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