If you are reading this I assume you made it through Monday and are hopefully over last weekend and focusing on the week ahead. I am not. My mind is still very in weekend-mode and back in Columbus.
I was in the city for the Run Like A Girl race, but Cassie and I made the most of our time exploring the city, mostly in the form of a food tour (because is there any other way to get a real taste of a new place?).
I’m going to do a mostly photo-dump post here with a few descriptions to fill you in.
Salad, pizza and wine at Yellow Brick Pizza.
We stayed a good twenty minutes past our welcome because they had a rocking playlist with everything from Destiny’s Child to Ja Rule. Throwback city.
Exploring North Market. Lots of vendors! We missed the farmer’s market by a few hours.
Seasonal pumpkin beer.
Crazy good, peppery burger at Bodega Gastropub.
Concert at Newport Music Hall. They spelled The Neighbourhood wrong.
So good. They put on a great show and the lead’s voice is amazing. I made the photo black and white because they have a thing that most media about them be done in b&w. I decided t comply.
Pic with the opening act, Lovelife. Good British blokes.
Pumpkin pancakes at Tommy’s Diner. Seasonal mouthsplosion.
Jeni’s ice cream. Dark chocolate and mint that tasted straight-out-of-the-garden fresh. YUM.
We also ate a Betty’s, which was a standard but tasty brunch meal, after our races Saturday. Totally forgot to take a picture, but it was a satisfying meal.
Columbus’s restaurant scene, in my opinion, was very trendy. It was interesting to see the dynamics of the city, since a major university lives there. There are a bunch of awesome specialty shops in the Short North, and Easton Towne Center is the swankiest outdoor mall I’ve ever seen. It’s definitely a cool place to go for a weekend trip and has some great foodie spots!
Question of the Day:
What’s your favorite foodie city? Personally I think Pittsburgh is a cool hidden foodie city but I may be biased. I also highly enjoy the eats in Annapolis, MD.