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by Deb Hall » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:07 pm

I'm going to Columbus this weekend with a friend who is a pescatarian. Anybody have fantastic local suggestions with interesting vegetarian options too? The only place we have on our list so far is Jeni's. :wink:

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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by JustinHammond » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:18 pm

Fantastic dessert/pastry shop

http://www.pistaciavera.com/

Must try:

PAIN AU CHOCOLAT
ORANGE BRIOCHE
BITTERSWEET FUDGIE
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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by Robin Garr » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:08 pm

Isn't the neighborhood called Short North something like Columbus's NuLu?
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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by Deb Hall » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:36 pm

Thanks, Justin!
( though I may be cursing you later for providing so much temptation... :wink: )

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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by Deb Hall » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:39 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Isn't the neighborhood called Short North something like Columbus's NuLu?


Robin,

That's my understanding, although I would not have used the cursed "NuLu" word here... :mrgreen: :wink:

Seriously, I've heard it's very cool and our hotel is intentionally walking distance from there. But we've had no time to research and I was hoping for some of the great suggestions I always get from Forumites. :D
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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by JustinHammond » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:37 pm

Yeah, Short North is right. We walked around the Short North area after dinner and had ice cream from Jeni's. Short North has a much higher concentration of shops and restaurants than NuLu and a more pedestrian friendly feel.

Pistacia Vera is not in the Short North area, we stopped there on our way out of town towards Cleveland

We had dinner at the Flat Iron Bar and Diner on a rec from the front desk at our hotel. We chose it because it was the closest. Pretty good BBQ, fried oysters, and wings, but not the best atmosphere.

http://www.flatironcolumbus.com/index.html

http://shortnorth.org/dining
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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by Brad Keeton » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:28 am

Deb,

Nida's Thai on High (http://www.thaionhigh.com/), in the Short North area, is a very good Thai fusion place with great food and solid cocktails. You'll find a lot of vegetarian and pescatarian options there. My sister-in-law lives in the area, and it's one of her favorites. I've been once, and enjoyed it a lot.
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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by Brad Keeton » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:34 am

Forgot one - DeepWood, also in the Short North area, is pretty good. We just had appetizers and drinks, but everything was great. They have separate vegetarian and gluten free menus as well.

http://www.deepwoodrestaurant.com/home.aspx
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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by Mark A. » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:58 pm

"NuLu" is such a stupid moniker for that area. Who came up with that name in the first place ? What's wrong with simply calling that area "East Market" ?
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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by Robin Garr » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:56 pm

Mark A. wrote:"NuLu" is such a stupid moniker for that area. Who came up with that name in the first place ? What's wrong with simply calling that area "East Market" ?

I think it was Gill Holland, the Green Building guy. He got the business community down there on board, and it became a done deal. I thought it was stupid, too, and resisted it for a while, but at some point when a meme wins, you either give in to it or start looking cranky. :oops:
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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by Deb Hall » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:38 am

But all the Cool cities are doing it. :mrgreen: A few off the top of my head:
SoHo
NoLita
SoMa
ShoNo

This from the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/nyreg ... nough.html

Who's got others?
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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by Robin Garr » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:04 pm

Deb Hall wrote:
Who's got others?
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In Lower Manhattan, DUMBO! (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.)
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Re: Columbus, Ohio

by Suzi Bernert » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:29 pm

LoDo in Denver = Lower Downtown :? :roll:
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