Taste of Dine Originals

April 5, 2010 – 3:45 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

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Taste of Dine OriginalsJust once a year, all 43 members of Dine Originals Columbus get together under one roof to celebrate the bold tastes of independence. This year we are throwing open the doors at the Smith Brothers Hardware Building on Thursday, May 13 from 6 until 9 pm. No corporate recipes from the home office in Kansas City, no chef who has been rotated in from Tim Buk Two to “straighten things out” and no owner whose livelihood isn’t on the line when they welcome their guests in the front door each and every day.

Our Taste of Dine Originals has become an annual gathering for those of you whose values run to loyal, local, and authentic.  Our chefs look forward to the fun all year ~ they use the forum to riff off one another like wildly talented jazz musicians.  They cook, and they swap tales, and they revel in face-to-face time with their customers. Have a question about a favorite dish at DeepWood?  Here is the chance to ask about it.  Want to have a cowgirl brunch for your sister’s 40th birthday?  Chat with those crazy kids from the Surly Girl Saloon.  Want to see how a James Beard Foundation Chef of the Year nominee makes it happen?  Stop by Rigsby’s Kitchen’s station and see Kent Rigsby in his glory…drinking a little wine, serving up a rare treat, and taking it all in.

With 43 member restaurants, half a dozen wineries, a martini station, valet parking, and a silent auction loaded with “This-isn’t-your-PTA-auction items”, the value in the $100 ticket is obvious.  Your admission will benefit both Dine Originals Columbus and The Buckeye Ranch.  One of our restaurateurs is a psychiatrist at The Buckeye Ranch (can you say “Super Hero”??) and forged this partnership years ago.  We’ve grown to not only respect the work The Ranch does, but to love them for the difference they make in our community.  They fix what we can not allow to be broken.  Our children.

Call your sitter. Organize the people you most enjoy going out to dinner with. Use this to dazzle someone as a first date. Present tickets as the perfect gift to any foodie you adore. But purchase your tickets today; the events sells out.

Taste of Dine Originals 2010. May 13 @ Smith Brothers Hardware.  Let the mouth watering begin!