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Dine Originals Week November 2012

November 10th, 2012    •  by Bethia    •   36 Comments »

Dine Originals Week starts on Monday and runs until Sunday November 18th. Dine Originals is a group of 50 Columbus locally and independently owned and operated restaurants and the biannual Dine Originals Weeks are always a great excuse to try new restaurants or revisit old favorites. I enjoyed this note from Scott Heimlich, owner of one of our partner restaurants, Barcelona: Hearing about all of the different strategies and traditions (restaurant-goers) used for managing Dine Originals Week is one of my favorite aspects of the event. We have heard from supporters who choose 8 favorite menus, put them in a […]

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May Food Events

April 25th, 2012    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

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 […]

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Dine Originals Columbus Week, March 5th-11th

March 4th, 2012    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

The spring Dine Originals week kicks off tomorrow and, as usual, there are plenty of great dining options for value seekers and thrill seekers alike. Dine Originals Columbus has 47 members and with many of them are offering two or three distinct menus at different price points, reading through all of the options can be a little overwhelming. It’s also likely to make you extremely hungry. We spent a couple of mouthwatering hours perusing the menus; what follows are a few of our thoughts and suggestions. Dine Originals welcomed four new members this winter: Babushka’s Kitchen, Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog […]

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Dine Originals Week November 7th-13th

November 7th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   2 Comments »

Dine Originals week starts today! This is a great opportunity to support locally owned and operated restaurants, celebrate the independent restaurant scene in Columbus or to try somewhere that’s been on your ‘keep meaning to try’ list. By participating you’ll also be supporting Local Matters and their education programs. If you picked up a copy of this week’s Columbus Alive you may have already browsed through some of the menus and started making plans, but with over 50 restaurants it can be a little overwhelming. Here are some of my picks of menus that I think look interesting. Black Creek […]

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Dine Originals Week March 7th-13th

March 3rd, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

Columbus has a wealth of restaurant weeks and lucky for us because there are so many wonderful restaurants to try. Dine Originals is a group of fifty plus independently owned local restaurants and their two annual restaurant weeks offer a wonderful opportunity to sample their wares. Spread over the fifty plus menus for Dine Originals Week there are plenty of tempting options. Here are a few things that caught my eye. Lunches Lunch menus are $10. If you haven’t tried it I recommend Katalina’s Mazatlan pork sandwich. It’s a substantial and satisfying sandwich, vegetarians can try their huevos rancheros. At […]

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Spring in your step?

March 7th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   2 Comments »

It’s been a long gray winter in Central Ohio, but after a few days of glorious sunshine spring seems to be on the horizon. Time to stop hiding under blankets and get out and about. If the promise of spring makes you want to get out of the house and try something new, there are some opportunities this week to break out of your winter comfort zone. This week (March 8th-14th) is Dine Originals Restaurant Week, giving you the chance to sample fixed price menus at 40 plus of Columbus’s independent restaurants. The list includes many of the best restaurants […]

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Dine Originals – competition results

September 14th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

The winner is Kate B. Congratulations. I hope that you have a wonderful dinner at Basi Italia. The photo was taken on the Patio at Basi Italia last Halloween, so there is still plenty of patio time left. I think our last patio dinner there last year was in November wrapped in blankets and surrounded by heaters. We are excited that Chef John Dornback of Basi Italia will be cooking at our Slow Food Locavore dinner again this year. It is on October 3rd and details are on the Slow Food Columbus website. It was a wonderful event last year. […]

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Dine Originals: Competition

September 10th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   16 Comments »

This week is the second Dine Originals Restaurant Week and lucky for you, I have been given a $25 gift voucher to giveaway on Hungrywoolf. Dine Originals is a group of 40 Independently owned restaurants, varying from casual to fine dining. They are mainly in Columbus but include some out of town restaurants such as the Inn at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills. You may remember that from my last competition. As you can tell from the ‘Best of’ list on Hungrywoolf many of my favorite restaurants in Columbus are Dine Originals. Personal favorites include Alana’s, Pistacia Vera, The Refectory, […]

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