Sunday, September 23, 2012

Weekend Cooking- A Visit to Columbus Ohio


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We went to visit family this weekend in Columbus Ohio to take in an Ohio State University football game. The game was at noon, so we began tailgating at 9am.

The first thing we saw in the parking lot was a man taping a sign to a port-a-potty that read- "Private Use- Keep Out". That just cracked me up!

There were your standard tailgaters with chips, dips, and crockpots, but I wasn't prepared for the vans with big screen televisions; I had never seen that before.

I also saw three food trucks parked in the stadium parking lot; Pitabilities, which sold pita sandwiches
Pitabilities Food Truck

Bob's Burgers, which had your standard burger fare with all the fixins
Bob's Burger Truck

And the one that caught my eye, Market District's Foodie Truck, which sold Vietnamese sandwiches and Indian curry plates. What a great idea for an interesting tailgate food option.
Market District Foodie Truck
Foodie Truck menu
My husband's brother Chris wanted to go to a place called The Thurman Cafe because he saw it on the TV show Man Vs. Food. We waited two hours (!) to get seated so he could eat the Thurmanator, 24 oz. of beef with ham, bacon, two kinds of cheese, mushrooms, onions, pickles, and banana peppers. Four of the guys split two of them and they pronounced them worth the wait.
1/2 of the Thurmanator
I've never waited two hours for food, (for a book signing yes, but not food), but we had fun while we waited and my regular cheeseburger deluxe was pretty darn good too. (If I was a cardiologist in the Columbus area, I would have my business cards in the waiting area of that restaurant.)

It was a great weekend, we look forward to making it an annual event. 

If you've ever waited two hours for a table seating, let me know where in the comments section.


20 comments:

  1. OMG that is one *huge* sandwich. Two hours? I don't think so. LOL. Hope OSU won! Go Bucks!

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    1. The Bucks did win 27-15 and it was my first OSU game, so it was very exciting!

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  2. Wow what a sandwich! Sounds like a very fun day.

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  3. That sandwich = heart attack on a bun :). Sounds like a fun time. Thanks for the great pics!

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    1. Yes, I think they should have a doctor on call there.

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  4. I've seen that episode! I remember thinking it looked delicious, and also like you'd drop dead from simply smelling it. *grin* Glad you had a good trip!

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    1. My brother-in-law was so thrilled to go there, it made me laugh cause he's not a big foodie kind of guy.

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  5. They really know how to tailgate in Ohio! Glad you had such a great time.

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  6. Looks like fun-but there is no way I would wait two hours for food.

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    1. I know what you mean, but once we were an hour into the wait, we felt like we just couldn't give up- crazy, huh?

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  7. waiting to get seated? In two hours I could probably fix a 3-course meal!!! Still, I like such venues because there is always something new, and just the buzz gives me plenty to be entertained!!!

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    1. I did like the stadium and the band; there was so much to see and do.

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  8. Sounds like so much fun. I'd have skipped the wait and headed to that Foodie truck! LOL @ the doctor cards :)

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    1. If my other SIL had been there, the two of us would have been at the Foodie Truck for sure.

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  9. Oh wow. I wonder whether some people would eat that by themselves o___O Food trucks are amazing though, I wish we had a few in The Netherlands :) I only know the ones selling deep-fried Vietnamese spring rolls...

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    1. I could not imagine eating all that by myself!

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  10. Cool to know you were in Columbus, my hometown. And yes, I have waited two hours for a Thurman burger. Next time you pass through, go to Schmidts (another place that cardiologists should leave their cards) Schmidts is home to a "sausage buffet," where you can sample a wide variety of sausages and German side dishes, followed by homemade cream puffs. I am not lying. It's actually pretty awesome and you will also wait a good hour or two for a table.

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  11. I love the idea of Vietnamese and Indian food options at a tailgate party!

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