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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 [email protected].

Restaurant Review: The Lox Bagel Shop

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Lox Bagel Shop

Even in the midst of recent restaurant closures, no one would ever call the Short North “underserved.” On the ritzier end, it has pretty much everything. Honestly, it probably has two of everything. And when it comes to Cameron Mitchell restaurants, it’s got like…five? But breakfast has never really been the Short North’s game. Sure, there […]

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Restaurant Review: Egg-O-Holic

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Egg-O-Holic

Egg-O-Holic is more than just an egg joint. It’s an Indian egg joint. The first Ohio spawn of a Chicago-area culinary project has taken root on Bridge Street up in Dublin. It’s a fast-casual establishment: order at the counter, take a number, choose a table. Fun, colorful artwork on the wall merges egg and Bollywood themes together […]

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Restaurant Review: SŌW Plated

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: SŌW Plated

There’s a healthy bit of philosophy that comes along with a visit to SŌW Plated. And that’s healthy in more than one sense of the word. First, SŌW has a stated commitment to generally health-oriented, “nutrient-rich” offerings. There’s more to it than that, though. There are actually three parts (or “pillars”) to its approach: sustainable, organic and […]

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Restaurant Review: Geordie’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Geordie’s

Geordie’s fills a distinct void in the Columbus dining scene: we’ve got plenty of tacos, plenty of Italian, plenty of build-a-bowls…but we’re short on English restaurants. Of course, there are plenty of Irish (or rather, “Irish”) pubs that might feature related items on their menus. But Geordie’s is going for a particularly English angle, and English […]

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Restaurant Review: Scotty’s Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Scotty’s Cafe

Scotty’s Cafe has a long, proud history as a mainstay diner in the Bexley Scene. There’s something magical in the hustle of both the proprietors and the servers. They know at least half the guests by name, and if you’re not known by name, there’s alway nicknames like  “sweets” or “dear.” While affectionate monikers for […]

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Restaurant Review: Ampersand Asian Supper Club

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Ampersand Asian Supper Club

Ampersand Asian Supper Club brings Ramen to the Short North. It got off to a controversial start with offerings that were arguably on the pricey side.  Of course, the establishment is stationed in THE Short North, a place where $15 burgers are ubiquitous. You can’t blame a restaurant for listing a more refined entree at […]

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Restaurant Review: Katalina’s, Too!

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Katalina’s, Too!

Pancake Balls arrived in Clintonville this summer, as Katalina’s debuted its second Columbus location. Long a mainstay in Victorian Village, the joint is overdue for a territory expansion. The original spot is almost always crowded, with more hopeful guests queued-up in line than seats available for dining. Katalina’s is something locals are willing to wait in line […]

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