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    New place on campus to eat?

    By Meera | January 20, 2013

    It was the first Monday of the semester.

    I had been extra motivated and I went to the RPAC at 7 am and was ready to start the day off right. Before heading to the library, I decided to stop by a new eating place I had heard a little bit about.

    It was a restaurant nestled in the Wexner Center for the Arts. When I went to the basement of the building, I saw a minimalist, chic nook with metallic tables and white chairs.

    A menu, written in neat chalk, was mounted on the wall. This sophisticated place stood in stark contrast to the typical, super-sized college culture.

    I tried one of their glazed croissants and a cappuccino.

    The pastry was not heavy at all. In fact, it was one of the best things I had eaten in a while.

    The cappuccino stood miles above many other coffee drinks I had had previously.

    Now, you might wonder, what is this place? A restaurant in an art museum on a college campus?

    The eatery is called Heirloom. It features local ingredients and food made from scratch. In fact, they grow some of their own vegetables.

    The only drawback is they take BuckID cash, not blocks. The moment they start accepting blocks (if they do), I will be there every hour of every day (or at least I’ll try!).

    So, I encourage you to try Heirloom. It’ll expand your taste buds and expose you to a food culture beyond buffalo wings and pizza.

    Plus, they support local, which really benefits everyone!

    Website :http://www.wexarts.org/info/cafe

    Review from Columbus Alive: http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2012/11/29/feature-heirloom.html

     

    Topics: Advice, Food, nutrition | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to “New place on campus to eat?”

    1. Andrew N. Says:
      January 21st, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      My girlfriend recently found Heirloom too and was raving about it. With this extra endorsement, I may have to check it out myself

    2. Ana Says:
      January 29th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      One of my professors has her office hours at Heirloom! Let’s just say I now love going to office hours…

    3. Meera Says:
      February 2nd, 2013 at 9:43 am

      That’s awesome! I wish we could get them to start accepting blocks too…I’d be there all the time!