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Blackberry pie

Courtesy of Kathleen Murchison of Kathleen’s Café.

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    A morning crowd gathers in the German Village Coffee Shop. For more than three decades, the diner at 193 Thurman Ave has been feeding hungry patrons.

    German Village Coffee Shop relishes old-school status

    The breakfast-and-lunch spot has been serving up big portions and low prices for more 30 years.
Wine Wisdom

Provencal rose has substance

Fresh and festive better describe the long aftertaste of the 2013 Bieler Pere et Fils Sabine Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, Wine Wisdom author Roger Gentile says.

Staff Q&A: Any thoughts on the “cronut”?

Many ThisWeek staffers would like to try one while other sat donuts are perfection.

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Table Talk

From A to Zauber, craft beer taking off in Columbus

Experts and enthusiasts say there’s room for much more.
Wine Wisdom

Siglo a combination of sizzle and elegance

The Napa Valley merlot from Celani is competitively priced.
Recipe of the Week

Maple bourbon-glazed salmon

Recipe: Maple bourbon-glazed salmon, courtesy of Phil Liesenfeld of Stars Grill.

State liquor sales reach record $898 million in 2013

The Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control, on Jan. 23 announced that sales of spirituous liquor reached a record level in 2013, totaling $898 million.
Table Talk

Cincy-based Tom + Chee to make local debut

A local franchisee plans to open three stores, which specialize in grilled cheese and tomato soup, by the end of the year.
Bar Exam

Downtown arcade’s drinks as fun as its games

Bar Exam columnist Jeb Bernert says 16-Bit has a rather impressive lineup of beers and signature cocktails.
Recipe of the Week

Sausage and cheese arancini

Recipe: Sausage and cheese arancini, courtesy of Jeff Bentley of Liberty Tavern.

Angry Bear Kitchen to replace Sage in University District

A trio of chefs is in the midst of transforming the former Sage American Bistro space in the University District.
First Draft

Fat Tire enjoyable but hardly the stuff of legends

First Draft columnist Collin Castore says the mild Belgian amber ale is entirely drinkable but not quite worthy of the hype.
Wine Wisdom

Lock & Key Meritage is well-rounded, easy to drink

The North Coast red wine has beguiling aromas and complex flavors, Wine Wisdom columnist Roger Gentile says.
Recipe of the Week

Mushroom and pearl onion gratin

Recipe: Mushroom and pearl onion gratin, courtesy of Dan Varga of Explorers Club.
Table Talk

No-frills restaurant part of seafood market on West Side

Frank’s Cooked Fish & Seafood Carry-Out is part of a wholesale and retail business on Trabue Road.

Noodlecat eyes Columbus for 2014 restaurant launch

Acclaimed Cleveland chef Jonathon Sawyer says Capital City is “definitely in our future plans.”
Table Talk

Artisan soda-maker puts ‘pop’ in soft drinks

John Lynch has created an independent brand at Rambling House Soda Pop in the University District.
Recipe of the Week

Peanut butter and jelly pot de crème

Recipe: Peanut butter and jelly pot de crème, courtesy of Michael Koenig of Latitude 41.

Noodlecat eyes Columbus for 2014 restaurant launch

Jonathon Sawyer, the acclaimed Cleveland chef and restaurateur, plans to make his mark on the Columbus dining scene this year.
Table Talk

Latest quick-serve Mexican restaurant uses wood-fired grill

Hass on the Northwest Side is a casual restaurant with affordable food.

Our Lady's cookbook jammed with recipes old and new

The new edition of the Our Lady of Victory Church family cookbook is almost ready to be served.
Recipe of the Week

Frosted gingerbread cake

Recipe: Frosted gingerbread cake, courtesy of Alexandra Fox of Gluten-Free Ohio.
First Draft

Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot sets standard for barleywine

The American brew is heavy, bitter and sweet – a winning combination, First Draft columnist Collin Castore says.
Holiday drives

Residents give food pantries a boost

Many Licking County residents stepped up to help less-fortunate neighbors during the holidays.

Local MLK Jr. Day events announced

The Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan University will observe the 2014 anniversary of King's birthday with three days of programming.

Jaycees thank firefighters with Christmas cookies

The Gahanna Jaycees are showing their appreciation for local firefighters by baking cookies.
Chambers Road store

Kroger recently completed $9M remodel, expansion

An Upper Arlington-area Kroger last week unveiled a $9-million renovation and expansion project, the store's first in its nearly 30-year history.

Schools help charities during holiday season

Pickerington students this year again embraced the spirit of the holidays by taking on a wealth of charitable and other outreach projects, according to the district's superintendent.