Yogi Perogi owner John Wagner, featured in the Columbus Dispatch for his tasty dumplings, found his way to perogies through a somewhat surprising avenue—academia. While studying for various degrees in nutrition and anthropology, he enjoyed learning about the different diets and food systems across the world. Perogies secured his attention even after he received his PhD, as he believed them to be ideal vehicles—because of their shape, size, and affordability—for delivering nutritious fast food to the masses.
Yogi Perogi sources as many ingredients as possible from local food producers, and the cooks strive to keep all weird toxins and additives far from the kitchen. Dispatch mentions that the eatery doesn't even use Teflon or aluminum cookware, and all the water used on site runs through a reverse-osmosis filtering system that removes all chlorine, mermaid hair, and other common impurities. The pillowy perogies that result contain fillings of spinach and feta, mushrooms and swiss, or corned beef and sauerkraut topped with a medley of sauces.
True to the restaurant's name, a lot of boxers hang out at Ringside Cafe. They just happen to be hamburgers. Each one of the Angus chuck patties gracing the menu has the namesake of different fighter. There's the Oscar De La Hoya, smothered in roasted red peppers, provolone, and garlic aioli, while the Ali packs a flavorful punch of coleslaw, sharp cheddar, fried onion rings, and insect metaphors.
The restaurant has held onto this boxing theme since it opened in 1897. Inside the wood-ensconced confines, diners can peruse old photos and memorabilia while savoring the aforementioned burgers, as well as chicken sandwiches and pugilist-themed beer from Brass Knuckle.
Under the baton of conductor George Hanson, the TSO's string, brass, and wind ensembles will kick off the concert series with Stars of the Symphony, which showcases a glittering array of chamber gems that culminates in Handel's jubilant Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 12 in B minor. Marvelous Mozart celebrates the genius of Mozart in non-synthesized fashion with his instantly recognizable "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" before closing with the graceful complexity of Wolfgang Amadeus' Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, which he composed shortly after springing fully formed from his father's head. Schumann Romance focuses on the husband-and-wife team of Robert and Clara Schumann, particularly Robert's famous Overture, Scherzo & Finale, Op. 52 and piano concerto. Pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe will juxtapose Robert's energetic concerto with Clara's more playful, elegant Piano Trio in A Minor. The season closes with Virtuoso Violin & Haydn as concertmaster Aaron Boyd dazzle audiences with the soaring stringsmanship of Beethoven's Coriolan overture, Vieuxtemps' brilliant Violin Concerto, and Haydn's joyous 92nd Symphony (the Oxford).
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Since every frozen-yogurt treat at 39 Below FroYo is customizable, that means every price is, too. Hence the Thursday special, when the shop hands out free yogurts to patrons who guess their price and 10% discounts to those whose answers fall within five cents. The treats themselves sport flavors from 39 Below's rotating lineup, which encompasses everything from key-lime sorbet and Belgian cookie to sugar-free strawberry banana. Atop those swirls, patrons can add fixings from a massive toppings bar full of local ingredients, plus classics such as Oreo crumbles.
Before dessert, 39 Below opens at 8 a.m. to serve breakfasts like customizable yogurt parfaits and french toast stuffed with salted-caramel cream cheese. Glasses of iced tea can complement meals, while cups of coffee can warm taste buds or melt the yogurt of a sworn enemy.