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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Chef Jonathan Sawyer Continues Cleveland Tradition With Trentina

Chef Jonathan Sawyer Continues Cleveland Tradition With Trentina

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Sweet Carrot Takes Food Truck Menu To Old Rife’s Market

Sweet Carrot Takes Food Truck Menu To Old Rife’s Market

| January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Inn At Cedar Falls Provides Relaxing Getaway, Great Food

Inn At Cedar Falls Provides Relaxing Getaway, Great Food

| January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is a romantic country inn about an hour from Columbus.

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Homefare Emerges From L’Antibes With Farm To Table Concert

Homefare Emerges From L’Antibes With Farm To Table Concert

| January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Homefare, an exciting new “farm to table” American comfort food restaurant, opened recently in the former L’Antibes location in the Short North.

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Columbus Restraurant Roundup: L’Antibes Reopens As Homefare

Columbus Restraurant Roundup: L’Antibes Reopens As Homefare

| December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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Evolution of the Columbus Restaurant Scene

Evolution of the Columbus Restaurant Scene

| December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Columbus arrived in the Ohio restaurant scene in the mid 1970s, emerged as the clear leader in Ohio from the early 1990s though 2009, and is still, according to most, number one in the state.

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Historic Columbus Restaurants

Historic Columbus Restaurants

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Columbus’ restaurant scene has changed dramatically over the course of a generation. In celebration, we look back at some of the restaurants that have stood the test of time and others that are standout fondly in our memories.

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Stack City Burger Bar Standout Among New Burger Joints

Stack City Burger Bar Standout Among New Burger Joints

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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The Crest Gastropub Opens A New Restaurant On Parsons Avenue

The Crest Gastropub Opens A New Restaurant On Parsons Avenue

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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Barcelona’s Authenitc Spanish Food, Scenic Patio Make It A Must Visit

Barcelona’s Authenitc Spanish Food, Scenic Patio Make It A Must Visit

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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