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Barbacoa Mexican Fusion & Bar Opening Soon in University District

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Barbacoa Mexican Fusion & Bar Opening Soon in University District

Turn and face the strange, ch-ch-changes are happening in the University District. Local restauranteurs Ron Criswell, TJ Wellman, Xue Qin Chen, and Xue Gong Chen (Pokébros, Typhoon) are bringing the newest change to the neighborhood, with Barbacoa Mexican Fusion and Bar. The new restaurant has taken over the Rippers Roadstand at 2036 N. High St., […]

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Taco Preview: Local Cantina, Balboa, Sunnyside, Tostadalicious & More

Leanne Moore Leanne Moore Taco Preview: Local Cantina, Balboa, Sunnyside, Tostadalicious & More

Are you an expert on the local taco scene? You should know that Columbus Underground is bringing back our popular event Best Bites: Tacos for the third year in a row! We are gathering the best tacos in the city and we want you to be the judge in picking the best! On Thursday, August 10 from 7 […]

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Mexican Restaurant “Cosecha” Opening in Italian Village

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mexican Restaurant “Cosecha” Opening in Italian Village

Grow Restaurants’ Chris Crader revealed the name for the Mexican restaurant set for Italian Village this year. Cosecha, Spanish for “Harvest,” will open at 987 N. Fourth St. in December. “Not necessarily one specific region of Mexico — our chef Silas is inspired by some of the highlights of their cuisine from all over,” Crader […]

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Local Cantina to Open Dublin Location at Bridge Park in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Cantina to Open Dublin Location at Bridge Park in 2017

Representatives from the Bridge Park development in Dublin announced today that Local Cantina will be joining the growing lineup of restaurant tenants that will call the new area home in 2017. The location is the seventh for the locally-grown chain, which has five others in Central Ohio and a sixth in the Cleveland area. “Our […]

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Review: Condado Columbus Commons

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Condado Columbus Commons

If memory serves correctly, the demise of the taco trend was personally predicted two years ago. At the time, tacos had already spread from their ubiquitous trucks to placement on every restaurant menu, in every form. Taco Tuesday was just too popular to last forever. Surely it had jumped the shark. Good thing nobody told […]

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Treat to Try: Raspados

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Raspados

Last summer was the summer of paletas: Mexican popsicles in a bevy of flavors that ranged from cactus to avocado. This summer? This summer has been the summer of raspados; Mexican snow cones found with help of a reader tip. Raspados are evidently nothing new. They’ve been a staple at Raspados Y Nieves La Laguna […]

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First Look: Condado Opening at Columbus Commons

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Condado Opening at Columbus Commons

Red hot local restaurant Condado Tacos is officially opening its second location tomorrow at 132 South High Street at Columbus Commons. The popular Short North location continues to remain regularly busy ever since opening in late 2014, and the new location is expecting the same kind of reception. “Condado at Columbus Commons is going to […]

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