I was recently reading a thread "Can I survive a move from Manhattan to Pittsburgh?" The poster asked for advice how to survive post-Fairway, Zabar's, etc. So, what answer do you have for Columbus? I don't think we have anything in the high-end that can compete, but how about some really tasty unique eats? Places where you'd take your snotty nyc guests to show off (or at least defend with)?
I take people to Jeni's Ice Cream, Pistachio, North Star for the veggie burger. (And life would be difficult without North Market and Trader Joe's.) I'm looking for more standouts, not just places that are perfectly okay, even good or very good.