Gary Seman Jr., The Columbus Dispatch

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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Gary:

Ever heard of a Tarantosaurus? No, it's not a dinosaur: It's a 29-inch pizza at Taranto's

For 22 years, Taranto's Pizzeria in Lewis Center has been tossing its own dough, mixing its own sauce and creating its own brand of signature pies. → Read More

Slick Whiskers Front Yard BBQ planned for northwest Columbus

Slick Whiskers Front Yard BBQ, offering a blend of Memphis and Carolina styles, is planned for northwest Columbus. → Read More

Snappy, creative hot dogs on the menu at Junkyard Dogs in Linworth

Jerry Elliot, a radio host from WLVQ (96.3 FM), and Ed Bisconti, owner of three Borgata Pizza Cafes, have collaborated on Junkyard Dogs in Linworth. → Read More

Vegan diner in Clintonville is closing

Vegan food mecca Portia's Diner is closing July 31 in Clintonville. → Read More

Behind the Menu: Meals at Be Fit Cafe skimp on calories, but nothing lost in flavor

At Be Fit Cafe near Powell, individual meals ring in at 750 calories or fewer, even for the pizzas. But that doesn't mean they skimp on flavor. → Read More

Behind the Menu: Peanut butter bacon burger, anyone? Double Barrel Kitchen offers tasty one

Double Barrel Kitchen & Bar is serving up fun, tavern classics on North Hamilton Road. Candied bacon and a peanut butter bacon burger among highlights → Read More

Woodhouse Vegan Café + Space to return to Short North

Woodhouse Vegan Cafe + Space is taking over the former Boxwood Biscuit Co. space at 19. W. Russell St. → Read More

Whitney House stays true to its mission: satisfying meals, beautiful presentation

The Whitney House in Old Worthington strives to serve satisfying, attractively plated dishes. Customers especially 'go ga-ga' over the pierogies! → Read More

Behind the Menu: Oscar's of Dublin takes creative approach to American cuisine

No question about it, Oscar's of Dublin is 'a destination,' says chef and owner Mike Tibbetts of the longstanding restaurant. → Read More

Behind the Menu: Min-Ga tantalizes with its can't-go-wrong Korean cuisine

Ming-Ga Korean has been a neighborhood staple on the Northwest Side for more than 20 years. → Read More

Sold: Golden 8 Ball property in Clintonville likely to become medical facility

The long-vacant Golden 8 Ball, 5432 N. High St., has been sold for $775,000. → Read More

Behind the Menu: Sono Wood Fired about more than pizza: 'We have a lot of cool things'

Sure, you can get great pizza from Sono Wood Fired, but there's so much more, from wild-boar-and-lamb meatballs to a killer tiramisu. → Read More

Behind the Menu: Scratch-Belgian waffles, desserts help put South of Lane Cafe on the map

South of Lane Cafe, a breakfast and lunch spot, opened in May 2013 in Upper Arlington and serves delectable items from Belgian waffles to desserts. → Read More

Check out Jeff Ruby's $500k lower-level Columbus steakhouse renovation

Think private dining, red fabric, gold trim, ebony-painted brick and stone walls, a patterned ceiling and a rock-star banquette. → Read More

Behind the Menu: Casual mood, reliably tasty food set the tone at Minelli's Pizza

Minelli’s Pizza is a family-owned restaurant on the West Side with a casual atmosphere and consistently good food. → Read More

New Albany-Plain Local Superintendent Michael Sawyers looks to become rehired retiree

Michael Sawyers, superintendent of New Albany-Plain Local Schools, is retiring and asking the school board to hire him back. → Read More

Behind the Menu: Seasonal menu at Veritas welcomes spring with refreshing, bright flavors

The new seasonal menu at Veritas celebrates the best of spring with refreshing, bright and lively flavors. → Read More

Behind the Menu: Food, music in harmony at Turtle Creek Tavern on Far Northeast Side

Turtle Creek Tavern, celebrating its 10th anniversary this September, is known both for its live music and for its burgers, pizza and wings. → Read More

Refreshed Tee Jaye's concept to open March 21 in former Bareburger spot in Clintonville

Tee Jaye's Kitchen + Spirits is opening March 21 in the former Bareburger site in Clintonville. → Read More

Ethiopian spices add a kick to food at Flavor 91 Bistro in Whitehall

Flavor 91 Bistro is very much an American restaurant seasoned with a touch of East African spices. → Read More