Columbus Convention

American Institute of Building Design

July 29 - August 1, 2014

Foodie Mecca

I know, I know, Columbus is a foodie Mecca? Are you serious? Why yes, I am. Columbus has a surprising breadth of food and restaurant options. Our rich cultural diversity of German, Irish, Japanese, Indian, Hispanic and Somalian backgrounds, have played a huge part in building our foodie wonderland. Just a few steps from our hotel, in the area known as the Short North, you will find unlimited dining opportunities to explore. Directly behind the hotel you’ll find the North Market, which is home to a plethora of wonderful independent food vendors. Neighboring the hotel is Martini Modern Italian, a Cameron Mitchell restaurant along with his newest concept just up High street, The Pearl.

Considered a test market for years, Columbus is home to many well-known restaurant chains. In 1921, White Castle rolled out their first sliders and since then Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips began in 1969, Buffalo Wild Wings in 1984, Bravo in 1972, and Wendy’s introduced their “hot and juicy” sandwich in 1969.

As always if you’re looking for more personalized information, drop us a line over on the Contact page. And for more information about Columbus’s recent rise to the top of the food chain (see what I did there?), check out this write up from the Forbes travel guide.