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"Breakfast Special" PBS Documentary 

This feature is a celebration of going out for a morning meal in America.  Rick Sebak visits interesting and unusual breakfast spots, including us.  Watch this special and see that there's more to breakfast than a bowl of cold cereal.   First showing on July 14, 2010.  To watch the full episode

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May 3, 2011 Gary Seman Jr. "Chefs to converge on Audubon Center for fourth Taste event"    

"Kevin Caskey can't wait to show off his chops next week at the fourth annual Taste of Dine Originals....will serve raspberry panna cotta with rhubarb and lemon verbena, along with some other creations."

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May 1, 2011 The BIGGEST Reader Poll in the city! ColumBEST 2011  "Best New Restaurant"

"Their menu takes the familiar and defies all preconceptions with mac and Pulled pork..."     THANKS to everyone that voted for us! 



February 16, 2011 Robin Davis "A Spread of Their Own"   

"Butter is so widely available, so easy to purchase. Yet some central Ohioans have taken to making the spread themselves."

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Special to The Washington Post   January 28, 2011

By Jane Black, The Impulsive Traveler: Columbus, Ohio, a new destination for food lovers

"And, just to make the already tough decision about whether to go sweet or savory even harder, chef Kevin Caskey offers dishes such as breakfast risotto.... Only a truly skilled cook could make something so indulgent taste light." 

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January 27, 2011

G.A. Benton, Comfort foods the whole day through..."If rolling out of the warm sack into a bitterly cold January day feels like a Herculean task, then jump back into bed with Skillet's great biscuits and gravy"

Shelley Mann Comfort food: Mac and cheese at Skillet..."No place in town rivals German Village's Skillet when it comes to inventive takes on the classic comfort dish macaroni and cheese"

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Michael Ruhlman Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen
November 17, 2010  Columbus, Ohio, Food "And what that means is that Ohio itself has become an awesome food state.  Thank you, Columbus food mafia for the tour..."


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November 1, 2010 Amy Fisher, Never a boring bite at German Village Eatery

"I hesitate to abuse phrases such as their tagline, "ingredient driven," however, with such successful results from the father/son chefs/proprietors, Kevin and Patrick Caskey, they could call it supercalifragilistic and serve expialidocious food on top of a newspaper, and I would still be there, fork in hand"

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September 23, 2010 G.A. Benton, Review Skillet Rustic.Urban.Food

"Let's get to the food, because audacious takes on creative, scratch-made dinery favorites is what Skillet's all about."

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August 26, 2010 Gary Seman Jr. "Results are in for the 10th annual Readers Poll: Columbus Dining."  "Best New Restaurant"

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July 1, 2010 Best of Columbus  "Fusion Sandwich Division"

"Skillet serves the darnest things; a braised beef short rib and smoked Gouda sandwich with fried sweet peppers and, if you want it, some apple-horseradish sour cream.  It tastes darn wonderful."




Some awesome Food Blogs from some awesome local people  and yes, ..... you should follow them!


Breakfast with Nick



Restaurant Widow

Nothing Better To Do

HungryWoolf's Food Blog

Persephone"s Kitchen



April 16, 2010 G.A. Benton, Lucky $13: Skillet Rustic Urban Food

"is more rousing proof that creative and inspired food isn't limited to the kitchens or price tags of fancy restaurants."

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March 4, 2010     Jon Christensen

"The pumpkin black-bean soup" "is a smooth, thick puree dotted with whole black beans. It has a tomatolike tartness to go with its peppery flavor, which sets it apart from most other black-bean soups, and is decorated with pumpkin seeds - another offbeat touch." 

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February 2010    John Marshall

Restaurant Review of Skillet.  "A cozy lunch joint near German Village offers daring dishes with big flavor".  "Better than darn good was the Braised Beef Short Rib and Smoked Gouda sandwich enhanced by fried sweet peppers.  Slather on some of the sharply flavored apple-horseradish sour cream- served as a side - and it was heaven.."        




December 29, 2009 Miriam Bowers Abbot

"Best Casual: Skillet, 410 E. Whittier St. Skillet very quietly opened its doors a few months ago on the outskirts of German Village. The eatery serves remarkable sandwiches on a daily basis, and it’s not the same old deli stuff. Instead, it offers concoctions made with, for example, soft stewed beef and serious cheeses (the smokiest gouda, the sharpest cheddar). On a scale of 1 to 10, the quality rates about an 11."



October 22, 2009 G.A. Benton

"Skillet, which calls its food "Rustic Urban" (and with sandwiches this good, they can call their cuisine style "Worldwide Pants" and it'd be fine with me) has set up shop in the tiny spot on Whittier..." 

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November 17, 2009  Miriam Bowers Abbott

"Amazing food, without hype, pretense or preaching. What a concept.".......     

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