3.19.2010

alt.eats.columbus ... go.there.now

The coincidence was a bit eerie.

Last night, on our way to La Casita on Bethel (a great place we've visited a couple times) something piqued our curiosity. Mrs. DavesBeer spyed a Thai and Korean restaurant and at least one other embedded in a strip mall (across from KMart). Our curiosity was piqued, but we continued to our more familiar place (plus we were meeting friends). The proverbial "holes in the wall" too often don't often pop up on a Google local search, and, if they did, "reviews" would be unreliable (no offense to the suckiness of Yelp, but it sucks).

Dinner was great, then to Denise's for a quick dessert for the kiddies and Jim appears as if from a 4th dimension. Triggered by this presence, I have an immediate flashback to alt.eats.columbus (a clever usenet reference). He, Bethia and a few others (I intend to get to know) are covering the less frequented of the more interesting culinary finds throughout the city. This group will educate us with quality evaluations of what will be the best finds in the city and help small family businesses gain the reputation they deserve.

I think this one's a hit. Good luck to them.

Links (I find embedding them clunky):
alt.eats.columbus ~ La Casita (killer kidney beans) ~ Jim ~ Bethia

4 comments:

Andrew said...

Dave-I think the Korean place is Min-Ga, and it is darned good.

Haven't checked out La Casita, but always wanted to. Good to hear your review.

Andy said...

Dave - Big thanks on the kind words for our website! As Andrew stated, the Korean place is probably Ming Ga. We love their kalbi (beef ribs).

The Thai place is probably Bamboo Cafe. Tried it once, don't have much good to say about it unfortunately.

CMHGourmand said...

A third person in the alt.eats "board" is Andy - Taco Drew from TacoTrucksColumbus. We also have 3-4 other excellent fooders to help us in this project. Our focus is immigrant kitchens, grocery stores, bakeries and other places that are overlooked by the mainstream.

hungrywoolf said...

Thanks Dave!
There is also a very good Indian restaurant (Banana Leaf) in that same strip mall as well. It isn't on alteats yet, but it will be.