5 Restaurants to Try This Month: September 2023

August 31, 2023

Want to support local restaurants? Curious about new openings or under-the-radar finds? Here are five restaurants I’m suggesting you try this month!

1. Frank & Carl’s

I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to visit Frank & Carl’s! The Bridge Park eatery occupies a small storefront in the bustling new district. The main feature is sandwiches: bagels, hot subs, cold subs, wraps, and breakfast sandwiches. It seems simple, but these sandwiches are done oh so well. We started with the Tizzlesticks (roast beef, provolone, chimichurri) and the 2 Flannels & a Vest (pastrami, smoked cheddar, spicy mustard, pickles). We’re excited to re-visit to work our way through the entire menu!

Frank & Carl’s
6558 Longshore St.
Dublin, OH 43017
Learn more: Frank & Carl’s

2. Krema Nut Company

After an extended closure, Krema Nut Company reopened its retail shop and sandwich counter, where you can get a heavy dose of nostalgia with their lineup of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, plus rich milkshakes. Build your own sandwich with everything from traditional PB&J to spicy jam, Nutella, cashew butter, sliced strawberries, marshmallow fluff. Don’t forget a buckeye milkshake!

Krema Nut Company
1000 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43212
Learn more:
It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time! Krema Nut Company Reopens Their Store for Sandwiches and Milkshakes

3. Goood Friends

Apparently I’ve got sandwiches on the mind this month! Goood Friends is the new window inside Jackie O’s on Fourth. Brought to you by the Wario’s team, Goood Friends offers up a focused menu of sandwiches, sides, and desserts. Start with the Warby’s Melt, reminiscent of an Arby’s roast beef sandwich, or the After School Snack with fried bologna. They’re a delightful mess!

Goood Friends
171 N. Fourth St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Learn more: The Wario’s Team Opens Goood Friends This Week and Oh Man, It’s Goood

4. Taft’s Brewporium

Based out of Cincinnati, Taft’s Brewing has solidly established its Columbus outpost, named the Brewporium, on Broad Street in Franklinton. The expansive space offers plenty of room to enjoy their house beers, but they surprise with their New Haven-style pizza (known as “apizza”). The thin-crust, coal oven-fired pies come in a variety of tastes, from classic Margherita to pesto to honey and goat cheese.

Taft’s Brewporium
440 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Learn more:
Taft’s Brewporium

5. Nada

We’ve always had great experiences with Nada, a modern Mexican eatery in the heart of the Arena District. It’s great for a night out of tacos and margaritas, especially as a stop before a baseball, hockey, or soccer game. We’re big fans of the trio of salsas, queso, the braised chicken enchiladas, and caramelized cauliflower tacos. Even though they’ve shrunk the brunch menu, it’s still a weekend option. (Check out an older version here.)

220 W. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
Learn more:
Nada Columbus

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