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
One of the hottest trends in Columbus is the growth of gastropubs. Gastropub? The best of two ideas: a bar, often a brewery, but with a real chef.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
The Refectory offers special dinners with local jazz or classical groups. Check out the Chamber Music Series, featuring Pro Musica.
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.
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 [...]
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.