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Restaurant Review: Creole at Gallo’s Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Creole at Gallo’s Kitchen

For a Cajun or Creole food fix, Columbus is home to plenty of fast-casual-ish options. There’s Yat’s, Da Levee, J Gumbo’s… but occasional cravings call for something a little fancier. Creole Kitchen might hit the spot, but its yet-to-open-sit-down-dining-digs might be worth holding out for. There’s another option: Gallo’s Kitchen. It’s officially in Upper Arlington, […]

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J. Gumbo’s Closes Downtown Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans J. Gumbo’s Closes Downtown Location

After seven years in business, J. Gumbo’s has closed its doors at 31 East Gay Street as of last week. The Louisville Kentucky-based franchise location was first opened by Chad McCoury in 2009, and was sold to Fred Baughman last year. Baughman told Columbus Underground several months ago that he was interested in relocating the business […]

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Arnett Howard Bringing Live Creole Funk to Best Bites: Sweet Treats

Walker Evans Walker Evans Arnett Howard Bringing Live Creole Funk to Best Bites: Sweet Treats

Generally speaking, Mardi Gras is not a widely-celebrated holiday in Columbus. Fans of Fat Tuesday can rest easy this year, because Columbus Underground is taking its Best Bites: Sweet Treats event to the next level on February 9th with the addition of local musician Arnett Howard to the entertainment lineup. Howard is well known throughout […]

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Creole Kitchen to Open Sit-Down Expansion this Fall

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Creole Kitchen to Open Sit-Down Expansion this Fall

Creole Kitchen, well-known in Columbus circles for its authentic cajun cuisine, will finally be opening a sit-down dining room operation. The newly expanded restaurant will open its doors early this fall. The small carryout operation, located at 1052 Mt. Vernon Avenue, will be expanding into the space next door, a former hair salon. The new […]

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Creole Kitchen Expanding to Add Sit-Down Dining

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Creole Kitchen Expanding to Add Sit-Down Dining

For fans of real, down-home creole cuisine, there’s reason to rejoice. Local cajun/creole hot spot Creole Kitchen is expanding their business and finally adding a full dining room. Creole Kitchen, located at 1052-B Mt. Vernon Avenue, is currently a 995-square feet, mom-and-pop operation that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner take-out. After the remodel, the restaurant […]

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J. Gumbo’s Celebrates Five Years on Gay Street

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson J. Gumbo’s Celebrates Five Years on Gay Street

There are many reasons to go into business for yourself: the freedom to make your own hours, financial flexibility, the autonomy that comes with self-ownership and accountability. For Chad McCoury, opening his own business was a chance to give something back, an opportunity to help build a community. He wanted to pay forward the support […]

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Yats Cajun Creole Restaurant Coming to Grandview Avenue

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Yats Cajun Creole Restaurant Coming to Grandview Avenue

Arguably, if it’s one type of cuisine Columbus could eat more of is Creole/Cajun fare. Traditionally savory and spicy, real Louisiana-based food is flavorful, comforting, and affordable. And it’s the main reason why Yats Cajun Creole is expanding to Columbus. The franchise began in Indianapolis, but has quickly spread to 12 locations across the region. […]

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