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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: Drunch

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Drunch

Italian Village’s Drunch is more than a place for a drinkable, liquid lunch. Sure, there is an extensive cocktail menu, but during a recent visit, Drunch’s kitchen staff out-numbered the bar team 3:1. That sort of ratio indicates some sort of commitment to edible items. In fact, the operation has a serious menu of edibles […]

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Restaurant Review: The Half Pint

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Half Pint

The Half Pint, the branch off of Dublin’s Pint Room family tree, made its debut in the Arena District (catty-corner from the North Market) a few weeks ago, bringing with it a cavalcade of beer and burgers. The joint’s moniker suggests that it might be a diminutive, or in the words of the candy people, […]

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Restaurant Review: Clintonville’s Little Eater

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Clintonville’s Little Eater

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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