Exceptional Mexican baked goods runneth over at Spicy Cup Cafe

G.A. Benton

When you read the words “Spicy Cup Cafe,” what sort of businesses spring to mind? Unless you’re already familiar with the place, I’d wager that “bakery” and “short-order Mexican eatery” don’t make the top of your list.  

But Spicy Cup Cafe should be on the top of your list if you’re looking for a scratch-cooking spot offering bargains on lovely Mexican-style pastries — such as the best churros in Columbus — as well as first-rate tamales and excellent breakfast sandwiches assembled with wonderful house-baked rolls.

I should alert you to a potential catch: When visiting this roomy and

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Taste and safety were key ingredients in Polish baked goods

When we were children, my wife Debbie and I would both regularly enjoy placek as a delicious part of a nutritious breakfast. For those who might not be familiar with this delicacy, placek is a type of Polish coffee cake. With a soft buttery texture, it delights the palate and rejuvenates the body. For special holidays like Easter, my mother would create such masterpieces from recipes that her grandmother had brought from Poland when she came to America in the 1880s. Memories of these foods were refreshed last week, when my good friend Dolores Slazak surprised me with a loaf
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