Monthly Archives: November 2009

A Night of Giving, Dinner and a Movie to Fight Hunger

November 19, 2009 – 7:50 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Barcelona Restaurant and Bar, Cotter's Restaurant, Restaurants, The Refectory

On Friday, December 11 Cotters Restaurant and The Arena Grand Movie Theatre are joining forces to help fight hunger by raising money for the Children’s Hunger Alliance.

From 6pm-8pm Cotters restaurant will be giving away boxes of homemade chocolate buckeyes at the theatre to spark the spirit of giving, but that’s not all…

You can also register to win one of two “Date Night” Packages consisting of 2 movie tickets and a $25 gift card to the restaurant.

And one lucky winner will win a “Family Fun” Package with 4 movie tickets and a $50 gift card to the restaurant.

Simultaneously your purchase will help The Children’s Hunger Alliance! After 5pm…

Cotters will donate 10% of the food total from each guest that mentions that they are going to or just came from the theatre.

And The Arena Grand will be donating, $1 from each regularly priced ticket sold.

So check your local listings and head to the Arena District for your change to make a difference just by enjoying dinner and a movie!

A Week of Winners!

November 12, 2009 – 11:02 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features, The Refectory

maritI guess its time to accept that my east coast roots have been transplanted firmly in Columbus, Ohio…when I think about winners, I find I picture a steer at the Ohio State Fair with a big blue ribbon around its neck!

Dine Originals Columbus is all about winners this week. We drew from a data base of almost 6,000 subscribers (using a neat trick at and identified Marit Hanson as the winner of our new website launch promotion that provides $1,000 in gift certificates to the luckiest girl in Columbus, Ohio.

Marit, an advertising agency employee and wedding invitation entrepreneur, said “I am thrilled to win the $1,000 Dine Originals Columbus gift certificate. I signed up for the mailing list so I could be “in the know” when it comes to the latest restaurant news and deals. I never thought I’d win (but I’m glad I did)! As a small business owner myself–and food lover–I can’t wait to eat my way around Columbus…literally.”

We also had a thrilling moment when the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Council named our board president Kamal Boulos as the Small Business Owner of the Year at a luncheon on Tuesday. There were a number of other very successful business owners nominated, and this is only the second time in 25 years a restauranteur has received the prestigious award. Kamal’s stewardship of the nationally recognized Refectory is a study in authentic leadership and generosity of spirit. We couldn’t be more pleased for our colleague.

And then we had the fun of getting together with ten lucky CD101 listeners who were the lucky callers over a week’s campaign, to have an incredible meal at The Refectory with the most insightful wine lesson I’ve ever heard. Random guests who became instant friends over a lovely mea;, while enjoying the humor of the CD101 Morning Crew.

There wasn’t a blue ribbon to be found…but it was a joyful week of recognition, good fortune, and lucky stars.

Thanksgiving Day Service

November 11, 2009 – 2:32 pm Posted by nate

Filed under: Restaurants

Thanksgiving Day Service

Although, many of Dine Originals Columbus are closed Thanksgiving Day, we invite to you enjoy these member restaurants listed below that will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Please be sure to check for hours and to make reservations where appropriate.

It is our pleasure to serve you!

Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills.

21190 State Route 374, Logan, OH 43138
Ph. 800-653-2557

This is a family fun affair. Your hearty turkey day meal includes Roasted Apple & Butternut Squash Soup, Mixed Greens Salad w/Pomegranate Seeds and Vinaigrette, Ham or Roasted Turkey Breast, traditional Country Sage Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Whipped Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and much more including Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pie for desserts. Reserve early, we are always sold out. Seating at 3:00pm & 5:30pm. Cost $39/person

Shaws Restaurant and Inn
123 N. Broad Street Lancaster, Ohio 43130
740-654-1842  800-654-2477

It is a great joy for us to gather families in our historic Inn for Thanksgiving dinner each year.  Our menu is based on rich traditions, but includes vegetarian options.

Click here to view Shaw’s Thanksgiving Day Menu

G.Michael’s Bistro

In the heart of Historic German Village
595 South Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

We’ll be serving a limited  version of our dinner menu plus a Roast Turkey special with all of the usual accoutrements including a slice of pumpkin pie for $22 per person.

The Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails

73 East Gay Street
5:00pm – 1:00am full menu

The Clarmont
684 South High Street
11:30am – 7:00pm

The Worthington Inn
Open but completely booked

Giving Thanks To You on Thanksgiving

November 10, 2009 – 4:19 pm Posted by nate

Filed under: Restaurants

To our Guests,

With the pace of life and business and the ever-present uncertainty of the future, Thanksgiving is a time to pause and reflect on the abundance of our blessings. The blessings we have are not always measured with dollars and it is something we should take the time to integrate into our everyday thinking. The health we may have, the relationships of friends, family, and colleagues, and the freedoms we enjoy are the real riches of life and not simply a given.

Too often, with the hectic busyness of running our business, we do not take the time to express our gratitude to each of you. Despite, the many challenges in our industry, we exist to serve our guests and we sincerely consider it a privilege to do so.

We are deeply grateful for each of you for your continued and loyal support of independent restaurants and Dine Originals Columbus. Please don’t ever hesitate to advise any of us if we can be of service to you in any way. We wish each of you a most peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday.

Kamal Boulos
The Refectory
President – Dine Originals Columbus

Click here for Thanksgiving Day Service availability

French Wine Tasting November 12th!

November 6, 2009 – 12:33 pm Posted by nate

Filed under: Cotter's Restaurant, Restaurants

Join Cotters Restaurant on November 12th, 2009 for a French Wine Tasting! From 6 PM to 8 PM enjoy 7 French wines for just $10, complimentary hors d’ouevres, and live music!

Here is a preview of the selected wines for the event:

Baumard Rose Cremant
Mas Carlot Marsanne / Roussanne
Champalou Vouvray
Chateau Grande Cassagne G.S.
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge
Mas Carlot Les Enfants Terribles
Durban Muscat Beaumes Devenise

Hat Trick Tuesdays!

November 6, 2009 – 12:28 pm Posted by nate

Filed under: Cotter's Restaurant, Restaurants

November 10th and 24th, Cotters Restaurant is teaming up with the Alive! and Stoli Vodka to present Blue Jackets themed Happy Hours!

From 5-9 pm enjoy live music and great drink specials.

Plus one lucky guest will win the Hat Trick:

2 tickets to a Blue Jackets game
$25 to Cotters the night of the game
and an Alive! & Stoli Swag Bag