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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 Examples of Elevated Mac & Cheese

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Examples of Elevated Mac & Cheese

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

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails in Columbus

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 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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Eat Right: Best Pizza from Restaurants Where You Wouldn’t Expect It

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: Best Pizza from Restaurants Where You Wouldn’t Expect It

Columbus has plenty of great pizza places, but some of the best pies in town can actually be found on the menus at restaurants that specialize in things other than pizza. Check out these excellent options from restaurants where you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find great pizza. CBC Restaurant 525 Short St. — Brewery District […]

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Eat Right: Best Restaurant Spaces to Hold An Event

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: Best Restaurant Spaces to Hold An Event

Summer is the season of graduation parties, wedding showers, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, you name it. If you’re seeking a venue for your next special event, consider a local restaurant! Many Columbus restaurants have special event spaces ideal for any size gathering. Barcelona Restaurant and Bar 263 E. Whittier Street — German Village Barcelona’s semi-private […]

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Eat Right: Best Restaurants in Columbus for Dessert

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: Best Restaurants in Columbus for Dessert

Always save room for dessert. Especially when you’re eating at one of these restaurants, where the dessert offerings go far beyond the basics. Whether they employ an in-house pastry chef, change the offerings with the season, or switch up the classics with unexpected ingredients, these restaurants rank among the best in Columbus when it comes […]

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Eat Right: 10 Great Restaurants in the Suburbs

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Great Restaurants in the Suburbs

The suburbs, so the stereotype goes, are filled with strip malls and chain restaurants. And while it’s true that plenty of both do exist in Columbus’ suburban neighborhoods, there are restaurant gems to be found if you look beyond the glowing fast food signs. 101 Beer Kitchen 7509 Sawmill Road — Dublin 397 Stoneridge Lane […]

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