You used to visit with friends in the evenings. You used to delight in casually choosing from the wonderful variety of dining options the city has to offer. Often, both of these things went hand in hand.
As someone who considers chocolate to be among the major food groups, I was excited to visit Mozart’s Restaurant, Bakery and Piano Cafe and sample their famous desserts. Convincing my daughter to join me wasn’t too hard either.
“Mystery meat” in the school cafeteria is sooooo last millennium. Nowadays, kids are more apt to find meals made with recipes designed and vetted by trained chefs, with ingredients that represent the best of the season and with “taste profiles” — as they say on Food Network — that leave kids asking for more.
What would a city be without its playful oases of green? Downtown Columbus — and the Victorian Village neighborhood, to be precise — has a great oasis in Goodale Park. This 32-acre, 163-year-old park sits just north of Interstate 670, which lends a soundtrack of humming traffic to the beautiful scenery in the park and the horizon of skyscrapers to the south.