29 Reasons to Explore Columbus, Ohio
German Village: What to do
Barcelona Try to snag a patio table at this hip tapas spot. The $30 weekly tasting menu includes seven dishes (614/443-3699; barcelona columbus.com).
The Book Loft A maze of shelves invites wandering through 32 rooms of bargain books--plus a courtyard for overflow (614/464-1774; bookloft.com).
German Village Guest House You'll feel more like a lucky house-sitter than a paying guest at this chic five-room inn. From $165 (866/587-2738; gvguesthouse.com).
Katzinger's Delicatessen This funky deli serves delicious (though pricey) sandwiches, plus classic Jewish sides like matzo ball soup (614/228-3354; katzingers.com).
Pistacia Vera This gorgeous French bakery (left) makes exquisite pastries, including humble but heavenly bitter almond cookies (614/220-9070; pistaciavera.com).
Yosick's Artisan Chocolates No surprise to find elegant truffles in a chocolaterie... but pizza? Empty-nester Kristy Yosick's homey, hand-crafted lunch fare is just as good as her sweets (877/277-9575; yosicks.com).