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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: The Carvery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Carvery

Sometimes things are divinely inspired, in concept… but disappointing in delivery. Car alarms, for example; or diet caffeine-free Mountain Dew. The concept behind The Carvery is so fantastically wonderful — fresh carved meats stacked and served on artisan bread, it’s hard to believe that the actual reality could live up to the conceptual perfection. The […]

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Restaurant Review: Spaghetti Warehouse

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Spaghetti Warehouse

In spite of writing about food in Columbus for umpteen million years, the longstanding Spaghetti Warehouse has never been the subject of any personal focus. This is probably because the Warehouse is part of a chain, and chains are seldom the subject of restaurant reviews — unless there is some novel local angle. But given […]

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Restaurant Review: Danny’s Deli

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Danny’s Deli

If you’re building a collection of places to hit during BLT season, Danny’s Deli needs to be on the list. First, because it does BLTs in purist style: toasty bread with layer on layer of crunchy bacon slices, tomatoes, and tender lettuce leaves dressed with a whisper of mayo. It’s crunchy and cool, every bite’s […]

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Restaurant Review: The Market Italian Village

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Market Italian Village

You know a neighborhood has arrived when it starts getting gourmet stuff. So, a fancy market and bistro smack dab in the middle of Italian Village, on Summit and Third: that makes a statement. The fact that this little bistro is positively bustling with well-heeled customers makes an even bigger statement. The market and bistro […]

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Restaurant Review: Double Comfort

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Double Comfort

It’s impossible to talk about Double Comfort without first talking about its mission. The restaurant donates its proceeds to the local food pantries. Not just 10% of your purchase, or a one time, special donation: according to its website (and the proprietor’s sister, who was bussing tables) the cash it has after the expenses goes […]

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Restaurant Review: Los Guachos Taqueria

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Los Guachos Taqueria

Los Guachos Taqueria scored big points earlier this year with a victory in the Battle of Burrito. At the time, it earned the local burrito win on the wings of the quality and quantity of its ingredients. But the restaurant has a whole diverse menu outside the land of burrito, and it’s a menu worth […]

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Restaurant Review: Press Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Press Grill

Located in the Short North, The Press Grill is the sort of place that plays a soundtrack featuring AC/DC and Kiss without irony. Other joints may position themselves as the next hot dining destination for the haute couture crowd, but that’s not the Press Grill’s scene. It’s a neighborhood bar, and no matter how gentrified […]

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