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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Nicola Brings Tuscany To Columbus

Nicola Brings Tuscany To Columbus

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chef owner Nicola Bedalli has brought a little bit of Tuscany to northwest Columbus, with made-from-scratch Tuscan and Italian favorites along with a lovely flower and herb covered patio.

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Columbus’ Best Outdoor Eating Experiences

Columbus’ Best Outdoor Eating Experiences

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

It seems like almost every restaurant is a patio, terrace, deck, or sidewalk, there are more than 200 in Columbus. It has been more than two years since we reported on the best outdoor venues in Columbus. We are always on the prowl for pleasant outdoor settings and good food. So here are our top outdoor dining venues by categories.

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Windward Passage Provides Old School Setting, Impressive Portions

Windward Passage Provides Old School Setting, Impressive Portions

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Windward Passage is a delightful “blast from the past.” The food, the decor, the service, even the prices seem like a throwback to the 1970s.

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Basi Italia Is An Excellent Columbus Eating Experience

Basi Italia Is An Excellent Columbus Eating Experience

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Basi Italia is a Columbus gem, a consistent top ten restaurant that is considered by some to be the best Italian restaurant as well. Chef/owner John Dornback and wife Trish Gentile have developed a loyal following for excellent made-from-scratch creative Italian cuisine, a wonderful and well-priced wine list, and a gorgeous patio, plus warm, friendly service.

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Italian and Creole Fare Make Gallo’s Kitchen A Hidden Treasure

Italian and Creole Fare Make Gallo’s Kitchen A Hidden Treasure

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gallo’s Kitchen offers delicious homemade food at value prices, and it is absolutely worth a visit.

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Local Roots Serves Up Local Food And Drinks In Powell

Local Roots Serves Up Local Food And Drinks In Powell

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Open since 2009, Local Roots had been a leader in local sourcing and of the growing restaurant scene in Powell. Owner Jessi Iams takes local sourcing to heart. The restaurant has its own two-acre garden nearby, is a member of Ohio Proud, and serves Ohio chicken, pork, bison, and all natural hormone free beef. Local [...]

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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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