District

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The much anticipated new downtown location of the Pickerington-born Lamonico’s has opened at the corner of Grant Avenue and Gay Street and will be a welcome addition to the growing number of new urban establishments.

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Salt & Pine Brings Creative Menu Downtown

Salt & Pine Brings Creative Menu Downtown

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Salt & Pine is very attractive, mixing wood, steel, glass and polished concrete, and uses elements of design to make the 150-seat restaurant feel warm and comfortable in downtown Columbus.

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The Walrus Add To South Downtown Restaurant Scene

The Walrus Add To South Downtown Restaurant Scene

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Walrus is a large and open “kitchen and public house” with an extensive, moderately priced menu, full bar and a great vibe with live music Friday and Saturday and no cover charge.

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The Schokko Resturant Highlights Columbus Museum of Art Expansion

The Schokko Resturant Highlights Columbus Museum of Art Expansion

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

You will think you are in a different town as you enter the new Walter Wing of the Columbus Museum of Art. It is simply stunning. Along with the wonderful new gallery space and gift shop they have really kicked it up a notch with their new restaurant, The Schokko, which is immediately on the [...]

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61 Pho Brings Fast Casual Vietnamese To Clintonville

61 Pho Brings Fast Casual Vietnamese To Clintonville

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

A recent addition to the fast casual scene is “61Pho” located on the northeast corner of Cook Road and North High Street at 4386 N. High St.

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Jewish Deli, Philadelphia Fare Served At Izzy and Mo’s On King Ave

Jewish Deli, Philadelphia Fare Served At Izzy and Mo’s On King Ave

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Magdiale Wolmark grew up in Philadelphia and on Jewish cuisine from all parts of the world were available there. Hence his broad ranging selections.

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Loops Brings A Taste Of Chicago To Columbus

Loops Brings A Taste Of Chicago To Columbus

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Loops located at 1629 Northwest Blvd. is serving up some good stuff that is pretty darn authentic to Chicago. Their branding is a simple “Just Good Food” and “Gyro Chicken Steak”

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Red Velvet Cafe Seeks To Satisfy Columbus’ Sweet Tooth

Red Velvet Cafe Seeks To Satisfy Columbus’ Sweet Tooth

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tucked between Little Palace and Dirty Frank¹s just north of Main at 246 South Fourth Street is a place that provides a stark contrast to its neighbors. Red Velvet Café has no bar and specializes in cupcakes. Great cupcakes, interesting coffees and teas, but also some pretty healthy food fare.

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Bibibop looks poised to hit it big

Bibibop looks poised to hit it big

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bibibop Asian Grill is a great addition to the “fast casual” food scene. I don’t think it will take long for this local start-up to take off, so look for one in your neighborhood around the world soon.

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