Food event: Wednesday Originals

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Dine Originals Columbus is ditching its biannual restaurant weeks for a monthly promotion designed to showcase the personality of each of its roughly 45 members. The promotion is called Wednesday Originals and will take place on the first Wednesday of every month, kicking off June 4.

For example, at G. Michael's in German Village, $19 will buy you 10 wine samples and 10 appetizers. "It's a great deal," Mann says, adding while the premise will always be the same, the theme will change each month. So you may see all Chilean wines on one visit or all California the next.

Mezzo in Dublin will offer retail wines by the bottle from 4 to 6 p.m. Hubbard Grille is calling their promotion Win It Wednesday, offering every table a scratch-off-style lottery ticket. Each one will be a winner with discounts like a free appetizer or a certain percentage off your bill. And for those who like a challenge, you can take part in Due Amici's Your Apps for an App. Surrender your smart phone for the entire meal, and your appetizer will be free.

"Each restaurant will be able to pick something that speaks to their vibe and their personality," Mann says. "It's not as strict as three courses and a set price. This is something where they get to be creative."

For more details on promotions, head to the Wednesday Originals page on Dine Originals' website at