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Restaurant Roundup: Summer Menu Mania

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Restaurant Roundup: Summer Menu Mania

Columbus Underground brings you the latest and greatest that’s happening in the local food scene week to week. Here’s what’s been brewing recently. Milestone 229 is debuting a new summer menu, with locally-sourced meat including a double-bone pork chop and Bay’s Ham from Lancaster. They’ve also revamped their cocktail menu and added 13 new wines […]

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Restaurant Review: Sababa Mediterranean Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Sababa Mediterranean Grill

Chipotle-styled restaurants are all-the-rage. We’ve got Piada covering the Italian angle with counter-made, custom piadas and pasta. We’ve got Bibibop covering the Asian options. And Sababa has stepped up for fans of Mediterranean fare. Sababa is actually not the first place in town to use the popular dining theme for pitas: a place called Mezze […]

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1831 Tavern Has Closed

Walker Evans Walker Evans 1831 Tavern Has Closed

Columbus Underground was notified last night that the 1831 Tavern (formerly known as The Jury Room, and also known as Balls for a brief period) appeared to be shuttered permanently with the restaurant’s sign painted over in black. Owner Joe Milano did not yet respond for comment about the news, but local business broker Randy […]

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Root Beer Round-Up: Whatever Floats Your Boat

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Root Beer Round-Up: Whatever Floats Your Boat

If ever there were a classic summertime treat, it’s the root beer float. There’s something simply sublime about the two-part harmony of fizzy soda and cool clumps of ice cream. But even with just two ingredients, there are lots of different ways for locals get their floats on. Old Fashioned: Johnson’s Ice Cream has been […]

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New Restaurant ‘Copious’ and Music Venue ‘Notes’ to Open in September

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New Restaurant ‘Copious’ and Music Venue ‘Notes’ to Open in September

The Brewery District will be welcoming a new multi-faceted facility this September. Copious, an appropriately named 21,000 square foot facility, will open this September at 520 South High Street. The space will comprise of a restaurant, bar, event space, and an underground music venue called Notes. (You can read all about the full concept in […]

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Ohio’s Own: Two Daughters Sriracha Pickles

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Two Daughters Sriracha Pickles

Fermented and pickled foods must be all the rage now. Recent shopping discoveries have included Krazy Kraut’s jars of probiotic, fermented veggies, and Luna’s Kombacha. It’s not just big on the local scene, though, it’s a national trend. Two Daughters is a local operation that sells jars of goods sporting the declaration, “Local fermentation at […]

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Catching Up With Kenny Kim: fRESHsTREET Returns for the Weekend

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Catching Up With Kenny Kim: fRESHsTREET Returns for the Weekend

fRESHsTREET, the husband-wife duo famous for one of the first noteworthy food truck/pop-up ventures in Columbus, will be back in town this weekend following a three year absence from the city. Sadly, they’re not here to stay, but the masterminds behind Foodie Cart and Section 8 Yakitorium will be setting up shop at The Commissary […]

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