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Columbus Underground’s restaurant reviews are written by Miriam Bowers Abbott, our official Restaurant & Food Critic. We hope to share with you the good, bad and the honest about our local dining scene in an unbiased fashion. Review recommendations can be emailed to food@columbusunderground.com.

Restaurant Review: Dada Empanada

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Dada Empanada

The Dada Empanada experience inspires lots of random observations. It’s probably best practice to number all the observations, in order to keep the data all at hand.* If you’re going to visit, you should call first, and make sure they’re open. The hours are basically 11am-11pm, but that timing seems to be flexible, and it’s […]

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Review: Acre Farm-to-Table Breakfast

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Acre Farm-to-Table Breakfast

Clintonville is the number-one rated neighborhood in Columbus — and the original home of the locavore. And in the highly esteemed hood, you can speed down the street on a weekday morning, past the fifteen-cars queued up at Starbucks… you can bypass all that happiness and zip right in to Acre Farm-to-Table for breakfast (which is technically […]

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Breakfast & Brunch Review: Salt & Pine

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Breakfast & Brunch Review: Salt & Pine

Salt & Pine is doing its own thing Downtown. With a streamlined Danish modern-ish interior, and seating that runs along a great expanse of windows displaying High Street traffic in human and automotive form, it feels a little like a glitzy attraction for visitors to the center of the city. But it’s really an attraction […]

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Restaurant Review: Dough Mama Cafe & Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Dough Mama Cafe & Bakery

Home sweet home: after earning fame and glory as an outsourced bakery for local operations, Dough Mama has come home to Clintonville and opened up its very own storefront on High Street. Just south of North Broadway, it offers much more than the pies for which Dough Mama is acclaimed. The new location is a […]

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Restaurant Review: Mikey’s Late Night Slice Downtown

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Mikey’s Late Night Slice Downtown

Things could have started out better at the fancy, new Downtown version of Mikey’s Late Night Slice. All it took was one bad choice to burn a searing memory. Mikey’s is famous for selling pizza by the slice. Diners can pick from all sorts of classic slices, as well as a featured weekly option. As […]

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Restaurant Review: Dos Hermanos at The North Market

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Dos Hermanos at The North Market

Fifteen years ago, the North Market was The Small Business Incubator for local projects. It provided a home for eateries (and shops) to serve customers, without the high start-up costs associated with a stand-alone, brick-and-mortar operation. Times have changed. Food trucks and pop-up events are typically the first things that come to mind, when the […]

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Restaurant Review: Copious

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Copious

The Brewery District has hosted a variety of revolving door joints in the last few years. Handke’s old digs as well as that pretty patio place at 460 South Front both come to mind as addresses that frequently change ownership or management. The recent history of 520 South High has not been nearly as turbulent. […]

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