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.
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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.
The Sycamore offers large portions of creative, well-prepared American cuisine, mostly locally sources, and good value prices.
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.
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.
Spagio feels like a neighborhood bistro, with a lively bar scene and many regulars.
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.