Surf ’n’ Turf

Dishcrawl coming to Worthington area Sept. 4


Dishcrawl has inched its way to Worthington. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, the popular culinary tour will cover four restaurants in Crosswoods for what is being called a Surf ’n’ Turf dishcrawl.

The concept is simple: Thirty to forty people sign up for a “crawl.” They all meet at a location announced two days prior to the event and then walk to four nearby restaurants for food samplings.

At each restaurant, chefs prepare three of their most popular dishes for tasting. Diners will meet the chefs and restaurant owners and take part in games and contests to win gift certificates for food and other prizes.

Then they’re on to the next restaurant.

With more than 25 restaurants within walking distance, many featuring steaks or seafood, Crosswoods makes for an ideal Surf ’n’ Turf walk, Dishcrawl Columbus ambassador Kelly Galindo said.

Dishcrawl, located in all major U.S. cities, was founded on the premise that communities could be brought together through good food and great company, Galindo said.

“Social media and the Internet offer opportunities to socialize, but you can’t beat face-to-face interactions,” she said. “Add great food to the mix and you have one wonderful social experience and a deliciously fun evening.”

Participating restaurants are kept secret until two days prior to an event, and then only the meeting place is announced. Hints are posted on Dishcrawl websites and Facebook pages and Twitter. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is the Crosswoods “hinted” location.

Tickets are available for purchase online at

Other central Ohio crawls have taken diners to restaurants in Clintonville, Grandview Heights, Olde Town East and Gahanna.