Visitors to Columbus
My best friend came to visit me this weekend and what a beautiful weekend to have a visitor! We decided to start the weekend with lunch at Cafe Corner.
I have heard so many great things over twitter and blogs that I knew we should go. My best friend is a consummate optimist. Be with her on a beautiful day and she won’t stop gushing about it (and if you’re with her on a rainy day she’ll find something nice to say about that too). She appreciates all of the things I show her in Columbus so I had to take her to the Corner Cafe.
Once we arrived we went inside to order. It took us forever to order because the menu has so many appetizing options. There were about a million things I wanted. My friend, who eats little meat, was thrilled at the multitude of vegetarian selections.
The patio has ample seating in the sun or shade, with or with out umbrellas. We sat at a little table in the shade among a variety of customers and admired a great looking house with an orange door and matching tulips across the street. Each table on the patio has a cute flower and my best friend was able to point it out by name (of course now I’ve forgotten the name but it was pretty–trust me).
Once our food came we dug in. I got the prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich. It ruled. The prosciutto was just a little bit salty and the balsamic vinegar gave it an almost sweet taste. There were big chunks of mozzarella with pesto. The bread is old world loaf according to the menu. Honestly I had no idea what that meant. Apparently it means toasty yummy bread. Why don’t they just call it that? Overall I was very happy with my lunch. I’m definitely going back. I already know that next time I’m getting the prosciutto and fig sandwich.
I took my friend down Neil Avenue to show her the new baseball stadium. We eventually got out of the car and took a long walk through German Village. I find myself acting as such a tour guide. I told my best friend everything I know about German Village’s history and made sure to take her past notable homes, restaurants and stores. She seems to appreciate these tid bits.
This weekend it finally felt like it was really spring, like it might be sticking around. I finished off my weekend sitting on the porch and working in the shade on the computer. This is our first summer in this house and I can’t wait to experience it here in Merion Village (and again and again at Cafe Corner).
If you go:
1105 Pennsylvania Ave
Columbus, OH 43201