Author Archives: Katharine Moore

Taste of Dine Originals – May 15th

March 31, 2014 – 4:03 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Taste of Dine Originals, is one of Ohio’s best food and wine events, featuring tastings and samplings from 48 regional restaurants, 30 vineyards3 craft breweries, and a couple of micro distilleries.   Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or an intrigued beginner, chefs, brew masters, and winery representatives welcome you as they mix useful knowledge with samples of their signature dishes and out-of-the-ordinary beverages.  The silent auction features cooking lessons, private dinners, special events, and rare bottles of wine.

>>Click here to Purchase Tickets


Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Mozart’s!

January 31, 2014 – 11:52 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Mozart's, Restaurants

All Hands on The Deck!

January 31, 2014 – 11:02 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

The Dine Originals Deck has 52 cards. Each one offering a promotion valued at $10. Each offer is good until March 2015. The Dine Originals Deck sells for $20. Most of the cards feature offers that are restricted to Sunday through Thursdays, some are for specific offerings like Brunch and Lobster Night…all are $10 real dollars off the bill.

Do the math. If you rule out half the cards because you are too predictable to mix up your routine and try new places, and you give 5 away to people with whom you work because you know they will use them that very night at their favorite places, and if you don’t get around to using 5 of the cards you hold onto…you will still have spent $20, gotten $160 in discounts, pleased 5 people with $50 in gifts, and you will still have cards to…well decorate your bike or to incorporate into some new version of strip poker.

The Dine Originals Columbus Deck can be ordered online and shipped, or you may fulfill your secret valentine shopping list with a visit to:

Barcelona Restaurant & Bar
263 East Whittier Street
Columbus, OH 43206

Chile Verde Café/Dublin
4852 Sawmill Road
Columbus, OH 43235

Chile Verde Café/Polaris
1522 Gemini Place
Columbus, OH 43240

DeepWood An American Tavern
511 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Due Amici
67 East Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Ella Restaurant
266 East Main Street
New Albany, OH 43054

G. Michael’s Bistro and Bar
595 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43206

Local Roots
15 East Olentangy Street
Powell, OH 43065

Skillet, Rustic. Urban. Food.
410 East Whittier Street
Columbus, OH 43206

The Refectory & Bistro
1092 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220

Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails
73 East Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Wine on High
789 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Experience Columbus Downtown Visitor Center
277 West Nationwide Boulevard, Suite 125
Columbus OH 43215

Experience Columbus Easton Visitor Center
188 Easton Town Center (inside the Station Building)
Columbus OH 43219

Celebrate Local
3952 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH 43219

First Discount Gift Certificate Release of 2014 – Starts Now!

January 9, 2014 – 4:31 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Dine Originals Deck

December 21, 2013 – 3:22 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Purchase the Deck Now!

All hands on deck for a new promotion…52 cards, each with a $10 promotional offer…a $520 value for just $20.. Being the best Secret Santa EVER just got easy!

Offers from each of the 47 Dine Originals Columbus member restaurants, as well as Jazz Arts Group, German Village Society, Wexner Center for the Arts, Watershed Distillery, and Side Car Catering.

Click here to view all 52 Offers included in The Deck! 

The Deck is also available at the following retail locations:

Experience Columbus Downtown Visitor Center
277 W Nationwide Blvd
Columbus OH 43215

Experience Columbus Easton Visitor Center
188 Easton Town Center (inside the Station Building)
Columbus OH 43219

Purchase the Deck Now!

Dine Originals Columbus Holiday Hours

December 20, 2013 – 4:16 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Here is a list of hours and schedules for Dine Originals Member Restaurant. This is not a complete list. If you don’t your favorite Originals restaurant listed here, please call them directly for holiday hours and schedules!

Christmas Eve 
Mezzo opening for dinner at 4pm
Spinelli’s Deli Christmas Eve- 6am to 5pm
Z Cucina will be open Christmas Eve and accepting reservations from 5 PM to 7:30 PM
Hubbard Grille opening for dinner at 4
G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar serving dinner from 4:00 – 7:30 (bar service until 8pm)
Bodega open regular hours
Shaw’s Restaurant & Inn special menu from 4:00 – 8:00pm
Bel Lago Waterfront Dining 11:00 to 4:00 for lunch and 4:00 to 8:00 for dinner. Offering a duet of Pheasant and Sea Scallops as a special for that evening.

Bodega open for evening bar service
Spinelli’s Deli 7am to 2pm

New Years Eve 
The Oak Room at the Grandville Inn serving dinner from 5 – 9
Bodega, no cover, no package…just an easy fun evening
Basi Italia acceptiong reservations now for celebrtaoy dinner
Z Cucinia New Year’s Eve will be standard hours and menu, open @ 5pm
Local Roots will be open. Contact the restaurant or visit their website for further details.
Shaw’s Restauarnt & Inn 4:30 – 9:00pm
Spinelli’s Deli New Year’s Eve – 6am to 5pm

New Year’s Day
Spinelli’s Deli 7am to 5pm

“Spill the Beans” contest

December 16, 2013 – 3:11 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

We invited Dine Originals Columbus followers to tell us about the most difficult person on their gift list and to explain why a Dine Originals Gift Certificate would be a solution to the problem.  The essays were a mix of “I have the greatest Mom and she is hard to buy for” with more than one “You have no idea how picky a person who works for Abercrombie can be”, and a few “I drew the most impossible person to please in the family gift exchange…help!”  We drew one winner, as promised, and added an extra $100 certificate for some comfort food for a supporter who is down and out this season.

The winner (who shall remain anonymous to maintain family ties!) told us:

I drew my sister-in-law for our sibling gift exchange. Worst draw ever. The most materialistic individual I’ve ever met, married into one of the least materialistic families ever. The results: A slew of gifts that don’t measure up. Anything that is out there that would be a great gift for her is a no go, because she’s already bought it. She doesn’t even wait until she is done opening the gifts to start asking for gift receipts. It comes mid-wrapping paper tear! I need a DOC card. They love to eat out, and there is no gift receipt to give!

And, the essay that grabbed our hearts explained:

Ordinarily my wife is very easy to please at all gift occasions. A quick, but expensive, trip to the jewelry store and she will, once again, be surprised. The surprise, of course, is in the details, not the gift category.

This year, however, thanks to our vicious early winter, she is in surgery rehab recovering from a broken hip and wrist. After four day of hospital food and who knows how many days of rehab facility food, a fine meal from one of her favorite local restaurants is going to be the best gift ever.”

Thanks to the dozens of supporters who entered the contest in great spirits, with such terrific support of the notion that a Dine Originals Gift Certificate can solve most any holiday challenge.  It’s true…from loving mothers who won’t treat themselves, to divas who want to order their dinner in French…a Dine Originals Columbus Gift Certificate will WOW them all!

Feast of Seven Fishes at Nicola Restaurant

December 3, 2013 – 8:24 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Events, Nicola Restaurant and Bar, Restaurants

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.”

Read the entire article at

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.