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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Jerry’s Galaxy Cafe Brings Great Selection, Bargin Prices

Jerry’s Galaxy Cafe Brings Great Selection, Bargin Prices

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The restauranteur behind original Galaxy Cafe and Starliner Diner is back with a new eatery.

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Rick Lopez Brings Latest Version Of La Tavola To Grandview

Rick Lopez Brings Latest Version Of La Tavola To Grandview

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Tavola features house made pastas and breads as part of a delightful menu of creative, locally sourced dishes that will make your tummy smile.

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The Sycamore Brings New Neighborhood Gathering Place To German Village

The Sycamore Brings New Neighborhood Gathering Place To German Village

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Sycamore offers large portions of creative, well-prepared American cuisine, mostly locally sources, and good value prices.

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Lavash Cafe Brings Quality Mediterranean Food To Clintonville

Lavash Cafe Brings Quality Mediterranean Food To Clintonville

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lavash Cafe stands out among the many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants in Central Ohio for made-from-scratch quality, consistently excellent food, freshness, and great value.

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Old Mohawk Serves Up Solid Food, History

Old Mohawk Serves Up Solid Food, History

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Old Mohawk is a popular German Village neighborhood gathering place, with a long history, loads of character and local color, and lots of regulars with a friendly, laid-back vibe.

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Talita’s Returns to Clintonville

Talita’s Returns to Clintonville

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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For More Than 30 Years, Spagio Anchors Grandview Avenue Dining

For More Than 30 Years, Spagio Anchors Grandview Avenue Dining

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Spagio feels like a neighborhood bistro, with a lively bar scene and many regulars.

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Bread and Better

Bread and Better

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bread and Better is a hidden treasure, tucked in the back of a church in Northeast Columbus, serving comfort food for breakfast and lunch.

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New Chef Gives Alex’s Bistro an Exciting Update

New Chef Gives Alex’s Bistro an Exciting Update

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Pistacia Vera Opens in the North Market

Pistacia Vera Opens in the North Market

| January 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

The North Market location of Pistacia Vera stands out due to the spectacular glass case in the front, featuring a beautiful gold topped chocolate feuillitine, a tempting lemon tart, and a chocolate bombe, with miniature versions of each.

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