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Grandview's food scene is company's new 'adventure'

Columbus Food Adventures now has walking tour of city's eateries

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Grandview Heights is known for its restaurants and for being a pedestrian-friendly community.

Starting Sept. 20, the two will be combined when Columbus Food Adventures introduces its new Grandview Walking Food Tour.

"Columbus has seen a lot of growth and diversification in the food scene the last few years, and Grandview is no exception," said Bethia Woolf, who co-founded Columbus Food Adventures in 2010 with her husband, Andy Dehus.

"Grandview was an obvious choice as a site for our next tour," she said. "It's a great, walkable community and a real hot spot for food."

Columbus Food Adventures offers tours in the Short North and German Village as well as themed tours, including ethnic food, taco and food trucks, coffee and a meat-lovers tour.

The Grandview Tour will be held at 2 p.m. each Saturday and take about 31/2 hours to complete, Woolf said.

While the exact itinerary may vary from week to week, the list of participating food and beverage venues typically will include Rife's Market, the French Loaf, Jobu Ramen, Spagio, Figlio, Third and Hollywood, Stauf's and Pure Imagination Chocolatier, she said.

"Each tour will include stops at seven or eight locations with samples from each," Woolf said. "We wanted to provide more bang for the buck, especially for people who may be going to the trouble of hiring a baby-sitter and looking for a nice afternoon out."

The tour will provide enough food to replace one meal, she said.

Along with information about the participating venues, the tour will include information and history about other notable Grandview-area food destinations, Woolf said.

"Grandview has a nice mix of old and new establishments with a real variety in menus," she said.

The Grandview Walking Food Tour costs $55 and reservations can be made at columbusfoodadventures.com. The walking tour will be held year-round, rain or shine, and will cover about a half-mile.

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