Monthly Archives: April 2010

Really Surprise Your Mom: Plan Ahead!

April 27, 2010 – 4:28 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Restaurants

Mothers come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, but it’s a fairly universal law that they don’t want to be in the kitchen on Mothers Day, so think Originally for Sunday, May 9. The Dine Originals members have all sorts of special offers and hours planned ~ just utilize the links on this site to each restaurant for details. Whether it’s a drive to the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, or a brunch in your own neighborhood, make a celebration of the occasion!

April 22nd – An Evening of Fabulous Beer and Food

April 12, 2010 – 9:08 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Cotter's Restaurant, Restaurants

Cotters has teamed up with Columbus Brewing Company to bring you an educational (and tasty) evening of fabulous beer and food on their fabulous patio!

On April 22 from 6-9pm, you can enjoy 5 Brews from Columbus Brewing Company along with 5 courses from the Cotters chef! The CBC Brew Master will be on site to explain each beer, and General Manager, Reed Woogerd, of Cotters will explain each dish.

Check out this menu!
Pale Ale and Cider poached Prince Edward Island Mussels
Brown Ale Onion Soup
IPA battered Brats with spicy creole mustard and tomato jam
Stout Braised Short Rib with gorgonzola mash
Porter and vanilla bean banana beer float

Tickets are just $30 per person and can be purchased the evening of or in advance by calling 614.221.9060. Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited.

Taste of Dine Originals

April 5, 2010 – 3:45 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Taste of Dine OriginalsJust once a year, all 43 members of Dine Originals Columbus get together under one roof to celebrate the bold tastes of independence. This year we are throwing open the doors at the Smith Brothers Hardware Building on Thursday, May 13 from 6 until 9 pm. No corporate recipes from the home office in Kansas City, no chef who has been rotated in from Tim Buk Two to “straighten things out” and no owner whose livelihood isn’t on the line when they welcome their guests in the front door each and every day.

Our Taste of Dine Originals has become an annual gathering for those of you whose values run to loyal, local, and authentic.  Our chefs look forward to the fun all year ~ they use the forum to riff off one another like wildly talented jazz musicians.  They cook, and they swap tales, and they revel in face-to-face time with their customers. Have a question about a favorite dish at DeepWood?  Here is the chance to ask about it.  Want to have a cowgirl brunch for your sister’s 40th birthday?  Chat with those crazy kids from the Surly Girl Saloon.  Want to see how a James Beard Foundation Chef of the Year nominee makes it happen?  Stop by Rigsby’s Kitchen’s station and see Kent Rigsby in his glory…drinking a little wine, serving up a rare treat, and taking it all in.

With 43 member restaurants, half a dozen wineries, a martini station, valet parking, and a silent auction loaded with “This-isn’t-your-PTA-auction items”, the value in the $100 ticket is obvious.  Your admission will benefit both Dine Originals Columbus and The Buckeye Ranch.  One of our restaurateurs is a psychiatrist at The Buckeye Ranch (can you say “Super Hero”??) and forged this partnership years ago.  We’ve grown to not only respect the work The Ranch does, but to love them for the difference they make in our community.  They fix what we can not allow to be broken.  Our children.

Call your sitter. Organize the people you most enjoy going out to dinner with. Use this to dazzle someone as a first date. Present tickets as the perfect gift to any foodie you adore. But purchase your tickets today; the events sells out.

Taste of Dine Originals 2010. May 13 @ Smith Brothers Hardware.  Let the mouth watering begin!