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Photos: Best Bites Sweet Treats 2016

 Mollie Lyman Photos: Best Bites Sweet Treats 2016

This past Tuesday, over 900 people gathered at the second annual Best Bites: Sweet Treats event to celebrate Mardi Gras in Columbus with cocktails, live music and of course… a sampling of desserts from nearly 30 local bakeries, restaurants and treat makers. Over $3,000 was raised for local charities and schools in the process, and […]

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Photos: Best Bites: Tacos

 Mollie Lyman Photos: Best Bites: Tacos

The first-ever Best Bites: Tacos event took place on Thursday, August 20th at Huntington Park. The event, hosted by Columbus Underground, featured 20 of the best local taco-making restaurants, food trucks and catering companies, and 1000 hungry attendees tasted their ay through samples from all of them. Phatt Taco was named as the fan favorite […]


Photos: Urban Living Tour 2015

 Mollie Lyman Photos: Urban Living Tour 2015

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON THE 2017 TOUR Editor’s Note by Walker Evans: On Sunday, May 17th, over 610 people participated in Columbus Underground’s second Urban Living Tour event, which featured over 30 stops at new apartments, condos and other urban amenities throughout Downtown, The Short North, Italian Village, Grandview Heights and the surrounding neighborhoods. Tour […]


Restaurant Review: 1831 Tavern

 Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: 1831 Tavern

Regarding 1831 Tavern: thank heavens they changed the name. The Balls idea, though punny, was maybe better for a Hooters type of establishment. And since the staff at 1831 seems to be well-covered during visits, you’d hate to disappoint aficionados of exposed body parts. As consolation, there’s still lots of room for balls references on […]

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Restaurant Review: Forno Kitchen + Bar

 Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Forno Kitchen + Bar

According to the interwebs, “forno” is an Italian cooking term that can be used to designate food that has been baked or roasted, it means “oven”. At some point in their lives, most people have seen something like Chicken al Forno or Pasta al Forno on a restaurant menu or in a cookbook. Still, it […]


Photos: Best Bites Sweet Treats 2015

 Mollie Lyman Photos: Best Bites Sweet Treats 2015

On February 17th (Fat Tuesday!), Columbus Underground hosted its second “Best Bites” event, this time focusing on the best local bakeries and treat makers from fifteen different bake shops including Piece of Cake, Bake Me Happy,  Mighty Macs (formerly known as Mad Macs), Glad Annie’s Old World Baklava, Sugardaddy’s, Dough Mama, Pistacia Vera, Destination Donuts (who was named fan favorite of the night), Pattycake […]

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Restaurant Review: Acre Farm-to-Table To-Go

 Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Acre Farm-to-Table To-Go

Acre feels something like a start-up cousin to the Northstar Café. Both have counter service, both promote locally-grown sensibilities. Both have rice bowls on the menu. But at Acre, the counter team wears plaid shirts, while the back of the house wears serious white chef gear (minus poofy hat). And Acre doesn’t have a double-digit […]


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