The capital city’s food scene is often heralded. However, its taco truck scene has been often overlooked. Elwood Ellis, a freelance writer for Columbus Underground and self-proclaimed Taco Connoisseur, is trying to change that. Listen in as Elwood shares his journey and criteria for evaluating the diverse and authentic taco scene, emphasizing the importance of not ranking trucks but appreciating their unique offerings. He also discusses adventurous and vegetarian options available at taco trucks, the significance of quality ingredients, and the need for authenticity in dishes like Al Pastor tacos.Read More
Category: Food & Beverage
Ordering food on a delivery app? You may not know precisely where your dinner came from.
Columbus Underground Associate Editor Susan Post went down the rabbit hole of ghost kitchens and virtual brands in the restaurant industry.
In today’s episode, we explore the burgeoning scene of ghost kitchens in Columbus, unraveling their advantages, and the complex challenges they bring to the table.
But it’s not all about convenience. We’ll discuss the transparency issues these virtual brands pose, how they can be misleading to customers, and the implications for food origin disclosure.Read More
Can a city that doesn’t know it’s history properly tell its own story? This week, I sat down with Columbus Underground staffers Walker Evans and Susan Post to discuss what’s been going on in the capital city. We talked about the upcoming election, new and upcoming restaurants, the relevance of history in reporting, and the city’s changing retail landscape.Read More
Sours, IPAs, and stouts, oh my! Dan Whalen, a reporter for Columbus Underground, has quickly become well-versed in the local brewery and beer scene, despite only living in Columbus for two years. We talked about the high quality, diverse selection, and unpretentious atmosphere of the beer scene in Columbus, as well as ways for people to expand their taste preferences and the current trends in the city.Read More
Dine Originals Week is fast approaching! Hear from the organization’s executive director about the deals you can take advantage of while enjoying Columbus’s finest independent restaurants and learn about the pitfalls of public relations in Columbus.
As a bonus this week, I sat down with the founders of the new restaurant Ambrose and Eve, slated to open in German Village next year.Read More
It’s getting hoppy in here. We talk with Chris Davison, the head brewer at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, about sour beers, the brewing process, the brewing community, what other breweries in town you should be checking out, why Columbus is a young beer scene, and why that’s a good thing.Read More
Tis the season for a cocktail. Two of Columbus’ best mixologists, Joe Peppercorn from Little Rock Bar and Josh Rice from Bodega, talk about the bar scene in Columbus, what makes a good cocktail list, how to be a good patron, and the evolution of the Short North bar scene.Read More