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Dine Originals 10

March 7th, 2013    •  by Bethia    •   31 Comments »

Dine Originals has become such a Columbus institution that it’s hard to believe that the organization is only ten years old. The Dine Originals group of 49 independent restaurants is pulling out all of the stops for this milestone occasion by introducing Dine Originals 10:  ten days of fantastic food events and special menus. There will be cooking classes, brunch buffets, tapas, beer, wine, and whiskey themed events and menu offerings from lobster to grilled cheese and even a whole pigs head. Barcelona is going all out and offering a chef’s dinner every night of the event! Here is the calendar […]

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Happy Holidays!

December 24th, 2012    •  by Andy    •   No Comments »

As we look forward to a few days off with family and friends, we’d like to wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and only the best in the year to come. We’d also like to thank all of you who have participated in our tours and have given us the means to continue to be able to grow this labor of love. If, during your time off, you’re of a mind to partake of some food-related reading, here are a couple of things that we’ve enjoyed recently: 1048 Words About Peter Wells and Guy Fieri In Praise of Street […]

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Dancing Tree Distillery

November 13th, 2012    •  by Bethia    •   1 Comment »

Fans of local liquor will already be familiar with Middle West Spirits and Watershed, but another Ohio spirits producer has quietly entered the market. Dancing Tree is a new micro-distillery in Meigs County, near Athens, set on a 200 acre farm with a beautiful 1850s farmhouse which is currently being restored to house both a tasting room and a small bed and breakfast. The distillery started production late last year and had its first product on the shelves in April 2012. Dancing Tree is the brainchild of former Marietta Brewing Company brewmaster Kelly Sauber, a graduate of the Siebel Institute of […]

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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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Veritas Tavern

September 4th, 2012    •  by Andy    •   4 Comments »

15 E. Winter St., Delaware OH (740) 417-4074 Open Tues.- Sat., 5pm – 12am Veritas – as in ‘truth’ – is a cheeky name for a restaurant whose dishes are so cleverly designed to deceive. For example, consider our order of their shrimp cocktail. In lieu of the expected, what arrives at the table looks like a single large raviolo, and it isn’t that either. What it is, however, is the absolute essence of shrimp cocktail flavors, concentrated impressively, in a form that bears absolutely no physical or textural relationship to its namesake. And it’s damned good; we ordered another. […]

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