Eating Out on a Recession Budget

If your family is anything like mine, you’ve been hit fairly hard by he recession, and have had to make sacrifices to make ends meet. Rather than giving up dining out entirely, we’ve discovered some really handy resources for stretching your dining dollars in Columbus. These work for us, and may work for your family […]

Scott’s Quick Jambalaya

I have a confession – I’m a total sample slut. I love going to Costco because I can eat a lunch’s worth of product samples as I shop. I love Trader Joe’s because they always have something out to try, and it’s usually really good. And I’m one of those people who won’t hesitate to […]

A Tale of Two Scallops

As I’ve mentioned before, up until the past couple of years, I’ve always been kind of “meh” about seafood. I hated all of it as a kid, but grew to like more and more as I got older and my palate developed. And it’s still always changing. A couple of weeks ago I had a […]

Restaurant News 2/26/09

So a couple of closings in the past week: one temporary and one permanent. Longtime Bexley-area favorite Sammy’s has bit the dust, at least temporarily. A note on the web site says that it should be returning soon under new management – from what I understand, the new place may not have the kosher standing […]

Event: North Market Fiery Foods Festival

Despite feeling a bit (understatement of the year) under the weather this morning, I definitely didn’t want to miss one event I was definitely was looking forward to, even if it was to document some of the days events rather than participate directly in them. Every year the North Market holds its Fiery Foods Festival, […]

Review: Cafe Ephesus

How is it that I could have lived here as long as I have and not noticed the abundance of Middle Eastern eateries that we have here in Columbus? Recently, I became aware of a new restaurant, Cafe Ephesus, that had opened in Dublin, started by a chef who had formerly worked at Cafe Istanbul […]

Manhattan Sandwich

One of my guilty pleasures lately has been the Manhattan Sandwich at Barry’s New York Deli at the North Market. The first time I ordered it I wouldn’t think the combination of flavors would work, but surprisingly they do. So I’ve been giving my panini press here at home a workout lately – and this […]

Review: New York Deli

I’ll be the first to admit that I am easily convinced to try new restaurants in Columbus, often due to a reader suggestion or a review I’ve read in a local media outlet, or buzz on Columbus Underground. It doesn’t take much to get me in the door the first time. However, the deciding factor […]

Chicken Pasta Skillet

When a Costco opened in town not too long ago, I didn’t really think I was missing out on much – after all, my trusty Sam’s Club membership had done me fine all these years, and did I really need a warehouse club membership for someplace that’s a half hour drive from home? So for […]