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hey say breakfast is the most important meal of the day— but what about lunch and dinner? Fortunately for round-theclock foodies, Columbus is an equal opportunity city when it comes to meals. From orange brioche to fried oyster po’ boys to sweet potato gnocchi, local restaurants have creative dishes ready to serve no matter when hunger strikes. Here are some of the best ways to savor your three square meals.

BreakfasT Start your day off with an innovative breakfast at Tasi, a gem tucked away in the short North arts District. Here, poached eggs are balanced atop black bean cakes, then drizzled with light jalapeño butter sauce. House smoked salmon is layered with red onion, tomato and sliced bagel, and potato latkes are served with chives and cool sour cream. Wash everything down with a fresh-squeezed mimosa. If mom-and-pop meals are more your style, hop out of bed and head to Tommy’s Diner on West Broad Street. A mainstay in the neardowntown neighborhood of Franklinton, Tommy’s has been slinging chopped steak and eggs, Belgian waffles and corn

beef hash since 1989. All meals are home-cooked from scratch, including the chicken fajita omelet and butterscotch chip hotcakes. Is a coffee-and-pastry breakfast more your style? Pay a visit to one of local favorite Cup O’ Joe’s locations around town, including downtown, Grandview and easton Town Center. Choose from a selection of muffins, scones, croissants and Danishes, and pair your pastry with a specialty coffee drink. The Mounds Bar combines espresso, chocolate, steamed milk and coconut syrup, while the Chai tea latte blends black Indian tea with spices, honey and milk. Baked goods connoisseurs won’t want to skip Pistacia Vera in the quaint neighborhood of German Village just south of downtown. This “dessert boutique” specializes in classical European techniques to craft more than 60 seasonal pastries and confections. From almond bearclaws and cocoa buttermilk cake to apple galette and orange brioche, don’t be surprised if everything in the display cases makes your mouth water. Savory dishes are on the menu as well, such as tomato Provençal baked eggs and vegetable quiche. Another pastry mainstay is

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Experience Columbus Visitors Guide winter 2012-13  

Your guide to events, attractions and things to do in Columbus, Ohio, in winter 2012-13. The Official Visitors Guide of Experience Columbus.

Experience Columbus Visitors Guide winter 2012-13  

Your guide to events, attractions and things to do in Columbus, Ohio, in winter 2012-13. The Official Visitors Guide of Experience Columbus.

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