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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: D&L Sandwich Kings

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: D&L Sandwich Kings

A new sandwich shop made its official debut this fall. D&L Sandwich Kings has opened its doors on East Main, serving something a little more special than your regular deli fare. It does its own house brisket and corned beef (and a few other things) with homespun style. You know you’re close to the establishment […]

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2016 Year in Review: The Best Food in Columbus

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott 2016 Year in Review: The Best Food in Columbus

While 2016 was a rocky year for fans of music and democrats, food has been a great consolation. Just like it always does, this year the eating scene delivered solace in a million different forms in Columbus. Happiness could be found in Poutine, it’s now everywhere on menus. This is good news for long-time fans […]

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Restaurant Review: Pokébap

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Pokébap

Poke hit Columbus hard in 2016, or “poked” it, rather. First there were pop-up pokeries. Then right at the end of the year, a couple of dedicated poke places opened up on the North side. Pokébap was the first of the permanent operations to make its debut, up in Dublin. The dining forecast for 2017 […]

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Restaurant Review: Baba’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Baba’s

Those who miss the eclectic High Street scene on campus (pre-redevelopment era) will find solace on Summit around Hudson. Wild Goose and Used Kids act as beacons for cultural explorers. Now you can score edible provisions to support your adventures in the neighborhood at Baba’s. Well-known as a food truck operation, Baba’s has carved out […]

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Restaurant Review: Momo Ghar

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Momo Ghar

Saraga International Grocery is a bona fide wonderland on Morse Road. First, it’s huge. Second, every aisle features the cuisine of different countries. In fact, so far we’ve found Oreos from three different countries in three different aisles. Third, it’s home to Momo Ghar. There actually seems to be several spots-within-the-spot. There’s a Mexican bakery […]

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Review: Curry Up Indian Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Curry Up Indian Grill

According to the opening press reports, Curry Up is designed to bring Indian food to a wider audience here in Columbus. That particular motivation was attention getting, mostly because, it’s always seemed like Indian Food has had strong representation here in town. Among other things, the cultural cuisine is home of the most popular lunch-time […]

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Restaurant Review: Blind Lady Tavern

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Blind Lady Tavern

Blind Lady Tavern opened on Mound Street in a spot that has seen lots of action in the last five years. It had a stint in the Liz Lessner empire as The Jury Room. After the Jury Room closed, a meatball spot called “Balls” was going to move in, but when public reception of the […]

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