This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick.

If you’re headed in to Nationwide Arena itself, don’t forget all the great dining and drink options inside. Plenty of Ohio craft breweries are on tap, and you’ll find classics like burgers, nachos, sandwiches, and more.

Nada will warm your toes with their Mexican fare, from spicy tacos, enchiladas, and tamales with a big list of margaritas. Stop in during brunch for a Drunken Coffee, with hot coffee, Kahlua, and tequila.

Other options close by include big slices of pizza from Boston's Pizza, favorites like the burgers (including the bison burger) at Ted’s Montana Grill, or family-style Italian at Buca di Beppo. Sunny Street Cafe also has you covered for breakfast and lunch classics, and the Rodizio Grill Brazilian steakhouse lets you sample a wide range of grilled meats.

Thirsty for a beer? Stroll over to Gordon Biersch, where they pair house-made brews with sliders, tacos, and steaks. Close by you can visit the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus for their signature beers and big meals like the rock filet, fish and chips, or pastas. (If you’re around on a Saturday, you can also visit Elevator’s informal taproom at the brewery on Fourth Street.) Wolf’s Ridge Brewing also crafts meals to go with their house-made beers.

The menu at the Flatiron Bar & Diner ranges from traditional burgers and Cajun dining to more adventurous fare like the house-made funyons, the pastrami board, and incredible desserts.

Need to relax with dinner and a movie? Don’t forget the Studio Movie Grill. Their comfy reserved seating lets you enjoy a full dinner of everything from burgers to flatbreads to go with your movie.

And you always stroll down to North Market for everything from beer to pretzels, sushi to pho, cinnamon rolls to waffles.

The Arena District is host to many more restaurants and bars, from Dick’s Last Resort and Mongolian Grill, to R Bar and the Three Legged Mare.

Enjoy your time at the Winter Park!