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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: Alana’s Food and Wine

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Alana’s Food and Wine

Somehow, Alana’s has always slipped through the cracks. Somehow, ColumbusUnderground has never published an official review of the Columbus culinary giant. Perhaps that’s because Alana’s is already so renown. People know about Alana’s. They know to expect a changing menu and carefully crafted cuisine. They know to let go of any control-freak instincts, because Alana’s […]

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Restaurant Review: Little Lebanon

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Little Lebanon

Little Lebanon gets fawning online reviews. Lots of capital letters and exclamation points and terms such as “the best” and “fantastic”. The eatery’s customers display an undying devotion to both the house goods and its proprietors. And for good reason, on both accounts. The friendly owners, a husband and wife team, hustle between the front […]

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Restaurant Review: Brick, An American Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Brick, An American Kitchen

“Wait. Haven’t we been here before?” Nope. Unless that’s a reference the visit here last May; that was McCasky’s. Or maybe the visit a couple of months ago to Jack Whitney’s? It’s Brick now. Third time’s a charm right? Within the last year, Brick, An American Kitchen makes the third restaurant project to set up […]

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Restaurant Review: Hudson 29

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hudson 29

It’s not every day you find a buttonhole at the corner of your spiffy cloth napkin. But if the occasion arrises, even an uncouth HotPockets eater knows that the dinner napkin is clearly designed to attach to a shirt button for better apparel protection. Selfies would normally follow this sort of culture victory, but for […]

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Restaurant Review: Bareburger

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Bareburger

Bareburger: it seems like a good thing. Sure, there’s a little bit of chain-ness to the new Short North burger barn. The chairs and tables have a sturdy suburban accent to them, for example. But the big salvaged Yankee Trader sign that hangs proudly on one wall gives Bareburger street cred for independent spirits. The […]

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Food Truck Review: Teodora’s Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Food Truck Review: Teodora’s Kitchen

After a long, hard winter, Food Truck Season is just starting to bloom again in Columbus. This is the year to try Teodora’s Kitchen. Teodora’s Kitchen is a great big, golden yellow Panamanian food truck. The portable kitchen has weathered winter’s hostility by teaming with a couple of local businesses: Seventh Son Brewing Company for […]

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Restaurant Review: La Tavola

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: La Tavola

La Tavola has a big, beloved history on the local dining scene. Originally an establishment in Powell, it moved over onto Riverside Drive for a few years. Then, in 2009, it stopped existing altogether while the owners started a restaurant project called Knead down in the Short North Now in 2014, La Tavola rides again. […]

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