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Dine Originals Week

2012 Event


Columbus is host to a large group of foodies and Dine Originals Week is an event everyone looks forward to marking off their culinary "To Do" list.

Dine Originals is a group comprised of independently owned restaurants in Central Ohio and their mission is to promote the "eat local" philosophy.

From its website: "For every one hundred dollars you spend in a locally owned business, sixty-eight dollars remains in the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures vs. forty-three dollars spent in a national chain.

Dine Originals Columbus has grown over the last six years from 17 to over 45 restaurants including some of the top places in Columbus. In a recent Columbus Dispatch Dining Guide rating the Top Twenty restaurants, eighteen were Dine Originals members."

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During Dine Originals Week, Columbusites can eat their way through the large variety of restaurants participating for a discounted price. Each Dine Originals restaurant features a special fixed price menu for either $10, $20 or $30. Now is the time to adjust your budget (and your belt) and eat local.

A few tips: -To get a good feel for the restaurants participating, check out Dine Originals blog. Excellent info on the local food scene.
-Pick a variety of types of restaurants and visit at different times of the day. For example, Surly Girl is a great place to people watch in the evenings and Dirty Frank's is an awesome lunchtime stop or if you're feeling adventurous, flip the times you normally visit a place. -Take a friend or two. Food is so much fun with friends.

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Participating restaurants include:

Alana's Food and Wine
Babushka’s Kitchen
Barcelona Restaurant and Bar
Barrel 44 Bexley
Barrel 44 Short North
Basi Italia
Bel Lago Waterfront Bistro
Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits
Black Creek Bistro
Chile Verde
Columbus Brewing Company
DeepWood Restaurant
Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace
Due Amici
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Figlio Wood Fired Pizza
G. Michael's Bistro
Hubbard Grille
Katalina's Cafe Corner
Katzinger's Delicatessen
LaScala Italian Bistro
Local Roots
Mezzo Dublin
Mezzo Gahanna
Milo's Deli and Cafe
Milo's The Capitol Cafe
Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe
Old Mohawk Restaurant
Pistacia Vera
Rigsby's Kitchen
Shaw's Restaurant and Inn
Skillet, Rustic. Urban. Food.
Spinelli’s Deli Victorian Village
Surly Girl Saloon
Tasi Cafe
The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
The Jury Room
The Oak Room at The Granville Inn
The Refectory & Bistro
The Top Steakhouse
Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails
Tony’s Italian Ristorante
Trattoria Roma
Vienna Ice Café
Vino Vino Restaurant & Bar
Wildflower Cafe
Worthington Inn, The
Z Cucina Ristorante & Bar

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