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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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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Winking Lizard Is A Great Stop For “Beer Week”

Winking Lizard Is A Great Stop For “Beer Week”

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

With 360 beers available at one time, the Winking Lizard shouldn’t be annoyed with being labeled a “beer joint.”

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DareDevil Dogs Bring Designer Hot Dogs To Campus

DareDevil Dogs Bring Designer Hot Dogs To Campus

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Eclectic toppings and sides make Daredevil Dogs a place to try in the University District.

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Candado Brings Abundence Of Taco Combinations To Short North

Candado Brings Abundence Of Taco Combinations To Short North

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Candado is a taco shop with an almost limitless combination of available ingredients to let you design your own.

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The Whitney House Offers Diverse Menu in Colonial Setting

The Whitney House Offers Diverse Menu in Colonial Setting

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Whitney House menu however is anything but colonial with a wide variety of items to please the growing diversity of the American palate with items designed by Chef Max Avon who earned his chops at Lindey’s, Bravo and Brio.

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Nada Brings Upscale Mexican Fare To Arena District

Nada Brings Upscale Mexican Fare To Arena District

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nada doesn’t seem like an apt name for a place that is offering a lot in a beautiful new setting in the Arena District.

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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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