Steve Stover

Steve Stover is passionate about food. He has taught cooking with Rich Terapak for more than 31 years, and has reviewed restaurants and judged cooking for more than 25 years. He currently teaches cooking at the Franklin Park Conservatory after stints at La Belle Pomme at Lazarus, Columbus State, Sur la Table, and Faire la Cuisine.

In addition, he frequently cooks for charity events and speaks to community groups all over Central Ohio.

Steve had a weekly restaurant and food commentary program 610 WTVN AM radio from 1996 to 2008. From 1992 to 2004, Steve was the Ohio editor for Zagat Survey, edited five Zagat Survey Ohio editions, and was a contributing editor for several editions of Zagat Survey America’s Top Restaurants.

Steve is currently a contributor to Edible Columbus magazine, and a regular guest on WOSU’s Allsides with Ann Fisher.

In "real life," Steve retired in January 2012 as the Legislative Counsel for the Ohio State Bar Association, and is involved in numerous community activities.

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Dinner Lab Presents Pop-Up Social Dining Club

Dinner Lab Presents Pop-Up Social Dining Club

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dinner Lab is a membership based social dining club, featuring pop-up dinners in unique locations prepared by up-and-coming chefs (like special sous chefs), both local and out of town

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Taste of Dine Originals Set For May 7

Taste of Dine Originals Set For May 7

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Who could pass up the chance to taste the food from 37 of Central Ohio’s top restaurants, including beer wine, and spirits, all in one night? Taste of Dine Originals is one of my favorite food & wine events in Central Ohio.

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Rivage Atlantique Adds To Downtown Worthington Dining Landscape

Rivage Atlantique Adds To Downtown Worthington Dining Landscape

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rivage Atlantique features great seafood preparations at reasonable prices in a pleasant Downtown Worthington setting.

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Meshikou Ramen Is Columbus Newest Noodle Shop

Meshikou Ramen Is Columbus Newest Noodle Shop

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The ramen noodle craze is here. Meshikou Ramen is a great addition to the Columbus culinary menu – give it a try soon!

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Mozart’s Cafe Celebrates 20 Years in Clintonville

Mozart’s Cafe Celebrates 20 Years in Clintonville

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The emphasis at Mozart’s Cafe is Austrian, but the food spans Central Europe, and Mozart’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with panache.

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The Guild House Caps Flurry Of Openings For Cameron Mitchell

The Guild House Caps Flurry Of Openings For Cameron Mitchell

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Guild House boasts a lively bar and a beautiful dining room, with high ceilings, wood beams, wood tables, white leather banquettes, and murals. It has a big city feel, classy and luxurious, and a bustling atmosphere. However, with all of the action, it is still possible to have a quiet conversation at the table.

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Kraft House #5 Brings Relaxed Atmosphere, Excellent Food

Kraft House #5 Brings Relaxed Atmosphere, Excellent Food

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Looking for a comfortable, casual restaurant with friendly service and excellent food? Look no further than Kraft House #5 in quaint downtown Powell.

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Worthington Inn Uses Local Ingredients To Create Exceptional Menus

Worthington Inn Uses Local Ingredients To Create Exceptional Menus

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The food, service, and ambiance of the Worthington Inn are all excellent, and make it worthy of its reputation.

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Hofbrauhaus Brings German Fare, Fun Atmosphere to Grandview Yard

Hofbrauhaus Brings German Fare, Fun Atmosphere to Grandview Yard

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hofbrauhaus is worth a visit, especially with a group, for substantial portions of basic German fare, but also for the beer, the atmosphere, and the fun.

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Buckeye Pho Asian Kitchen

Buckeye Pho Asian Kitchen

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

It is a very attractive storefront restaurant, with high ceilings, granite countertops, and wood tables. Buckeye Pho always seems to be busy and has a wide following from college students to seniors.

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