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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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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Holiday Gifts of Food and Wine

Holiday Gifts of Food and Wine

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Only five more shopping days ‘till Christmas. But we have some food-related gift ideas that will be well received, AND are relatively simple to get, since time is short.

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Flatiron Bar and Diner Launches New Menu, Keeps Old Favorites

Flatiron Bar and Diner Launches New Menu, Keeps Old Favorites

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Flatiron Bar and Diner has a new menu featuring new signature burgers, crab and corn cake with spicy ancho chile mayo and other sandwiches in addition to its familiar barbecue, Cajun, and Creole items.

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Dine Originals 10 Celebrates Decade Of Culinary Adventures

Dine Originals 10 Celebrates Decade Of Culinary Adventures

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dine Originals 10, a special celebration of Central Ohio’s best locally owned restaurants, expands to 10 days this year to recognize 10 years of this successful promotion. Dine Originals 10 runs from September 16 through September 25.

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Columbus Food and Wine Affair Expands To Four Events

Columbus Food and Wine Affair Expands To Four Events

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Columbus Food and Wine Affair, now in its 11th year, has expanded to four different events, capped off by the Grand Tasting on Friday, September 20. The series of events support several local charities.

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Edible Columbus Opens Cooking School The Seasoned Farmhouse

Edible Columbus Opens Cooking School The Seasoned Farmhouse

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tricia Wheeler, the founder and publisher of Edible Columbus magazine, has opened an exciting new cooking school in Clintonville. The Seasoned Farmhouse, which Chef Wheeler describes as a “recreational cooking school,” also includes a cookbook library, a specialty culinary boutique, and gardens. In addition, the space also offers private event spaces, including a large kitchen [...]

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