In 1968, Talita Arroyo Prince and husband Tony Neno opened Talita’s, an authentic Brownsville-style Tex-Mex restaurant. Talita’s became a Clintonville institution and we visited often (a Friday night favorite) from college days through the “BC” (before children) era, and later with our kids, until Talita’s closed in 2007.
Spagio feels like a neighborhood bistro, with a lively bar scene and many regulars.
While Alex’s Bistro looks about the same, the changes in the kitchen signal a significant upgrade, including some fresh new spins on classic French bistro fare, a style of cuisine that is sadly lacking in the Columbus Restaurant scene.
A new food tour service is spotlighting many local independent breweries and tap rooms that have popped up around the city over the last year.
New downtown micro brewery places just as much emphasis on the food as their beer.
Flatiron Bar and Diner has a new menu featuring new signature burgers, crab and corn cake with spicy ancho chile mayo and other sandwiches in addition to its familiar barbecue, Cajun, and Creole items.