Easter is coming up soon and it’s a great time to hop out to Brunch with the whole family!  Here is a list of the Easter Brunches that will be available in Dublin, Ohio on Sunday, March 31st.  Please call ahead for reservations as restaurants are filling quickly.Easter Lilly

  • Matt the Miller’s will be serving an upscale Easter Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carving stations and enhanced Chef selections will be served in addition to their already fabulous Sunday Brunch. Be sure to enjoy the Bloody Mary Bar! Adults $24.95, Children 5-10 $7.95, children 4 and under are free with paying adult. www.MtMTavern.com 6725 Avery-Muirfield Drive. 614/799-9100.
  • The Venue at Corazon is having a Family Brunch Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy an exquisite buffet of traditional Easter fare in a family-friendly setting with children’s activities. Don’t miss visiting with the special guest – the Easter Bunny! $24.95 Adults, $9.95 children 3 to 11, children under 3 are free. www.theVenueatCorazon.com 7155 Corazon Drive. 614/504-5240.
  • Whole Foods of Dublin is serving a fresh All-You-Can-Eat Easter Brunch from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in their store. Enjoy Herbed Leg of Lamb, Fresh Carved Ham, Made to Order Omelets, French toast and Pancakes, Pasta Salads, Fresh Fruit and Veggie Salads, Desserts and much more. Adults $25, Children under 10 $12, Children under 5 are free. www.wholefoodsmarket.com 3670 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. 614/760-5556.
  • Crowne Plaza Dublin Hotel – The Dublin Metro Bar & Grill (at the Crowne Plaza Dublin)  is offering a dynamic Easter brunch from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. that includes a chef’s carving station, omelet and crepe stations, breakfast and dinner items, children’s buffet, ice sculptures and live piano music. Reservations required. $28.95 adults, $19.95 seniors, kids ages 6-11, $14.95. Children under 6 free.  600 Metro Place North. 614/764-2200 www.crowneplaza.com/dublinoh
  • Columbus Marriott Northwest will be hosting an upscale buffet from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly, Prime Rib of Beef, Roasted Turkey Breast will be a few of the hot items available along with traditional sides. Chilled Shrimp, smoked scallops, crab claws and poached salmon will also be featured, as well as breakfast items like made-to-order omelettes and waffles, bacon, sausage and fresh fruit. Fresh baked Danish, muffins and croissants will be available in addition to a bountiful array of pastries and chocolate. Adults $32.95, Seniors $24.95, Children 5-12 are $14.95 and children under 5 are free.  www.columbusmarriottnorthwest.com   5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin. 614/791-1000.
  • Golf Club of Dublin will have two seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Enjoy brunch favorites of Baked Ham, Prime Rib and breakfast items as well as fresh fruit, salads, side dishes, pastries and desserts. Adults $22.95, Children under 12 are $12.95 and children 4 and under are free. www.golfclubofdublin.com  5805 Eiterman Road. 614/792-3825.
  • La Scala of Dublin is having their annual Easter Brunch Buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baked Ham, Belgian Waffles, Homemade Manicotti and other breakfast and lunch favorites will be available. Adults $19.95, children under 10 are $11.95. www.lascalaitalianbistro.com 4199 West Dublin-Granville Road. 614/889-9431.

For other dining options in Dublin, Ohio, visit www.IrishisanAttitude.com or call the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800/245-8387.

~Post by Katie

You may have heard. In Dublin, Ohio we like to say we have “Irish Attitude.” No, the city doesn’t sit along the banks of the River Liffey(it’s actually the Scioto River).  And our roots aren’t really Irish. In fact, legend has it that our city’s name originated with an Irish surveyor who was a wee bit homesick for his motherland.  But research (conducted by an independent agency) shows that we’ve embraced our name in a BIG way.

The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau launched Dublin’s new destination brand in January, 2007 in an effort to raise awareness with the traveling public by positioning the city as a unique and desirable destination for leisure, business, athletic and group travel. The DCVB logo and positioning line, Irish is an Attitude, makes use of the “Irish” equity that exists in the Dublin name and promotes the idea that you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy Irish fun.

And we do LOVE our Irish fun. Let’s see … there’s the annual Dublin Irish Festival (celebrating it’s 25th anniversary Aug. 3-5 this year with three days of crazy, non-stop music, dance and revelry) and the miles-long St. Patrick’s Day parade (held on Saturday, March 10 this year because we are SO excited for the holiday that we can’t help but start a week early). There are the Irish pubs and themed restaurants in town–places where you can find the traditional fish & chips and Guinness.

But THEN, there are the hidden Irish-inspired treasures that you can only find, taste, do and experience in Dublin, Ohio! And these are MY favorite things to share with visitors to Dublin, Ohio.  Each year since 2007, the Dublin CVB has been honoring local businesses that embrace our “Irish is an Attitude” brand slogan. On their own initiative, these folks create products, services and offerings that enrich the visitor experience with a little Irish ‘tude.  Thanks to these folks, visitors to Dublin Ohio can now stay at select Dublin hotels and enjoy a fun wake-up call voice sporting an Irish brogue, attend a meeting in a room named for Irish counties and sample culinary tastes including  Irish eggrolls, Pot o’ Gold tea, green scones, Shamrock Snacks, Bailey’s Cheesecake and more. Group visitors can go on a Four-Leaf Clover Scavenger Hunt, take an Irish Dance 101 Class, attend an 1890s style “Irish Wake” and learn about Celtic Collectibles. And the list goes on.

The Dublin CVB just announced the 2011 winners of the “Living the Irish Attitude” award. They are:

  • Sunny Street Café (Hospital Drive location)– For creating customizable Irish themed dinner menus and events to appeal to the group tour and meetings markets
  • 1 Stop Bead Shop – For creating Irish jewelry making classes for groups and a special section in the store dedicated to Irish-themed beads
  • The Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon – For creating an Irish themed event in Dublin that draws visitors, participants, media attention and benefits local charities

To these folks–and all our previous “Living the Irish Attitude” winners–we extend a huge THANK YOU!  You help our destination to deliver a visitor experience that not only meets their expectations, but  usually EXCEEDS them.  Sláinte!

~Post by Mary

Ahhh, Thanksgiving.  Traditionally, it’s family gatherings, watching parades on TV, a touch football game in the front yard and too much food.  Perhaps Erma Bombeck summed it up best when she said, “What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.  I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?”

The only bad thing about all that food (aside from the calories) is that someone has to cook it. And generally, that means Mom has an early morning date with a big bird. So, this year, why not go out? There are many restaurants in Dublin and Columbus offering options that range from a full, traditional Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings to limited menus of signature favorites.  Below is a list of some of the local restaurants that will be open for business on Thanksgiving. Call ahead for reservations, hours and pricing.  Mom will thank you for it!
(Note: All phone numbers are area code 614.)

Dublin, Ohio:

  • Marriott Columbus Northwest ( 5605 Blazer Pkwy.)   791-1000  Thanksgiving brunch buffet. Resevations required.
  • Kilpatrick’s Restaurant – Embassy Suites Columbus/Dublin (5100 Upper Metro Pl.)  790-9000   Thanksgiving à la carte special
  • Ted’s Montana Grill (6195 Sawmill Rd.)  760-7753
  • Golden Corral Buffet & Grill (3710 W. Dublin Granville Rd.) 799-9579
  • Boston Market (5151 Tuttle Crossing Blvd. & 6515 Sawmill Rd.) 766-5885; 798-1166

Worthington area:

  • The Worthington Inn (649 High St. Worthington) 885-2600
  • J. Gilbert’s  (One E. Campus View Blvd.) 840-9090
  • Buca di Beppo (60 East Wilson Bridge Rd.) 848-8466

Columbus area:

  • McCormick & Schmick’s (3965 New Bond St. Easton Town Center) 476-3663
  • 94th Aero Squadron (5030 Sawyer Rd.)  237-8887
  • Salvi’s Bistro (1323 St. James Lutheran Lane)  870-8788

Sláinte Thursdays (Historic Dublin Ohio’s third Thursday celebrations) keep getting better and better–and this week’s July 16 event has lots of OscarsPatioentertainment and activities to offer.

In addition to three live bands performing, there will be lots of fun activities including:

  • Dating Directions will be hosting a “Love Fortune Teller” next to La Chatelaine French Bakery
  • Schade Photography is hosting a community collage unveiling (shots from the July 4th  Blarney in the Alley, the Dublin Kiwanis Frog Jump and more)
  • Face Painting
  • Art Stroll Scavenger Hunt – Win free Dublin Irish Festival tickets
  • Arts Auction at Ha’penny Bridge Imports of Ireland
  • Band competition with CD101

Don’t forget to stop by participating businesses to collect Blarney Bux for these specials:

I had the opportunity to get a sneak peak this past week of the new Montgomery Inn located at the Shoppes at River Ridge in Dublin. I’ve experienced the Montgomery Inn located in Cincinnati and the food here in Dublin is no different – fantastic!

Other than the food, they have done a great job of incorporating some local flavor with plenty of Ohio State athletic jerseys, Columbus Blue Jackets and even Jack Nicklaus. The view is great as well – overlooking the Scioto River and a small lake complete with several fountains. The restaurant is scheduled to open this Wednesday, April 15.

-Post by Scott

 

 

Our staff checked out the NEW Jason’s Deli in Dublin (OH) for lunch today. We went early because lines have been long all week. There’s a huge room for indoor dining or you can carry-out your favorites. (This new place is not to be confused with the established local fav, Jasons Restaurant in Historic Dublin–which has recently been renamed J. Liu.)

 

I ordered the special Manager’s Half Sandwich Deal and enjoyed the Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich and cup of Chicken Chili soup – yummm. Others in our group had tomato basil and chicken tortilla soup (big kick!!).  The wraps and club sandwiches were very tasty. Our meals came with chips or fruit, and a pickle. There is a huge variety of choices, including Ciabattas, Clubs, Wraps, Soups, Salads, Po’boys, Pasta, Muffalettas, Paninis and Wrapinis, and build-your-own Sandwiches. Or you can choose to make your own meal at the soup, fruit and salad bar featuring fresh-cut vegetables, select organics, homemade potato and pasta salads, gingerbread muffins, garlic toast, etc.

 

Everything made is free of artificial trans fats and MSG, and they are happy to make half-sandwiches and reduced portion potatoes – all you have to do is ask!! And Jason’s is happy to provide your catering needs too.  Of course we topped our meal off with complimentary low-fat ice cream. Hard to choose between chocolate and swirl. It’s easy to see why this already has become a hot local lunch spot. I must say we were all very pleased with our lunch outing … and will be back soon!

  

 

 

 225 West Bridge St.
Dublin, Ohio
614/336-3853
www.jasonsdeli.com

-Post by Kay