Monthly Archives: July 2010

Growing by Leaps and Bounds

July 27, 2010 – 12:14 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

basil-blogDine Originals Columbus Accepts 8 New Members

Orchestrating the perfect mix of casual dining with white tablecloths, ethnic diversity with Ohio comfort food, and small cafes with larger operations isn’t anywhere as complicated an effort as someone considering the Dine Originals membership roster might guess it to be. It’s actually an alchemist’s magic potion that requires no formula…just belief. Our fifty one member restaurants operate in a broad range of business models and have distinct kitchen styles; some are open for 3 meals a day, others serve dinner only. Some of our members have wine selections that can hold their own against any establishment this side of Paris, while others don’t have liquor licenses. What is the commonality then, that drew each of them to our organization and persuaded them each to set aside their fiercely independent sensibilities just long enough to join a group?

A like mindedness of community spirit!

They are certain that this always-a-bit-risky approach to making a living is worth the punishing hours and significant physical demands because the return is not just money, but a sense of hospitality, artistry, and connectivity. Their bottom line looks different than any other; the balance sheet includes a tally of romance, style, daring, and friendship. They haven’t had a successful year unless the reservation book held a balance of

regulars and first time diners. Where they were able to make charitable contributions that made a real difference is as important as where they invested their profits.

It’s this true blue devotion to community and quality that we consider when reviewing applications for membership. And so it is with a great deal of happiness and a strong sense of camaraderie that we announce our new members: Skillet, Basil, Moshi Sushi, Black Olive,  The Oak Room at The Granville Inn, Tyfoon, Shoku, and Katalina’s Café Corner. All different. Each unique. So very welcome to the community of independent restaurants we have established and nurtured over the last few years.

What’s the best way to experience a couple of the new members? With a Dine Originals discounted certificate in hand! Let them know that you value bold, exceptional, one-of-a-kind restaurants and appreciate the resources they pour into the effort.

DeepWood Presents Red, White & Food

July 6, 2010 – 2:51 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: DeepWood Restaurant

On July 7th, 2010 DeepWood will be hosting a Kermit Lynch Wine Dinner featuring 5 courses paired with 6 wines for $75/guest, tax & gratuity are not included. Reception begins at 6:30pm & Dinner begins at 7:00pm. Click here to view complete event details.