Announcing Columbus Brew Adventures!

August 14th, 2013    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

We’ve been asked many times over the last few years whether we’ve thought about adding a brewery tour. The answer is yes! In fact, we’re not just adding a beer tour, but debuting a whole new venture that focuses on the growing craft beer and spirits scene in Columbus. Our new company – Columbus Brew Adventures – will start offering tours in September 2013, and we’ve got some great itineraries lined up for every level of interest in craft beer. We’ll be offering tours not only within Columbus but also to some other worthy destinations such as Athens/SE Ohio and Licking County. We’ve been […]

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Ticket Giveaway – The Prophet of Smoked Meat Dinner & Book Signing with author Daniel Vaughn

June 7th, 2013    •  by Bethia    •   34 Comments »

If you’ve ever talked to us about dining in Cleveland, you’ll know that we’re big fans of the The Greenhouse Tavern. Our enthusiasm goes beyond their fantastic food and innovative menu, and extends to an appreciation of their Slow Food-friendly philosophy towards sourcing. We’ve had the pleasure of showing their Chef, Jonathan Sawyer, around Columbus and have enjoyed sampling the fruits of his collaborations with Columbus chefs and food businesses. We’re thrilled to be able to offer you the chance to win two free tickets for a special event dinner at The Greenhouse Tavern on Tuesday June 18th, in which […]

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Great Food in the Casino District

March 21st, 2013    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

Anyone who has been on one of our Taco Truck Tours knows that there is great Mexican food to be found on the West Side. But, increasingly, the West Side has been accumulating a roster of great food options well beyond south-of-the-border mobile fare. When you head out west, don’t gamble with what’s for dinner – here’s the good stuff in the Casino District: Khyber Khyber is a new Pakistani restaurant that opened early in 2013, thereby doubling the number of Pakistani restaurants in Columbus. It’s just off Georgesville Road, on Industrial Mile, ever so slightly south of the Casino. Pakistani […]

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The Hills Market Downtown

March 19th, 2013    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

The Hills Market Downtown – Grand Opening! About a month ago, during a Dessert Tour, I was talking with Pistacia Vera‘s co-owner Spencer Budros when he veered off into a passionate soliloquy on the buzz he senses in the city – he noted the throngs of people out and about downtown, the constant construction, the new announcements and openings made practically everyday, and a widely shared upbeat demeanor about the future. He’s right – it is a good time to be a part of this city. We feel it too, and never more so than with the opening of the […]

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Jeni’s + Askinosie

March 12th, 2013    •  by Bethia    •   1 Comment »

We love taking our tour guests to Jeni’s Ice Creams, and I’m sure that our enthusiasm both for the ice creams and the business is apparent. We’re constantly inspired by their involvement in the community, their energy, the support they give to other small businesses and the partnerships they form with like-minded, socially responsible endeavors. One of the great examples of this kind of partnership is their collaboration with Askinosie Chocolate. Jeni has used Shawn Askinosie’s chocolate in her Askinosie Dark Chocolate ice cream since 2010, and in 2011 they collaborated on the Dark Chocolate + Malted Milk CollaBARation bar. […]

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