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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: Aroma

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Aroma

This summer, Aroma made its debut on Lynn Street in the spot that used to be Si Señor(!). Before that, the space was home to Deli in the Alley. Unlike its predecessors, Aroma is neither deli-oriented nor south-of-the-border, both familiar and popular genres for the Downtown crowd. And while “Aroma” is a moniker that could be […]

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Restaurant Review: Pie of the Tiger

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Pie of the Tiger

Yellow Brick Pizza has been a multifaceted operation for a long time. And “faceted” is a deliberate word choice. Like a diamond and its facets, the joint has many sparkly sides. Yellow Brick is good for classic pies. It also has acclaimed meatball subs. And, its version of Tristano’s deep dish is worthy of special […]

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Restaurant Review: GENJIGO

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: GENJIGO

Hibachi restaurants are time-honored destinations for big celebrations. That’s because they offer more than the food: There’s a show, too. Plus, hibachi joints provide diners with a high level of culinary control – guests choose their own ingredients, in terms of meat, vegetable and sauce combos. Typically, the house chef cooks things right in front […]

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Restaurant Review: La Plaza Tapatia

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: La Plaza Tapatia

Editor’s Note: Photos were taken at a different time than the review so discrepancies may occur. La Plaza Tapatia changes the selection available at its hot bar daily so all items may not be available at all times. La Plaza Tapatia can be found right across the street from the casino. While the latter looms large […]

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Restaurant Review: Jimmyluka’s

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

There are a lot of ways to describe Jimmyluka’s (one word, not two) on Parsons. You could start with the visual aesthetics, which are good. Its weathered brick walls sport giant works of art in vibrant, electric hues. Each one, a colorful marvel depicting perhaps a guitar or person with a life of its own.  You could […]

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Restaurant Review: Boxwood Biscuit Co.

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Boxwood Biscuit Co.

Back in 2016, restaurant publications started predicting a Big Biscuit Trend in the U.S. That is, biscuit concept joints were going to be all the rage. Biscuits on every menu! Sadly, that trend never really manifested in these parts. There were a few joints with breakfast biscuit sandwiches, but that’s about it.   Five years later, as […]

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Restaurant Review: Hank’s Texas BBQ

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hank’s Texas BBQ

Without much fuss, Hank’s Texas BBQ plopped itself down in Clintonville in the spot once occupied by Old Skool. A ginormous, room-sized smoker is stationed out front. Beyond that, Hank’s decor suggests that it could serve just about anything: its walls hold big televisions, but are absent cutesy barbecue motifs or carnivore art. But there’s […]

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