Is Columbus Ohio a Foodie Destination?

Columbus, Ohio is quickly becoming one of the top destinations for foodies. From elegant jazz bars to extravagant tasting menus, the city has something for everyone. According to a “Food & Leisure” article published on March 19, Cleveland is the seventh best food city in the United States. The Forbes travel guide has included Columbus in its list of five secret cities for foodies and cites restaurants such as The Pearl, an oyster bar and gastropub; Rigsby's Kitchen, North Market and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, as examples of the excellent cuisine available in the city.

Dana Podell, a second-year dance student, said she believes Columbus was recognized as a gastronomic city because it is becoming a popular place for new restaurants. Ian Rough, regional chef at Cameron Mitchell's restaurants, said he was not only happy to see The Pearl gain recognition, but also from the Columbus food industry as a whole. Columbus was recognized for its gastronomic establishments in the magazine “Five Secret Foodie Cities” of the magazine “Forbes Travel Guide”, an article that also highlighted Minneapolis, Little Rock and Arkansas. While Columbus didn't make the recent list of the 10 best cities in the country, another city in Ohio did.

When writing the story, Gibson said that what struck him most about Columbus restaurants was the local atmosphere. The city of Columbus is home to some of the best chefs in the country who are constantly pushing boundaries and creating innovative dishes. From farm-to-table restaurants to vegan eateries and everything in between, there is something for everyone in Columbus. The city also boasts some of the best craft breweries in the country and is home to some of the most unique bars and pubs around.

Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner for two or a night out with friends, Columbus has something for everyone. With its vibrant culture and diverse culinary scene, it's no wonder why Columbus is quickly becoming one of America's top foodie cities. From upscale dining experiences to casual eateries and everything in between, Columbus has something to offer every type of food lover.

Thomas Walker
Thomas Walker

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