Taste & Tell 10-28

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Each month, I try and post a “Taste & Tell” to show some of the awesome restaurants I’ve been to in the Columbus area or wherever I have traveled. As I have mentioned before, I have gone to way more than I actually post, but I have this problem where my phone dies every time I leave the house so sometimes I can’t take as many pics as I would like. The one’s I’ve decided to post about this week are definitely blog worthy.  Check out some of these delicious eats I’ve tried recently!

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I love when my parents come into town, mostly because I really enjoy their company, but also because I can pick really good restaurants to take them to.  They have enjoyed the other Cameron Mitchell restaurants I have taken them too the past times they’ve come into town so I decided this time to take them to The Pearl in the Short North.  Even if the food wasn’t as good as it was, I probably still would have liked this restaurant because of it’s ambiance and character.  Onto the food though, we all had amazing meals.  My family raved about the Oysters, I tried a bite of the grilled cheese and that was one of the tastiest sandwiches I have ever had, and my shrimp and grits was heavenly.  This is a great place to go for dinner, or even brunch, if you’re headed toward the Short North.

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After getting lost trying to find a new juice bar in Old Towne East, my roommate and I came across an amazing place to get brunch/lunch at called the Angry Baker.  It had to have been fate because this place had the cutest atmosphere, an amazing menu, and was well worth the walking around aimlessly to end up there. We sat up at the bar and ordered one of their amazing pastries while waiting for our meals.  We ended up getting the Oreo doughnut below that did lived up to my expectations.  Erin ordered the quiche of the day which was amazing and I ordered the smoked salmon egg BLT that I wish I could have every day over and over again (pictured above)- yes, it was that good. This is such a cute place to go for lunch/brunch/or just to stop in and have a pastry and coffee- Oh and it’s a great vegetarian and vegan spot too!

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Next up on the list is actually one of my favorite bars- Pint House.  They serve food too which is why I have featured them on this Taste & Tell.  For one of the OSU games, I went to Pint House and decided to start my drinking off with some bloody mary’s and accompany those with a nice appetizer.  At Pint House, they have a smaller menu of food and a large menu of beer, but that doesn’t mean their food isn’t good.  My roommate and I split the pretzel sandwich thinking we would be getting something pretty basic in the way of appetizers- boy were we wrong.  They had 3 different dips and 3 different pretzels- one regular, one stuffed with cheese, one stuffed with cream cheese.  The dipping sauces to accompany were also spot on. Great place to grab some beers or even mixed drinks and try their brunch, apps, or even dinner menu for a game or just a fun night.

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Lastly, with my brunch/breakfast obsession and also my obsession with pumpkin, it is only fitting for me to post about the tasty pumpkin spice pancakes I got at Sunny Street Cafe in the Arena District.  This is a restaurant that has a couple locations around the Columbus area and is open for breakfast and lunch daily.  They have a lot of great options for breakfast, but the pumpkin spice pancakes that they have on the menu right now have to be some of the greatest pancakes I have ever tasted.  They are topped with a cinnamon walnut butter and drizzled with tres leches.  This is a fall must-have! 

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If you’re in the area try and check some of these places out.  Look out for where I will be going these upcoming weeks!

Have a sweet day!