Revered restaurants provide good eats for students

By Hannah Benson, ’15

Bibibop Asian Grill


Revered as “the Chipotle of Korean food,” Bibibop opened on Henderson Road on March 3. To attract devoted customers and newcomers alike, they served free lunch. Bibibop eaters start with a bowl, salad or roll with chicken, steak or tofu. Then, they select a side, a sauce and a topping. Bibibop’s signature “Yum Yum Sauce” is addictive, and the environment is friendly and welcoming.

South of Lane

South of Lane 2

South of Lane is a tiny but eclectic restaurant in Upper Arlington’s historic Mallway. It is equal parts antique shop and breakfast restaurant; the walls are stacked with vintage ceramics. South of Lane is famous for its fluffy Belgian waffle, Thunderkiss coffee and “PB3” sandwich, which contains Nutella, banana and a filling of bacon and peanut butter.

Cafe on the Mallway

Café on the Mallway is a favorite among Jones Middle School students, but it also has something to offer for high school students. The menu includes Velvet ice cream, homemade cakes, quesadillas and fruit. It’s a small and normally crowded space, but it offers outdoor seating in the warmer months and sprawling window seats.

Loops Good Food


Loops is a combined Italian, Greek and Polish restaurant. The opening on Northwest Boulevard is the newest installment of the Loops Fine Food chain. It offers a wide range of food, from gyros to grilled chicken to hot dogs (referred to as “Dogs” on the menu). Their signature “Classic” contains a fresh gyro with lettuce, tomato, onions and tzatziki sauce.

Photos by Sheridan Hendrix