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October in Overdrive, An Event Full Month

Posted by CMH Gourmand on September 27, 2010

I thought things might cool down with the end of summer but October is packed with food enthusiast friendly events. Loosen your belt and your wallet for an optimal month of extreme indulgence.

Here we go.

October 1st
Jeni’s Ice Cream expects to open at high noon in Clintonville next to Northstar Cafe.

October 2nd
Harvest Festival at North Market (I will be judging pies)

Harvest Festival Details


Market to Market Ride (Hills Market to North Market and back or vice versa, I have done this twice – always fun)

Market to Market Ride details.

October 3rd
Taste of Grandview Heights
A restaurant crawl in the heart of Grandview. Eat, explore, eat some more.

Taste of Grandview Heights details from Yelp.

Taste of Grandview Heights on Facebook.

October 2nd to 8th
Eat Local Week with Local Matters

Eat Local Details
Events include dinners, tours and a grilled cheese throwdown.

(I will have to skip this because I will be eating local in Cleveland as a guest of their convention and visitors bureau! I am super excited about this and will be hitting places I have wanted to go to for years with all types of chef interaction and behind the scenes action. I will be looking for Chef Ruhlman (maybe we can meet at Applebees) while I am there and will try to lure him to Columbus for culinary re-education / indoctrination. Stay tuned for my posts and tweets from Cleveland).

October 8th to 11th
Experience Columbus Days
Among many great deals is a flyer for 25% off at 50 odd Dine Originals Columbus Restaurants.

Details here

October 8th to 11th
Columbus Italian Festival
Columbus Italian Club will attempt to make the World’s Largest Meatball. Now that takes Moxie! It must be greater than 750 pounds to win the prize.

Details here

October 10th
Cupcake Camp (I am judging)
With categories like Best Use of Godiva Liqueur and/or Bulleit Bourbon and Best Use of Bacon there is no way this can not be an awesome afternnon.

Cupcakecamp website

Details via the North Market

October 11th – Celebrate Thanksgiving (in Canada) with Poutine at Hills Market
6 – 8:30 p.m. $8

Hills is frying up hand-cut french fries and topping them with a quarter pound of Blue Jacket Dairy’s fresh cheese curds and Hills Own Gravy (beef-based or vegetarian*). Due to the delicate nature of fresh-cut straight-from-the-frier fries, we’re taking orders in advance. The Veranda bar will be open and stocked with several great beers (Canadian and otherwise).
Call 614.846.3220 to place your order today. Please indicate whether you will be dining on The Veranda or taking your order to go.

October 14th
Ohio Historical Society Food Cart Festival
(Watch CMH Gourmand on twitter for details).

October 14th
Party with a Purpose – Thanks to Yelp and Vital FilmWorks

Details from Columbus Underground

October 15th and 16th
Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival (I will be judging)
Many varieties of BBQ from many cookteams and vendors. This is the last event of the Ohio BBQ triple crown. It is a one hour drive to Nelsonville.

Particulars from the organizers

October 17th
Foodcartapalooza / Tigertree
Watch CMH Gourmand on twitter for details.

October 23rd
2nd Annual Zombie Pub Crawl
This one is a no brainer. Stops include: Betty’s, Surly Girl and MojoLounge. Surly Girl is going all out with Zombie Wench cocktails (vodka, with pink grapefruit and a green salt rim), Brainberry cupcakes (they look like brains!!!!) and more.

Columbus Zombie Pub Crawl on Facebook

CbusZombiePub on Twitter

There is much more going on inside of 270 in October but with the above as a starting guide, you have no excuse to stay home when you could do any or all of the above.

One Response to “October in Overdrive, An Event Full Month”

  1. Amanda said

    Just reading this post made me exhausted. 🙂

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