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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.

On the first Wednesday of each month, each Dine Originals restaurant offers their own special dining experience, whether it’s a prix-fix dinner, a tasting menu, a retail wine night or a fun promotion. No matter which Dine Originals restaurant you visit tonight, you’ll be treated to a VIP dining experience that can’t be found anywhere else.

Eat Right: 10 Great Cheese Plates

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A restaurant’s cheese plate can convey a lot about the personality of the restaurant. Maybe it shows off imported cheeses vs. Ohio-sourced selections, or perhaps the chef takes great pleasure in selecting just the right accompaniments and presentation. Here are 10 cheese plates worth seeking out around Columbus. Barcelona 263 E. Whittier St., Columbus, OH […]

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Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails for the Holidays

Shelley Mann Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails for the Holidays

’Tis the season for warm drinks, spiked ciders and spiced cocktails. Toast to holiday cheer at these ten Columbus restaurants and bars mixing up drinks for the holidays. Black Creek Bistro 51 Parsons Avenue — Olde Towne East The Olde Towne East restaurant serves up a richly spiced Cinnamisu Martini that goes down great on […]

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Eat Right: 10 Great Meatball Dishes in Columbus

Shelley Mann Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Great Meatball Dishes in Columbus

Balls, the meatball-themed restaurant that took over the old Jury Room space, may have been a bust but that doesn’t mean our city’s affection for meatballs has waned. Quite the opposite. Just look at the new meatball-centric Palle by Moretti, which has been drawing crowds on Fifth Avenue. Here’s a look at some meatball dishes […]

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Eat Right: 10 Great Burgers from Columbus Restaurants

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When you’re craving something a little more substantial than the standard cheeseburger, head to one of our city’s independent restaurants for signature offerings you can only find here in Columbus. Here are 10 great examples: Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus 161 N. High Street — Downtown Elevator pays homage to its historic space’s history with […]

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Eat Right: 10 Examples of Elevated Mac & Cheese

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Macaroni and cheese is classic comfort food. The only thing more delicious than creamy, cheesy pasta is creamy, cheesy pasta topped with more delicious things! Here are 10 restaurants that serve fancy versions of macaroni and cheese. Chile Verde Cafe 4852 Sawmill Road — Northwest Columbus 1552 Gemini Place — Polaris Patrons love the spicy […]

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Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails in Columbus

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It’s an exciting time for cocktail culture in Columbus. Lots of restaurants around town are incorporating locally made spirits and ingredients into their creations and coming up with creative twists on classic drinks. Here are 10 great cocktails to seek out around the city! Basi Italia 811 Highland Street — Victorian Village Basi always has […]

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Eat Right: Great Vegetarian Dishes in Columbus

Shelley Mann Shelley Mann Eat Right: Great Vegetarian Dishes in Columbus

Dining out as a vegetarian can be challenging. Those who choose not to eat meat often have to settle for the menu’s one token vegetarian option. Other chefs opt for getting creative with seasonal vegetarian specials, but diners who like to research menus ahead of time will find it hard to plan ahead. Here’s a […]

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