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Bibibop Announces 11th Location: Clintonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bibibop Announces 11th Location: Clintonville

In just three short years, Bibibop has expanded to a total of 11 locations (nine in the Columbus region and two more in Cincinnati region) with the upcoming opening of their newly announced Clintonville store. The new restaurant will be located at 5037 North High Street, replacing an Applebee’s at the Graceland Shopping Center. “We originally […]

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Restaurant Review: BonChon Chicken

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: BonChon Chicken

“It isn’t merely today’s best chicken; it’s perfect, the best fried chicken I’ve ever had.” Those are the words from an Esquire food writer, about Bonchon’s chicken wings. You’ll find the same sort of superlatives in reviews from consumers on discussion boards and Yelp. The words seem sincere: there are lots of exclamation points. No […]

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Popular Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant “Bonchon” Opens in Northwest Columbus

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Popular Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant “Bonchon” Opens in Northwest Columbus

Korean-style twice-fried chicken has landed in Columbus. International chain restaurant Bonchon Chicken has opened at 3586 West Dublin Granville Road. Bonchon, which means “my hometown” in Korean, has over 142 locations in six countries, but this will be their first Ohio opening. The casual sit-down restaurant is known for its signature crispy twice-fried chicken brushed […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Burrito Brawl, Korean Style

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Burrito Brawl, Korean Style

You say Korrito, I say Korean Burrito. Or vice versa. You can’t really call the dish a fusion craze. Merging Mexican and Korean dishes together in a global burrito is certainly not as ubiquitous on Columbus menus as, say, chicken wings or sliders. But the merger is delicious, and you can find this tortilla-wrapped deliciousness […]

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BiBiBop Asian Grill Opening Polaris Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans BiBiBop Asian Grill Opening Polaris Location

Bibibop is working quickly to corner the market on fast casual Korean fare. Their original Fifth Avenue store opened last August, followed by a Henderson Road expansion in February, and next on the agenda is a Polaris location this summer followed by an Easton location in the fall. “To be among the best-of-class retail and […]

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Jobu Ramen Coming to Grandview Avenue

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Jobu Ramen Coming to Grandview Avenue

Good bowls of ramen can be hard to find in this city. So when Michael Kopfman, who works for the Cameron Mitchell family of restaurants, came back from a trip to the Bay Area, he decided to bring his new-found passion for the Asian street food to Columbus. Kopfman teamed up with John Franke of […]

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Unusual Eats: Bulgogi Cheesesteak

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Bulgogi Cheesesteak

A Bulgogi Cheesesteak Sandwich would seem to qualify as “unusual food”… any place but Columbus, that is. In Columbus, the sandwich has found mainstream fame winning the title of Best Sandwich at the local 2013 Food Truck Festival Awards. The prizewinning combo belongs to Ajumama, a team that also brought home the top prize for […]

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