Two Of Our Favorite Places in Columbus, OH

It’s no coincidence that two of our favorite places to visit when we’re in Columbus, OH are related to food, I am a wannabe foodie and wannabe food photographer after all.  The first place is Schmidt’s in German Village.  They have an awesome buffet of German food and a delectable selection of humungous cream puffs.

Here’s me and my sis-in-law in front of the restaurant.

Love this sign on the door, so true, so true!

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a Stein Room in your house?

Big mug o beer

Thanks for the welcome!  I will enjoy!

Mmmm Sausage Haus!

The waitstaff really dressed the part!

Here’s me and my hubby… ready to eat!

Plate #1

Plate #2

Plate #3 – Massive Cream Puff

And our other favorite place and MUST EAT when we go to Columbus is Graeter’s ice cream.  I always ask my sponsors what their favorite ice cream flavor is when I do interviews… and mine is Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip.  It is simply divine!  Have you tried it before?

Sweet Shot Day

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?



  1. May 23, 2011 / 7:16 pm

    That cream puff looks amazing! But the better food is in Cleveland, for real. Celeb chef Michael Symon has a few restaurants in town, including his burger joint, B-Spot. There’s an AMAZING grilled cheese restaurant called Melt that served chicken paprikash sandwiches in January – heaven on bread. And don’t forget Happy Dog, the hot dog place with a list of 100 toppings, whatever you want for only $5 total.

    I do like Graeter’s, but I always think of it as being Cincinnati-centric. And I don’t like chocolate much, so the giant chocolate chips don’t do much for me!

  2. May 23, 2011 / 7:35 pm

    oh my goodness – all of this food looks incredible!!!!! i want that whole cream puff please!! also you and marv are so cute 🙂

  3. May 23, 2011 / 7:42 pm

    I want that cream puff, it looks amazing!

  4. May 23, 2011 / 7:48 pm

    Graeter’s is so dangerous! There is one within walking distance of our house, but luckily only I am the big sweet tooth in our house, so we don’t go down there too often. But my very favorite flavor there would have to be coconut chip! It’s like summertime, but all the time!

  5. May 23, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    Oh, how I LOVE Columbus food. I could talk about it for days and days. I grew up on Graeter’s and, while it’s one of my faves, it’s no Jeni’s Spendid Ice Creams! Their Queen City Cayenne and Salted Caramel are AMAZING.

  6. May 23, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    That restaurant looks like so much fun! I’d love to work there just to wear the cute outfit every day!

  7. May 23, 2011 / 9:04 pm

    GRAETERS! I’m from Ohio, was just in Columbus last weekend 🙂 Two great spots you’ve picked!


  8. May 23, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    OH YUM! Those beer steins remind me of all the ones I saw in Germany! So many! I should have gotten one even though I don’t drink beer. 😉 I want that cream puff! .. You and Marv are too cute!

  9. May 23, 2011 / 9:16 pm

    what a neat place! that cream puff is out of control! my favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate peanut butter chunk by homemade brand ice cream. it’s been way too long.. i did have a reeses blizzard at dairy queen earlier tonight though 🙂

  10. May 23, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    I miss Ohio. I spent the summer there last year and would love to go back. Great photos. My favorite ice cream of all time is Ben and Jerry’s phish food! I have some really great news on the paperback version of my 1st novel. I’d love for you to head over and check it out! Have a great night doll! Kori xoxo

  11. May 23, 2011 / 10:11 pm

    oh my goodness…it all looks sooo good! and i hope you are able to get to be a “real” foodie and food photographer. but i think you’re already doing an amazing job!

  12. May 23, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    My hometown! Yes, I’ve eaten that cream puff

  13. May 23, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    It was so hard for me to read this post! I am on a strict diet and suddenly I was reminded of southern food (I was raised in Texas). SO DELICIOUS! D:

  14. May 23, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    Oh my goodness! I grew up in Ohio and lived mainlyin Cinci and Columbus. I miss German Village! What a fun time!

  15. May 23, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    Sandy, these places look awesome! Oh, I’m hungry again. As for ice cream, for me, it all depends on what I’m having it with. Vanilla is just classic. But I adore cookies n cream and stracciatella.

  16. May 23, 2011 / 11:20 pm

    Oh yummy! You make Ohio seem so glam! I bet they loved having you there.

  17. May 23, 2011 / 11:43 pm

    OMG that massive cream puff looks to die for!

  18. May 24, 2011 / 12:35 am

    your pictures look awesome! looks like you’re having fun! 🙂

  19. May 24, 2011 / 4:14 am

    Ooohh, that ice cream looks delish. I could go for a long chat with you over a bowl of ice cream, girl.

    (Confession:: green beens make me gag)

  20. May 24, 2011 / 7:31 am

    oh man, plate 2 looked amazing! (Since I don’t eat much meat) I would have totally gone for that one 🙂
    Fav ice cream! haha, I think I’ve said before I can’t have ice cream so froze yogurt! This weekend I had key lime! sooo good 🙂

  21. May 24, 2011 / 8:03 am

    Now that looks like my kind of restaurant! My fave ice cream flavor would be rocky road or Braum’s cappucino chocolate chunk 😉

  22. May 24, 2011 / 8:11 am

    aren’t the cream puffs to die for there?? we went during oktoberfest – what a blast that was!! they had a polka band and entertainment! (and YES to graeter’s!!)

  23. May 24, 2011 / 8:41 am

    Wow, that is a lot of mac n cheese. I know exactly who would love that! For a moment, I thought you were at Busch Gardens or Disney. They always have these types of German food places. : ) Looks super yummy!

  24. May 24, 2011 / 8:41 am

    Yummy! Looks like you guys had a great day!

  25. May 24, 2011 / 9:11 am

    I’ve never had german food, but it looks really good.

  26. May 24, 2011 / 9:52 am

    Oh my gosh!! You were kidding when you said massive Cream Puff! Holy cow! That thing is huge…I want one 🙂

  27. May 24, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    I can’t get over that cream puff! Favorite ice cream flavor um has to be strawberry shortcake yum yum. This looks like such a cute city. love. 🙂

  28. May 24, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    want that cream puff SO bad sandy!!!!

  29. May 24, 2011 / 6:10 pm

    wow! this place looks incredible! i love any ice cream flavor but i’m LOVING some key lime pie lately! 🙂

  30. May 24, 2011 / 6:40 pm

    You and your husband are so cute. And that cream puff looks massively delightful. haha
    My favorite ice cream flavor would have to be a tie between moose tracks and cookies and cream.

  31. May 24, 2011 / 6:51 pm

    That looks so good. My favorite ice cream flavor ,of the moment ; ) , is raspberry chocolate chip cheesecake ice cream. It’s from a local ice cream shop, and I have no idea who makes it. It’s so good.

  32. May 24, 2011 / 7:19 pm

    Oh my goodness… that cream puff needs to get in my tummy right now! 🙂

  33. May 24, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    my best friend is from Cincinnati ohio and graters IS the best!!! as is skyline chili 🙂 glad you had a good trip. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  34. May 24, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    Love those uniforms!

  35. May 25, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    that cream puff looks really good. My go to fav is mint chip.

  36. aliao
    May 25, 2011 / 9:01 pm

    reminds me of frankenmuth… the wait staff attire.
    i miss jenni’s! haven’t had graeter’s… looks yummy though.
    my fave might be white russian fudge from stucci’s. :p

  37. May 28, 2011 / 10:40 am

    Yummm I suddenly want to have some ice cream!

  38. May 30, 2011 / 6:56 am

    haha. this is awesome. didn’t know they had a german village in ohio. calling something an “autobahn buffet” is hilarious. you’d never find that in germany actually. when you come to visit me once we’ll get something goooood to eat 🙂

  39. May 31, 2011 / 5:26 pm

    the food looks sooooo good!

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