Welcome to Dine Originals Columbus!

Each member of Dine Originals Columbus has a specific philosophy about food, cooking, and hospitality.  But we have some very central shared values:  we prize everything to do with welcoming, hosting, and nourishing the people who gather around our tables.

The “dine local” movement characterizes the culture of our city and strengthens the local economy…one bite at a time.

For every one hundred dollars you spend in a locally owned business, sixty-eight dollars remains in the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures vs. forty-three dollars spent in a national chain.

To thank you for your continued support, we offer a limited number of Gift Certificates at a 30% discount every quarter throughout the year. These Gift Certificates typically sell out quickly, as they are limited.  The best way to keep up to date on the releases is by subscribing to our Enewsletter – we always send a “heads up” to our champions before each sale.

Nationally recognized as a leader in the “Dine Local” movement, Dine Originals Columbus helps sustain the independent restaurant members and make them more viable. These restaurants help define Columbus, give it character and style, make it a memorable town to visit and live. We urge you to support independent restaurants and invite you to join us in our efforts with numerous local charitable events throughout the year in supporting our community.

We thank you for your commitment to keeping it local,

Jeff Mathes
President, Dine Originals Columbus

Officers and Board Members
Jeff Mathes, Due Amici, President
Joe Spinelli, Spinelli’s Deli, Vice President
Kevin Caskey, Skillet, Rustic. Urban. Food., Treasurer
Jeff Benson, G. Michael’s Bistro
Kamal Boulos, The Refectory
Scott Heimlich, Barcelona
Craig Hoover, The Top Steakhouse
Tim Lessner, The Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails
Matt Prokopchak, Trattoria Roma
Jennifer Kessel White, Columbus Brewing Company

At Large Community Trustees
Irene Alvarez, Columbus 2020
Kari Kauffman, Experience Columbus
Christy McKinney, Passionate Eater
Jennifer Poleon,, Columbus Museum of Art
Rick Harrison Wolf, The North Market
Bethia Wolfe, Columbus Food Adventures

Dine Originals Columbus celebrates, supports and promotes the culinary diversity that locally owned and operated member restaurants contribute to the identity and culture of our city. We are committed to strengthening the local economy and enriching our community through education and charitable partnerships.