Happy Holidays!



Columbus restaurant
we enjoyed a delicious
meal out was decorated
nicely and felt homey, too.

Cozy fire,
Warm drinks,
Tasty snacks,
Friendly atmosphere.

Found at ~
Hudson 29,
West Lane Avenue
Upper Arlington,
Central Ohio

Do you have a local
suggestion for nice
meal out to eat?


40 responses »

  1. Thank you for the Holiday wishes. I go to a place that is swelled with hidden gold cards. Swollen with expereience as customers and the door is usually swung open by an elder. I love this place, but am careful to promote it due to how success ruins it for the early knower. If you ever happen to be around Aurora, Ohio, I am willing to risk my wealth of knowing this place by sharing.:).http://www.allmenus.com/oh/aurora/185331-nicky-and-smittys-deli-restaurant/menu/ Thanks for sharing. I got family in Columbus and will keep this establishment i mind. Stay well.

    • I am so glad to hear about your special place, B. I know where Aurora, Ohio is! πŸ™‚ Thank you for your sharing this restaurant with us. I am also glad you have family in Columbus, Ohio. Smiles, Robin

    • I l ok e the sound of Four Cafe, Marissa. I go to chains like Bob Evans, Ruby Tuesday and Cracker Barrel. In my 40’s I worked for 4 nights a week at CB to help pay my college costs. Youngest daughter and I chip away at those bills of hers still. Cracker Barrel is a clean kitchen and I believe a friend who says Bob Evans is “safe” to eat at. I eat salads at most places with grilled chicken. Smiles, Robin

      • I briefly worked for a company that did fire protection and worked closely with a lot of those restaurants in their kitchens. They said Cheesecake Factory was also a clean kitchen while El Pollo Loco was not. I still eat at both chains… for better or worse. Good to know about Cracker Barrel although I don’t think there are any in the area.

      • I love Cheesecake Factory, Marissa. It seems like a clean one, do now I have the “Inside scoop!” Thanks, Marissa and what an interesting side-line employment position!

  2. Nothing near Columbus, but in about a week, I will be taking my small department to Tunxis Grill (the actual setting for my “If We Were Having a Beer” posts. They have a friendly little lounge, not as cozy as the one you described, but good enough.

    • Oh, Dan I am sure your location of Tunxis Grill is very cozy. It is nice to have a great, familiar place to go. Glad you are sharing and exposing your department to perhaps a new venue for them. May the Peace of the season be yours this month. 19 days to go. . .

    • It was a lovely place to gather with my daughters and friend. Thank you, Sylvia, for the warm comment. I have been saying “Follow the star. . . β˜†” as my holiday greeting. Hope the whole 19 days till Christmas are filled with Joy for you and yours.

    • Excellent point, it’s not the destination; it is “who” came with you (Or met you!) I head next early Saturday for my bi-annual meeting with my longtime friend from 1980, who comes halfway from Lancaster, Ohio. We meet at TeeJaye’s Country Place. We exchange hugs, gifts, and books. β™‘

    • This was my first time here but believe me, Jill. I agree, e I uld move in there if I vould. Ha ha. I have been sharing the different dishes which were chosen and we all tried these pineapple upside down cake “doughnuts,” with glaze drizzled over them for dessert. πŸ™‚

    • Exactly! πŸ™‚ I liked the idea if going back once a month. My DIL tried an Italian rigatoni casserole which melted on your mouth. So, nice in atmosphere plus delicious food choices.

  3. That does look cosy, Robin. I’m off to a local pub this week, The Stag on the River, to meet up with my writing friends for a Christmas supper. Lots of writing talk, no doubt – none of us ever do enough and we spend the evening moaning about not having enough time πŸ˜„

    • Jenny, your choice of a get together place also sounds cozy. The Stag on the River sounds like it’s location may have windows overlooking river scenery. Enjoy and bemoan, while possibly tucking ideas for writing into your mind’s “catalogue system.” πŸ™‚

    • Sometimes state park lodges have places where there is a fire burning in a great fireplace and lovely holiday decorations, Beth. There is a beautiful Butler State Park Lodge in Kentucky where I felt such a beautiful and homey atmosphere there. This is the first time I had been to this restaurant, so I was like a tourist, “oohing” and “ahhing” a lot. πŸ™‚

  4. That is a beautiful display. If it were my house, I would have books, the kids homework, my daughter’s toys, a computer, but that makes me aspire to having only things of beauty around me. And that’s a restaurant! What a lovely place.

  5. On our first day in a new city, we stopped at a restaurant that a local recommended, the Texas Roadhouse. After driving over 3,500 miles cross country and unloading our moving van, I was ready for a hardy meal.

    I was able to pick out my own cut of beef from their display case, and I enjoyed a perfectly cooked steak for dinner – the first steak I’d eaten in over a year. That made me ready for a treat, and I was not disappointed. I didn’t feel hungry for a day-and-a-half after that meal. πŸ™‚ – Mike

    • We have a Texas Roadhouse in Columbus in the Polaris Mall area. They have early bird specials,(FYI)! I love their baked sweet potatoes, a salad with dressing or loaded baked potato and always order 6 or 8 oz steak, med rare, Mike. Fun atmosphere, too. πŸ™‚

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