Unique Comfort Food

Photo By Collins Laatsch, Story By Robert Gerard Hunt

Hilliard: Frozen In Time

If a pub crawl is your kind of thing, you can find plenty of places around Central Ohio to walk and imbibe. But situated along 1.4 miles of Main Street in Hilliard is a quartet…

Guy Time

“Why not take pieorogi to a punk bar?” Ya see, Guy Fieri just gets it. That was his response to Matthew Majesky’s beloved Pierogi Mountain, a grungy gem tucked inside of Cafe Bourbon Street, where…

Photo and Story By Tommy Feisel

App Hop

Welcome back to another edition of App Hop, where I get to go around town with my wife, Meredith, eating delicious food and you get you read about it! In case you missed the inaugural…

Photo By Tommy Feisel

Culinary Itinerary

Greater Columbus Sister Cities organizes excursions and exchanges within our growing global family, but sharing in these connections doesn’t necessarily require a suitcase and a passport. Common bonds wait in the restaurant kitchens of some…

Pier W in Lakewood, Ohio

Meals On Wheels

The sheer number of restaurants in Columbus to try—new and old—is mind-bending. Hell, you could fill up a whole magazine just talking about the food and drink in this city (and we do). Still, sometimes…

The Keep by Collins Laatsch

See Food Restaurant

Restaurants all about sharing these days. Community seating. Sourcing info. Family-style dining. There are also plenty of places opening up the, typically, most hidden, yet imperative part of ant establishment—the kitchen. All over the city,…

Spagio by Tommy Feisel

Bowl Game

What is it about a steaming bowl full of rich, spicy chili that just melts away the winter chill? Why does a that salty broth in an old fashioned chicken soup seem to have magical,…

Story and Photos By Collins Laatsch

Better Sweet

Sometimes when you are on the look for a sweet treat, you want a little break from the norm. Sure you could grab an ice cream concoction from one of the various quick-stop shops in…

Photo By Collins Laatsch

All Smoke, No Mirrors

When Rick Malir devised a plan to create a barbecue joint in Columbus, the number one song in the country was “Believe” by Cher. As unlikely as that seems in hindsight, creating a local staple…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

FAQ: Tim Cullenen

There’s plenty of colorful personalities in the Columbus food and drink scene. And we’re setting out to capture them—one meal at a time. This month, we launch a new back page feature with Tim Cullenen…

by Tommy Feisel

Top Jeff

Even from across a room, Jeff Ruby is larger than life. With an unmistakable swagger and swirl of smoke, he conducted an orchestra of carpenters and electricians like woodwinds and brass, using his cigar as…

Truck Yeah!

Just because you’re putting away the shorts and tanktops doesn’t mean you have hang up your warm-weather eating habits. Check out these winter-ready food trucks and carts to keep your local palette stoked: Timmy’s Meltdown…

At Your Service

“My goodness. There’s parking.” I thought this to myself as I pulled into the lot next to the new Middle West spot, Service Bar. Not just a ton of available parking in the area, you…

By Tommy Feisel

Deep Dish Dilemma

It’s a lovely casserole, but it’s not a pizza,” quipped an equally opinionated eater as we disputed the defining design of a true Chicago pie. The Gold Coast isn’t alone in its claim of a…

By brian kiser

Heaven on a Bun

This summer I made it a mission to travel the depths of the Midwest in search of the region’s best burger. There was Pete’s (since 1901) in downtown Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, which boil their…

Root System

Grilled Eggplant with Pesto & Tahini Yogurt Sauce Cooking eggplant on the grill may have forever changed my perspective on the sometimes-mushy globes. Eggplant parmesan can be greasy or soggy and ratatouille is really all…

No Coast, No Problem

Okay, I’m hooked. It wasn’t until I finally tried the “gumbo,” that I was entirely convinced about Frank’s—the new seafood carryout opposite the long-standing Frank’s Seafood Market. Of course, those on the far west side,…

Photo By Tommy Feisel

Deep-Fried Ice Cream

In my sad-sustenance universe, deep-fried food is the ultimate. It is cuisine par excellence. It makes the non-edible edible. I truly believe a magical layer of light flaky crust will coat everything in heaven. But…

The Offal Truth

When I was five years old my dad and I would snack on tongue. This may sound like the antics of a sadistic parent giving their child gross food for yuks, but the truth is…

Happier Meal

It is a period of rebellion. The world has changed and the champions of heat and flavor have gone awry. Legions of kale-touting, gluten-hating, calorie crushing soldiers have descended into our food system, bringing with…

App Hop

I have a confession to make: I love food, and more specifically, dining out. I know, big surprise seeing as how I make a good portion of my living photographing food, beverages, and restaurants. But…

Competitive Veg

Food fads come and go, but eating a plant-based diet has been around for almost all of history—dating back to 580 BC. That’s real “vintage.” Eating a plant-based or semi-plant-based diet offers many health benefits,…

By Megan Leigh Barnard

Upscale Ahi

Location is everything in real estate, especially in the restaurant business. But when your new restaurant happens to be the former home of a favorite neighborhood haunt, preserving the legacy of that location adds another…

Simple Done Right

For the residents of German Village, the decades-old Easy Street Cafe filled a niche—somewhere between the (relatively) upscale environment of Barcelona and the visitor’s guide dive vibe of The Thurman Cafe, there was Easy Street….

Photo By Brian Kaiser

Fresh Tastes

Numerous new bars, breweries, or restaurants opened up in the last year, signifying a legitimate boom for the Columbus food & drink industry.These are just a few of the standouts:   Trillium 2333 N High…

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