Columbus January 07, 2018
Everyone In Columbus Absolutely Loves These 9 Foods And Drinks
There are plenty of great restaurants around town, and lots of lists naming the best of the best, but what are everyone’s favorite foods and drinks? Sometimes you just crave that one specific dish or glass of deliciousness. If you’re a Columbus resident, I bet a can guess what some of those cravings are. Here are nine of them!
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1. Calamari at Press Grill
These perfectly fried, crispy, yet soft on the inside calamari are the perfect start to any meal (or, order a plate all to yourself, and in can be your whole meal). With a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and the most fantastic tabasco mayo sauce on the side, the calamari go so well with a yummy martini and a fun night out.
2. Pop Rocks Martini at Bar 23
A Pop Rocks martini? That's right! It's a deliciously fruity martini, made with flavored Stoli. The rim is coated in your favorite childhood treat - Pop Rocks. Every time you go in for a sip, you also get the super sweet sensation of crackling Pop Rocks on your tongue!
3. Wings at O'Reilly's
Next time you're craving classic all-American wings, head straight to O'Reilly's. Here you'll find big wings with a great sauce (your choice of spiciness, of course), wonderfully crisp skin, and excellent juicy meat.
4. The Reuben at Katzinger's Delicatessen
You know the sandwich - corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, rye bread - dipped in a perfect Russian dressing. Well, this particular Reuben has been voted the best of its kind in the city, so hurry on out and grab yours!
5. Pineapple Martini at Martini Modern Italian
If you like a fruity martini, you must try this one! This is not just vodka mixed with syrup, this is a house infused pineapple Finlandia. It's topped with a piece of pineapple that has marinated in the mix, so it has a great kick. You're going to love this.
6. Mead at Brothers Drake Meadery
How many cities have their own meadery? I don't know the answer to that, but Columbus does, and that's all that really matters. Brothers Drake has a wonderful variety of meads, and they're always coming up with new flavors as well. You can buy their brews at many grocery stores around town, but the bar itself is definitely worth a visit.
7. The $1 Grilled Cheese at Bodega
First off: yes, it's really $1 on Mondays. It might sound simple, but this melty, gooey, creamy, crusty sandwich is awesome and you will savor every bite. Columbusites love kicking off their Monday evening with this delicacy. You can also order a bowl of tomato soup for dipping.
8. Pho at Pho Asian Noodle House
Pho has become a big favorite in Columbus - an understandably so - it's delicious! There are definitely some great places to try it around town, but the Pho Asian Noodle House is particularly yummy and authentic.
9. The Punch Bowl at the Bottle Shop
Hanging out with friends? Split a Punch Bowl with the whole gang. This bowl of booze, fruit, citrus, and ice is a fantastic way to have a fun evening.
What are some of your favorite foods and drinks around town? Share them with us, we’d love to taste-test them!