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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: East Coast Pizzeria

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: East Coast Pizzeria

East Coast Pizzeria sounds like the name of a big pizza chain. It probably is the name of a pizza chain, somewhere. But it’s also the name of a locally owned pizza joint just north of Morse Road. Although the digs are modern, it’s got an old-school, familiar feel. There’s a big list of options that […]

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Restaurant Review: Taste Bay

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Taste Bay

Taste Bay made its debut on Henderson Road in November. Although the name may not necessarily indicate a particular dining theme, the joint’s social media touts international and Caribbean offerings. The angle adds a distinctly different option to a strip mall that houses a boxing club, a hair salon, and a sports bar. The inside […]

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Restaurant Review: Preston’s

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

Word on the street is that Preston’s is the place to score a good burger. It’s not just the “word” that’s on the streets. Preston’s itself is literally on the street too. It runs a thriving mobile food truck operation, as well as steady gigs subcontracting inside of other local bars. It’s the strangest combo […]

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#5 Best New Restaurant of 2018: Criollo

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott #5 Best New Restaurant of 2018: Criollo

Criollo marks new territory for the Sí Señor empire. While Sí Señor already operates successful sandwich shops Downtown, on the Scioto Mile, and in Grandview, it’s shifted gears for Criollo. The empire has entered the bowl zone. Of course, we’ve all had bowls. It’s impossible to walk a block in Columbus without hitting some sort […]

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Restaurant Review: & Juice Co. Grab & Go

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: & Juice Co. Grab & Go

Refrigerated grab-and-go coolers are not normally the places in Columbus to find the tasty fare. More often, the sections are stocked with make-do food options, valued more for speed than for quality. That normal state of affairs is worth pointing out, as & Juice Co. has been busy shaking up the grab-and-go scene by stocking […]

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Restaurant Review: Bulgogi at Saraga International Market

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Bulgogi at Saraga International Market

Bulgogi, the eatery, set up shop inside of Saraga International Market this spring. Saraga makes a good spot to grow any upstart world eatery, it’s already renown for both its international grocery selection as well as its hosting duties for Momo Ghar. As for Bulgogi, it’s tucked inside the grocery store, near the checkouts. The […]

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Restaurant Review: Ritzy’s

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

The return of Ritzy’s has introduced the most epically anticipated restaurant opening in recent memory. The hype surrounding Melt’s debut is the only thing that even comes close. Of course, the two establishment couldn’t be more different. Melt is a massive mega-chain with a commitment to insanely large sandwiches worshiped by a committed fan club. […]

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