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Make the Holidays Happy for the Haiku Help Fund

Posted by CMH Gourmand on December 18, 2008

From Columbus Underground: (We also pass the hat for the Haiku Help Fund at many CU Food events)

Dine Originals Columbus has launched a new group gift certificate program with It allows you to buy one gift certificate redeemable at all 42 member restaurants of DOC! Perfect for the holidays. has partnered with them and will donate 100% of the referral money generated using the referral code “Columbus Underground” to the Haiku Help Fund for Rachel Widomski.

The group gift certificate is available to purchase at:

Columbus Dine Originals Deal

There is an input field at checkout for you to type the referral code “Columbus Underground“. Print and enjoy your gift certificate and help Rachel.

For a limited time, any sale of $300 or more get 5% off, $500 or more get 10% off and $1000 or more get 25% off.

Please note, this is only valid for the group certificates valid at all restaurants, not the quarterly discount certificates.

(Gourmand Commentary – Many of my favorite Restaurants are Dine Originals spots – Alana’s, Basi, Betty’s, CBC, Pistachia Vera, Rigsby’s, Milo’s Deli and more so up to 25% off is a heck of a deal and a great way to support locally owned restaurants.)

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Haiku Help Fund – Help Rachel Widomski

Posted by CMH Gourmand on May 26, 2008

On the evening of Thursday, May 15, a man left Haiku Restaurant in the Short North without paying his bill. Julie Liu, co-owner, and Rachel Widomski, a bartender, followed the man outside to his vehicle

According to police, the man started his vehicle and purposely struck Rachel and Julie as he backed out of his parking spot. A restaurant guest was also injured. The patron was treated and released.

Rachel and Julie were hospitalized with serious injuries. Rachel is expected to be paralysed.

Please make a donation to the Haiku Help Fund. Donations will go to help pay medical and recovery expenses. Several events are planned by Columbus area restaurants, CORA (Central Ohio Restaurant Association) as well as Short North restaurants and associations.

More updates from CORA below:

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