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Restaurant Review: Hot Chicken Takeover

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hot Chicken Takeover

A formal Columbus Underground Hot Chicken Takeover Review: it’s about cluckin’ time. Sure, HCT has been around for a while, but in a most disconcerting, unstable way. When it made its debut in 2014, prospective guests had to follow news briefs that detailed the weekend location and time of the chicken joint’s operation. Then, there was […]

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Restaurant Review: Bar 145

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Bar 145

Did someone say poutine? Open for almost a year, Bar 145 updated its menu a few weeks ago, and the newest edition includes a poutine option: Loaded Poutine Fries ($8). Actually, it’s not just any old poutine option, the offering is made with duck meat and veal gravy: fancy poutine. Then again, the term “poutine” […]

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Restaurant Review: Mezcal Cantina & Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Mezcal Cantina & Grill

When it comes to judging Mexican restaurants, there are all sorts of measuring sticks… 1) Is it authentic? How similar is it to the cantina you visited in Cancun during spring break? Are intestines on the menu? 2) The quality of the chile releno. 3) How much free chips and salsa do you get? In […]

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Restaurant Review: Black Point

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Black Point

Black Point is… ritzy. That would be expected in a Hyde Park project. The bartenders hustle around in old school vests, the servers wear classic white shirts. Still, since seafood is a headliner here, there was a faint but earnest hope of a restoration of the walk-over aquarium from the Liu Pon Xi days. No […]

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Restaurant Review: Mazah Mediterranean Eatery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Mazah Mediterranean Eatery

Everyone in the restaurant looked so happy. And they were all getting their orders so quickly: steaming plates of succulent meats and vibrant vegetables kept hustling by, all to the delight of eaters seated at nearby tables. Except at one table that sat barren, save for glasses of water with mint. Of course, it was […]

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Restaurant Review: Club 185

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Club 185

Club 185 doesn’t need publicity. It’s rarely empty, the spot feeds the business crowd at lunch time, and morphs into a busy bar by happy hour. Getting a seat is often a matter of timing things right; that is, arriving at the moment a table is vacated. But when you get a craving for a […]

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Restaurant Review: Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille

The new Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille is doing its own thing down in the Brewery District. Sure, it’s from the same good people who created a legendary joint in Pearl Alley, famous for empanadas and a cilantro sauce that people will spill blood over. But the new digs are a little glitzier. It’s more Frida […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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