Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dine ORIGINALs, like, not Olive Garden or Applebees

Helloooo! Look at me! Food Snob. Sometimes Snob in general. About logical not spending $50 at a place that microwaves a large majority of their items when you could go somewhere that the scallops were LITERALLY flown in from the sea that day.

Quick Aside: I googled "Applebees Microwave". There are quite a few reviews and websites featuring this detail. But one of most curious note is that Applebees has a FACEBOOK?? What? End Aside.

So, I am adding a link to the right for the Dine Orginals website. Here is their mission statement,
"The Mission of Dine Originals Columbus is to celebrate, support and promote locally owned and operated independent restaurants by providing unique 1dining experiences for its patrons and collaborative services and benefits for it members. "
And they also try and use local produce and what not. Which means it is FRESH, among other things.

On the website, there are upcoming events like wine tastings, beer tastings, tequila tastings, music (something NOT alcohol focused). There are also gift certificates, where you buy them for $17.50, but they are worth $25!

So go check it out. Here are the members:

Alana's Food and Wine 2333 N. High St.Columbus(614) 294-6783
Barcelona     263 E. Whittier St.Columbus(614) 443-3699
Basi Italia     811 Highland Ave.Columbus(614) 294-7383
Betty's Fine Food and Spirits 680 N. High St.Columbus(614) 228-6191
Bexley Monk Bexley Square, 2232 E. Main St.Bexley(614) 239-6665
Blackcreek Bistro 51 ParsonsColumbus(614) 246-9662
Bodega 1044 N. High StreetColumbus(614) 299-9399
The Burgundy Room Short North 641 N. High St.Columbus(614) 464-WINE
Cafe Corner 1105 PennsylvaniaColumbus(614) 294-CAFE
The Clarmont 684 S. High St.Columbus(614) 443-1125
Columbus Brewing Company 525 Short St.Columbus(614) 464-2739
Due Amici 67 E. Gay St.Columbus(614) 224-9373
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus 161 N. High St.Columbus(614) 228-8413
Figlio Wood-Fired Pizza 1369 Grandview Ave.Columbus(614) 481-8850
G. Michael's Bistro     595 S. Third St.Columbus(614) 464-0575
Granville Inn 314 East BroadwayGranville(740) 587-3333
The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls 21190 State Route 374Logan(800) 653-2557
Katzinger's Delicatessen 475 S. 3rd St.Columbus(614) 228-3354
Lascala Italian Bistro 4199 W. Dublin-GranvilleDublin(614) 889-9431
Luce Restaurant and Cafe 3499 Market St.Powell(740) 881-4600
Maca Cafe 9 Olentangy StreetPowell(614) 436-1212
Pistacia Vera 541 S. 3rd St.Columbus(614) 220-9070
Press Grill 741 N High St.Columbus(614) 298-1014
R.J. Snappers 700 N. High St.Columbus(614) 280-1070
The Refectory     1092 Bethel Rd.Columbus(614) 451-9774
Rigsby's Kitchen     698 N. High St.Columbus(614) 461-7888
Shaw's Restaurant and Inn 123 N. Broad StreetLancaster(740) 654-1842
Spice Bar & Lounge 491 N. Park St.Columbus(614) 224-7840
Surly Girl Saloon 1126 N. High StreetColumbus(614) 294-4900
Thom's on Grandview Restaurant & Bar 1470 Grandview Ave.Columbus(614) 487-5719
Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails 73 E. Gay St.Columbus(614) 221-8300
Tony’s Italian 16 W. Beck St.Columbus(614) 224-8669
The Top Steakhouse     2891 E. Main St.Columbus(614) 231-8238
Trattoria Roma - Shaw Mansion 1447 Grandview AveColumbus(614) 488-2104
Tutto Vino 7178 Muirfield DriveDublin(614) 799-9222
Vino Vino Restaurant & Winebar 1371 Grandview Ave.Columbus(614) 481-8200
Wildflower Cafe 3420 Indianola Ave.Columbus(614) 262-2233
The Worthington Inn     649 High St.Worthington(614) 885-2600
Z Cucina Ristorante & Bar     1368 Grandview Ave.Columbus(614) 486-9200

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