Dinner … And a Deal

From the July 2014 edition

Dine Originals is throwing out its old format. No more weeklong promotions and no more fixed pricing. Now, on the first Wednesday of every month, the 40-some participating restaurants will offer big deals (even freebies, in some cases) and fresh off-menu fare.

Take Due Amici’s Your Apps for an App: If you’re willing to seal your phone inside a cigar box when you arrive, you’ll land a free appetizer. Or swing by Ella Restaurant + Bar in New Albany for Vino and Vinyl, where you’ll taste five wines for $10 while sommelier Dave McMahon spins favorite old-school records. And don’t miss G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar for a true steal—10 hors d’oeuvres and 10 wine pours for $19. The best part: The monthly promotions are running indefinitely, says Shelley Mann, executive director of Dine Originals. “As long as people take to it and are checking out the restaurants, it’ll keep going.” dineoriginalscolumbus.com