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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Revived Frezno Brings New Life To Brewery District

Revived Frezno Brings New Life To Brewery District

| July 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Fresno Eclectic Kitchen which was an old Short North favorite. A new version is up and running in the Brewery District.

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The Crest Gastropub Brings Creative Pub Dining To Clintonville

The Crest Gastropub Brings Creative Pub Dining To Clintonville

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The old Crest Tavern was a popular Clintonville bar for decades. Now, the completely redone Crest Gastropub brings quality, made-from-scratch food, featuring fresh, local, grown-on-site ingredients and creative riffs on new American pub dining.

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Top Taco Truck Taqueria Los Guachos Opens A Sit-Down Restaurant

Top Taco Truck Taqueria Los Guachos Opens A Sit-Down Restaurant

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Popular taco truck serves up an expansive menu at a sit-down restaurant.

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Veritas Tavern in Delaware Features Upscale Small Plates

Veritas Tavern in Delaware Features Upscale Small Plates

| May 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The food at Veritas is very creative, even daring. The chefs are also exploring molecular gastronomy, including an unusual presentation of the white + dark chocolate dessert. Dishes are beautifully presented, and garnishes feature high-end micro greens and other flourishes.

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Small Plates Are Hot in Columbus

Small Plates Are Hot in Columbus

| May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Small plates are back in the news. Actually, small plates are not new to Columbus. Barcelona, in German Village, was among the first, especially since the city of Barcelona is among the most famous cities in the world for tapas.

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Outdoor Dining in Columbus

Outdoor Dining in Columbus

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

It seems like almost every restaurant is a patio, terrace, deck, or sidewalk, more than 200 in Columbus. We are always on the lookout for pleasant outdoor settings and good food.

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Taste to Remember Set for May 16

Taste to Remember Set for May 16

| May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some of Central Ohio’s most talented chefs will be featured at The Children’s Hunger Alliance’s 11th Annual Taste to Remember on May 16.

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“Taste of Dine Originals” May 9

“Taste of Dine Originals” May 9

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Taste of Dine Originals” is an annual event featuring tastings and samplings from the 50 Dine Originals member restaurants, 30 vineyards, three craft breweries, and local micro distilleries.

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