Prepare to wine and dine your way through Columbus restaurants at the annual Taste of Dine Originals May 12. The event is hosted by Dine Originals Columbus, a collective of over 50 independent restaurants in the central Ohio area.

This year's soiree will be at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Besides sampling food and beverages from restaurants and breweries, you can chat with chefs and check out a silent auction that includes cooking lessons, art and more.

The event is from 6-9 p.m., and tickets cost $100. A portion of the proceeds benefits

The Buckeye Ranch, a group that provides support to troubled children. For tickets, or to find out more about the Dine Originals Columbus restaurants, visit

--Heather Weekley