Monthly Archives: November 2013

In The News: Basi Italia on Columbus

November 11, 2013 – 11:08 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Basi Italia, Restaurants

ColumbusUnderground posted a terrific profile on the occasion of Basi Italia’s 10th anniversary.

A visit to Basi Italia today is shockingly similar to a visit a decade ago, which is not something anyone can often say of a restaurant. Sure, the layout has changed over time (a back patio has been added), and the prices have invariably risen, but that quality that has always made Basi special is still very much present, and it’s this thread of consistency that keeps the people coming back for more.”

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Hunters Wild Game Wine Dinner at Nicola Restaurant & Bar

November 7, 2013 – 12:36 pm Posted by darlene

Filed under: Events, Nicola Restaurant and Bar, Restaurants

Thinking of Thanksgiving

November 5, 2013 – 11:28 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

We are pleased to present some terrific options for Thanksgiving:

Ella Restaurant & Bar will feature a Thanksgiving buffet from 1 to 5pm.

The Granville Inn is open on Thanksgiving and offering a traditional buffet from 11:30am to 3pm.

G. Michael’s is open from 3pm to 7pm, serving a fairly traditional turkey dinner and a slightly limited version of the regular menu.

Shaw’s Restaurant & Inn offers a beautiful menu from 11:30 to 7pm.

Dirty Frank’s plans to be open from 3pm to 11pm, featuring…a Franksgiving Hot Dog Special, what else?

Spinelli’s Deli  will be open for breakfast from 8am to 1pm

Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails will be open from 4pm to 12am. (No reservations accepted)

Worthington Inn will have a Thanksgiving Grand Buffet from 11am to 5pm, with availability for large parties.

And while it isn’t likely to work for this year (they have just a literal hand full of reservations available) you might mark your July 2014 calendar to call The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls for a Thanksgiving celebration in the hills next November.

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at Ella Restaurant

November 5, 2013 – 9:48 am Posted by darlene

Filed under: Events, Restaurants

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at Ella Restaurant – Thursday November 28, 2013 –  1:00 – 5:00 PM


Enjoy A Sumptuous Traditional Holiday Feast, Endless Buffet

Adults- $32
Kids 6-12 $14.95
Kids 5 and under FREE!

Make reservations today! Make a reservation online or call us 614.855.4600

In the News: Laurie & Peter Danis, Owners of Figlio and Vino Vino

November 4, 2013 – 10:57 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Laurie and Peter Danis, owners of Figlio and Vino Vino were recently featured in an article on We thought it was a fun article and wanted to share it with our readers!

Peter Danis was poised at the edge of his wife’s hospital bed—excited, focused and ready to deliver their first child. Danis, an attorney, had told his wife’s OBGYN that he wanted to be as hands-on as possible during the birth of their baby girl. The progressive doctor more than obliged: She walked to the rear of the room and coached from afar, explaining what to touch and when to push. And baby Kevlin was ushered into the world by her father’s hands.

“Life is too short to practice law,” Danis thought. “I want to feel that same passion and excitement every day.” He and wife Laurie, who also was a practicing attorney, began dreaming up careers in food. “We wanted to do something that we were passionate about,” Laurie said. “And something we could do together.” So in 1991, they opened Figlio, a pizza and pasta restaurant in Grandview.”

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Photo credit: Tess Berg

Originals…takes one to know one!

November 3, 2013 – 11:25 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

The passion with which Bobby Floyd plays piano, organ and keyboards mirrors, in many ways, the zeal Kent Rigsby applies to working in his kitchen. The two contributed their talents to the Columbus Jazz Arts Group’s annual One Night Only gala at the Lincoln Theatre.  Columbus Brewing Company, The Refectory, Barcelona Restaurant and Bar, G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar, Tasi Café, Due Amici, Chile Verde Café, and Rigsby’s Kitchen provided the fare for this amazing night of music, food, camaraderie, and generosity.