Out on the Town

April 18, 2011 – 8:56 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Out on the Town is for champions of the Arts…visual, performing, and culinary.

At Dine Originals Columbus we fancy ourselves as a component of the vibrant cultural life found in our community. We celebrate all of the opportunities for innovative expression and broad participation. We actively promote Columbus’ unique identity, and we add flavor the economy. In this spirit we are very pleased to announce the creation of a new initiative that will bolster Columbus’s indie restaurant scene and its arts community alike. For the program, dubbed Out on the Town, a card will be issued on an annual basis to members of and subscribers to participating arts and cultural organizations (at certain levels of membership ~ the idea is to offer an incentive for stepping up levels of support by a notch) and will feature 20% off lunch or dinner, Sundays through Thursdays, at participating Dine Originals restaurants. These cards are intended to serve as an ongoing benefit for members and subscribers, rather than just another discount. In turn, the restaurants benefit from exposure and additional business on traditionally less busy days.

Kamal Boulos, president of the Dine Originals board and owner of The Refectory, notes “We’re looking to appeal to people who go ‘out on the town,’ patronizing both Dine Originals restaurants and the city’s arts offerings—and to foster the affinities and connections among the restaurants and the arts groups. Early feedback has been enthusiastic, and we hope to offer this program for years to come.”

Contact one of the arts organizations you are passionate about and learn about their guidelines for becoming a card carrying member of the Out on the Town.

Participating arts organizations are:

· BalletMet Columbus

· Broadway in Columbus

· CAPA

· CATCO-Phoenix

· Chamber Music Columbus

· CityMusic Columbus

· Columbus Children’s Theatre

· Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus

· Columbus Museum of Art

· Columbus Symphony Orchestra

· COSI

· Franklin Park Conservatory

· Jazz Arts Group

· Opera Columbus

· ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

· Thurber House

· Wexner Center for the Arts

Participating restaurants are:

· Alana’s Food & Wine

· Barcelona Restaurant and Bar

· Barrio Tapas

· Black Creek Bistro

· Black Olive

· Chile Verde

· The Clarmont

· DeepWood An American Tavern

· Due Amici

· Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

· G. Michael’s Bistro

· The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls

· Katzinger’s Delicatessen

· Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Café

· The Oak Room at the Granville Inn

· The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

· Rigsby’s Kitchen

· Shoku

· Short Story Brasserie

· The Top Steakhouse

· Trattoria Roma