Another Reason to Love North Market

May 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s no secret that North Market is one of my favorite things about Columbus. Recently, I’ve found myself there for Market to Market and for a few quick meals. A new reason to frequent North Market has come up though, a monthly event they’ve termed Local Brews + Local Foods. Sounds like something I can get behind for sure.

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So basically, on the last Wednesday of every month for the summer, NM is featuring live music, Columbus Brewing Company beer on tap, and samples of a local Columbus food.

This week the music was great.
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The beer was cold + refreshing.
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The food was an old  favorite.
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And the company?
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It just can’t be beat!

So Busy!

May 26, 2011 § 2 Comments

Well, I’ve been slacking. But for good reasons. I’ve just been out and about (and studying ew) so much the past week, that I haven’t had much time to blog. There’s some stuff I really want to blog about, but I’m currently running late for the airport and need to pack still! I’m off to NYC for the weekend to visit my super fabulous older sister. She’s so New York, it’s not even funny. I’m not bringing my computer, so I don’t think I’ll be blogging until I get back next week. Once I’m back, expect lots of fun NYC related posts, as well as a few catch up posts from this past week in the ‘bus.

With that said, I’m going to leave you with a few pictures from the past few days.. just a taste of all the fun stuff I’ve been up to.

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My sister Mary (in the middle) sent me this picture the other day. Our personalities haven’t changed much in the past 10 years.
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Free ice coffee refills at Starbucks are a freaking lifesaver when it comes to studying anatomy + molecular genetics.
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Columbus Brewing Company’s Summer Teeth = best summer beer ever. Enjoyed on the patio at North Market.
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Fresh flowers in bloom all over the place – so cheap too!
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Scored some great deals at the Nordstrom half-yearly sale. Get there! It lasts until Saturday.nusy 3
I couldn’t make it through a post without some talk of food! This is Rob’s sandwich from Brown Bag Deli in German Village. It’s turkey, cranberry sauce and a slice of cheese grilled up. Basically, Thanksgiving on a sandwich. So yummy!

Market to Market

May 9, 2011 § 3 Comments

On Saturday morning, Bethany and I hopped on our beach cruisers and headed downtown to North Market for the annual Market to Market bike ride. The bike ride takes you from downtown up to the Hills Market in Worthington via the Olentangy bike trail. The weather wasn’t too cold and we lucked out – it didn’t rain until we were nearly home. The ride was over 20 miles, and Bethany and I took our time to enjoy the trail and all of the local businesses that had booths set up along the trail. That is a nice way of saying we were the least legit people there. Most everyone else had on full body spandex, helmets, and road bikes. We didn’t even bring water bottles.

But first! There was breakfast at North Market. The quiche sucked, I won’t lie, but the muffin and free coffee more than made up for it.

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Once we hit about halfway, we rode along this pretty little lake.

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Once we got to the Hills Market, we were ready for some more food. The newest Columbus foodie magazine, Crave, was holding their official launch party at the Hills. There were stacks of magazines, free beer samples, savory crepes, and some ice cream. It was so fun! We walked around the market for a little while too, they had free samples of their best selling items. I was too busy eating multiple samples of carrot cake to take any pictures of that though.

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All in all, I loved it! Some of the local businesses we stopped and talked to along the trail were really friendly and I have some more suggestions to add to my bucket list. I’d do this ride again in a heartbeat and I really suggest it to any Columbus-ites considering doing next years!

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