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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The Market Italian Village Brings Artisan Food to Columbus

The Market Italian Village Brings Artisan Food to Columbus

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Head Chef Dustin Brafford and his gang that brought us the new Crest a couple of years back have just opened their second establishment – and it is a real winner. The Market Italian Village, which is located at the southeast corner of Summit and Third Avenue is an exciting new concept with an urban [...]

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Columbus State Taste the Future 2014

Columbus State Taste the Future 2014

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Columbus State Community College will host its 26th Taste the Future on Tuesday, August 12 from 6-9pm on the Columbus State downtown campus. The Taste will feature food from 50 of Columbus’ top restaurants, clubs, and caterers, including Barcelona, Chef Henry Butcher’s Creole Cuisine, G Michael’s Bistro, Hae-Paul’s Korean American Kitchen, Hubbard Grille, Lindey’s, Matt [...]

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Historical Dinner Club Brings Back The Clarmont For One Night

Historical Dinner Club Brings Back The Clarmont For One Night

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Columbus Historical Society’s Historical Dinner Club will re-imagine The Clarmont’s menu in a four course dinner on August 12 at Alana’s Food and Wine.

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Angry Bear Kitchen – An Exciting Addition to Clintonville

Angry Bear Kitchen – An Exciting Addition to Clintonville

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Angry Bear Kitchen is an exciting addition to Clintonville and to the Central Ohio restaurant scene. The farm to table menu is very creative, even daring at times; there were so many good choices, I was glad we had a group so that we could share many of the dishes on the menu.

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The Refectory Jazzes Up Columbus With Special Menus, Events

The Refectory Jazzes Up Columbus With Special Menus, Events

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Refectory offers special dinners with local jazz or classical groups. Check out the Chamber Music Series, featuring Pro Musica.

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Tucci’s Patio Offers One of Columbus’ Best Patios, Confident Food

Tucci’s Patio Offers One of Columbus’ Best Patios, Confident Food

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tucci’s really seems to have hit its stride, with a confident kitchen, casual ambience, a terrific wine list, and one of Columbus’ best patios.

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Jobu Ramen –  Not your College Roommate’s Ramen!

Jobu Ramen – Not your College Roommate’s Ramen!

| July 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Jobu Ramen in Grandview offers real ramen, not the packaged version, and with some wonderful surprises!

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Figlio Wood Fired Pizza on the Riverside

Figlio Wood Fired Pizza on the Riverside

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Figlio Wood Fired Pizza on Riverside Drive at Fishinger Road is one of four restaurants owned by Peter and Laurie Danis, former lawyers, respected restauranteurs, and pioneers in the wood fired pizza field in Columbus. The others are Figlio and Vino Vino in Grandview and Figlio Dayton. We enjoy Figlio for creative, made-from-scratch takes on [...]

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Dine Originals Columbus Unveils New Wednesday Originals Program

Dine Originals Columbus Unveils New Wednesday Originals Program

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dine Originals Columbus has unveiled an exciting new program. Wednesday Originals will allow each of Central Ohio’s 48 Dine Originals restaurants to create a unique, special dining experience on the first Wednesday of every month.

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Wine Bistro Unveils New Wine Bar/Restaurant – Cork Wine & Dine

Wine Bistro Unveils New Wine Bar/Restaurant – Cork Wine & Dine

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The folks behind the Wine Bistro have unveiled a new concept wine-centric restaurant and wine bar. Cork Wine & Dine is small, warm, and cozy, with lots of soft furniture and is located near the intersection of Morse and Hamilton Roads.

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