Forget gourmet burgers and gussied-up hot dogs. This is the next lowbrow, breakout dish.


Forget gourmet burgers and gussied-up hot dogs. This is the next lowbrow, breakout dish. (Read about out my seven-day taco diet.)

The Guild House

Weekend reservations have been hard to come by at this small-plates eatery connected to Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph hotel, proving the latest from Cameron Mitchell has Pearl-like popularity.


Want to exude hipness? Utter the words, "Let's brunch." The weekend meal is a must-have at seemingly every new eatery.

Fox in the Snow Cafe

Airy, industrial and Wi-Fi-free, this Italian Village shop reminds us that we used to converse over coffee and a berry-filled hand pie. Judging by the typically long line, it looks like diners have a lot of catching up to do.

Laughlin's Bakery

Buttery croissants. Scottish shortbread. Chocolate cake. Need we say more? We're smitten by this European-style Short North bake shop.


We're calling it now: This fortified wine will be the next hot mixer on cocktail menus. Want to get ahead of the curve? Head to Veritas and order the Gentle Gentian.


From one-night-only to semi-permanent affairs, chef-driven pop-ups have staying power.

Juice Bars

If you need to lighten up, you'll be glad to know juice bars aren't losing any steam. Columbus started with Native in early 2014, and recently added Zest in Grandview and, coming soon, PurePressed Juicery at Columbus Commons.,

The Whitney House

Paying homage to comfort-food classics in Olde Worthington, don't miss the nightly specials here, like Big Ol' Meatloaf on Wednesdays and No-Knife Short Ribs on Saturday.

Hot Chicken Takeover

There's no hibernating this winter for the spicy chicken pop-up, which has nested in the North Market kitchen for now. The lines are still long, the chicken is still hot and now there are waffles.

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