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Eat Right: Snack Your Way Across the City With These 10 Local Eats

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: Snack Your Way Across the City With These 10 Local EatsTip Top Kitchen & Cocktails' Famous Feta Spread. Photo by Lauren Sega.
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Feeling more in the mood for a snack than for a full-blown meal? No problem. Columbus chefs are embracing the fancy snacks trend, and there are plenty of fun snack options on menus across the city.

Ambrose & Eve Burger Shack
560 S. High St. 
Chef Matt Heaggans has an affinity for snacky junk foods, and he’s serving a few of them at his new pop-up restaurant at Three Sheets. Try the House Funyuns — crispy fried onion chips made in homage to the classic snack bags.

Basi Italia
811 Highland St.
Basi’s Parmesan Crème Brulee has long been a favorite for sharing with a friend. You dip into the savory, cheesy crème brulee with black pepper-olive crostini.

Due Amici
67 E. Gay St. 
Upgrade the standard chips and dip with Due Amici’s Dip Duet. It’s a pairing of white bean hummus and smoked paprika cheese dip served with herb crostini.

Local Roots
15 E.  Olentangy St. 
Satisfy your craving for salty snacks with an order of Local Roots’ Pretzel Rolls, served with a savory bacon and scallion cheese dip. Or try the Zucchini Fries, topped with shaved parmesan and served with a homemade marinara.

Standard Hall
1100 N. High St. 
Standard Hall offers up an Ohio-themed take on a Canadian classic. For the Cincinnati Poutine, a plate of tater tots is loaded with house coney sauce, chopped onion, yellow mustard and sharp cheddar (a la Cincinnati chili).

Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails
65 E. Gay St. 
You’ll want to scoop up every last bite of Tip Top’s Famous Feta Spread, made with feta cheese and fresh herbs, with the grilled pita wedges and fresh vegetables served on the side.

The Top Steakhouse
2891 E. Main St. 
Bacon definitely counts as a snack when it’s served up the way The Top serves it. Two impossibly thick slices of double-cut bacon are draped over a serving of Granny Smith apple slaw for a sweet and salty treat.

The Wine Bistro
Multiple locations
The Wine Bistro dresses up its Popped Corn with fresh herbs, sun-dried tomato, Tuscan spices and parmesan (Tuscan) or olive oil, feta, parmesan, oregano and crushed red pepper (Mediterranean).

Worthington Inn
649 High St. 
Head to the Pub to find plenty of elevated bar snacks, like mini Steamed Pork Buns with Char Siu pork belly, pickled cucumber, scallions and hoisin.

Z Cucina
1368 Grandview Ave. 
Visit Z Cucina Sept. 18-24 for the Dine Originals Week restaurant week menu, and you’ll be able to snack on Chef Jamie George’s own Smoked Duck Prosciutto. It’ll be served with poached egg, crispy house focaccia and tart cherry jam.dine-originals

Dine Originals Week is back Monday, September 18 through Sunday, September 24! Columbus’s original restaurant week celebrates the best in local dining with original prix-fixe menus at the city’s best independent restaurants. Visit DineOriginalsColumbus.com for a full list of participating restaurants and to browse the lunch and dinner menus.

Dine Originals Columbus celebrates, supports and promotes the culinary diversity that locally owned and operated member restaurants contribute to the identity and culture of our city. The nonprofit group is committed to strengthening the local economy and enriching the community through education and charitable partnerships.

For more information, visit dineoriginalscolumbus.com.

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