Posts Tagged ‘columbus’

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, 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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March 15th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   3 Comments »

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted about many restaurants on hungrywoolf recently. This is because almost all of my eating-out time has been directed towards our new project and we are finally ready to share it with the world! The idea for alt.eats.columbus came about during the research for our taco truck project. We kept discovering interesting restaurants and food shops that we had never heard of, and finding cuisines represented that receive very little attention. We wanted to promote them in the same way that we did with the taco trucks, not for any financial gain, but purely […]

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Cupcake Craze Columbus

October 27th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   2 Comments »

2009 has been the year of the cupcake in Columbus and while the cupcake bubble may have burst nationally, Columbus is bucking the trend. The Dispatch first reported the growing Columbus cupcake trend in 2007 but this year has seen two Cupcake Camps and sales of cupcakes booming. 2009 has also seen the opening of Sugar Inc Cupcakes in Dublin and two new stores for Bakery Gingham. The Cupcake Podcast has just gone live – so make (or buy) some cupcakes, have a cup of tea and sit down for a few minutes to meet some Columbus cupcake enthusiasts and […]

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Pattycake Bakery and Wine Pairing at Hills Market

October 24th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   1 Comment »

One of the great things about the Hills Market is that you can get Jeni’s ice cream, Pistacia Vera and Pattycake Bakery goodies all under one roof. Add that they are licensed to sell liquor and that they have a great cheese selection and you don’t need any more reasons to go. This event was the same formula as the Pistacia Vera tasting I went to in February: delicious desserts, some interesting wine pairings and enough sugar to leave you twitching. The difference was that Pattycake desserts are all cholesterol free…. make without any dairy or eggs. Jennie Scheinbach the […]

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