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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In 1968, Talita Arroyo Prince and husband Tony Neno opened Talita’s, an authentic Brownsville-style Tex-Mex restaurant. Talita’s became a Clintonville institution and we visited often (a Friday night favorite) from college days through the “BC” (before children) era, and later with our kids, until Talita’s closed in 2007.
Spagio feels like a neighborhood bistro, with a lively bar scene and many regulars.
While Alex’s Bistro looks about the same, the changes in the kitchen signal a significant upgrade, including some fresh new spins on classic French bistro fare, a style of cuisine that is sadly lacking in the Columbus Restaurant scene.
Flatiron Bar and Diner has a new menu featuring new signature burgers, crab and corn cake with spicy ancho chile mayo and other sandwiches in addition to its familiar barbecue, Cajun, and Creole items.
Dine Originals 10, a special celebration of Central Ohio’s best locally owned restaurants, expands to 10 days this year to recognize 10 years of this successful promotion. Dine Originals 10 runs from September 16 through September 25.
The Columbus Food and Wine Affair, now in its 11th year, has expanded to four different events, capped off by the Grand Tasting on Friday, September 20. The series of events support several local charities.
Tricia Wheeler, the founder and publisher of Edible Columbus magazine, has opened an exciting new cooking school in Clintonville. The Seasoned Farmhouse, which Chef Wheeler describes as a “recreational cooking school,” also includes a cookbook library, a specialty culinary boutique, and gardens. In addition, the space also offers private event spaces, including a large kitchen [...]