Needs some recs near Columbus Ohio
I will be in Colmbus/Pickerington Ohio for the next few days on business. Looking for some good food from spots enjoyed by locals. I am very adventurous with food so all ethic choices are on the board. I am not looking for fine dining just great food from small non chain places.
Thanks in advance.
A great place to check out is the North Market -35 local vendors
Third and Hollywood in Grandview: http://www.thirdandhollywood.com/
Sage American Bistro : http://www.sageamericanbistro.com/
Bono's Pizza: Literally in the back of a convenience store
Indian Oven: http://www.indianoven.com/
Cucos Mexican Taqueria :http://www.cucostaqueria.com/
Cafe Brisos : http://www.cafebrioso.com/ -great coffee shop
Pistacia Vera : http://www.pistaciavera.com/ -Best desserts and pastries in town
I would check out the Columbus Dispatch too, for their top 20 Columbus restaurants. I've been to Rigsby's often and vouch wholeheartedly. I've liked Barcelona and G. Michael's Bistro immensely in nearby German Village, very close to downtown. Both with great food and wines. Barcelona (now my go-to restaurant) has Tapas but the non-tapas Spanish is outstanding too- all is well executed+ live jazz on some nights. G. Michaels is cozy if you sit at the bar: a good light dinner is just two of their many appetizers. Stroll down the street from there to Hausfrau Haven, a funky, delightful gift and wine shop. For lunches try pricey but great deli stuff at Katzinger's on the same street (Fourth St.) as G. Michael's and Hausfrau. My wife gets to Columbus more often than me and loves the tuna at Mitchell's Steakhouse, downtown. I've been disapointed at Handke's Cuisine in the brewery district, especially given the expense. All the above have websites and are easily googled if you add Columbus, OH on the end.
Great Vegetarian - Dragonfly and On the Fly, Pattycake Bakery
Great Japanese - Kihachi
Great Overall - Refectory, Rigsby's, Luce, Alana's
Great Desserts - Pistaccia Vera, Piece of Cake
Great Bakery - Omega
Great Burger - Thurman's
Great Locavore - See also Great Overall and add Black Creek Bistro
Great Ice Cream - Denise's, Jeni's
Great Pizza - Spagio, Luce
Great Sushi - none, just go to Kihachi and order whatever they have that is raw.