Dinner with an Ohio School Librarian & Ohio Author

Liz and Susan welcome you to Columbus

Liz and Susan welcome you to Columbus

What are you doing on Wednesday, November 4, for dinner?  Why not join Ohio school librarians and authors for dinner on Wednesday, November 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Local Arrangements Co-chairs, Liz Deskins and Susan Yutzey, have arranged an exciting evening for you.  Listed below are the restaurants that are eager to host each group as well as the names of the school librarians and Ohio authors who will join you.  Sign up at AASL Registration.  Each restaurant will accommodate between 8 to 10 people.  At 5:30 p.m. come to the Convention Center Hall E Lobby. Ohio school librarians will have signs designating the name of the restaurant, school librarian, and Ohio author.  All the restaurants are within a short walking distance of the Convention Center.  Be prompt as dinner reservations are at 6:00 p.m.  Laura Piazza, one of the two #alacartlibrarians, will be on hand to help with sign-up.

School Librarian: Christina Stoutenburg, Tolles Career and Technical Center

Author: Edith Pattou – http://edithpattou.com/

Martini Modern Italian – 445 North High Street

Martini Modern Italian is where timeless and innovative dining intersects, blending contemporary Italian style with classic Italian influence. Dine in a cosmopolitan glow with downtown design and metropolitan energy.  Check out the menu here: http://www.martinimodernitalian.com/Menus

School Librarian: Cheryl Cartwright, Upper Arlington City Schools

Author: Michele Jakubowski – http://www.michelejakubowski.com/

Bareburger – 463 North High Street 

Whether you are health-conscious and seek out organic alternatives for dining out or you just enjoy a really good burger, check out Bareburger.  Bareburger sources organic, grass- fed meat such as beef, bison, ostrich, elk, lamb, wild boar, chicken and turkey to create their unique variety of burgers, made to order. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans that include the new quinoa veggie patty, black bean patty, and Portobello mushroom burger.  Bareburger has an impressive array of salads and sandwiches and a delicious dessert so save room for the Bare Sammies. Check out the menu here: http://bareburger.com/menu/

School Librarian: Annie Ruefle, Columbus School for Girls

Author: Julia DeVilliers – http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Julia-DeVillers/46212389

Barley’s Brewing Company – 467 North High Street

On the casual side, Barley’s opened in 1992, and one of its special events is Firkin Friday in which customers can taste cask-conditioned ale.  Its menu has something for every palate from soups, to sandwiches, to wraps, to salads.  The dinner menu includes White Truffle Mac’n Cheese, Panko Crusted Pecan Chicken, Grilled Sirloin, and much more.  Check out the menu here: http://www.barleysbrewing.com/menu/barleys_dinner_2013.pdf

School Librarian:  Janet Kelly, Northridge School District

Author: Liz Colley – http://lizcoleybooks.blogspot.com/p/novels.html

Double Comfort Restaurant – 505 North High Street

Memphis-style fried chicken is Double Comfort’s specialty. Historic, wood-trimmed pub with on-site brewing & a menu of surf ‘n’ turf & other American fare.Peel’n Eat Crawfish, Housemade Pork Rinds, Sweet Corn Fritters are for openers and the sides include Red Beans’n Rice, Chef Dan’s Mac’n Cheese, Braised Southern Greens.  The desserts – Key Lime Pie, Beignets, and the King (dessert made famous by Elvis Presley).  Check out the menu here: http://www.doublecomfortrestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/FINAL-NEW-MENU-9-5-15.pdf

School Librarian:  Kelly Silwani, Olentangy Local Schools

Author: Nancy Roe Pimm –  http://nancyroepimm.com/

LemonGrass – 641 North High Street

LemonGrass was one of the first Pan-Asian restaurants in Columbus when it opened in the Short North six years ago. It’s one of most successful, largely because of a menu that doesn’t stand still. – Columbus Dispatch. Check out the menu here:  http://www.lemongrassfusion.com/dinner-menu.html

School Librarian:  Ann Gleek, Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools

Author:  Natalie D. Richards –  http://www.nataliedrichards.com/

Forno –  721 North High Street

Forno is a unique stone-fired dining experience. Meaning “oven” in Italian (and a number of other romantic languages) you’ll find the right touch of heat when you step into Forno.  It offers American cuisine which is finished in a stone-fired oven. From shareable plates to sizable entrees, everyone will find something they like. Guests can enjoy a fun and lively show as the chef’s work from the oven which sits front and center in the dining room. Forno is located in an historical building that adds an old-world charm to the modern design. Check out the menu here: http://www.fornoshortnorth.com/menus/

School Librarian:  Cheryl Lorson, Westfall Local Schools

Author: Jody Casella – http://www.jodycasella.com/p/books.html

Author: Ashley Perez – http://ashleyperez.com/

Buca de Beppo – 343 North Front Street

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant is the perfect place in Columbus for great Italian food and fun! Buca offers authentic Italian food in an eclectic, vintage setting. Buca’s family-style dishes are perfect for celebrations and groups of all sizes.  Check out the menu here:  http://www.bucadibeppo.com/menu/dinner/

School Librarian:  Kate Hastings, Dublin City Schools     

Author:  David Catrow – http://www.catrow.com/

Nada – 220 West Nationwide Blvd.

It’s been described as an upscale Mexican-inspired restaurant with electric design. Nada’s menu features a contemporary take on Mexican. The Columbus menu will include multiple new dishes like the pastor taco with chili marinated pork, pickled white onion, and guajillo Diablo sauce, and the arrachera taco with black bean puree, guacamole, crema, rajas, and chihuahua cheese.  Check out the menu here: http://www.eatdrinknada.com/columbus/
Looking forward to seeing you in Cbus.

Susan & Liz



Author: Susan Yutzey

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