Go ahead, make the shocking order. The one that will prompt everyone else at the table to say – you’re going to eat THAT? Go beyond the thai chili ice cream (easy), the deep-fried pickles (come on, anything deep fried is edible) or the vegan pot roast sandwich (close runner up). When you’re ready to try food you’ll think twice before biting into, order this:
- Mine: Okonomiyaki: Savory chicken and cabbage filled pancakes drizzled with Japanese mayonnaise at Zen Cha in the Short North. Addictively good.
- Mark Hillman’s: Mildred's sauerkraut balls at Barley's. Both fun to say and eat. There’s some competition for the best balls in Columbus, though. Natives swear by the deep-fried sauerkraut at Hey, Hey.
- Jay Schmidt’s: The turtle soup at Old Mohawk. A house specialty so special they’ve made turtles part of the scenery and the décor. Personally, I go there for Quesadilla Tuesday, but if you’re of hardy spirit – there’s no better choice than soup from a hard shell.