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Foodie Friday #8

It has been a long time since my last Foodie Friday post! The last one was the beginning of December (see here). I’ve been trying a bunch of new foods, but I haven’t had time to organize them into a post until now. Since I am trying to experiment more with design, I also changed the layout for Foodie Friday! Let me know what you think in the comments.

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1. Cheesy Balls and Black Cherry Boylan’s Soda from Sweet Carrot

Sweet Carrot is a new restaurant in my neighborhood!  The building used to be Rife’s Market, which was a small grocery store and community staple for almost eighty years. The owners of Sweet Carrot have created a fun environment and reused the space in a unique way. And the food is delicious! I have been several times since they opened around Thanksgiving. I usually get the cheesy balls – mac & cheese with BBQ meatballs. I highly recommend checking them out!

2. Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo from Amato’s Woodfired Pizza

When Chase and I visited Amato’s a couple months ago I had been craving alfredo pasta. I love Amato’s woodfired pizza, but they also have great pasta dishes! Amato’s is located in Downtown Delaware and is great for a relaxing night out or even a date night (we actually celebrated our two year anniversary at Amato’s).

3. Taco Pizza from the Blue Danube

The Blue Danube is an Ohio State staple.  I went to the Blue Danube the first time a couple years ago before a concert. The ceiling tiles are all different paintings and they have a large menu that will fit anyone’s hunger! The taco salad was extremely messy, but also delicious! It probably wasn’t the best thing to order for an exec board meeting, but oh well.

4. Mojito, Baja Shrimp Taco, & Grilled Chicken Taco from Local Cantina 

This restaurant is also located in my neighborhood! There are several locations around Central Ohio, but I have only ate at the one in my part of Columbus. The baja tacos are my absolute favorite! I love shrimp, and the mix of flavors in the taco is great. I would say the baja taco is in my top favorite for tacos in Columbus. Local Cantina’s mojitos are pretty strong, so be warned!

5. Creole Shrimp & Grits from Wildflower Cafe 

I heard about Wildflower Cafe from my boss. It’s one of her favorite places to eat in Columbus, and she goes there so much with her husband that the staff know them now. I had breakfast at Wildflower Cafe with them a few years back, and then took Chase back for dinner. This particular meal was when I joined my boss and her husband for dinner. I love shrimp and grits, but I don’t usually get it with sausage or red sauce. It was a great meal and something different from what I am used to with the traditional shrimp and grits. Wildflower Cafe is located in Clintonville.

Have you tried anything delicious recently? I’d love to hear about it! I’ll have another Foodie Friday with the foods I tried on winter break sometime soon. Have a great weekend!

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