Local Roots, Powell, OH. As the name suggests, this restaurant is features locally-sourced food and a seasonal menu. They also offer a gluten-free menu. We had great service for our large group during dinner. This is a local favorite and I could understand why. It was a very enjoyable experience with good food.
Katzinger's Deli, Columbus, OH. We had lunch at this wonderful deli with Jim and Nancy. It features New York-deli-style sandwiches, house-made salads, sides, soups, and desserts. There is also a self-serve pickle barrel with both traditional and "garlicky" new pickles. Some cheese samples were available for taste tests and we ended up purchasing one that was absolutely delicious. My pastrami and swiss sandwich on rye was delicious!
Milestone 229, Columbus, OH. This restaurant provides great views of downtown Columbus, Bicentennial Park, and the Scioto Mile. (The Scioto Mile connects downtown to the Scioto River via a system of parks, boulevards, bikeways, and pedestrian paths.) They offer an eclectic menu including vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, and children's meals; as well as craft cocktails, a large selection of wines and on-tap Ohio beers. My pan-seared salmon dinner and strawberry basil cocktail were divine!
Construction underway along the river.
Bogey Bar & Grill, Dublin, OH. This bar and restaurant has been here for decades although it is now under new management. This is a casual dining experience. They easily accommodated our large group of 12 (9 adults and 3 kids). It is close to the homes of both my brother and sister-in-law and niece, Katie, and her family (within walking distance for them). And her recent surprise 40th birthday party was held here! This was our final dinner before leaving town the next day. And a fitting end to a great week-long visit!