About "Eat My Words"

About this blog

"Eat My Words" is a long time in the making. There is no question that my favorite activity is eating, but beyond that obvious fact, I especially like visiting new restaurants and trying new foods.

That's where the "Adventures in Dining" comes in. I won't be reviewing chain restaurants. The food may be fine, but there is no adventure to a Bob Evans, Applebee's, or Olive Garden! The only time I may blog about one of these establishments might be to comment on something unusual - whether it be good or bad - that may have occurred during my visit. Otherwise, I will be focusing on small, local restaurants that feature unique menu items.

I am not a food snob. I do not have any culinary training. I like what I like and will share my thoughts regarding my meal, a restaurant's ambiance, the attentiveness of the staff, and any other thoughts that may come to mind. Hopefully, readers will enjoy my reviews and try these restaurants for themselves.

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to share your own feedback!

Gary Dougherty
November 24, 2010

UPDATE (October 13, 2012): I'm back!! For a variety of reasons (none of them good), I have not posted any reviews for about 18 months. Rest assured, I have continued to eat...just not write! I hope you enjoy my culinary adventures and I welcome any recommendations you might have for me. Bon appetit!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Surly Girl Saloon (March 14, 2013)

Surly Girl Saloon

1125 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201

The second of the six-member Columbus Food League, the Surly Girl Saloon was my meeting place for a recent lunch with a former work colleague.  It provided the venue for good food, good company, and good conversation.

After catching up on what's been going on with each of us, I began to study the menu.  The Columbus Food League restaurants are known for their comfort food and the Surly Girl has a nice selection from which to choose.

I ended up ordering the Chorizo & Portobello Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup ($9.00).

The sandwich was constructed with chorizo sausage, chili-marinated portobello mushrooms, and a six-cheese blend on wheat bread.  Sprinkled over the homemade tomato soup were some tasty scallions and a handful of Frito's completed the plate.

The Surly Girl is located in the hip Short North section of Columbus, just north of downtown.  The Short North is a destination neighborhood and the Surly Girl is a destination comfort food stop and watering hole.

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