1. Cheezin and PleazinFebruary 8, 2012 - February 6, 2013
Wednesday 5-7 p.m.
Giant Eagle Market District
3061 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, 43221
From the website:Weekly highlighted at Giant Eagle's Kingsdale Market District Cheese and Charcuterie Shop. Our Cheese Monger will host your experience and share their knowledge of cheese. Three cheese and wine pairings each week. Come join us on Wednesday nights to increase you knowledge of our over 450 cheeses and charcuterie items. Each week will be a different adventure!! (Cash only)
Don't miss a review of the North Market!
Friday 6-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $60 Advance reservations required
Columbus Aquatics Center
1160 Hunter Ave., Columbus , 43201
From the website:Travel the world without leaving Columbus. If you're looking for fun things to do in Columbus, this guided culinary tour will introduce you to some of the best ethnic food in the city. We'll experience a Somali cuisine, eat Vietnamese sandwiches, sample Nigerian food, visit a Mexican bakery, learn about Southern Indian delicacies and more. This unique city tour centers on the thriving ethnic enclaves of north Cleveland Avenue, where much of Columbus' immigrant community lives, eats, and plays.
More great food at the Happy Greek!
Tuesday 7-9:30 p.m.
The Spaghetti Warehouse
397 W. Broad St., Columbus, 43215
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Don't miss our great Thurman Cafe review.
Friday 6-8 p.m. Saturday 2-5 p.m.
4030 The Strand East, Columbus, 43219
From the website:Celebrate Local visitors will be able to shop for gifts with regional flair, from local wines and spirits to handicrafts, with every dollar spent showing a commitment to community development and local entrepreneurship. This tasting will feature four Camelot Cellars Wines sold at Celebrate Local. (Some Celebrate Local Wine Tastings will be paired with food)
Check out the five things to do at the Asian Festival.
Thursday 6-9 p.m.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Water's Edge Events Park
9990 Riverside Dr., Powell, 43065
From the website:Visitors will enjoy fantastic cuisine from Powell's top restaurateurs and experience the cool jazz sounds of the Derek Dicenzo Trio. Featured restaurants include Gooseneck Tavern, Local Roots, Culver's, Kogen's Asian Cuisine, Greek Express, Liberty Tavern, Buffalo Wild Wings, Powell Village Winery, Easy Street Cafe, Cinco De Mayo, Sam's Club, City Barbecue, Vittoria, Flyers Pizza, Bachman's, Champps, Luce, PC Events and Catering and Murphy's On The Parkway.
Sunday 1 p.m.
Ohio Herb Education Center
110 Mill St.
From the website:Celebrate the special bond between mother and daughter and with friends and relatives during this lovely afternoon tea party with sweet and savory treats, beautiful china and a chance to relax and appreciate the bond that can exist between women of all ages. Create a Tussie Mussie bouquet as a take-home keepsake. Reservations required.
Work off some of those well-earned calories at one of the fantastic Columbus-area public golf courses.
Saturday 7-10 p.m.
59 Spruce St., Columbus, 43215
From the website:The Apron Gala offers an insider's view of the North Market after-hours. Guests roam the aisles and enjoy an abundant array of specialty appetizer, entree and dessert samples deftly prepared by North Market merchants. The menu offers something for everyone including: an assortment of cheeses and pates; homemade dips, salsas and hummus; meat, fish, poultry and vegetarian entrees; authentic ethnic cuisine; fresh baked breads, tortes, cheesecakes; hand-dipped chocolates; fresh ice creams and sorbets; micro-brewed beer from Columbus Brewing Company, a selection of Ohio wines, and gourmet coffees and teas. The incredible array of food is enhanced by several raffles, a silent auction, musical entertainment, fortune tellers and other surprises.
8. Taste of Dine OriginalsDates: May 10, 2012 Location: Capital University's Capital Center Hours: Thursday 6-9:30 p.m. Admission: $100 Address: 2360 East Mound Street, Columbus, 43209 Web: www.dineoriginalscolumbus.com Taste of Dine Originals is one of Ohio's best food and wine events, featuring tastings and samplings from 50 regional restaurants, 30 vineyards, three craft breweries, and a couple of micro distilleries. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or an intrigued beginner, chefs, brew masters and winery representatives welcome you as they mix useful knowledge with samples of their signature dishes and out-of-the-ordinary beverages. The silent auction features cooking lessons, private dinners, special events, works of art and rare bottles of wine.
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