The 48 Hours series continues. Our mission, share what we would do with 48 hours to share culinary Columbus with friends, guests and out of two dignitaries. This episode features Jim’s picks. As you listen, think about how where you would guide someone in their 48 hours to discover Columbus….and let us know your picks. We will pick a non Foodcaster to share their 48 hours on the radio with us later in the season.
And now the links for Jim’s 48 hours.
Starliner Diner: Here we go to the wayback machine for a post from 2006. Editors note: Starliner is a great place for lunch or dinner as well.
The Olive Tree:If we had more time, we would have mentioned the very friendly staff. David the owner, brings many of the orders out to the tables and always find time to chat with new customers or frequent diners.
Pattycake Bakery: Jim has been accused of being a Pattycake Evangelist and for that he makes no apologies. While he may have an unhealthy obsession with advocating Orange Sticky Bun consumption, it is a well-known fact that Pattycake makes the best Tollhouse Cookie on the planet.
A side trip to Athens: While Athens is 1.5 hours away, the influences of the city are subversively spread throughout Columbus. Many of our restaurants source from area purveyors. O’Betty’s is unequivocally the best hot doggery in Ohio. Casa Nueva has inspired many restaurant owners throughout the region. The Burrito Buggy, which was overlooked in the list, completes the Athens sidetrip trifecta and sowed the seeds of mobile food acceptance starting in 1985.
Jeni’s Ice Cream in Clintonville
The Explorer’s Club: The Explorer’s Club may not be the best in town or even on most top ten lists, but it does continue to explore fusions of flavors.
Los Potosinos:We go back again in the Wayback Machine to this old post on Los Potosinos. The trailer is now a truck and the location is now in the King Lincoln District, but Los Potosinos is a truly Columbus experience and unexpected by people inside and outside 270.