Okay, so I'm 2 days late. I have missed the past 2 Dine & Dishes, and I was determined to do this one, hosted by Sam over at Becks & Posh. For some reason, I wrote on my calender that it was today. Oh well, I did all the eating, I may as well do the writing.
Breakfast: Jack & Benny's, of course (picture shamelessly borrowed from digitalcity.com). It has so many pros, I can't believe I don't make it here more often. Maybe because I'm so rarely up for breakfast. . . Jack & Benny's is a breakfast and lunch only institution in Clintonville (neighborhood about 3 miles north of downtown), and it has the bonus of being easily walkable from home. There is always a line; you just write your name on the list inside the door and then go stand outside and work up an appetite. I've never had lunch here, but I can recommend their breakfast whole-heartedly.
2 Eggs & Toast: $2.50
Hash Browns: $1.75
Breakfast total: $5.50
Info: Jack & Benny's 2563 N. High St. Columbus 614.263.0242
Lunch: Tyfoon. The bento box is one of my favorite ways of eating. It provides a nice variety for a girl who is easily bored. I chose this one to go, since I only had 2 hours between jobs yesterday, hence my bento is on a plate, and not in the nice divided box in which it usually arrives. Tyfoon offers beef, chicken, tempura, vegetarian, noodle, and seafood bento options, all for $10, and they include a choice of miso soup or a salad (standard mesclun greens with ginger-miso dressing). I chose the seafood bento, which today featured a nice piece of glazed and baked salmon, seaweed & calamari salads, white and red rice, and a nice little tempura cake of onions and zucchini. Usually, there is a hunk of boiled potato with wasabi bread crumbs on top, and a sliced orange, but maybe my to go box didn't have enough room. (As a side note, it took nearly twice as long as quoted to get my carryout from Tyfoon, which was only about half full. They quoted 20 minutes, and it took 38. So, although I can't recommend getting carryout, I really like Tyfoon and can still recommend dining in.)
Lunch total: $10
Info: Tyfoon 106 Vine St. Columbus 224.9219
Of course, while waiting for your carryout, you may as well head right over to the North Market and get a scoop of my favorite, Lemon Yogurt, from Jeni's Ice Creams.
Total so far, $18.00. Whew, I have just enough left for what I need for dinner!
Dinner: The Burgundy Room for their stellar beef carpaccio to start ($10), followed by the nice and rich cheese tortellini with pulled duck leg confit ($8), which I can order with their wine pairing, a small glass of one of my favorites, the Haven's Bourriquot, for $11.50. Flirt with the bartender, and he just might give me a full glass!
Info: The Burgundy Room, 641 N. High St. Columbus 614.464.WINE(9463)
Whew, I did it! That leaves me with 50 cents, so I guess I'll tip just about as well as Rachel Ray does. Just kidding. We didn't have to include tips. I of course work in the restaurant industry and therefore tip appropriately, even on my carryout from Tyfoon.