It’s been a while since we’ve posted a ‘quick bites’ style blog entry, but next month’s bounty of opportunities makes for a great excuse to pick it back up!
Kicking off the month is The Market to Market Bicycle Adventure on May 5th – a bike ride between the North Market and Hills Market (in either direction). Start off with breakfast at the market of your choice and then enjoy a leisurely cycle up (or down) the bike path to earn your reward of a scoop of Jeni’s ice cream at the end. There’s also a goodie bag with $50 of discounts and coupons, and the chance to win some great prizes including a gift certificate for one of our tours. The theme of the ride is ‘Mustaches and Monocles’ in honor of Columbus bicentenary and riders are encouraged to don their interpretation of ‘turn of the century’ garb for the ride. If you participate in the ride please stop and say hi to us – we’ll be on the trail at Como and will be taking photos of fun costumes. (You can register here)
Also on May 5th is our special Cinco de Mayo taco truck tour. As well as all of the delicious Mexican food you’d expect on a taco truck tour, you’ll also enjoy a complimentary margarita or Mexican beer. To whet your appetite, here’s a blog post from a Cincinnati blogger who enjoyed one of our taco truck tours at the end of last season.
Thursday May 10th is the Taste of Dine Originals, the signature annual fundraiser for Dine Originals Columbus. Held at Capital University’s Capital Center, this is a fabulous food event that features tastings and samplings from 50 Dine Originals member restaurants, 30 vineyards and craft breweries and micro-distilleries. Taste of Dine Originals will also include the Edible Columbus Artisan Food Fair, a showcase of 20 farmers, honey producers, cheese makers, dairy operations, and bakers. Proceeds from the event are shared by Dine Originals Columbus and The Buckeye Ranch. Tickets are $100 each, include all food and beverages, and are available for purchase at BuckeyeRanch.org.
The North Market is a wonderful asset to Columbus’ food lovers and a popular stop on our Short North tour. Their annual fundraiser, The Apron Gala, will take place on Saturday, May 19 from 7 – 10 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. It’s a unique North Market experience and a fantastic opportunity to graze your way around the building as market vendors compete for the best appetizers, main tastes and desserts. Enjoy assorted wines, Columbus Brewing Company micro-brews, soft drinks, plus live music, a silent auction and other entertainment. Prizes are awarded for the night’s best aprons. You can purchase tickets here and you’ll see Bethia’s name listed under the host committee. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!
Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is coming up on May 13th. It’s a busy day for restaurants so we encourage you to make brunch reservations early!