Columbus Food Adventures launched its website a week or so ago, and they're currently gearing up for full-fledged public tours with a few preview runs, one of which I was lucky enough to attend.

I participated in the Alt.Eats version -- which explores the north side's ethnic eateries, and it was a blast. Bethia Woolf is a fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide and a solicitous host. The van accommodations were roomy and comfortable, the tour was well-paced, and believe me, you won't come away hungry.

I realized after looking at my pictures that part of the fun was the anticipation of what comes next, and therefore I'm not going to provide a blow-by-blow account here.

Instead, drool over these photos just long enough to click on the link and sign up for a tour yourself! --Rebecca Zimmer