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No Reservations Columbus

July 13th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   21 Comments »

Columbus made a brief appearance in Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations ‘Heartland’ episode this evening. The fly-by visit was great exposure for two of our local talents but caused much consternation in the twitter-facebook-CU sphere, mostly due to Michael Ruhlman’s comments about Applebee’s and his apparent surprise that good food was to be found in Columbus. (he should know better, he’s from Cleveland) The two local talents featured were Chef Michael Kimura of Kihachi, and Gary Robinette “the MacGyver of Pizza” from Clever Crow. Kihachi, far from being in the middle of nowhere, Mr Bourdain, is found very close to 270 […]

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Kihachi…. again!

February 9th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   11 Comments »

I make no apology for posting about Kihachi again. I started writing this blog to record and share food experiences that excited me and every time I go to Kihachi I experience something new and wonderful. The food is so beautiful that I can’t resist taking photos and blogging allows me to remember and relive the meal. I love putting myself in Chef Mike’s hands, not knowing what will appear, but having the confidence that it will be at worst (rare) an interesting experience and at best (often) mind-blowingly delicious. Kihachi is my first choice for special occasion dinners and […]

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Reservations at Kihachi

November 22nd, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   10 Comments »

I have followed in Anthony Bourdain's footsteps before but never as closely as I did last night. This time it was unintended. When I planned an omakase dinner at Kihachi for my parents visit from England, I had no idea that we would be visiting the restaurant on the same day as Mr Bourdain would be there filming for his travel food show No Reservations. You would never guess from Chef Mike Kimura and this staff that this was a special day. It was all calm efficiency as usual. We learned about it initially from our neighbors at the bar. Of course we couldn't resist asking Chef Mike what he had prepared for his special guest and what his impressions had been.

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Columbus appreciation

January 19th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   4 Comments »

One of the things that I am really appreciating about Columbus at the moment is the fact that I can buy local Ohio foods even in January. It is easy in the summer to buy local foods when there is abundant local produce but in the winter it is much more harder to find local foods, and more exciting when you do. Luckily the Greener Grocer makes finding local foods much easier. Over the last couple of weeks, I have noticed the following local Ohio foods: carnival squash (Northridge Farm), potatoes (Wayward Seed), apples (Eschleman Fruit Farm), sprouts (Sunsprout farm) mushrooms […]

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