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2012 Taste of Powell – A Great Event

The Powell Chamber of Commerce sponsored another Taste of Powell where over 20 restaurants featured their favorite dishes for us to test-taste while listening to a band. The annual event is held at the Columbus Zoo at the Water’s Edge pavillion. The weather this year was perfect – a warm pleasant evening.

The 2012 Taste of Powell is Coming Soon – May 3

Taste of Powell Ohio 43065It’s that time again for the yummy Taste of Powell. If you have never attended this event, make sure you do so this year. For only $25 you can sample the finest fare from over 20 restaurants. Actually you can do more than sample if you visit the booths multiple times, but none of us want to admit that we do that, do we.


  • When: Thursday May 3, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Where: Columbus Zoo, Water’s Edge Events Park
  • Cost: $25 per ticket, plus cash bar
  • Music: Derek Dicenzo Trio


The event is put on by the Powell Chamber of Commerce and you can purchase tickets online at their web site. Order tickets. You can also buy tickets at these local restaurants:

  • Culver’s, 4137 W Powell Rd (west of Sawmill Pkwy)
  • Local Roots, 15 E Olentangy St (at downtown 4 Corners area)
  • Vittoria, 10241 Sawmill Pkwy (south of Powell Rd)

If you see me there, stuffing my face, be sure to say ‘hi’.

A nibble here … a nibble there … at the Taste of Powell

Taste of Powell at Columbus Ohio ZooLast night I attended the Taste of Powell at the Columbus Zoo, sponsored by the Powell Chamber. The evening allowed the many restaurants around Powell to promote their most delicious fare to the 500 attendees.

I had a great time. I saw a couple who were former neighbors when we both lived in our “first” homes. Thanks to smartphones, we shared updated photos of our kids – have they really gotten THAT old? – and of course, our current dogs.

A neighbor that lives close to one of my listings was there. He owns a B & B and when we last talked, I told him I could help him promote his B & B by doing a video for him. I’ll be doing that in the next couple weeks. He thinks I’m wonderful. 🙂

Twitter friends IRL

Elaine with 2 Tweeples

I also got to meet IRL three people whom I follow on Twitter. That’s always fun because you come to know people online although we’ve never met in person. That’s why it’s helpful to look like your avatar.

Taste of Powell at Columbus Ohio ZooThe restaurants set up their offerings in two enclosed buildings which provided ample opportunity for people to “graze”. Little plates make you feel less guilty about the calories – as long as you don’t count the number of little plates.

Some of the favorite dishes that I especially enjoyed was the crab from Lost Shepherd, the Oriental chicken salad from Gooseneck Tavern (best I’ve ever had), the Kahlua Fudge cupcake from Cakes of Distinction (yes, it was as sinful as it sounds), and the cinnamon buns from Costco. I bypassed the gyro from Greek Express because I have a “frequent flyer” card with them and the Culver’s chocolate sundae – another place I stop at frequently. I don’t often have sushi, but Kogen’s dish cleared my sinuses with the horseradish! I had a really good roast pork sandwich but I forget what restaurant had that. Remember, I was grazing.

If, by now, you’re salivating, be sure to try some of the eateries in Powell. There are many more for you to choose – just ask for the little plates so you won’t feel the guilt.

The Taste of Powell is coming Apr 29

Powell Ohio signThe Taste of Powell will be held this Thursday at the Columbus Zoo’s Water’s Edge. The event will feature specialties from many of the local Powell restaurants, and is being promoted by the Powell Chamber of Commerce.

Per an agent in my office, who has been working on the event, most of the 500 tickets have been sold. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online (although mailing deadline has passed) or at three local restaurants. Specific details are available on Taste Casting’s blog site.

A number of agents in my Powell office are planning to attend. I purchased my ticket at Culver’s on Powell Rd. A gal has been tweeting some of the food dishes that the various restaurants or food shops will be bringing. Based on the yummy-sounding dishes, it sounds like a good night to wear  ::S~T~R~E~T~C~H:: PANTS.

Be sure to say ‘hi’ if you see me.

Babysitting new arrivals from the Columbus Zoo

One of my granddaughters has worked for the Columbus Zoo for many years. I think her job would be so much fun as she works in the education department with kids and animals. Recently two little baby bears were introduced to the public. One of her friends babysat the two cubs overnight. My granddaughter took some photos as the cubs played at the friend’s home.

Just like Winnie The Poo, this little girl has a rolly-polly belly with the claws necessary to get the honey out of the tree. She needs a little red T-shirt and a friend named Piglet.


Baby bear at the Columbus Zoo, Columbus Ohio

Although it’s called the Columbus Zoo, it really is located on the west side of Powell at Powell Rd and Riverside Dr. See Google Map for directions.

Don’t forget, Sunday is Mother’s Day

The weather is supposed to be nice – NOT raining – on Sunday, so there will be no excuses for not doing something for or with your Mom.

I’m really looking forward to MY plans. I’m going to the zoo with my daughter, son-in-law, and 3 granddaughters. I drive by the zoo all the time, but haven’t been there for many years.

ElephantMom’s get in free when tickets are purchased for kids. We’re also doing “Pizza with the Pachyderms” to celebrate the new baby elephant. At 2:00, they’ll be revealing the name of the new little boy elephant recently born.

I pre-ordered our tickets online at columbuszoo.org. The general admission tickets are $11 and if ordered online, they’re supposed to be $1 off. Don’t know if the $11 is already $1 off but no additional discount was given during the checkout process. I also ordered the lunch tickets ($5 per) and a parking ticket ($5). It’s a great web site!

If you see me there with my kids, be sure to say ‘hi’. Otherwise, be nice to YOUR Mom and give her something nice … like a big hug and tell her how much you love and appreciate her. After all she put up with you during your teens …….