I have recently been driving around discovering Columbus. It only took me about a year and a half of living here to start checking things out! I have found that Columbus is a bit spread out with a bunch of little communities within it. My two personal favorite areas at the moment are Victorian Village and German Village. Both of these areas have beautiful homes and a laid back vibe.
Goodale Park in Victorian Village is the perfect spot for a picnic. I love to go grab some Jersey Mike’s or Jimmy John’s and hang out at the park. The lilies in the pond are especially beautiful this time of year and I am sure the park will be even more beautiful when the leaves change. It is also the perfect park for those who have social dogs.
German Village also has a great park but I am going to focus on the food in German Village. In German Village there are two of the best places I have eaten in Columbus. First, there is the East Side Café. They serve Greek food and it is absolutely delicious. Watching the servers light the flaming cheese is fun as well. Everyone in the restaurant yells out, “Opa,” and then I look around to make sure everyone still has hair and eyebrows.
Second, right down the road is The Thurman Café. The Thurman Café has been featured on the show Man v. Food on the Travel Channel. If you love hamburgers, this is the place to go. The cheeseburgers are HUGE and amazing! The Thurman Café itself is really small, so I would suggest going early to enjoy that burger as big as your head!
I still have a lot to learn about Columbus but these are a few little treasures I have found thus far. I would love to find some great places to see live music. If anyone has suggestions, please share.