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 Americaâ€™s Top Restaurants.
Steve is currently a contributor to Edible Columbus magazine, and a regular guest on WOSUâ€™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.
Steve Stover's Latest Posts
Cleveland star chef Jonathan Sawyer, winner of the prestigious James Beard Award as Best Chef Great Lakes, has received national attention for his flagship Greenhouse Tavern, Noodlecat, and now Trentina, a very popular new Northern Italian style restaurant in University Circle.
Sweet Carrot is the much anticipated new fast casual spot in the former Rife’s Market location at the corner of West Fifth and Grandview avenues.
The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is a romantic country inn about an hour from Columbus.
Homefare, an exciting new “farm to table” American comfort food restaurant, opened recently in the former L’Antibes location in the Short North.
L’Antibes has re-opened as Homefare, featuring modern American field to table food. Chef-owner Matthew Litzinger says the dinner-only spot offers fried chicken, grass fed beef and veal and Ohio pork chops. Homefare is located at 772 N. High St, Suite 10 in Short North. More information is available through HomeFare’s Facebook page. Litzinger closed L’Antibes [...]
It seems like there are a million new burger joints. One of the newest, and best, is Stack City Burger Bar on the Cap in the Short North.
The Crest Gastropub’s new location features ultra modern with high open ceilings and trendy decor with wood tables, bentwood cafe chairs, and spaces that permit conversation.
For nearly 20 years, Columbus has been fortunate to have Barcelona as one of its top restaurants, featuring authentic Spanish cuisine – world-famous Spanish hams and an extensive array of tapas and classic dishes, all served in a lively atmosphere, including one of the most beautiful outdoor settings in the city.