Flavortown has finally arrived in Columbus, friends.
If you’re familiar with Columbus Navigator, you’ll know that we’ve been pretty open about our love of Guy Fieri. Not only is he a native of our fair city, but he’s also, by all accounts, a stand-up guy who makes swell food.
Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen has been opening up ghost kitchen pop-ups around the country, and Columbus is finally getting in on the action. Located inside Brio Italian Grille at 3993 Easton Station, Flavortown Kitchen definitely lives up to its name.
The menu includes shareables, burgers, sandwiches, entrees, and salads. There’s even a handful of dessert options. The only catch is that as a ghost-kitchen, you can’t actually go to the restaurant in person. That’s right folks, this is flavor town straight to your front door.
When I first saw the menu, a couple of things jumped out at me right away, namely the Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Burger. My husband and I decided to split our haul and settled on the burger, an order of the Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ wings, and a side of Flavortown fries.
The packaging may seem like a strange thing to rave about, but it was the first thing I noticed when the food arrived. Delivery always feels like a gamble. I was worried I’d end up with soggy fries but I’m happy to report that these vented packages kept our food crispy and hot, even though we live a solid 20 minutes from Easton.
After some “oohing and aahing,” we dug into the food. I don’t really understand how a burger with mac and cheese on it wasn’t a soggy mess by the time it got to my house, but it was honestly so perfect that I firmly believe Guy Fieri is using some sort of magic.
The flavor on the wings was balanced and although they had a little too much sauce for my taste, my husband thought they were just right. Don’t think that I haven’t mentioned the fries yet because they weren’t good. They were actually remarkable. They were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and the seasoning was on point.
Overall, I can say that our flavor town delivery was worth the hype. Our food was delicious and it traveled well. Yes, the meal was a little pricey, but it was great for a dinner night splurge. Skip the dishes and treat yourself to Flavortown Kitchen, my friends.