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Columbus, Oh - Tue, 06/29/10 4:22 PM
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HI!.. Yes, its Me... Long lost but now found......

I have been living in the Columbus area for about 6 months now, discovering some great places to eat, with what little time I have to do so.

Today's restaurant of choice and by recommendation by long time poster and friend,  Mr. Michael Hoffman, is the Gahanna Grill, in where else, but Gahanna!

First off let me tell you the famous Beanie Burger has no beans, and no is not a veggie burger, as one may assume from the name. It is a messy, 4 napkin beast
of a burger....
Sloppy, messy, and really good.
I normally dont opt for a bunch of accoutremen'ts on my burger, but as they say, when in Rome, do as the Romans do, so I just had to get it and "suffer"....I mean
YOU just cannot go to the Gahanna grill for the first time and order a hamburger.. You must order what they are known for...

Let's start off bottom to the top....10 oz burger, topped with American cheese, grilled onions, bacon, a fan of leaf lettuce, coleslaw and finished off with a huge slice of tomato-- and oh yeah, a huge roll...

Let me tell you, this is a two handed burger, and ladies, if your hands are small, you will have issues trying to hold it. Un-cut-able, so you must bite the bullet and jump right into it.. there is no dignified way to eat this monster!
My  mouth wouldn't even open big enough to bite the whole thing!---""like I said, there is nothing dignified about this burger, but the looks of it"
Good burger.....
I spotted a Philly steak on the menu and I will be going back to try that.. they also offer prime rib, steaks and a nice selection of menu items for everyone's palate.

I have a couple hot dog joints to check out, (everyone knows my love for beef dogs, Ya hear that Capt Morgan?)--I have to do a dog tour without you it seems.

I also have been to the Cap City diner, which has also been discussed here, and had the meatloaf which is not a normal item I would order out, but the Cap city Diner is not your basic diner.. It is upscale with some of the nicest presentation of food on a plate that I have ever seen.
The meatloaf was perfect, as was the gravy, which I had to get extra of, it was so delicious.. Has a tad of their homemade BBQ sauce in it, and I wish I had a photo to show you, but it was layered with the mashed (home made) potatoes on the bottom, with the meatloaf in the middle and onion straws on the top, ...
I will be back and promise I will take photos....

http://www.gahannagrill.com/Files/Full_Menu.pdf

http://www.capcityfinediner.com/cmr/files/content/Cap2-Lunch510.pdf

In the meantime, feast your eyes on the "World famous Beanie Burger"....
..well, maybe not.............
A little help here please.....
OK, who changed the way you add a photo?.. Have I been gone THAT long?... Hmmmmm





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Re:Columbus, Oh - Tue, 06/29/10 7:09 PM
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Would I steer you wrong?

By the way, the liver and onions, a wednesday special at Cap City Diner is the second best plate of liver and onions I've ever had in my life.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Tue, 06/29/10 7:16 PM
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Great to hear from you again!

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Tue, 06/29/10 7:27 PM
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Hot Dogs? Try Dirty Frank's in downtown Columbus.

http://dirtyfrankscolumbus.com/

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Tue, 06/29/10 7:42 PM
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Tara,
Nice to see you back on the boards. Keep track of the places you eat on the north side of Columbus, please. We'll be heading that way this fall to do some genealogy research in Delaware, Licking, Knox and Morrow county court houses. Probably will stay in Sunbury.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 06/30/10 2:55 AM
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Tara, it is great to hear from you again . You have been missed.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 06/30/10 12:18 PM
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mayor al


Tara,
Nice to see you back on the boards. Keep track of the places you eat on the north side of Columbus, please. We'll be heading that way this fall to do some genealogy research in Delaware, Licking, Knox and Morrow county court houses. Probably will stay in Sunbury.


Al, you already know about the Sunbury Grill, and I think about the Cooker at the Flying J. Here are a few that might interest you:
 
Southside Diner, just across the river about three quarters of a mile south of the square in Mount Vernon, is pretty darned good. And Fiesta Mexicana offers decent Mexican food. In Delaware be sure to get to Bun's, and I always like the Hamburger Inn there.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 06/30/10 1:31 PM
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Thanks  Michael, Will let you know when the trip plan is set.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 06/30/10 1:51 PM
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Hello Tara,

I can suggest some places over my way around Hilliard such as Johnnies, Starliner Diner, Otie's, Sparano's pizza, Spuds on Henderson Rd., Mel's Cafe, Olive Tree, etc. I have more if you are interested. Also, you have listed as occupation "the boss at times of a kitchen." Any particular one or is that referring to your home kitchen?

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 06/30/10 3:43 PM
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This is a fairly new and really good blog about off the beaten path and ethnic restuarants in Columbus if that interests you.  She has another blog devoted entirely to taco trucks as well.

http://alteatscolumbus.com/

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 06/30/10 4:45 PM
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I knew it, I just knew it----Florida is not the same. 

We'all miss Y'all --------best of everything in Oh-High-Oh

And watch those huge portions, they create hugh waistlines.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 06/30/10 4:46 PM
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mayor al


Thanks  Michael, Will let you know when the trip plan is set.

Al, I forgot to mention the Nutcracker Family Restaurant in Pataskala, in Licking County.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 06/30/10 8:31 PM
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Tara, I was just thinking about you the other day; wondering where you'd been lately.  Now I know.  That's a big leap from the deep south to central Ohio.  Hope you managed the winter okay.

Oddly enough, we'll be visiting your new hometown in August, spreading the gospel of Roadhouse Bar-B-Que Sauce to the locals.  We're counting on a meet and greet with mr. Hoffman at the Gahanna Grill while we're in town.  Maybe you'd care to join us as well.  The exact dates escape me at the moment, but I'll give you a fair heads up as the dates approach.

Welcome back kiddo.  Hope we'll see you in August!

Buddy

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 06/30/10 8:42 PM
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Hey TaraDoodleRoossyBug, Nice to hear from you.  Ten bucks if you get us a picture of Michael Hoffman!

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 06/30/10 9:20 PM
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Photographs of Michael Hoffman explode, killing all those who want to see them.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 06/30/10 9:44 PM
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Michael, I can assure you, any meeting we might have at the Gahanna Grill will be camera-free.

Buddy

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Thu, 07/1/10 1:14 PM
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Al, I have just returned from making a huge sacrifice just for you. It is exactly 11 miles up U.S. 23 from Delaware to the G&R Tavern in Waldo. The fried bologna sandwiches are still available.

And on my way to make this sacrifice for you I passed a restaurant I'd forgotten to mention just outside of Delaware on 36-37. It's the Corner Cafe and it is just before the split of 36 and 37 when coming from Sunbury. I've had good breakfasts there, and if memory serves, the meatloaf is very good, too.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Thu, 07/1/10 1:15 PM
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BuddyRoadhouse


Michael, I can assure you, any meeting we might have at the Gahanna Grill will be camera-free.

Buddy



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Re:Columbus, Oh - Thu, 07/1/10 1:56 PM
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http://www.tensukemarket.com/ Great Sushi and the Noodle shop attached to it is excellent.
bono to go pizza is a must. Here is my review http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=564640
Great Mexican Food can be found at La Plaza Tapatia @ 4233 Shoppers Lane
Columbus, OH 43228-2037
(614) 276-0333
Authentic and you might be the only non-mexican there. Very nice and excellent food. And if you like Mexican Backed Goods the Market attached has a great variety.
Starliner Diner is a must.
This old school Steak House is worth seeing and the decor is straight out of the day.
http://www.thetopsteakhouse.com/
...Russ
http://www.thethurmancafe.com/ has an excellent Burger
Happy hour deals on Tapis @ http://www.burgundyroom.net/ If you like Mussel's this is a great deal before 8pm and several other Tapis Specials at 1/2 price.
http://www.northmarket.com/meet-the-market 
Dewey's Pizza is the best in town as far as a New York Style Pizza.
If you haven't been to Crabills in Urbana get rolling.
http://giuseppesritrovo.com/ in Bexley has great Itallian.


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Re:Columbus, Oh - Thu, 07/1/10 2:42 PM
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we want more reports on that new-ish pizza place next to a dumpster in the back of a liquor store

help us out, Roossy.......

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Thu, 07/1/10 6:30 PM
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Keep those reports on cafes etc coming in, MH and others. You can skip the pizza and weinie stops for us, as we don't often consider those when traveling.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Thu, 07/1/10 9:43 PM
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ok, ok, I guess you can help Al out with his wild bizarre request as well :-)

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Wed, 07/7/10 3:19 PM
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mayor al


Keep those reports on cafes etc coming in, MH and others. You can skip the pizza and weinie stops for us, as we don't often consider those when traveling.

When you're in Licking County you might want to drive to Granville, which is a really pretty town and the home of Denison University. A couple of places to eat there are Aladdin Restaurant, a family run diner-type place, and Victoria's Parlor, which offers food as well as ice cream.
 
In Newark, itself, which is the Licking County seat, I've heard good things about Manna, a medium-end (as opposed to high-end) restaurant.
 
Still in Licking County, try Lancers in Hebron -- that's where National Trail Raceway is located. And in Kirkersville, just east of Hebron on U.S. 40, is the Village tavern. It's a real tavern, but they have good burgers. And the stuffed cabbage when they have it on special -- they did yesterday and I loved it -- is really good. So's the meatloaf.
 
It's too bad that Clark's Dining Room in Jacksontown shut down, because everyone loved their fried chicken. Everyone but me, of course. I can't stand fried chicken.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Thu, 07/8/10 1:51 PM
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Hi, all.  Long time Columbusite, first time poster here.


TJ Jackson


we want more reports on that new-ish pizza place next to a dumpster in the back of a liquor store

help us out, Roossy.......
 

You're talking about Bono Pizza, right?  I absolutely love the place.  


First, though, let's get all of the reasons someone might not love the place out of the way.  1) it's cramped! It might seat 12 people, but tight tight tight.  Ambience is charming, in a quirky sort of way, but it's definitely not equal to the quality of their pizza. 2) Beverages are generally limited to what the adjacent convenience store sells.


The upside: exceptional wood-fire oven pizzas using terrific quality ingredients for crusts and toppings.  Their menu is fairly extensive - I think I recall around 18 different pizzas - and it seems like it'd have something for most anyone's tastes.


My favorite pie is the Napoli, but a big part of that is my addiction to anchovies.  The carbonara - topped with ham, bacon, carmelized onions, asiago and mozzarella cheese - is another favorite.  It's almost too rich to eat the whole pizza (all pizzas are on the large side of personal size) but awesome nonetheless.


After talking with the owner, Bill, I came to find out that he lived in Italy for years before opening Bono.  It shows in his product. Also, in talking with him, I came to realize that he's a hilarious and somewhat subversive dude.  Lots of fun if you're up for that vibe.

It's been a month or so since I've been there... think I'll pop in tonight.










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Re:Columbus, Oh - Thu, 07/8/10 1:58 PM
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TacoDrew


Hi, all.  Long time Columbusite, first time poster here.


TJ Jackson


we want more reports on that new-ish pizza place next to a dumpster in the back of a liquor store

help us out, Roossy.......
 

You're talking about Bono Pizza, right?  I absolutely love the place.  


First, though, let's get all of the reasons someone might not love the place out of the way.  1) it's cramped! It might seat 12 people, but tight tight tight.  Ambience is charming, in a quirky sort of way, but it's definitely not equal to the quality of their pizza. 2) Beverages are generally limited to what the adjacent convenience store sells.


The upside: exceptional wood-fire oven pizzas using terrific quality ingredients for crusts and toppings.  Their menu is fairly extensive - I think I recall around 18 different pizzas - and it seems like it'd have something for most anyone's tastes.


My favorite pie is the Napoli, but a big part of that is my addiction to anchovies.  The carbonara - topped with ham, bacon, carmelized onions, asiago and mozzarella cheese - is another favorite.  It's almost too rich to eat the whole pizza (all pizzas are on the large side of personal size) but awesome nonetheless.


After talking with the owner, Bill, I came to find out that he lived in Italy for years before opening Bono.  It shows in his product. Also, in talking with him, I came to realize that he's a hilarious and somewhat subversive dude.  Lots of fun if you're up for that vibe.

It's been a month or so since I've been there... think I'll pop in tonight.


TacoDrew,
Welcome to the site. Do you have other favorites in Columbus? If you like bono to go I am sure you have others.
Here is my review to the place.
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=564640
 
...Russ

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Thu, 07/8/10 3:01 PM
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Russ - 

Thanks for the warm welcome. You captured Bono perfectly in your review!

As to my Columbus favorites... the only difficulty is in narrowing it down!  I'll just list a few spots for starters, and my favorite dish at each place. I'm a big fan of international cuisines:

Inexpensive Bites ($10 or less):

Mi Li Cafe (Vietnamese) - Banh Mi sandwich
Jeddo Kebab (Persian) - Bahktiari (chicken kebab and ground beef skewer plate)
Creole Kitchen (Creole) - Creole Fettuccine or Crawfish Etouffee
Luc's Asian Market (Thai & Vietnamese) - Bun Thit Nuong (noodle bowl with pork) and fresh sugarcane juice
La Michoacana #1 (Mexican) - Tortas (Mexican sandwiches) and their Carnitas (slow cooked pork) plate
Restaurant Karla (Mexican) - Molcajete dish (for two - chicken, beef, chorizo, shrimp & cactus with beans, rice, & tortillas)
Mecca Market (Pakastani) - Tandoori Quail
Arirang (Korean) - Bi Bim Bap (hot rice bowl with eggs and various other toppings)
Lalibela (Ethiopian) - Spicy Lamb
Lee Garden (Chinese) - Dim Sum 
Dominics (Jamaican) - Curry Goat 
Bangkok (Thai) - Pad Gra Pow Moo (basil pork), and just about everything else, really  

Mid Range ($10-$25)

Nida's Thai on High - Yum Nuea (beef salad)
Basi (Italian) - Zucchini app
Bono Pizza (Italian) - Napoli or Carbonara pizza
Restaurant Silla (Korean) - Kalbi (beef short ribs)

High End ($25 and up)

Alana's (unclassifiable!) - Menu changes daily. Chef worked with Emeril Lagasse, it's almost all good.
Refectory (classic French) - Dover Sole
Kihachi (Japanese) - Omakase (chef's choice, usually 10-12 courses) it's expensive, but it's an experience like none other

OK, so I listed more than just a few.  If anyone would like me to expand on any of 'em, just ask.



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Re:Columbus, Oh - Thu, 07/8/10 3:12 PM
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TacoDrew I think you are going to fit in here. Great list. I have tried a few and will try...Russ

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sat, 07/10/10 12:49 PM
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Michael Hoffman


Al, I have just returned from making a huge sacrifice just for you. It is exactly 11 miles up U.S. 23 from Delaware to the G&R Tavern in Waldo. The fried bologna sandwiches are still available.

And on my way to make this sacrifice for you I passed a restaurant I'd forgotten to mention just outside of Delaware on 36-37. It's the Corner Cafe and it is just before the split of 36 and 37 when coming from Sunbury. I've had good breakfasts there, and if memory serves, the meatloaf is very good, too.


You didnt have to go far for the fried Bologna sandwich, an ex coworker of mine now works at Oties, in Hilliard, which claim to have the best friend bologna sandwich.... Havent been there yet to find out for myself....maybe a trip is in order over to the west side...???

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sat, 07/10/10 12:51 PM
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BuddyRoadhouse


Tara, I was just thinking about you the other day; wondering where you'd been lately.  Now I know.  That's a big leap from the deep south to central Ohio.  Hope you managed the winter okay.

Oddly enough, we'll be visiting your new hometown in August, spreading the gospel of Roadhouse Bar-B-Que Sauce to the locals.  We're counting on a meet and greet with mr. Hoffman at the Gahanna Grill while we're in town.  Maybe you'd care to join us as well.  The exact dates escape me at the moment, but I'll give you a fair heads up as the dates approach.

Welcome back kiddo.  Hope we'll see you in August!

Buddy


Yeah Buddy!---- as it turns out, I am all out of your sauces....... Just let me know when the meet up is, and I surely will be there..... I cant wait!

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sat, 07/10/10 12:55 PM
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TJ Jackson


we want more reports on that new-ish pizza place next to a dumpster in the back of a liquor store

help us out, Roossy.......


There are so many restaurants here and I have been working so much, I just cannot find time to get out... Its terrible!--But the one thing that I did notice here, is that pizza is served, not in pie slices, but the whole thing is cut into small squares, and I find that grates on my nerves..... I mean you can request pie cut's, but I just dont get it?... I actually have not found a pizza joint yet......But Taco Drew surely has a wonderful list of places that I have seen and wondered about, in fact, I  now work very close to El Michocana, and his post has spurred me to stop in there.....

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sat, 07/10/10 12:57 PM
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joerogo


Hey TaraDoodleRoossyBug, Nice to hear from you.  Ten bucks if you get us a picture of Michael Hoffman!


ALas, I cannot divulge a portrait of the mysterious Mr. Hoffman...

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sat, 07/10/10 1:00 PM
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mayor al


Tara,
Nice to see you back on the boards. Keep track of the places you eat on the north side of Columbus, please. We'll be heading that way this fall to do some genealogy research in Delaware, Licking, Knox and Morrow county court houses. Probably will stay in Sunbury.


Hey Al, thanks for the kind words... I would be the worst one to ask about dining out.... as usual, I am working so much, but my schedule has changed as of this week, and will have time in the day again to check out places on my list, and on Mr .Hoffmans list as well......But it seems others here have some great ideas....

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sat, 07/10/10 1:03 PM
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Michael Hoffman


Al, I have just returned from making a huge sacrifice just for you. It is exactly 11 miles up U.S. 23 from Delaware to the G&R Tavern in Waldo. The fried bologna sandwiches are still available.

And on my way to make this sacrifice for you I passed a restaurant I'd forgotten to mention just outside of Delaware on 36-37. It's the Corner Cafe and it is just before the split of 36 and 37 when coming from Sunbury. I've had good breakfasts there, and if memory serves, the meatloaf is very good, too.


You didnt have to go far for the fried Bologna sandwich, an ex coworker of mine now works at Oties, in Hilliard, which claim to have the best friend bologna sandwich.... Havent been there yet to find out for myself....maybe a trip is in order over to the west side...???


I've had the fried bologna sandwich at Otie's, as well as the one at the Red Door on West 5th in Columbus. They are both good. But the G&R Tavern's version is the best I've ever had -- most likely because they have their bologna custom made from their own recipe.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sat, 07/10/10 1:03 PM
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Now, if someone can explain how to post a photo from my pictures on my computer?.. I used to be able to, but using the photo button asks me for a link.... I know I have been gone a long time, but still blonde here, yanno


(and this is what I get when I use the attach a file to this message button)-----> ""RadUpload Ajax callback error. Source url returned invalid content: ""--file not uploadable


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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sat, 07/10/10 1:07 PM
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Tara, it is great to hear from you again . You have been missed.


I just want to say thank you to EVERYONE that welcomed me back...... I missed everyone also..... I have had a rough couple years financially, and now seem to be back on track.....{{fingers crossed here}... OH and the lack of a computer didnt help either.... But now have a new laptop, internet service and finally a little bit of time.....

Gigi says hello also...
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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sat, 07/10/10 1:11 PM
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Michael Hoffman


roossy90


Michael Hoffman


Al, I have just returned from making a huge sacrifice just for you. It is exactly 11 miles up U.S. 23 from Delaware to the G&R Tavern in Waldo. The fried bologna sandwiches are still available.

And on my way to make this sacrifice for you I passed a restaurant I'd forgotten to mention just outside of Delaware on 36-37. It's the Corner Cafe and it is just before the split of 36 and 37 when coming from Sunbury. I've had good breakfasts there, and if memory serves, the meatloaf is very good, too.


You didnt have to go far for the fried Bologna sandwich, an ex coworker of mine now works at Oties, in Hilliard, which claim to have the best friend bologna sandwich.... Havent been there yet to find out for myself....maybe a trip is in order over to the west side...???


I've had the fried bologna sandwich at Otie's, as well as the one at the Red Door on West 5th in Columbus. They are both good. But the G&R Tavern's version is the best I've ever had -- most likely because they have their bologna custom made from their own recipe.


Custom Bologna.. I guess that would make a BIG difference.....

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sat, 07/10/10 3:29 PM
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There are so many restaurants here and I have been working so much, I just cannot find time to get out... Its terrible!--But the one thing that I did notice here, is that pizza is served, not in pie slices, but the whole thing is cut into small squares, and I find that grates on my nerves..... I mean you can request pie cut's, but I just dont get it?... I actually have not found a pizza joint yet......But Taco Drew surely has a wonderful list of places that I have seen and wondered about, in fact, I  now work very close to El Michocana, and his post has spurred me to stop in there.....
 


The (more or less) Ohio way of cutting pizza is called 'tavern cut', and it's almost guaranteed to irritate almost anyone who isn't from around here. I suspect it's done that way because it's great for kids, but it bothers me that there are so many pieces without crust.


Might be worth knowing that there are a lot of La Michoacanas, but they're not all the same.  The first one, at 7370 Sawmill Rd, is in my humble opinion, by far the best.  The owners of that one started all of the rest of them, but sold them off.  The rest of them just aren't operating at the same level anymore.





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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 2:02 AM
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A lot of thin crust pizzas in Chicago (yes, we have 'em!) are cut in squares; they call it a "party cut".  The idea being that by cutting it in squares the pizza goes further, and the smaller squares are easier to handle than a wedge when you're standing around at a party with a beer in one hand and a hunk of pizza in the other.

The "party cut" is is one of the reasons I don't care for thin crust pizza in my hometown.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 10:02 AM
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Not only is the 'Party-Cut' one of the Major annoyances of the Pizza World... but at least one 'major' chain of Pizza shops shapes it's pizza's in a SQUARE to facilitate maximum cutting ease into those 'party-cut' pieces.  I won't name the chain for fear of bringing the wrath of pie-slicers everywhere .

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 2:03 PM
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A major local chain in Detroit, Buddy's (no relation), serves up a square pizza.  It's better than the average chain pizza, but doesn't even approach the quality of those made by most small, independent operators.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 2:10 PM
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I know I've seen pictures here of pizza from some part of the country where they cut it up in what looks like a crazy, random zig-zag.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 3:00 PM
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The ohio way of cutting is almost as stupid as the Pizza they serve here. They do it over the entire state also. Ohio is the worst state for Pizza i have ever been in when it comes to pizza. Terrible ingredients and crust make almost every pie worthless. Columbus has 2 places worth eating. Dewey's and Bono to go. I went to Yellow Brick Pizza once which I have heard is excellent. I got there at 6:30 on a friday night and they were actually out of dough. Thats kind of like The Home Depot being out of 2 x 4s or McDonalds not having French Fries. I haven't been back yet....Russ

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 4:34 PM
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I do like Yellow Brick's pizza.  They were taught how to make crust by Bill from Bono, and I think it shows.  I'd still pick Bono over them, but they're a solid option.

Odd that they didn't have crust when you were there.  I've been there maybe 3 times (GF goes somewhat more often than that), no such problems for either of us.

They're relatively new, I'd suggest giving them another chance.




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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 5:49 PM
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Hello Tara,

I can suggest some places over my way around Hilliard such as Johnnies, Starliner Diner, Otie's, Sparano's pizza, Spuds on Henderson Rd., Mel's Cafe, Olive Tree, etc. I have more if you are interested. Also, you have listed as occupation "the boss at times of a kitchen." Any particular one or is that referring to your home kitchen?


Haha, yeah, boss of my own kitchen, I just recently was kitchen manager of a local place here.. But have left them and am searching for another position at the moment.. But in the meantime, I am cooking at a local sports bar.....

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 5:56 PM
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I do like Yellow Brick's pizza.  They were taught how to make crust by Bill from Bono, and I think it shows.  I'd still pick Bono over them, but they're a solid option.

Odd that they didn't have crust when you were there.  I've been there maybe 3 times (GF goes somewhat more often than that), no such problems for either of us.

They're relatively new, I'd suggest giving them another chance.


Not to get off the pizza subject, Chinese is anothercuisine, and  I cant find decent Hot and Sour soup.. I did find a little place near me, called Asian Kitchen-the owners look Vietnamese, actually, near easton, that has some pretty good hot and sour soup and the REAL type of chinese wings, not the stupid half wings like a regular wing joint would serve.....I have had some crappy food from about 4 places near me and am tired of wasting my money on stuff I take one bite of and throw away......

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 5:56 PM
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The ohio way of cutting is almost as stupid as the Pizza they serve here. They do it over the entire state also. Ohio is the worst state for Pizza i have ever been in when it comes to pizza. Terrible ingredients and crust make almost every pie worthless. Columbus has 2 places worth eating. Dewey's and Bono to go. I went to Yellow Brick Pizza once which I have heard is excellent. I got there at 6:30 on a friday night and they were actually out of dough. Thats kind of like The Home Depot being out of 2 x 4s or McDonalds not having French Fries. I haven't been back yet....Russ
I will have to agree with you on that although probably Alabama rivals Ohio in pizza ineptitude.



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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 5:57 PM
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Not only is the 'Party-Cut' one of the Major annoyances of the Pizza World... but at least one 'major' chain of Pizza shops shapes it's pizza's in a SQUARE to facilitate maximum cutting ease into those 'party-cut' pieces.  I won't name the chain for fear of bringing the wrath of pie-slicers everywhere .


No doubt minimizing waste and maximizing  profit.. I just will not eat chain pizza.. Period.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 6:37 PM
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Eating chain pizza is like slow death.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 7:05 PM
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TacoDrew


I do like Yellow Brick's pizza.  They were taught how to make crust by Bill from Bono, and I think it shows.  I'd still pick Bono over them, but they're a solid option.

Odd that they didn't have crust when you were there.  I've been there maybe 3 times (GF goes somewhat more often than that), no such problems for either of us.

They're relatively new, I'd suggest giving them another chance.


Not to get off the pizza subject, Chinese is anothercuisine, and  I cant find decent Hot and Sour soup.. I did find a little place near me, called Asian Kitchen-the owners look Vietnamese, actually, near easton, that has some pretty good hot and sour soup and the REAL type of chinese wings, not the stupid half wings like a regular wing joint would serve.....I have had some crappy food from about 4 places near me and am tired of wasting my money on stuff I take one bite of and throw away......
 


Never heard of Asian Kitchen - any chance you know the address?


For Chinese, I like Sunflower (Sawmill Rd., N of 270), Lee's Garden (Sawmill, N of 161), and Poong Mei (near corner of Reed & Henderson).  Can't say I've tried their hot & sour soup, though - not a big fan.






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Re:Columbus, Oh - Sun, 07/11/10 7:09 PM
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Back to the pizza thing - anyone been to Clever Crow pizza (Short North, in the Circus bar)? They're going to be featured on 'No Reservations' tomorrow night.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Mon, 07/12/10 9:55 AM
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Not to get off the pizza subject, Chinese is anothercuisine, and  I cant find decent Hot and Sour soup.. I did find a little place near me, called Asian Kitchen-the owners look Vietnamese, actually, near easton, that has some pretty good hot and sour soup and the REAL type of chinese wings, not the stupid half wings like a regular wing joint would serve.....I have had some crappy food from about 4 places near me and am tired of wasting my money on stuff I take one bite of and throw away......

 
I prefer the Hunan House on Dublin-Granville Rd (rt 161) for Chinese/Thai.  I have not tried their hot and sour soup but most things I have gotten there have been good.
 
I don't share the opinion of my obviously much higher class than me fellow residents that there is no good pizza here.  And I don't get the ire over the way it is cut.  if it is that big of a deal ask them not to cut it.  I like Rotolo's on 5th avenue,  Adriatico's deep dish near campus,  Rubino's in Bexley (they cut theirs in long strips instead of squares by the way) and Johnny's on Parsons.
 
There is also a really good take and bake option around - Mama Mimi's.  Everything I've had there is great and you can cut it any way you like.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Mon, 07/12/10 10:21 AM
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roossy90


TacoDrew


I do like Yellow Brick's pizza.  They were taught how to make crust by Bill from Bono, and I think it shows.  I'd still pick Bono over them, but they're a solid option.

Odd that they didn't have crust when you were there.  I've been there maybe 3 times (GF goes somewhat more often than that), no such problems for either of us.

They're relatively new, I'd suggest giving them another chance.


Not to get off the pizza subject, Chinese is anothercuisine, and  I cant find decent Hot and Sour soup.. I did find a little place near me, called Asian Kitchen-the owners look Vietnamese, actually, near easton, that has some pretty good hot and sour soup and the REAL type of chinese wings, not the stupid half wings like a regular wing joint would serve.....I have had some crappy food from about 4 places near me and am tired of wasting my money on stuff I take one bite of and throw away......
 


Never heard of Asian Kitchen - any chance you know the address?


For Chinese, I like Sunflower (Sawmill Rd., N of 270), Lee's Garden (Sawmill, N of 161), and Poong Mei (near corner of Reed & Henderson).  Can't say I've tried their hot & sour soup, though - not a big fan.


TD, if you are up around the Sawmill/270 area, try out Thai Orchid. I believe the original chef went to their new location in Powell so it may be worth going up that way, too. Never eaten at the one in Powell yet. Had never had hot and sour soup at Thai Orchid but everything else was excellent. My wife LOVES hot and sour soup and frequently gets it from a little place near us on Trabue/Wilson Rd. called Twin Sunlight. Anyone know of anywhere else that has good hot and sour soup, preferrably not too far from Hilliard area?

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Mon, 07/12/10 10:28 AM
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roossy90

Not to get off the pizza subject, Chinese is anothercuisine, and  I cant find decent Hot and Sour soup.. I did find a little place near me, called Asian Kitchen-the owners look Vietnamese, actually, near easton, that has some pretty good hot and sour soup and the REAL type of chinese wings, not the stupid half wings like a regular wing joint would serve.....I have had some crappy food from about 4 places near me and am tired of wasting my money on stuff I take one bite of and throw away......

 
I prefer the Hunan House on Dublin-Granville Rd (rt 161) for Chinese/Thai.  I have not tried their hot and sour soup but most things I have gotten there have been good.
 
I don't share the opinion of my obviously much higher class than me fellow residents that there is no good pizza here.  And I don't get the ire over the way it is cut.  if it is that big of a deal ask them not to cut it.  I like Rotolo's on 5th avenue,  Adriatico's deep dish near campus,  Rubino's in Bexley (they cut theirs in long strips instead of squares by the way) and Johnny's on Parsons.
 
There is also a really good take and bake option around - Mama Mimi's.  Everything I've had there is great and you can cut it any way you like.


I love Mama Mimi's for take and bake. Very nice people and accomidating. I will try Rubino's in Bexley. There is also another very good Itallian place in Bexley called http://giuseppesritrovo.com/ which is excellent. Is Adriatico's an authentic Chicago Style? While I agree that most places will cut it anyway you want, the Pizza is still substandard. There is place on Lane ave called Tai's Asian Bistro in an old Taco Bell that is very good and fresh made. I get the Mushroom Beef Special. http://www.taisasianbistro.com/...Russ

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Mon, 07/12/10 11:40 AM
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I love Mama Mimi's for take and bake. Very nice people and accomidating. I will try Rubino's in Bexley. There is also another very good Itallian place in Bexley called http://giuseppesritrovo.com/ which is excellent. Is Adriatico's an authentic Chicago Style? While I agree that most places will cut it anyway you want, the Pizza is still substandard. There is place on Lane ave called Tai's Asian Bistro in an old Taco Bell that is very good and fresh made. I get the Mushroom Beef Special. http://www.taisasianbistro.com/...Russ

 
No Adriatico's is not Chicago Style deep dish.  They call themselves New York style which I assume they are basing that on the Sicilian style you can find in New York.   I'm not sure I haven't had that in New York and their thin crust is not New York style at all but I never get that anyways.  You have to order a large or buckeye size to get the rectangular deep dish and that is what is good.  The crust is very garlicky which I like.
 
By the way, the place in the old Taco Bell on Lane is the Pho Noodle House.  Tai's is across the street in a strip mall.  Both are good but I prefer Phos as it is a little cheaper and they have some different dishes.


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Re:Columbus, Oh - Mon, 07/12/10 12:54 PM
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Taco Drew, to avoid long posts, I am commenting directly w/o the OP.... Asian Kitchen is on Stelzer, just south of Easton, corner of McCutcheon and Stelzer, newer strip mall, and Giant Eagle is there, and a Sonic in the outparcel.
They also did a custom dinner for me my first time there, as I was craving pineapple chicken and he said "no problem", and made it.. It looked like Moo Goo Gai Pan with pineapple, but it worked for me... 


I have driven past the above mentioned Thai Orchid for the last 7  months, 5 days a week.. Too bad  it was mentioned today.. Since I no longer work in that area.....


And yes, welcome to roadfood, and we dont bite that hard...... I have been abused ( j/k)  for almost 5 years now and still come back for more... ""wink wink""....I just have been out of touch for quite some time.. 

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Mon, 07/12/10 1:05 PM
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Eating chain pizza is like slow death.


We were out driving over the weekend of the 4th, and somewhere (Elyria? Toledo? we can't remember) all the Marco's Pizza chains had signs saying they were rated the #1 pizza in town. That's really sad.



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Re:Columbus, Oh - Mon, 07/12/10 1:39 PM
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Thanks for that, roossy.

...changing topics...

...I'm a little surprised that the Columbus locals here aren't more interested in the pizza place (Clever Crow) that is being featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations episode tonight!


There's even a nice video preview of it out there on the interwebz, I'd post it if I could.

I've been to Clever Crow twice, and they do some really interesting things.  Cornmeal in the crust (this has been very controversial among my friends...), and the cook makes his own sausage.  He does both traditional toppings (pep & sausage w/red sauce), and some far out stuff (corn & smoked gouda, ham grapes & brie).  

Love some of their pies, much less enthusiastic about others.  Would be curious to see if any others here have tried (or will try) them.

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Mon, 07/12/10 1:50 PM
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And yes, welcome to roadfood, and we dont bite that hard...... I have been abused ( j/k)  for almost 5 years now and still come back for more... ""wink wink""....I just have been out of touch for quite some time.. 

Abused? Of course you've been abused. Anone who makes purple runza deserves abuse.


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Re:Columbus, Oh - Mon, 07/12/10 2:02 PM
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...I'm a little surprised that the Columbus locals here aren't more interested in the pizza place (Clever Crow) that is being featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations episode tonight!


There's even a nice video preview of it out there on the interwebz, I'd post it if I could.

I've been to Clever Crow twice, and they do some really interesting things.  Cornmeal in the crust (this has been very controversial among my friends...), and the cook makes his own sausage.  He does both traditional toppings (pep & sausage w/red sauce), and some far out stuff (corn & smoked gouda, ham grapes & brie).  

Love some of their pies, much less enthusiastic about others.  Would be curious to see if any others here have tried (or will try) them.


Well I haven't been there yet but I am interested in trying it.  I think that fact that it is located inside a nightclub in the Short North has something to do with me not going there yet.  I generally don't hang out in nightclubs.  But I do go to the Short North for dinner sometimes and will likely try it in the futre.  I will defintiely watch the show tonight and check it out. 

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Re:Columbus, Oh - Mon, 07/12/10 2:19 PM
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Totally understand, hatteras04, about the nightclub thing.  It's not too bad (before, say, 9:00pm the nightclub crowd isn't even there, it's almost empty), but isn't the greatest atmosphere.

I've eaten in once, and done takeout once.  Because the pizzas are so freakin' thick, they take like 45 min from when you order.  That's why I do takeout now.


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