Cheap Eats: 5 Freebies at Columbus Eateries

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Complimentary treats at local eateries:

The check at La Tavola comes with a sweet treat: vanilla meringues that resemble toasted marshmallows. 1664 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights, 614-914-5455,

Min-Ga Korean Restaurant serves up tasty little banchan (complimentary sides) like kimchi. 800 Bethel Rd., Northwest Side, 614-457-7331

Thanks to its popularity, lines at Katzinger's in German Village can be long. Fret not, and-after ordering-snack on complimentary dill and garlic pickles, served up in barrels near the deli counter. 475 S. Third St., German Village, 614-228-3354,

Double Comfort also offers pickles-grab a tiny jar of sweet, crisp pickles on the house. 505 N. High St., Arena District, 614-745-2183,

Alana's Food and Wine regulars know to expect a between-courses amuse bouche made from the ingredients of the day. 2333 N. High St., Campus, 614-294-6783,