Posts Tagged ‘columbus’


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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International Columbus

October 19th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   8 Comments »

Columbus is often thought of as a white bread town, territory of generic chains and home of the fast food giants White Castle and Wendy’s. Dig around though, and between the Olive Garden’s and Applebees you can find some fantastic independent restaurants and (the point of this post), some ethnic gems. Last week in two days we ate Colombian, Korean and Vietnamese food and had some proper boiled bagels for breakfast. Stretch that time period out to a couple of weeks and you can add in Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican. Columbus also has plenty of Middle Eastern and […]

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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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Night of 1000 Tacos

September 10th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   1 Comment »

Please note the change of date to September 18th and that there is no longer a screening of The 3 Amigos on this date. Check back for details of more taco events in October. Click here for full size (printable) version of flyer Taco Trucks Columbus and Columbus Rides invite you to join us for a charity taco truck tour on Friday September 18th (please note change of date). We will  be exploring some of the taco trucks on the North Side of Columbus. The tour will start from Studio 35 (3055 Indianola Ave) at 7pm and will be approximately 20 miles. We […]

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Short North Standbys

August 1st, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   5 Comments »

The Short North has great options for eating and drinking at all times of the day and night. Here are some highlights and some of my personal favorites: Rigsby’s Kitchen is somewhere to go for lunch when you want to be able to hear your lunch companion and have excellent food and service. It would be a perfect venue for a lunch meeting and seating is always immediate. Although Rigsby’s can be an expensive choice for dinner, they are excellent value for lunch, particularly the blue plate special, where you get soup or a salad and half a sandwich or […]

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Krema Nut Company Tour

June 17th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   3 Comments »

  I had been wanting to tour the Krema Nut Company for sometime. Although it is only a mile and a half from my house it isn’t as easy as it sounds. You can only visit on weekdays, during office hours and you have to have a group of twenty or more people. Finally I assembled a group and last Friday it was ‘peanut butter jelly time’.  Krema has been making peanut butter in Columbus for since 1898 soon after Dr John Kellogg (of cereal fame) patented a peanut butter making process. They are the oldest continuously operating manufacturer in […]

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In the Month of Mayw

May 31st, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   4 Comments »

I’m playing catch up again, so another month of highlights. It’s hard to know where to start, there have been so many this month. Probably most memorable was my first trip to Yellow Springs. I had heard so much about Yellow Springs but it lived up to the hype, helped by perfect weather over Mother’s Day weekend. It reminded me of Northampton MA, where I used to live. Smaller and quieter but the same crunchy, relaxed vibe. We camped at John Bryan State Park and ate our way through Yellow Springs, hitting Young’s Dairy, The Winds Cafe (dinner), Sunrise Cafe […]

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