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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 [email protected].

Restaurant Review: Little Eater (Clintonville Edition)

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Little Eater (Clintonville Edition)

Little Eater is enough to turn anyone into a salad person. In fact, it’s enough to inspire serious consideration of a meatless lifestyle. For decades, the vegetarian scene was dominated by beany, bready, starchy things. While that’s certainly fine for some palates, it’s not for everyone. In its latest project in Clintonville, Little Eater is […]

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Restaurant Review: Eden Burger

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Eden Burger

Eden Burger is at its best, its very best, with its straight-up burger creations. And, as luck would have it, those sorts of things comprise the better part of its vegan menu. As a vegan operation, Eden Burger rejects not only meats, but all animal products; the house dining theme takes eggs and dairy off […]

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Restaurant Review: Sapphire Indian Cuisine

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Sapphire Indian Cuisine

Sapphire Indian Cuisine sits at a familiar address in a familiar strip mall. On the north end, Kenny Centre is renown for a host of international eating options ranging from a Japanese bakery to a Chinese hot pot place. Sapphire occupies the particular address within the shopping center that has also housed other Indian operations, […]

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Brunch Restaurant Review: South Village Grille

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Brunch Restaurant Review: South Village Grille

South Village Grille made its debut on Thurman earlier this year, opening in the former home of the longstanding Easy Street Cafe. The project is part of the same restaurant group that hosts Old Skool and Local Cantina. All the same, South Village couldn’t be more different from its cohorts. While the co-establishments are hang-outs, […]

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Restaurant Review: Way Down Yonder

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Way Down Yonder

United Provision Meat Company (a.k.a. Columbus Food Hub) is now home to not one, but two eating establishments. What the Waffle holds down the fort mornings through middays, serving waffly breakfast sandwich concoctions. Way Down Yonder takes the reigns at noon for lunch and dinner. The project promises authentic gumbo and southern food, and it […]

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Review: NE Chinese Restaurant

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: NE Chinese Restaurant

The Old North got a brand new Chinese restaurant a few weeks ago. With utilitarian chairs and tables, the place is not much on ambiance, but in terms of delivering authentic, quality eats, NE Chinese Restaurant brings something good to the table. There are two menus, but it’s not like one of them is a […]

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Restaurant Review: Smoked on High

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Smoked on High

It’s gonna be difficult for Smoked on High to live up to all of the online buzz. Although it opened with almost zero hype, fawning fans have testified that the barbecue is out-of-this-world. And even a hard-core contrarian can admit: the fawning fans are kinda right. It’s hard not to like the operation from the […]

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