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Quick Bites May 25th

May 25th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

Memorial Day weekend is a busy time for food lovers in Columbus, with 3 great events vying for our attention: You can feed all of your senses at Columbus’ 17th annual Asian Festival at Franklin Park. The festival, on Saturday and Sunday, features all sorts of performances, activities, exhibits and an interesting selection of Asian street food. Another great food event is the North Market’s Grill Masters Festival, also on Saturday and Sunday. There will be cooking demonstrations, a chef’s grill off and an amateur BBQ sauce competition. Pick up some recipe ideas and then shop at the North Market […]

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Enter to Win! – North Market Apron Gala Tickets

May 11th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   57 Comments »

If you’ve read our recent Quick bites feature you’ll know that it’s almost time for the annual North Market apron gala. And, if you know much about the many North Market events that occur throughout the year, you’ll know that this is a big one. So, with that said, we’re excited to announce that we have two tickets to give away for this fabulous event. The fifteenth North Market gala will be held on Saturday May 21st at 7pm. It’s an after hours party where you can eat your way around the market sampling appetizers, main tastes and desserts prepared […]

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Quick Bites – May 9th

May 9th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

There’s still time to buy a ticket for the Taste of Dine Originals this week (Thursday, May 12 from 6 to 9 pm), at the Audubon Center on the Whittier Peninsula. As always, this is one of the biggest food events of the year and is a fantastic fundraiser for the Buckeye Ranch. This year, Taste of Dine Originals will feature dishes from 50 Dine Originals member restaurants, 30 vineyards, 2 craft breweries and a couple of micro-distilleries. It’s a great way to get to know a lot of the different chefs and restaurants doing great things in the city […]

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Columbus Happy Hours for Foodies

March 15th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   13 Comments »

There are a multitude of places that you can get a cheap happy hour martini or discounted draft beer, but perhaps even more interesting are the restaurants that offer great deals on quality happy hour dining in addition to the drink deals. We’ve spent a few weeks looking into these, and here are some of our favorites: Rigsby’s Kitchen Rigsby’s most well known happy hour is their Monday $1 oyster special but they also have a fantastic bar menu. Although happy hour for drinks runs until 7pm, the Rigsby’s bar menu is served all day Monday-Saturday and until midnight on […]

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Pies, Glorious Pies

March 14th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   4 Comments »

Pi Day (3.14) seems like an appropriate day to write a post I’ve been thinking about for some time, a post about pies. Food trend predictions pointed to 2011 being the year of the pie with pies, both sweet and savory, being purported to be the new cupcake. When I started thinking about pies in January I couldn’t (off the top of my head) think of many places to find pie in Columbus. Being English I grew up eating savory pies: Shepherd’s pie, fish pie and cottage pie, as well as pork pies and pasties. I spent many happy Sundays […]

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Shabu Shabu in Columbus

December 27th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   5 Comments »

Shabu shabu is the Japanese name for a type of ‘hot pot’, an Asian dish cooked and eaten at the table. It’s a shared dish, not unlike fondue, in which you dip meat (traditionally beef) and vegetables into hot broth to cook them. Shabu shabu translates as ‘swish swish’, and describes the sound of your chopsticks swirling ingredients in the broth. As a large pan of steaming broth makes for a wonderful winter meal, it seemed the ideal time to explore the dish in-depth. In the course of my shabu shabu quest I visited Chinese, Korean and Japanese restaurants. This […]

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Cocktails in Columbus

December 11th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   10 Comments »

‘Tis the season of good cheer, and parties and sparkles, so what better time to indulge in a cocktail or two? Columbus has seen a resurgence of interest in classic cocktails this year and that, combined with some creative and talented mixologists, means that there is no shortage of interesting places to imbibe. This list is by no means exhaustive but includes some of my favorite places to sip on a mixed drink.

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Taste the Future

September 10th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   24 Comments »

Here’s a different sort of adventure – tour the food of Columbus’ best restaurants while staying in the same place. We have two tickets to giveaway to Taste the Future, a wonderful event, which helps to fund scholarships and other special programs at Columbus State Community College. To whet your appetite here are more photos from last year’s event. There are 50 participating establishments including Barcelona, G Michaels, Lindey’s Jenis Ice Creams, The Refectory, Stauf’s, Luce Enoteca and The Clarmont. The event is Tuesday 14th September starting at 5.30pm. If you would like to win a pair of tickets, have […]

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So long summer

September 5th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   6 Comments »

The pools are closing, the kids are back in school and yesterday I saw pumpkins and apple cider at the farmers’ market. It’s officially the end of summer. For me it seems to have gone by in a flash – I’ve been going full throttle all summer on our new business start up – Columbus Food Adventures. We officially launched in July and the summer has been a whirlwind of tours, promotional events, emails and learning how to run a business. So far, it’s been a lot of fun and we are enjoying sharing some of our favorite foods and […]

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Mobile Food Mania

June 23rd, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   12 Comments »

Columbus is in the midst of mobile food mania. Following the lead of cities like New York, LA and Portland, the trend of gourmet food trucks is hitting the streets of Columbus. Last year when we started the website tacotruckscolumbus.com, we thought that we might find up to ten taco trucks – we grossly underestimated. Since then, trucks have come and gone, but overall the popularity and number of taco trucks have steadily grown. There are now forty taco trucks, making Columbus the taco truck capital of the Midwest. No other Midwest city can rival the number and variety of taquerias […]

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