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Columbus OH-brief rpt

Steve Drucker | Mar 31, 200109:00 AM

Latin Rooster Rotisserie.
Buried in a gigantic strip center at corner of Morse and Hamilton Roads:
Sigh...despite what CitySearch said, it was closed on Monday. We were dying for the Peruvian roast chicken and salsa rosera, maduros and homemade bread.

Clarmont Steakhouse
--just south of downtown on S. High St.
Places like the Clarmont seem to survive and thrive best in the medium and small Midwest cities. They are a treasure, and a refreshing relief from both trend-intensive and ethnic chow life in the big city.

A great steakhouse artifact from back in the territory--comfort food with legs. Thick onion rings not to be missed, huge half order was $2. Ordinary salads. Entrees come with a choice of two from 9 side dishes: 7 are potatoes, one is salad, and one is veg of the day (so that's what's meant by 'meat and potatoes').

Very good wine list--lots of depth and reasonable; and a full menu page listing in small print the liquors and spirits available. The filet was high quality and cooked as ordered, and my menu-advertised Provimi calves liver with smothered onions came precisely as ordered--medium rare. They had a heck of a crowd for a Monday night, so reservations seem mandatory.

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