Itz Wednesday which means itz time to link up to the What I Ate Wednesday
party over at Peas and Crayons hosted by the lovely Jenn. Itz Eating in Columbus!
I’m so not a sausage eater usually, but I did have some each morning while in Columbus. Food always tastes differently while out of town, am I right? A couple mornings I ate fruit and coffee while Stephanie ate breakfast, then she left so I worked out and went back for breakfast #2. I may have snagged some apples and yogurts to eat throughout the day.
Lunch: There was only one day where I ate an actual lunch. Saturday was when I went to the Worthington Farmer’s Market, so I noshed my way through and that sufficed for lunch. I brought a ton of snacks which were definite lifesavers as were my second breakfasts. On Sunday, Steph and I went to the mall and grabbed a quick bite in the food court. The options were limited and I ended up going to some Japanese place and getting teriyaki chicken, fried rice, and vegetables. It was less than stellar and exactly what you’d expect from the mall food court. Blech.
Dinner: Dinner felt like the only real meals while we were in Columbus. Sunday night was spent at J. Alexander’s. I would have preferred to go to a local spot, but J. Alexander’s was within walking distance to the hotel and we went with a couple of photographers who were attending Stephanie’s newborn photography workshop.
Fire grilled asparagus for an appetizer and a salad with grilled chicken, tomatoes, field greens, cucumbers, fried croutons (ridiculous. good thing there were only 4), cheese, avocado, and honey mustard on the side. It was a great salad and I was pleased.
Other dinners included an airport dinner on the way to Ohio where I built my own salad. It was actually really good and totally loaded with goodness. On Saturday night, we went out to a sushi dinner. I started with a seaweed salad and we ordered a huge plate full of sushi to share between three people. Monday night dinner was eaten at the airport at Chili’s To-Go. We split the southwestern eggrolls (so good!) and then I got the grilled chicken salad (nothing to write home about).
Dessert: If you know me, you know that getting ice cream is a must on vacation (ok, at home, too). Everyone in Ohio raves about Graeter’s so you better believe we went there to see what all the hype was about. This should tell you:
Yes, I feel like I’m 5 years old cheesing at the camera holding my ice cream cone. But for reals, Graeter’s is legit. Itz real, rich, and creamy. After tasting several flavors, I went with the blueberry pie and seriously it didn’t just taste like blueberry. It was blueberry pie and I even licked the melted drops off my
shirt hand. Graeter’s needs to come to St. Louis.
Jeni’s is another local ice cream joint that I wanted to visit, but there was not one close to the hotel. Instead, we found a nearby frozen yogurt place called Josie’s. I combined four flavors: cake batter (obviously), cookies n cream, raspberry (not good – tasted like chapstick), and peanut butter. Topped it with sprinkles and a couple chunks of cookie dough. I’m not going to lie: after having real ice cream the night before, this just couldn’t compare. Real ice cream is so much more satisfying than frozen yogurt. However, Josie’s did have a fun statue to pop my head in, so it made up for it. Kind of.
Which do you prefer: real ice cream or frozen yogurt? Ever had Graeter’s?