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Ohio’s Own: Pierogi Mountain

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Pierogi Mountain

You might know Pierogi Mountain from its ongoing gig at Café Bourbon Street. It doesn’t just do the regular ol’ cheese and potato version of the hot-pockets, it offers versions of pierogi to the hungry masses in funky flavors such as Reuben, Spring Roll and Jalapeño Popper too. For those who can’t make the Bourbon […]

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Restaurant Review: Hot Chicken Takeover

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hot Chicken Takeover

A formal Columbus Underground Hot Chicken Takeover Review: it’s about cluckin’ time. Sure, HCT has been around for a while, but in a most disconcerting, unstable way. When it made its debut in 2014, prospective guests had to follow news briefs that detailed the weekend location and time of the chicken joint’s operation. Then, there was […]

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Blue Top New Chinese Cuisine Opens in Kenny Center Mall

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Blue Top New Chinese Cuisine Opens in Kenny Center Mall

Blue Top, a new Chinese restaurant, has opened at 1178 Kenny Centre Mall in the former Thai Taste location. The restaurant, owned by Lei Liu and son James Wang, serves a blend between new and traditional Chinese food, available for sit-down, takeout, and catering. Liu and Wang first started looking for a space in July […]

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The Guild House Opens in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Guild House Opens in The Short North

The Le Meridien Columbus The Joseph hotel has delayed its opening by a few days, but the hotel’s restaurant is still on track for launch today. The Guild House is the 12th local concept developed Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, and the company’s third restaurant located in the Short North. “During the past 22 years, we’ve introduced several […]

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The List: 9 Health-Centric Restaurants in Columbus

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The List: 9 Health-Centric Restaurants in Columbus

Bring up health food in conversation and you’ll typically get a divided response – the topic is either welcomed with enthusiasm or peppered with eye rolls. Regardless of your reaction, restaurants are responding in the former and providing more and more healthy, diet-accommodating meal options. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free by choice, or because […]

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2014 Year in Review: The Best Food in Columbus

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott 2014 Year in Review: The Best Food in Columbus

The problem with “best” lists, at least for a fickle person, is that they’re so absolute. The BEST dining, the BEST entree, the BEST trend. A little reality check says that most of the new joints will be gone inside of five years. Heck, at least one of my Bests of 2013 is already gone. […]

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RIP: 12 Columbus Restaurants That Closed in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans RIP: 12 Columbus Restaurants That Closed in 2014

While over 60 new restaurants opened in Columbus in 2014, we unfortunately also lost a few along the way. Here are 12 that we’ll miss, in no particular order: Otani Japanese Restaurant: After 36 years in business, Otani closed their doors in May after seven months of struggling to remain open. Hal & Al’s – […]

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