Written by: Nick Houser
Date: June 28, 2013

Executive Chef Thomas Smith at the Worthington Inn will join All Sides Weekend’s monthly food show Chefs in the City Friday morning at 11 am on 89.7 NPR News.

Smith, who has served in his current capacity since 2002, will discuss how chefs stay sharp and the influence of local products in the dining experience with Chefs in the City host Marilyn Smith.

Chef Smith moved to Columbus after serving in the U.S. Air Force to pursue a culinary career. He learned in the kitchens of the city’s top restaurants including Lindey’s, Rigsby’s Cuisine Volatile, and Alex’s Bistro. At the Worthington Inn, the chefs focuses on a global cuisine with strong roots in classic French and Italian flavors.

Then later in the show, Marilyn Smith will be joined by WOSU food critics and bloggers Rich Terapak Sr. and Rich Terapak Jr. as well as Miriam Bowers-Abbott, restaurant reviewer for Columbus Underground.


  • shrimlock

    The Silent Woman Bar was i believe on East Main, just east of James.
    The signage in neon or lit up from behind maybe, was extremely provocative.
    It showed an image of a female with her, holding her own head or her head somehow detached.
    Depicting the female as presumably silent. And even holding the knife?
    pretty grisly, and disturbing and was evident to anyone driving around there up till the 90’s, it seems.

  • shrimlock

    The other one that was near the Motel Greg Lashutka got in trouble win he was prosecutor, And i think that was on East Broad, that was the Pink Elephant.

  • Barbara Cruz

    what about hanleys steak house sullivant ave Columbus ohio

  • Barbara Cruz

    does anyone have a copy of the menu or pictures

  • Mr.Gale.B

    I need an exact and correct answer:
    Where was “Top of the Center” located? In WHAT building?

  • Otto Gronkowski

    Slow hipster service and slow kitchen. Expensive prices. Don’t visit if you want to see food on your table in under 45 minutes. However the food quality, taste and presentation is very good! Ambiance is contemporary cool inside, very different from what you may have the impression of from the exterior of this old Tim Horton’s location. Good bar and drink selection. Overpriced menu. On the west coast you can find this style of filipino restaurant serving same dishes for $7.50. Here they will set you back $12-$18. You can’t even get into appetizers for less than $10 unless you want a bowl of rice. Don’t know if they’ll survive, table turnover is way too slow, even though they’re making large profit margin per dish, it’s just way too slow. If you have an evening to kill, this would be a good hangout. Don’t attempt a weekday lunch or dinner. You’ll see a good hipster millinial crowd here.