Monthly Archives: November 2012

You choose the amount, they choose the experience!

November 30, 2012 – 12:10 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

True story: No one has ever returned a Dine Originals Columbus Gift Certificate because it didn’t fit, was the wrong color, or they already had one.


Come to think of it, no one has ever returned a Dine Originals Columbus Gift Certificate period!

Our Dine Originals Dollars are available in increments up to $100.00 and can be purchased and printed (or emailed to the recipient) in 2 minutes flat.

Worried it isn’t personal enough? Add a splash of creativity:

      • Print a certificate, wrap it with a small globe and enclose a card that says “Local Chefs, Global Flavors.”
      • Print a certificate, insert it into a box of Cracker Jacks for the best prize ever
      • Print a certificate, pair it with movie tickets and the offer to babysit
      • Print a certificate, and present it with a roll of quarters for downtown parking
      • Print a certificate, and wrap it up with a chef’s memoir…perhaps Julia Child’s “My Life in France.”
      • Print a certificate, and pair it with a gift card from the North Market…one for when they want to cook, and the other for when they don’t!

And really? This season, 50 is the trend. There are 50 ways to leave  your lover, 50 shades of gray, and 50 Dine Originals member restaurants to select from! 

You make the gesture, they make the choice.



Dine Originals Week Fun!

November 12, 2012 – 1:59 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Our colleague in the effort to celebrate local dining, Jim Ellison , has a very clever, very useful blog called CMH Gourmand. Check out the fun he is inviting his followers to have with Dine Originals Week.

For the latest Dine Originals  information and details, visit:

Dine Originals Week: make the most of it!

November 6, 2012 – 3:36 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Hearing about all of the different strategies and traditions used for managing Dine Originals Week is one of my favorite aspects of the event. We have heard from supporters who choose 8 favorite menus, put them in a hat and draw 4 out and schedule the week around them, others have rituals about going to a restaurant they have never tried, and I have a friend who picks our two most expensive member restaurants and uses the opportunity to experience the magic of kitchens she cannot usually afford while she completes graduate school.

Whether you are after a just-far-enough-out-of-town-to-feel-like-a-vacation-destination, a cuisine you haven’t tried before, or you have poured over the menus and made a lunch plan for every day of the week, all 50 of our members will have their red carpets out to welcome you for Dine Originals Week November 12 – 18.

Dine Originals Week: an abundance of amazing food at affordable prices!

Click here to view Dine Originals Week Details and Menus

Due Amici Presents: Salumi, a tasting inspired by the book

November 6, 2012 – 12:17 pm Posted by nate

Filed under: Due Amici, Events, Restaurants