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By now, you've probably heard that Columbus is getting lots of accolades for its creative food scene. The Culinary Adventure itinerary is perfect to help you plan a trip around all the great food Columbus has to offer. As much as we'd like to spend three days eating and drinking (we've tried and don't recommend it) we threw in some diversions to help you build up and appetite again.


culinary 1The start of any journey is improved with a great cup of coffee, so fuel up at Cafe Brioso.  Seeing the city by Segway gets you around quickly - and it's goofily fun. Spend the rest of your morning walking the brick streets of German Village, and then duck into Schmidt's for a sausage and cream puff. A little shopping in the village at Caterina and the 32-room Book Loft - try not to get lost. Tuck into a sure-to-be incredible dinner at G. Michael's - the chef knows what he's doing with pork and seafood! End your night at Brothers Drake Meadery, where you can have a glass of mead or another drink from the all-local bar normally find live music on a weekend night - and a food truck or two.


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The bottomless cup of coffee and fluffy as air Cloud Nine pancakes at Northstar Cafe at Easton Town Center will start you off on the right foot. Spend the morning shopping at Easton - check out Nordstrom's, Tiffany and Kate Spade - even if it's just to window shop, as well as Columbus-based Victoria's Secret, The Limited and Abercrombie & Fitch. A laid back Italian-inspired lunch at Brio Tuscan Grill will get you ready to shop for the rest of the afternoon or catch a movie. For dinner try The Refectory and indulge in the expertly prepared French options, paired perfectly with wine.


culinary 3 Begin your final day at Pistacia Vera, back in German Village - a pain au raisin, pain au chocolate or orange brioche is a smart move - and pick up some candy colored macarons to take home. Walk a mile into downtown and check out work from Ohio State Students at the OSU Urban Art Space inside the former Lazarus department store, then catch a concert, play some cornhole, choose a book from the free library cart or ride the carousel at Columbus Commons. Before you head home, indulge in a generously portioned deli sandwich at Katzinger's Delicatessen or build a picnic lunch from the artisan breads, cheeses and spreads they carry.

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